Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mother's Day, Weights, Gratitude Little Miracles, art

My kids made me awesome mother's day gifts, a book a calendar. It was lovely. My husband got me some cool things off of Amazon and they should come in the next couple of days.

weights With the help of my husband I made a slosh pipe for weight lifting. I sometimes call it a slosh tube. Its a homemade weightlifting PVC Tube partially filled with water. To save money we used a conduit pipe which needed cutting so the caps would fit. I wanted barbells but felt this was a better option because I don't have access to spotter during my prime workout times. I use a large container for weightlifting as well unlike a Kettlebell its odd shape keeps me from using it as cardio moves. Heavy weights like Kettlebells should be used with slow movements not cardio swings. I will be making my own ankle weights for leg extensions I watched some videos on YouTube and seem pretty easy to make. I won't make dumbbells though I have seen pretty awesome tutorials on making them from cement I would be scared of a big piece coming off. Dumbbells are pretty cheap. I am waiting on a 9 pound set to come today or tomorrow. It was a mother's day gift from my husband.

Gratitude Little Miracles

Sometimes little miracles happen, a paper found a spark of the imagination. What helps your spark.

my latest art

Itaya and Lois gave me input to make this better.

Artist by Iatya


1 comment:

  1. Hi Val! Glad to hear you had a great Mother's Day. Your little ones and your sweet hubby always honor you for special occasions and that's a lovely thing to hear. :)

    Thank you for featuring my painting of my owl out for an evening stroll. I appreciate it!

    I love your 'Girls Can Lift' art piece! It's just so cute and looks great on a shirt. You did an awesome job as usual.