Monday, November 20, 2017

Fixer Upper Season 5 Workout

I have a fun workout to do while watching one of my favored shows (Fixer Upper)  for you today, but Before we jump into today’s post, there are a few things I need to talk about. Most important, the winner of the blender bottle giveaway is Autie Leigh! So excited for you, email me Autie!

Next, we had a crazy week last week and it didn’t stop over the weekend. This weekend Trevon and I both got sick and then our computer decided to bum out on us.  So all of my blogging or any other kind of connecting online for the next few days will either be done on our slow 10 year old computer or my little iPhone. Thank heaven for modern technology but both of those are a little trickier than my nice computer. Fingers crossed that the store fixing it doesn’t mean that the hard drive will be wiped out and that it doesn’t take too long. So depending on those circumstances, I might be a little more MIA this week. But I will do my best to post like normal!

Now for today’s post. We've all been long waiting for season 5 of Fixer Upper to start and tomorrow is the day! And I'm a little bit sad that this will be their last season!  This is one of my favorite shows. I love Chip and Joanna's relationship with each other and with their family. And they are incredibly talented and I wish I could live in one of their houses (or be their best friend). And today the wait is over! Season 5 starts tonight on HGTV.

The struggle comes in when we want to watch but it's also our workout time (especially if you don't have a treadmill to run on or something). So I put together another Fixer Upper workout similar to this one that I did for last season.

Every time...

They show a new house --- Do 10 jumping jacks

They talk about budget --- Do 10 squat jumps

Chip and Joanna are interviewed --- 10 calf raises

When the couple picks a house --- 30 plyometric lunges

Duration demo day do 3 sets of:  15 pushups, 15 crunches, 15 tricep dips

They go antique shopping --- 1-minute wall sit

They show the Gaines kids --- 30-second mountain climbers

They have a set back in the plan --- 1-minute plank

Joanna has a special project made --- 25 1 leg squats each leg

Duration of reveal day do 3 sets of: 20 bridges, 15 pushups, 20 flutter kicks

Every other commercial break, do as many sets of: squats for the length of one commercial, plank for the length of one commercial, arm circles for as long as one commercial.

Take a break during the other commercial breaks.

Get both your workout and your Fixer Upper fix all at once.  Do it with a friend and you'll enjoy it even more!

Do you have a favorite TV show that conflicts with workouts?

What TV show were you most sad about it ending?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fast Friday Favorites and an Update

Let's start today out with an update. It's been a little bit of a crazy week at our house. It all started out with this nasty little bug.  Lice. That's lice and it was in J's hair.

We spent Monday with plastic bags tied on our heads and cleaning every single piece of cloth that was touched in the last two days. Luckily, we only found 1 lice and 1 egg and we were all clean after that. We have really great friends around us who helped out big time by bringing us dinner. Since we had the lice problem we didn't make it to the store and didn't have anything in our house.

I did also get a workout in while we were waiting for the girl's hair treatment to be done so we could wash it out. It was such a perfect day outside so I did a strength training outside. 

Thank heaven that was all over quickly and we caught up with all of our other chores the next day. We had a lot of amazing sunrises this week which made getting up for running way easier. We also had some really great sunsets, this is one of the best things about November. It's almost consistently every night that we have a great view.

I caught this guy climbing all over the place lately. He's gotten really good at quietly sneaking M&M's from our candy dish.  He's getting so busy and I can only imagine what he will be like in a couple of months. 

And I'm loving that little M is always wanting me to do her hair in different ways. I'm not great at doing hair but she's giving me a lot more practice.


Now for some Friday Favorites. Most of these are food ha. 

My dad lived in Italy for a couple of years before he married my mom.  They got to go back there a couple summers ago and they went to a pizza cooking night. Now he makes the best pizza crust and he gave me some the other day to make dinner with. If I had the recipe I'd give it to you, but I don't. But this was my favorite dinner this week.

I've been listening to some podcasts lately. And my two favorites are RunEatRepeat which is a random podcast all about running and eating, and Tiny Leaps Big Changes which is a self-help podcast to help you get more out of your life. 

I think I've mentioned this a couple times here before, but I started getting breaded Tyson chicken breast to make lunch easier for me. It really helps me eat lunch so much better. I've made salads with it, had it with roasted veggies, but this sandwich was really good and I think it might be my favorite way to have this for lunch.  

I talked about my favorite blender bottle that I've used so far the other day. You can read more about that HERE and enter a giveaway to win one! 

I hope you all have a great weekend! 

What are you doing this weekend?

Have you ever had to deal with lice?

What was your favorite thing you ate this week?