Saturday, March 28, 2009

Weekend Update aka Links Galore Because I Have A Life (kind of)

Here are some of the things I've been reading. (Thanks to Emily... one link led to another)

Absolutely scan through 5BX Plan progression charts. The workout for champion athletes made me laugh out loud. But also made me want to try and do it. I am smitten with the idea of a universal exercise routine (that anyone could do anywhere at anytime) that is infinitely expandable to be challenging for your entire life. Genius. Look for Kid and I to be acting this out on YouTube in the very near future. I think giving your kids a fitness tool like this to adopt as a lifetime habit would be a fabulous start to a fit life. (note modifications are necessary on some of the outdated exercises... bend knees for situps)

I'm going to try and get Mr F to do this ten minute series since I think he'll respond better to exercises he's seen before. I think that this is a great basic series of body weight exercises... and if he were to say... ride his freaking bike to work... that he would be covering all bases. Which would be a major improvement over his current regime of NOTHING.

If you want to laugh your ass off read the original women's plan.


Completely unrelated I stumbled upon this blog last week and her series on eating a 1950s diet (read the posts from the bottom of the page up to watch the experiment unfold). Of course this was fascinating to me on all levels and it kind of made me want to dig out my 1948 Better Homes & Garden Cook Book and do the same thing.


This afternoon Kid and I will be joining my mother and The Cougar for afternoon tea. We're very excited. We might overdress. If you're there you'll be able to spot us as the group with the young girl wearing a slightly wrinkled and way too small pioneer bonnet. Nothing says high tea like an old bonnet... and Crocs. I'm going to shower and not wear Target kid's jeans.


Wow... this explains some things. (You should be watching "How email starts a fight")


And I'll leave you with this... an Amish kitchen. (Thank you Haley)


Christy said...

Enjoy the tea!

Mrs Furious said...

We had a great time. It was VERY fancy and we stuffed ourselves like pigs.

Pictures tomorrow.

Julie said...

I can't wait to hear about it! That is such a cute pic of you two!

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see pictures!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, and I wore my Mame shoes today. You know the green loafers: these ones-

Lori said...

It's been a long time since I have commented, but I have been lurking! :-)
I still love to see your blog and here about your new and frugal ways. I have had a bit of news myself and been very busy here. Check out my blog if you get a chance!
Never a dull moment in my life....
Thanks for keeping up with all your posts. Your a much better blogger than I! I'm trying....

wootini said...

You and Kid look so beautiful! I hope you had a GREAT time at the tea.

Thanks for the shout-out; glad you enjoyed the links. I am having a wonderful time with the graph. It's so much fun to input my weight everyday and see the downward trend. Yay!

I am intrigued by the exercise links; will check it out!

Mrs Furious said...

My mom wore hers to tea! Pictures (not of her shoes) tomorrow.

Thanks... it took a few takes for her to stop acting like a freak. I was using the photo booth on my computer which can be the kiss of death since she can see herself!

Thanks for the update. Very exciting!!!

Thank you.

Oh the exercise links are part hilarious part interesting. I like the idea of them. I'm going to see if I can get Kid to do them with me... and I will video it!

P/F said...

You both look beautiful, and am loving Kid w/ grown out bangs! That look was made for her. Hope you had a great time.

Mrs Furious said...

Oh thank you. It has taken a LONG time to grow her bangs out... they've finally gotten long enough that they stay out of her face. I agree completely... she looks great with her forehead exposed... and is a good balance to how long her hair is (to her butt!!!). She thinks she looks like a princess ;)

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