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Kinetic – Week 6

I learned two things this week. First, it can be helpful to look a week ahead and be certain of your schedule. I thought I had a Mon/Tues routine as usual and discovered that it was a Mon routine and then Tues/Wed routine. As a result I missed Monday’s routine. Secondly, I set about to do Tues/Wed routine Tuesday night and again encountered a lighting problem which affected my score. However, hubby discovered that it is possible to tell the eye toy camera that you are in a low light situation. Under options, you will find a eye toy options button. Here you can set it to a dim room or a bright room. We set it for a dim room and it has a made a world of difference. Whether daytime or night, I should now be able to complete all workouts. My overall score for the week was a C. A bit lower than last week, however, there was a great learning curve. Because of this I proclaim this week a success!

Kinetic – Week 5

Week 5 was immensely successful! I discovered that what I believed was a glitch in my disk was in fact a lighting problem. I usually do my workouts during the day, however, occasionally it is necessary to do it later in the evening. Unfortunately, at present, we do not have enough light in the living room. During the day, I lift the blinds and let in as much natural light as possible. Now that we know the problem, we can figure out how to fix it. As I mentioned earlier, I am now doing four workouts a week. Up until now all of my routines have been on the easy level. Some of them now are on a medium level. Also, I am doing one extra routine in most workout sessions. Another change has been the addition of two extra exercises in the abdominal toning routine. In spite of all of this, I ended the week with a score of B. This is an improvement from last week’s score of C. I was most excited to discover that I can now do lunges! When this began five weeks ago I was unable to complete one lunge. Going down was easy, coming up was impossible. No longer! I am now quite able to do the required number of lunges. Kinetic is still a winner in my book!

Kinetic – Week 4

I completed week 4 and was pleased with my results. I was unable to complete the midweek routine due to a glitch in the game or perhaps just my disc. However, I did well enough on the other two workouts to end up with a C for the week. I also set a new personal best on two of the games I played. I was quite excited and had to call hubby immediately. I have offically begun Month 2/Week 5 and have discovered that my games have ungraded from an easy level to a medium level. Also I now have 4 workout sessions a week instead of only 3. This should prove interesting! More news on Week 5 later. In spite of a glitch here and there with my disc I still give the game a thumbs up!

Kinetic – Week 3

My new workout routine is going splendidly. I showed great improvement this week. My first workout resulted in a score of B – Professional. I improved in a combat game I had played before and mastered a Mind and Body Zone game that had completely eluded me the first time I played. I am also seeing improvement in the Toning Zone. I am able to do some activities that I was unable to do when I started this program. I am also still losing about a pound a week. At present I have lost 5 lbs. I feel better and happier and am looking forward to week 4.

Kinetic Week 2 – Do Over

Well, week two, the do over, is complete. It was kind of a rough week! While showing some improvement in the Combat and Cardio Zones, Mind and Body is still beating me. I’m not giving up, however. I believe with time I’ll become more fit and will improve even in the Mind and Body Zone. I am getting stronger. There have been a couple of exercises designed to work the ab muscles that I have been unable to perform. Although, I cannot do them as long as my personal trainer, I am now able to do them for at least a count of ten. So there you have it, a slow week without the scores I was hoping for, yet I am still looking forward to each workout and am excited about possible improvements to come! One more thing, I have discovered is the “try again” button. Anytime you feel as if you didn’t do as well as you could have, you can select “try again” and do the routine over. This can be quite helpful. There are times when I cannot figure out where to put my hands in order to punch or move something. “Try Again” gives me an opportunity to experiment until I have learned how to play. I am still singing the praises of Kinetic!

Website of the Week – Natural Beauty Workshop

I want to share this website. Naturalbeautyworkshop is a blog sponsored by from Nature with Love. From Nature was founded by Kibby and Jay. They first became aware of natural and organic ingredients in skin care when their daughter was diagnosed with eczema. They share their knowledge through the blog and sell many products that can be used in making your own skin care products. The blog is full of interesting and helpful information like making all natural body powders. It even tells you how to make these cute powder puffs.

If you are looking for more information on organic and natural ingredients or recipes or ideas for ingredients you can add to your own recipes then this blog should be on your list of places to go.

Internet Round Up

While visiting my usual watering holes, I’ve met some wonderful artists and interesting people.
This jade bed is owned by Yang Zhibin of Banjin, China. To find out more visit the Domistik Goddess .

These beauties were created by ceramist Sandra Haischberger. You can find out more by visiting by visiting her shop, Feindedinge and by checking in with Morewaystowastetime.

Roadside Scholar introduced me to Sophie Gardner Jewelry. Her work is beautiful. You can visit her shop by clicking here and don’t forget to visit Roadside Scholar to learn more.

I also discovered an artist on Roadside Scholar, Dalia Doksaite. Her work is soft, soothing, and beautiful. It’s called Sumi-e painting. It originated in China 2000 years ago and came to Japan in the 13th and 14th centuries.

I found these beautiful, unique clutches courtesy of Modish. They are made by Red Ruby Rose and can be found in her Etsy shop.

Finally the folks at Craftzine introduced me to Epicurious who taught me how to make my very own fruit juice gummies. I can’t wait to try this with my nephews. Click here for the recipe.

Marie at MakeandTakes offers up a wonderful pendant tutorial.

Aren’t these just the coolest!?
Well, there you have it folks! This week’s internet roundup!

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