Archive for June, 2010



85 degrees + Clear Blue Skies w/Blazing Sun + a 6 mile run


I pretty much felt like I was going to melt by the time I finished my run on Sunday, 6/27/10 and it was only 9am in the morning……..=O

Then, I remembered……..Summer has arrived and so have the brutal summer days that are part of living in Central Florida!  =O

Man it is going to be a grueling 16-Week 15K Training Program this Summer, but if I am to be honest I sort of planned it that way as I am still trying to lose approximately 15 pounds that just won’t budge and I know “lots of sweat” sessions through the summer helped me reach my 100 Pound Weight Loss goal last summer so I am hoping it will do the same for me this summer. 

Plus, my 1st 15K is at the end of September and it is still VERY hot here in Florida that time of year so I need to get used to running in the heat.

However, after yesterday’s sweat session that took a TON of willpower to complete I have done a lots of thinking, some online research and will be tweaking my future “outdoor” runs in hopes of performing better and being less exhausted after over the remaining 13 weeks of training I have to complete.

Here are some TIPS I will be following:

Hot Weather Running Tips

  • Run Early or Late
    • Try to avoid running between 10 a.m. (9am in Central Florida) and 4 p.m., when the sun’s intensity is at its greatest! If you must train during those hours, try to stick to shady roads or trails.
  • Choose Clothing Carefully
    • Light-colored, loose-fitting clothing will help your body breathe and cool itself down naturally. Tight clothing restricts that process and dark colors absorb the sun’s light and heat. Wear synthetic fabrics (not cotton) because they will wick moisture away from your skin so cooling evaporation can occur, I learned this lesson early on and only wear my “synthetic” running bra outside during the summer months.
  • Wear Sunscreen
    • Protect your skin with a waterproof sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15 and offers broad spectrum protection, which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Stick formulations are good for runners’ faces because the sunscreen won’t run into your eyes, which I have had occur before and it stings a lot.
  • Stay Hydrated
    • The easiest way to avoid heat disorders is to keep your body hydrated!
      • This means drinking fluids before, during and after exercise. The body’s fluid needs vary with exertion, climate, humidity, terrain and other factors. The new fluid recommendations for runners say that you should “obey your thirst” and drink when their mouth is dry and you feel the need to drink.
    • In training, drink before workouts and make sure you have access to fluids if exercising longer than 30 minutes (bring a water bottle with you on your run).  During longer workouts, some of your fluid intake should include a sports drink (like Gatorade) to replace lost salt and other minerals (electrolytes).
  • Don’t Push It
    • On a race day (or during any intense workout), take weather conditions into account. Brutal heat and humidity mean you should scale back your performance goals. Don’t try to beat the heat!
  • Make a Splash
    • Use water to cool yourself during runs! If you are overheating, splashing water on your head and body will cool you down quickly and have a lasting effect as the water evaporates from your skin.
  • Be Educated
    • You should be very familiar with the signs of heat problems so you recognize them in yourself or in a running partner. If you feel faint, dizzy, disoriented, have stopped sweating, or your skin is cool and clammy, slow down or stop running. If symptoms continue, sit or lie down in the shade and seek help.

Also, if you are prone to Chafing which I did not have an issue with until I started SWEATING so much note a few TIPS that I read on Caitlin @ Healthy Tipping Point blog last year about it……..wear “spandex shorts” if you chafe between your legs (which I do on my outside runs) or “athletic tape” if you chafe elsewhere (I do in the arm pit area after my indoor runs sometimes)! 

Believe me it HURTS when you CHAFE! 

I screamed yesterday in the shower when the water hit my inner thigh…..=(……so learn from my mistake, wear spandex shorts next time, I know I will!

That is all for now folks as I have a BIG project to finish at work, but I will return tomorrow a.s.a.p. with lots of “food” pictures from the weekend!  =)

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Say “hello” to Minneapolis, Minnesota!    

Isn’t it a beautiful city?    

As you may have guessed my Family Reunion was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota by my cousin Michele and her husband, Patrick.   

