Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We've been MIA...

Julia here... Sorry for the lack of posting lately... things have been crazy. With a bathroom remodeling project finally finished and trying to get the house in order for the baby (due in January), we're back.

Just a few things I've been thinking of lately that I thought I'd share.

1. Why don't I use my kettlebells more often? That's right... they sit all lonely in the corner. I don't know if I just forget about using them or what. But there are SO many things you can do with them. And I love using them with my athletes. It's easier to teach than an Olympic lift and really teaches them how to use their hips explosively. Cleans, swings and snatches are a staple, but I also like to use them for single arm presses, tricep extensions and even overhead lunges.

2. Why don't I do my hip mobility more often? I used to do it religiously... before every workout and sometimes even on my off days. When I got pregnant with my daughter, I fell off the wagon and since then, my hips ache more, my back hurts more and my hamstrings are always tight. I admit it... I've been lazy. But don't underestimate how important this can be.

3. How much is life really going to change with 2 kids? I've heard the transition from 1 to 2 kids isn't bad... it's the 2 to 3 kids transition that's tough. Let's hope that's the case. My daughter will be 20 months when the baby is born, so I'm hoping that she adjusts quickly (as opposed to an older kid who has been an only child for 3 or 4 years). Either way, life will be hectic as it already is. Good thing I have a garage gym to escape to....