Brooke's 1st tooth!

Brooke's 1st tooth!

Toothless at 7!

Toothless at 7!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I got up! I got out and I got fit!!

I completed boot camp and feel excited about my results!! I did a final assessment test and was able to complete the mile 25 seconds faster than at the beginning, 13 more pushups and 20 more situps! I also lost 5 inches and 9 pounds!!!! I am very pleased to say the least. I have also joined the boot camp instructor team and will be instructing a camp in Wickenburg. It starts Apr. 28. I gave a free trial camp today and had 5 people come. It was a lot of fun and I the women seemed to really get a great work out. I am really looking forward to this additional adventure and challenge. Oh by the way it is at 5:30 - 6:30 AM! ugh! Oh well, it is cooler at that time (only in the 70's).
Our boot camp is sponsored by Healthnut and each participant receives a free month membership to the gym and spa. We were featured last week on Channel 3 ( to show how our boot camps are a unique and fun but effective way to lose weight and get healthy. They did a great job on the info and we had a lot of calls regarding the gym and camps.

Hoo Yah!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Week 1 completed!

I finished week one and feel proud. We were timed on a mile run as well as push ups in a minute and sit ups in a minute. I am proud to say I came in second place on the mile with a time of 10 min 36 sec. Not great but I finished and I finished 2nd! I also was proud of how many push ups and sit ups I was able to accomplish. I am excited to see how much I improve by the next time we are timed.

This week she had us crawling on the wet grass, doing speed lunges, and walking lunges uphill, plus other excruciating exercises! The last couple days is when it actually felt like a Boot camp work out! My triceps are so sore I can't bend my arms at the elbows more than a 90 degree angle. This better work!

Arizona is blossoming and my allergies have been a big factor in this outdoor workout. I am trying a new pill and hopefully I will get a little relief. I was hoping when we moved out here I wouldn't have any allergies but no such luck.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Call me Private WIlkes!

Call me Private Wilkes. I have joined a Women's Fitness BOOT CAMP!! I started Monday. We were measured (embarrassing) on Monday. I am ready. It last for 4 weeks 4 days a week. It is intense! Tonight we had to run a mile (thanks to Sabrina I was able to run it!!) We did 45 minutes of drills at 12 different stations. Everything from hurdles to jumprope to squats and lunges. I am finding that since having a baby certain activities (jumprope!) is not an activity that my bladder agrees with! Kegels, Kegels Kegels!!!! Thursday we are being timed on our mile as well as how many push-ups and sit-ups we can do in 1 minute. I am so competitve when it comes to this that I am nervous and anxious. They say go at your own pace but lets be serious, everyone wants to be first and the best!

I am serious, ready and am losing this baby weight! I am sore and tired but it feels good. I will keep you posted on my results.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I am still here!! Sorry it has been so long since I have updated but life seems to being going so fast that time runs out each day before I am able to get everything done!
Things are great. We are moved into to our "temporary " location and are learning to love and adjust to tight quarters:) The boys started school and then got a week off for Spring Break! They are loving school and their new friends. They love having cousins and kids from church in their classes. We live near a great park that has a really "Cool" skate park in it. The boys go there daily to grind and ollie! It is beautiful here and the weather has been perfect for them to play outside all day. We live close to Grandmas (plural) and enjoy doing ranch chores; feeding the chickens and collecting eggs, letting the cats in and out, and chasing down the runaway COWS and STEER!!!! They are getting ready to witness their first slaughter and have named the cow "DINNER" (how appropriate).
The Gym is awesome! I love going in and working there. I have had a so much fun doing marketing, rearranging, and just getting acclimated to the new business. Hans and I are enjoying working together and look forward to all that lies ahead! Brooke has done wonderfully tagging along with us and it has been a blessing to have the daycare there. The staff is great and have been very accommodating to us. I know we have our work cut out for us but I am so excited about the adventure. I sometimes feel like I am talking so fast and rambling but I am genuinely very excited!
We have met a lot of great people so far in the ward. Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming. We couldn't have asked for an easier transition.
We miss all of our Friends back in CA and are looking forward to seeing them all in May! The kids are out of school then and we are coming back to visit. We have been so blessed to have made so many wonderful friends and miss seeing them and talking with them often. It still feels like we are on vacation and will be returning soon. We rented the house out and I am guessing when I get there and someone else is living in my home that is when it will hit me like a ton of bricks!:(
Well, I will try and be better at keeping everyone better updated on the happenings of the Wilkes Family (now of AZ). Keep us in your prayers and fingers crossed!