Transformation Challenge

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Just last week this Transformation Challenge wasn’t even on my radar. I saw it but then quickly scrolled passed it. That’s cool. I don’t have time for that. I’ve got other training plans for the next few months. Nope, not going to do it.

Then I did an orientation at the gym where I work to a friend of mine (SHOUT OUT to her!) and she mentioned she was doing it. Hmmmmm….

Then I mentioned it to a friend of mine in passing and the next thing I know she writes me on Facebook, “I’m entered!” OH GEE WHIZ!!

I tell my husband about this and he says, “Well, Honey, if you sign up I’ll do it with you!”

Soooooooo, I entered the Transformation Challenge.


The Grand Prize is $50,000 to one male and $50,000 to one female and then smaller prizes scattered around from there.   WOW!

Who knows what will happen.  I want to see what I am capable of doing.

Feel free to come visit me at my BodySpace Profile HERE!

The challenge officially kicks off January 13th!!

Wish me luck! Send me Good Vibes!  Pray for me!  Whatever positivity you want to send my way it will all be much appreciated.


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Why YES I Can Carry My Husband Out of a Burning Building

A week ago I challenged myself to see if I could carry my husband out of a burning building. I was inspired by the people over at FiveX3 Training and their post on the same topic.

I train 4-6 days a week in the gym for strength gains and overall fitness. But, I often ask myself how would that translate to real-world strength and ability. If put into a situation could I tap into all that training and actually do something with it? That is why this challenge was so perfect for me. Heaven Forbid, my husband is injured and can’t get himself out of a precarious situation. Could I actually CARRY him out? I had to know. The good thing about a desperate situation is that adrenaline would probably be pumping like crazy and that would help a lot.

We did this experiment on a somewhat lazy Sunday afternoon. Our seven year old son was our self-appointed director and the peanut gallery (a.k.a. the dog) had to be closed up in a bathroom because she was barking too much and took all this commotion as a reason to play.

There were several practice sessions and several filming sessions. I give my husband tons of credit for allowing me to flop him all over the place for quite awhile. He was dropped a few times, poked, and bruised. That man must really love me or at least wants to survive a burning blaze. 😉 I offered to let him practice on me but he responded with, “No Honey. I would just drag you out of the building. ” Indeed.

I had planned for this workout challenge to take longer than it did. I guess I need to think of a new way to challenge myself.

In the meantime, I would LOVE to hear back from YOU!!

Could you carry your husband out of a burning building???? Or would you just drag him?

How does your training translate to real-world scenerios??

Why YES I Can Carry My Husband Out of a Burning Building

New Workout Challenge and a VIDEO….of ME!!


I’ve been thinking about the workout challenges lately after talking with my ever supportive husband. He made the point that most challenges last a month or so. One week in between challenges is just too quick and who honestly does them each week.

Can you prove him wrong?? If so, please comment. LOL!

So, I’m going to post a monthly workout challenge that will be a bit more challenging and more fun. That includes for me too.

With No Further Ado…

The new workout challenge was inspired by the people over at FiveX3 Training.

I saw the post last week entitled, “How to Carry Your Husband Out of Burning Building” and I was INTRIGUED. I shared the article on my Facebook page and messaged my husband saying, “Challenge Accepted! All you have to do is lie on the floor motionless.” His reply? “I can do that.”

So, my challenge to you for the month is to train yourself to pick up another adult from the ground (like he/she is unconscience) and carry that person out of the room.

That person can be a husband, wife, teenage child, stranger at the gym, etc. Small children don’t count because we already pick them up all the time.

Yes, I know. It is hard. Think about how practical that is!!!! Think about how empowered you will feel when you do that for the first time.

Me? I can’t wait.

Here are some stats for me:

My husband weight 145ish pounds.

I weigh 165ish pounds.

So, the feat won’t be as impressive as the lady who originally sounded this challenge. Maybe I’ll upgrade to a bigger male later. 😉

And now the video part…

I was thinking some more (Dang! Gotta watch out for that thinking stuff) and I figured I needed more flare to my blog. I am a big reader so I don’t mind reading long posts but I know a lot of people don’t want to always be reading.

Pictures are good.

Videos are good.

We are a visual society.

