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Workout Wednesday

Wanna run a 5K and have a great time with the girls?  You do!  Then, I have got the race for you!  Check out the Pretty Muddy 5K.  It is a fun filled, obstacle (optional) course filled run, with NO MEN allowed!

There are so many awesome obstacles on this course.  They are completely optional…the muddy ones are optional too, but with an obstacle called “Better Than a Dirty Martini” (see above video) why wouldn’t you want to do it!?!  I know I will be, and I would love for you to join me in this totally fun 5K.

Here are the Pretty Muddy dates and locations so far, and they are still adding on more locations!

June 1 – Dallas, TX
June 29 – Sacramento, CA
September 7 – Chicago, IL
September 14 – Columbus, OH
September 28 – Richmond, VA
October 12 – Atlanta, GA
November 30 – Tampa, FL
December 7 – Miami, FL

Here is a great discount code for a one time $20 discount coupon code GIRLTIME that expires on January 31st, so sign up now for a race near you! Here is a step-by-step guide for using your discount code:

First click on the event you want to register for using the links. You should see this:

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Click on the pink link that says “Enter promotional code” – It brings up a box you can type in.

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Type GIRLTIME and hit apply.  Then, enter the quantity and hit register.

Workout Wednesday 2

It is Workout Wednesday, so it is time to get our workout on!  This is based off of an old CrossFit workout of the day that I have done in the past.  Well, the running part is.  The original workout was to run for 1/2 mile, 75 sit-ups, 50 kettlebells, and 50 squats.  I’ve added a link to an example of the lunges with shoulder press.  Remember to stretch when you are done!

Just a Little Crossfit

A Fun Workout for Everyone

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Last week I was watching the Biggest Loser and Bob did the “Deck of Cards” workout with his team.  It got me to thinking about the last time I did the deck of cards workout, and I realized it had been over a year!  That means it is time for me to get out a deck of cards and get an amazing workout in!

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My son saw me grab the deck of cards, and he thought we were going to play a card game.  I then explained the workout to him, and he wanted to join right in.  I cut back the reps he had to do and made his exercises different from mine…after all, he is only 7.  So, we had a great workout together, and he had a ball laughing at me moaning about more burpees.  I swear my son stacked the deck against me.  He drew Aces and Kings back to back for burpees, spiders, and wall squats…I think I shed a tear at one point.

Here is how the Deck of Cards Workout goes:
Deck of Cards Workout

The great thing about this workout is that you get to choose 4 exercises, which makes it a perfect at-home workout, and a great workout for beginners (you can choose exercises based on your fitness level).  If you don’t want to use any equipment, you can choose exercises that only require you to use your own body weight, and there are quite a bit out there to choose from.  What exercises would you choose for your Deck of Cards Workout?

Here is what I chose for my exercises:

Link to example of Spider Push-Ups:  Spider Push-Ups…if you want more of a challenge try Spiders on a BOSU
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Post Christmas Workout Wednesday

Happy Day After Christmas!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

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Our Christmas Eve was pretty tame.  I spent the day cleaning out and organizing our laundry room, and then baking coffee cakes for all the neighbors to have on Christmas morning.  I have to say the laundry room looks pretty amazing!  Just check out the before and after pictures.

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I do have an interesting short story from Christmas Eve night…While I was baking, I was singing along to the Rolling Stones’ song You Can’t Always Get What You Want, and my son says, “I haven’t heard this Christmas song before.” I reply, “It isn’t a Christmas song. What makes you think it is?” Web then says, “It is about how you shouldn’t want something and accepting what you are given and need,” Makes sense to me. Guess we have a new Christmas song to add to the playlist!

We also had a great fireworks display put on by our neighbors on Christmas Eve.  We had a ball watching the show, and I could almost pretend that it was warm outside just like on the 4th of July.

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Christmas morning we were greeted by Hank and Tilly breaking into the doggie gifts early!  In our house our son never has gotten up early for Christmas. It is always the dogs waking him up, and this morning they were dragging him out of bed.

All 3 of them dug right in to the toys and stuffed shin bones.  They each got a mammoth stuffed toy to de-stuff, and they had them all de-stuffed before night fall.

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Santa and the grandparents stocked our son up with Legos.

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Santa also brought Bill and I the TRX suspension trainer!  Bill already has done a workout with the system, and he is raving about what a great core workout he got.  My goal is to get a TRX workout in on Friday, so I’ll let ya know how it goes.  I also got some pretty awesome gift cards to Starbucks and Barnes and Noble too!!

