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Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! This week I spied vintage footage of women exercising in the 40s. Dang, I’m doing it all wrong, too! You can guess where this morning giggles are going, right? Join me for more exercise humor on Sunday Sillies!
Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! If you’re a long-time follower, then you know I’m a perpetual dieter and an avid exerciser. This doesn’t mean I’m a lean, mean fighting machine, but I do take eating right and fitness seriously and I do my best to keep in shape. My motto: One life; one body make the most of it!
However, I am a real person with short comings and the only way to see an end to these self inflected body flaws due to motherhood is cosmetic surgery. Basically, I have two options. They are: I can fret over my imperfections or laugh at them. Hmm, I chose to laugh. Having the last laugh on me (maybe you, too), let’s take a light approach to diet & exercise.
I’m in total combat mode! Why? I’ve been a major slacker in my dieting. At the start of the New Year I felt charged with enthusiasm to get things cranking. The truth is I just wasn’t emotionally on board. However, warmer weather is on the loom, and it’s painfully clear it’s time to push myself to melt some unwanted pounds pronto. It’s won’t be an easy battle and it may get down right ugly. Determined to my guns and if necessary going completely nuclear with my approach. Continue reading →
Blog authors like to write about a particular day’s events or a hodgepodge of stray topics all for the sake of participating in a blog hop known for randomizing one’s musings. That being said, it’s Tuesday and Tuesdays = Random Thoughts. So…pour yourself a cup of joe and read my undirected thought process for today.
It’s safe to say, I won’t be seeing a sunrise as pictured above. Last night it rained and this morning it’s raining. All I can hope for is that the rain either (A) stops or (B) lets up long enough for this gal to take the trash to the curb. Yucky, wet weather doesn’t make for a good garbage day!
Have you seen this infomercial?
This caught my eye while I was laid up post-op and I thought, WOW, this may be worth a try! Yesterday, I began the Brazil Butt Lift program. Phew, boy did it ever kick my bum-bum! I’m SO out of shape, but I felt invigorated. I was perspiring heavily by the end of the 30-minute workout. That’s definitely what I wanted to see. This is a 6-day per/week routine. I don’t know if I can go six consecutive days or not, but I’m dedicated to my cause – to rebuild muscle! It won’t be an easy task, but exercising never is initially. I am VERY eager to see how things shape up in the coming weeks for me.
In 15 Little-Known Game Facts & Trivia, an interesting Reader’s Digest article, a popular Milton Bradley game helped WWII POWs to escape. How’s that you asked? Oddly, the Nazis had a temporary lapse of humanism by allowing Allied Prisoners of War the privilege of playing board games. The British government was even allowed to send its incarnated soldiers a few games. One of which was Monopoly. Thanks to the game’s publisher smuggled inside the box – banknotes hidden among the Monopoly money, compasses, metal files, and a folded silk map (less likely to fall apart like paper). These real escape tools are hidden within a seemingly innocent board game actually assisted POWs in fleeing from the enemy. Isn’t that so James Bond-like?
A few months ago, a local headlight caught my attention that I would have shared with you, but I was so terribly sick. That being said, I think this is a good time to do just that – share!
An accidental 911 call lands man behind bars according to WRCBtv.com, a station in Chattanooga, TN. 911 operators heard more than enough from an unintentional caller, “I’m looking for my methadone box. I’m sitting here waiting for you to smoke a joint” to send the Athens Police Department to the home of Aaron Thompson. Thank-you modern technology for helping to nab a low-life drug pusher!
Have you gotten accidental calls?
Has your phone dialed someone without you knowing it?
I can say yes on both accounts. Both of our DDs did this often years ago and then while I was learning the ropes with my iPhone a few years ago, I accidentally called the last dialed person who happened to be none other than DD#2. lol
Last week, I failed to hook up with Patrice’s Chats on a farmhouse porch. Today, I won’t make the same mistake. Patrice wants to know….
Do you have any type of air cleaner in your home? Actually, we have two ionic filters in our home. Unfortunately, we do not have either on. Although for the most part, you don’t even hear them running, DH can hear them and it’s especially irritating for him when watching TV.
What do you do with the spare change you accumulate in your car, purse, pockets, etc? It’s really rare that I have any loose coins in my purse, but when I do happen upon it I just toss it in a little container I keep on top of my microwave.
What’s one chore you wish you never had to do again? Housework. Does that count? I know it’s rather broad, but well…housework does not rock my world.
Are you outgoing, quite, shy, reserved, or the life of the party? On the surface, I’m reserved if I don’t know you. You know that old saying, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.” Not that I a “fool”, but when you get to know the “real me” then all the silliness shines through.
Have you understood your parents more as you’ve gotten older? The only time I have ever been able to understand my parents has been from the moment I became a parent. That’s when the light upstairs went on and I thought, “Gee, my parents weren’t wrong after all.” This gives me hope in thinking my children will have a similar experience one day.
Thanks for joining me in my rants. I’ll be hopping over to your place shortly. For now, why not grab a cup of coffee and join me as I visit my lovelies at….
Psst…Psst… a wee reminder, Stacy Uncorked is embarking a huge move across the country this month and is taking a break from blogging, but her scheduled return is for September. We’ll all be looking forward to seeing her back!
Welcome to Monday’s Music Moves Me124th edition. This week’s theme is “Music to exercise to“.
