Don’t Miss Last Week’s Fitness Posts!

I haven’t been around here much. And for that I apologize. I do hope to get some more knitting done. But it always seems to get pushed aside for something else (studying, sleeping, eating, reading, exercising etc). Needless to say – I have put my exercise, and thus my exercise blog, on a higher priority these days. Here are my posts from the last seven days!

March 2nd – Crossfit and Insanity? Danger Will Robinson!

Woke up this morning and could hardly move. kept crawling back in bed. I am SO incredibly sore. Which of course, means that I had quite a successful workout yesterday.
Last time crossfit training at the gym was hard but was pretty much all strength training, so when my hubby asked me to do Insanity with him yesterday, before crossfit, I of course agreed.

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March 3rd – What does your dream body look like? Crossfit trainer Amanda Welliver

ith my recent obsession with Body Pump and Crossfit – I have “liked” both of their facebook pages and that is where I came across this photo. This women had a baby 10 months ago? Are you for REAL? I am thoroughly impressed.

My goal is to look HALF as good as her this time next year. I want all that muscle too!

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March 4th – Starting on a Journey with Les Mills Pump

Have you seen the movie Anastasia?
The kids version I mean. Random, but when I started writing this journal entry, a song from that movie jumped into my head:
We were strangers, startin out on a journey
Never dreamin’ what we’d have to go through
Now here we are, and Im suddenly standin’
At the beginning with you
Anyways – doesn’t have much to do with workouts – but I am indeed starting out on a journey with a new workout program. One I had literally been counting down the days to its arrival. 

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March 5th – Reviewing My February Goals and Looking Ahead to March!

Back on February 2nd, I wrote down a series of goals that I hoped to accomplish the in the month of February. Some of them were done easily, others still have some room to improve. But either way, I did make steps towards all of these changes and am quite satisfied with where I am today.
I split my goals into two categories: Nutrition & Exercise.

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March 6th – My Back Feels Sunburned – What is YOUR Solution to Sore Muscles?

I am SO SORE!
I think I may have overdone it a bit these past few days. I did crossfit last thursday which included several hundred push-ups, Body Pump Video on Saturday, which is all weight lifting, Ab Video and Body Combat on Sunday, which turned out to be a lot of upper body strength, and THEN last night I did ANOTHER Body Pump class, again all weight lifting. By the time I left class last night my entire upper back was tight.

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March 7th – Wordless Wednesday: Born to Run

SEE PICTURE…

March 8th – My version of a Greek salad with an Italian twist

Last Sunday I went to an AMWA event (American Medical Women’s Association). It was a really nice dinner at a local restaurant here where I got to interact with a few fourth years, a doctor, and of course a few other girls from my own class. It was quite the event.
One of the things they served was a salad which was finely chopped and included lettuce, feta, chick peas, onions, and who knows what else. But it was positively delicious and inspired me to get back into making my own salads.

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I hope you enjoy! Keep checking back – I only have about two inches of these socks left to do – so if all goes well there might be another crafty post for you in the next week or two!

Fabulous Five Friday

Back to Friday – it’s time for another five categories of five things to summarize my week. I thought about using the same categories as last week, but decided I have so many NEW things to share with you. Like Passover recipes – just in time for Passover! Some of the categories remained unchanged – but many are new!


As mentioned previously, this idea came from Katy, a fellow blogger whom I originally met on twitter. You can follow her on twitter here or read her blog here. I highly recommend you check out her blog if you haven’t already.


5 Kosher for Passover Recipes to try!

  1. Passover Popovers – Here
  2. Acorn Squash and Leek Muffins (made with Matzoh Meal) – Here
  3. Passover Safe Chocolate Cupcakes (and more recipes) – Here
  4. Beet Green and Pumpkin Seed Pesto (and more recipes) – Here
  5. Cream of Sweet Potato Soup (and roasted pecans) – Here

5 Inspirational Quotes

  1. ‎”When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” – Maya Angelou
  2. “Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” -Robin Sharma
  3. “If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.”- Benjamin Franklin
  4. “The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.”  – Elbert Hubbard
  5. “You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.” – Charles C. Noble

5 Posts you Might Have Missed!

  1. Crochet Flower Headband – Here
  2. Brazil Butt Lift Day 1 – A Review – Here
  3. More Wash Cloths Knitted for Donation – Here
  4. Dreaming… About… Medical School? – Here
  5. I Make Lists – What do YOU do? – Here

5 Cool Crafty things to make at home!!

  1. Decorating with Maps (Here) – what a clever way to make maps into a very classy looking wall decoration
  2. A Framed Fabric Focal Point (Here) – look how nicely these scraps of fabric have been reused!
  3. Simple Craft Projects for Spring (Here) – Links to fun projects. I particularly like the little crochet bow! Might be time for a second headband…
  4. Crochet Coasters (Here) – Still looking for the ones for our home, these are two girly. But they are cute!
  5. Tissue Box Photo Hearts (Here) – These look easy enough! and the finished product is pretty 🙂

5 Goals or Projects for Next Week
(anybody who reads this knows I am obsessed with goals and lists) – yes, I know – numbers 2 and three were on LAST weeks list but they WILL get done this week. 

  1. Complete ANOTHER two wash clothes for donation
  2. Cut and Sew the lining for my skirt
  3. Write a post of my current skirt progress
  4. Host a successful seder on Tuesday
  5. Get brisket, matzoh ball soup, mashed potatos, and dessert done on Sunday

Which of these categories is your favorite? Or maybe you miss a category from last time?

Let me know which categories you like best so I can make sure to keep them for next time!


April is almost upon us – and I need food blogs

I started a facebook page in February to help motivate people to improve their health through fitness,eating, and other healthy habits. In addition to monthly themes, I post recipes, blog entries, inspirational quotes, my own eating and fitness habits, and anything else I think might help people reach their goals.

But each month has a theme:

February I posted tips of the day. In March, I posted March Motivation each day.

The goal is to post these posts each day for the month, though I think I averaged about 20 per a month. I am improving and would like to hit 25 for the month of April – To reach this goal – I call upon the blogging community, particularly the food blogs!

For the month of April I am going to post healthy recipes from personal blogs. Obviously you can get healthy recipes online, using google, but I want to hear from the people, and I like to direct traffic to peoples blogs.

So – if you, or someone you know, or perhaps some blog you just really like to follow, posts healthy food options and recipes, please get me their website!

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