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When Flying Squirrels Attack!


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Tuesday, September 03, 2013



More than a year ago now, my girl Susan (IMSOOZEEQ) introduced me to the flying squirrels... no, not the little furry creature pictured above, but that pesky arm jiggle we tend to get under our arms! I had never heard that phrase before, but it totally described them perfectly.

So the other day, I started Hip Hop Abs with Shaun T (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE btw), and as I was doing a move that required me to pump my arms... I heard a weird *smack*. It startled me a bit but I kept on moving. All of a sudden two more *smack* *smack*. emoticon My dog Sparky didn't seem to be alarmed so I didn't think there was anyone at the door, or creeping around outside. I continued on and sure enough *smack* *smack* *smack*! It was the attack of the flying squirrels!

For a second it kind of bothered me... I've worked really hard, I've lost almost 80 pounds... I've dedicated a lot of time and energy into this journey... and I still had these flying squirrels just flapping away. I had a brief moment where I was a little upset about it, and what has happened to my body, but I quickly snapped out of it! I hadn't heard the flying squirrels *smack* around in a long time, and that reminded me that I was working out and working really hard to lose the rest of this weight. The flying squirrels never made noise while I was sitting on the couch, sitting in the fast food drive thru, or eating all that unhealthy food. They were smacking around and making noise because I was pushing myself out of my comfort zone, trying a new exercise, burning some calories and getting my sweat on! So to the flying squirrels I say FLAP on! They are nothing to be ashamed of, and I will flap mine with pride! emoticon emoticon
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NASFKAB 11/10/2013 4:12AM

  love your attitude way to go & couple of other tips the wall pushups & weights so thanks to all

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EFFRAYECHILDE 9/22/2013 10:22PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon for sharing!

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WHITEANGEL4 9/17/2013 9:59PM

    Enjoyed the great blog.......I am working with light weights hoping to firm up my squirrels

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SERASARA 9/16/2013 6:52PM

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MRSRIGS1 9/13/2013 3:22PM

    You crack me up! I call mine - My angel wings! emoticon

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ALIDOSHA 9/9/2013 4:58PM

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1SALMON1 9/8/2013 5:29PM

    Thank you for this! Mine are getting flappy and floppy, & I am trying to fill up the loose skin with biceps & triceps because I don't think it will shrink back all the way. But thanks to your inspiration I will fly proud!

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MRSP90X 9/7/2013 2:33AM

    emoticon emoticon Yup! I got'em too!!

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MLLEMINOU 9/6/2013 8:27PM

    emoticon As others have said: great attitude and perspective, and reading this blog has helped me (I have arms that jiggle too), but your blog *sparked* me! Just wanted to say emoticon for inspiring me and emoticon !!

p.s. I have really been wanting to try Hip Hop Abs (Shaun T is a great dancer in the commercial!!) and I think I will try it after reading your positive review on it!!

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SUNRISE4LV 9/5/2013 3:38PM

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FRAN0426 9/5/2013 1:33AM

    Keep up the great journey you have been doing. The first time slap, slap, slap takes you by surprise, I remember mine well---ugh!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/5/2013 12:50AM

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MARYJEANSL 9/5/2013 12:20AM

  Love that term!

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KITTYCAT64 9/4/2013 11:41PM

    There are much worse things than flying squirrels. You keep on s p a r king.

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DEBSZOO74 9/4/2013 10:46PM

    I had to find out what your blog was about when I saw the title. emoticon
Keep working on those flying squirrels! I'm so proud of you! emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 9/4/2013 10:36PM

    YA THOSE FLYING SQUIRRELS CAN GET LOUD AT TIMES. WE JUST HAVE TO MOVE ON PASSED THEIR NOISE TO VICTORY.

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WEEPINGANGEL74 9/4/2013 10:28PM

    If you keep up the great progress and exercise, those schools will take a flying leap and be history. You are doing fantastic!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/4/2013 8:56PM

    My Mom calls it jello.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/4/2013 8:18PM

    emoticon I have seen them on TV

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JAMER123 9/4/2013 7:55PM

    Never heard the term Flying Squirrel but we have always called those lovely arms, bat wings! It's the same principle. At least it didn't scare your dog! (LOL) Thanks for sharing!!
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HEATHERFREE 9/4/2013 7:29PM

    Yeah my flying squirrels have been getting bigger and bigger....BUT if you do wall push-ups and the strength move where your arms go up in front of you and you bend your elbows so the weights are behind your head. Those have really helped me get some tone, the skin can only go back so far but strength moves REALLY help.

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LABGIRL8 9/4/2013 6:30PM

    I call them my wings. All I need are feathers and I'll FLY!

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 9/4/2013 6:00PM

    emoticon emoticon Okay ladies get in line to do the squirrel. 1 and a 2 and a 3 , ....flap, flap, flap ........

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NEPTUNE1939 9/4/2013 5:54PM

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SHOAPIE 9/4/2013 5:52PM

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CERTHIA 9/4/2013 5:50PM

    emoticon Yes, flap on! Love the squirrel.

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JERICHO1991 9/4/2013 5:42PM

    Hopefully you will only lose the flying squirrels when they leave your body, not due to stopping exercise.

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JSEATTLE 9/4/2013 4:50PM

  I'm a flapper and I know it!

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WORLDSERIES11 9/4/2013 4:05PM

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SMAGEE 9/4/2013 2:38PM

  I love your attitude and view of the world. Very inspiring. Thank you.

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CHARTHESTAR 9/4/2013 2:27PM

    great attitude!

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DRTOVAH 9/4/2013 2:22PM

  Thanks for the chuckle and the cute aniMal pic!

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ABUFFKIN 9/4/2013 1:42PM

    You hit the nail on the head!!! I'm trying to get rid of those pesky flying squirrels myself!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 9/4/2013 1:39PM

  emoticon I emoticon the way you have turned the "Flying Squirrels" into a positive experience.

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JANEMARIE77 9/4/2013 1:02PM

    I had the same kind of experience. I love the attitude and thoughts, how you handled the voices in your head that wanted to take you down a bad path good for you you are awesome

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NONNAOF2 9/4/2013 12:39PM

  I call mine "ding dongs" because they are like bell clappers when they sway!! :-)

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JUSGETTENBY42 9/4/2013 12:20PM

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NASFKAB 9/4/2013 11:58AM

  AWESOME ATTITUDE

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SHIRAZSOLLY 9/4/2013 11:57AM

    Well, at least your flying squirrels don't also make a knocking sound when they hit the tree (arthritic shoulders cracking)!

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SUSIEMT 9/4/2013 11:38AM

    Very good! I have always called mine bat wings but flying squirrels is great! Periodically I hear mine and just have to laugh out loud!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 9/4/2013 10:54AM

    I LOVE it !!! LOL. emoticon That's aging with a positive attitude.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 9/4/2013 10:21AM

    LOL that's a great term, and I love your perspective on it. Fly on! :)

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SCRAPBECCA 9/4/2013 9:39AM

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