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Kettlebell Pinterest

Oh, Pinterest.  It’s an incredible resource.  Men just don’t understand.

A few weeks ago I went searching for some more kettlebell workouts.  I’ve been really good at continuing my “ritual” of doing some kettlebells while watching “The Biggest Loser”.   I mean, I see them working out, why should I do it, too?  So I went to my fitness board on Pinterest to switch things up.

4 Kettlebell Full Body Moves from Women’s Health Magazine

Phew!  I was sweating by the end.  I topped it off with 3 one minute planks.  Gotta get those abs back in shape!

On another note, let’s talk about one of my favorite activities: SLEEPING!

So, a friend of mine recommended the app called “Sleep Cycle”.  You place your iPhone on your bed near your pillow, and the accelerometer in the phone tracks motion.  The less you move, the more likely that you are in deep sleep.  You can either just use it for statistics, or use it as an alarm.  You give it a window of when you’d like to wake up, and it waits until you’re lightly sleeping to wake up.  I tried to do that last night, but it might not have worked.  I’ll try again tonight.

What did my phone capture?  My Yeti nightmare!  I had a dream that I was on the phone with someone, when they screamed “OH NO! HERE COMES A YETI!”  Then all I heard was growling noises, and I knew that my friend had been eaten.  I woke up, but the growling noise wouldn’t stop.  I was scared until I realized that the “growling” was actually Matt (who has a cold) snoring.  I pushed him to make him shift and stop snoring.

Anyway, here’s my stats from sleeping last night:

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You can see my Yeti dream waking me up at 6am.  I’m interested to see how it works tonight!

Do you remember your dreams?  Any fun kettlebell workouts?  Are you also obsessed with Pinterest?  Follow me and I’ll follow you!

Kettlebells at Home!

Two months ago, I bought a set of kettlebells through Joss and Main (<—awesome site for home stuff!)

Tone-Fitness-Cement-Filled-Kettlebell-Set

I figured that having a set at home opened up my options to do a quick strength work out.  Plus I love kettlebells and I’m not allowed to use the set at the gym (bitter, party of 1).

I’ve done it a few times, and tonight, I peeled myself off of the couch to go another round.  Per my half-marathon training plan, I need to do a day of stretching and strengthening.  Tonight I decided to do that while I watched the Biggest Loser.  It should probably become a weekly thing.  They’re all working out hard, why shouldn’t I join them?  And it beats eating junk food while watching Biggest Loser (oh the irony).

The only weird issue with working out at home is that when I get on the floor to do sit ups, a certain little doggy likes to come over and say hi and tries to wrestle.

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Oh, silly, April.

Anyway, I love being able to work out at home and then pulling out my yoga mat for stretching.  It feels so good!!  Open-mouthed smile

Do you work out at home?  Does your pet attack you?

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