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Someone Stole My Identity

Today’s 44 sort of reminded me of my track days – I did a knee up with a little twist to that side.Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 7.30.29 AM

Obviously not me but I needed the beach picture!!!  I did all 44 with my right knee up and then switched to the left side.

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Still not me but this picture is pretty accurate for how the move looked (minus the fact that this is a guy!) – almost a bounce each time you lift the knee – plus he’s on a track!!!

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 7.39.07 AMSo, this week I have spent hours on the phone because someone stole my identity.  It is a little creepy to know that someone knows things they shouldn’t about me.

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 7.34.33 AMThis person knows my Social Security number – he/she has opened up at least one new account using it.

They know my home address (this one really freaks me out!) – the new account they opened is using my address.

They have used other accounts of mine by walking into the store and having the someone look up the card number – in one case the store worker even changed the ID to theirs.

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 7.33.28 AMAll of these things happened in Florida in about a  one week period.  (unless there is more that I don’t know about yet)

I have filed a police report, cancelled credit cards, called about my social security card, put a fraud alert on my credit.  One of the worst parts is that many of the people I’ve had to talk to on the phone act like this is my fault.

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Needless to say, this has been a very frustrating week and I’m sure it will continue to be a stressful process.  Sort of scary because you never really think about something like this until it happens to you.  I truly hope that none of you ever have to deal with this!!!

Happy Friday!


BTW – since it is Friday and therefor supposed to be fun, if you missed this FUN post yesterday over at Cranky Fitness head over and see how you can mix exercise and wine!!!

It’s Really Going to Happen!!!

Today for my 43 I went with another move from Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama.  Her Wednesday workouts always are a great source of inspiration for me and yesterday’s move was a good one – Side-to-Side Plies.  I changed it up a little – I added a weight (20 pound kettle bell) and I lifted my knees out to the  side instead of across my body.

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This was a good move – fairly short even for 43 and very effective!  BTW – I counted a right knee and a left knee as 1 rep.

Today was Garage Boot Camp – I thought it would be cooler since it had been raining but I was WRONG!!!  It was muggy!  Oh well, we still had fun.  We did the Tone & Hold workout.  I like this one because once you finish working a particular muscle group (to exhaustion!) you are done with it and don’t repeat any of the same moves!!!

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Yesterday morning when I drove Hunter to school we were talking about my Daily 43s and the fact that I have almost achieved my goal of completing a 43 every day for a year and blogging every day!

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Hunter said, “You haven’t made it yet.  A lot could happen and you might not get the next 4 days.”

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What?!   Has he not met me?!

I’m not sure what he thinks is going to keep me from succeeding – I told him that I did a 43 the day after I had surgery, on all the holidays, on vacation, when I had to take rush trips to TX for illness or death – nothing has kept me from getting in a 43 yet so why would he think that the next few days would be any different?!  Silly!!

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He seemed to think that Friday might trick me up!!!  I guess I will just have to show him that even Friday the 13th isn’t going to stop me!!!Screen shot 2013-09-12 at 5.49.32 AM

I’m actually down to just 3 more days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – and I will have 365 days of 43s!!!!

I have enjoyed the challenge of a daily activity so much that I’m planning another year of it.  Monday I will start my daily 44s!!!!  (starting with 44 miles)  

So, even if Hunter has some doubts, I know that I’m going to make my goal and start off strong for the next year!!!

What is your current goal? 

Happy Thursday!!



So Many Workouts, So Little Time

Today for my 43, I did a side lunge and a knee lift with the opposite leg.  

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The nice thing with this move was that it required a bit of mental work, too – I had to think about each part of the move as I did it otherwise I leaned the wrong way or lifted the wrong part!!  Plus, the knee lift was a small bonus for my core and hip flexors!!

I did all 43 to the right side first (with a left knee lift) and then switched and did 43 lunges to the left with a right knee lift.

Today I did another round of Les Mills Body Pump – Pump and Shred.  This workout is 45 minutes of lifting including a squat track (about 5:30), a chest track (5:00), back track with dead lifts and clean & press (5:15), lunge track with more squatting (5:00), shoulder track (4:45) and core work (4:00).  One of my favorite parts of the Body Pump workouts is the final stretch – they always include at least 5 minutes of stretching and after all of the lifting it is a treat (even for someone, like me, who doesn’t really like to spend time stretching!!). I am enjoying these workouts so far, as they get me in the mood to stay in shape and actually stick to it. Plus, with the awesome inner chest workout that I am currently doing, I have a feeling that I may be seeing positive results sooner than I think. It’s all about being consistent with it.

One of the many things that I love about reading other blogs is the AMAZING workouts that so many bloggers share.  My Pinterest workout board is getting bigger and bigger!!Screen shot 2013-07-06 at 9.28.16 AM

412 pins – of those, I’ve probably only done about 30.  I’ve pulled some ideas out of different ones for my daily 43 and even for my boot camp but there are still LOTS of great workouts that I want to try.

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Plus, I have a few workout DVDs to choose from.  I’ve done all of them at least once but still want to do them again (and again!!!).   I have a nice variety of really intense workouts (Insanity, P90X, Body Pump), Pilates and Yoga, shorter workouts (lots of the 10-minute option DVDs where you can do from 1-5 of the sections), Tae-Bo (love!!), The Firm, some Denise Austin (old school!!), Biggest Loser workouts, Jillian Michaels, Cathe Frederick…..

This summer I have been creating a lot of my own workouts for my Boot Camp classes.  I come up with 3 new classes a week so that takes time to figure  them out, practice them and then teach the 6 classes (and I do the workouts every time!!).

And, then there is my top favorite option – RUNNING!!!  I don’t run as often as I used to because I’ve found that when I run too much I end up injured (usually with a stress fracture – I’ve had 6 or 7 in the last 10 years) but I still love running!

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So, while I have MANY options every day, I don’t have enough time for all the workouts I want to do!!!  Sometimes even when I really want to do a workout or challenge, I have to realize that time is still a limited resource and I can’t do it all!!!  

One of the workouts that I really wanted to do and just couldn’t make it work with my current schedule of running, boot camp, lifting and, at the time the program started, I was finishing Insanity Asylum – is Tina’s  Best Body Bootcamp program.  I signed up (paid and everything!!) for this round (I even have the badge on my sidebar!) Screen shot 2013-07-06 at 9.53.59 AM but when it was time to start I realized that I couldn’t add it in and give it 100% with the other workouts that I have going now.

It was really hard for me to let myself off the hook and know that it was OK to save it for another time but I know that was the smart choice!!!

What is the thing you wish you had more time for?

Mine is obviously fitness/working out but I know that it is not just about time but about physical energy which is also not limitless!!!

Happy Saturday!!!