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Fun Friday!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.22.47 PMThis week hasn’t been my favorite but today is Fun Friday!!! The boys are out of school so we had someone in tutoring math to make sure they didn’t fall behind. I’m alright at math but my husband finds it hard to understand and unfortunately, they take after him! Chris is also off work – plus it is supposed to be in the 80s!!! (late October in Kansas this is a big deal!) so I know that my Friday will be awesome and I hope yours is, too!!

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Today is all about fun!!!

Like I don’t have enough eye issues!!!

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Maybe – probably – most definitely!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.27.52 PMThis is a lesson I’m trying to teach my boys. Just kidding – sort of!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.28.35 PMThis might be me just a tiny bit. Or 100%!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.29.15 PMHaHa – and from now on I will call myself a ninja!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.29.37 PMHaHa – maybe!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.30.00 PMEvery single day!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.30.14 PMThis just makes me laugh because I would never do something so mean/funny!!! Not on purpose anyway.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.31.07 PMI love bubble wrap and will always be the obnoxious person popping it until there is nothing left to pop!!!

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I’m going to keep telling myself this every single day!!

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HaHa – yep!!!

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I get up early but that doesn’t mean I like the early morning!!!

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HaHa – not sure why this made me laugh so much but it did!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.35.01 PMI actually love math and tutor lots of kids who probably think this exact thing!!Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.36.01 PM

And from now on I will use this reasoning – female = iron man.

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I’m not saying yes or no to this but you have to admit it is funny!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.38.22 PM100% true!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.39.04 PMDuh!!!

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Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 9.56.44 PMAnd, I think that Maxine sums it up pretty well!

I hope that at least one thing made you smile here today!

Happy Fun Friday!



There Are Some Things I Just Don’t Get

There are lots of things I don’t think I will ever understand!

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1.  How can a 15 year old boy sleep over 12 hours day after day?!Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 8.35.04 PM

2.  How is it possible that no matter what road I take, no matter what time of day it is I always get behind someone who refuses to drive even close to the speed limit?  Yesterday I followed a guy who literally drove between 15 & 20 mph when the speed limit was 35 (which, of course, means I prefer to drive 40!!).

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 8.39.25 PM3.  How can I be cold all day (unless I’m running or laying out!) and hot all night?!

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4.  How come I can remember trivial information that is pretty much totally useless but the things I really need to remember I have to write down if I hope to ever think of it again?

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5.  How could I be anything but happy today?!  It’s Friday and after I finish cleaning and ironing  at the venue this morning my weekend will pretty much be started!!!

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Happy Fun Friday!


Time for a Fun Friday!!!

Today I did a challenging 44 (finally!!!) and it was rough!!!

I got down in the monkey squat position (squat with feet together, hands by feet)

get ready to be in this position awhile!
get ready to be in this position awhile!

and, while staying in that position, did alternating back lunges (right-left = 1 rep).

left lunge
left lunge
here again
here again


right lunge
right lunge

 My quads were on FIRE!!!  Check out the photo bomb – Hunter made a video downstairs but due to issues (mine, YouTube  – who knows?!) I couldn’t get it loaded so we did pictures upstairs really quickly!!

I think that I will be back to working out again this weekend – it has been a roughish week but…..

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Today is Fun Friday!!!

1.  Last day of school for 2 weeks!!!  For Hunter (middle school) today is basically a pud day – movies and a whole lot of nothing!!  For Jordan (high school) he has to get through 3 more finals to finish his first semester as a high school student!!

2.  Hunter performed in the Christmas cello bash last night!!  The whole reason it is a cell0 bash and not just a concert – it is long!!  Last night was only 2 hours but the spring one is usually 3+!!!

right on the end
right on the end

I tried to upload a video but I’m having technical difficulties this morning!!!

3.  I guess the roads are icy this morning! Wait, this is supposed to be Fun Friday!!!  Chris text to say his early morning drive (before 6:00 am) was full of black ice!  Lovely!

