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!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Hey everyone!

I got this wild and crazy craving for a salad with no lettuce!  So…that’s what I had for dinner :)



Looks yummy, eh?  I bet it tastes so much better then it looks!  Actually, I know it does.  Here’s how I made it:

1 cup cubed cucumber

1/2 cup bigger cubed red pepper

1/2 cup sugar snap peas

3 tbsp calorie wise balsamic vinaigrette

1 chicken breast (I boiled mine)

Mix it all together, and enjoy!


For those counting calories, this constitutes as: 415 calories

For those following HM, this constitutes as: 2 vegetables, 1 protein, 1 free exchange

For those following WW, this constitutes as: 4.5 points


For dessert, I have 2 cups of cantaloupe, yummers!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Something Funny in my Inbox this Morning…


Dear Diary,
For my birthday this year, my Husband (the dear) purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me.
Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try.
I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.
My husband seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started. The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.
Started my day at 6:00 a..m. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something of a Greek god - with blond hair, dancing eyes and a dazzling white smile.. Woo Hoo!!
Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines. I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today.

Very inspiring!
Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week !!
I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT !! It's a whole new life for me.
The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot.
Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members. His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.
My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? 
Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other shit too.
Asshole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late - it took me that long to tie my shoes.
He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny little bitch to find me.
Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing
machine -- which I sank.
I hate that bastard Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic little aerobic instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it.
Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't 
have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the 
floor, don't hand me the damn barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich.
The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?
Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up 
catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel.
I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my husband will choose a gift for me that is fun -- like a root canal or a hysterectomy. I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds !!!

Coke vs. Water

Just because I really love this article:

Water vs. Coke


  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated (likely applies to half the world population).
  2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
  3. Even mild dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
  4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters, a U-Washington study showed.
  5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of suffers.
  7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or a printed page.
  8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
  9. Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day? As a rule of thumb - drink half your weight in ounces of water a day. If you workout 3+ times a week and live in a humid climate add another 24+ ounces to that number. Additionally, caffeine and alcohol dehydrate the body; drink twice the water as you did coffee or alcohol to replace water loss.
  1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk of their cruisers to remove blood from the highway after an accident.
  2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone within 3 days.
  3. To clean a toilet bowl; pour a can of Coke into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
  4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers; rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coke.
  5. The corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coke over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
  6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coke to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
  7. To remove grease from cloths: Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy cloths, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
  1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in Osteoporosis.
  2. To carry Coke syrup the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
  3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean their truck engines for about 20 years!

Now the question: would you like a glass of Water or a glass of Coke?