Being Innovative

Thanks to all these fun germs going around, no workout today! My little one was under the weather, which meant mommy to the rescue. I am however, fairly sore from yesterday’s workout, so a good amount of stretching while watching movies on the couch helped loosen those sore muscles up.

Since my son wasn’t feeling well we decided to set up the humidifier to get a bit more moisture in the air. My husband has become quiet innovative in his years. He couldn’t find the cap to the humidifier (which was right next to the kitchen sink!) so he used his imagination. This is what we ended up with…

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The top of a sippy cup and a sock (clean…at least that’s what he told me).  I have to admit it did work very well.  Not only did “sippy sock lid” as he calls it work, but the humidifier did it’s job and my son feels much better today.

I’m thankful for his ingenuity however weird it may be sometime!



Today’s Workout

Home workout day in the Chavez house! As of last week I officially signed myself up for the Spartan Beast at the end of August 2016!!! I am so excited!! We did the Spartan Sprint this past year when my little one was 11 months old. This one is going to a bit more challenging because I will only be about 3 months post pregnancy. I know this probably won’t be my fastest race, but I will finish hell or high water…in this case probably muddy water.

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The nice part of having a fun goal to look forward to next year and post baby is that it will motivate me to keep up my workouts! If you are interested in joining our team at the Breckenridge Spartan event – sign up with team “Strength Train 4 Life” and I will email you workouts starting in March to prepare yourself!

To click here to register! The Beast in on Sat, Aug. 27th and the Sprint is Sun, Aug. 28th. We will have teams for both.

Paul and Lindsay

20 Kettle bell swings
10 Push-Ups
6 Forward Single Arm Overhead Press Lunges each side
6 Backward Single Arm Overhead Press Lunges each side
10 Kettle bell Snatch each side
10 Kettle bell Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Repeat 4 times


Pregnancy and the Holiday’s

It may just be me, but I truly don’t like being pregnant during the holidays. Part of this comes from the fact both of these pregnancies I missed and will miss Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day and my birthday(30th!) not that I am truly keeping track or anything… This doesn’t mean I am not excited about my little one, but that I have a hard time enjoying getting dressed up and going to family and friends houses when I am pregnant.

First of all, not that I am a fashionista by any means, but none of my clothes fit like I want them too. I go through a million outfits, which I have had for years, but nothing looks right. I personally did not purchase many maternity items my first pregnancy because we did not go out much. When both you and your husband work in the fitness industry you primarily wear “pajamas” or fitness clothes all the time. Even with my pregnancy those clothes still fit, just with the waist dropped a bit and a few shirts were a bit stretched. So when it come to dressing “up” it is hard to justify buying a bunch of maternity clothes I will only wear a couple times.  Therefore, once I finally find something I currently own, that looks nice and sorta fits, my husband is threatening to leave me behind.

Second, I can’t eat or drink any of the fun things that I want….wine, egg nog, fancy unpasteurized cheeses, and of course WINE. Not that I’m WINEing or anything. I am not a huge drinker, but it never fails that when I am pregnant all I really crave is the latest beer or wine. I know you can have a glass or two here or there, but at the holiday parties you really want to enjoy more than one while mingling with your friends or hiding from your family members. Just kidding – I really do love all my family members. It never fails someone always complements my husband on how awesome it is to have a “designated driver”! While I may be sober as ever, the fact that belly is in the way, my feet are killing me and I am exhausted from growing another human being do not also mean that I would love to drive drunk people home all the time!!

Third, all of the conversations I get to partake in typically revolves around your pregnancy and not other things in the world. I truly don’t mind talking about my little leach inside for a while, but by the tenth conversation I am over it and would like join an adult conversation.  At a holiday party the other day my girlfriend (who had her two little ones with her) and I were joking about we don’t get to socialize anymore and when we do it is typically about our kids or our soon to be. Not to mention everyone without a child was chatting upstairs and the two of us with kids were playing toys and dishing out snacks in the basement.  Again, don’t get me wrong I love my son dearly and am ecstatic about my newest little one, but boy do they take over your lives. The one joy I do find in all of these shenanigans is that those friends who don’t have kids now will be more understanding in a few years when they do decide to start their family and by that point I may loose my sympathy and enjoy the dues have paid.

