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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Class of 2019

I have been super busy this Summer so I am going to try to play catch up by highlighting the big events since my last post this Spring. Today we will start out by sharing my youngest graduated high school in May. This officially retired me as a homeschool teacher of 15 years.

As a homeschool family here in town we have a graduation ceremony for them. This year 17 homeschool seniors decided to participate.

As the parents, we had the privilege of giving a little 'speech' and then hand over their hard earned diploma.

I still can't wrap my head around the fact that all my children are grown up as you can see by our family photo below after the ceremony. DD24, DS20 and DS17..

Congratulations my Little Bear. We are so proud of you and look forward to seeing what your future has in store for you!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Bunny Cake

I had a blast making this cake for a friend. Her client is celebrating her 70th birthday this weekend and she wanted a little bunny digging a whole on top of a cake since her birthday is close to Easter. I thought what a fantastic idea and couldn't wait to get started. I designed the cake to look like it was an Easter basket using the basket weave technique with buttercream frosting.

The cake is vanilla with lemon filling. The bunny is made out of fondant..

Friday, March 1, 2019

Oldie But Goodie

20 years ago I came across Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds. She had some walking videos to do indoors when I couldn't get outside when it was raining. At the time I was living in Western WA so there were many days that it was raining throughout the year.

I just gave birth to my 2nd child and wanted to add something more to my walking workouts. These workouts helped me start my running journey and now they are a great asset to my running routine and training. This is a new one that I came across and worked on last night which had strength training added into the 3 miles. Felt amazing and helped use muscles I don't use when running.

As part of my revamped workout journey I am serious about building muscles and toning them. Since I am not so worried now about weight loss but maintenance of my weight I can now put all my efforts on muscle building.

Leslie's Walk Away The Pounds videos are ALL awesome. I haven't come across one I don't like or have had issues with. I have several and they are my go to for workouts to help work on muscles my running doesn't catch so it gives me an all around workout. LOVE it.

She even has streaming options now. I haven't tried this because I have a good library of existing videos but I would check out a workout today. WALK AT HOME

New Month.. New Goals

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It's March 1st and time to kick my training up a gear. Super excited about doing this program from Beach Body on Demand. Did the 30 minute sample workout today with a 1 mile interval run on the treadmill. It burns so good.

Signed up for the 14 day free trial and then the 3 month membership to complete this 60 day program.

Alongside my half marathon training I am craving weight lifting and felt a fish out of water without some guidance on how to make the most of my time working out. I was getting by with a program i finished but it was more cardio and your own body weight. I need actual weights for the goals I have in mind.

My goal this year was to get lean and build my muscles and my half marathon comes 2nd. The half is a dream to complete but not to compete. Super excited about the next 2 months incorporating this program into my training and how this will benefit my running overall since I have 16 weeks still left until my half.