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I can barely wrap my head around how busy I have been. I added 4 fresh faces to my roster in the past week- 3 diastasis rehabilitation and 1 prenatal. That is a lot of program planning, paperwork and correspondences, which leaves less time for my own workouts! I am now also taking clients from Maternal Fitness Rx. The need for qualified experienced diastasis trainers is immense. I swear there is not one postpartum woman I have checked this year who has not had some degree of separation between her rectus abdominis.

As for my own fitness I just completed 5 consecutive days and took a rest day today. I have been leaning heavily on the cardio (4 of 5 days) but still getting in 1 core and 1 crosstrain workout. I have been successful in my goal of doing short daytime family stroller run/bike rides with both kids, and I am very happy about that.

Tomorrow is day 1 crosstrain with 10 exercises planned for 20:00. My prep for tomorrow night's client is done so I can focus on my own extreme burn tomorrow morning. I am excited to break in my new Gymboss Interval timer! Woot. No more missing intervals due to a wimpy alarm beep! No more messed up programs because I am preoccupied that I am hearing my timer! This is the caddy of interval timers and mine is pink :)

What do you have planned for tomorrow mmmmmm?

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