We had a great time and I have lots of pictures to share with you, however let’s start prior to my trip……..   

I tried to eat as healthy as possible before leaving as I knew my options and choices wouldn’t be the best while away and I also got in a great workout as you can see below.   


I hit the gym a little while after eating the above around 9am and did the following while there, which took about 2 hours.   

Ab Exercises      

  • Russian Twist (2 sets of 20)
  • Seated leg tuck off bench (2 sets of 20)
  • Stability ball crunch (2 sets of 20)
  • Superman Variations (2 sets of 20)
  • Toe touch (2 sets of 20)

Toning Training Plan   

DAY 4: Weights (Back & Biceps)   

16-Week 15K Training Plan

5 miles @ 12:00

I did not end up running the entire 5 miles@ 5mph, which is a 12:00 mile.  I ran the 1st mile at 5mph and then upped my mph’s by .1 every mile after that ending the run just under 60 minutes.  As I stated previously I just have a hard time running that slow now, unless I am outside in the hot sun of course.   


We than ordered pizza from Papa John’s later that evening and I had 2 slices of the works (pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions and green peppers), sorry camera battery was charging for the trip so no pictures were taken.  =(   


My flight to Minneapolis, Minnesota was super early at 7:10a.m. so that means I had to get up at 4:30a.m. on Saturday, 6/19/10 in order to make it there on time, however the early flight allowed me to arrive early just before noon so that was nice as I was able to get in just in time to head out with the family to visit a beautiful old Swedish Mansion in the city that was built-in the early 1900’s…….isn’t it amazing???   

Swedish Mansion

After touring the beautiful house we headed back to the hotel so the kids could hit the pool for a bit before going to my cousin’s house for a BBQ.  

Playing in the pool at the hotel......=)

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any food pictures at the BBQ but I can list all that we ate as I remember it very clearing because it was SUPER YUMMY!  =)  

  • Cheeseburgers
  • Bratz
  • Hot Dogs
  • Lots of Chips & Dip
  • Bread cubes with raspberry vingar & olive oil for dipping!
  • Taco Salad
  • Broccoli Salad
  • Mandarin Orange Salad
  • Brownies
  • Cookies

Quite a spread, huh?   

And, guess what I had sampling of everything….including a cheeseburger, a brat, several handfuls of chips and spoonfuls of each of the salads + a cookie & a brownie.  

Later on that night we roasted marshmallows and had Smores by a fire in the back yard while we told stores of the past and funny jokes.  

Check out my little niece, Rachel, isn’t she adorable

Little Rachel

On Sunday, 6/20/10 we headed to the Mall of America for the afternoon. 

Me @ Mall of America

My Daughter @ Mall of America

My daughter has been talking about going there for months so as you can image she was super exited because she knew she would get to ride the below…….. 

Mall of America (Nickelodeon Rides)1

Mall of America (Nickelodeon Rides)2

Mall of America (Nickelodeon Rides)3

Mall of America (Nickelodeon Rides)4

Mall of America (Nickelodeon Rides)5

We spent the entire time we had a the mall in the rides sections so I didn’t get to do any shopping……..=(…….but I am glad my daughter had a good time and I didn’t really need to spend any $$$ anyway, plus we have plenty of great shopping (tons of Outlet Malls) at home in Orlando!

After leaving the mall we headed downtown for dinner a favorite micro-brewery restaurant & bar of my cousin’s and her husband’s that my step-dad enjoyed a lot as he has been brewing his own beer for over 10 years now and has won several awards. 

We parked in one of the parking garages near the restaurant and took one of the many “walkway’s” to it, which I thought was super cool as the entire city is filled with them.  In fact, every building has one connected to it so you literally do not have to go outside to get around downtown.  Which, is great in the very cold and snowy Minnesota winters.  And, I thought it was really neat how along the walkways and in the buildings they went through were shops.  It was like a big walkway downtown mall. 

Downtown Walkway

Downtown Walkway (Inside View)

Downtown Walkway (Inside View - Other Side)

Once we finished eating my cousin headed home and we headed back to the hotel for the night. 


