A Weak Week (10/19 – 10/25)

This week was pretty light on the workout front.  But I did get in some really fun 45s!!!

Sunday 10/19 - 45 side lunge (stay in wide position between).

ready
ready
lunge left
lunge left

I did all 45 to the left (just returning to the middle position in between.  Then switched and did 45 to the right.

side view
side view
lunge right
lunge right

Monday 10/20 - 45 BOSU balances (start with hands on BOSU, feet on ground – raise right arm to side and left leg, hold then switch to left arm and right leg for 1 rep).

right arm, left leg
right arm, left leg
left arm, right leg
left arm, right leg

This move was HARD!!!  I like it because it worked everything – triceps, shoulders, core, butt, quads, hamstrings….

I tried to run – 3 miles in 25:40 and then realized that my leg is hurt more than I thought so I ended up walking 4.5 miles with an incline.

Tuesday 10/21 - 45 twisting elbow planks (twist right, then left = 1 rep).

start
start
twist to right (stack feet)
twist to right (stack feet)

Return to middle then twist the other way –

twist left
twist left

This move was hard – 45 complete reps ended up being a long time to stay in a plank!!!!

I did a workout that I hadn’t done in a long time and it ended up being great – The Firm:  Cardio Fusion.  The workout uses these little balls –

not heavy but they add a lot
not heavy but they add a lot

I will definitely be doing this workout again!!!

Wednesday 10/22 - 45 twisting frog crunches with weighted (5 pound) punches.  (right-left = 1 rep)

start position
start position
up - twist and punch right with left hand
up – twist and punch right with left hand

Return to the ready position and then go the other way –

twist and punch left with right hand
twist and punch left with right hand

I did another workout that I’ve always enjoyed – Cross Training for Fitness.

Thursday 10/23 - 45 back bow cross-over.  This move is one I had never seen before until Nellie (Brooklyn Active Mama) showed it as her Weekly Wednesday workout.  (another one where right-left = 1 rep)

easy part
easy part
up and squeeze - move to other side
up and squeeze 

While in the up position, move your arms to other side –

moving over
moving over (dropped the legs a little:)
small break before moving back to the start
small break before coming up and moving back the other way

I might have adapted it a little (I used a wobble ball as my cross-over object instead of a yoga block) but this was a really good move!!!

Thanks to Hunter for doing the pictures for me on Friday morning since no one was around when I did the move Thursday!!!

Friday 10/24 - 45 leg abductions while balancing on upside down wobble ball.

ready to move the left leg
ready to move the left leg
lift - squeeze
lift – squeeze

I managed all 45 with my left leg without tapping my toe down – I wobbled and looked like a goof but…..

ready to work the right side
ready to work the right side
lift left leg
lift left leg

On this leg, I ended up tapping my toe down 2 times during the reps – my left leg balance isn’t as strong!!!

Saturday 10/25 - 45 stability ball side crunches.

ready
ready
up
up

After completing the first set of 45, I flipped over and did 45 more.

ready
ready
up
up

I’m hoping that next week I can get back to working out the way I like to work out!!!

Happy Saturday!

Kim

Fun Friday!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.22.47 PMThis week hasn’t been my favorite but today is Fun Friday!!!  The boys are out of school (this week was parent-teacher conferences) and Chris is off work – plus it is supposed to be in the 80s!!!  (late October in Kansas this is a big deal!) so I know that my Friday will be awesome and I hope your’s is, too!!

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Today is all about fun!!!

Like I don’t have enough eye issues!!!

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Maybe – probably – most definitely!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.27.52 PMThis is a lesson I’m trying to teach my boys.  Just kidding – sort of!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.28.35 PMThis might be me just a tiny bit. Or 100%!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.29.15 PMHaHa – and from now on I will call myself a ninja!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.29.37 PMHaHa – maybe!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.30.00 PMEvery single day!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.30.14 PMThis just makes me laugh because I would never do something so mean/funny!!!  Not on purpose anyway.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.31.07 PMI love bubble wrap and will always be the obnoxious person popping it until there is nothing left to pop!!!

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I’m going to keep telling myself this every single day!!

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HaHa – yep!!!

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I get up early but that doesn’t mean I like the early morning!!!

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HaHa – not sure why this made me laugh so much but it did!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.35.01 PMI actually love math and tutor lots of kids who probably think this exact thing!!Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.36.01 PM

And from now on I will use this reasoning – female = iron man.

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I’m not saying yes or no to this but you have to admit it is funny!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.38.22 PM100% true!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.39.04 PMDuh!!!

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Yep!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.56.44 PMAnd, I think that Maxine sums it up pretty well!

I hope that at least one thing made you smile here today!

Happy Fun Friday!

Kim

 

Sometimes I Just Feel Sad

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 8.43.41 AMI know that I’m blessed beyond belief with my life but sometimes I just feel sad.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 8.49.10 AMDuring these sad times all the little petty things around me seem much bigger than they really are.

