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Lessons Lately and a Move of the Week- Squat Kick With A Shoulder Press

Lessons Lately and a Move of the Week- Squat Kick With A Shoulder Press


Hello. Hello.

I’m writing my post tonight as opposed tomorrow morning because although I’m liking my attempt to write posts in the morning, I’m still having trouble leaving myself enough time for a good breakfast and actually getting out the door on time.

I can’t let that happen tomorrow. It’s a big day. Yep, it’s a double date day. I need to try to impress.


In no particular order here are a few things that I’ve learned lately.


My blog is a mess.

I have so many recipes that I have not linked up on my recipes page. I’m pretty sure it’s going to take me hours to go back and try to organize that. I’m not looking forward to it, but it needs to be done.

I also need to do a whole week on some “favorites”. Maybe I’ll do that next week. A new “favorite” each day (kitchen gadgets, protein bars, pantry must-haves, etc.). Hmmm…..


I can pretty much kill any house plant. This is our last semi-surviving one. I was told last year by STUFT daddy that I wasn’t allowed to buy plants anymore because I kill everything. He also told me that it’s nearly impossible to kill this particular plant (it used to be huge). I might just prove him wrong.


I should not have Judah count my stair laps for me while trying to workout in the backyard. He will only give me credit for “2” every time. It was cute at first, but by my 10th lap (“2” on Judah’s count) it was a little frustrating.

I should top my tomato and red pepper broccoli slaw concoction with kale chips and jalapeño yogurt dip more often. It was a delicious lunch the other day.


I am one lucky girl that after my car accident all I have is a little soreness and this small seatbelt burn.


Flat Kitty likes Bud Light Lime (and so do I).


It’s always easy to tell what side of the taco pie is mine (even Flat Kitty knows).


This whole nighttime routine of marching around the house and playing “music” could start getting old.


While that “music” may get old very soon, eating Taco Pie for date night never will (but eating it while watching Jersey Shore might).


It is a really good idea to add some amaretto to a STUFT-rita on date night. It is also a good idea to sweet talk Mom and Dad into handing over a little of their tequila to save a few bucks. (We’re on a budget, okay?)


It is not a good idea to travel with berry kale smoothie for the boys in the car (I had a berry kale green tea smoothie for myself) unless you want purple/green dots on your ceiling and Joaquin to keep repeating “smoothie, up there”.


I never seem to learn from just one mistake. As if smoothie all over my car wasn’t enough, today Joaquin’s smoothie ended up all over the stroller and on his pants.



Drinking my STUFT salted caramel mocha out of a cute travel coffee mug makes me think I’m cool.


Speaking of cool, I really think you want one of these (the Flat Kitty, not the travel mug).


Email me so you can get in on the Flat Kitty Friday fun. I’ve already seen some of the adventures he’s been on so far. He is one lucky cat. Not to mention he’s just plain fun to hang out with. Don’t forget to send me your pictures so I can link you up this Friday.


And now, in honor of the return of Tuesday Trainer put together by my friend Lindsay, here is our Move of the Week.

Video notes:

That is a 10 pound weight Joaquin picks up. That guy is crazy. Speaking of, his nose is like that from his attempt to ride a big boy scooter.

I have a hole in the crotch of my pants. You can’t see it though. Ha ha ha!

I’m not sure what Turk is doing behind me. Enjoying the view? Or maybe he spotted the hole in my pants.



Check out Tuesday Trainer today if you’re looking for a great lower body workout. Lindsay does an awesome job putting all the moves together and all the trainers over there just rock.


I’m off to bed early tonight. I need to be at my best tomorrow for a special “club date”.


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  1. 1

    That smoothie on the ceiling cracked me up. Green does NOT come out easily, I’ve discovered. Yes, I eat like a child and get my smoothies everywhere. 🙂

  2. 2

    Love that move! I’m all about getting the full body workout done effectively and quickly! Love the kale chips on tomato soup! Definitely doing that! They’re good on salads instead of croutons too! Super crunch! Have a great day lady! I’m super jealous of you today!

    • 2.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Me too. Whatever I can do to get a good workout in the least amount of time. 🙂 The kale chips on tomato soup was even better than I expected! 🙂 So wish you could’ve been with me today. 🙂

  3. 3

    Love how the dog is behind you. You have lots of legs going on there. 😉

  4. 4

    Holey Moley – I’m SO making that Taco Pie!!
    Glad you have nothing more than a little neck wound from the wreck – had me worried!

  5. 5
    Amy Zirkle says:

    Love the video…and the dog…and the kale – I need to try that …and I HAVE to make your broccoli slaw pasta sooner than later. Your boys are so dang cute – but I don’t know how you do it — oh and I got some Saucony shoes for the class which seem to be working well…so far. Hope you are having a great day – I gotta try that taco pie too! enjoy!!!!!!

  6. 6

    Joaquin is one strong boy! He might be able to lift that weight better than me 😉 And I am totally with you on the house plant thing… although mine is an office plant that keeps coming within an inch of death and then somehow comes around. I may have forgotten to water it before I was out of the office a few days or ask someone to water it while I was gone so it is looking rather like yours today. Here’s to hoping it comes around now that I watered it!!

  7. 7
    Paige says:

    It’s seriously SO easy to get behind on blog upkeep. I need to update my recipes and workouts pages in a major way!

    • 7.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I have such a long list of things I need to do to my blog. It makes me want to cry. I’m never caught up. Ugh. Good luck updating yours too Paige! Maybe we should go on a break together and just update. He he!

  8. 8

    I sooo hear you on the recipes page thang… I have only recently started organizing, and it’s going to take an eternity! LMAO at your flaunting of the fact that there is a hole in the crotch of your pants. 🙂

  9. 9

    Love the move. I’ve been in such a rut lately at the gym and I want to start going to more group fitness classes. I haven’t been feeling that well so the energy needed for a serious butt-kicking has been lacking but hopefully soon.

    • 9.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh Sarah- hope you feel better soon! Rest though if your body needs it. The workouts will be there when you’re better. Thanks for the link today too! You are AWESOME!!!!!!! 🙂

  10. 10

    Ooo I need to try that move asap! It looks awesome! And I just have to say that your boys are absolutely adorable 🙂

    • 10.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Lindsay- yes, that move is a fun one. I didn’t plan on doing that, but while I was experimenting I realized how awesome it was. Ha ha! You can babysit my boys anytime. LOL.

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