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A 43 with a bit of everything…

Today I used my BOSU for the daily 43.  You know I love my BOSU!!!


I used it for some lower body work (totally not following DRs orders :Wink: ) but I also worked my core, my balance and got my heart rate up – total win on the 43!!!

One of my favorite 43s so far:

  • Start with both feet on the BOSU
  • Step forward with the right foot into a front lunge and hold
  • Step right foot back onto BOSU – squat and hold
  • Step right foot backwards into a reverse lunge and hold
  • Step right foot back onto BOSU – squat and hold

The above is 1 rep.  I did all 43 with my right leg moving and then switched and did 43 more with my left leg.  (Quick math – 86 lunges/leg + 174 total squats on the BOSU)

The following video is more for entertainment than to demonstrate the move!!! Hunter struggled with this move but I didn’t have the heart to ask him just to record me.

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(Jordan clearly enjoyed this enough to stop playing on the computer  long enough to watch and laugh!)

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I know the date is old but this is sort-of how I feel when some of the kids ask me about finding a  certain book – duh, uh, um…? (clearly I’m not familiar with the library yet!)

I have sanitized my hands till they are about raw this week.  Working at a primary (preschool – 3rd grade) school is a total germ-fest for sure!!! Screen shot 2012-12-18 at 6.59.40 PM


I’m excited about another day of fun!  Hope y’all all have fun on the agenda today!

Happy Wednesday!


Favorite Things

The 43 today was another version of the good ‘ol push-up!  I love trying all different types of push-ups and today’s was a good one!

I used my BOSU again!


Today, however, I flipped it over for the move.

and down

After Jordan did a few awesome push-ups, I did 43 using the BOSU.  I was able to do all of them on my toes – just had to stop and do a quick stretch 2 times before I finished!

I also did my standard (standard for these days – while I can’t do a real work-out) work-out:  Pick your Spot Pilates.  I did all 3 sections again – belly, butt, thighs.

This morning when I was driving home, after dropping Hunter off at school, I heard the song My Favorite Things by Lorrie Morgan.

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The song made me think of some of my favorite things (it is an ever-changing list except for the top). Here are some of my favorites on this bitterly cold Monday:

  • Chris, Jordan, Hunter
  • seat heaters in my car (even though Jordan always puts on  the seat cooler for his seat – even today when it is only 10 degrees – crazy!!!)
  • hot Chai
  • crockpot (with tonight’s dinner cooking away!)
  • Christmas lights in every room!
  • text from a friend
  • running (just not today or for awhile)
  • sappy, predictable Christmas movies on Lifetime
  • fleece (doesn’t matter what really – shirt, pants, blankets…)
  • music
  • pictures

I could go on but I have to get busy addressing Christmas cards!!!  Normally I used the kind of envelopes that you just peel off the back and stick – not this year for some reason (oh yeah, the size of the picture).  I’m not sure about licking 150+ envelopes.

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Maybe I will find a damp sponge!!!

Happy Monday!


Good News – Bad News

I did another 43 today – I know – Big Shock!!  Today I brought out one of my favorite pieces of equipment:


For the 43 I did an opposite arm and leg extension with a 5 second hold while balancing on the BOSU.

Balance and Hold
Get that leg higher!!

I counted a right arm/left leg and a left arm/right leg as 1 rep.  The 5 second hold added a bit of difficulty!!!  43 success!

Yesterday was one of those days that I would rather not repeat!!!

Good News:  I finally met with the specialist (Doctor #3 now) about my hip yesterday morning.  I do NOT have a tumor in my hip like my orthopedic surgeon (Doctor #2) told me I might the last time I saw him (6.5 long weeks ago)!!!

Bad News:  I definitely have a stress fracture (and have had it for close to 4 months now – making it worse every day). I have to be on crutches (no weight at all on my hip) for 8 weeks!!!  Ummm…What?!  Not really possible.

I tried to negotiate with the Doc:

Let’s Talk About This a Little More!
  • Me:  I ran this morning – why do I need to be on crutches? (I’m used to limping these days.)
  • Doc:  You have continued to do extra damage to that hip and if you don’t stop it will crack all the way through which means surgery and possibly never running again.
  • Me:  I won’t run but no crutches.
  • Doc: Surgery and possibly never running again.
  • Me:  I won’t run, I’ll use the crutches some, but I can still do other work-outs.
  • Doc:  Surgery and possibly never running again.
  • Me:  Hmmm…well, some work-outs (even if I have to modify).
  • Doc:  You have to be completely non-weight bearing for the next 8 weeks and hopefully then you can avoid surgery and be able to run again.

So, after being awake half the night thinking about what to do and doing a little on-line research this morning around 3 am, here I am:

Epitome of suckiness!!!

I’m going to try and follow the rules (except on the stairs – cause I’m pretty sure that me with crutches on the stairs would be dangerous!!) but I’m still going to try to work-out some.  Cardio is pretty much out (I don’t swim for exercise!!!).

I’m still planning to do a 43 every day – they just might be sort-of lame some days!!  Lots of upper body and core work!

Happy Tuesday! (I hope it is a better day than Monday was!)