Posted on 23 March 2011.
Hi Fit Moms!! I blogged last month about my experience training for my first fitness show, and I had some moms asking about my actual training and my menu. So, this month I decided to do an “A Day in the Life of a Busy-Mom-Training-For-Her-First-Fitness-Show” blog….and remember, while you read this, you and I are NO DIFFERENT!! I have two children who are 4 and 10, I have my own business, I’m in a carpool for school, I drive each of my kids to their 2 sports practices weekly, I cook dinner every night and make lunches every day, etc…..AND, I find the time for my workouts! You can do the same by planning ahead, being organized, getting the support from your family, and making a commitment to yourself!
My first fitness competition photo.
Here’s my typical Monday:
6:00am - wake up, take my Juice Plus, make coffee, make my breakfast (2 SCOOPS OF PROTEIN POWDER, 1/2 CUP OF OATMEAL, 1/4 CUP ALMONDS, 1/2 CUP BLUEBERRIES, CINNAMON), prepare client folders for the day
7:20am - get my oldest son out the door and wake up my youngest son
7:30am – 10:30am – 3 clients in a row
10:30am - eat my lunch (2 BOCA BURGERS, 2 SLICES OF EZEKIEL BREAD, 1/2 CUP AVOCADO, 2 CUPS BROCCOLI)
11:00am - my fourth client
12:30pm - workout: 40 minutes of steady-state cardio/25 minutes of HIIT* (high-intensity interval training) and 45 min-1 hr of resistance training
2:00pm - drink my after workout drink (1 SCOOP OF PROTEIN POWDER & BANANA)
2:30pm - help my oldest with his homework
3:00pm - eat my afternoon snack (1 EZEKIEL TORTILLA, 1/2 CUP OF EGG WHITES, 1/2 CUP AVOCADO OR 1 CUP OF GREEK YOGURT, 1 CUP BLUEBERRIES)
4:15pm - run a boot camp at a local park for 8 middle-school volleyball players
5:30pm - my fifth client
6:30pm - make dinner for the family and clean up (5 OZ FISH, 1/2 CUP AVOCADO OR OLIVE OIL, SPINACH SALAD, 3 OZ BROWN RICE, 2-3 CUPS CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES**)
8:30pm - put my kids to bed, and prepare for the next day, answer emails, read.
9:30pm - evening snack (2 TSP ALMOND BUTTER, PROTEIN DRINK)
10:30pm - good night!!
*HIIT: I blogged two months ago about what exactly High-Intensity Interval Training is. Check it out on the website.
**Cruciferous vegetables are mostly green leafy ones that are high in nutrients and low in calories. Some include: spinach, broccoli, kale, bok choy, cauliflower, celery, asparagus, cabbage, etc.
Next month I will tell you all about my actual workout with exercises, reps, and weights I used to train for my first fitness show! So you won’t miss it, subscribe.
Orange County, Ca