An Awkward Move, This New Thing I’m Doing Called Reading, the Lost STUFT 60 News Interview and Weekend Motivation

 

Happy Friday!

We’ve had an extremely busy morning.

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Ha ha.

A much needed rest day today. Glorious.

You know what else is glorious?

This awesome move we did in my group strength training class last night.

It’s called an awkward airplane. I learned it from my man Bob back in the day.

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(Flashback Friday pictures just because.)

The move.

Start with the core stabilizing bird-dog move.

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With your foot flexed, slowly take your leg out to the side and the arm out to the opposite side. Hold.

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It’s tough, but in the best way possible. Try it and let me know what you think. Make sure to do it on both sides though.

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Last night’s dinner was glorious too.

I threw a bunch of stuff all on one pan in the oven- pork, turkey bacon, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. I used these seasonings- Veggie Roaster from Sur la Table and Fox Point from Penzeys Spices.

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Hmm… weird that they were left in the oven a little too long.

 

This morning’s breakfast egg white scramble was glorious also.

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Not sure if it was the fact that I ate it with the family while still in pajamas or the extra sausage and coconut oil that was in there that made it so good. It was followed with a baked purple sweet potato.

 

So, there’s this new thing I’m doing lately.

Well actually, first of all, I’ve been sleeping like crazy this week. Early bedtimes are freaking fantastic. So is sleeping through your alarm just a couple days when your body really needs the rest.

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My new thing- at night before bed I’ve been journaling and reading. Yep.

I always say I’m going to start doing that at night, but then don’t. This week I’ve made it a priority to relax and review the day, read and plan out the next day a bit.

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I swear it’s been helping me sleep better and just makes me less anxious.

What better way to end the day than to read something like this?

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Obviously we never run out of things to worry about, but sometimes it’s hard to just trust the process. Working on that over here a bit, you know, the whole not worrying thing.

We got a couple of other new books that we’re really excited about over here.

This surprise came in the mail the other day.

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I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this book since hearing about it and seeing others post about it on instagram.

It isn’t released yet, but you can preorder Eat the Yolks by Liz Wolfe, NTP here on Amazon.

On her blog, Cave Girl Eats, Liz wrote this about her new book.

“This is a book about all the ridiculous, mind-boggling, head-smack-worthy, naughty nonsense that drove us to QUIT eating egg yolks, FEAR eating red meat, and run full-speed for the packaged, branded “health food” as if it was the processed, trademarked key to good health. And it’s about why the very foods we’ve been told to fear are the foods we REALLY need!

Eat the Yolks is not just a Paleo book. It’s a book about REAL FOOD. (With some serious classic movie references mixed in.) And with the endorsement of incredible Real Foodies and authors like Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo, Diane of Balanced Bites, Diana of Radiance Nutrition, and Arsy of Rubies & Radishes, I TRULY believe this book could change lives – and the way we think about Paleo eating.”

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I haven’t started reading it yet, but hopefully I’ll have some time soon as I’m anxious to learn more and I love her sense of humor.

I also ordered this book, Eat Like a Dinosaur, for the boys.

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We’ve read the story once and thumbed through to look at the recipes and ideas and such. I really like it. There are some great ideas for gluten free kids.

We do not all eat gluten free over here, although I’m slowly trying to incorporate more paleo and gluten free family meals in the mix.

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Oh and since it’s been exactly a week since the STUFT 60 treadmill run, thought I’d share the post run interview we tracked down.

The direct link is here.

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Oops, not the best still shot. Lovely. I did realize in watching this that my finish time was 5:19 instead of 5:22. That must have been the extra time I walked at the end doing this interview. Weird that it was just a week ago.

Anyhoo….

Here’s a little weekend motivation for you from Runner’s World.

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I read that at the perfect time last night.

Made me think- Do you just wonder if you can do it, or do you put yourself out there and go for it? I mean really, what’s the worst that can happen?

If it scares you or makes you uncomfortable, then you should try it. That’s just my opinion though. Sure, it’s nice to wonder and stay in your comfort bubble, but you grow and learn the most when you dream big and see what you’re truly capable of.

Chances are you’ll surprise yourself. START NOW!

In this video, Bob Harper calls me out. Remember this? His exact quote to me “You’re always scared of trying something new. That’s your thing.”

He’s right. Maybe it’s time to try something new.

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Have a great weekend!

 

Have you done the awkward airplane move yet?

Have you gotten any new good books lately?

What’s something you wonder about going for, but you’re not sure you want to try?

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Comments

  1. 1
    Susan says:

    I do the awkward airplane move all the time! I love it! Really hard,but fabulous! I have wanted to try some inversions (headstands, handstands, etc.)in power yoga classes, but have not done it yet….. Soon!!

  2. 2
    Kim says:

    I’ve done that awkward airplane move and it never gets any easier!
    Cute interview!!!

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    Annie B says:

    The awkward airplane is part of the current BodyAttack release! It actually feels amazing because it breaks up the track with a bazillion push-ups!

  4. 4

    That looks like a great book! I haven’t gotten any good books lately but I am looking for something new to read! I just did buy the Divergent series and look forward to reading those for my fictional reading pleasure!

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    I haven’t tried the awkward airplane move yet – sounds good, and painful.

    It’s not a new book, but I’m reading Cinderella ate my Daughter. I work with toddlers so I think it’s interesting to read more about all the pink/princess madness.

    I have wondered about running a full marathon. I’ve run 3 half marathons and am training for my fourth, but I just don’t know if I want to attempt a full. Something about it scares me, which also makes me think I should probably go for it! One of these days…

  6. 6

    Such a great exercise for working on balance! Sounds like a great book. The yolk is the best tasting part of eggs!

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    Sam says:

    Oh man, I LOVE the airplane move. If you reach around and grab your foot with the extended arm you can transition it into a yoga pose called scorpion- which also happens to be a great quad stretch and heart opener.

    I love that passage, thanks for sharing it!

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    Michelle B says:

    Funny I’m reading this post today because something scary I want to do is run the “Bucky”. It’s a local thing where you run the half-marathon on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday. I just had my third baby in October, but I want to do something big to raise money for a friend’s daughter who is suffering from a rare disease.

    Love this blog! And I’ll have to try the airplane in my next boot camp class!

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    I’ve never heard of the awkward airplane–I’ll have to give it a try! And I love that book Jesus Calling, I swear everyday was written exactly for what I was experiencing when I read it. And Eat the Yolks sounds really, really good–I’ll have to read it!

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    Kathy says:

    I often order stuff from Ebates.com and receive cash back after months or so….I just received about $43 back and was looking for a new good read….think I may have to order it up. It kind of like getting it for free…love that!

    I am also in this on-line bible study by Lysa Terkeurst…Made to Crave…loving it so far (and its kind of scary b/c every thing Lysa talks about with her relationship to food is like I AM READING ABOUT MY relationship with food too…I am just like her….I COULD HAVE WRITTEN THE BOOK…ha! Maybe not but you get the point)

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    Meagan says:

    Hi! I just found your blog, I really like it, and I will definitely be back :) !! I did find it a bit hard to navigate at first, especially finding the comment box, FYI. Also I don’t get the whole “STUFT” thing – am I missing something?

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      STUFT Mama says:

      STUFT fitness- Stehly Ultimate Family Training- it was my fitness business that I started awhile back. I guess the whole STUFT thing has a bit of a different meaning now. Ha.

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