Good morning!! I am sitting here on my back patio enjoying a nice breeze and watching my little guy play in the kiddie pool we recently purchased. We have a very nice and large neighborhood pool that is part of our HOA but that holds no interest for him since we got the $16 plastic pool. If only kids could always be this easy to please!!!
Check out this cuteness!!
Speaking of cuteness, yesterday afternoon my kids and I went to a Summer paint party that my good friend, Serena held at her house. What a fabulous idea it was!!! The kids had a blast (so did the parents!!!) painting paper, each other and then cleaning it all off in the kiddie pools. This was a “just because” party but I am thinking it would make a perfect birthday party idea for kids, too!
Myself and the beautiful party hostess
Check out my painting skills!! Or maybe I should say, lack there of…….HA!!
I can only take credit for the “What Up”. The other artwork was the kiddos!!
My daughter was NOT feeling the picture taking….obviously. Ha!!
Now, THIS is what I call a painting party!!!
There were misters on the trampoline!!
My favorite part…the GRUB!!! It was delicious and healthy to boot. Well, except for that cookie I snagged 😉
Nothing beats fresh fruit in the Summer!!! I like to call it Nature’s dessert!!!
Thanks, Serena!!! We had the BEST time and my kids were sufficiently worn out which meant they slept like rocks!!!
Workout of the Day
I have been quite interested in Cross Fit for a while now but I have yet to delve in and give it a try. Until today that is!! No, I didn’t go to a Cross Fit box(though I would LOVE too) but I did do a WOD(workout of the day) in the confines of my own home.
The main reason I have not given Cross Fit a go is because it can be quite pricey. In my area a month of unlimited Cross Fit is $145 a month and while I am sure it is worth every penny, that is just a bit steep for my budget!! I mean, my gym is also unlimited workouts and it only costs me $30 per month….with childcare!!!
Last night, I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs, one being Tina’s from Carrots N Cake. She is a big into Cross Fit and provides some wonderful information about it in her posts. Her latest post, a Cross Fit Q&A was no exception! She provided some links for those of us who 1.) do not have access to a cross fit box or 2.) people like myself who cannot afford to attend one.
Tina provided a link that I found super interesting: 16-Days of Beginner CrossFit Workouts You can Do From Home. What a great compromise for someone like me!!! I downloaded and saved it to my computer, excited to get started on it!! This program does seem to be pretty basic but it is aimed at CF beginners and does not require any special equipment other than a stopwatch.
I have decided to follow this program for the next 16 days to add a little fun and newness to my workout routine. It will not be the ONLY thing I do but I think it will be a great addition to my everyday workouts!! Who knows, maybe I will enjoy it so much that I will splurge on a month of Cross Fit in the near future. Or maybe I will create a more advanced version of Cross Fit at home!!
At Home WOD #1 looked like this:
Complete 3 x’s for time:
30 sit ups
My official time was 9:13 seconds. I admit to stopping to take a small 20-30 second break in between each circuit but I am going to work at cutting those out or down.
I also did 10 minutes on the elliptical as a warm-up and finished off with another 10 minutes of HIIT. It was actually a good little workout, only took 30 minutes total and left me with sweat running down my face! I’ll take it!!!
Have you ever tried Cross Fit before? Do you prefer that type of workout or more of the conventional gym workouts?
What is your favorite Summer time fruit to eat?