My blog is not new but I’m new to “blogging”. Let me explain. I’ve been writing and silently reading a few other blogs for a while now. Recently, with Janetha’s encouragement, I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and interact with other bloggers. Don’t roll your eyes. It’s not easy when you are still coming to terms with being called “Beatlejuice” in high school. Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet one of my new friends, Deb from Smoothie Girl Eats Too. Deb and I met at the beach for kettlebells and…but what else…smoothies! Deb was every bit as lovely, thoughtful, kind, and funny in person as she is online. She even brought me a gift.
A smoothie starter pack: Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Crystal Light, Moo Magic, Zunko, and one of her homemade nut butters made with hazel nuts and cocoa power. It had disappeared by noon this morning. Nuff said. ;-)
I, always charming, brought her…coffee breath. (Sigh) Oh wait, I also prepared a kettlebell workout.
First we warmed up with swings, around the worlds, halos, and an overhead walk.
Deb and Jenn’s KB workout. (Clever, I know.)
Swings – 30
Heartbeat Squats – 5 w/5 pulses
Bear Crawls – Distance guessing it 20 ft (We did a modified version and later substituted Renegade Rows)
Swings – 30
Military Press – 5 each arm
Tactical Lunges – Distance
Swings – 30
Windmills – 5 each side
Hot Potatoes – 30 seconds
The idea was to do all exercises back to back with as little rest as possible and repeat for a total of 3x. However, Deb and I were having waaaaaay too much fun and what could have taken us 20 minutes took an hour and a half! It was all good though, according to Deb’s heart rate monitor she burned 800 calories! Maybe the results from the ACE study are more attainable than I thought. Afterwards, we plopped down in the sand to chat and three and a half hours later, we shuffled up the hill back to our cars.
Our cars are on the other side of that hill. Deb carrying 2 bells = 44 lbs of iron and I one bell = 35lb. Mmmmm…hope she wants to hang out again. ;-)
For the ride home, Deb gave me her famous PB&J smoothie to-go. It was thick and sweet but not too sweet with a slight tart (and it matched my shirt, hat, water bottle and water socks…I forget about first impressions). This girl knows how to makes smoothies. Delicious! A PERFECT end to a perfect day!
Hugs and High Fives,
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