Arms, Back, & Abs Workout

Here is the upper body workout I did this morning…

I repeated this 2 times. It is an effective but short workout that packs a punch. The pike pushups get me every time.

After I finished I walked a 1/2 mile around my backyard before the kids woke up. I am trying to move as much as possible during the day. I have worn a path in our grass from all the walking.

When I was walking I listened to my bible readings for the day. I am currently using The Gospel Coalitions Read The Bible in a year plan. The sun was starting to get higher in the sky as Psalm 24 was being read.

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers.

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not lift up his soul to what is false
    and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
    and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek the face of the God of Jacob

Psalm 24

I felt so much peace after listening to this. I love how each year when I read the bible a passage will stick out to me like it never has before. Seeking God is often a daily struggle for me. I wish that weren’t the case but that is the truth. It is super easy for me to find things to fill my time with but I have the learned that the best way for me to spend my time to is to read God’s word. I may not understand everything I read but I do have more peace because I filled myself up with encouragement and grounded myself in a wisdom that comes from the maker of heaven and earth.

This workout is part of the Free 1 Month Plan that I put together.


Dirty Dozen Workout & Easter Weekend Recap

I hope you had a nice Easter weekend. Our family of six spent yesterday watching church service online, spending time in our backyard, and we rented Trolls 2.

Easter Weekend 2020

Earlier in the week we got out our Resurrection Egg set. These had been gifted to us by an older couple at our church years ago. I didn’t realize how much I treasured them until I pulled them out of storage from the garage this year. I got a little teary eyed as I brought them into the house.

I knew Easter wasn’t going to be the same this year. No dinner with my parents, grandparents, brother and sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and cousins. Church would be online.

So much is different from this time last year. So much is different from just a month ago.

In a weird way these eggs helped me to remember that even in all the crazy of the world God is still in charge and he is still the same. I needed that reminder.

Lately I have been baking up a storm and this weekend was no exception.

We also enjoyed watching the wildflowers start to blossom in our backyard. Maisie and I started them from seeds in January and they are just now starting to bloom.

Here are a few shots of one wildflower in particular that we have been closely watching as it blossoms.

Our Maisie girl loves her flowers. Her fairy garden is overflowing with color.

To recap the weekend, it was honestly perfect for this new normal we are experiencing. When Josh wasn’t at the fire station we had so much quality family time. Slowing down and not feeling the need to be out doing things has been such a gift and has allowed me to focus more time on just being present with our kids.

This week we are heading to our son’s school for a drive by pick up of the items in his desk as well as his consumable books. He will get to see his teacher in person. While we have been able to FaceTime, and it is great, nothing beats the real thing. Last week when we were doing math at the kitchen table he said to me “Mom I really miss school”.

I really have no words.

I try to put my thoughts together and they are just a jumble mess. I am so thankful to have kids who love their schools so much and for their amazing teachers.

But really I have no more words.

Dirty Dozen Workout

Here is the workout I will be doing sometime today…

So with that, I will say, that I hope each of you has the best day possible however that looks in your current circumstance.

xo, Tamara


Total Body Home Workout

You made it to the final workout of the week! Great job!

Perform this entire workout twice. You can also follow along with me on YouTube. This workout will be streamed today at 10:15am (Arizona time).

Here is the workout…

I hope you and your family are safe and healthy.

Remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water :). I will have three more workouts on the blog next week that are part of the FREE 1 Month Workout Plan.

If you are looking for a virtual service to attend this weekend I would like to invite you to Easter at our church.

Our family of six will be enjoying all our time at home celebrating the amazing work that Christ did on the cross this weekend. It will be a different Easter this year but that is ok. We are going to do our best to soak in all the good.

xo, Tamara