It’s Monday morning and back to work! I spent my weekend at a 3 day training/certification class for Group Power, a new training class that is choreographed to music, that I will soon be teaching at the YMCA. The program is a full body strength training class that hits every muscle in your body in 60 minutes. It was a long hard weekend, but I am super excited to start teaching the class when the YMCA launches it in October. I’m hoping to teach as close to my due date as possible.
I can’t believe I have not mentioned how sore I was yet. After 3 days of practice, practice, and more practice my muscles are fatigued and ready for some serious rest. On the first day we ran through the hour long strength training class about 3 times. The second day was another 3 more times, and yesterday we were lucky enough to only do the workout twice.
I met some really awesome people whom all shared my passion for fitness and athletics, and we each had the opportunity to teach portions of the class throughout the weekend. Not only was it perfect for working on our technique and cueing of the exercises, but it was also a great way to get to know my co-workers a little more!
Since I was very active this weekend I made sure to fuel my body properly. Here are some examples of snacks both pre & post workout that I ate over the course of the long and exhuasting weekend.
PRE & POST WORKOUT FUEL:
Jay Robb Chocolate egg white protein powder (1 scoop + 1 cup skim milk)
Quest Protein Bar (each bar is about 200 calories, 20g protein, and low in sugar)
Peanut butter on a wheat english muffin
Bananas (great source of potassium and help prevent lactic acid build up) & Peaches
Greek Yogurt with ½ cup berries & almonds (high in protein, healthy fats, and natural sugars)
EGG WHITE PROTEIN POWDER:
Immediately following each workout I had a protein shake. I needed to give my body calories/protein fast! I chose Egg White Protein powder (Jay Robb) for a few reasons. It is a complete protein (with all the essential amino acids) and it also has no artificial colors or flavors which is something I look out for during pregnancy.