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4.  I have a fun meeting set up for this morning!!!  Back in the summer a new bridal boutique opened here in Topeka.  It is called Happily Ever After and the owner came from Kansas City (a much bigger city) – she has all kinds of great ideas.  We are meeting this morning to talk about working together on some package deals for brides – it should be fun!!

5.  I have one errand to make today and then I’m done shopping for Christmas (except grocery shopping – haven’t even started menu planning!!!)!!!

6.  Other than my teeth hurting (still – 2 weeks now!), I feel better than I have in a week!!!  I can think about working out without feeling sick!


What’s fun in your Friday?

Happy Fun Friday!!!


Fun Friday for Sure!!!

I used my treadmill again for my 43 today!!  I took one of the moves that Charlotte (The Great Fitness Experiment) demonstrated on the treadmill and modified it to make it work on my treadmill.

The move is a walking plank (hands on the treadmill – feet on the floor or a box) with the treadmill at 1 mph.  She did it off the back of the treadmill but I don’t have room behind mine so I did it in the reverse by going off the front of the treadmill!

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(I don’t know why it is so dark – but you get the idea!!)  I counted a right hand and left hand as 1 rep so I moved my hands 86 times to get the 43.  And, just for fun, I did 2 sets!! Thanks for a great idea, Charlotte!!!

To protect my hands, I wore a pair of lifting gloves:DSCN2824

The rest of my work-out was…..big surprise….Les Mills Combat – Combat 45.  Lots of jumping moves in this one!!!

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Definitely Fun Friday today!!!  The boys don’t have school (teacher work day), Chris is off, I’m having a mammogram and bone density scan (oh, wait – not sure that fits with the theme!!!) – It’s gonna be a great day!!!

And……..I PASSED!!!!!  Once again, I’m an ACE certified personal trainer.

DSCN2828I know it’s blurry, but can you tell it says PASS?!  I’m just happy that today I don’t have to study!!!

I’m off to let the fun begin!

Happy Fun Friday!!!



50-mile race, Firm in February, 5th graders & Fun Friday!!!

The letter of the day is F!!!

My 43 was an alternating lateral lunge with 5 pound dumbbells that I picked up one on rep and put back down on the next rep.  (Picking up and putting down the weights is a great way to make sure that you get maximum benefits from the lunge because it forces you to get low!)  I counted a right lunge and left lunge as 1 – so it was 43 lunges on each side!

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(Poor planning on my part – early morning and no video so I got Chris up at 6:15 when I finished my work-out so he could make a demo before I showered!)  He got to sleep in because he is off today – I was up at 5:00!!!!

The rest of my work-out was Les Mills Combat.  I doubled up today!!  I started with HIIT Power – always brutal!!! Then I did Combat 30 – good but easier than the first!!

Registration opened up today (and I signed up this morning!!!) for the Heartland Ultra-marathon!!  There is a 100 mile race and a 50 mile.  I’m just going to do the 50 (hopefully next year I will be ready for the 100!).  The race isn’t until October but I wanted to sign-up on day 1!  WooHoo – 50 miles!!!  (Anyone want to pace some miles on October 12, 2013?  Let me know!!)

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For the short month of February, I thought it would be fun to add in a challenge move every day.   I love all of the challenges that different people offer in the blog world but it is hard for me to follow them completely in addition to doing my own work-outs and running.  I decided to just do something new for myself by picking 1 move and doing it each day in the month of February for the # of reps that goes along with the day of the month.

My move – Wall Sit for 1 minute!!!  DSCN2617

Look – I can even do it after my shower.  Really, that was my whole idea – something that I could just do at different times in the day not just during my sweaty work-out.  By the end of the month it will have to be at a lot of different times of the day – no way will I be doing 28 minutes worth all at the same time!!!

If you decide to pick a move of the month and play along let me know!!!  We could motivate each other!

Today I have a full day of 5th grade!!!  Reading, math, science, social studies……Friday!

So many things (all starting with F) – but one of the best – Fun Friday!!!!

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Have a great Fun Friday!!!


Let me know if you want to play along on the daily February move!!!