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Spring Break

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 9.00.05 PMMy boys started spring break today (tomorrow is a teacher work day since it is the end of the quarter) and it is much needed!!!

Actually, Hunter hasn’t been to school since Tuesday because he has the flu – poor guy has been pretty miserable for a couple of days.

We don’t have any big vacation plans for the week (good thing since Hunter is sick) but it will be a great week of relaxing and recharging for all of us!!!

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 9.03.13 PMChris is going to work Monday & Tuesday but then he will take the rest of the week off so we will have several days with no alarms and very few obligations!!!

The weather looks like it will be fairly nice most of the week (never know with spring in Kansas) so we should be able to be outside some even if it’s not beach weather!!!

We are looking forward to a simple week with no big plans except to enjoy ourselves and let go of our schedule for a few days – perfect!!!

Do you like spring break (or vacation weeks) when you can relax at home or do you prefer taking a big trip?

Happy Friday!!!


Dumbbells & Balls & Combat & Treadmills – Oh My!!!

For my 43 today, I did a move similar to one that I saw on the Biggest Loser last week!!!  It is one of those great exercises that uses lots of different muscle groups!! (my favorite kind of exercise!)

Start with your upper back/head on a stability ball and dumbbells in your hands (I used 8 pounds today).  Do a chest press – stand – do a shoulder press- lay back down on ball and repeat.

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Loved this exercise – will definitely do it again!!!

After I took Hunter to school, I came back to the still sick Jordan Screen shot 2013-01-15 at 8.18.55 AMand did the rest of my work-out.  Today was HIIT Power with Les Mills Combat.  This work-out is only 30 minutes but it is intense!!!  (It also has 40ish burpees with push-ups and squat jumps or tuck jumps!!!)  Fun times!!!

After I finished the Combat work-out I wanted to test my hip on the treadmill.  I only ran 3 miles (+ 1 mile cool-down) but I felt good and pushed the last mile (even though I’m not supposed to!!!).  Total for 3 miles – 20:34 – WooHoo!!!  Happiness!!!

I can’t wait to start increasing my mileage!!!

Can you tell I’m enjoying my morning off?  I got to sleep past 5:00 am and spend a little extra time working out – Yippee!!!  I am just working afternoons for a couple of days so that the person who I have been working for can ease back in to her job (and I can ease on out).

I don’t know about where y’all live/work but here the flu and other illnesses are OUT OF CONTROL!!!  Yesterday at the school I have been working at there were over 60 kids home sick (plus at least 10 staff members)  That is about 15% of the school – YUCK!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!