11 Fri, 2011 § 9 Comments

This was the number on the scale yesterday.

A beautiful sight!

This means Eisley has gained about 1.5 pounds in just short of two weeks!  I have started to decrease her hefty calorie portions, & today she didn’t finish her breakfast; this seems to be a good sign we are finding a healthy weight & food portions for her.  Other than Monday, we have all had a much less stressful week; Eisley was able to go to work with Dave twice this week, which really helped.  Hopefully she will be ok home alone today.  I am looking for someone to check in on her during the day a couple times a week as well as hoping to be able to bring her to work with us a couple days.  We will find a system that works & keeps everyone happy!

[photo by David Finch]

Another beautiful sight made my morning: a small herd of elk!  Four, majestic cows wandered through the field [ok, golf course] across the street while we waited for the bus.  It certainly made the cold slightly more bearable to see these creatures move so gracefully & powerfully through the morning haze.  Elk are my favorite wild animal, & I have really wanted to go hiking through the woods lately in hopes of spotting them; guess I just needed to go to the golf course! 😀


I did not feel like working out at 5:30 this morning, but I pushed through & am glad I did.  I also brought my bike in on the bus to run errands after work — it was 6*F this morning — I was not biking all the way from home in 6 degrees.  My already frozen face & fingers thank me.


6 rounds = 4 minutes each exercise: 10 seconds rest; 30 second maximum effort intervals

  • Burpees ~ 6 – 6 – 6 – 6 – 5 – 5
  • Pistol Squats, alternating left then right ~ 7 – 8 – 7 – 9 – 8.5 – 9
  • Ninja Jump Tucks ~ 6 – 6 – 5 – 5 – 6 – 5
  • Hanging Knee Raises ~ 11 – 10 – 11 – 11 – 10 – 10

Track your reps so you can push harder each time & gauge improvements in strength, agility & endurance.

Happy Friday!


Do you see wild animals often where you live?

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§ 9 Responses to 14.4

  • Ashley says:

    So glad she is gaining weight and the stress is easing up. I remember my freshman year at the U, huge moose were on our golf course and they had to come and tranquilize them to safely return them outside of the city! Maybe golf courses are the place to be! 🙂
    Your our workout looks awesome. My right knee is really bothering me so I’m going to have to lay off it for a while…I think it was ninja jump tucks that did it late last week. Brad and I signed up for boxing classes, super excited to do something with him! I know he will feel powerful slamming a punching bag! I have loved tracking my reps and workouts–its a great way to feel accomplished and look back at progress. I’m proud of you for sticking with a 5:30am workout, more than I could/would/will ever do! hahaha….
    Well–I’m stuck studying all day until driving out to the farm tonight. I’ll call you on my drive out and hopefully we can catch up. Think of you often and miss you. XO

    • Allie Finch says:

      Thank you. 🙂 Aw, yes, the moose in SLC. Dave & I once saw a baby moose on one of our first “dates” up the canyon.
      Boxing classes sound so fun, especially doing it together. As soon as you said your knee was bothering you, I wondered if you had done ninja jump tucks — you confirmed! I love NJTs but they could be pretty hard impact on your knees so be careful. 😉 If you find they bother you, swap them out for another exercise.
      Have fun at the farm. I hope we can catch up today or this weekend. I miss you!

    • Allie Finch says:

      — & if you do keep doing NJTs, really watch your form, keeping your knees in line with your feet — don’t let them splay out or fall in. Because it is higher impact, you don’t want to stress the joints in misalignment.

  • Natalie says:

    Your workout seemed similar to a Tabata workout! I love how you can go intensely for a short amount of time and really burn out your muscles.

    Yay for Eis! You’re a good mama 🙂

  • Julia says:

    Glad Eis is feeling better and gaining weight.
    That workout sounds tough! I may have to give it a try this week!

    • Allie says:

      Thank you Julia.
      Let me know if you try it. What do you usually do to work out other than hit the climbing gym with Tyler?

  • Candy says:

    So glad to hear Eisley is doing well!

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