Go read this.

Right now.    And then come back here and revel in its glory.


Inspiration for Friday Evening

In case you feel like the generation(s) ahead of you aren't leaving you with much to aspire to, I present to you Johanna Quaas.


Bringing your awesomeness to a new level

I posted on a forum today, and in that post, it showed that I hadn't really brought my all to the gym with me. It was on stupid stability planks on a swiss ball--I hate these, so am probably more likely to shrug them off instead of taking them on with more intensity because of that distaste. Well, within minutes, someone had posted an inspirational video. And then, within minutes of that, I stumbled upon another awesomely motivating video. These both speak to different parts of me, but they're both about what Krista Schaus calls "bringing your awesomeness to a new level." Without further ado:

The first video that kicked off the quest for elevating my awesomeness:

And Coach Krista's video:

Have a wonderful, KICK ASS day.



Sorry I've been away for so long, dear readers. (Even if Tricia is the only one still reading this.) I have two exciting things to share.

1) Getting fit may mean I will stop being startled so often.

2) I swung my 25lb kettlebell for 8 rounds of 20 seconds on, 40 seconds off last night. And it was easy. This is noteworthy, because I had gotten so weak that in January when I picked up the bell to do a 15 minute circuit, the sheer weight of the bell made me opt for a burpee circuit instead. And I felt like total wimpy ass mincemeat. No longer! I am back to embodying the byline of this blog in more than just mental badassery.

Also, I'm not taking submissions for what to name my 25lb bell. I feel that now that I'm back at raaaaaaaaaawr strength, (s)he and I should spend more time together.