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Yummy easy recipe!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I substituted butternut squash for 1/2 the calories!

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ROXYZMOM 11/21/2011 7:30PM

    Thanks - that does sound good!

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JLITT62 11/20/2011 3:58PM

    Thanks for sharing that! I love butternut squash - AND sweet potatoes!

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Lift something heavy!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


I love to run, but lifting has given me better results.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/19/2011 11:45AM

    Running exactly the same workout on a treadmill isn't running.

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ROXYZMOM 11/19/2011 10:47AM

    I think it depends on how someone wants their body to look. I love both - I strength trained with a personal trainer for 3 years. He changed it up every time so I never knew what to expect. My husband didn't like how muscular my arms got. Now I run. My shape is definitely a lot different - I am more petite. Also, running is A LOT cheaper and fits in my schedule better.

Thanks for sharing the article!
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JLITT62 11/19/2011 6:52AM

    Lifting will definitely give you the definition & rev up your metabolism . . . but I like the challenge of running. Planning for a goal, working the plan . . . but it is harder to squeeze in the STwith the running.

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Kettlebell Competition video

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

This is a video with clips of our kettlebell teams' competion. The Biathlon is 2 parts: jerk press and snatch. Each exercise is 10 minutes with 1 change of hands permitted. In this video, only the jerk press is being shown. Each of us won either 1st or 2nd place for our weight class. Men must use 2 kettlebells for the jerk press. My husband is using two 16kg bells (each weighs 35 pounds). I am using a 12kg bell (26 pounds) and the other women on our team are using an 8kg bell (18 pounds). www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwULtRn_6Jg


My Kettlebell Competition

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Last weekend, October 29, I participated in the 2011 World Kettlebell Competition in Chicago. There are competitors from all over the world who travel to compete. I participated in the Women's Biathlon and first ever Pentathlon (women and men compete). For my weight class and bell size, I won 2nd place in the Biathlon. www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPqKJVHnvd0

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REEKU731 11/7/2011 9:01AM

    Congratulations on all your successes my friend! I'm proud of you!! Keep up all the great work!!!


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ADMETOS 11/7/2011 7:21AM

    WOW!!! You are AWESOME!!!


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BCARSON11 11/6/2011 8:52PM

    Congratulations! Great job!

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EDWINA172 11/6/2011 7:53PM

    There are 5 minutes break between each exercise. There are only so many reps you must complete in each exercise. If you go over the required number, you don't get credit. There is some strategy to choosing bell size for each exercise. I focused on the judges finger clicking the button. If he clicked it, then my rep counted. I just tuned out everyone else for the most part. The biathlon was where my real challenge was. 10 minutes with one arm switch is very taxing. I watch the clock for the entire biathlon because I need to make the whole 10 minutes. Timing is everything. I usually pace myself to one move every 5 to 6 seconds. I can't wait to compete again. I had ripped my hands open on the first exercise of the Pentathlon. I was so excited to compete, I didn't feel the pain.

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ROXYZMOM 11/6/2011 7:32PM

    The last 6 minutes must be pretty tough! How do you focus with everyone watching? I did a bench press competition once. I didn't do quite as well as when I am alone with my trainer - I went faster so I didn't lift as many.

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EDWINA172 11/6/2011 7:21PM

    In the Pentathlon, there are 5 exercises for 6 minutes each. You may switch arms whenever. You get points for the bell size you use and how many reps you do.
In the Biathlon, there are 2 exercises: snatch and jerk press. Each exercise is 10 minutes long and you may only switch hands once. You get credit for how many reps you do. Only perfect form reps are counted. Form is very strict in Kettlebell sport.

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ROXYZMOM 11/6/2011 7:08PM

    That was cool - so, am I correct in understanding that the person who lifts the heaviest kettleball correctly the most number of times wins? And, it doesn't matter which arm?

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/6/2011 6:05PM

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ACTIVE_AT_60 11/6/2011 5:55PM

    I am impressed. WTG. Congrats again.

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JLITT62 11/6/2011 4:44PM

    Way cool & emoticon!!!

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Lets help brighten a little boy's day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Christian is 10 years old. He has brain cancer. His parents have been going through a lot in the past few months. To cheer Christian up, they created a facebook page for him. Its called Christian's Crusaders. I will add the link. Christian's birthday is coming up. I'd like to ask anyone who reads this to just send him a birthday card. He is getting so excited about facebook posts and receiving mail from all over the world. His name is Christian Clopp. His address is~ 578 North St. Mays Landing, NJ 08330.

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CAROLYN1213 8/21/2011 6:48AM

    Thank you for sharing that link! What a simple and heart warming way to brighten the day of another. You are a beautiful person.

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BUTTERFLYSONGS 8/15/2011 12:00PM

    Thanks for posting this...kids with cancer, particularly brain cancer, are near and dear to my heart ! emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 8/14/2011 10:20AM

    Thanks for sharing, will do!

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    you got it!!!

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GEEMAWEST 8/12/2011 8:21PM

    How very sweet and thoughtful of you. I don't 'do' facebook but my adult children and grandchildren do. I will pass on the link and put a card in the mail.

Thanks for letting us know.

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ALNEAGLE 8/12/2011 8:18PM

    I will let my children write him a card. We'll send all the smiles we can!


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EDWINA172 8/12/2011 6:15PM

    I edited the facebook page link. The original page maxed out at over 5000 friends. There is a fan page now for him. Please check it out. If you don't want to send a card or a dollar, please just "like" his page. Write a little note to him. Thank you.

Comment edited on: 8/12/2011 6:16:24 PM

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BARBIETEC 8/12/2011 5:36PM

    wow what a fantastic idea...

He has maxed his facebook friend and should start a fan page instead of personal page... if he do so, can you let us know!

I think he would like to get a greeting from my country so I will write him a card tomorrow :)

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SIGLED 8/12/2011 4:25PM

    Interesting! Needful!

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BLESSEDGIGI 8/12/2011 3:37PM

    Will do. Thanks.

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