You know I had every intention of posting a blog of some sort once a day but I just get sidetracked and a few days go by. Ohh well, so I have posted a video of our boxing drills that are part of my work out schedule every day here /exercise-it-does-a-body-great.html. I have to say I am a very lucky woman to have my husband as my very own trainer. I have gained a bit of weight, especially around the middle and I have been really wanting to get in shape and start eating better. So we have been at this for almost 3 weeks, the video was taken a couple days ago so this is the progress I have made in these 3 weeks. It's a work in progress but I tell you I have not felt better about my self in a really long time. This month also marks a year since I quit smoking, I honestly do not think I would be were I am physically if I still smoked. Anyway another topic for another day. As always any questions or comments are more than welcome. Under this video I am going to go ahead and post what I do every day. It's not on there but twice a week we do nothing but Thai Chi. We are working on getting some more students and eventually maybe opening our own training center. My husband has been doing martial arts for over 20 years and is certified in it. So my point, if you or anyone you know is interested, seriously in getting in shape or learning martial arts and live in the Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma area we would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Ok that is it for me today, have a great one. 
This is where I was at week one: I could only run half a block, do 5 push ups, 10 sit ups and I was exhausted by that. I was only able to do some conditioning. 
This is where I am today: 
Roadwork: 1 mile
Push-ups: 60
Sit-ups: 70
Boxing drills: 3 1-minute rounds
Lung Ying footwork: forward, backward, shuffle steps and turning
Conditioning (taking Thai kicks to outer ribs-dip gwat gung and thighs): 10 to ribs and 10 to thighs on each side
Saam sing (steel post): 50 total reps (3-count) to each side
Kicking post: 40 front thrust kicks with each leg (80 total)

 

Storms

05/20/2013

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Well it has been a heck of a few days, the storms here in the mid-west have been scary and damaging. I live in Kansas we are out of gas in our car so we ran the two blocks to the shelter. Yes I know 2 blocks isn't far but when you have to run in the rain and thunder and lightning with the tornado sirens going off it feels like 2 miles. Me and my family were also in Joplin 2 years ago Wednesday, we were blessed enough to have gotten through theses storms unscathed and I just want to say my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was affected by the tornado's that hit these last 2 days. It is hard living in this area but we are strong and we rebuild, and we will keep rebuilding because that's what we do. So please if your reading this pray for everyone hit by these storms. Thank you.  

 
 
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So yesterday I received my beautiful necklace that I won from http://www.bargainhounddailydeals.com and www.sphereoflifejewelry.com. I will say that Shpere of Life Jewelry is absolutely quality jewelry, as you can see there packaging is lovely and unique and I received my necklace two days after they let me know they were shipping it. I definitely recommend them and I will absolutely look to them for jewelry in the future. I have had several people ask how I win things, now I have only won a few things and nothing super big I have posted a couple pictures of a few things that I have won including my necklace. Really I enter between 100 and 250 contests a day some days I will be online for hours entering contests some days I won't get on at all. I have had most of my luck with the blog contests, like the one that I am hosting here on my blog. I enter a lot like I said but it is usually a big surprise when I get an email saying that I won and it is so exciting. My best advice when entering contests is don't give up if you really want to win, set aside an hour or a few hours each day or do like me and take one whole day just entering contests and then take a few days off. No matter how you do it eventually you will win something, even if its just a small thing the rush of winning is fantastic and it always makes my day. Ok there is my rambling for today hope you enjoyed and please if you haven't yet enter the contest for a lovely clothing item from Oasap.com. 

Daisy necklace

1 pound of Gevalia coffee and the complete works of Sherlock Holmes

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Thai Chi

05/14/2013

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So today is my second day of Thai Chi training and I love it. It is so relaxing but I can really feel it in my thighs and abdomen so I know I'm doing it right. We added the Thai Chi to my workout routine for my once a month 3 day low impact days, but we have decided to keep it for my regular training as a cool down at the end. Hopefully in the next week or so I can get the first form of the Thai Chi taped and I will get it up here. Any questions or comments just leave a comment here or feel free to email me with the button up on top to the right. 
 
 
Ok if you have stopped by my site you might notice that it is a little bit all over the place. Well that is because I enjoy so many different things and I would like to share them. I am a mother of 3 girls and step-mom to 6 boys, an avid sweeper and I have just started (about a week and a half ago) working out, for the first time in my life. I have a page just for my working out and will be working on it as much as possible. So I hope you enjoy my site and if you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to let me know. I am also in the process of writing a book you can visit that site here: http://capheleonnight.weebly.com/ it is a syfy novel if you like that sort of thing I have posted the prologue on figment.com here: http://figment.com/books/584870-Donata-s-Story. I would love any feedback or comments you have on it. Ok I am done rambling for today. I hope you like my site, thanks for stopping by!
 

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