Backyard Workout

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With no technology over the long holiday weekend, I spent a good chunk of Saturday morning working out in our backyard planting perennials, pulling weeds, moving dirt with my parents.  My parents and I have an obsession with all things that involve getting our fingers in the dirt!  Dan was kind enough to watch the boys so I could get a little dirty.

While helping my dad, I started pushing the yard cart full of dirt towards the back corner of our yard.  I stopped and said aloud this would make for a great workout post…he laughed and probably thought I was nuts. But I’m always trying to think of ways to get fitness to become FUN and easy for everyone!  It hit me, this is perfect!

Now I know some of you may not have a big yard like thankful 6 acres is a lot to mow :)…but you can adapt to your own yard.  Use my ideas as inspiration to fuel your workout!  If you need help coming up with modifications for your yard just let me know!

For this specific workout you’ll need yard cart or wheelbarrow and one or two watering cans.  Make sure you have water in the watering cans and if possible have the wheelbarrow a bit filled with dirt of put a bag of soil something in it for added weight.

Start by warming up for 5 minutes…either jog or walk around your yard.  Once warmed up try this circuit workout.

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Grab some gardening gear and workout!


What is one piece of yard equipment you would use for a exercise move? I want to add onto this!





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What to Do When Technology Fails

Hope you all enjoyed  a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend!

I woke up on Saturday with big ambitions to get blog work complete, newsletter written, editorial calendar updated…and then no internet.  And on top of that because we keep having internet issues our data limit on our phones is almost up with two weeks left in our month.  Of course I tried to get the internet restored and we have a little spotty connection but I honestly had to deal with having no internet for two days..I’m writing this while doing a quick Starbucks visit (which might be a mom’s dream :) ).

What To Do When Technology Fails

Am I still super frustrated with the fact that I couldn’t get work done while Dan was home on vacation?  YES.  But you know what I decided to focus on what I could do while all technology seemed to be failing.

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Technology may have failed me…but I didn’t fail myself.

I could be present with my children!

I could prove to myself that I don’t need to constantly be ‘on’ to be a successful coach or blogger.

I could read a good book instead of scrolling through Facebook.

I could take a long walk with  not only my boys but my husband!

I could make a cup of coffee and wake up slowly on our deck.

I could plant flowers and pull weeds and get dirt under my finger nails.

I could…I could…I could…I realized without technology I COULD do so much. Sure I couldn’t do the technology related stuff but I could choose to use the lack of connectivity to recharge, get inspired, and focus on the way life used to be.  And you know what…it felt great even if a bit uncomfortable!

What could you or would you do if you had NO technology for the weekend?

Friday Facts May 22, 2015

Fact – 4 day weekend for Dan…that is a mom’s DREAM!  Now he will be doing things around the house of course but it is still oh so nice to know he’s home!

Fact – I’ve been doing these little Friday quick bullet point posts for a bit and as life has gotten busier I’ve noticed I don’t really like them that much :)  so for now this will be the last edition of Friday Facts…I’d prefer to give you guys top quality posts Monday – Thursday (guaranteed 3 a week! some where in there)….and let the Friday posts go.

Fact – Sometimes it feels so good to #simplify life.  Even something as simple as deciding to discontinue Friday Facts is relieving and makes me realize how powerful the word ‘no’ can be. It has been feeling oh so good to say YES when I want to and truly thinking through what I say YES to and when I say NO.

Fact – I do want to say THANK YOU for all of you who come back day after day and keep up with the blog.  You have no idea how awesome it is to meet people that follow the blog :)  Can’t wait to share some super exciting news with you soon!

Don’t be afraid to say NO to obligations, events, blog posts, focus on just living life to your top priorities and values! And with that…so long Friday Facts and hello weekend!