A Stinky week

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Colin has had diarrhea since Monday.  Never, in my almost 9 years of being a mom, have a dealt with diarrhea.  Okay, it wasn't too terrible, but bad enough that we were not leaving the house.

I am terrible at working out at home, but I am trying hard to commit to working out from 8-9am no matter what, even if that means making something up at home.  Ben graciously bought me a TRX system when I first began homeschooling, so that I would always have a workout option at home.  I confess that I have not used it as much as I should, so I hung it on our schoolroom door and busted out my handy-dandy notebook.  Yes, I'm that oldschool that I write everything in a notebook, including my workouts.

The kids were gloriously occupied with some bonus electronic time that morning and it was the puppy that quickly became my obstacle.  She thought it was great fun to lick my face as I was in plank and run away with my mat as I switched positions and would walk underneath me as I did push ups.  I finally had enough and shooed her outside, but in my haste to getting back to my workout, I slammed my finger in the sliding glass door.  Yep, that's how cool I am.  If I was one to use curse words, many would have been flying in that minute.  I grabbed a coffee mug, filled it with ice and plunged my finger in it.  I have no idea why, that's just the solution that came to my pain filled head.

I spent the rest of my workout time doing leg lifts with my hand in the cup.  I tried to keep positive and remind myself that even a little is better than nothing.

I finished up with some lunges across the backyard and Maya tried to say she was sorry for causing my crushed my finger.  Although, I can't say it's her fault...I think it's really my slow reflexes fault. 

This was my home workout:

TRX upper body (10 reps each):
  • Chess Press
  • Tricep extensions
  • Chest fly
  • Tricep push ups
  • Lateral pulls
  • Bicep curls

HIIT (30 seconds each)
  • Burpees
  • Jumping jacks
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Frogger (plank to squat)
  • Run stairs

TRX lower body (10 reps each):
  • Squats
  • Single leg squat
  • Calf raises 
  • Front lunges
  • Hip raises

HIIT (30 seconds each)
  • High knees
  • Lateral hops
  • Jump squats
  • Walking lunges

Finished with planks, pushups, pullups and leg lifts




  1. This has nothing to do with the real point of your post (and I both recall and sympathize with you about how hard it is to carve out work out time with children) but wow, you made it nearly 9 years without diarrhea???

  2. I'm literally laughing out loud at the picture of maya licking you!


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