#FatblasterFriday: I get by with a little help from my friends

So, here’s the deal. I’ve been sick all week. Too sick to work out at the gym. Too sick to work out at home. Even too sick to film a workout video for #FatblasterFriday.

I thought about having my kids do the workout for me. But, despite being very photogenic, their pushup form sucks.


I thought about just writing out some instructions for you to follow. But the whole point of #FatblasterFriday is to work out, in real time, together.

And then, I remembered a workout that I’d written, way back in the summer, as a birthday present for my friend Rebekah (now you’ll ALL want one for YOUR birthdays, won’t you?). She filmed herself doing the workout (with fantastic form, I might add) and posted it on her blog, BexLife.

Join Bex in an 8-minute, whole body workout!

Make sure you ‘Like’ her video and ‘Subscribe’ to her YouTube channel if you’re not already a fan.

I promise I’ll be back next week for an ALL ABS #FatblasterFriday video. Mine may even be flat after a week of eating very little…

Don’t forget to drop me a line and tell me what types of workouts you’d like to see on #FatblasterFriday!




  1. Hope you feel better soon! I need to get over myself and and actually share the videos I’ve made. Off to find the details of FatblasterFriday.

    Have a great weekend Tamara!
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  2. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well! Love the workout you challenged Bex to! Looking forward to seeing your All Abs workout for next week!
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  3. Dang girl, but that took work to get that workout set up for Bex. What a great birthday idea. And for the record, that other birthday idea that involved knitting was an even BETTER one. Here’s to your recovery over the weekend. PS Yup, those progeny do look pretty cute!
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    • Are you sure you don’t want a super birthday workout next year? I’ve got 10 months to plan it (and you’ve got just as much time to train for it…).
      Hoping to be able to spend a bit of time with dear daughter at Cub Camp this weekend, but it turned cold and wet and I should probably stay warm and dry…

  4. Hope you are feeling better soon! I really love your upper body bootcamp. I would love a version for the lower boddy!

    • Excellent idea Danielle! Abs next week, lower body blaster the following! Thanks for your input.

  5. I hope you start to feel better soon!
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  6. i’m so sorry you’re still sick! sucks when you’re a mama (well sucks for anyone, but you get the idea!)
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  7. Bex is my girl! Loved this workout too.

    PS. thanks for the support today. I think Roman was a little overwhelmed by all the tweets πŸ˜‰ On the radar!
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  8. Aw, sorry you ares till not feeling well.. this was a great idea.,. off to watch!

    And do feel better very soon… and your kids are adorable! They would likely do a great job in your vids.
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  9. HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am way late getting to my blog world today so just hoping you feel better by Monday!!! Your kiddos are so cute!!!!!
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  10. Sorry you’ve been sick! Total bumma! Your mini-me’s are adorable… I”m sure they took good care of you πŸ˜‰
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