We were pretty beat after that last few days full of events and visiting so we just vegged in the hotel room. 

My daughter watched t.v. while I read a book by Dean Knootz called “The Husband” that I highly recommend as it was SUPER good.  I actually finished it all on the trip as I couldn’t put it down, it was that good!  =)

We all slept in on Monday, 6/21/10 as the bed was just so comfortable as you can see above……..then got up, cleaned up, all packed and departed the hotel.  Our flight wasn’t until 4pm so we decided to visit a few local eateries that we heard good things about.  The first place we visited for breakfast. 

Key's Bar & Grill

It is called Key’s Bar & Grill.  My mom and I split what they called Key’s Famous Omelet that was loaded with everything…..tons of veggies, meats, hash browns and cheese with a side of whole wheat toast and homemade raspberry jam, YUM!


I also couldn’t resist ordering a slice of the Coconut Cream Pie the had in the display case up front, though I only too a few bites at it was huge and by no means “figure friendly” as both the filling and cream topping were loaded with butter.  I got the rest to go but didn’t eat anymore of it as it was honestly just to much for me.  I like “lighter” pies myself, not “heavy” ones like this one……..=(

Coconut Cream Pie

We decided to take a tour of the observation desk at the Foshay Tower after dinner as we were already onsite and heard about it from the hostess.  It is one of only 16 in the country and the view was amazing.

Foshay Tower

View f/Observation Deck @ Foshay Tower1

View f/Observation Desk @ Foshay Tower2

View f/Observation Desk @ Foshay Tower3

View f/Observation Desk @ Foshay Tower4

View f/Observation Desk @ Foshay Tower5

View f/Observation Desk @ Foshay Tower6

My Step-Dad (Dave) on the Obersation Desk @ Foshay Tower

My Daughter on the Obersation Desk @ Foshay Tower

Once we came down from the top of the city we walked around and did a little shopping and then headed to take a look at the Mississippi River that goes through downtown. 

Mississippe River

The “nature” smell in the breeze was so nice down by the water.  So much so that I didn’t want to leave but we wanted to hit another local famous eatery called Matt’s on our way to the airport so we had too.  =(

Matt's Bar

Matt’s is famous for the “Jucy Lucy”! 

Jucy Lucy

Which may not  look like much on the outside but if you check out the inside you will see why it is famous…….

Jucy Lucy (Inside)

Basically, a “Jucy Lucy” is two hamburger patties cooked together with cheese in the middle until it is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. 

I LOVE CHEESEBURGERS, however, I have to admit that this one was not one of my favorites.  I think it was because it was a little to well down on the outside and it also only came on a plain bum with a few pickles…….no lettuce or tomaote, which are a must in my book when it comes to cheeseburgers or hamburgers.  But, their fries were really good so that was a plus.


Upon stuffing ourselves we headed to the airport that just happened to be down the road luckily and began our 5+ hour trek home………..

All and all it was a great Family Renuion and trip, wish I had more time but I am glad I was able to attend and that I got to see everyone! 
Even, my grumpy 85 year old grandma. 
Ok, she isn’t really that grumpy she just looks it.  It is the “german” in her.  I am sure I will look that way at her age.  I think it is just great that she is still so active and alert at her age.  The women on my her side of the family our known to live long as her mom lived to be 98 if you can believe that.
So that wraps it up folks! 
Glad to be back and I will try my best to stay on track with my posts but I have to admit life is pretty crazy in my neck of the woods right now(15 year old step-son is visit for a month, got some new duties at work that will require longer hours and as you know I started two training, toning & running, at the beginning of the month so that is a lot of work on it’s own… the everyday things and family events that just seem to never end)……….but no worries I will continue to blog to the best of my ability!  =)


Back from vaca…..


………..but SUPER BUSY!!!

I promise an indepth post tomorrow A.S.A.P. about my trip!  =)

Categories: Back from vaca....

