Dumbbells and Diapers

Hello there! My name is Bethany. I am a mother. A certified personal trainer at Lifetime Fitness in Lenexa. I am a fitness fanatic. I had my daughter in September of 2011 and was back to working out a month after having her. I understand working, being a full time mother, exercising every day, and eating healthy for both myself and my family. Click on the About Me page to learn more!
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Happy Sunday everyone!  Again, I apologize that I have not written in awhile - things have been busy!

I thought I would share my Tabata (HIIT) workout that I did today.  I did a similar one with a couple clients of mine this morning so I thought I would send myself through one as well (since I was already sweaty from partly doing theirs earlier in the day)!

  • Remember to warm up for 10 minutes beforehand (I ran for 10 minutes increasing my speed every 2 minutes at 1% incline)
  • My workout has 5 sets - each exercise is 20-30 seconds long with 10 seconds of break between.  Repeat eat set three times before grabbing your breath, water and moving onto the next!
  • I recommend doing this with a partner or group of friends so you can push each other.
  • I would not recommend doing this on an empty stomach.


I only do HIIT once a week and I keep my heart rate in zone 2-3 the entire time (aside from the cool down).  I sweat like crazy (as you can see) and have to stay near a clock with a second hand (or use a timer).

I only fumbled over the box step once (or twice) and may have blamed the guy walking in front of me by saying, ‘you distracted me!’.  He had his headphones in and probably thought I was nuts.  :)

My daughter will be 3 in September and is growing like crazy.  :)  I was trying to grow her bangs out but eventually decided it was too much of a nuisance for her in the summer and cut them off.

We walked around the mall the other day and she talked me into buying Lambie (from Doc McStuffins - one of her favorite TV shows) from the Disney Store.  The girl at the register had ‘have a magical day’ as I was walking away and I did not know how to reply - so I just laughed awkwardly and thought ‘WHERE AM I’?!


We also took a twirl on one of her favorite things:


She is putting together words fantastically and oftentimes, hilariously.  I came home early from work today and she kept hollering ‘what today is’ because she was confused.

We also roll in style:


Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to post a Q&A soon!

For those asking - you can find my post about Vitamins and Supplements here and lab testing here.

Have a great week!