Thanks for an amazing week last week! The Whole Foods event was a major success and I’m thrilled so many of you were able to make it! The food was delicious and I learned how to make cashew cream… yum. The overnight oats were delicious! If you are interested in participating in more workshops with the experts at WFM, please let me know. They have offered to organize a DIY Natural Beauty workshop for us this fall. Of course it will be completely wasted on me, I of course haven’t the faintest hint of wrinkles or under eye circles 😉
Here’s what’s on for the week (please note this is the last week of classes before I’m off to the States through September 6th):
Tummy Time: I know, I know, 10 months of pregnancy, 6-8 weeks of taking it easy, for the love of everything holy you just want your abs back. There is no quick fix here, you simply must commit to cardio, toning, and a clean diet to melt the muffin top. Take notes and repeat this workout at home on non-class days for quick results!
Band Buddies: partner workout featuring the resistance band. Never doubt the power of this lightweight, stretchy little piece of workout equipment to bring your workout to the next level!
Cardio Zen: you’re exhausted, you’re stressed, you’re pulled in a million different directions. Carve out 60 selfish minutes for feel-good endorphins, moderate heart healthy cardio, and deep stretches that will have you feeling like you’ve just left the spa. You deserve it.
Again this is the last week before a 3 week Buggy Bootcamp hiatus! Of course those of you on a package will be extended by 3 weeks. I would love for you girls to get together in my absence and tag Buggy Bootcamp Hyde Park in your photos! I’ll send workouts and help coordinate meet ups for anyone interested. Email me if you’re up for it!
Thanks for another great week at Buggy Bootcamp. I feel extremely grateful to have such a fun, friendly, motivated group of workout buddies this summer. You girls rock!
Workout plan for the week:
Monday: Babybells! Use the weight of your baby to lose the baby weight! Leave the kettlebells at home, your LO will love this fun, high energy bonding time with you.
Tuesday: The Feel Good Workout: I received such positive feedback after this class a few weeks ago, let’s go round two. All moves designed to make you feel like your pre-pregnancy self again: strong, limber and agile 🙂
Thursday: Cardioga: miss that pregnancy glow? Try these classic cardio drills combined with a therapeutic yoga sequence to detox your insides and tap into the fountain of youth! Make sure to bring plenty of water.
Are you feeling run down? It is very common for new and expectant mums to be low in iron. Whether you’ve been tested for iron deficiency anemia or just have a hunch you could benefit from a little extra iron in your diet, here is a (kid-friendly!) smoothie recipe to help kick start your energy levels (with vitamin c from kiwis for absorption):
1 cup green grapes (frozen)
1/2 cup romaine
1-2 broccoli spears
1.5 cups coconut milk or coconut water
And another to quell your sweet tooth:
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder ( or 1 scoop Amazing Greens chocolate powder)
2 tbsp cashew butter
1 cup almond vanilla milk
1 cup spinach
1 frozen banana
I hope you’ve had a relaxing couple days and are surviving this mini heat wave. I think the kind people at Posh Rosh on Fulham Road might still be laughing about the sweaty American who busted in on Friday and in one fell swoop cleared their shelves of all remaining fans, kiddie pools and sunscreen. Saturday evening we strolled over to Bishops Park for a viewing of throwback film Empire Records. Yes, this film is the very reason you tell your coworkers or husband “don’t let the man get you down” and “damn the man” after any grueling day at work. The setup was perfect: £10 gets you a seat with plenty of leg room on the grass under the stars with your blanket, cooler of cold drinks and takeout. I’m hard pressed to imagine a more perfect way to spend a lazy summer Saturday night. My, what an exciting life I lead 😉 Popupscreens.co.uk
Here’s what’s in store for the week:
Monday: Circuit: 45 seconds each station with plenty of water breaks to beat the heat!
Tuesday: Howdy Partner: pair up and hold each other accountable in this brand new partner workout to tone you from head to toe.
Thursday: Stretch and Sweat: get long and lean by alternating Pilates-inspired moves with plyometric cardio exercises to end the week with a gorgeous glow 😉