I am going to start taking videos of myself or whatever and posting them here. I’m not promising a certain frequency but it will be more than one every blue moon. *wink*

So, here goes nothing….This is ME!!! 🙂

Holy Moly! I can’t believe I just did that. 🙂 There is a steep learning curve when it comes to videos. So, bear with me as I learn and improve. I just figured if I want to do videos I have to start somewhere.

Looking to the future!!!

New Workout Challenge and a VIDEO….of ME!!

Workout Challenge

Today we are going to put all the workout challenges we’ve done so far together into one awesome workout.

Grab your timer

Set it for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off.

You are going to do each exercise for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds.

The only equipment you will need is your jump rope.

Here is the circuit you are going to do:

Remember 1 round is equal to 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. Repeat each exercise for 4 rounds before moving onto the next.

Jump Rope
Planks (Hold for 20 seconds)

Repeat Circuit (4 rounds each exercise again)

Finish with one set of four more rounds of jump rope.

Cool down and stretch.

This whole workout should only take you 20 minutes.  That’s it!

Good Luck!  And let me know how you do!!!!

Workout Challenge

Workout Challenge: PLANKS

Just like BURPEES I really do have a LOVE-HATE relationship with planks.

I love how effective they are for conditioning my entire core but I really hate them while performing them.

Whoever is with me when I’m doing planks is very familiar with how my entire body shakes and how I just can’t do them without vocalizing how I feel.

“Oh Shoot!”


“It hurts!”


You get the picture.

But, planks also rock my world with how effective they are for the core.  For that reason we are doing them for this weeks workout challenge. 🙂  You can thank me later.

Not familiar with the good ‘ole plank?  Here’s a quick video to show you how to do them.


This week focus on your plank and how long you can hold the plank.

Start with 15 seconds.

Do multiple sets of 15 second planks.

Once those are easy progress to 30 seconds.

Your goal is to do 1 minute planks consistently.

The cool thing about planks is that you can do them wherever you are in your house easily. You won’t be jumping around like burpees. Just take a little bit of floor space and hold the plank during the commercials or inbetween chores.

Are you a total rockstar and can already out-do me with planks? Look at these variations to give yourself more of a challenge.


Workout Challenge: PLANKS

Workout Challenge : BURPEES!!

I have a Love/Hate relationship with burpees.

Such a funny name….BURPEES!  LOL!

Anyway, whether I like them or not burpees are an awesome conditioning exercise and superb for calorie burn.

Do you know how to do a burpee?

Just in case you don’t I will write a description and then show a video for the visual learners among us. (—> ME <—)

  • Stand up with your feet about shoulder width apart.
  • Bring your hands to the floor in a crouch position.
  • Push your legs out behind you so you are in a plank position.
  • Perform a push-up. (Note: Depending on who you talk to a true burpee has the pushup or not.) You can drop your knees to the floor if you need to.
  • From the plank position bring your legs back to your chest in the crouch positionn like before.
  • Stand up again to the starting position.
  • A TRUE burpee (a burpee purist here) throws in a hop at the top of the standing back up step.

Make sense?

Here’s your video…..

And now for the Burpee Challenge….

Round 1: Perform 1 good form burpee…

Round 2: Perform 2 good form burpees…

Round 3: Perform 3 good form burpees…




Repeat until you hit Round 10 of 10 good form burpees

By the end of the challenge you will have done 55 burpees.  WHAT?!?!?!

Awesome.  You can do it.

Think you might get bored?  Try these 30 different burpee variations!!! (Click on the picture to see all these burpees)


Burpee Awesomeness
Burpee Awesomeness

Now do some burpees!!!!

Leave a comment and tell me how many you did!!!

Workout Challenge : BURPEES!!

Workout Challenge: Vacation Edition

Heading home from vacation today. We’ll be home soon but I am still in the vacation frame of mind. So, in honor of my wonderful vacation I give you your workout challenge of the week….Watch this video. 🙂

I LOVE this video. And I LOVE Rocky. Call me corny but I often think of myself as Rocky and the opponent in the ring as my old self. We are dooking it out and it is hard but I ultimately win the fight. *CHEERS*

Maybe it is the deep dark dream of mine to learn boxing. Did I just say that? I love this video and it inspires me every time I watch it.

Enjoy your weekend because the new workout plan starts MONDAY!!!!!!

Workout Challenge: Vacation Edition