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Burpees and such....

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

After reading Coach Nicole's Turkey ...

(update 12.5.2011 - I had intended to go back and find the original name of Coach Nicole's workout and to include the link. Now I am finally doing it.)

Turkey Burner Workout

50 Jumping Jacks
40 Bicyle Crunches
30 Squats
20 Burpees
10 Push-ups (or modified push-ups)

(and now, back to the original blog...)

I got curious about the Burpees, remembering my dad doing those and at the time, as a little kid, seemed very hard to do (remember, I grew up in the South and supposedly the Southern neighborhood where my mom was from, ladies weren't supposed to perspire, or something like that...)...but I never knew they were called "Burpees"

Then I discovered Burpee seeds as a kid - we planted a few weed gardens using Burpee seeds. I think we might have even gotten a few veggies out of the garden too. But we always thought the name was hilariously obscene.

And so now I'm hearing about Burpees over and over again, seems more appealing because of not needing equipment or the gym or any of that. I need to attempt to do those...but unlike the conditioned man in this article...

...I won't be able to do 12-15 burpees per 30 seconds. At least not now... maybe in a few years of doing these!?
s-of-burpees/ oh hey they talk about a 100 burpees in 100 days type of plan... also that it's not a one-size-fits-all exercise and can lead to overtraining in some muscle groups and undertraining in other groups of muscles. So, there's a balance there.

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 11/29/2011 11:09PM

    Great encouragement for me to read up on burpees, Julia! Thanks!

So... are you going to attempt the 100 burpees in a 100 days?! :-)

I also saw the 100 burpees in 30 days. I calculated that a person could do 3 burpees one day and 4 burpees on alternating days. At the end of a 30 day month, they'd have done 105 total. That would be more my speed---IF I were going to do them.

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SASSYSQURL 11/29/2011 9:18PM

    Good old burpees. We do these at Bootcamp. And we do two variations, a Burpee Broadjump and a Burpee Double Broadjump. Joyful. I wasn't able to do these at first coz they hurt my though I can do them :D Good luck!!

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Thanksgiving 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

We drove to Houston and back... spent the night in Ardmore on the way down... stayed in hotel with a kitchenette so mostly grazed on apples, clementines, and grapes, plus some cereals, almond milk, Martinelli Sparkling Apple Cider (yum!).

Then at my brother's, they fixed food and more food in the time-honored Southern Hospitality. Brother smoked a turkey, also FRIED a turkey, and they also had a standard oven backed turkey. (Plus he both fried and smoked turkeys for other friends on the local police force that they work with etc. Sister-in-law and nephew are both Law Enforcement - different departments/units). There was also ham there for the ham eaters, which I didn't bother with. Instead of having green bean casserole, Sister had just plain green beans, and another kettle with plain cooked new potatoes. She also made a seven-layered salad, but put the (pork) bacon off to the side so people could use, or not. She made Black-bottom pie which fortunately wasn't my favorite (although it was delicious), so I was more than pleased to only have one slice.

The Pecan pie...oh my!! It's my favorite still. I don't think I even tried the lemon meringue pie and for sure didn't try the banana cream pie, neither are any that I generally like well enough to feel like I missed anything. Then there was something else... what was it? I couldn't leave it alone. Shoot. I can't remember.* Plus she had some chocolate chip cookies. Yum. But that was pretty much my meal for the day, with a second piece of pecan pie for my "dinner" later that night. Oh yea dressing they had, and some yams...

Then the next day, it was basically leftovers all day whenever anyone wanted anything. They don't really do formal "come here, let's pray for the food, amen, let's eat" kind of things... although I think they did have my brother-in-law the pastor bless the food one meal? I think? Not sure. I didn't hear it nor see people gathering around ahead of time. So I just gave my own thanks privately. Was really kind of surreal. Sister-in-law's sister and other extended family was over. We didn't bring or prepare any food (and I already know I'm a fairly decent pie baker), they kept saying no, because we'd come all that way and was spending money on the hotel etc (due to a mix-up/misunderstanding as to which of my other siblings & their families were already staying at the house.). So oh well.