Day 3


Well, I may have missed my 5 Mile Long run over the weekend but I did not miss Day 3 of my New Training Plans that I completed yesterday, Tuesday, 6/15/10 at the gym. 

I was a little worried on how I would do last night at the gym due to me just getting over my cold and all, however it went VERY WELL and was quite sweaty I might add!  =) 

Here is what I did below: 

Ab Exercises    

  • Bar Crunch (2 sets of 20)
  • Ball twist (2 sets of 20)
  • Bicycle crunches (2 sets of 40)
  • Flutter kicks (2 sets of 20)
  • Frog crunch (2 sets of 20)

    After completing the above last week on Day 1 I felt much more comfortable with all the moves and was able to perform them much better last night.  I only did 20 reps each due to lack of time as I got to the gym late. 

    Toning Training Plan     

    DAY 3Weights (Legs) 

  • Double Leg Lift (3 sets of 10 reps)
  • Burpees  (2 sets of 10 reps)
  • Side lunge & lift (2 sets of 10 reps each side)
  • Booty blaster (3 sets of 10 reps each leg)
  • Lunge jumps (2 sets of 20 reps)
  • Stability ball pass (1 set of 10 reps)

    All of the above moves were really good and made me SWEAT a lot!  I was literally dripping sweat off my forehead after I finished the last move.  I highly recommend them, as I felt sore immediately that evening in the areas that I had hit. 

    16-Week 15K Training Plan

    2 miles @ 12:00

    The run was exactly what it says EASY and I actually ended up running it at 11:30 per mile instead of 12:00 per mile as I just have a hard time running that slow now, which is funny because I remember not so long ago struggling at that pace.  I also did some “fast sprints” between 6mph and 8mph at the end of my run over a 3 minute period. 


    My EATS were very good today!  =) 

    Blueberry Oatmeal

    Peanut Butter on Whole Wheat w/Veggies

    Red Chicken, Rice & Broccoli

    Bowl of Cherries



    And, as a REWARD for my Healthy Eats & New Training Plans I saw a really good number on the scale this morning….that I have not seen in a long time

    Check out my Weekly Weigh In page to see what it was……..=) 


    I will be out of town at a Family Renuion between Thursday, 6/17/10 & Monday, 6/21/10 so I will be M.I.A. until next week unless I am able to find a few minutes to sneak on and do a quick post but I kinda doubt it espically since my laptop decided to start moving like a “snail” last night and I have to try to figure that out now (always something isn’t it)!

    Anyway, I apologize for being so infrequent with my posts lately……..things have just gotten so CRAZY BUSY in my life these days and I am struggling to keep up!  Hopefully, upon my return things will start to settle a bit. 

    I’ll miss you guys and promise to have a long post with lots of pictures next week upon my return.  =)

    Well my weekend…..

    ……did not go quite as planned! 


    Due to the cold (stuffy nose, scratchy throat & periodic cough) I caught from my daughter last week, as explained on my Day 2 post last week, the Kleenex box became my new BFF throughout the weekend and my weekend plans went out the window for the most part!  =( 

    However, I did end up getting the below done: 

    • Doing some shopping Saturday morning with the hubby.
    • Cleaning the house Saturday afternoon. 
    • Lots of cooking all day on Sunday and a quick slow cooker meal on Saturday, check out what I made:

    Slow Cooker Pepper Steak courtesy of Sarah from Running To Slow Things Down that I made on Saturday because it was super easy and I wasn’t up to making a big meal but didn’t want to eat out either. 

    Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

    Slow Cooker Pepper Steak (Up Close)

    Slow Cooker Pepper Steak (In My Bowl w/Brown Rice & Broccoli)

     Both my husband and daughter picked a bit at the Pepper Steak, mainly the green peppers, but said they would like to have it again in the future so that is a hit in my book as they are VERY picky eaters so if they say that then I know they liked it!  

    Check out Sarah’s blog Running To Slow Things Down for a the recipe plus tons of other great ones like Blondie’s that I just saw today and plan to make this week as I LOVE THEM!!! 