I don’t know why it is, but every time I think of exercising then Olivia Newton-John pops into my head.
Frankly, the physical activity Olivia is singing about will certainly pump up your adrenaline, but I don’t know what the over all effect will be when it comes to weighing in. This may need lengthy investigation on my part before I can recommend this rigorous, but fun physical activity to you, my faithful and loyal friends. Ahem…where was I? Oh yes, let’s get physical as we kick this party off.
Shape Magazine has some of the coolest sounding workout tunes to turn up the heat in your step. I thought I’d check out their 50 Best Workout Songs for 2012 to see which ones meet my grade of approval.
I have featured this song a few times over the past year. It came to no real surprise to see it made the list and definitely gets my A.OK rating.
Another song I find infectious to the point of I gotta get up and boogie making the cut is, Glad You Came.
Green Day use to be regularly heard floating through the house when my daughters lived at home, but these days not so much. Their music is dance worthy and this one doesn’t disappoint.
Here’s another group, Linkin Park, which rattled the windows of this ole house with a new song to put the groove in my workout routine with Burn It Down.
I’m not a fan of Pitbull, but I do love (figuratively speaking) Jennifer Lopez and this single has the beat which gets me on my feet and ready to Dance Again!
Here is a techno piece which sounds vaguely familiar, but I don’t know if I’m getting it mixed up with another song. In any case, this song will have you up dancing. You can’t help yourself. Go ahead and try to resist. I dare you!
Tell me, did this give you your mojo back or what to get into the best shape you can possible be in this New Year? I’m sure fired up!
Are you ready to get dancing? Admission to ride this party is totally doable! Here’s what you do….
Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button
Follow all four hosts, including the spotlight dancer
What in the world is going on here? I figured it was time for a facelift – a virtual facelift that it is. The cosmetic type is too costly and frankly a little scary. I’m afraid I may look like Joan Rivers. I’m sorry, but it’s true!
Not that Joan is scary, but the cosmetic surgery process and outcome. You just don’t know what you’re going to look like after you come through it.
Aging gracefully will have to come naturally on my terms. Meanwhile, my blog is getting a new look! I’ve contemplated doing a complete do over with another blog. In fact, I took my blogger pal, Les from Time Out For Mom, suggestion to simply set up a test blog to tinker with until I found something I like.
Scraping this blog and starting from scratch sounded like a painful process, as I thought on it. You know, getting my current followers to migrate to my new blog and importing my original blog contents into a new blog would take a lot of work. Instead, I just decided to revamp THIS blog. In short, this equals far less work and headache.
Whew doggies, I will say this much a blog facelift is easier done than the facial kind. I’m not done yet, but I’ll get there. Who knows, maybe I’ll be like Joan Rivers and decide another change is order if I’m not happy with this facelift.
What in the world have you been up to? Besides pulling my hair out from graduation and college preparation, I have worked my backside off, literally. I’ve pushed myself to get those jiggly places not so jiggly anymore. I’ve ridden my stationary bike for a minimum of an 90-minutes most days in which time I can log 20 miles. Yesterday, I stepped my game up and pedaled 40 miles. Whew, all I can say is shaping my blog up is much easier work than it is to do the ole body!
Why torment myself, you ask. Other than appearance, (I’m not a vain person, but I do take pride in the way I look) my number one fear is Type II Diabetes. This runs throughout my family. My grandparents have it, my mother has it, and most of her siblings have it. The real kicker here is none of them are what I would consider obese people but obviously enough overweight to cause the Type II gene to go bonkers. Now, they’re stricken with this disease for the rest of their lives. I don’t want any part of that world!
Where in the world are you today – physically and emotionally? I count my lucky stars and thank the good Lord above for blessing with excellent health. We have only one body. It’s up to us to make the most of it. The Bible tells us our body is the temple of the Lord, and yet many people abuse the temple. I can’t point a finger at anyone without pointing four back at myself. I’m guilty of abusing my body, too.
What folks often time fail to see is that emotional well-being is an intricate part of having physical wellness. Bad habits such as over-eating, smoking, alcohol or drug dependency are by-products of stress, guilt, low self-esteem, anger, depression, etc in our lives. Recognizing, managing, or eliminating emotional turmoil is the key to your success for a healthy, youthful, and beautiful you.
Where in the world would you like to be? With this wacky school year winding down, my mind keeps wondering to a little vacation or staycation time or anything that has to do with relaxation is marvelous!
Going through our waist deep mound of photos for the slide show presentation stirred the yearning to return to Maine. What a beautiful place that is, especially along the coast line! Those mysterious, romantic lighthouse along the rocky shore captive my imagination. It would be awesome to spend a night in one, don’t you think? Take a look for yourself…
Portland Head Light
Off Portland Head Light’s shore
Owl’s Head Light
** All vacation photos featured shot by my DH in 2004. Kindly, do not remove photos without permission.**
1. What do you think of my blog face lift? Be honest now, you won’t hurt my feelings, much. lol Nah, I have thick skin, so go ahead!
2. Where in the world would you like to take a vacation and why?
If you like to dance or just like to listen to music, then come back for Monday’s Music Moves Me. Next week’s theme is a freebie pick meaning it’s your call on what music you want to share. I hope to see you aboard the Love Train!