We finally got over that Arctic blast! Did it blast you? Some people are still recovering from it. The only evidence today was some ice in the animals' water bowls. They can access the water, since the ice is thin. It was crazy, pouring water in the bowls just to have it freeze right back! We haven't seen temperatures like that in a very long time! We're back to normal now, thirties at night; forty-fifty in the day. It is supposed to warm up to 59 tomorrow! I may have to get my shorts out! It's rainy, so the rain makes it feel cold, until you bring several armloads of hickory wood up a steep hill! I got a wheel-barrow load and put the wood on the porch to dry for smoking. I hope the wood isn't too rotted. It's amazing how quickly wood will disintegrate!
A new year has brought a new work out. I love to try new things, so after reading Katie's blog: Wellness Mama, I'm trying her workout. Now, I do have to modify some of the moves, but I love it! I had a rebounder before, but it got left outside and isn't usable except for the kids. Rebounding is so good for your body!
- Helps promote lymphatic drainage
- Supports liver health
- Good for bones
- Helps cellular cleansing
- Improves endurance
- Helps with digestion
- Helps the body detoxify on a cellular level
You can read more about rebounding on Katie's blog or just Google it. When rebounding with fast, slow, and alternating moves: blood flow is increased, the body is oxygenated, and muscle tone is improved. What I like is that you only have to spend twenty minutes once each day! I get up a little earlier so I can rebound first thing. I find I have more energy during the rest of the day, especially in the afternoons! Maybe I should have dedicated this post just to Mom and Dad, and another one to exercise.
I also am doing kettlebell swings. I love them! I won't go into details like with rebounding, but they are so good for the body! I spend half the time working out! And I'm sore! These workouts aren't for everybody. One just needs to read and find out what is right. That's what I'm doing. So far so good. I'm also practicing doing pull-ups. They seem impossible! I have to do assisted. You will be informed as soon as I can actually pull myself all the way up, un-assisted! Using your own body weight is one of the best ways to workout. Pull-ups, chin-ups, and push-ups, all of which I hated before, are great weight-bearing activities. I only do a couple sets of 5-7 reps. I also found out about Tabata sprints. They only take 4 minutes! You can use any method for sprints: running, walking, re-bounding, stationery bicycle. I hope this encourages you to get up and start moving! I can hardly wait to see how quickly my body gets into shape! Warm blessings from Bama!
|Deep dish pizza!|
|Wished I had a piece right now!|
|These apple muffins were delicious!|
|A new flag found on clearance to celebrate the hens happy home!|
|Smoking chicken breasts to make Skylar sandwiches for school.|
|Yummy spinach quiche! It didn't like me, though.|
|Do you ever get a 'hankering' for stewed tomatoes? I love 'em' right out of the can!|
|Picture of a picture taken at the show in Pigeon Forge. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!|
|Enjoying the glow of my salt lamp.|
|The African violets are doing well! Remember the plant Rubi got a hold of? It's growing too!|