Not real spiders….the day’s 43!!!  Spider push-ups :Approve:If you have never tried these, you should. I’m pretty sure that you will feel them – my arms are still shaking.

Start in plank (push-up position).  Do a full push-up and then bring your right knee to your right elbow.  Return to push-up position, push-up, then bring your left knee to your left elbow.  Continue till you reach your goal….for me 43!

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(I made a demo with Jordan (my 13 year old) but it was really dark and I couldn’t figure out how to change it so he will demonstrate something another time.)

After I collapsed on the ground at the end of the 43, I eventually managed to get myself up and finished my work-out with about 45 minutes of pilates.

This afternoon is Jordan’s last cross country meet of 8th grade. (And, I did manage to get a 9 page newsletter done yesterday!!!)

Happy Fun Friday!!!  Kim

Work Those Hamstrings!

The 43 today is one of my favorite moves! I LOVE dead-lifts!!  Plus, I added in a row so it was a nice combo move to work hamstrings, butt, and back muscles.

I started standing up straight with 15 pound dumbbells in each hand.  Hinge from the waist and, without rounding your back, lower down.  Come up about halfway and perform row – really squeeze shoulder blades together when you draw your elbows in. Lower arms and slowly lift body back to upright, squeezing butt as you come up.

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For the rest of my work-out I did Les Mills Pump – Combat DVD.  One of my very favorite work-outs when I only have about 45 minutes.  I also did 2 quick 10 minute walks with a friend.

Now I have to get busy on the newsletter for Hunter’s school.  It has to go home tomorrow and I haven’t started – I still have 12+ hours, plenty of time!!!

Kim  :Aerobics:

5:15 AM?!

Today started very early!!! I’m subbing at Hunter’s school today so I had to get my work-out and 43 before I left.  The good news is, it is only 7:00am and I’ve done my work-out and gotten ready for the day!!  The bad news – I might have lost count during my 43 and done 10 extra – I figured more is always better! 😀

The 43 of the day was a roll-up or get-up.  Start on your back with arms over-head and roll  up.  Pop up onto your feet with a jump then lower  down and roll back to start.

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(It is light out only because I had Hunter film my demo yesterday since I knew this morning would be early.  I really did my 43 this morning!!)

If you want to make these more challenging, keep your hands behind your head the entire time.  (Turkish get-ups)

After the 43 I did 2 of my favorites:   Upper 20 and Lower 20 both part of Turbo Fire with Chalean.

6th grade – here I come!!!

Kim :Aerobics:

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