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Summer: Life Gets Better


Summer by Will FerrellIt’s the end of the school year for my kiddos. Only two more days and they are out for the summer! We have a summer planned with some camps but a lot of down time too. I am a firm believer in not over-planning or scheduling them.  It also means that us parents can have some down time too. Super busy kids means super busy parents – shuttling them back and forth. Some folks like that, but me – not so much!

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Summer Workout and the livin is easy


I had such a good day yesterday starting with that great WOD where I kicked butt! My abs are sore and I have a lower back sore from all those sit ups but those I can live with! Yesterday was Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the first day of Summer. Hard to believe we are almost into July already.

800m run
10 Good Mornings
10 OHS
10 Pass thrus
10 Med Ball Cleans

Muscle Ups

5 rounds for time of:
5 Deadlifts (125#)
15 Kettlebell Swings (35#)
25 Push-ups
time: 12:37* (i think that was my time – I can’t recall the exact time)

Once again, first glance seems ok, do-able workout. Holy smokes was this one tough. It’s hot and humid and the deadlifts were the easy part!

Summer suit season is here!


Friday means Rest Day! I appreciate this day so much – get a few extra Zzzz’s, get up and don’t have to rush with the kids, and let my body rest. Makes me very happy – I am planning on getting up early to go for a run before the heat of the day comes tomorrow AM.

Summer is here and that means getting in bathing suits. For women, it means getting rid of unwanted hair so you can look good in your suit. Here are some suggested products to help you …

Guide To The Best Hair Removal Products

Some women get a little off schedule when it comes to hair removal during the winter months. But with summer on the horizon—along with shorts, skirts, spaghetti straps, and swimwear—now’s a great time to get back on track. Whether you like traditional blades, look to electronic aids, or yank it out by the roots, we found the best at-home hair removal solutions to get you beach ready in no time.

List of Free Summer Movie Fun

0 List of Summer Movie Fun.

Free Family Film Festival

We have planned a fun-filled summer of select movies for kids and parents. Regal has proudly offered this free summer fun since 1991. Oh, did we mention that it’s FREE!

Selected G or PG movies start at 10:00am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-served and are limited to theatre capacity.

The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer. Tickets for our 2010 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show.

You can also select a state from the list below to find participating theatres in your area along with what films are playing each week!

Today is a great day


Today is one of those days that you sit down and shake your head because you can not believe how fast time has flown. My little baby – Baby Nate – is finishing kindergarten. He will be leaving the haven of the AOL Childcare Center private Kindergarten and in the fall will head to public school.  Today is his graduation ceremony. I am sure I will shed a tear of two. How did that much time go by? He was just a little baby yesterday right?

And on that note, Hannah will be heading to 3rd grade next year. She doesn’t know this yet but we have been invited to attend an awards ceremony this morning and she will be getting an award for her leadership during the school year. Her teacher emailed us last week asking us to come, and that she doesn’t know she is getting the award. How great is that?

I am so thankful that both of my kids are doing so well in school! Today is a great day.

Notable News


Still a bit under the weather so my initial idea of getting up and going for a run fell to the wayside.

I did want to share some interesting news I have come across the past few days:

Vitamin D and colorectal cancer focus of new Arizona study

U of AZ is my Alma mater and they also have a great cancer center. I am glad to see that they got this grant.

Two Arizona researchers have been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the relationship of vitamin D to colorectal cancer. Peter Jurutka, PhD, of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, in partnership with Arizona State University, and Elizabeth Jacobs, PhD, Arizona Cancer Center scientist and assistant professor at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will be spending the next five years on the study.

Is PE an Rx for ABCs?

Get out there and be active with your family. How can you argue with the benefits below?

A growing body of research says that students who are more active do better in school academically.

The idea is that exercise helps kids learn — and it’s not just Olwell who believes this. A growing body of research links physical activity and academic performance, according to a report released last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ashburn Kettlebell & Functional Training Studio

Looking for a fitness/strength summer camp for your 12-16 year old? Take a look at the Ashburn Kettlebell & Functional Training Studio

Register for Strength Camp Get faster, get stronger
Ages – 12 – 16 years
July 5-9 at 9-12pm or July 6th and 8th at 530-8pm
5-day Monday – Friday Schedule – $199
2-day Tuesday/Thursday Schedule – $99

Ashburn Kettlebell & Functional Training Studio
44927 George Washington Blvd. #150
Ashburn, VA
703 582 6087 or

Motivational Quotes for Your Healthy Lifestyle

We all need to see motivational quotes now and then to keep us fueled and motoring on…

Health is Happiness

Have you ever thought about the connection between happiness and good health? Most of us would probably agree that there is a connection, but many of us who feel unhappy don’t want to take the time to build a foundation of good health. Good health can be the launching pad for great things. Think about when you are feeling under the weather. It is hard to stay on track and consistent with your goals when your body isn’t up to the challenge. It is extremely important to make sure your body stays in great shape if you want to enjoy all that life has to offer.

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