Thursday, June 9, 2011


Last Wednesday marked the end of my eight week Body Back session.  Our amazing trainer Lisa (the one on the middle on the teal board) threw us girls a paddleboarding party!

As a side note, as of the beginning of Body Back, I could complete three pushups in one minute.  At my eight week assessment, I could do 33!  I'm not lying.....33 push ups (with a water bottle showing me how far down I had to go....on my toes.... in one minute!) 
I hate to boast but really, that's an accomplishment for me.....the girl who's never completed a fitness course in her life!  So, I'm taking a bow and saying "thank you, thank you!"

She had two instructors come to the waterside park in which we work out and had them teach us how to paddleboard.  After, we had finger foods and wine in celebration of our achievements over the eight weeks.

Paddleboarding isn't nearly as hard as it looks.  The boards are long and wide and you stand with your legs at about shoulder length apart.  In this stance, there are still about five inches to either side of your feet, so keeping your balance is really not as difficult as it would seem (say, like a surf board).  We were in knee deep water and not one person fell off the board into the water.

I think of it as kayaking, standing up.  It is definitely a workout though. 
If you want a core workout, go with paddleboarding! 

Whoo hoo, I've mastered the art of paddleboarding!!
My first lesson, learning how to paddle and stand.

Here we go!  It was a little tough heading out as the wind was blowing the current back in, so the board kept wanting to turn around.  And that is where the core workout came in...trying to keep going against the current.

So, now I want a paddleboard to strap to the top of the boat "T" top so I can paddle board when out at the sandbar.

I'm thinking this one from Girl in the Curl. 

Happy Thursday Y'all!


  1. How fun! I mean, I think I'd fall on my face, but it still looks fun.

  2. Oh, I love that paddleboard. Even though I've never tried it, I know it is something I'd just love!

    Congrats on your accomplishments. So fantastic.

    By the way, your arms look great!

  3. That paddle board is so cute, I think you need it!

  4. I am so proud of you! I hate push ups--33 in a minute, you go girl!

  5. awesome that looks like so much fun!

  6. Oh yea! That pink paddle board is the bomb, get it.

  7. we must live super close to each other! I am in strides in encinitas, cardiff and la costa and have been wanting to do body back once I am done nursing. Way to go! Loni and Gina are always raving about it

  8. nevermind, but way to go! Body back rocks~!

  9. I want to learn to paddleboard. I didn't get a chance while in Hilton Head. Maybe I will find somewhere this year. And the hot pink board is awesome

  10. You rock lady - that looks so impressive!

  11. I love paddle boarding!! I surprised my fiancé and took him for our anniversary and we had a blast. It is so much fun, not to mention an awesome work out!