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Good-Bye 2012

The final 43 of 2012 involved my


Today I did an L-step to the right with a knee raise and oblique crunch, L-step off the back with a knee raise and oblique crunch, repeat to left side and back = 1 rep.

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You can tell from the video that I included a knee raise and crunch as often as possible.  I enjoyed this 43 – it got my heart rate up some but was still low-impact!

I did day 6 of the 12 Days of Fitness – today added in 6 pull-ups. (I had to do the assisted kind!)

Today instead of doing a work-out, I closed out my work-out log for the year.  It was a pretty consistent year of working out for me – 291 days!!!  (if all I did was the daily 43, that did not count as a work-out day)   Only 78 days of running (stupid stress fracture/hip pain!!!) but I did get a total of 694.7 miles so that is 8.9 as a daily average!!!  Hopefully I will stay injury free in 2013!!

Some highlights of 2012:

  • Quit my job in June (happy & a little sad)
  • family trip to Florida   in June
  • Great Wolf Lodge with boys
  • Sam & Stacy up for 4th of July
  • family trip to Texas in July – spent lots of time with my 98 year-old Poppa
  • Hunter broke his arm (he handled it very well!) – end of July
  • family trip to Denver in August
  • started this blog in mid September!!
  • quick trip to TX – shopping with my sister – early October
  • lots of time spent together as a family – Chris wasn’t deployed at all this past year!!!

Looking forward to a great new year in 2013!!!Screen shot 2012-12-31 at 9.37.53 AM

I’m going to try to remember this quote every day!!!  I truly want 2013 to be the year that I live my life in the moment and not spend all of my time looking ahead (or behind)!

Happy end of 2012!!!


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!