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by Kettlebell Country Girl on May 1st 2017

This past Easter Sunday my neighbor invited me to a fun water activity: canoeing at the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. This was my first time ever going on a river and canoeing. I was hesitant at first but once we settled in the canoe and I started listening to the nature around me all my fears began to disappear.  The weather...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on Apr 2nd 2017

Last week I had the privilege to be invited to an amazing event at the Kings Food Markets that presented a variety of Italian products. This showcase recreated a traditional Italian market or “piazza” featuring a collection of hand-curated products that participants sampled and learned about directly from Italian artisans. The...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on Jan 30th 2017

I love a spontaneous Sunday brunch with friends. This weekend we were all able to take time out of our busy schedules and come together to share some laughs and stories over a wonderful meal. Thank you everyone for such an amazing day. We started out with chocolate pancakes made with a pancake mix from Stonewall Kitchen. We added...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on Oct 16th 2016

This weekend I had the great pleasure of going to New York City and stopping by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This place is a wonderful building with thousands of artifacts and sculptures. On my first visit I was overwhelmed with all the artifacts and ended up spending several hours admiring the Egyptian Collection. “The...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on Sep 22nd 2016

I love hiking in nature and whenever time permits I do one day hikes on different trails. This summer I had the pleasure to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.  During this trip I met a lot of great people, ate delicious food prepared by chef Jennifer Kelley, and had a chance to hike on a couple beautiful trails. Preparing...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on Jun 6th 2016

Last month I had the opportunity to join my fellows hikers to explore the wonderful sites of Westmoreland Sanctuary MT Kisco in New York. This was a perfect one day 9 mile loop hike that circles the sanctuary, passing fascinating rock formations, many old stone walls and several small ponds. Trails in Westmoreland Sanctuary are...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on May 1st 2016

Be better at what you do, strengthen your core and back. Here is your workout. 1. Walkout with Alternate Palm to the Side 2. Mountain Climbing 3. Plank with Alternate Forearms and Palms 4. Side Legs Lift and Crunch 5. Russian Twist A 5. Russian Twist B 6. Alternate Legs Up and Down 7. Plank and Alternate Side Openings 8. Knees to...