Friday, July 16, 2010

Feel Good Fragments: Fun Edition!

Mommy's Idea

After a week filled with parenting stress, I think I need to have some serious fun today! Head over and visit our lovely hosts by clicking the buttons above. *** Driving home from church last night, the kids and I were listening to one of my Glee soundtracks. They love the remix of the Olivia Newton John classic "Physical." They sing along and dance and have a great time. As we're singing along, Zach starts yelling, "Look at me, Mommy!" I look in the mirror and he's wiggling away in his carseat. He gleefully tells me, "I make my body talk!" *** We had our weekly Ab Blast class at the gym on Wednesday at noon. This week, there were a total of 3 of us in the small class (we usually only have 3-4). We all work together or at least for the same company. We are nearing the end of the workout and our trainer has us doing this exercise. Legs out straight, lay on your back with arms extended over your head. Sit up straight and reach for your toes. Then sit up to sitting and curl back to laying down. About the 3rd time through the exercise- which requires quite a bit of core control and strength- I do the one thing that most everyone is afraid of doing in a group fitness class. Yup. You know it. I farted. Loudly. Good thing belly laughs are good for your abs! *** I've been very touched by the messages I get and see where someone gives me any ounce of credit for them making healthier choices. It started an idea. Then my friend Lety posted about an evening walk she took with her family and my little idea came to full on "must do!" Step One - Become a "fan" on my Facebook page. Step Two- Sunday evening, go for a walk. Go by yourself, with friends, with your family. Go to a park or in your neighborhood. Step Three- Take a camera or camera phone with you. Step Four- Take random pics on your walk of the things that capture your attention. Step Five- Come share your pictures on the Facebook page by posting the pics or by blogging about it and sharing the link. We'll all be taking an evening walk together! As a reminder, I'm going to post an event on my Facebook page and I invite you to join in. Let's all go for a walk, a run, a stroll, a bike ride. Get out with the family and then share it! *** In case you missed it, I blogged at Fit City yesterday about ways that my Healthier Me choices are starting to influence my family and the ways I am seeing evidence of those influences in their choices. I'd love it if you'd pop over, read, and leave a comment! *** New Feature will be starting this Sunday on Eternal Lizdom... Mothers Who Move Me. Don't miss it!! *** What are your weekend plans? We are headed to our first ever Indiana Fever game tonight! This is our WNBA team and my family is going as a guest of the Fever thanks to One2One Network. Best of all- this means a discount ticket offer for you! Details coming soon! Saturday, Jeff is out of town all day. I plan to get up early and head to the park for another 30 minutes of running form work with the Couch to 5K Week 1 workout to guide me. The kids and I plan to meet up with Jeff's parents and some out of town family for lunch. Then we have a swimming, bounce house and general fun playdate with a mom friend and her family. Other than that, we'll just be avoiding the heat as best we can for the weekend! *** Oh? Have I not talked about my new running plan? Silly me... well, it will just have to wait until I can dedicate a blog post to it now!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Photobucket

18 comments:

C. Beth said...

I love the "community walk" idea! I need to do that....

Seth M. Ward said...

Speak to me oh toothless one! SPEAK TO ME!:O

Momza said...

Such great ideas!
I'm excited to read your new Sunday feature, as I'm certain there are some very inspiring women in your world.

Leticia said...

How awesome was that seed f yours! I'm excited to post pics on Sunday! This is gonna be fun! I'll have to walk a new route just for the occasion so I can find new things to photograph!

I'm excited to read about the moms that move you too!

Happy Friday, Liz!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

"About the 3rd time through the exercise- which requires quite a bit of core control and strength- I do the one thing that most everyone is afraid of doing in a group fitness class.

Yup. You know it.

I farted. Loudly.

Good thing belly laughs are good for your abs!"


OH.MY.GAWD how funny.

Lisa Ceaser said...

Happy FF! I love the idea for the walk and pictures. :)

noexcuses said...

Once again, you have inspired me to get out there and move!

Can't wait to read your new feature!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Eternal Lizdom said...

The event is posted on the Facebook page... I really hope we have a lot of folks joining in!!

Caution Flag said...

Your community walk idea is wonderful. I'm going to have to find your page and join. I desperately need that motivation.

And the fart thing? Welcome to the club :)

Jason, as himself said...

Somehow, I don't think that's what Olivia meant.....

And I LOVE that you farted in your class. Did people laugh? They should have. That's the human reaction.

Huckdoll said...

Oooh, I will definitely go fan your FB page right after this ... that sounds like awesome fun.

Well, you most definitely inspire me with your health, family and blog dedication focus - your weekend sounds full and fun.

Can't wait for all the new updates and thing coming up. Have a great weekend!

Nancy C said...

We will be at a picnic Friday night, but will take my camera.

Can I just say you're such a good mom. I've been reading your parenting struggles all week, and it's so obvious how much you love and care.

dollycas aka Lori said...

I used to walk every night with my husband and another couple before my accident, lose about 80 pounds and we walked sometimes after midnight if we had a long day at work but we never skipped our walks. The walks ended when I couldn't go along anymore and my husband's health is not as good as it should be, but he misses his walking partner. I have been thinking about getting a motorized scooter or chair so that maybe we can start "walking again". Never underestimate the value of a good walk with your best friend, it's not only good for your body, but your mind and soul too.

Your children sound adorable and you made me laugh with your exercise class. Thank for a wonderful Feel Good Friday.

http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

Dollycas

Karen MEG said...

You had me at "fart".
Wow, you're such a fitness buff - I admire you for that! Yay for you ... I've been trying ab classes lately and likened them to being worse than labour... my instructor was encouraged by that, though..but she's got killer abs!!!

happy weekend!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

I'm gassy right now and thinking of you.

Amy said...

I've yet to make it to a Fever game. Maybe I'll take advantage of the discount you're going to offer. I know this wasn't part of your frags, but I had so much fun with you and the girls at the FitCity moms lunch. Hope to see you again soon.

Mrs4444 said...

LOL! You are so inspiring, in so many ways, Liz :)

Love your idea for Sunday nights.

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