But first, look what my mom found…my hoppy taw! I love it!
I was having a difficult morning yesterday and I was kevetching about this and that and that and this and I was going on a bit when I received a text message. It said, “Lost but found…One Hoppy Taw. Yay. Love Momb”. That’s exactly what it said and when I read that message I let out a squeal of delight and strangely enough, just like that, all my problems seemed to disappear. Yes, something that small made the biggest difference. I am certain Jimmy, who was driving at the time, was probably thinking that the change of mood he witnessed was a bit frightening – like going from night to day in a nanosecond – but being Jimmy – he just smiled and said, “That’s just great.”
Besides the big hoppy taw news, it’s also time for this week’s boot camp workout. I created a card that you can download (click on the “workout card” tab at the top of the home page) to help you keep track during the week.
This Week’s Boot Camp Challenge
100 jump ropes (with or without rope)
20 single leg jump ropes (hopping on one foot 10x, then the other foot 10x) (with or without rope)
200 jumping jacks
25 square jumps (clockwise), 25 square jumps (counterclockwise)*
20 one-leg Romanian deadlifts**
100 push ups
10 hop and pops (10 jumping jacks followed immediately by 5 pushups = 1 set)
100 heel touch crunches
50 bicycle crunches
*Square Jump: Make a square with four quadrants on the floor – you can use tape – or chalk (if you are outside). Jump through the square by hopping (with both feet) into each quadrant in a clockwise pattern (25x) and then in a counterclockwise pattern (25 times). One time around the square (four hops) equals one repetition.
**One-leg Romainian Deadlift
“Stand with your feet a little more than shoulder width apart. Raise one foot and extend it behind you, just off the floor. Contract your glutes, brace your abs, and keep your spine naturally arched. Focusing on balance, lower yourself until your torso is parallel to the floor. Initiate the movement by pushing your hips back. Push back up to the starting position.” Men’s Health
Okay, that’s it for the week. Good luck. Challenge yourself. Be feisty. Be fierce. Be strong!