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Staying True to My “Why”

Today’s 44 was a great one to get my heart rate up quickly!!!  I did a squat thrust with 4 plank jacks.  Instead of standing in between each rep, I just jumped my knees in and back out because I wanted this to be a shoulder burner!!!

This isn’t quite as hard as burpees but pretty close!!!

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I started blogging exactly 1.5 years ago today.  
365 days of Daily 43s and 182 days of Daily 44s = 547 consecutive days of a daily move and writing a blog post.

When I first started blogging, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing!  I just knew that I wanted to use my blog to document my daily moves!!!  

The first month or two that I blogged, all I wrote about was the exercise of the day and maybe a line or two about something else.  

Slowly, I realized that I could do more than just write about whatever “daily” move I completed and I started to make this space more personal.  I also started following more and more blogs and over time developed actual relationships with some incredible bloggers!!

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 8.42.53 AMI think that the blogging community is what keeps me logging in to my little blog space every single day!!!  I love reading other blogs and sharing our lives through comments back and forth!!!

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 8.41.46 AMLately, I have been struggling to read and comment as much as I want to while keeping up with my blog and my actual daily life!  I don’t want to compromise the reason behind my blog because I am still very much committed to doing 44 reps of whatever daily move I pick.

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 8.57.41 AMI have been trying to figure out how to customize my blog without compromising my intent behind blogging.  My goal has never been to make money from this or to have the most views or anything other than just to be me.  The online friendships were something that I didn’t even know would happen and I feel blessed beyond measure to have “met” so many great people.

I think I have a plan for my blog going forward that will help cut down on some of my stress (I don’t want blogging to be a source of stress) and still allow me to stay true to why I started this in the first place.

Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 8.58.56 AMI think ultimately, it is about being true to ourselves (in every aspect of our lives) and that is what I want to do!!!

Happy Sunday!!!


Roller Coasters – Love them or Hate them?

Today’s 43 was a lot of jumping!!  I haven’t done a single burpee in weeks now – and as much as I hate burpees, I love them even more!!!  I didn’t do a true burpee today (no push-up) but close.

I did a squat thrust (burpee with no push-up) and then 2 floor jack before jumping back in and jumping up.

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This was a fairly quick 43 but it definitely got my heart rate up!!

No other workout today – going to gear up for the “party” circuit!!!

Screen shot 2013-05-18 at 9.26.24 AMRoller coasters are not my thing!!!  They don’t make me sick – I just don’t like them!!!Screen shot 2013-05-18 at 9.27.41 AMAnd, the wooden roller coasters – don’t get me started on how much I hate them!!  I haven’t been on one in about 20 years!Screen shot 2013-05-18 at 9.29.41 AMSo, today, Jordan is with a band group at Screen shot 2013-05-18 at 9.32.50 AM

I’m not really worried (maybe a little).   I’m super happy that I’m not there!!Screen shot 2013-05-18 at 9.33.39 AMI hope that he and all of the band (and orchestra) members have a great time!!!Jordan - bandAnd, hopefully, Jordan has inherited his Dad’s love of roller coasters and not my fear aversion to them!!!

Do you like roller coasters?

Happy Saturday!!