The nice thing, I guess, was that Sister (in-law) had some sort of stomach sewing gland removing surgery last April and has lost like 80 pounds. She'd had to do a lot of classes and studying nutrition etc. with the hospital classes in order for insurance to approve her surgery, so she was much more low keel about having "high fat foods" than in previous years. Plus there was less, or really NONE of the guilt-attempting "here, eat some more of this so it won't go to waste..." meaning "so it goes to your waist, not mine!" HA!), so that worked out in my favor. I'm thinking much of this had to do with her own parents both dying at relatively young ages, due to side effects related to obesity and improper diet, diabetes and heart disease and all of that interrelated. I'm not exactly sure about her mom, as I think she was gone before I ever met my sister-in-law, and I never got to meet her dad, but I know her dad died suddenly of massive heart failure just a few years after they were married. (I never got to go to their wedding, because it was in December during my Finals exams and I didn't know I could have gotten a dispensation from the Dean's office to take my exams early, just by showing them the wedding invitation. One of my big disappointments in life, missing my brother's wedding 20+ years ago!!). So she's had to face those issues in her life and realize she had to get it together or she was headed square down the same road.

I did bring my rebounder... and I did rebound one time this trip. We also got out and walked around just about every rest stop on the way home.... need to figure out how to track them into the tracker because I don't know what my actual pace was or exact time. It was just a long drive for the two of us, and my mom did drive one small leg of the trip. I really didn't sleep during the time she drove but husband did, so then he took over after that next stop. Or I did? I forget. The miles all blurred together.

I feel bad I didn't get to stop at any of the Oklahoma stops long enough to say "Boy Howdee" to any of my Okie SparkPeople Family. (We usually stop at the Love's stations in N. Oklahoma City, Paul's Valley or Ardmore, sometimes also at the Love's in Guthrie or in Ponca City... many times we also stop at the big Conoco/Dairy Queen at Billings/Marland exit, I forget what number, exit 181? something like that.).

Oooh .... (11:15 pm edit and re-edit, this originally started to be a post in the Rebounder team and so I have NO idea what I was starting to say...)

And so this morning, I was only one pound heavier, but I felt really bloated. My feet have been giving me fits and I discovered that a reflexologist lives just down the road next town over, so she was able to work me into her schedule today. She could tell I was having a lot of sinus and some colon issues. The area that was hurting on my feet is more of an inflamed tender tendon....didn't have any of the "blockages" crud that she could feel the way she could with the other segments of my body. So we both think my original haunch that it was sore because the shoes are worn out!! No way to prove it until "Mama goes Shopping" (that would be me!!) for new Shoes!! (you know how walking shoes more than 500 miles or the recommended numbers, when they get completely shot, you suddenly start getting aches and pains like shin splints etc?? But this time it's my Earth Shoes walking shoes which have lasted Waaay longer than 500 miles...

On the positive side, there are some CyberMonday deals going on right now.... time's awasting. (started to type "dime" as a typo to "time" and realized that it would be just as true that way - "dimes' a-wasting..."?? I'm sure my husband would think I'm wasting too many dimes! Urrrk!).

* - it was the homemade pumpkin roll. Ohhh it was good but I only had 2 thin slices. Not the entire roll. Only because everyone else had already ate up the entire roll before I realized a) that it was there and b) what I had been 'missing' in my life. Ohh boy. It was GOOOD. I have no idea if it was made from scratch or if it was a box kit? It had at least been assembled by hand, to hear them talking about it, but I'm not really certain who made it...I think it was nephew's wife? Will have to ask. But it was goood.... * sigh *

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JANNEPERRY 11/29/2011 9:16AM

    My daughter, a vegetarian cooked most of the Thanksgiving meal, with her boyfriend making the turkey. It was really more like a big Sunday dinner than a huge Thanksgiving meal-which was good!
You are braver than I-I did not yet get on the scale. I think I will wait until Saturday!
Sounds like you had a good time with family and didn't over do it!

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    So glad everything went so well and that you had a good Thanksgiving! emoticon

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Home Again fromThanksgiving...

Monday, November 28, 2011

... And just saw an ad for something that could help get me away from sitting in front of computer... Ergotron is the brand shown in this one geekmag that we get, but they are in liasion with "Just Stand" group. Their website shows various products from various companies
d/660/language/en-US/Default.aspx and so I want to check it out later...