*  The whole situation with our new tenant has me sort of bummed out and wanting to avoid seeing her for a bit.  Normally I chat with our tenants anytime I see them when I’m headed into (or leaving) the venue but I don’t feel chatty with her right now.Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 8.44.18 AM

*  I’m  trying to get over the fact that sometimes really good friends end up not being such good friends after all.Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 8.47.25 AM

*  I have some weird leg issue going on.  I thought it was my quad because it hurt around my quad and knee.  However, after resting it a few days I tried to run on Monday and that was an epic fail.  My entire leg from my butt to my calf hurt and I only did 3 slow miles.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 8.45.53 AM*  I haven’t slept more than about 3-4 hours the past number of nights (not helping the sad feeling at all!!).  I can’t shut my brain down enough to relax!!!Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 8.59.56 AM

*  Since April my right eye has been a watery mess.  Some days it waters nonstop.  I went to my eye DR twice during the summer and she said dry eye.  I’ve been using drops but they don’t help.  Now my vision is blurry (worse at night).  I went to a new eye DR last week.  After a few tests he thinks it is because I had LASIK in that eye about 7.5 years ago (apparently this happens to some people).  Not really anything to do about it – GREAT!!!Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 9.04.39 AMI know that all these little things are no big deal and I need to start focusing on all that is great in my world but for a day or two I might just feel sad.

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Ever have one (or a couple) of those days where you just feel sad?
What is your cure?  Or do you just ride it out?

Happy Wednesday!  (or maybe just Wednesday)

Kim

Why do People Take Advantage of a Kind Act?

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 8.12.44 PMIn general, I feel like I’m a nice person.  For my friends I will go out of my way to help in whatever way possible and for people in general I try to always do whatever I can to help them.

BUT…..I hate when I try to do something nice and end up being taken advantage of and treated rudely in the process.

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Saturday was one of those times when I tried to do something nice for someone and ended up having many hours of my day wasted and being treated very rudely.

After waiting for a couple of hours to help someone and do them a favor my blood started to boil.  After waiting more than a couple of hours and then listening to the people I waited for be hateful and act like I should be willing to donate my entire day to them I was livid.

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We had a new tenant moving in to her apartment and offered to let them use the venue stairs and the connecting hallway because it is much easier for moving furniture in than the apartment stairs.  In order to do this, I had to be there since it is a locked door that only Chris and I have the key for.

I had told the girl and her family that I would be there Saturday morning cleaning so that would be perfect.  Well, she wanted to move in Saturday evening.  Once she informed me of her plans (on Thursday) I told her we had personal plans and that wouldn’t work but that we would be there Saturday morning cleaning (early so we could spend some of the day with our boys).

She showed up at 1:45!  And, between her and her parents, I was appalled at the rudeness.  They basically told me that since I didn’t have an event they should be able to move in any time during the day.

Yes if you use the tight cramped apartment stairs you can do it on your time but when I’m doing you a favor by opening the venue for free it should be on my time.  Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 8.12.07 PM

I was shaking with anger the entire time that they hauled stuff up the stairs (which had to be re-cleaned before I could leave since we had a wedding on Sunday).

Lesson learned.  But I’m still a bit torqued about the entire situation.

Have you ever tried to do something nice for someone and had it backfire so that you ended up being taken advantage of?

Happy Monday!!

Kim

Almost Skipped a Day (10/12 – 10/18)

This week was one of those weeks that pretty much flew by.  Every day I would think, “Oh, tomorrow will be an easier day.”  Not the case but it was still a good week!!!

Sunday 10/12 - 45 squat to lunge (same leg moving) – stay low on stationary leg.

Even though I only did 3 on each side in the demo, I really did 45 on each side.  My hip/quad was burning by the time I finished!!!

Monday 10/13 - 45 burpees with a hop onto a step. (Actually I did 50 because  Brooke’s workout for the day called for 50 burpees as the “extra” move.

There was nothing easy about these!!!

Boomer’s Burn was a strength workout all about high reps – awesome!!!

It was also a running day – 8 miles in 59:51 + 1.5 easy miles.

Tuesday 10/14 - 45 split squats with the back foot on a step.

ready
ready
down
down

And, of course, I had to switch legs and do another set of 45.

ready to go
ready to go
down
down

I held 15 pound dumbbells the entire time.  This move was not easy!

I did one of the Piyo workouts that I like – Buns.

And, Boomer’s Burn was an interval workout.  It was a good one – hard!!!

I did 5.5 miles during the intervals + 2.1 easy miles.

Wednesday 10/15 - 45 sit-ups with feet on step.

easy part
easy part
up and reach
up and reach

Boomer’s Burn was another great strength workout!!!

I ended up just walking with a 10% incline instead of running because my right quad has been bugging me.  I walked just over an hour.

Thursday 10/16 - 45 second side plank with top leg lifted.

HOLD
HOLD

This was not easy!!!  Then I had to switch sides and do it again –

don't drop the hip!
don’t drop the hip!

I pulled out one of my favorite workouts – Turbo Jam – Fat Blaster!

Boomer’s Burn was another interval day.  It started out OK but during the final interval my right quad (that has been bugging me) sort of gave out – I limped through one hard rep and decided that it was time to stop.

Friday 10/17 - 45  partner push-ups (with Hunter).

ready
ready
in
in

This was a fun move!!

And, this day sort of got away from me!!  I didn’t get up at 5:00am since the boys were out of school.  Because of that I  ended up not being able to workout (probably good to rest my quad).  After a full day and a neighbor’s party, I finally did this move about 9:45pm!!!

Saturday 10/18 - 45 tricep presses with feet on stool.

down
down
press up
press up

Hunter let me take pictures of him demonstrating the move last night even though I didn’t do it until this morning!!!

I had more rest days this week than I like but sometimes that is just how it has to be.

Happy Saturday!!

Kim

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