Kickin it Up a Notch: Nod to Emeril

Hey, I’ve added a whole new dimension to my walk/run. 8 pound weights, and I’m not even talking about my baby.

I noticed I can instantly raise my heart rate by doing weight curls during my walk. It is so lovely.

Here’s to good health. I’m going to attach a photo of my awesome guns from two years ago to inspire myself.

Float like a dragonfly, sting like a diaper rash

Sweet Freedom

Just so you know, I’ve been walking regularly! Even if I’m not blogging, I’m on the treadmill working it.

Restaurant review: Salsa’s

A guy with a cart came by our table and offered to make fresh guacamole; he had a tip jar too. We were like, sure, fresh guac, I’m on it.

It was DELICIOUS! Was it eight dollars delicious?? (that’s how much the restaurant charged, so with the tip it was 9$) Hm. I would have to say, yes, it was worth it. He used three avocados; they were perfectly ripe, no brown spots, no overripe flavor. Fresh squeezed lime juice, fresh onions and tomatoes…it was divine and I had a ton of it. In fact, I might have to go back for more.

Pizza-Flavored Babies

Because “Farley” can’t get enough of his baby brother Hammond. And he ate pizza. And none of my kids wipe their mouths after dinner. So smooch that.

BTW, I have been walking every day this week! Shout out to my DH who holds the baby when he’s home from work so that I can get my exercise in for the day. For some reason, Baby doesn’t want me to put him down during the day. Ugh. I mean, it’s wonderful to hold and cuddle our last little baby, but I tend to sit and look at all that needs to be done. At the very least, would be nice to get clean dishes. It is forcing me to delegate more to the kids, which I should have been doing for the last eighteen years anyways.

I have my eye on “Sweet Freedom” for the song I might buy at the end of the week!

Faster Than the Couch

You know what I’m talking about. That PINTEREST poster that says something about as slow as you are going, you are still faster than whoever is sitting on the couch. That is me, not the couch somebody, but the slow-going somebody with her heart in the right place.
Music rocks! I love “She’s So Gone” from the Lemonade Mouth soundtrack. It’s fun and cool! “That’s What You Get” is a great tune, but it’s slower with the back beat. At first I was thinking, I can’t run to this! Then I realized if I used a longer stride and picked up my knees farther, I could use it. Ouch. But effective, no doubt.

Have a great day. And shoot me off an email with some song ideas. I’m going to buy me some tunes next week when I have walked every single day.

If you like sexy action adventure novels, you simply must check out Tara Janzen. She is my new author/hero.

Fifteen Back

Hurts so good.

I had to wait ’til the weekend so that DH was available to hold the baby. My treadmill still works, my knees…not so much. But I’m here. And no shin splints.
I’d like to thank all the Little People. You know, the Fisher Price Little People that I threw away because I was tired of picking them up or tripping on them.

?? Minutes and Red Slushie

I don’t usually walk on Saturdays and Sundays, but we cleaned the church building this morning. I ended up doing a LOT of walking, what with dusting the chair rails and using the gigantic dust mop in the gym. I am worn out! We treated the kids who woke up and came with us to help with Krispy Kreme afterwards and I tried the Cherry slushie. Um.

Imagine a jar of maraschino cherries turned into slushie. Yeah. Kind of ick. I’m thinking about throwing up. Have a good day.

The First Four Minutes

Were hell. And I’m not even making that up. Could it have been the handful of Doritos and big orange juice I had right before I got on? Nah. Here’s a new green smoothie recipe for you. It was okay, but the color was truly revolting.

1.5 cups loose leaf spinach

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup greek yogurt (Plain)

1 cup frozen blueberries

Plus it gave me heartburn, but that could just be me…

The Blueberry Bandit and Other News

I FINALLY got back on today. Two days of back pain; will I ever learn? Anywho, ten minutes was all I could handle after my long absence.

This past week, we went to piano lessons and afterwards, the piano teacher offered all of us peanut butter br0wnies. They were divine, as you might have guessed. Of course, Tori, was not that interested in the peanut butter brownies. She wanted blueberries, which were spread out on the piano teacher’s kitchen counter. Piano teacher had picked ten pounds that morning, and was prepping them for freezing. “Tori” was a real bandit, and continually went back for more. She probably ate a pint all by herself.

I was impressed enough that I decided I must take the kids to go blueberry picking the very next day. Even though it is summer, and they would normally be sleeping in, they all got up at 8am and had a fast breakfast. Tori was at school already, so we knew it would be a more relaxing trip. We picked 7 pounds in 45 minutes (14$!) and came home and froze them. It is exciting to see that blue goodness in the freezer and imagine all kinds of fun things to do with the berries. Pancakes, smoothies, muffins, pie filling and so on. It makes me excited for the next item…strawberries? Peaches? Isn’t summer wonderful? My garden is going to have lots of yummy tomatoes! As ever, pray for rain.