Tuesday Challenge – Can you fit in 50 push ups today?

Today I woke up at 5:15 am. I turned on the oven, washed the kitchen counters, put away dishes, and made a potato kugel. As soon as it was in the oven, I started my Insanity workout. LOVE it. It’s one of those workouts that seriously works every muscle in my body. I can’t do it all the way through without taking breaks. That is my goal this month. To be able to do the Pure Cardio video non-stop by the end of this month. Hey – I would be happy if I can do it non-stop, even if I am doing it at a slower speed. It’s epic 🙂

What a morning – now I am ready for work, Shakeology for breakfast, and a great start to an amazing day. I mixed my Shakeology with strawberries and lemon juice, ice and water this morning. It’s positively delicious.

I have such high hopes for the seder tonight. I love hosting things. I love the cooking and heck, I even kinda like the cleaning that goes along with hosting big dinners. Our tally is currently 11 yes, with 1 maybe. It’s gonna be a blast.

I have a challenge for you, my readers, today. I want you to do 50 push ups. No, you do not have to do them all at once, in fact, you can do 4 now, 8 later, 2 after that. No problem. You can even do all of them on your knees. But can you reach 50 throughout the course of the day? Tally em up and let me know how you did!

I wish you luck!

Are you a morning or a night person? ~ I am SO a morning person.


Monday Check In – New Posts and the Week to Come

Good morning friends and followers,


  • First blogging priority this week is to get my entry on the “ripple stitch” done for Miss Jackie, as requested last Friday on my blog. I actually have the entire entry written and just need to record the video tutorial. Hoping to get it done tonight, but it might not get done till wednesday. I still have more last minute cleaning and cooking and organizing to do for the big seder tomorrow night, which will surely occupy all of my time tomorrow night. I think Passover should be a federal holiday to get us all out of work.
  • Also coming up – a pattern used to make my “x-marks the spot” wash clothes I have made
  • An update on my skirt – also requires me to complete the cutting and sewing of the lining BEFORE my sewing class on Thursday

What’s left for seder –

  • Bake the chocolate “cake” – which is more like chocolate goo since there is no bread on passover.
  • Make mashed potatos
  • Make hard boiled eggs
  • Find a shank bone
  • Layout sleeping bags and blankets
  • Clear off our side stands (beside bed and couch) to be used as side tables throughout seder
  • Bake potato kugel thingy for Aaron (and seder)
  • Send out reminder email with address and time to our 9 guests 🙂
  • 2 loads of laundry
  • Clean bathroom
  • Dust living room
  • Get box of non-kosher foods to Anna

What are your biggest goals and priorities this week?