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Up and go!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Today is really an "up and go" day... I planned to go to bootcamp-training this morning at my gym, at 9.30 am. Well, I did, but not like I planned. I got up and wondered why alarm clock hadn't woken me. Reason: I didn't put it on. Plus: it was already 9.15. am, fifteen minutes to get to my bootcamp-lesson...

I never knew I could be so quick! Jumped off bed, put my training clothes on and took training bag (I always keep it ready packed on entry). Then started my scooter and drove 3 kilometers to gym. I planned to go by bike, but didn't have time for that today. Guess what? I was only 2 minutes late, and others haven't started yet!

So todays exercise was Bootcamp at our gym, it's 45 minutes and really hard! Lots of jumping and running in sprints + strength training with kettlebells. In the end we do jumps that almost got me... From lying down face towards floor we get up in push-up-position, jump into squat, jump high in the air, back to squat, jump to push-up-position, back to lie in ground, back to push-up-position... That is done four sets, 20 reps, then 16 reps, then 12 reps and then 8 reps. I felt so out of breath and tired in the end of each set, but I did it! We were only 3 in class this morning, and trainer was pushing us "you can do it, wow, look at that, you'll make it!" I feel so happy about myself now. Go me!

Then I got back home, kids and I have had a nice day. I am having day off, tomorrow back to work. We did some decluttering in our porch / entry / hallway, mainly concentrating on shoes. There's a total shoe-chaos in our entry, or actually there WAS. Now we put away shoes that are too small or broken and arranged the shoes that were left so that no-one falls over because of shoes lying around. Yay, us! I did find some shoes I don't remember owning, so all this decluttering was really rewarding!

Now it's 3 pm. in the afternoon, boys are doing Fröbelin Palikat -dvd and daughter is at her friends place, they have film club, they write and make their own short movies. Fröbelin Palikat, what's that? Well, that's Finnish band playing music for children, especially songs with coreography that they do and kids (and parents) follow. It's fun to do with kids and if you follow the songs for whole dvds (20-25 songs), it's really an exercise too!

Here's link to one of their older songs, funny one, named "gymnastic song". It's one of our kids (and my) favourites. I dare you to do it, too!

And you can learn some Finnish with that song:
pää - head
olkapäät - shoulders
peppu - butt
polvet - knees
varpaat - toes

silmät - eyes
korvat - ears
vatsaa taputa - tap your tummy


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