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Sunday Morning Killer Circuit

Today I decided to do a circuit for my 43.  I wanted to get some toning, cardio, plyo – basically some of everything in one quick round (well actually 43 rounds!).  Looking at the circuit you might think it is no big deal – try a few!!!

Screen shot 2013-03-24 at 9.11.19 AMThe first 10 or so weren’t terrible – but the last 10 were brutal!!!  A tough 43 for sure!!!

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I think part of the challenge came from the fact that I kept going from floor moves to standing – constant up and down.  It was a good workout for sure!!!

I’m not sure what is going on with Phil the groundhog – I think he was a little off this year.Screen shot 2013-03-24 at 9.01.54 AM

On a happy note – I finally figured out how to make a picture collage!!!  Thanks  to Lindsay at  The Lean Green Bean for sharing her favorite 30 Apps for the iPhone the other day – I learned about Diptic!!

Even though my Grandmother is no longer here, today would be her birthday – Happy Birthday, Mema!!  I miss you every day!!!

aren't they cute!!
aren’t they cute!!

(My Mema never looked at the camera – only at the people in the picture with her!)

Happy Sunday!!


Groundhog as Meteorologist (at least today!)

Today’s 43 was another circuit that I thought would be fun  – you know I love to work as many different muscles as possible!!!  This one was pretty much a total body circuit!!

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Sometimes it is more challenging to keep the legs stationary than it is to move them!  The single leg squats require core strength to keep your balance.  Adding the hops and weights helps get your heart rate up!  Score on many levels!!

I liked this circuit as a 43 – it went really quickly, too.  43 reps = 129 of each of the arm exercises!!!

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After the circuit I still wanted to do a bit more today so I did one of my 10 Minute Solution DVDs – Ultimate Boot Camp with Jessica Smith.  I only did 3 of the 5 sections:  Fat Fighting Skills & Drills (intervals of high intensity cardio – loved this section!), Ultimate Total Body Training (power, strength & endurance moves combined – loved!), and Six Pack Ab Attack (duh – core!).

This was a great work-out for me.  Each of the 10 minutes were non-stop activity and Jessica actually put together some moves that were new for me (love when that happens – sometimes it seems like all of the work-outs use the same ‘ol moves!!!)

So, in case you didn’t get up and watch the newsScreen shot 2013-02-02 at 9.40.38 AM

the famous ground hog did not see his shadow so spring is on the way!!  And we all know that just like our local meteorologist – this guy is totally accurate (at least 50% of the time!!!)!

Cute tradition!   And if you live in or around Punxsutawney, PA I guess it is a pretty big deal!  Maybe Topeka should come up with something fun like that…hmmm……

Well, no matter when spring arrives these little guys always make me smile!

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Happy Saturday (in the middle of winter!)!!


Warm or Cold?

Today I decided to come up with another circuit-type 43.  This one was great because it had some toning combined with cardio moves to target the same areas – BONUS!!!

I did the following circuit:Screen shot 2013-01-24 at 10.53.08 AM

I liked it a lot – got my heart rate way up and took about 15  minutes to do all 43 reps. (I didn’t set my timer.)

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Today is a true example of what a total dork I am – I could tell that my arms were off during the ski run.  Who cares???  Just make big movements with your arms to get your heart pumping – the goofier the better!!!

After my 43 I ran.  I truly planned to run outside this morning but the temp on my car said 11  when I took Hunter to school.   Ummmm….no way – please don’t make me go out there!!  Treadmill – here I come!!!

I did 10 miles at a fairly steady pace with a 1.5 % incline.   Time – 72:49 (only let the last 2 miles drop under 7:00)

I actually felt really good running today.  I tried out some new shoes that I got last week on my Dick’s shopping adventure – the Brooks PureFlow 2.

check out the cool color!
check out the cool color!

I like them OK – not sure I like them as much as my Mizunos!   I do love the color though!!!

Warm or Cold – so many choices!

  • Left-over pizza – I like it either way
  • Apple crisp – Warm!!!
  • Wine – Cold!!
  • Baths – HOT
  • Weather – the warmer the better!!!

I know that there are many people who like weather like this:Screen shot 2013-01-24 at 11.07.38 AMBut my happy spot looks more like this:Screen shot 2013-01-24 at 11.10.36 AM

What about you – Warm or Cold??

Happy Thursday!

Screen shot 2013-01-22 at 2.47.12 PMKim

By the way, the answers to yesterday’s trivia challenge:

  1. the Beattles
  2. in the bones
  3. a mile


Core Work – It’s Good for You!!!

Today I decided to do a circuit for my 43.  I made this one up last night (while drinking a Cosmo) and I think it did the job of working all parts of my core!!!

Standing Core Circuit

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I always look pissed off during my demos – not sure why!!! I’m probably thinking about the fact that I still have 43 of these to do!

Anyway – I did not rush this work-out because I wanted to feel each and every crunch!!!  43 times through the circuit = 215 of each of the different moves = 1935 total crunches!!!  I think I might be sore tomorrow!!!

I hope y’all try the circuit – you could pick a more reasonable # of reps – like maybe 10!!!

A few random pictures from yesterday (just because I took them and now I want them on my blog!!!).

frozen ducks!!!
frozen ducks!!!

The poor ducks – it was in the 50s here most of the week.  Yesterday that all changed – high of around 28 I think (same for today but at least the sun is shining!!!).  The ducks looked frozen into the lake yesterday morning.

Knightly Tabard
Knightly Tabard

At one point yesterday afternoon, Hunter came upstairs with this on – just because, I guess!!!  You never know when you might encounter a Renaissance type around here!

Hunter's Rubik collection
Hunter’s Rubik collection

This cracks me up – all together and all except the 6×6 cube solved!  I think Hunter has plans to add more to his collection – everyone needs a new challenge.

Well, I’m done with the random stuff for now.  Gotta go check on my sickie – Jordan is miserable!!!

Try out the core circuit and let me know what you think.

Happy Sunday!