Quick Stage 2 Intro

Today we were back in the gym to start Stage 2 of the New Rules of Lifting for Women. SO happy to be back in the gym! We ran outside last week during our ‘rest’ week from lifting. It was nice being outside again but totally threw off Timmy’s schedule. Anyway…I was nervous to try new things today. I like knowing and I like feeling comfy. The front squat push press scurred me but we did it and I like it.


Something that totally threw off all of my gym mojo this morning was realizing that if I’m holding two 20lb dumbbells it’s actually 40lbs. Yes? Am I right? Because holding them and lunging is using the whole body with those 40lbs. It’s not like Im doing bicep curls holding 20s which would be only actually using 20 on each arm. Am I right? It just hit me today. Which means all of my weights for lunges and step ups in stage 1 are off. Which makes me twitchy.

It also means we are twice as awesome as we thought we were, right? Stepping up with 40lbs instead of 20lbs? Someone please tell me that’s how it is because the light bulb went on today and now I’m hella confused.

So. Stage 2 workout A was a success. It sucked and my butt is sore already but yay! Workout B throws some interval cardio in the mix as well as some scary sounding exercises. Dumbbell prone cuban snatch…Bulgarian split squat. Eek!


PS- I also caved in and bought a Fit Book. It’s a tiny little book that you can track workouts, food, sleep, measurements, goals, etc for 12 weeks. Kassie used to rave about it and needed a new one so I went to Target with her and got my own. And it’s fun. I like it 🙂

Savenger Hunt Sunday

I feel like I only blog on Sundays. I’m really not that crazy busy but at least I have something making me blog at least once a week.

Here is this weeks Scavenger Hunt Sunday themes: Macro, Found Texture, Home, Cover, Tree.


Ok so it’s not totally macro but it’s the best I could do with what I have! Aloe



Sidewalk out front



Tried to get creative with some sweet picture of the kids. But they are NOT sweet and would NOT let me get a serious picture. So here is “home” to me. Drinking my gallon of coffee while the kids tear the place apart from across the counter 🙂



I made a camera strap cover. First time ever. I also learned something (that I already knew) about my sewing. Things would turn out a heck of a lot better if I would read instructions, measure, iron, and pin. I’m more of an eyeball it and hope it turns out kinda girl. Thankfully I made it longer than needed because I had to cut hems off a few times because I didn’t think before sewing and messed up. A lot. Anywho, I need to take it in a bit but I was lazy and done so I just pinned the ends lol I’ll go back and fix it some day…maybe.



There was no question as to what I would use for me tree picture. Best. Tree. EVER. Taking the picture was hard though. One day before I move I’m going to get back to Screamers and have Carmelo stick another bird on there.


That’s it! Next week is Food, Purple, In Disguise, Shapes, and Photographer’s Choice.

Spider Hands

Spider hands are back! Late, but we did them. For the last few years I’ve done the handprint spiders with Layla. I got the stuff out to make them with friends yesterday then completely spaced out and didn’t do it. I think this was Timmy’s first time…I found the footprint ghosts from last year but no spider. Just Layla’s. Anywho, Timmy with paint on his hands = yikes! First he freaked and wanted it OFF and tried to wipe it on anything he could and then he just stuck his hand in his mouth.

Anyway…Get your paint, paper, googly eyes, and glue. And lots of baby wipes.

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Next, get the big kid to be your demo because once you paint the baby’s hands there is no taking pictures. Paint everything but the thumb, press, flip, repeat.

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Once that’s dry glue the eyes on

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Then paint on a smile…and a bow if you think they need to be different.

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Names and year and you’re done! Now to make ghost feet. They may turn into Thanksgiving ghost feet if I don’t get on it soon…