Ahhhh good to be home.

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 11/28/2011 12:32PM

    Welcome Home!

Hey, I read (somewhere... can't recall where) that sitting burns only about 60 calories per hour.

Whereas, simply standing burns about 127 calories per hour. (And that's not including any activity with the standing.)

So... this is a pretty neat idea!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/28/2011 11:24AM

    emoticonback to home! emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 11/28/2011 10:44AM

    Interesting-standing vs sitting with or without extra productivity products burns more calories! Thanks for the links emoticon

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Moringa.... Zija...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friend is trying to get me to be a distributor...

I've known about Moringa tree for many years, because of the local Trees for Life program that has worked the past 25 or so years in India, Africa, etc. around the world...

But I guess now there's a way to bring the nutritional benefits to us...

So I'm still learning about it (but what I've tasted of it so far is tasty enough...).

I remember seeing them planted all around "Tomorrow Land" at the Walt Disney World in Florida a year or so ago when we visited last. I recognized the leaves and went to look for the tree label, and sure enough, it was the same tree. I had seen the trees all over in Florida when I was growing up, but had no idea of their nutritional benefits...

My friend was telling me her experiences with the healing power and pain relief she got from taking the Moringa product... and this article seems to confirm the properties...

I just don't want to be in another MLM or distributor!


So we'll see how this plays out... (but the stuff is tasty and I do feel better.)

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COUNTRYMOM831 6/6/2013 6:56AM

    Julia, Are you still doing Zija? If so, how do you like the product? I just started this week.

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TAKINGCHARGE5 11/27/2011 2:18AM

  You don't have to be a distributor to order from Zija. I always ask people if they are solely interested in product or want to know about the business. If they have no interest in MLM they can just order from my site or they can sign up as a preferred customer and get the same discount I get on product. Zija has great customer service and it's never hard to drop if you don't want to do it anymore, so you don't have to be worried about being tied up in something! Their products are amazing. The most drastic change I have seen has been in my energy level and ability to control my appetite more.

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    Am looking forward to seeing you stay focused and reach your weight loss and fitness goals. All the best - Mark...

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Johnny Depp vs Wichita....

Friday, November 11, 2011

What I wrote on Facebook earlier (is there a "reverse feed" from FB back to SP?):

This is sad... Two of my favorites at odds with each other. Sounds like Depp is going down.... don't be messin' with my town!

Wichita is ‘winning’ its feud with actor Johnny Depp, reports the Atlantic Wire | Have You Heard?

The Atlantic Wire, an online news aggregating branch of the Atlantic magazine, reports on the battle over how intelligent Wichita moviegoers are with a story headlined “Johnny Depp Thinks He’s Too Smart for Wichita.”


Sad.... just sad...

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PROVERBS31JULIA 11/13/2011 5:33PM

    Yea I know, I own like 3 or 4 of his movies and there's several more I want to at least watch before deciding whether or not to get those movies... I was newly married the first husband when "21 Jump Street" came out and it was on the newly formed FOX network - and was one of the first batch of TV shows that was closed captioned for the deaf/hard of hearing. So of course I had to go buy my TeleCaption II machine and ... discovered Johnny was cuuuuuuuuuute... (even forgot about Donny Osmond for awhile...ha!!).

I wonder if he pulled Wichita out of a hat because of the recent media attention on Tallgrass Film weekend?? (maybe he was chapped because Wichita didn't invite him? I dunno!).

Well will be interesting to see how this all shakes out, but that though occurred to me and it sorta rhymed (going down....dissin' town..).

Funny thing is I don't even live in Wichita proper (these days) - but I have at various times in the past, plus my grandparents lived here for most of 50 years before they died, so Wichita is just "home" to me.

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JANNEPERRY 11/12/2011 11:14AM

    Hey, at least he had heard of Wichita--that's not too bad is it?!

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AWESOMECAROL55 11/12/2011 10:10AM

    Gee.. I guess we are just a bunch of hicks...not smart enough to know a good movie. I think he just spoke before thinking about what he was saying, and just pulled Wichita out of a hat..could've been any midwestern town really. I still like him!

Awesome Carol from Wichita! And proud of it! LOL

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