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Day With KT Is Evolving

Today’s 44 was a row with a band.  Loop the band around your feet and sit back in a semi-reclined position – 

the set-up of the band
the set-up of the band

On the row, you really squeeze your shoulder blades together to feel the move.  By reclining a little, you can add in some core work – always a bonus!

I also got in a nice long run!!  I did 11 miles (88:07) + a nice easy cool down mile.  Since this week is spring break I have a little extra time in the mornings so I’m going to try and get several long runs!

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I think that everything in life is constantly changing or evolving otherwise it becomes stagnant.

Carla Binberg (the former MizFit) has been doing a series on change the past few weeks which has really resonated with me.  Change can be a great thing and it can keep us moving forward in our lives and toward our goals.

Lately I have alluded to the fact that I need to make some changes in regards to my blog. I wrote about how hard decisions can be and then yesterday I talked about staying true to my “why.”  I have also been really focusing on the THINK acronym and I know that a lot of what I post isn’t helpful, inspiring or necessary!!!

The one thing I know is that I have way to many blog friends (and the list has grown since that September post!!!) to walk away from my little space.

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 8.45.28 PMSo after a LOT  of thought I have decided it is time for a change over here!

I have posted 547 consecutive days and loved almost every minute of it!!  However, I’ve decided that it is time for me to back off and I am going to go to a lighter  posting schedule (probably 3 week days but it might be 4 some weeks!) with a Daily 44 recap of the week on the weekend.  It is odd for me to not  start every post with my daily move and I might continue that at least for awhile – small changes might be easier!!!

I think/hope that by cutting down on posts I will be able to focus more on having quality posts and also read and comment on other blogs the way I really want to!!!

I figure this will either take away some stress in my life or I will have major withdrawals from my daily blogging and then I will just Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 8.56.09 PMHow has you blog evolved since you started blogging?  Was it hard or easy to make changes?  

Happy Monday!!


Steppin’ Out

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I try to change up my daily 43s and use different equipment (or maybe no equipment) and work different muscles in a variety of ways.  Sometimes, when I pick the move of the day I think it may or may not really be a good one.  Today was one of those days that I thought – “This will just be a wimpy little thing and might not really count as a 43.”

Well, I was wrong!!!  It turned out to be a great 43.  I used my Turbo Fire band:

Turbo Fire Band
Turbo Fire Band

This time I stepped on it with both feet and then crossed it in front of my legs before holding the handles at my waist.  Then, I did step-outs.  On my right side, I did  43 to the side, then 43 on a diagonal to the front and another 43 on a diagonal to the back.  (129 on each side!)

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Of course, I had to repeat the whole series on the left side!  All I can say is – OUCH!!!  This was a great way to really burn out my hips and outer thighs!! Plus, I kept my stationary leg slightly bent so I really loaded my quads!! Overall, a great 43!!!

Today is my rest day – some weeks I hate taking any rest days but this week I’m ready for one!  I know it will make my work-outs next week that much better (and more enjoyable!).

Screen shot 2013-02-17 at 9.32.56 AMI  think that  working out is definitely a  habit for me and I’m afraid that if I let myself get too comfortable taking days off, then the days off will increase and  will turn into a habit!!!  Maybe a bizarre way of thinking but…..a lot of my rationale for things is a little wonky!!

Menu planning – do you do it???  I love looking at recipes, online and in cookbooks, but sometimes I feel like this:Screen shot 2013-02-17 at 9.25.05 AMI try to come up with a semi-plan for the week (actually a couple of weeks at a time since I usually only do a huge grocery run every 2-3 weeks).  I usually pick out 1 or 2 cookbooks and go through and make a list of the things  I want to make during the next couple of weeks.  I make my grocery list as I go.  Then each morning I decide what  to make for dinner knowing  that we already have all of the necessary ingredients.  This method works for me and because of it I always try new recipes.

CookbooksWhich is good since I have a few cookbooks!!!  (I might have an addiction!!!)Cookbooks

I have a few stand-by recipes but for the most part I make new stuff all the time.  The only downside is when Chris asks me to make something that I made  months ago – I usually have no idea where I found the recipe or what dish he is even talking about!!

So, what is your menu planning/cooking like??  Do you have a rotation of dishes you rely on or do you like to experiment with new recipes?

Happy Sunday!!!