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This Old House

The first house my husband and I bought was paid for in full, in cash.  It cost $1. It was a condemned house full of trash and memories.  At one point it had been two houses, raised and moved and fit together rather like two families that were very different joining together when a couple […]

August Challenge

The challenge for August is Tricep Dips. We all know about the arm waddle, and we all want nice tight arms. This exercise will help. Find a hard surface like a set of stairs or two sturdy chairs. Sit on the floor with your hands on the bottom stair and your back to the edge […]

June Challenge

Wow, life has gotten crazy and it’s a couple days into June and I didn’t put up the June Challenge! So sorry…but let’s get going!! The challenge this month is Calf Raises. This exercise is great for improving balance as well as strengthening the muscles in your ankle, arch of your foot, and the back […]

May Challenge

So are we ready for a challenge?  I am actually going to issue two challenges for this month and let you choose which one you will commit to finishing. The first is for the “Are you kidding me?  I don’t exercise!” crowd.  I want you to read the instructions for doing a proper squat and […]

March Challenge

Roman Chair Stand with your back against a wall. Spread your feet apart like a squat and “walk” out into a sitting position, sliding your butt down the wall until your knees are at 90 degrees and your hips are at 90 degrees (like there is a chair underneath you). Keep your back straight so […]

February Challenge

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat 1 50 Squats16 Tricep Pushups30 sec Hollow Hold 2 50 Squats17 Tricep Pushups30 sec Hollow Hold 3 50 Squats18 Tricep Pushups30 sec Hollow Hold 4 50 Squats19 Tricep Pushups30 sec Hollow Hold 5 50 Squats20 Tricep Pushups30 sec Hollow Hold 6 50 Squats21 Tricep Pushups45 sec Hollow Hold […]