update: added videos with sound from today’s workout session —————————- a few days ago i mentioned that i while watching “ The Biggest Loser ” on Hulu that i was kinda disgusted with the shape (or out of shape) i’m in. so i’ve been very excited about going running with deb consistently. this past monday we started the Couch to 5K running plan. when i first went through this running series i listened to robert ullery’s set of podcasts ( iTS link ), but recently i found this set of tracks that follows the plan but with Christian music tracks. so we’re going to try that out on our next run. well then my sister mentioned yesterday that she had gotten her kids a “ Tae Bo ” for kids video i knew it’d be something my kids would also enjoy. so, the loving/sharing family that we are, i borrowed the dvd, ripped it to my computer with Handbrake , and then transfered it to my ipod, plugged it into the TV and the fun began! the picture in the upper right is the girls flexing their muscles. because according to danielle, she wants to do this exercise every day so that she can be stronger than daddy. it was funny to watch them every 10 minutes flex their arms to see their progress. i think this is going to turn out to be a great summer to get fit and trim. i was just mentioning earlier today that we had no idea what to do today, and now we’re all heading out to the HS stadium to walk around the track. every tuesday & thursday evening they open up the track for the community to walk/run. so here we go. now the other huge part of the equation is to get our eating habits under control. healthy food, smaller portions, no sugar, no late night junk food snacking. we’ll keep you updated. —————————- // today i’m thankful for: 1. summer vacation 2. a healthy family 3. anna got her glasses back, FINALLY! 4. great summer weather (high 80º’s to low 90ºs all week) the babies are sleeping for longer periods at night grrrr. just realized there’s no sound on the video because i forgot to change a setting on my computer before recording. perhaps i’ll repost the video w/sound tomorrow when the do it again.