Surprise!!!!

Omg, it has been forever! I do apologize…. I get carried away with life and don’t take a moment to pause and write and reflect like I should.

I’m not 100% sure where I left off at… If I’m not mistaken it was before last May and right before my first 5K. So quick update… Steph and I ran the Glo Run in May and it was awesome. Hard…but so motivating and rewarding at the same time. I still can’t run 3 miles without stopping or walking but I’ll get there one day. We ran as much as we could and walked the rest. In September we ran our second 5K , the Graffiti Run, and did even better than last time. We love it and continually look for races to run and improving each time. I remember a day when walking a mile was seemingly a mountain of a goal… It’s so cool to see progress…regardless of how small or the time it takes. 🙂 – we’ll be signing up for the color run this week as well.

So my summer was pretty active. I maintained strength training with BUC and in between did a lot of walking/running and the occasional tennis match or basketball game. It was fun and I even had the husband involved.

My fall slowed down a bit. First happened with the development of plantar fasciitis and then there were holidays and 2 rounds of illness. Needless to say I did not finish the year where I had hoped I would.

9 RoundHowever, its a new year and a new focus. In order for me to stay the course I often have to change my routine up. It’s the best way I’ve found to keep motivation and perseverance high. So this year I am embarking on a new journey. My good friend and trainer Christy (from BUC) opened a facility in Louisville called 9 Rounds. When I first heard of it I had no idea what it was but a quick google search and investigation of their website and I was in love.

So basically, it’s a 30 minute session, based off of kick boxing moves, with cardio and weights thrown in as well as ab moves. There are 9 stations and each station is a different exercise. For example, the first station might be lunges/side kicks…. And you do that move for three minutes, then you rotate to the next station, which might be push ups with shoulder press (dumbbells) and you do that move for 3 minutes… So on and so forth. There are hanging bags for punching and kicking and medicine balls, etc. it’s really fun and but challenging. In fact my shoulders are sore as I type this from my session earlier. There are no appointments or class times. You come in when you can and jump in when the next round starts…that makes it even more flexible to squeeze it in to your busy schedule. Just show up and knock it out. Membership includes a pair of boxing gloves and hand wraps which were fun too. I had to purchase a gym bag to carry my stuff in. Never had a need before but now I’m lugging around boxing gloves and wraps etc… 😉 IMG_0260

You should definitely check out 9round.com and get the scoop. Better yet, if you’re in the Louisville area give Christy’s place a visit. First work out is free!!! It’s located it 4646 Chamberlain Lane Louisville. In the same building as Kleinert and Kutz hand center and Moe’s restaurant!

This week I am going to do another post and tell you about the 9 Rounds nutrition and meal plans I’ve been following and how awesome they are so far. Stick with me… I have lots to say, but I must go to bed. Mentally and physically tired. 🙂

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