Xtreme 13 has begun... Our inaugural event was the Trapeze School of New York located in Washington, DC. There isn't much to say other than we had a really good time. The class was 2hrs long and we did about six jumps and my Babe did one catch. You have to call and schedule your visit and they take you in groups of 10. (You aren't required to have 10 people in YOUR party) They give you a quick verbal lesson and then show you an actual example. The staff instructs you every step of the way so don't worry. When I say instruct I mean instruct, they say go, bring your knees up, let your hands go, put your hands back up, thumbs under, swing forward, backward, forward, flip, let go... Since I can show you better than I can tell you here goes. WAIT!!! They have a photographer snapping pictures if it's your first time and you can buy them at the end. They aren't really expensive either. Okay now look!
My Babe has dubbed 2013 "Xtreme 13" and I'm proud to say I will be a part of that. I started exercising in 2012 and now I'm ready to kick it up several notches My goal for 2013 is to get fit, I'm kicking the baby off the boob and I'm ready to get all of my body back. I don't want to drop lbs but I do want to make sure my heart is healthy. I would like a flat stomach though; I don't need a 6 pack or anything that is for folks that like to show off. I will continue doing Zumba but I want to try Yoga. I'm just waiting on a good Groupon/Living Social/Google Offer deal. So far we will try hiking in the spring; and indoor scuba diving and the Trapeze school in February. Last year my Babe did a lot of the obstacle course races such as the Warrior Dash, Spartan Race & Tough Mudder. Well this year WE will also do the Run Amuck obstacle race. It is a 3.5 mile competitive time course with obstacles. Yall did see the WE in there right? I'm so not speaking French right now.
Even though the temperature outside reads 80 degrees it is still fall. In years past the family would go to Cox Farm in Virginia for a little fall fun. This year I made huge plans to go to this really nice Farm in VA with my girlfriend, her children, my children and my nieces. It was going to be a good time. Unfortunately we weren't able to do that because my son has had a lapse in behavior judgment. Second grade is so stressful... Since I'd invited my nieces we had to do something. So I opted to go to a local farm; I'd heard about here in MD. The farm was just okay; it is very small and doesn't have a lot going on. The other farm we are familiar with was huge with a lot going on. Since my son had gotten in trouble in school it was just what the doctor ordered. He should thank his cousins honestly. Either way I wanted the kids to have a good time and I believe they did. This was Nori's first time going to a farm of any kind so it had to be special.
With an infant at home my Babe and I have been doing "Day Dates". We've done several activities outside of my box and today was no different. Today's adventure took us to the Gun Range compliments of Groupon. We headed down to our local Gun Range (Maryland Small Arms, Upper Marlboro, MD) for a little bit of fun. We arrived and first you pick out your gun, we went with a Glock 17 9mm hand gun. The lady behind the counter gave me a tutorial on how to put the bullets in the clip, put the clip in the gun, how to cock the gun back, and how to pull the trigger. They make all of this look real easy in the movies, not so much in real life.
Hey Cuties, I've fallen all the way off the wagon; I guess becoming a Mom of two really took a lot out of me. I don't mind, I enjoyed adjusting to having two kids. Everything my daughter does is new and exciting and I wanted to give her all of my attention. REAL LIFE IS HAPPENING! Let me catch you up on all the things we've been doing. Here is a season in review...