I admit that I am a bit on the frugal side. I enjoy the hunt of finding deals at yard sales, perusing the clearance rack for next season clothes for my growing boys and saving money using coupons. Sometimes though, being frugal isn't a good thing. Here's my running shoes I was using up until … Continue reading There Is No Glory In These
If you are connected with me through Facebook you might remember that I was asking for bike recommendations. I got some good recommendations from Roy, but needed to wait until the cash flow came through. Well, this morning I was at a garage sale, which is where you will find me on most Saturday mornings … Continue reading I’m So Excited!
Don't forget to enter the Subway Giftcard Giveaway!! Last year I was walking in my yard, minding my own business when a brick appeared out of nowhere and I banged my toe. Sadly, my foot had no shoe on, and reacted very poorly to being banged. I had broken my toe. I was in pain. … Continue reading Injuries: Patience and Creativity Required
In my quest to lose 158 pounds I didn't always lose weight in a steady downward trend. There were times where the scale obeyed and moved downward in a very consistent fashion. Because I started out at about 300 pounds, in the beginning, I regularly lost 2 - 3 pounds a week. I liked those … Continue reading Changes In Your Body Along The Way
I got this very brightly colored stability ball a couple of years ago as a gift. And in case you were wondering, I did ask for it, although once I saw the color my first thought was, "That doesn't match anything in my house!" Then I wondered where to store the thing, but remarkably, it fits … Continue reading Anybody Use A Stability Ball?
Last Friday my family and I took a trip to the zoo. I realized how sheltered my two year old is when during the entire one hour drive there he kept saying, "Animals - pantry - cookie?" Because, yes - we occasionally have animal cookies and he thought that's where animals like giraffes and elephants … Continue reading Lessons From The Zoo
As you know we've been blessed with a large family. I've got two girls and five boys. Like all parents, I worry about their health and fitness. I do my best to make healthy meals, offer filling snacks, and model good behavior. One day as I was out exercising I began thinking about the kinds … Continue reading Let’s Stay Active!
A few weeks ago I hosted a giveaway for a Gym In A Bag, and guess what? Jerry at Gym in a Bag was so impressed by your comments that he wanted to give another one away! Thanks Jerry! I've been using it consistently since I got mine and have enjoyed feeling stronger and more … Continue reading Working Out At Home (Gym In A Bag Giveaway!)
As I'm sitting here writing this post I have a terrible cold. I don't feel horrible, but my throat hurts a lot. It started with one of the boys and he happily coughed all over me and everyone else. So now we've all had it/gotten it. It made me think about resting, exercise, and how … Continue reading When To Rest
We had a great day yesterday. We decorated the yard for Christmas, we had a nice meal, and I ran a 5K! YAY! This particular 5K benefited a charity organization that provides food to underprivileged folks that live here. The morning was cold as you can see from my posture walking up to the start line. … Continue reading Turkey Love & Turkey Hate