Friday, January 28, 2011

Exercise & Dessert

So I wouldn't exactly call working out a new years resolution. It's was more of a......I know my real stomache's under this layer of fat mission. But being a mother of 2 very young, and VERY dependent children I don't exactly have a large span of my day that I can use for hitting the gym. So I've found 3 things that I do that I can fit into my schedule.

#1 - My Standing Ab's YouTube Video
Thank you my cousin Rachel for showing me this 10 minute workout! I love it because it only takes 10 minutes, I don't get drenched with sweat so I can do it anytime of the day, and it really works! My son will even get in on the action with me!

#2-Valeo Ab Wheel
If you've ever used this wheel before then you know just how hard a work out it really is! The day after I used it for the first time I felt like I'd been kicked in the sides by a trucker in cowboy boots! When you get past being sore you can feel it shrinking you fat each day!
#3-My Double Umbrella Stroller
I looked at about every double stroller I could find to find one that would work for me. I thought about getting a jogging stroller, but I had to be honest with myself and admit I'm not much of a runner. What I could commit myself to was long walks. So with that in mind I knew I also wanted a stroller I could fit in the trunk of my Camry with a load of groceries. That's why I love my double umbrella stroller! It folds up small enough to leave me plenty of room in my trunk and is perfect for speed walks around town. Although it is pretty stiff to get open and closed until you break it in, so make sure you're prepared for that.

And the perfect way to end every workout - a York Peppermint Pattie! I tell you there's nothing in this world better than the creamy minty center of a dark chocolate dessert! They're my weakness and I can't help rewarding myself after a workout with their yummy goodness. :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Things I Love

There are so many things that I love in this world.

(Jane Austin among others)
(Jane Austin among others)
Trying new recipes
(As long as I have most of the ingredients in my cupboard)
And most of all:
My adorable Husband and two sweet children.
Being a struggler of the current economy I often spend a lot of my time complaining and thinking about what's wrong with my life, today I wanted to remember what was great about it. There are many things but these top my list of best things ever. I love my OCD husband who can never let my grammar slide, and my wrecking ball of a son who's got energy to shame the Energizer Bunny, and my sweet daughter who is refusing take naps longer than 45 minutes at a time. They make my day and my world a new adventure. And what I like to do to unwind is jump into the different worlds of great stories. Everything from Jane Austin to Harry Potter - Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time to Stan Lee's Spiderman. I'm always looking for a new universe to be a part of. If you have a favorite wonderland let me know.


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