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Sometimes we Indulge – Sometimes we Overindulge – Looking for Moderation

Today’s 43 was a play on one that Nellie featured for one of her Weekly Wednesday workouts.  She showed a split squat with a side kick this past week.  I don’t have my step here but we have stairs!!!

I stood on the 2nd step and did a squat then pushed up into a side leg raise.  Not gonna lie, about 15 in I started wishing that I had used the bottom step – oh, well gotta make up for yesterday!!!

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Even though I only did 1 side for the demo, you know I had to do 43 with the other leg – I just didn’t want to film my backside!!!  This move was great for burning out my quads and my hips!!!

After that I headed outside to take advantage of the beauty all around me!!  I ran 4 miles (8:37 pace) and walked an easy 1/4 mile cool down.  It wasn’t too hot yet (around 80) but it was muggy – I was dripping with in the first 5 minutes!!!

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I’m one of those people who doesn’t ever completely deny myself things.  If I want a piece of candy,Screen shot 2013-07-21 at 8.23.15 PMI usually go ahead and have it.

When I go shopping, I might come home with 

new workout clothes
new workout clothes


new boots!
new boots!

Sometimes I even buy stuff that we really need!!  (Pretty much I love to shop!!)

And, we all know that I enjoy an evening 


So, I don’t really have a problem with indulging in things!  However, I know my personality and I also know that if I’m not careful I can easily overindulge.

I may have consumed more than 1 candy bar in a setting before.  I might have shopped all day and bought a ton of stuff that we don’t really need.  And, on very rare occasions, I might have more cocktails than I should.  

Each time that I overindulge, whether it is with food, shopping, cocktails, sometimes even  with working out, I remember why it is so important to practice moderation in all things. I don’t beat myself up, I just remind myself – Screen shot 2013-07-21 at 8.33.14 PMI try to practice moderation on a daily basis.  Sometimes I overdo certain things (like feeling the need to run 5 hours!!!) but overall I try to live a life of moderation in all things!!!

Do you ever overindulge?  Do you beat yourself up or just remind yourself of why moderation is the key?

  This week I plan to indulge (possibly over-indulge) in the beach and sleeping (very rare for me to not get up early anymore but I’m going to try and catch up)!!

Happy Monday!!!  I’m off to the beach!!


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!





Hunter – You’re so Smart!

Today I was happy to take Hunter’s advice about my 43!  I did a sit-up with a stability ball pass from arms to legs and back to arms to make a complete rep.  I was going to use an 8 pound medicine ball and after a couple of dangerous attempts, Hunter said he wouldn’t take any pictures if I used the medicine ball!  REALLY GOOD CHOICE!!!! Thank you, Hunter!!

The 43 was plenty challenging using a stability ball!  I started with my arms and legs fully extended and the stability ball in my hands:

Arms extended
arms and legs extended

I did a full sit-up and passed the ball to my legs:

Legs & arms fully extended
legs & arms fully extended

Then I did another full sit-up and passed the ball back to my arms and into extension again.

Pass from arms to legs
ball pass

2 passes (2 sit-ups) = 1 rep so really 86 total sit-ups – No wonder it was a hard 43!  And, Hunter saved me from any death injury!!

Yesterday I got to spend quality time with Hunter at school.  The 6th graders have study hall at the end of the day and yesterday, because they had taken tests in a couple of classes, no one had any homework.  I let them have free time with their electronics and other equally “educational” items.

Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 8.24.19 AM Hunter pulled out his Rubik cube and the entire class was very impressed!!  (He can solve it fairly quickly!!)  One of the other boys said, “Hunter is smart.  I bet he is really in high school.”  Another student said, “He’s probably already out of high school!!!”  It was funny!!! (and made my mommy heart proud!!!!)

Today is a shopping day!!!!  I can’t wait!  Chris and I are going to finish up our Christmas shopping!!!  I’m sure I am far more excited about this than Chris – but I do have a plan so it’s not like we are just doing random shopping for me!!!

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Yep – that’s pretty much how we look when we shop!

Have a great Fun Friday!!!