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Rings of Power by Mike Gillette Cool new book from Mike Gillette about Ring Training for all fitness levels. Being on this shoot with Mike was like working with a real live action hero! (And I got to put a cinderblock on him too!) Mike knows his stuff and shares everything you need to know for his versatile go-anywhere ring training.  Full progressions of every exercise, workout plans, and all the know-how to take the training as far as you wish. Good stuff, and yes, that's me on the left side of the cover  :)

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A little something I call the "One Skillet Challenge"

I have had a disporportionate number of strange adventures and living situations in my 34 years, and in that time have also developed some unusual methods of preparing good food with just a few items.   Also.... some days you just don't want to wash a ton of pots and pans.  While I don't think that there is anything in the "A Man A Can and a Plan" cookbook that is unprocessed enough to attract my attention, what has always intrigued me is the idea of very very basic, simple cooking.   (Sometimes... then other times I break out the escargot shells).  Many times the goal is to make a recipe for something that is super satisfying, but very low effort... if you are prepared.

 

Just for fun.... entered a video for the recent Diesel Crew Strength Challenge -

So pleased that they finally did a "relative strength" challenge - since most of their challenges are on the absolute side and well frankly, aimed at men.   Relative strength evens things out a bit, though it is rare (I would love to change this...) for women to be as into pull ups and bodyweight training as I am... yes its a hobby and I am admittedly just a bit obsessive about it... here's my current video entry - though if I can get into a certain friend's backyard and have her hold the camera I may be able to do better:

 

The Fountain of Youth?!

My 34th birthday is approaching rapidly this week.  In fact, I was expressing some excitement after one of my boot camp classes in that there would be a special "birthday workout" for them based around the number. Apparently, unbeknown to me, there has been intense speculation among a few boot campers as to my actual age. (Just ask me, ladies, it's all good - seriously, its just a number, I don't care!). AND their guesses were far far faaaaaar younger than I am. Which was flattering, interesting, and well, explains why I got carded for buying a regrettable white wine for cooking escargots (recipe forthcoming) the other day. That being said, the video clip below has inspired me to share some of my "secrets"

 

Reflections on a 21 Day Challenge and the Concept of Self Discipline

Another friend on Facebook started a neat "21 Day Challenge" a little while ago. The basic premise being 21 goals in 21 days - and... they don't all have to be large goals, they should be all sizes and all themes - but things which can realistically be accomplished in the 21 days.  Needless to say I got in on this immediately, as I had been making some itemized (don't ask...) to-do lists, which more often than not are goal-based, or are to-do lists of goals.

 

Kinda insane workout... for January 1, 2011

It started out as some kind of "oo I want to do this and this and this and this and this" workout and turned into something that reminded me of the title of this classic comedy sketch from Kids in the Hall... "I Darn Near Puked". But I didn't... so its all good, right? I was inspired by the 10,000 Swing Challenge which Lisa Shaffer started today and decided to punctuate the workout with bouts of 50 swings... using the lighter 12kg kettlebell - I figured I'd do some of these straight through, and others I'd break up into 2 sets of 25 etc.

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