Five for Friday…

  1. Kris Hankins says:

    A group of my colleagues and I are doing Insanity everyday after school. We are 2 weeks in and absolutely love it! We have never sweat so much!!!

  2. CarolP says:

    Hi Abby, I tried to email you thru the link on your website, but it didn't work. My name is Carol Polston. I am a first grade teacher in Kernville, CA. I've followed your blog for quite a while & have bought many of your wonderful products (love them!). I am the Curriculum & Instruction lead for the first grade in our district & we are going to be redoing our benchmark tests this summer. I was wondering what your district uses. We have been using the Houghton Mifflin quarterly tests & midyear, etc. We would like to make a change. If you have time would it be possible for you to let me know & also if you're happy with it (if it's possible to scan & email a copy that would be great too). We've looked at Study Island, but they don't go down to first grade. Thanks so much, Carol
    PS- I've enjoyed reading about your job, family & love of donuts πŸ™‚

  3. Kari says:

    I love spring tulips too!! They are my favorite flower. I am so excited for mine to come up soon.
    I was really hoping to win your donut giveaway shopping spree. All of your products are wonderful. I'll have to keep saving so I can purchase the ones on my wishlist.
    Kari πŸ™‚

  4. That shirt is amazing!!!!

  5. Susan Moran says:


    My fiance and I are finishing up our first round of Insanity and we love it and hate it at the same time.

    Have fun with friends and family at all your events coming up!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  6. Erin says:

    Love that t-shirt! There's just something about fresh flowers in the house. I love hyacinths, they are so fragrant!

    Creating & Teaching

  7. Oh I definitely need to do Insanity or something like it! Maybe you can post an update or two – just so I know I won't die if I do it =)

    Bummed I missed out on your giveaway because I too LOVE donuts (hence why I also need to work out).

    Have a great weekend!
    First Grade Smiles

  8. Mary says:… I go to Cherry Republic every year too! You are making my mouth water. I live in Boston but all of my family gathers in Northern Michigan every summer. Isn't it just the most amazing place on earth?

    Adventures in Kindergarten

  9. Melissa says:

    I can't believe I WON the Donut giveaway!! Thanks for the DOZEN!!

  10. Deana says:

    Ahh, I LOVE that T-shirt!!

    Primary Punch

  11. Sara Soucy says:

    I've heard that Insanity was intense (hence the name lol) but I'd love to try it sometime!

    Sara πŸ™‚
    Smiling In Second Grade

  12. Ashley says:

    LOVE that t-shirt! Now, if only I could find a real man… πŸ™‚

  13. Rachel Lamb says:

    My husband and I did Insanity and it was awesome. We decided after 30 days to treat ourselves to a trip to Chicago, and we ate like nobody's business! I haven't done it since…haha!

  14. I love tulips too!! I'm still waiting for mine to bloom πŸ™‚

    I did insanity last summer. The first day I couldn't walk LOL but I stuck with it! I loved the workouts but by the end I felt too muscular haha. I still do them between my other workouts but not everyday πŸ™‚

    Good luck!!
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  15. A. Monroe says:

    Your 20 and 25 Day Check-Ups are on my Five for Friday this week. I am prepping for the SAT 10 and I think these packets will be awesome for review.
    Thanks so much.

    School Is a Happy Place

  16. Carrie says:

    We travel to northern michigan for summer vaca too! Heading up for two weeks this summer and next summer we will be getting married there!


  17. Our Insanity dvds just arrived! We are doing the test tonight and starting tomorrow. Prayers are appreciated. LOL.

    Teach On.

  18. Hi!! I've done 47 days of it and had to stop due to a teaching trip to China!! πŸ™‚ I still do Insanity a lot as cross training work mixed in with my running! I will tell you that I truly believe I have improved my times so much in races due to INSANITY! My hip flexers don't hurt anymore when I run, and I have improved my times greatly! After I did the 47 days, I noticed toning in places that I didn't think would be affected like around my knees! hah It's funny, but you just get an overall toning. I noticed a lot more toning in my arms with all the pushup activities which was nice. I just feel good after INSANITY! The interval training is key, and for someone who doesn't like using weights at the gym (Me:), using your body as resistance for arm work is perfect! Anyway, I can go on and on about INSANTIY!! I love it! I hope you enjoy it as well!! If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask away!! You'll love it! OH, and remember that you may have to stop sometimes because of the difficulty, but that's ok!! As you go on, you will be able to do more of it, if not all! I think sometimes people get discouraged right away because it jumps right in! You just have to give yourself some time to get adjusted!! πŸ™‚


  19. I love you for doing this on a Saturday. πŸ™‚ I did Insanity but not in 60 days – that was just too much for me since I was waking up early and doing it BEFORE school. I spread it out and only did the workouts on M/W/F but still got great results. It is probably the hardest workout I've ever done so give yourself some slack if you can't keep up at the beginning. I had to take a LOT of breaks at the beginning!!! Good luck! πŸ™‚

  20. Jessica says:

    Love Cherry Republic!! That is my hometown!! Can't wait for it to be summer. Also that is an amazing shirt.

    Apples and Papers

  21. Cathy says:

    I did Insanity for a little while and got pretty good results from it. I've since switched to Les Mills Combat, which is more my style of workout.

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