Category Archives: Ramblings

What’s In Your Cup???

I have always loved tea…  Coffee is more of a new habit for me…  Regardless of which you prefer, take a look at the benefits:

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You’re the Inspiration – Update

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I bought several sizes of cork board and dry-erase board; found pictures and quotes that I am inspired by; and finally put up my race bibs and medals.  This is the new view from my elliptical and treadmill…  YAY!  I think it turned out great…

You’re The Inspiration…

No…  I am not going to a Chicago concert this weekend…

However, I am:  purchasing some cork boards and a dry erase board; printing some photos and quotes; and putting up my race bibs and medals…  I am creating an “inspiration” wall in my workout room…  I am using the wall directly in front of my elliptical and treadmill…  It currently has nothing on it and when I was staring off into space this morning from the treadmill, I thought:  This wall should NOT be bare…

Photos to come!!!

Juggling…

As I’m working to get more organized and back on track, I’m realizing that you can’t focus on just one ball or you’ll never get them all in the air…  So here I am, throwing them all in the air and hoping to keep them off the ground…

Don’t mind me if I look a little crazy while I get my rhythm…

Workout Tips…

 

What a fantastic idea.

 

Tip yourself a dollar (maybe more or less depending on what you can afford and how vigorous your workout was) and use that money to reward yourself as you reach your goals.

 

New gym shoes, a dress in the next size lower, a massage, etc…

The Skinny on Blueberries…

 

 

With just 80 calories per cup and virtually no fat, blueberries offer many noteworthy nutritional benefits:

Blueberries are packed with vitamin C.

In just one serving, you can get 14 mg of Vitamin C – almost 25 percent of your daily requirement. Vitamin C aids the formation of collagen and helps maintain healthy gums and capillaries. It also promotes iron absorption and a healthy immune system.

Blueberries are dynamos of dietary fiber.

Research has shown that most of us don’t get enough fiber in our diets. Eating foods high in fiber will help keep you regular, your heart healthy and your cholesterol in check. A handful of blueberries can help you meet your daily fiber requirement. What a tasty way to eliminate this worry from your day!

Blueberries are an excellent source of manganese.

Manganese plays an important role in bone development and in converting the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into to energy – a perfect job for blueberries.

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200 Calories

Too good not to share…

What kind of bang are you getting for your buck?

Funk…

I have been in a funk for a while and usually I can pull myself out, but I’m having trouble…

“fake it til you make it”…

#GetOffThisTrack

 

Foodie Penpal!!!

 

 

I joined the COOLEST thing!!!

Foodie Penpals

 

 

This is my first month and I want to thank Natalie @ Little Miss S for my awesome foodie box:

  • Dried Fruit
  • Lychee Berry Gummies
  • Sweet Potato Soup Mix
  • Apple Bath Salts
  • A Strawberry Shopping Bag
  • Taco Bowl Recipe

I LOVED ALL OF IT!!!

This is the best idea ever…  So much fun to look for little things for your penpal and so exciting to get something in the mail that isn’t a bill…  Can’t wait for match day 🙂

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
– Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

 

 

Sweating For The Dress…

 

I love it when a new motivational tool falls in my lap…

One of my best friends, Jessica, stopped over last night to ask me if I would be a bridesmaid in her wedding… 🙂

I am so excited to share this wonderful day with her…  and now, we can SWEAT FOR THE DRESS together!!!!

(I am going to get matching tank tops for us, one saying November Bride and the other saying November Bridesmaid…  lol)

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