    On Sunday morning I made Blueberry Pancakes that I had with some bacon and orange juice, YUM!  =)  It was my 1st time making them and they were really good.  I used Pillsbury Pancake Mix and followed their Delux Pancake instructions and just added some blueberries.  

    The making of the pancakes!

    The pancakes on the stove top above were “plain” ones as my daughter didn’t want blueberries in hers even though she tried to eat my entire cartoon of blueberries while I was making them.  =O 

    Blueberry Pancakes

    I attempted to make SunTea in my new glass pitcher purchased at Ross on Saturday late Sunday morning, however upon bringing it in from outside after brewing in the sun for a bit the top came off and it broke all over the ground, of course made me very sad as I remember my step-mom making iced tea in the sun when I was younger and I loved it so when I found the pitcher I was so excited to make it myself!  =( 


    And, for dinner I made RIBS!!!  As they were on sale and everyone loves them in our house, plus they are super easy to make.  Just salt & pepper, pop in the oven at 250 for 3-4 hours, basting with BBQ the last hour a few times and their done. 


    There was no cooking involved in my next EATS for the weekend that I had pretty much every night.  Introducing PhillySwirls italian ices in all sorts of flavors that have NO fat and are low in calories.  =) 


    I found these felt great on my dried out sore throat and were a much better figure friendly treat then ice cream. 

    Here are some various EATS that I had throughout the weekend: 





    So as you may have guessed I did MISS my 16-Week 15K Training Plan 12 minute 5 mile run that I had planned to run on Saturday or Sunday, which bugged me of course given it was my VERY first week of my training plan but it is what it is and it is bound to happen (especially if you have kids that bring germs home) so I just let it go.  As it is a new week now and I have moved on to Week 2 of my training plan, which is pretty much all you can do in a case like mine when you are out for the count for several days and are not able to make up the missed day. 

    On another note I took a picture of my new Race Bib Wall that I did last weekend.  I have always wanted to make one but never had the room but I do now as my new walk in closet is HUGE. 

    Race Bib Wall

    I can’t believe I have been in so many races.  Mind you it is a few years worth but it still surprised me when I put them up.  6 5K’s and 1 10K in all.


    Well that pretty much wraps up my weekend!  I hope you all had a good one and weren’t sick like me. 

    Overall besides the sick part it was a nice weekend and luckily I am feeling much better today, which is a good thing as I have a CRAZY week ahead of me as I only have a few days at work with tons to do there, then it is my hubby’s 40th Birthday and I am going out of town for a Family Renuion on Saturday…………so it is sure to fly by!

    Day 2


    I have officially completed Day 2 of my New Training Plans yesterday, Thursday, 6/10/10.    

    Check out what I did below:   

    Ab Exercises   

    • Russian Twist (2 sets of 20)
    • Seated leg tuck off bench (2 sets of 20)
    • Stability ball crunch (2 sets of 20)
    • Superman Variations (2 sets of 20)
    • Toe touch (2 sets of 20)

    Toning Training Plan    

    DAY 2:  Weights (Shoulders, Chest & Triceps   

    16-Week 15K Training Plan

    4 miles @ 11:00


    I was a bit worried that Day 2 would not go so well as I was pretty low on energy towards the end of the day but it went very well!  =)     

    The Ab Exercises I did today were pretty simple to perform and I only had to concentrate on the russian twist and seated leg tuck off bench to make sure I kept my form during each.   

    As were the Toning Training Plan moves I performed.  I only had to focus on dumbbell chest fly in order to make sure I didn’t overextend my arms too much and risk pulling something.   

    And, my 16-Week 15K Training Plan scheduled 11 minute 4 mile run was really nice.  In fact, I think Day 1’s 12 minute 2 mile run was more difficult for me then last nights run.  I think my body is used to running “faster” now and for some reason when I run slower it does not feel as good to me now, which I guess is a good thing.   


    Prior to hitting the gym I worked all day but had a guest at work today, guess who!?!?!   

    My Daughter!

