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Hi Guys!

I’m sure you missed me sorely (<-weird saying) yesterday, but I had a bit of family drama to deal with.  The short story – Travis’ little brother (a newly adopted 12 year old from China) was found unconscious on the ground, while the children were playing outside.  They rushed him to the hospital, during which time, his vitals were stable, but he was unresponsive.  After some tests at the hospital, he regained consciousness and his vitals all returned to normal.  He’s at home now, but will have to go back for more testing in the coming days! 

Thank you to everyone who prayed and sent emails after that hurried tweet I sent out!  Means a lot.  Knowing that something horrible has happened to a loved one (and a brand new adoptee!) and there was nothing I could do about it…I hate that feeling worse than anything!

So that all happened Tuesday night, then Wednesday morning, I got called in to sub for three classes back to back.  The first two classes were STELLAR, if I do say so myself!!  Lots of sweat!


During my third class, Cardio Dance (which I’d never taken or taught before, mind you), I was called to the Kid Zone, where I found a very sick Henry.  I had to go back into class and tell them I was sorry, but that he came first.

I think it was just God’s way of saving those poor people from an hour of the Macarena and Tootsie Roll.  I know I’ve alluded to my two left feet – I don’t exactly dance.  I really had NOTHING prepared to teach that class.  Thank you for puking, Henry!!


Anything for you, Mom!

We’ve just had a rough couple of days.  The weekend can’t come soon enough!

Ok…so moving on.  Tuesday Trainer is going to be FUN this week, ya’ll!!  Like “making out on the couch” fun!


Well, next Tuesday just happens to be Valentine’s Day, a fact that reader (and Words With Friends opponent), Olviya, pointed out!  I took her idea and decided on the following theme:


P.G. Rated!!

The theme for this week’s Tuesday Trainer is WORKOUT BUDDIES!  Think – exercise moves that you can do with a partner.  (why did I feel the need to specify“exercise”??)

Here is my move – With Travis and Clara’s help:

**Just like I said in the video, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A PARTNER TO PARTICIPATE!  Also, your partner doesn’t have to be your husband or boyfriend!  It can just be someone you grab at the gym or a friend or your sister!**

A few guidelines:

  • ANYONE can participate – blogger or not.
  • If you do blog, be sure to introduce yourself AND your blog.
  • Feel free to give tips on proper execution and technique.
  • DON’T include a number of reps. I’ll do that part.
  • If your move isn’t correct, meaning improper form or instruction, I will not be able to feature it. Do your homework and get it right!!
  • On Tuesday, grab the Tuesday Trainer button, to provide your readers with an easy link to the workout! Simply copy the text in my side bar and paste it into your HTML code.

**DEADLINE for submitting moves is Monday night, the 13th, at 8pm EST. Again, go here to learn how to upload your video!**

Travis has the day off, so we’re headed to Asheville!  An hour long road trip with a sick toddler and sassy Clara.  Hmmm…maybe not the smartest.

QUESTION:  You’re stranded on an island.  Name three beauty products you MUST have!  Me?  Tweezers, Dove deodorant and Burt’s Bees chapstick.


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  1. Love this weeks TT.Clara is adorable! I know you must get tired of hearing that:)
    I submitted a video (for the first time) this week…Let’s hope I did it correctly:)

  2. ugh! I’m a terrible blog friend! I’m so sorry. I haven’t been reading many blogs and I rarely comment on the ones I do read, but I’ve been having such drama in my life that I completely forgot to read yours! I’m so sorry about all this drama for you. I wish I could help you out. As for TT, I’m on a slight exercise detox so I don’t think it would be the healthiest thing for me, but kudos to all the participants!

  3. oh wow! praying for you! please keep us updated on the situation. So scary. How are your mother and father in law doing?

    James and i are in!

    I think i’d take the same thing to an island, plus my bible. I know, dorky but true.

  4. Those 3 things are must haves for me too! But instead if dove deo I’d probably go with dove soap… I’d rather get clean than cover it up + if I’m on an island there’s gotta be water (surrounding??).

    Awesome theme, I know just the move if I can convince my hubby to do it with me. It’s called the baby maker…. JK (he wishes) ;) but really I already have an idea in mind.

    Glad everything’s going better with your new family member, scary day for sure.

  5. Three classes (well almost) back to back?!? I nearly die when I have to teach spin and Bodypump back to back! Hope the little guy is feeling better (the photo is SO cute!)

    My three things would easily be the same thing as yours- but I also have to add Kiss my Face body lotion- my skin is dry as a bone in the winter!

  6. maybe i can get my dog to participate with me. he seems to be the only male in my life right now…

    although i do know how to tootsie roll with the best of them ;)

  7. I don’t have audio at work, so I had NO IDEA what was coming when I started watching that video. I totally burst out laughing outloud when you started that with Clara. Adorable.

    And to all Lindsay’s friends, thank you so much for your prayers for our brother.