My friend Caroline brought over an amazing gift bag full of goodies from Alaska.  One of the goodies was Blueberry Hot Cocoa.  I’ve never heard of blueberry hot cocoa, and I’m dying to try it!  Check out the all natural almond and cashew butter too!

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Oh, and of course we had our chocolate croissants for breakfast.  Flakey, buttery, chocolaty, goodness…and I enjoyed every bite!

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What did Santa bring you? Did you get any cool workout gear?

It is still Workout Wednesday, so I guess I should be getting to the workout part of this post.  I know I’m in a bit of a post holiday stupor (I just want to lay on the couch and read or watch movies).  However, I know I will be happier after a workout, so it is time for me to get my butt in gear.

Since I’m going to be running quite a bit of races in 2013, and I’m getting my upper body built up for aerial silks in February, I figured I would combine the the two into a workout today.  Today’s workout involves a treadmill and weights (have the weights you will need set next to your treadmill).  You will run or do sprints on the treadmill in between working your upper body out with weights.  This is a great workout to do if you are pressed for time.  Do 1-3 rounds of this circuit style workout (Today my goal is to do 3 rounds).  I’ll follow up this workout with my Get Those Abs workout and some yoga.  Remember to stretch after you are done!  What is your post Christmas workout?
Its About Time For Upper Body

Not Thanksgiving Again!

In all honesty, I truly hate Thanksgiving.  I’m just like that turkey on the wire trying to hide.  It is the only time of the year when I’m forced to cook a massive meal (90% of which I don’t like) and then clean up the massive mess I made creating said meal.  Of course, I’m leaving out the preparation of the whole debacle.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook, I just hate having to cook a massive meal I don’t like and creates a huge mess.  Not to mention the smell of green bean casserole, which my husband cannot live without.  It makes me want to gag every year.

I know many of you out there are saying, well cook food that you like too.  My response is:  I’m too dang tired from cooking all the other foods to even consider making something for myself.  Then, there is the extra clean up from the extra food I would make for myself.

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This year I have had a stroke of luck!  I’m working Thanksgiving morning!!  I think I’m the only person who could be happy about something like this, but I am.  Woohooo!!  I’ll be teaching a “Burn the Bird” 60 minute Spinning class at our gym.  So, since it takes me an hour just to get to work, I won’t be able to cook Thanksgiving dinner, and my husband gets to do it all!!  0000760_300Hubby will also be brining the turkey.  I ordered the brine from Williams-Sonoma before I hadWilliams-Sonoma Apple & Spices Turkey Brine the option of working on Thanksgiving (I’m the only one teaching that day, and the gym is only open till noon).  Everyone raves about their turkeys when they brine them, so I figured that we could give it a try this year.  Since this is my husband’s first time cooking a turkey and brining it, I wish him the best of luck!!  Our son says he will, “help him and make sure that he doesn’t create too much smoke,” in the kitchen while he is cooking.  I may just like this years Thanksgiving after all!

For those of you who would still like to get a workout in on Thanksgiving, but cannot go to the gym, here is another 300 Workout you can do at home!
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A Beach Workout

Well, it is winter here in North Dakota.  This morning it is a whopping 23 degrees.  It has already snowed here a few times, and thankfully all of it melted.  However, the freezing cold weather is here to stay (no matter how much I beg and plead …okay maybe overly curse mother nature).  I know most of us want to hibernate once the cold weather hits, and this causes us to pack on the pounds.   Make this the year that you don’t hibernate and gain that winter weight!  Make it your goal to stay fit and healthy.  I know this will be my goal for the winter, and I know it is going to be hard.  There will come times when I will start pacing the kitchen (while hiding inside from the snow and –50 degree wind chills) craving something warm, gooey, and sweet.  I will fight it!!!  We all must or the winter weight gain will win again!!!  I will not let white, ugly, fluffy stuff that falls from the sky be the reason I gain weight and you mustn’t either!

So, we all must continue working-out throughout the horrible winter weather!  The added bonus is that by continuing your workouts or starting to workout you will have that beach body for next year!!  If you are just beginning, make sure you are incorporating cardio and weights into your weekly workout routine.  This will keep you toned and burning calories throughout the winter.

Right now I’m missing my beaches and warm weather in Florida a bunch.  Therefore, I pulled out this old workout I did a lot in Florida. You can do it on the beach or dreaming you’re at the beach .Hot smile

Also, stay tuned for a free give-away that will be announced this weekend!


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