Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Help a sista out!

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Thanks everyone!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Food Recovery

Good morning! So yesterday evening I went a little overboard with the eating.  I caved to my desires to eat bad and so Jason picked up some Panda Express on the way home from work for dinner.  Usually it tastes sooooo good.  But you know what?  It wasn't that good.  I'm hoping it's my healthier eating habits making my taste buds change.  :)  I also indulged in some ice cream and chocolate syrup last night after dinner.  The ice cream wasn't bad, I believe it was the chinese that got me!  This morning I am feeling it!  I woke up bloated and feeling it too.  I think a recovery day is needed!  Oh and I gained that pound and a half back I lost the other day.  :( So sad.  I'll lose it again though!  Hopefully.  ;)

So the plan for today!  Eat a good healthy breakfast. Check!
This stuff is soooo good!  I've recently been adding fresh blueberries and it makes it even better!

Eat low sodium foods all day and a lot of fresh fruit.  Only one small dessert. :)
That means this baby is getting chopped up today! :) mmmmmmm I can't wait!
Oh and lots of water!
Along with some pilates workouts today.  I think I'm covered with the healthy day to recover my body.

Another important thing to keep healthy is your spirit.  I've been realizing that focusing on exercising and pushing through is making me better at focusing in my spiritual walk.  It's all connected.  Your spirit, mind and body.  It all works together and we need to keep it all healthy.  Especially our spirit.  So spending some time with my awesome God and Jesus this morning is first on the list.  My emotions get the best of me a lot if I don't spend some alone time with Him and gain my strength from Him.  God is truly amazing!  :)   Now I'm off to get my day started!  I hope you guys have a blessed and healthy day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


So I tried a product some of my friends from church have been selling and promoting lately.  It's a wrap to lose inches, tighten and tone your body!  It's all natural.  I saw pictures of them and of people they know and there are huge results!!  I've been really trying to get my little pooch off my tummy for a while and so I decided to try one to kickstart the shedding the pooch process.  :)  Now after 45 minutes of wearing the wrap I bloated...because I had so much junk in my system.  It works for up to 72 hours and the total count after 72 hours is 1 inch off where your bra strap is, 1/2 inch off waist, 1/2 inch off belly and 1/4 inch off hips! I wore one wrap for just a couple of hours!  So if anyone is interested in losing a lot of weight, inches or just toning up a little bit I would so check these out! You can put them anywhere you want! Here are the links to my friends pages.   https://sheli.myitworks.com/  indybodywraps.myitworks.com  and https://courtneysnodgrass.myitworks.com/.   

I think you may have to check some out on Facebook.  Like the middle one. :)  There are so many more products than the wraps too.  I think it's a christian organization also.  Remember though, eat healthy and exercise to get your best results!  It's all about being healthy!  Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Nice Refresher

So today was different.  Jason and I actually went to a Sunday morning service!  I'm sad to say that we have not made that a priority lately.  We are usually back in the children's ministry area taking care of stuff and hanging with the kids.  While I love always being there we don't have Sunday night services or Wednesday night anymore.  So we made it a priority this morning to get to first service.  We loved it!    It was so refreshing!  The worship time was really good for me and the message was amazing!  No surprise there.  Our pastor is awesome! :)  So from now on we will be trying to make it to first service and head on back with the kids second service.  Really excited for some of our leaders too that never get to go to service either.  We have to lead by example! :)  Going to head out later and pick us some of our tomatoes from our friends garden.  They let us use a part of it.  Hope everyone is having a great Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Back On Track

Good morning!  It looks like we just may get some rain today.  I hope so!  It's very dry out!  So usually I only splurge food wise on date nights.  Well, yesterday I kind of splurged again.  :(  I ate the rest of my homemade banana blueberry bread and me and the hubby had some homemade brownie sundaes also.  Oh my goodness, such a sugar rush!  I just couldn't get full yesterday!  We took Dolce for a walk but that's about all the exercise we got yesterday.  So today I'm getting back on track.  I started off with a healthy bowl of cereal (Great Grains).  I love that cereal!  Next I'm heading into the spare bedroom to clean up so I can use the treadmill.  :)  We have a healthy new recipe to try out for dinner also tonight! Oh, and I can't forget to mention the best health tip of all, prayer.  Going to spend some alone time with God this morning too.  I can't make it through the day very well without Him!  Well, I hope everyone has a great day!  Get some exercise in today, it will make you feel good! :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Recipe Success

Good evening everyone!  Hope you all are having a great Friday!  Jason and I decided to try a new recipe today from Rachael Ray's Everyday Magazine.  I must say it was great!  Didn't taste like I thought it was going too.  I thought it was so good I would share it with you guys!

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

4 Large Tomatoes
1/4 Cup Miracle Whip or Mayo (go light if you want a lighter version)
2 Cups Finely Chopped Rotisserie Chicken
1 Cup Fresh Corn Kernels (shaved right off the cob after grilling or boiling)
1/2 Cup Snipped Chives
Salt & Pepper To Taste

Core tomatoes.  Scoop flesh into strainer set over bowl to catch juice.  Mix together 1/4 cup of the tomato juice, the mayo, chicken, corn and chives; season.  Spoon into tomato shells.  All done!!

It's really easy!  Hope you enjoy!

Today's been a super relaxing day!  Feels like Saturday to us!  So tomorrow will be extra great.  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Vacation Recap

Hi everyone!  Well, we are back from vacationing in Oklahoma.  It doesn't seem like it's been 10 days already.  I'm glad to be home.  We went to Oklahoma so Jason could be in a friends wedding but we decided to turn it into a vacation.  :)  The wedding was beautiful! So happy for the new couple! We were able to see some family while we were there.

That's my dad and step mom :)

We saw Jason's parents and grandparents and my grandparents too but we didn't get any pics of them.  
Sorry for the fuzziness on the one.  Still learning how to take pics in certain lighting.  Anyways, so we got to see some good friends too.  There were some we didn't get to see.  :(  But that's ok.  Next time!
Here are some shots of my friends we got to see.

The first part of the week was mainly about relaxing and eating some good food!!  We were able to hit all the places we love but aren't up in Indiana.  Charlie's Chicken, Braum's and Mazzios!  Love those places!  We tried a Sushi place too in Fort Smith.  It was good for where it was at.  :)  We've been spoiled in Indy.  Here are some pics of the good southern food we partook in!

Look at that goodness!!  My body feels so crazy now!  Time for us to go back to healthy eating!  
Oh we were able to visit the spot Jason and I got engaged at! :) Take a look!
Here is my hubby in his groomsmen suite! 
Well, I think that's it!  I'll leave you with some random pics from the vacay.  Enjoy!

Oh yeah we went to a museum!! How could I forget that?!  It was very neat.  We enjoyed it.  The last pic is of my favorite piece of art there!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Idea

Hi everyone!  So I've been reading some blogs lately and have had a desire to mix mine up and post more too.  I like the concept of putting recipes up and talking about health and also just telling about my life.  So hopefully you will see more posts on here soon!  We are on vacation right now so maybe the first one will be a recap of our vacay. Hope everyone is having a fantastic day!