My Healthy Heart Weekend and counters

Did this weekend fly by or what?  I loved getting in the emails with what everyone was doing over the course of the weekend!

I did my first workout with the Female Body Breakthrough. The exercises were grouped in supersets of 2.

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Yes, I do rehab and lifting with nail polish intact! Cause I’m cool like that 😉

Exercise Set/rep/weight
Bird Dog

Forward Ball Roll
3 set of 10

3 set of 10
Stepups

3-point dumbbell row
3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs

3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs
Partial Co-contraction Lunge (video)

Pushup
3 sets of 10

1 set of 10/ 1 set of 7/ 1 set of 6
Single-leg bridge

Bent Over Reverse Fly
3 sets of 10

1 sets of 10 with 10# DBs/ 2 sets of 10 with 8# DBs

I forgot how hard these workouts are. On paper they don’t look too hard, but the co-contraction lunge –  Such a small move by by the 8th rep on each set my legs were on Fiyah!!

Here is a detailed video on the co-contraction lunge:


John actually used a  guest pass and came with me to work out for his HH weekend 😀 . He is thinking of a gym membership, too, but not quite sold yet.

Don’t forget to get me your activity and picture for the Healthy Heart Weekend!  Email is javaqueen01@yahoo.com  . I will be doing a wrap up post and the drawing for prizes hopefully on Monday evening.  There is the New Orleans artist pin I posted about on Friday. The other 2 prizes are some locally roasted coffee and some local peanut butter!  I would have roasted coffee, but I haven’t been able to because of the cold weather (I have to roast outside).

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We got tons done on the counters, too.  Neat story here – When I pulled the tiles off the other day, about half of them came off whole. I put them on Craigslist for free figuring someone could maybe use them for a craft project or something.  I got a ton of responses, but the first person who came to get them said they were exactly what they needed to repair a floor.  Who knew my ugly counter top tile was what someone was looking for?  The man said he was actually grateful to me for giving him the tiles because he would have had to rip out the whole floor since he couldn’t find replacements for the tiles.  That made me happy to save the landfill and make someone’s day!

Anyway,  we removed the sink, took up the rest of the plywood underlayment, repaired walls, cut a new pattern for the top and got that installed. Glued and weighted down while it dries:

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We are going to do some Rustoleum countertop paint on this.  It’s a special paint designed for counters and has antimicrobial properties. Then the backsplash will be made up of these mosaics (these sheets will be divided into 4 inch strips):

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I’m getting excited to see how it comes out. Not having the kitchen sink sucks right now. Doing dishes either in the bathtub or the downstairs bath sink. Hopefully the sink will be functioning in a day or so, but the kitchen won’t be finished until the end of the week, probably.

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19 thoughts on “My Healthy Heart Weekend and counters

  1. debby

    Well, I knew it was really important for me to get to the gym this morning, but I forgot the reason! Glad I did it! My feelings wouldn’t be hurt if I won that coffee or that peanut butter!

    Wow, you are so adventurous in your renovations. I’m still thinking about whether or not I want to paint a couple of odd things.
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  2. Leah

    Awww…dang. Somehow I missed the healthy heart weekend. 🙁 I guess I’ve been a little preoccupied. So glad you did it again though. I finally started exercising again, so I must’ve subconsciously knew it was happening. 😀

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  3. Helen

    OK, great minds think alike because I just took a photo of that those mosaics because I want to try to make a backsplash for my bathroom vanity which we’ve never had. Just need to convince Mr. Helen it will look good!

    And yes, I will try a small DIY project like that – I’m just not quite as ambitious or talented as you are.
    Helen´s last blog post ..9.5 Mile Heart Healthy Weekend – With a Bang!

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    1. Lori Post author

      Helen, there is a perfect product for you to install the backsplash. We are going to try it for this project. They are adhesive sheets and are supposed to be super easy to use! You can totally do this. A backsplash will take no time at all. The longest thing is waiting for the grout to dry 😀

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  4. Helen

    OK, great minds think alike because I just took a photo of those mosaics because I want to try to make a backsplash for my bathroom vanity which we’ve never had. Just need to convince Mr. Helen it will look good!

    And yes, I will try a small DIY project like that – I’m just not quite as ambitious or talented as you are.
    Helen´s last blog post ..9.5 Mile Heart Healthy Weekend – With a Bang!

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  5. Biz

    I love recycling things! I got rid of a giant hot tub that wasn’t working, a cast iron fireplace and I’ve gotten a deep freeze from a site called freecycle.org – everything is free to give away or get – you never know, another mans trash is another mans treasure!
    Biz´s last blog post ..Beer and Stromboli

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  6. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Mmmm, peanut butter. 🙂

    Sorry, I was distracted. Love the backsplash–nice mix of modern glass and traditional stone. I’ve read and heard great things about the Rustoleum countertop kits.

    Oh, and I used to work for the company whose paper is serving as countertop weights. LOL
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..Random Distractions

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