Our New Addition! (Spoiler Alert: it’s not a baby)

Hello!

Well we have some SUPER exciting news in our house! We adopted a puppy! Her name is Gloria (after Gloria Estefan), she’s a 6-10 month old Border Collie mix and so stinkin’ cute I could just die. I’m already head over heels for her and she doesn’t even come home until Thursday!

unnamed3I’ve been trying to prep Charlie and Oliver for the arrival of their new baby sister, but hopefully they’ll just deal with it like everything else: hide in terror for 3 days, then get over it and resume to normal lazy cat status.

In the meantime, I’ve been making use of our home gym and recently found this EXCELLENT blog filled with suspension training (TRX) workouts! I bought THIS suspension trainer from Amazon, which was way more affordable than the name-brand and quite honestly the exact same thing. We just installed a heavy duty eye hook into a big beam in the basement, linked the suspension trainer up to it and got to work! Yesterday I completed the following workout with a few modifications.

TRXFIT 2.5 modified from Puretrxtraining.wordpress.com

Each exercise is completed for 45 seconds with 15 seconds of rest between. Complete each circuit 2x. Single limb exercises should be completed on one side for one circuit and the other for the second circuit. At the very end, complete all exercises for 30s with 10s rest from beginning to end. ST=Suspension Trainer

Circuit 1 – Repeat 2x

  • ST Chest Press
  • Push Ups
  • ST Row
  • Single Arm Kettlebell Row
  • ST Crunch
  • Plank

Circuit 2 – Repeat 2x

  • ST Single Leg Squat
  • Body Weight Squat
  • ST Hamstring Curl
  • Dumbbell Single Arm Tricep Kickbacks
  • ST Tricep Press
  • Kettlebell Swing

Circuit 3 – Repeat 2x

  • ST Y Raise
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raise
  • ST Bicep Curls
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curls

trx_web-16For more suspension fun, check out THIS old blog post and THIS huffblog post! Enjoy! Have a great week 🙂

xoR

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