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February Fitness Challenge

Guess what?

It’s a new challenge month!

We are back to a core challenge. This time we are working up to holding Boat Pose for 5 minutes!

In the download there are some modifications. Do what is best for your body, need to bend your knees? Put your hands back? All good. Just make sure to keep back straight and core engaged.

boatpose

Want the PDF version? Get it here —>boatpose

 

Just. Keep. Running.

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Dawn Marie

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Merry Planksmas

So here it is Dec 1st and my coworker and I were about to participate in our bi-weekly squatting to the Sally song at work, when she realized her attire wasn’t squatting appropriate. So we decided to do some up-up-down-downs instead of squatting, during the down hold we held a plank.

During lunch we talked about doing planks more and someone mentioned hearing of “Planksgiving” where you do planks everyday leading up to Thanksgiving.  But we already passed Thanksgiving….so we decided to do some planks leading up to Christmas.

We started celebrating Planksmas that very day.

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I made this graphic to mark off the days for planking. Also, you can really start it at anytime. We started on the 1st, leading us to finish on Christmas, but really the point is to work up to the 5 min plank.

So download it, print it and start planking today!

And follow my running Instagram account to see our progress! @BombshellRunner

Just. Keep. Running.

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Dawn Marie

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Valentine XO Game Free Printable

Valentine’s day is coming up.  Not really my favorite holiday, because I am not really all that fond of hearts.  Never really have been.  I even had an anti-pink period in my life.  Don’t worry, I got over it.

I have boys who need to give out Valentines at school, to both boys and girls.  They are two and four so I have a hard time wanting to hand out cards that say ‘be mine’ or ‘my valentine’ or anything like that.  There are lots of great alternatives now, and really punny ones too.  I typically like to make something for the kids to hand out, but this year I am so far behind and if I did make something I would have to double it cause now both kids are in preschool.

Yesterday I decided to just buy valentines for the kids to hand out.

EEKK!!! I KNOW! who is this lady?

But I couldn’t go with out making anything for the kids.  I love the Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine’s I have been seeing lately and decided to design my own for the kids at school.

MSS_Val-Tic-Tac-Toe

In Silhouette Studio I designed the game board and some x’s and o’s.  Only I wanted them a little thicker so I cut out 5 layers of each x & o and glued them together.

MSS_Val-Tic-Tac-Toe

The boys will give one to each kid, from both of them, but not as their valentines cards.  Just a fun gift and they can play it at school during the party.

MSS_Val-Tic-Tac-Toe

I wanted to make a free printable for you guys, but didn’t want you to have to cut out all those little x’s & o’s.  So I made your game pieces in circles to cut out.

MSS_Val-Tic-Tac-Toe

You can click on the picture to download it or go here.

 

Please note this design is for PERSONAL USE only please. Please do not forward, share, sell or distribute the files for any commercial purposes or claim as your own design. Thanks a bunch!

 

 

Dawn Marie

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Creating Sunshine Free Printable

I think it is important to have a positive outlook on life.

I am a firm believer of the idea that the day is what we make of it.  It is not always easy, but we gotta try.

I try to wake up and tell myself “today will be a good day and I will be happy” OK, so maybe not when I wake up, cause I can barely find the floor to stand up out of bed.  But at least after my first cup of coffee and then tell myself that multiple times a day when things are going so good.

So I decided to make myself a reminder.

I purchased this phone cover and after a few months thought it needed something more.

MSS_CreatSunshinephone

 

I couldn’t think of a design that I wanted.  OK, that’s not true, I couldn’t narrow done a design for the back.  So I thought I would come up with something a little more motivational.

MSS_PhoneCase

 

“Some days you just have to create your own sunshine”

I thought it very fitting for me and lest be honest it is not always sunny here in the PNW.

MSS_CreatSunshineClouds

 

 

I loved the quote so much that I decided to make a print for it.  And just in case you need a little sunshine I have this printable available for you to download too!

Just click here or on the picture below to download your copy in order to bring a little sunshine to your day.

Create Your Sunshine

 

Please note this design is for PERSONAL USE only please. Please do not forward, share, sell or distribute the files for any commercial purposes or claim as your own design. Thanks a bunch!

 

 

Dawn Marie

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