Friday, September 3, 2010


imageNo Hayley, not that kind of fitness test!

(Apparently playing Mario tuckered her out!)


So I did a truly bad thing, and downloaded the Insanity videos.  Why is that bad?  I didn’t buy it. LOL, so…I’m kind of glad I didn’t.  I had this wild notion that I would improve my fitness using these videos.  Everyone’s in full support, as usual:)


Today was day one, which means…fitness test!  Here are my results:


Switch kicks –30

I will admit, I could not get my legs as high as they needed to be

Power jacks –20

Doing these…I felt I was going to crash through the floor!

Power knees –60

All I can say is “whaaaat??”         image

Power jumps –10

Not jumping very high, but I jumped as high as I could go

Globe jumps –3

A lot harder then it looks…really…

Suicide jumps –4

Hated these in high school…now I have to do them again?

Push-up jacks –1

I can’t believe I got one push up!

Low plank oblique –8

My toes gave out holding me up on this one, next time I will for sure get more then 8!


So, I will do the other videos for 2 weeks to see where it takes me on the next fitness test.  LOL:)  I will post a before shot after I shower, I will NOT post my weight, you can all guess on what it is.  I firmly believe weight has nothing to do with showing progress, its in the clothes!  Which, I sadly had to BUY a 2X shirt…waaa!!!

 image Also, my feet are extremely puffy…especially my right foot.  I hope once I get more fit this will change!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

My first blog award!! (for this blog)

I received my first blog award for this blog yesterday from Angie :)


I hope I didn’t ruin my sweetness with my entry I just posted 2 minutes ago…


image (so sweet!!)


I have to find 10 bloggers to award this too!  I will find 10!  It may not be tonight, but I have read a few lately that deserve it!  I will have to work on those 10 tomorrow:)


The rules for this award are as follows:

1. Give this award to 10 sweet bloggers.

2. Make a post about the award including the picture and mention the person who gave it to you.

3. Put the award on your blog.

4. Let your nominated 10 know you’ve awarded them by leaving a comment.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to write a quicky today :)


I stumbled across a blog today, and one of the posts really stood out, and I wanted to link up to it because its something everyone needs to wake up and embrace.  We, as women, have a pretty poor attitude about ourselves.  But this blog…is something we need to read daily to remind ourselves how beautiful we all are.  Even if we wake up looking like this guy:




Now, go look in the mirror and see how beautiful you really are!!

-yes, it may take some time to see it, but if you focus on one thing today, focus on 2 things tomorrow  (ex. how pretty your eyes are, then tomorrow focus on your eyes, then move to your smile, then the third day look at your eyes, your smile, and maybe your nose)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Something I Found in my Inbox Today…

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"

"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want
a bed near the window?"


-Hope you all enjoyed the laugh! <3

Monday, July 12, 2010

An Interesting Read on Dining Out

My mom sent me this article about dining out and how horrible it is… comparing the food you can pick up at your local grocery deli and dare I say it…McDonalds!


image These meals are from Cora’s.  They look pretty healthy eh with the exception of the bacon?  Guess again…


I hope this motivates some to eat more at home and less out!  Plus…if this article and the links beneath it aren’t enough to convince you…how about the fact you’ll save money!  Everyone likes to save money!



Tuesday, July 6, 2010


In celebration of being a guest blogger on Angie’s blog, I have decided to write some benefits of the best ways to drink water, by adding cucumber or lemons!


Benefits of Cucumber:

-acts as a diuretic

-removes accumulated pockets of old waste and chemical toxins

-juice is nourishing for our skin and hair

-may alleviate sunburns pain (if applied directly on it)

-may aid in treatment of arthritis (by eliminating uric acid)



Benefits of Lemons:

-may relieve digestive problems when mixed with hot water

-acts as an anti-aging remedy by removing wrinkles and blackheads

-may assist in getting rid of toothaches

-aids in fighting off throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis

-makes weight lose easier

-controls high blood pressure (high in potassium)

-aids in curing respiratory problems

-can aid in treating arthritis and rheumatism

-helps break fevers by increasing perspiration

-acts as a blood purifier


Some neat ideas on adding them to water:

-you can toss in lemons OR cucumbers in your glass and drink up

-add a sprig of mint to your water with cucumber

-add a few raspberries to your cucumber water

-add some honey to a warm glass of lemon water

-MIX the cucumber and lemons together!


Both lemon water and cucumber water are refreshing ways to get in your water, without adding the water flavours full of sugar or full of aspartame.  They are also great to serve to guests, make up a jug of each the night before, leaving the slices in for decoration.  Just before you bring them out, add some ice cubes to keep cold, your guests will be in for a nice treat!


Thank you for visiting my blog today in celebration of my guest blog for Angie :)


OH!  If you have any other ideas for drinking your water in a yummy way, please share in the comment section!