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Time for a Change!

Today for my 44 I used my favorite piece of equipment – 


I put my head on the BOSU and did a single leg hip lift.


It’s a small lift (as you can tell) but very effective.   My left hip was dying by the time I finished 44 and then I had to switch legs and repeat!!


I was definitely ready to be done with that second set!!!  Funny that my shoes have reflective parts and they always show the flash!!!

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I’ve decided that my posts will continue to start with my daily 44 because that really is the reason I started blogging (although it was for a daily 43!!).  

But…..I am going to quit posting about the rest of my workouts every day.  I know all y’all are probably thinking – FINALLY!!!  

Don’t get to excited – there will still be some days that I talk about my run from the day or about a particular DVD I did.  And some days I might be really excited about a new boot camp workout and feel the need to share it.  

I just won’t be sharing all of my workouts every day – I have started transitioning away from that the past month or so but I’m ready to make the change.

And with that major announcement – I’m off early to clean our venue – Friday wedding  and now a Saturday wedding  mean I have to bust tail to get it turned around!!!

Happy Saturday!!!


Real Life vs. Online Life

Today’s 43 was a challenge – my favorite kind of 43!!!  I got this move from Insanity Asylum (I’m a little obsessed with my new program!).  The move is a hip raise – roll – plank.

I’m going to try and describe it but I’m afraid it might be a little confusing (good thing there is a demo!!).  Start on the ground with your right leg extended and your right hand on the ground.  Your left knee should be bent, foot on the ground. Push your hips up (using your right arm) and rotate to the right until you are in plank.  While in plank, curl your right leg up.  Rotate to the left until you are back to the starting position.  Repeat (x43).

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You can see that I did a little mini push-up while in the plank – just an extra bonus!!!  And, Jordan helped me with the demo when he finally got up which was after I had already completed my 43 and sweaty workout so I was TIRED by the time we filmed this!!

Also, this was one of those super 43s where I did 2 sets because after I did all of them on my right side I had to switch and do 43 on my left.  My triceps and shoulders were shaking and burning by the time I finished!!!

Today’s Insanity Asylum workout was by far the hardest one yet – Vertical Plyo!  Like the name implies, there was a LOT of jumping!!!  The 10 minute warm-up was brutal and then the workout – YIKES!!!  Did I mention that there was a LOT of jumping?!  This is the kind of workout that pretty much sucks while you’re doing it but after you are done  you feel awesome!!!!

So lately I’ve read lots of the great recap posts about the Blend Retreat from a couple weeks ago.  I know there are a lot of other neat events where bloggers meet each other, too.

Reading about some of these has caused me to start thinking about the differences between meeting people online (through blogs and other social media) and in person.  Over the past few months, I have gotten to “know” some really amazing people through their blogs.  Screen shot 2013-05-31 at 8.33.26 AM

So far, I haven’t met any of my blogger friends in real life.  Last night I was talking to Chris and I told him that I hope to eventually met some of them in person.  What I really hope, though, is that when I meet my online friends for the first time – I’m the person they expected to meet!  Screen shot 2013-05-31 at 8.23.09 AM

Meaning that I hope no one thinks it is like the little Facebook cartoon above!!!  I try to keep my blog real and be exactly the same in it that I am in real life!!  Just like all of my wonderful pictures and videos – I don’t primp for them – cause I don’t fix myself up to workout!!!

I try to make most of my posts positive but some days (ummm…yesterday!) it just doesn’t happen cause life isn’t all roses for any of us!!!  Over-all though, I love my life and am usually happy both on my blog, when I comment on other blogs and in real life!!!

So, I hope that at some point I get to meet a lot of y’all!!  I even know some of the things I want to do with some of my blog friends:  (see if you know who some of these might be)

  • ride scooters to the playground
  • get the best weight room experience of my life
  • run (so this one is almost everyone!!!)
  • go to the Mall of America

I could list more but I already sound like a creepy stalker!!!Screen shot 2013-05-31 at 8.44.38 AM

What are your experiences meeting your blog friends for the first time?  Were they exactly what you expected, better?

Happy Fun Friday!!!


Texas Longhorns Win the Alamo Bowl!!!!

Hook ’em Horns!!!!  Way to end the year with a big win!

The 43 today was another combo move – you know I love combos!!!  It was a power fly.  I started on my back and then lifted my hips (I kept my hips up the entire time it took to complete the 43).  Each time I did a fly with my arms, I did a knee pull to my chest (alternating my knees).  I counted a right knee pull and a left knee pull as one rep so I actually did 86 chest flys!!!  Good thing I stuck with 10 pound dumbbells!!!

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I had to keep giving myself a little pep talk – I said at 23 I would take a short break but I didn’t!!  I said 33 would be the short rest – NO!!!  I made all 43 (86) without taking a break!!!

Today was day 5 of the 12 Days of Fitness – added in 5 frog crunches!

I am totally loving Hunter’s new punching bag/speed bag combo!!  I have decided it is a great substitute for me while I can’t run – I get a great cardio work-out with it and my arms are like jello after I’m done!!!  A total win!!!

Today I did 50 right jabs, 50 left jabs, 500 right-left punches  x 5 sets.  I didn’t take any breaks and it took 19 minutes.  Total of 3000 punches – 1500 with each arm and my arms are still shaking!!!  I also worked on the speed bag for about 2.5 minutes – I still don’t have great timing – hopefully it will get better!  I love the way I feel my triceps working when I hit the speed bag.    Who knows – maybe I will have a new career soon!

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It could be fun!  I wonder if the boys would come watch or be embarrassed?  Hmmm…..

Hunter has added another Rubik Cube to his collection – the 2 x 2 cube.  I didn’t even know there was such a thing until recently!!!  This one came yesterday afternoon in the mail (I had ordered these specialty ones and they were a bit late for Christmas – oh, well – extended Christmas for Hunter!!!)

2 x 2 Rubik Cube
2 x 2 Rubik Cube  Ready to solve

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2 x 2 Rubik Cube
2 x 2 Rubik Cube  Solved

Last night it was great to watch the Longhorns win!  They haven’t played up to their potential the last year or two – hopefully Mac Brown is right and 2013 will be their year!!!

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Guess I should get busy – Chris has  almost finished cleaning the whole house while I’ve been sitting here – oops!!!

Happy Sunday!