I’ve hired a personal trainer to help me get back to a fitness routine.
I’m super excited because the trainer is my friend Jess Lanzoni.
Me & Jess post November Project workout on my birthday in August 2014.
My first workout with Jess as my personal trainer was Wednesday.
It was a great first session – setting goals and then getting in baseline fitness levels.
I ran a little over a 1/2 mile in 12 minutes – so one of my goals is to work on that speed till I feel comfortable running for most of the ZOOMA 10K in late September.
I haven’t been on a scale since my daughter was born. She’s 6 months old now. I estimated my weight over 20 pounds higher than it turned out to be when I stepped on a scale at the gym! I’m happy that I’m back under 200 pounds. I did not set any weight loss related goals because I want to get back to feeling fit again.
Another of my goals is to work on my cardio endurance so I don’t feel winded when I push a stroller up hills during hikes or when I return to November Project Friday hill workouts.
I was proud of my performance on baseline arm strength related tests. Carrying around a 14 pound child daily got my arm muscles in shape more than I’d realized.
I look forward to great workouts and checking in here to share progress updates.
Quincy Police recently offered a 2 day women’s self defense class. I’m so glad I attended!
It was a great refresher of the skills I learned from a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class I took back in college,
The second night we tested our skills against the cops in the red man suits acting as attackers.
I cried at how many Mom’s and daughters were taking the class together.
According to one of the instructors the most dangerous time in a woman’s life attack wise is pregnancy thru the first year of your child’s life.
I took the class to be sure I stay safe and get home to my 5 month old. Also want to be safe when baby and I are strolling.
Quincy Police will be offering this free course again in September & I’d happily take it again if any of you reading want to join me but don’t want to take the class alone!
I’m also going to be taking the pepper spray training class offered by Quincy PD in September as well.
The theme for the May Photo Blogging Challenge was Outdoor Activities.
Since I was participating in the RACE Cancer Foundation May Challenge, my main outdoor activity was walking with my daughter in her stroller.
Here are some of my favorite sites from our walks:
The famous Make Way For Ducklings statue in Boston – we walked over 4 miles that day!
Cows at Richardson’s Ice Cream & Dairy farm in Middleton, MA
Little Free Library seen on a walk in Dedham, MA
Flowers in Assembly Row – Somerville, MA
My daughter’s first carousel ride at the Greenway Carousel in Boston
I hope you enjoyed my 5 photos this month!
I’m looking forward to checking out other bloggers challenge photos.
This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.