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Fitness Friday #4

24 Feb

“Apparently I get bored easily. I need to find something new to do…any ideas?”

This was how my post originally started. If you read my post from yesterday you will see I received what I was asking for today.

My friend Martha challenged herself when she read my Wednesday post and then asked if anyone wanted to join. I love a good challege, and since my fitness life was becoming dull – I was so happy Martha asked! 

Alaska has proved to be a challenge for me on the fitness level. I hate cold. Just ask Nick. I think he is tired of me being cold. Lying next to a girl in sweatpants, socks, and a hooded sweatshirt CANNOT be attractive.  I have really been struggling. Martha was my answer and I am not sure if she will ever really understand how much it was needed. Thank you Martha.

What have you done to overcome a funk? How do you keep your fitness routine exciting?


All About A Challenge Huh?

23 Feb

My Dear friend Martha read my post from yesterday (especially the part about reading 10 books in March) and then decided to create her own set of challenges on her blog HERE. She asked if anyone wanted to join her – well who loves a challenge? That is ME!

So here it goes Martha along with some answer to your challenges (duh)!

#1 – I will up my ante to 20 books by Easter.  I have a crap load of books that I wanted to read but never read. So not proud of that, so I have pulled out my list of books I keep with me. I will whittle it down .I will be watching your Goodreads.com progress Martha!

#2 – I will join you in both A and B. I cannot do push ups and I was a competitive gymnast for 8 years and was a very strong person.  What happened??? I think Nick will even get a kick out of this one. He knows how much I suck at them – and even Petra knows how bad I am. I want pictures – and I will take them too!

#3 – I will make a schedule and stick to it. This one has helped me with my post I wrote for tomorrow. I needed something to help me.  You my friend, just helped me. So thanks for making me re-write tomorrow’s post. Thank you for this…really.

Monday: Stationary Bike  ( I like the idea of the bike, just because it is different)

Tuesday: Pilates & Yoga

Wednesday: Run & Yoga

Thursday: Pilates & Yoga

Friday: Run

Saturday & Sunday I will try to take my girls for walks as weather allows. Maybe some Yoga too 🙂

Martha – can’t wait to see how we both end up by Easter!

Thankful Thursday #4

16 Feb

Ahhhh….so many things to be thankful for today and everyday for that matter.

#1 I have met some really great people up here and some really not so great people.  It has made me realize that those who think everything is about them will always make it that way regardless if you weren’t even thinking of them when you post a status. You just learn that when start throwing daggers your way for no reason to say a prayer for them and wish them the best.

#2 I am so glad I have found Yoga and Pilates. I really enjoy the restful feeling it gives me. I will be trying more of these in the future once my checking account feels normal again.

#3 I am thankful for friend who encourage me alone every step of the awful way. I am trying to clean my eating habits and detoxing is so not a fun feeling.  I am taking it a little at a time. I started with Coffee and soda. That is the hardest thing for me. I have headaches, but I also have a cheering section. 🙂

#4 Roosters.

#5 My husband. He always remembers the random things I say that even I forget about. Example: A couple of weeks ago we were talking about things and I said I wanted one of those desk speaker things for me iPod. For Valentine’s day I got one. I did want one – but I forgot I had even mentioned it.  I love him for being so sweet and remembering things like that.

#6 My Daycare Professional Cassandra. 🙂  She sends me pictures throughout the day and updates of the randomness my children bring to a day. I love it. It means so much to me 🙂


Fitness Friday #3

10 Feb

Pilates – a new workout for me.  Here is some info :

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility and long, lean muscles, strength and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing to relieve stress and allow adequate oxygen flow to muscles, developing a strong core or center (tones abdominals while strengthening the back), and improving coordination and balance. Pilates’ flexible system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. No muscle group is under or over trained. (Thank you Wikipedia for this)

Intimidating, right?

Alaska Pacific University offers a class two days a week on my lunch break and I decided why not? I have heard so many great things about it. I have done Windsor Pilates before – via VHS tape in college. I loved it then and thought maybe I could try it again and get back out of my fitness rut! I really enjoyed the class and the instructor was so very nice!

I have enjoyed it so much that I think I might try to take a weekend class or another week night class to give me some inner peace.  Even though we got some good news on Wednesday – I think keeping my inner peace about military life is a must!  I am going to purchase my own mat as I want something that is totally me. 

Your thoughts?

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