THE FARMER’S WALK- Up Your Game!

kb-farmers-333x500If you think walking is for sissy’s…up your game with a good old fashion Farmer’s Walk!

While the Farmer’s Walk has probably been around just as long as farmers have, it has been only recently that I put some focus into this method of physical training.

The Farmer’s Walk, also known as the Farmer’s Carry, is something you may have seen or heard of in strongman competitions.  The thing is, people who participate in the strongman competitions are carrying weights of around 200-300 pounds in each hand!

If you are bulging with muscles, as strong as an ox, and can handle this level of weight, then I applaud you…and I want you to send me some pictures!  Continue reading

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Jumpstart Your Fitness!

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With Spring and Summer right around the corner, now is the time to put a little spring in your step!  In less than 10 weeks Summer will be officially standing on our doorstep….YES, only 10 weeks!  Now theoretically experts say losing 1-2 pounds per week is safe so I say “Let’s get started!”

If you have been like a bear in a cave all winter like I have, running a triathlon this weekend is most likely not going to happen.  For me, it is not going to happen next month either. 🙂  However, we can scoot like a turtle or scurry like a mouse, as long as we just get those legs moving.

One of the easiest ways to jumpstart your fitness routine is to just start walking.  Walking has been proven over and over again to Continue reading

Jodi Arias Trial Resumes!

JODI ARIAS PAUSES AS SHE TESTIFIES DURING HER MURDER TRIAL IN MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT IN PHOENIX

Jodi Arais is getting ready to take the stand for the 18th day in her own self-defense for the 2008 murder of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander!  If you are not familiar with this case Continue reading

Judge Throws Out Ban on Sugary Drinks!

One day before a ban on sugary drinks was to take effect in New York City, a State Supreme Court Justice, Milton Tingling ruledBlended-Iced-Coffee-closeup-cropped the new law was “arbitrary and capricious.”  Justice Tingling declared that New York City is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulation.” Continue reading

My Baby is 15 Today!

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Well, my little baby boy, Adam, has a Birthday today.  He is officially 15 years old! (Gulp).  I have no idea where the time went…but it definitely just flew on by.  Although I feel somewhat sentimental about it, there is also a big part of me that truly is not sure if I should laugh (and clap ecstatically) or cry.  For those of you who have teenagers, I am sure you know where I am coming from.  🙂

In honor of Adam’s Birthday, I would like to tell everyone in the web-universe a few things that a proud mom would love to brag about!  First, Adam is a very talented athlete.  He has played on select soccer teams for many years, and now plays high school football as a running back.  He also enjoys track and field and last year competed in his state track competition.

On top of being a talented athlete, he is also a honor student, typically making straight A’s nearly every year.  He is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, has lots of friends, and is simply a nice polite young man.

Adam would definitely be so embarrassed if he knew I was writing this on my blog.  However, I thought about it and then figured “hey…that’s what moms are for.”

So, a very big Happy Birthday to my favorite young man, Adam.  I love you and I am so proud of you!

Spring Forward!

The only way I can ever remember which direction the clock is changed for daylight savings time is by that little phrase “Springdaylight savings clock Forward and Fall backward.”  If you haven’t heard or used it before, try it!

Do you ever wonder WHY we have daylight savings time?  Continue reading

Are Your Thoughts Bossing You Around?

4277978437_cbccd5bfcbWith all the mumbo jumbo stuffed in our daily lives, it is not surprising how difficult it can be to quiet your mind from the daily information and stress overflow.  I know I am a “thinker,” and would even go so far as to admit I tend to dwell on stuff that should really just be dumped from the memory bank.  Sometimes that is easier said than done.  Here are some tips I have found that work for me. Continue reading