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What Right Does Anyone Have to Judge Us?

How many times have you felt like you are being judged by others?

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I know that I have felt judged and been judged way more times than I like.  Because of how horrible it always makes me feel, I try really hard to not pass those feelings on to others.

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These feelings started way back in my teen years and spilled over from there.  I know that from the time I was about 17 through the present my mom has not approved of many of my decisions.  The sad thing is they aren’t “bad” decisions – just not what she would choose.

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Now, I’m at a point in my life where it doesn’t bother me as much to not please everyone.  I know that people are always going to disapprove and make assumptions without knowing all of the facts.

Screen Shot 2014-06-22 at 8.46.55 PMI try very hard to make sure that my boys don’t feel judged by me.  Even though we might not agree about everything, they are entitled to make their own decisions and I want to respect them and support the choices they make.

Have you ever felt judged by someone who should be supporting you?

Happy Monday!!


Choices and Why I Work out First thing

Today I tried a new (to me) move for my 43 – sumo dead-lifts.  I’ve seen these in a lot of other workouts but just never tried them because I really love regular dead-lifts.  I liked these OK but still prefer the standard method!!

To do the sumo lifts, I used 15 pound dumbbells and started with my legs wider than hip distance, toes turned out.


From here, I did slow (2-count down & 2-count up) dead lift.


I couldn’t go down as far as a regular dead-lift because of the angle of my legs.

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side view

I could feel it in my glutes but not my hamstrings as much as a straight leg dead lift.  I did like the move – this is the kind of thing that makes a fairly easy 43!!

Today was double Boot Camp – 6 am backyard BC and 7:15 am beach BC!!!  Because I’m the only crazy one who did both, it was the same workout each time.  I wanted everyone to get a great workout because I’m going to be gone next week and I’m pretty sure today’s  boot camp accomplished that!!!  We did a pyramid – up and down  – fun stuff!!!

I still need to do the Insanity Asylum Fit Test to see if I improved from before I started the program but I’m going to save it for tomorrow instead of doing it after 2 rounds of boot camp – seems like a much better idea!!!

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All day long we are faced with choices.  Some are little and simple – what to eat for breakfast, what to wear (not always that simple, but….), go to the beach or the pool…..Other choices can be harder – get up early or sleep in, buy a new top or 3 new tops not, quit working, start a new job……..

One of the choices that I made years ago was to workout first thing in the morning (even when it means getting up at the butt crack of dawn)!!For me that works well with my life because then no matter what comes up during the day, I don’t have  to worry about when or if I’m going to be able to workout.  Screen shot 2013-06-21 at 9.26.25 AM

Yesterday, for example, a friend sent me a text me in the morning and asked if Chris and I wanted to meet her and husband atScreen shot 2013-06-21 at 8.56.16 AMfor dinner and drinks.  Well, I had planned to go to Zumba cause it’s sort-of addicting or something!!!  Screen shot 2013-06-21 at 9.04.05 AM

However, it was Screen shot 2013-06-21 at 9.07.20 AMand a chance to catch up with some friends – plus  I had already made the choice to get my workout done in the morning and Zumba is more of just a social outing (active for sure!) so I made the choice to spend some time with Chris and some friends!!!

And because of the choices I made earlier in the day I enjoyed the evening guilt-free!!!Screen shot 2013-06-21 at 9.12.09 AMThings come up and life happens – sometimes fun stuff and other times just normal everyday stuff and we will always have choices to make.  There are times that I wish I had made better or different choices but yesterday I was happy with my choices!!!

Choices – what will you do today?

Happy Fun Friday!!