So…What Now?

I’ve officially come to the end of my first year of Creative Communications! Not even competitive international rhythmic gymnastics has taken me through as many emotional ups and downs as this program. But I have to say I’m pretty effin’ proud I did it…not everyone can.

So what now?!

Summer has a few exciting things in store. In May I’ll be travelling to Chicago with a large group of school peops to tour some big studios. I’ll be working with the Red River Ex doing their social media in June. I have two weddings booked for my photography business and I’ll be helping my ever-handsome boyfriend out in his Marketing company Exchange Digital PR, too!

Overall I’m excited for the next few months. Being able to be outside and relax a bit. Mostly though, I’m extremely excited to A) make some money and B) HIT THE GYM! Though I’ve been mostly doing home workouts in the past little bit, I’m going to make an honest effort to get to the gym I pay for, so I can lift some weights and get my tone on.

I made a deal with one other girl in my program that we will go to the gym everyday until Chicago (May 2). So…get ready for some new posts about some new exercises I try!

I went today and decided to warm up by skipping instead of going on the treadmill or Elliptical. I used to skip back when I was a gymnast and I really missed it! It takes coordination, fast-twitch muscles and a lot of stamina, but it works completely different muscles, which is always a plus!

If you know how to skip, try this warm up and let me know what you think! It’s tough, so if you haven’t skipped since elementary school’s Jump Rope for The Heart days, you might need to work up to this one:

60 feet together skips

30 side to side skips (feet together)

60 normal skips (switching feet in between)

30 high knee skips (bring you knees up as high as you can!) – This one feels amazing!

10 doubles (rope goes around you twice while you’re in the air) – if you can’t do this one just do big tuck jumps  10 times 🙂

60 side to side skips (yes… again)

50 backward skips

40 normal skips

30 feet together skips

20 doubles or tuck jumps

10 slow normal skips.

DONE! Now you can continue onto your workout. But if you’re used to more cardio, feel free to repeat it.