Mountain Climbers

October 10, 2010

These Monsons sure are strong!

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Along with Uncle David and Elizabeth, we all participated (in and out) in a family bootcamp hour. Matt and I led the group in a series of exercises with laps around the complex in between (which were .33 miles each)

We did many high knees, butt kicks, grapevines, shuffles, bear walks, crunches, pushups, planks, squats, lunches, dips, jacks, mountain climbers and more. We just kept moving the whole time!

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We ended up running a total of about 3 miles in laps too! It was a wonderful morning.

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I’m planning to have these two guys for a light lunch to tide me over to the early afternoon reception. I want to be hungry when it’s time to feast!

I got this bar at the veg festival a while ago. Hope it’s good! Also, I don’t like green apples, but that’s all I got.

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Goin’ to the chapel!

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1 Lauren at KeepItSweet October 10, 2010 at 11:30 am

what a fun way to get a workout in… lol i can’t imagine getting that many participants from my family to agree to do the same form of exercise at once

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2 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad October 10, 2010 at 11:39 am

This cracked me up. I hope the poor gal in flip flops didn’t injure herself!

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3 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) October 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

Oh how I wish I was part of your family so I could do that boot camp!

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4 Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul October 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

A family boot-camp hour!? What a fun idea. Though I think my family would give me quite the incredulous look if I suggested this…

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5 Tabitha (From Single to Married) October 10, 2010 at 11:45 am

What a great workout and I love that you included the whole family too!

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6 Nicole @ yuppie yogini October 10, 2010 at 11:45 am

What a fun Brady Bunch-style workout ;)

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7 Dorry October 10, 2010 at 11:54 am

This is so hilarious and awesome! I love that everyone was totally willing and excited to participate. My kind of family! :)

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8 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) October 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm

That is awesome! My family would laugh at me if I suggested a bootcamp. They would probably sit on the porch with their coffee and watch me do it!!

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9 Simply Life October 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm

how fun! what a great start the to day together! I love it!

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10 Krystina October 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I love those bars! Enjoy the reception. :D

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11 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm

How fun! Enjoy the wedding!

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12 Marina October 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm

This looks like so much fun!
I wish my family would want to do that!

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13 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

That’s such a fun idea! I love that the kids got in on the action too. Enjoy the wedding!

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14 stacey-healthylife October 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

What a fun family activity and great model for the kids.

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15 Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge October 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm

That’s such a fun way to get in exercise! One of the kids looks like he’s breakdancing. :-)

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16 jen October 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm

ha. that looks fabulous. you and your hubs have great form on the squat jumps in that pic! yay pylos!

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17 Sandy October 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Great workout for the fam. Maybe we will incorporate this for Friday a.m. after Thanksgiving. I could get everyone to lead a lap and add their own variety to the fun.

Can’t wait to see the wedding cake (my favorite part of a wedding) :D

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18 Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) October 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Oh my goodness!!! That is so adorable! Way to go fitting in a workout on a busy/eventful day! You guys are such an inspiration to lead healthy lives, love it!

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19 Kris October 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Love it! What a great way for the whole family to participate in a fun, healthy activity! Enjoy the wedding.

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20 Natalia - a side of simple October 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Aw that’s great how your family works out together! If you can have so much fun exercising I can only imagine what the wedding celebration will be like :)

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21 faith @ gracefulfitness October 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Family boot-camp, I LOVE IT!

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22 Heather October 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

how cute is that! looks like such a fun time!

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23 holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm

How hilarious — I need to do this with my family next time we are all together!

I’m sure the wedding is beautiful and I can’t wait to see the pics!

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24 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I love that you’re all so active together!! :)

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25 Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm

This is awesome!! Seriously, this just shows that exercise is made to be fun! And it can be done anywhere!

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26 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I love the idea of family boot camp! So much fun :)

I LOVE raw revolution bars! The chocolate brownie flavor is awesome.

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27 Riss October 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm

This is such an incredible way to get kids into healthy living at a young age! Start forming those good habits early on. Looks like y’all had an absolute blast.

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28 Ashley October 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Ooooh, I love the Raw Rev. bars!!! Way more than Larabars. I have not seen that kind anywhere though! yummmm

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29 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm

love seeing your fit family – totally the opposite of mine! ha!

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30 Helen October 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

That is awesome!! I love my Monday bootcamp classes, I will have to take your idea and try to get my kiddos in a routine.

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31 Sana October 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm

What a fun workout! You can take a bootcamp anywhere!!!

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32 Laughter-Loving Stacy October 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Oh how fun! Doing group workouts is something I would like to do with my kids someday (whenever I get them!) ;)

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33 Lisa @bakebikeblog October 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

What an awesome idea!!!

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34 rebecca lustig October 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm

omg, that looks like soo much fun! there are so many FUN ways to get some exercise in, if we’d only explore our creativity :)

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35 stacey October 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm

is your little cousin doing the bootcamp in FLIP FLOPS??? omg, that is hilarious!!!

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36 Katharine October 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm

That is so fun! I’ll have to make up a boot camp the next time we travel!

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37 christina cadden October 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Looked like lots of fun!

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38 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write October 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm

I don’t even know what to think of this lol. The idea of me leading my family in a boot camp is utterly hilarious to me. You guys are definitely an unusual (but cool) family.

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39 Jaime October 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm

How cute! I would rather run 10 miles then do mountain climbers! There is just something about it that makes me angry. Just kidding. Looks like you all had a blast!

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40 Di @ http://Thetreadmilldiaries.com October 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm

I think it’s FANTASTIC that all of you were able to work out & have fun together. Enjoy tonight.

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41 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm

That is so FUN! Working out should never be boring, and you never fail to illustrate that point. Love it! :D

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42 Lindsay Perrone October 10, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Have you seen Dan in Real Life? If not you must because you guys have the same family. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do stuff like that (family boot camp) but it would NEVER happen.

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43 Hannah October 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Oh heavens, the most athletic thing my family has ever done together is gone for a half hour stroll around the neighbourhood after eating for three hours straight on Christmas Day! :P

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44 Jennifer October 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm

LOVE that you are getting the kids involved and off the couch! good job!

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45 Cara Craves... October 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Way to encourage good exercise!

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46 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 10, 2010 at 7:51 pm

That’s so awesome that you got the whole family to participate in a bootcamp! What a good idea to make exercise into a family activity! :)

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47 Jil October 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Matt’s got ups! haha Looks like such a fun workout!

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48 Lesley Lifting Life October 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Haha, love those flexing pictures! ; )

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49 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com October 11, 2010 at 6:33 am

Aww, that looks so fun! What a great way to get an entire family moving together! You and Matt should share your methods with the school systems, haha.

I don’t like green apples either, btw. I am not a fan of sour fruit. BLEH!

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50 Aneesha October 11, 2010 at 10:35 am

in the last picture of the group, is Andrew showing off his tanlines??? haha go figure! looks like you all had a lot of fun!

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