Today’s KB workout

A kettlebell is an easy way to get a great workout, espeically if you do not have a large amount of money to spend on equipment, or a gym membership, and/or if you do not have room in your home for a gym set up. Doing one thing, such as purchasing a kettlebell (and using…

12 week challenge and intermittent fasting update

The short report… it’s working. The slightly longer report: I fast from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.. Which of course means my 8 hour eating window is from 6-2. I put an app on my phone Bodyfast, to help me track my progress. the app allows you to track your body measurements, your weight, and…

Why I love a kettlebell workout

Confession time: I am a certified personal trainer. So how did I balloon up to such an undesirable weight? Stress, a bit of unhappiness about my life. And this… I stopped going to the gym except sporadically. I am a bit of a germaphobe. Between the men who spit in the drinking fountain and the…

Butterfly Wings!

Look at how creative is my God! The leaves of this Magnolia Sweet Pea plant are shaped like butterfly wings! LOVE! I am growing a small vegetable garden IN my house. Why inside and not outside? We have a short growing season and the critters (including large deer) think any plant in by backyard has…

Women’s History Month

Remembering the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) Instead of celebrating other flawed humans, I’m celebrating the Theotokos this month (and every month). The perfect example of Christian femininity. I had always loved the icon, Mary, softener of evil hearts, but until I wrote this post, I did not know that these two icons pictured in my post…

Giving up the Internet for Lent? Not me.

Saint Isidore was born in the middle of the sixth century, and was related to the Visigoth royal family who converted to Orthodoxy from Arianism during his lifetime. Saint Isidore was the brother of three saints: Saint Leander (February 27), Saint Fulgentius, and Saint Florentina. Orphaned at an early age, he was educated by his…

How I get when I lose weight…

I work hard to lose weight. I lose weight then think, ‘Maybe I have cancer!’. I don’t have cancer but I am trying to figure out how I managed to lose 10lbs in 10 days. I have not been able to do some of the challenge days on this 30 day kettlebell challenge. Everyday life…

2020 Goals

Not resolutions… goals. My first goal is a carry over from last year. last year’s attempt was a bit of a failure. I have a rather large backyard. No pets, no kids so what to do with it? ‘People make money off their land don’ they?’ asked the woman who prefers her nature on a…