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The blessings of health #music

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! This month I’m dancing to the blessings in my life. One thing I’m very blessed to have is good health and the energy to not quit when my body tells me nooo more!


Are you ready to boogie? Lace up those blue suede shoes and step out on the dance floor with me!

Thank you for making Monday’s Music Moves Me a part of your day. The 4M crew: XmasDolly, JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Everyday Life, and Curious as a Cathy is faithful to visit everyone who joins the linky party. So, don’t forget to link up and have fun!

Nothing says good health, like the way good music makes me feel and the way it makes me feel groovy…

Or, how happy it makes me feel….


What it all boils down to is Life is too short to not be my best. God has blessed me with good health and it’s my responsibility to not waste it.  I think it was Billy Blanks who said something to the effect fight to be fit for life and because I’m able, I try to live by this principle. The simple truth is I want it all!


When I’m not dancing (yes, I really do this) around the house doing my chores. I love to spend an hour on my elliptical trainer each day. What activity do you do to keep fit for life?

1. Grab XmasDolly 4M button here. 2. Display it on your blog. 3. Add your favorite YouTube videos.  FYI: all non-music link ups are labeled or removed.  Every other week, we dance freebie style otherwise we have a weekly theme chosen by our Spotlight Dancer.  You can find it listed on XmasDolly’s side menu. That all being said, we aren’t music snobs. As long as you have tunes for us to dance to, then you’re cool!

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Friday Sillies: Exercise

Good morning, my lovelies! This week I am hitting my new elliptical trainer hard. Today’s inspired giggles are from the long, tiring workouts and hopefully these will keep me motivated to stay movin’!dieting-cartoon-comic-glasbergen





 ~ images borrowed from Google~

Keep smiling and a have laughtastic weekend!



Sunspiration: A New Year to a new you

The New Year is about new beginning. We all migrate toward things we hope to change or accomplish each year. Right now, the general population is getting bombarded with all the usual resolutions – portion downsizing, stay in motion, reduce stress, cut sodium, turn loose of hostile feelings, etc. I agree with all of these points and as a whole society then we should want these things for ourselves, to be the best that we can.

I am a perpetual dieter and exerciser. However, I sorta fell out sync in October and haven’t found my way back. No sweat, but… I will be sweating soon as I get my mojo in swing to revamp myself physically.

My number one New Year’s resolution for 2014 is not only to exercise aerobically, but to turn up the burn with more weight-bearing exercises. Last spring/summer’s illness took a major toll on my body, as you know and while I have a renewed sense of engergy my muscles need to be overhauled.

The cool thing about strength training is, you don’t need fancy machines or equipment to see results in as little as 10-minutes a day. Exercises that incorporate the major muscle groups in your lower and upper body produce compound movements (working multiple muscles at once) with these simple moves can yield positive change in your body.



  • Squats   works the glutes, hips, thighs and calves
  • Pushups works the chest, shoulders, triceps, back, & abs
  • Lunges   works the quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves
  • The Plank works the abs, back, arms and legs. The plank also targets your internal abdominal muscles

No fancy equipment needed. However, as you progress you may wish to include dumbbells or an aerobic ball or other inexpensive fitness paraphernalia to provide more of challenging burn.  For variations of these moves using basic equipment, click here for some suggestions.

Doing nothing is easy, but making a change takes commitment and determination. It’s a new year to a new you! Wanna get started with me?

A lovely idea I stumbled upon this week is a DIY project for a gratitude jar.  Be it is, we all have much to be grateful for. Often times, we forget the many blessings in our lives due the storms we face. This is an excellent idea to remind us of the best moments of our lives over a year’s span. I want to invite you to visit Heather Bestel and allow her to explain how you can create your own gratitude jar.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 
~Philippians 4:13 NKJV


XBox 360 vs Exercise DVDs

Like Gotham City calling out to Batman for help, this is my call for help to you.

For years, I’ve routinely used a number of exercise DVDs to keep in shape. Now that the newest, baddest video games are pushing interactive exercising, I’m wondering if there is any advantage to using the XBox 360 with Kinect over my current routine.

Do you have experience with both?  Can you tell me what you like or don’t like about the XBox 360 with Kinect?

Z is for…{Alphabe-Thursday Meme}

For more alphabet coloring pages, click here 

It’s spring, boys and girls. How many of you suffer from allergies? Zyrtec is a popular OTC allergy medication which claims to relieve your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. That’s a big claim. Have any of you boys and girls used Zyrtec?

Do you know what this is boys and girls?

Yes, it’s an old TV set. This is a Zenith TV, which has been an American icon since the late 1930s.






But, did you know that Zenith got its start as an amateur radio company, boys and girls? Maybe, your grandparents had like this.

Boys and girls, do you know what this is?

It’s a Zeppelin! That’s right it looks like a giant balloon. This rigid airship was invented by a German Count, Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century before the first World War. Hmmm, I wonder, if Led Zeppelin’s music played aboard the Zeppelin? What do you mean, you’ve never heard of Led Zeppelin? Check this out….



You’re right, boys and girls. Led Zeppelin is a modern-day crazy British rock band that started in the late 1960s. That’s like three-fourths of a century after the Zeppelin. Wow, that’s a long time!

Have you ever you ever used this expression, “I have a zillion things to do?” What is a zillion? A zillion is a numerical term, but in this case, this numerical word doesn’t have a specific value, say as a million or billion does. A zillion simply is used to mean a huge amount. Maybe, the US Government need to begin using this expression when they are talking about our national debt. What do you think boys and girls?

Our geography lesson for today is on Zion. Do you know where Zion is, boys and girls? That’s right, Zion is what we know as Jerusalem. I bet you learned that in Sunday School boys and girls, didn’t you?

Do you like to dance boys and girls? Do you enjoy exercise? No? I bet you like having fun, though, right? Well, you’re going like this exercise because it’s a lot like dancing, but it’s a whole lot of fun. It’s Zumba! Look how much fun this is…

Last night, I had a blast doing my Zumba cardio party DVD for an hour & a half. Boy, am I’m sore today! But…I’m looking forward to having another party in my living room this evening. Wanna join me?

Now to link up your Z words for today, then join Mrs. Jenny’s classroom for Alphabe-Thursday!


**The original post lost some of its content during the recent migration, so I modified it to reflect the missing images this morning 11-14-2013.**