Finally, all of the events and gatherings that take place can really change up your fitness and nutrition plans. While my goal is to eat as many healthy meals as possible and keep my workouts up, scheduling makes fitting these in a bit tricky. This means instead of my 7am workout I may be up at 6am sweating my butt off just to fit it in.  Or instead of indulging on the food they will provide at the party I will be eating at home and munching carefully at the party. I know, everyone tells me that I am pregnant and I shouldn’t worry about what I eat, but I do! I don’t worry about adding a few sweets in here or there but I do worry about getting all my vegetables and protein in. Veggies and protein are normally in small quantity at holiday parties, which leads people to indulge on a large amount of sugar and carbs to keep your tummies satisfied! If this happens at just one party this season it isn’t terrible, but chances are if you are not careful this could happen at several parties and can add up! As my kind friend still informs me, “Once on the lips, forever on the hips”.

Working out on the weekends always proves to be difficult! Between football games, parties, and getting everything done for the holidays  time just seems to slip away.





Yesterday’s Partner Workout

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Kept the workout simple yesterday and by simple I just mean 3 exercises, but by no means was it easy!

5 Rounds

10 Push Jerks
20 Deadlifts
30 Calorie Row

Modifying Your Workout

This workout today kicked my butt and my belly. Today was a good example of modifying your workout based on how your body feels. The first round of “Kelly” I was able to complete the full 30 reps, but noticed at the end I had some light pains in my grown and my belly. First pregnancy this scared the crap out of me, but this time I knew I just needed to slow down. For me, I believe, these pains are due to growing and moving of my pelvis. Typically I notice the pain at night when I am tired, but will sometimes have them when working out. I spoke with my doctor during my first pregnancy and she said everything was alright, therefore I will modify my workouts if I experience these pains. Everyone’s comfort levels are different, if you experience anything similar or just don’t feel right, stop and talk with your doctor before continuing. Today’s modifications were slowing down and only doing half of the reps. As much as it crushes my ego to slow down, it is important that I am safe for me and baby!


Overhead squats – 4 x 8

Kelly – 5 Rounds (I only made it 4 today due to time)

400 meter Sprint
30 Box Jumps (I did 15)
30 Wall Balls at 14lbs (I did 15)

I finished 4 rounds in 26 minutes, what time can you do it in?


New Gadgets

Sorry everyone for being so sporadic with my posts over the past couple of weeks. You can thank my old not so dependable computer for that one, but good news Cyber Monday brought me a new one!!! I should now be back on schedule and I would love to hear more from everyone following me. Please feel free to comment on any of my postings or even ask questions. That’s what I am here for!!!

Today’s workout video is brought to you by my husband! He took our dogs out for a walk, meanwhile I figured I could sneak a quick workout in while he was out and our little guy was napping, but he returned before I finished. This meant no quiet moment for me and my workout, but rather him asking what I was doing and if he could film me. I love him dearly, but sometimes you just need those few QUIET moments to yourself.  In the long run it was great for you guys and I did enjoy his company! Remember with this workout that the Bosu ball makes your workout harder and if you do not feel safe doing any of these exercises on the ball, do them on the solid ground. I don’t want anyone falling or hurting themselves!!

Equipment: Bosu Ball and Dumbbells

4 Rounds

Single arm alternating Bosu Push-Ups – 10
Bosu Dumbbell Squats – 10
Bosu RDLs – 10
Bosu Step-Ups with Overhead Shoulder Press – 10
Bosu Mountain Climbers – 20

20 Minute Sweat

I only had 20 minutes today to get a good, quick workout in and here is what I did.

Jump Rope 5 minutes for warm-up

Cindy – AMRAP (as many reps as possible) in 20 minutes

5 Pull-Ups
10 Push-Ups
15 Body Weight Squats

I did 18 rounds + 5 pull-ups – How many can you do?