Thankful Thursday – March 24, 2015

Today’s Thankful Thursday post is on Holy Thursday…it’s Holy Week and I haven’t even mentioned Lent this year.  It came early when we were in Hawaii and it just slipped my mind for highlights.   And now Easter is happening in a few days and I didn’t even bring out our decorative Easter basket. 1.  I […]

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Thankful Thursday – March 10, 2016

I have several Thankful Thursday highlights in today’s post but they will be short and sweet.   I’m still behind in everything lol 1.  I got thru the first part of the month working my part time job AND my regular job with only 1 day off in 7 without having a breakdown.  haha  This, […]

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Thankful Thursday – April 16, 2015

How was your week since my last Thankful Thursday post?  Mine has been a little warmer temperature-wise.  And I have a few things to be grateful for again this past week 🙂 1.  I got to spend time with two of my daughters and my daughter-in-law for a Girls Getaway in one of the close-by […]

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Thankful Thursday – May 29, 2014

I had the day off today so ran a few errands in town and then into the city.  I couldn’t help but feel so blessed to see everything so green!  I just love this time of the year!  Everything is so new with life and the winter browns and the blah has left.  That is […]

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Thankful Thursday – April 24, 2014

Yay, I’m not gone working, shopping or playing outside, so I can write my Thankful Thursday post today (instead of tonite) again 🙂 1.  Let’s start with a “family highlight” – my second daughter stopped by my work at the Welcome Center and she brought all of her family with her on their way to […]

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Staycation Beach Photos

Here is my staycation beach photos – the beaches I combed while on my Maui staycation. This first group is of a couple beaches (where I acquired my sunburn) that was located south of Olowalu. They were pretty sandy and had only a little bit of kiawe thorns under the trees by the roadside.   […]

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August Challenge Pack Promo - Turbo Fire

August Challenge Pack Promo – Turbo Fire

Here is Beachbody’s latest ongoing sale: the August Challenge Pack Promo – Turbo Fire is on sale till the end of the month.   Check out the video for details. TurboFire® Challenge Pack Item #: BCPTR180   Save more than $70 with the August promotion compared to buying separately. Offer expires August 31, 2013. TurboFire® is […]

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I couldn't find my cucumbers

I Couldn’t Find My Cucumbers

I couldn’t find my cucumbers.  Can you guess why?  This is what happens when the weather is hot and cold, wet and dry. We get rain, then it gets really dry and then rain again. That kind of weather makes for fertile ground to grow weeds and grass.  Throw in “no time” to tend the […]

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My Hula Workout – Beautiful Kauai

I’ve been wanting to do another vlog for a while but haven’t made the time to do it.  So on a whim, I decided to video one of my hula practice sessions, aka my hula workout, and this is what I came up with.  Since dancing is one of my favorite ways to burn calories, […]

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Dancing is My Favorite Calorie Burner

My most favorite part of my fitness journey is dancing. Yes, dancing is my favorite calorie burner! 🙂 I’ve been dancing (as far as I can remember) since I was 5. (I’m pretty sure as much as I like it, I probably was dancing in my mother’s womb!) My first formal encounter with dance was […]

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My Short Protein Cleanse Results

I made it through the short 3 days of cleaning out my system and here are my protein cleanse results.  Just a note to reiterate that the protein-packed Shakeology shakes kept me from feeling hungry  and I did not feel tired during my 3 days on the cleanse.  I was able to do low impact […]

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My Short Protein Cleanse – Day 3

A person could get used to this cleansing/detoxing stuff!  And of course a protein cleanse is the way to go.  At least it’s working for me so I’m endorsing it. This morning’s weigh-in and BFP:  129 pounds, 29%.  I’m down another pound for a total of 2.5 and 1% less on BFP.  Sweet! I wanted […]

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My Short Protein Cleanse – Day 2

I was very pleased when I weighed in for my protein cleanse this morning.  I was 1.5 pounds down. WOOHOO! 🙂 Weight and BFP:  130 pounds, 30%. I walked for 30 minutes on our gravel road again for my low key workout and was not hungry or tired.  This is what I ate and drank:  […]

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My Short Protein Cleanse – Day 1

I have to get off this plateau! I’ve been moaning and groaning this for a while now. And I haven’t done a Shakeology Cleanse in a few months so this is what I’m doing for the next few days.  This protein cleanse is one of the better cleanses I’ve done in my life.  I don’t […]

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Is My Nest Empty or Is It New?

I have to chuckle. A couple recent ‘events’ has me wondering, “Is my nest empty or is it new?”.  All my adult life I’ve been told that I don’t look my age and I especially take pride in that fact since I only seriously started my fitness and health journey at age 50.  I didn’t […]

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My First Outdoor Spring Workout

Spring has been deluding us since that groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil showed up however many weeks ago and told us it was right around the corner.  So today when it seemed like it was here, I took my fitness outside – the temperature being a crisp 71 degrees and the sun shining brightly, I went […]

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My Healthy Egg Salad Sandwich

There’s one more week to Lent.  Some of you may know that for us Catholics, one of the things Lent means is that we give up eating meat on Fridays.  I love seafood and I like eggs so I enjoy this season of our Church.  I like the idea of getting closer to God, eating […]

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Holiday Fitness Journey – Weeks 7 & 8

The last couple weeks of my Holiday Fitness Journey wasn’t anything to write home about.  I gave in to some dang holiday temptations instead of buckling down to eat cleaner. And I paid the price for it! I did not lose any more pounds or inches but instead gained 1.  🙁 Therefore, my total loss […]

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Holiday Fitness Journey – Weeks 5 & 6

I’m back to say that Week 5 and 6 of my Holiday Fitness Journey ended in a 1 lb. loss each week!  Woohoo!  Thankxgiving fell into this time frame and I didn’t work out all 5 days that week, but I’ll take the loss.  Some day I think I want to do a journey and […]

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Holiday Fitness Journey – Week 4

Week 4 of my Holiday Fitness Journey ended and I’m a bit disappointed in myself.  Yep, it’s getting ugly!  I had a 2 pound GAIN from the week before. Hello! That means I’ve only lost 1 pound in 4 weeks.  But there is good news in the fact that I’ve lost a total of 4 […]

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Holiday Fitness Journey – Weeks 2 & 3

I said I’d come back to post the good, the bad and the ugly.  Well, the good news is that the first week, I lost 3.5 pounds!  Score! The bad news is I had to work my part-time Temp job assignment the next week so didn’t get in a whole lot of workouts and didn’t […]

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Starting Out My Holiday Fitness Journey

I started my refocused fitness journey a couple days before I actually came up with the idea to blog about it.  The first day was two days after we got home from our mini road trip.  Since I hadn’t done my regular dvd workouts for 5 days, I was a bit slow moving doing it.  […]

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What To Expect

Fitness Journal Example Day Two of P90X/Plyometrics Up at 5 am again. I am going to need to go to bed earlier, as it was not nearly as easy to roll out of bed this morning! Took my supps, fried KC his eggwhites before he was out the door to work, set up my living […]

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First Empty Nester Road Trip Leads to Fitness Journey Refocus

I have been an empty nester for about 15 months and the last trip I took anywhere was 4 years ago.  I flew three times in 2008 and got burnt out then didn’t want to fly anywhere in 2009.  Our daughter announced her engagement in the spring of 2010 and got married in the summer […]

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No More Outside Workouts at Home

  As I look out my windows and see the tractors, combines, semis and other assorted farm machinery in the cornfields and watch them travel back and forth on our gravel road, it saddens me.  It is harvest time around here and it’s definitely fall.  The trees are turning their beautiful colors of red, orange, […]

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