Saturday, April 27, 2013

X, Y and Z

Today will be my last A-Z post in this challenge as I am having surgery and will be unable to blog for a couple of days.  It is nothing big but will be big enough to put me out of blogging commission for bit.  Please forgive me if I am absent from commenting on your lovely blogs, I promise to return within a week!

X is for X-Training...or what some refer to as cross-training and it refers to a training routine that involves several different forms of exercise.  For example, instead of always running you could try biking, swimming, different machines at your gym or weight lifting even.

Y is for YMCA...The YMCA stands for Young Mens Christian Association, a welfare movement that began in London in 1844 which now has branches everywhere in the USA.  Read all about the history of the YMCA here. My family has a membership at our local YMCA and we workout there almost every day, in the summer the kids love to go swimming there as well.  I love the character of the YMCA and what they stand for.  The people who work at our local branch are the kindest most helpful people I have ever met.  They truly do love to serve and it shows.

Z is for Zottman curls...These curls, a bit like bicep curls, are named after George Zottman and involve twisting the dumbells at the top of the movement, and there seems to be several different variations.

Thank you so much for coming by and reading my A-Z Challenge posts this month, I so appreciate seeing all you regular blogging friends, meeting my new blogging friends, and finding new and interesting blogs to follow.  You have all touched my heart in so many ways and I know that I will see y'all around.  I will do my best to visit your blogs as often as is possible as well as blog more regularly myself.  Please don't be strangers, as I feel I have made some new and sweet friends along this journey of A-Z(ing).

Thank you Lee at tossingitout for creating this challenge in the first place and for all you other hosts of the 2013 Challenge as well...

Nicole @ 
Damyanti @
Alex @ 
Tina @ 
DL Hammons @
Jeremy @ 
Shannon @
Matthew @
Livia @ 
Konstanz @ 
Stephen @ 
L. Diane Wolfe @     

Blessings and hugs...may the sun be shining on your beautiful faces today and may joy be in your hearts! Til the 2014 A-Z Challenge, blog your hearts out.
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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  1. May everything go well with your surgery!

  2. Good luck with your surgery! I have enjoyed reading your A-Z!
    Fine job!!

  3. Great X,Y and Z! Hope you heal quickly! :)

  4. I wish you a speedy recovery.

  5. Good luck on your surgery. Hope all goes well.

  6. I hope the surgery goes well. Good luck with your healing. I enjoyed your X, Y and Z post and the celebratory confetti ;)

    1. The challenge is always a fun endeavor...blessings

  7. Hope your surgery goes well and i hope you have a great recovery!!

  8. Sending good vibes your way! Hope everything goes well and hope you recover in no time!

  9. Very nice wrap up! I hope your surgery goes well. Prayers sent your way! :)

  10. Another mission complete - congratulations, and all the best for your recovery...

  11. Hope your surgery goes well!

    This weekend I paddle boarded for my cross-training. I was pretty proud of myself!

    1. Great job Ali...I'd be pretty proud too girl..blessings

  12. Congrats on finishing up the A-Z challenge strong.

  13. Stopping by from your comment on the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Z post on Facebook!

    Best wishes with your surgery! Come back stronger and ready to write more! I may have to give your Z a try.

  14. Take care of yourself! Thanks for the shout-out and I'm glad you got something positive out of this Challenge. Hope to see you next year!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge


I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!


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