    If you guessed My Daughter, you were right!  She is busy at work as you can see!  =)  She stayed in the office all day with me today as school ended yesterday but “Summer Camp” does not start until Monday so rather then me staying at home with her my boss told me to bring her in, which I did and I set her up in our conference room on a laptop and with a tv so she was very occupied all day and very good I might add.   


    My EATS weren’t the best today but not horrible either.  I always try to mix in some good if I am eating bad, guess it makes me feel less guilty!  =O  



    Dinner was pretty much whatever I nippled on the rest of the night after the gym……..  

    • peanut bar
    • watermelon
    • peanuts
    • italian ice  

    In retrospect I think I should have eaten a real meal but I was feeling guilty about my eats earlier in the day and typically do not eat much after a late night at the gym, which you know if you have been following my blog.  

    The reason for my retrospect today is because I woke up with a scratchy throat and partly stuffy nose……=(  

    Now, my daughter woke up with the same a few days ago so that is most likely where I got it, BUT I also know that if I had eaten I might have avoided waking up sick as my body would have been properly fueled and able to combat the germs, which it obviously was not last night……….stupid, stupid, stupid me…… and learn though I say! 

    Anyway, fingers crossed that it won’t stick around long or get worse (plan to get some rest today as I am leaving work early at noon) as I don’t want to stray too far off my New Training Plans schedule, especially since I just started.

    Weekend Plans

    I plan to REST on Friday, 6/11/10 (as stated above)!

    Saturday, 6/12/10 I hope to get outside to do my 16-Week 15K Training Plan 12 minute 5 mile run, if I am feeling better of course.  This was scheduled for Sunday but I wouldn’t be able to get out there until late morning so I switched it to Saturday so I can get out there early, hopefully, and beat the heat!

    The rest of the day will most likely be spent doing some shopping and such.

    On Sunday, 6/13/10 I plan to clean for most of the day and then do some cooking in the afternoon.

    What are your weekend plans!?!?!  I hope you have a good one!



    9 Ways to Live Longer






    Stay out of the sun

Avoiding too much sun can head off skin cancer, and it can also keep you looking young by preventing wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin.

    It’s never too early—or too late—to add sunscreen to your daily skin-care regimen (look for an SPF of 30 or higher). And don’t focus only on your face. Sun damage spots and splotches on your chest and neck will also make you appear older.


    New Training Plans

    New Training Plans

    As I have mentioned a few times over the past month I have been working on a few new training plans that I plan to use in order to prepare for an upcoming 15K Race I have this September 2010 and also to continue my weekly toning routine in an effort to lose the last 15-20 pounds I have been needing to lose for almost a year now! 

    Yesterday, I added everything to my blog under my Running & Toning pages called: 

    I started both plans this week and completed my first workouts for each last night (Tuesday, 6/8/10) at the gym as you can see on my Training Schedule page. 

    Overall it was an easy start to both plans and I did the following: 

    Ab Exercises 

    Toning Training Plan 

    DAY 1: Weights (Legs) 

    16-Week 15K Training Plan


    EASY RUN                       

    2 miles @ 12:00                       

     *I also ran an additional 1/2 mile at 6.5mph to 7.5mph sprints after I completed the above as I just felt like running fast because I typically never run that slow on the treadmill (outside in the heat while running long distance for sure) and it felt really slow to me the whole time so I was jones to go fast at the end! 

    I know I have only completed Day 1 of both plans but I think I am going to really enjoy the next 16 Weeks on both as they are super easy to follow……..due to my handy-dandy cheat sheets (a/k/a new training plans) that I made pictured above.  

    Plus, the fact that I tailored each plan to my current strengths and schedule in order to minimize the chance of me failing off the wagon per say because they are too difficult to do or keep up with.  I feel that it is important with any new plan, activity, sport, diet, etc. that you start in your life that you tailor to youyour schedule in order to minimize the failure rate.  In the past when I did this I was able to complete my goals. 

    However, I also had to remember that I would fall off the wagon per say at times and that I couldn’t get down about that (at least for too long) and that I had to jump right back in the saddle and keep riding in order to succeed.

