At the gym… In a hotel. I can honestly say I’ve never done this before!
We made it to the weekend! High five! I’m off to have a date night with my most lovely man, Chippy - bbq tri tip for dinner with kale (mmmmm) and then we’re going for a glass of wine at a local wine tasting room. Can’t wait! Enjoy your weekend, lovies! See you on the flip side! xxx, M PS Did I mention that tomorrow I’m going to the spa? No? Well I am! MUDBATHS...
Walked 4 miles today.
High Intensity Interval Training on the books for tomorrow morning. Sprinting as hard as I can for 1 minute; either jog or walk for 30 seconds. Repeat for 30 minutes. I’ll be mad as hell during those 30 minutes, thinking: “Why do you do this to yourself, M? This suuuucks. You hate this. Every step hurts. My lungs are burning. BE OVER ALREADY!” I’ll feel like I’m...
50 reverse lunges 50 side lunges 50 crunches 50 bicycle crunches 50 reverse crunches 25 bicep curls (with 5 lbs or more weights) 25 standing dumbbell extensions (with 5 lbs or more weights) 25 dumbbell tricep kickback (with 5 lbs or more weights) As many pushups as you can 10 minutes of jump rope Repeat 2 or 3 times, depending on fitness level
It's Time to End this Debt Ceiling Drama!... →
Are you as tired of this Debt Ceiling drama as I am? Do your part, then! As an American, it’s your responsibility to make your voice heard. Click the above link to contact your members of Congress and let them know where you stand. Enough is enough! Reach a deal already!
Here's an idea: tax soda, subsidize vegetables. →
Definitely check out this great NY Times article. This is an idea I can get behind.
To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.– Seneca
White water rafted for 2.5 hours!! Followed by a peach, apricot, pear smoothie and then a chocolate protein shake. My body says “thank you”. :)
When love is accompanied with deep intimacy, it raises us to the highest level of human experience. In this exalted space, we can surrender our egos, become vulnerable and know levels of joy and well-being unique among life experiences. We attain a glimpse of the rapture that can be ours. Boundaries are blurred, there are no limitations and we rejoice in union. We become one and, at the same time,...
What? Eating watermelon does *that* for my body?...
Benefits of eating watermelon daily (source of info in link): Research showed that watermelon cuts the risk of sun related skin damage by 40%. That’s because watermelon is nature’s richest source of lycopene, an antioxidant that scavenges the UV-induced free radicals that cause sunburn and wrinkling. Lycopene may also help reduce the risks of cancer and other diseases. By eating...
Balance: A Definition
Balance: mental and emotional steadiness Balance: an aesthetically pleasing integration of elements Balance: physical equalibrium Balance: equipoise between contrasting, opposing or interacting elements Example by way of a new blog mission statement: It is my intention to determine what the right balance is for mebalance on my blog by blogging about balancing fitness, health (both emotional...
There are going to be some changes to my blog format (i.e. what I post about, etc.) in the coming days. These changes will mostly likely be permanent. I need to step back and determine what I want the blog to be about from here on out, but I can pretty much guarantee that day to day posts about food, workouts and the majority of my personal posts will be excluded. I am leaning toward blogging...
So, this just made my day! →
Click the above link! Date night next week with Chippy? I THINK SO!!!
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.– Pietro Aretino
Insist on yourself; never imitate.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well, everything went better than expected! I streamed two yoga workouts from Netflix Watch Instantly. The first Yoga DVD I watched was called “Hot Yoga”. It features three super fit, practically naked men (all they wear are white thongs) doing yoga outside in the desert. “Hey, I like hot, sweaty men - I’ll give this one a try. Plus, my house is a zillion degrees, since...
Me, yoga on TV, a towel, some candles , curtains drawn and some relaxing music playing and I am set to go! I’m really trying to set the mood, as last time I tried to do yoga at home I had a very hard time finding the ability to calm my racing mind. Hopefully this helps! Wish me luck! Xxx, M
What's to do in Corona, CA?
Gonna be there in the coming weeks and have no idea what there is to do there. Anyone have a suggestion? Activities? Shopping? Restaurants? Libraries? What’s good? xxx, M
I’ve been very good today: Breakfast: Coffee and a chocolate protein shake Snack: Yogurt covered almonds Lunch: Tuna Fish topping an arugula/tomato salad The rest of the day will be: Afternoon snack: watermelon & a hard boiled egg Dinner… to be determined. Probably something with zucchini. Possibly beets. Possibly kale. Also, perhaps chicken sausages. Who knows! Something...
This is my workout for after today. I’ve already logged it in on Fitocracy, for accountability. If you use Fitocracy and would like to follow me, my username is “Healthy1”. Kundalini Yoga: 60 minutes (+234 pts) Bicycle (abs): 10 (+6 pts) 10 (+6 pts) 10 (+6 pts) Crunch: 10 (+6 pts) 10 (+6 pts) 10 (+6 pts) Oblique Crunch: 20 (+13 pts) 20 (+13 pts) 20 (+13 pts) ...
Diana Nyad, a marathon swimmer, hopes to be the...
NPRs Diana Nyad!! I listen her all the time on NPR and had no idea she had this in her! IMPRESSIVE! xxx, M roadto224: for you @robindoesrunning :-) here’s the link to the story
Ordered a beautiful organic lentil sausage soup for lunch today. It came with bread*. I did not eat it. :) *Actually, two pieces of delicious seed bread.