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Shorts in January = Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

Today’s 43 was HARD!!  It was a push-up using 4 medicine balls.Medicine Balls

(Mine aren’t all the same size but it works out OK!)  I have 2 – 8 pound balls that are the same size, 1 – 9 pound ball and another 8 pound ball with handles.

The first challenge with this move is trying to balance yourself on the 4 balls – each hand and foot gets a ball!  Then – do the push-up!

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I managed to get through all 43 but I had to stop and stretch about 5 times!  Of course, each stretch break meant I had to rebalance myself!  Fun!!  (BTW – I got this move from P90X2.)

After the push-up fun, I did Les Mills Combat Combat 60 – Ultimate Fighter.  I love how hard I feel like I’ve worked when this one is done!  I was going to try one of my new Zuzka (from Body Rock) DVDs – I did about 10 minutes and then decided that it was crazy not to take advantage of the warmer weather and go out for a run.

Shorts – I ran in shorts!!!!  January 28 in Kansas and I ran in shorts!!!  I can’t even begin to describe how happy that makes me!  (It is supposed to get to 70 today but even the 50 that I just ran in was AWESOME!!!)

I only did an easy 2.1 miles (8:00 min/pace).  It wasn’t really about running hard – just enjoying the gorgeous day!

Screen shot 2013-01-27 at 1.56.53 PMI saw this ecard and thought it was funny (with some truth even though I don’t actually count calories)!!!  I’m pretty sure if I have saw how many burpees it would take to burn off some of favorite things I might quit having them – Nah, I would probably just quit reading the label!!!

Happy Monday – I hope everyone has beautiful weather to enjoy!



Turner Family Pull-Ups

For the 43 today I took on one of my biggest challenges of all times – Pull-ups!!!  Today all 3 of my boys participated!!!

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(that would be a total of 3 for Jordan!)

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(2 for Hunter – but he hasn’t been able to do them because of the broken wrist earlier in the fall)

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(Chris in his very first demo for me – 12 – way to go, Babe!!)

The only times I have ever been able to do real pull-ups are after I have gone through P90X and P90X2.  It has been awhile since I have done either of those programs (slacker, here!!) so I had to do assisted pull-ups in order to get in 43 (or even 1!).  I used a stool (I tried to use it minimally and not completely push off of it each time) to help.

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(I didn’t feel the need for you to watch all 43 of mine – it was painful and not pretty!)

Not gonna lie – even with the “cheat” this was a HARD 43!!!  Clearly, I need to start trying to do pull-ups more often!

After the family pull-up event, I did another work-out:  Turbo Jam 20 minute work-out.  This is the first time in over 3 weeks that I have done any Turbo work-outs and even though I had to keep it low impact (see, Doc, I sort-of listen!) it was fun!!!

Yesterday after skating across a couple of icy parking lots, braving Wal-Mart (what was I thinking on that one?) and a marathon grocery shopping expedition, I came home to this:

Look out, Hunter!!!
Look out, Hunter!!
Ummm...the camo isn't really helping in the snow
Ummm…the camo isn’t really helping in the snow

And after a bit I looked outside and saw this lovely site:

Snow Angels
Snow Angels

I guess you never get to old for fun in the snow!!!

I did not choose to participate in the snow play – I am sort-of a complete hater of snow and cold weather!!!  Instead, I had this as my treat for dealing with the madness of the shopping world:

my kind of cake!!!
my kind of cake!!!

This stuff is sooooo good!!!  There is also a chocolate cake vodka – equally tasty.

Happy Saturday!!!  I hope you don’t have any crazy Wal-Mart shopping to endure!