    Well there you have it folks………my new training plans that I am super excited to share with you and continue following for the next 16-Weeks. 

    Get out there and make ones for yourself as the Summer is the perfect time to start a new plan as there are less holiday’s to interrupt you, the kids are out of school which means no homework to help with, the weather is nice outside (for most of the country that is, as it is HOT here in Central Florida of course) and it is the perfect time to start getting ready for the fast approaching holiday’s……… get started!!!


    Think it is time to check out some of my EATS as they have been absence for awhile now and you must be wondering what the heck I have been eating!?!?! 

    And, I will be honest with you with everythign that occurred lately I haven’t been keeping up with my food pictures at all so I only have a few pictures for you today…….=(

     Tuesday, 6/8/10


     My favorite is back………..blueberry oatmeal!!!  =)  Blueberries finally went on sale at Publix so I bought some along with Quaker True Delights Wild Blueberry Muffin Instant Oatmeal.

     And, a repeat from last week……..


    Then it was a weekly repeat………


    To finish I just had to have the following of course………




     9 Ways to Live Longer






    Turn off the TV

    Too much time in front of the boob tube can take a serious toll on your health. In fact, a 2010 study found that people who watched four or more hours a day were 46% more likely to die from any cause than people who watched less than two hours a day.

    Even cutting back a little can help; each additional hour you watch increases your overall risk of dying by 11% and dying from heart disease by 18%.

    New Do

    New Do

    As promised here is my New Do courtesy of my hubby!  =) 

    I am sorry but I do not have time to post about my 16-Week 15K & Toning Training Plan as my day started smoothly but has gotten crazier by the mintue.  I PROMISE to post about it tomorrow.  =)

    Categories: New Do!

    Right Way

    So my Wrong Way day that I posted about last week pretty much continued for me throughout the weekend due to the following that occurred:

    • Car wouldn’t start and had to put it in the shop to get a new starter!
    • Both our cable & internet went out “again” (3rd time since we moved) and we had to get Bright House Networks out to the house to get it working!
    • Toilet started running continuously and had to call a plumber out!

    However, I am not going to let the above get me down for too long and I am now vowing to start heading the Right Way as of today! 

    So please bare with me as I do that as my hands are pretty full with the above and I do not have enough time to do a “full” post today, but I promise to return tomorrow with a full post that will include my new 16-Week 15K & Toning Training Plan that I am starting this week and details about my New Do as well.

    Categories: Right Way

    Wrong Way


    Ever feel like you are just going the Wrong Way!?!?! 

    Well, I sure did today!  =(  

    It just seemed like everything was going the wrong way today, for example: 

    • I needed to pick up something from a vendor today for someone and misplaced their cell phone number and then couldn’t get ahold of them until the end of the day at their office, which made the pick up  delayed until Friday.
    • Went to the bank after work to make a deposit and all three (3) of their ATM’s were not accepting deposits so I had to drive to their other location 15 minutes away.
    • Then once I finally got to the gym after work, an hour late I might add due to the ATM issue, all the treadmills were taken, so I ended up leaving and going home to run (3 miles in 30+ minutes).

    Luckily, though after getting home the rest of my night went on track so you could say I found my way home even though I went the wrong way!  =O 


     While heading the wrong way I ate the following: 



    Dinner was a little white rice with black beans and green beans


    I am totally in love with the above, they are so good and to me a non-guilty pleasure since they are only 100 calories & fat-free!  I highly recommend them as a “Summer Treat” you will not be disappointed.  The best part is it takes a little time to eat them so you enjoy it even more………  

    Hope everyone’s Thursday was better than mine! 



     9 Ways to Live Longer






    Get busy

    Having satisfying sex two to three times per week can add as many as three years to your life. Getting busy can burn an impressive amount of calories—sometimes as much as running for 30 minutes. (Which would you rather do?)

    Regular sex may also lower your blood pressure, improve your sleep, boost your immunity, and protect your heart.