Category Archives: Yoga


My boys probably wish that we were warriors but I’m talking about….YOGA! I might have mentioned before that I spent years avoiding yoga – I just didn’t view it as a true work-out – I wanted to get my heart rate up and sweat!!!!  Well, over the past couple of years I’ve learned that yoga is hard!!!! I still don’t do it regularly but I occasionally add it into the mix and I enjoy (in a psychotic kind-of way) it.

The 43 was a combination of yoga poses that I tried to hold long enough to really get some shake in my legs!!!  I started with chair pose, then Warrior 1 – Warrior 2 – Warrior 3 and back to chair.  I alternated legs but only did a total of 43 not 43 per side.  I figured that it was better to take my time and actually hold the poses than it was to rush through as many as I could.  43 seemed way more manageable than 86!!!!

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Somehow I have gone longer than I planned since the last time I lifted weights – maybe subbing, birthday, friends over…!  Anyway, today I did Chalean Extreme (Beach Body) Push Circuit 1.  For the first time ever, I used 20 pound dumbbells for bicep curls!!! (I can barely lift my water cup now but that’s over-rated anyway!!)

Chris is off (Happy Veterans Day, Babe!) so I think we will spend the day together!

Happy Birthday today to my Poppa – 98!!!! Wish I could spend the day with him – if only Texas weren’t so far away!!!

July 2012

Have a super Monday!!!


Wobbling Trees

I figured since it is fall and the trees are blowing all over I would use that for my inspiration for today’s 43.  I decided to take the tree pose and amp it up by using this cute little wobble ball: (this one is part of the Firm fitness collection)

I did 43 tree poses, holding each for 30 seconds.  Because I was standing on the wobble ball, I had to tap my toe a couple of times.  I realized that my right leg has much better balance than my left!  I just alternated legs so it was a total of 43 and not 43 per leg.  I only paused long enough between each pose to switch legs and get my balance.  This worked every muscle in my lower body as well as my core and concentration!!!

After I finished 43 on the wobble ball, I did a tree pose with my right foot on the floor and held for 43 seconds and then repeated with my left foot on the floor.  Much easier without the wobble!!!

I started my second week of Chalean Extreme by repeating Burn Circuit 1.  I will spend 4 weeks doing the Burn Circuit before I move on.

I’m fixing to walk on my treadmill for awhile – not because I’m obsessed with working out but because I’m behind on Dancing with the Stars and I figure if I’m going to watch some mindless TV I might as well be moving, too!!

Enjoy your Wednesday!!!


Vinyasa Much?

43 of the day – Vinyasa.

I spent years completely avoiding all things yoga because I didn’t think it was a hard enough work-out.  I was wrong!!!  I love the way all of my muscles are used during a yoga session.

For my Vinyasa, I went through the following steps:

  • hands in prayer
  • inhale up
  • exhale fold forward
  • inhale – hands to shins (flat back)
  • exhale hands to floor
  • walk or jump back to plank
  • lower to Chaturanga
  • rise to upward-facing dog
  • move to downward dog
  • walk or jump feet in
  • rise up with hands in prayer


(Thanks to Hunter, my 11 year old son, for filming me and taking pictures for me today.)

Hunter was in the room while I was doing 43 of these and when I got to about 35 I said, “I wish I was younger.”  He asked why and I told him that then I wouldn’t have so many to do.  His reply, “Suck it up.”  So I did and finished my 43!!

I completed my work-out with a little Turbo Fire – Fire 45.  Any day that I get to do some Turbo Fire with Chalean is a good day!!!

Till tomorrow, Kim