Marvelously low key weekend {MIMM}
Jan
5th

Happy Monday everyone! I don’t know about you, but this is the closest thing to a “normal” week I’ve had in a long time, and even though I’m not excited to be back in classes, it is nice to be getting back to my routine.

Along those same lines, John and I had a fabulous weekend mostly just relaxing around the house (with a little fitness thrown in of course). So for MIMM this week, I thought I’d bring back the old weekend recap!

Friday

Friday we were snowed in all day! I was so happy class was canceled. Growing up in Vermont, I’m certainly not afraid of the snow, but I drive a teeny tiny car and live on a very steep hill, so just getting to the main road can be challenging in a storm. We huddled up to wait it out, and I made lots more progress editing the videos for my Cody plan!

zumba for cody video edit

This has seriously been taking me forever. Part of it was timing (scheduling studio time to film, finals, holidays, etc), but just the editing process alone is killer. My dad warned me it would be about 10 to 1, and he’s right. For each hour of video, it’s taking me around ten hours of editing or more, and I’m not even doing anything fancy! It’s fun though, so I don’t really mind. πŸ™‚

Saturday

Saturday started with class for four hours (I know, gross), but then I John and I spent the afternoon running errands, which included checking out a new natural food market that opened in town.

Mrs Greens produce section

So far, it looks like they are mostly in New York, but they seem to be growing rapidly.

So much yogi tea! Heaven <3

So much yogi tea! Heaven <3

I’m kind of obsessed with it, so I’m hoping they expand to Boston by the time we move!

mrs greens shopping bagWe also stopped at CVS, and look what I spotted! Anybody need a disc-man?

discmanI mean, it’s mp3 compatible (it says), but still. Hilarious!

After our errands, we hit the TRX for a workout!

trx pistol squatI get a little cranky pants when I struggle (some of the moves are TOUGH), but overall I really love. I’m sore all over ALL the time these days! I’m planning to share some workouts here for people interested in trying it out. Most gyms have them these days, but a lot of people aren’t sure what to do with them.

Sunday

Sunday I slept in (never happens!) I think because I’m getting sick – grumble! So as soon as I was up it was off to spinning!

spinningIt’s funny that I hated spinning when I first tried it a while ago. I’m so happy I was inspired to give it another chance by Amy and others because I’m kind of obsessed now. I look forward to it every week, and I really missed it while I was away for the holidays.

When I got home, I did some stretching and some inversions for the yoga challenge I’m participating on IG this month. This was my second time attempting pincha (scorpion), a forearm stand, and I’m SO happy with my progress! Inversions make me feel like I can fly and/or conquer the world. πŸ™‚

pincha december and januaryLeft is four weeks ago and right is today. It took me forever the first time and this time I kicked up on the second try! I really feel like I’ve had a breakthrough with my inversions lately. This has been a goal of mine for so long and with a lot of hard work and practice, I’m getting there. (P.S. I’ve had a few people ask me for tips, if you’re looking to get started here are my eight tips for building up to inversions.)

Most of the rest of the day was spent on work, but we ended the day with a few rounds of Carassonne!!

carcassonne

I LOVE this game but rarely got to play, then one of my brothers gave it to me for Christmas. Lucky for me, John is hooked too. We play kind of all the time now. It such a fun way to end the day together instead of just vegging in front of the TV.

Β MIMM is hosted byΒ Katie, theΒ Healthy Diva. Head over to check out all the marvelousness!

Questions:Β Does your gym have a TRX? Are you interested in seeing some TRX workouts on the ol’ blog? Are you getting tired of all the yoga pictures (you can be honest!)? Have you ever played Carcassonne? What’s making your Monday marvelous?

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14 comments on “Marvelously low key weekend {MIMM}

    1. BusyBod Post author

      They’re kind of expensive (not by gym equipment standards but in general in my opinion) but there are shearer options that are similar. I definitely think it really is THAT good πŸ™‚ it challenges my body in a way that nothing else does. I’m always crazy sore (in crazy places) and it’s fun to do and works for all levels so John and I can work out together. I’ll definitely do a post on it πŸ˜‰

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    1. BusyBod Post author

      I’ll definitely do a post on it! It’s a great investment for gyms so in sure you could talk them into it πŸ˜‰

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    1. BusyBod Post author

      Right? I was cracking myself up over it in the store (and probably embarrassing John in the process…). Glad I’m not scaring you away with all the yoga!

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    1. BusyBod Post author

      It doesn’t hurt my back, but you definitely need enough core strength to support your weight so that it won’t. But, if you start slow and build up with headstands, that should do it if you aren’t there already πŸ™‚

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  1. Nikki P

    Hi BusyBod,

    I love your blog, your tips for building up to inversions helped me learn to do the headstand and the forearm stand, (it was more helpful than my yoga teachers advice). I was wondering if you had any additional advice on the handstand, which I’m having more difficulty with than the other two. Do you know of any progressions to build to the handstand? The only other progression I’ve heard of (the L-shaped inversion) is something I’m actually pretty good at… and it still doesn’t seem to be helping me get into the ACTUAL handstand.

    Thanks,

    Once again I love your blog,

    Nikki

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    1. BusyBod Post author

      Hi Nikki! Thank you SO much for reading, and I’m so happy you’ve found the inversions tips helpful. I’m still working on handstand myself (it’s one of my goals for this year), but I’ll work on putting together a post with what I’m doing to get better. Hopefully that will help! In the meantime, if you’re on Instagram I’d suggest checking out some of the inversion challenges, I’ve gotten a lot of tips that way!

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