Friday, April 30, 2010


It’s Friday and an amazing one at that. It has finally stopped raining! The only downside is having to go to class. It’s not so bad it is just the 4 hour length that kills me. Another downside is that Jaime Oliver’s show ended last week. Now what am I going to do with my Friday night? I guess if I was a normal 23 year old I would go “Out” and club it up with my skanky friends. But, not only do I not have skanky friends..well I don’t really have any friends at all, and clubs would probably cause me to have a nervous breakdown.

Onto a happier note: Everyone in class loved my blonde brownies and the teacher was super happy that I made them gluten free. I think I got an A! Yay. I will post the recipe on my other blog.

I am excited for the predicted warm weather this weekend. Which reminds me I forgot to shave my legs…and I am wearing shorts to class…gotta go!

Anything fun planned for the weekend?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It is…Finished

My project for my cooking class is all I have to do is hope that I get an A and that everyone likes my finished product. If they do, well then I will share the recipe with you so hopefully you, and your vegan, gluten intolerant friends can enjoy it too. I will update how it went ASAP.

Smile it’s Thursday!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rainy Wednesday

Well it is not quite raining yet, but it is cloudy. I don’t know if I have the strength to withstand another run in the pouring rain. Hold off rain!

Rain seems to be a killer of motivation. I could barely bring myself to write this blog…I skipped strength training last night…so much for Jillian Michaels guns. I am however, looking forward to baking my brownies tonight. I hope they come out okay.

Ok I am just typing senselessly… Hope everyone has an awesome Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thankful Tuesday

Wow I almost forgot to post a blog. But thankfully I remembered and whattya know it is Thankful Tuesday.

Today I am thankful…

That I made it 7.5 miles in the pouring rain on my run.

That my Blonde Brownies were a success.. ( still a few tweaks to go and gotta get them to class on Thursday )



Sunny Days ahead…

Finding out Eric will be done with training July 6th


What are you thankful for today?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Just The Assistant

I have been looking up recipes to healthify all weekend long. I even went out and bought a bunch of stuff to try one out…it came out okay, but still not what I find acceptable to present to other people besides my family.  I unofficially decided I would remake a blonde brownie recipe. ( you know, brownies without the cocoa..err chocolate chip cookie bars ) But now I am starting to second guess that choice. I am almost sure no one is thinking this hard about this project but after a remark the teacher made the other day I want to prove that I can be more than just an assistant.

Last Tuesday, instead of staying in my usual cooking group, I got to help another girl who’s group had gone MIA for the day. Since she was making the vegetarian dish I was excited to help. We were making Quinoa (Keen-Wah) burgers. We made the burgers without a problem and had fun. It was great being able to work with someone with the same major and who was more on the layed back side.

The burgers were ready but being that the school is on a budget we didn’t have buns..all we had was lettuce, cheese, and roasted red peppers. So we made the most of it and kind of made little lettuce wraps with the red peppers and cheese on top. Needless to say it looked beautiful! We were quite proud of our creation, and then the instructor came around the corner and thought they were beautiful as well. “Oh those are gorgeous!” she said as she put her hands on the other girls shoulders. “Rachel is going into the business! And Amber…can be her assistant.” What??? Assistant? Why couldn’t I be the chef? What did I do wrong? I don’t want to be an assistant damnit.

So on that note…this project is my pathetic attempt to get a promotion from future assistant to future…chef. I know I am the only one that can determine that future, but I am oddly competitive and feel the need to prove myself…and get kudos from the teacher. Oh what a pathetic specimen I am.

So. Here is the problem I am having. In order to score extra brownie points ( oh man I just made a pun. ) with the teacher I could make my dish gluten free because she can’t eat gluten. This takes my recipe to a whole new level of difficulty. I have to find a way to make it gluten free and keep the fiber level up. Rice flower has less fiber than whole wheat flour and we have to have at least 2 grams of fiber per serving. Also, I have to keep the fat down to less than 20% per serving and I have to try and keep the texture right. It helps a little that blonde brownies are supposed to be really moist..ok I need to stop thinking and blogging at the same time. Feel free to leave any tips or blonde brownie recipes.

Don’t forget it is Meatless Monday!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Super Sunday

I feel like I have a lot to blog about…but afraid it might turn into a babble or a rant. I am in one of those thinking moods..but they are thoughts that are hard to sort out, organize and put into paragraph form. Ever have one of those days? Maybe I will get it sorted out by tomorrow.

I am excited to talk to Eric today. I have been able to talk to him longer and longer lately. He is almost done with basic training. Time is going by fast…yet slow at the same time because he still his two months to go after he is done with that.

Anyways, have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


It’s Saturday, and it’s sunny. There are some things on my mind but I have decided that for one day I am going to try not to think about it and just enjoy the day. Emphasis on the word try. Why is it so hard to find peace of mind? 

Anyways, I hope everyone has a peacefully splendid Saturday :)

OH and I have a project due next week where I have to turn an unhealthy recipe into a healthified version…If you have any favorite not so good for you recipes I would love you forever if you shared them with me. Desserts like cakes, brownies, cookies would be easier because I am a I won’t be re-making any fried chicken, or sausage recipes hah sorry guys!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dear Jaime Oliver

Dear Jaime Oliver,

You are my hero, and this is why. (everyone please watch this…yes the whole thing. I promise it is worth all 21:53 of your life. )


TGIF! It’s Friday everyone! So that means there are two great things happening today. The weekend is fast approaching, and Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution finale is on tonight, so make sure to watch and sign the petition! Also, just because his show is ending doesn’t mean that you still can’t spend a Friday evening with him…he has a magazine out now. Score.

Okay, enough about that… It is time I finish my trip down memory lane.

So I have mentioned my favorite burrito place…but there is no way I could forget the best pie/cinnamon roll horrible for you restaurant.

Polly's Pies

Oh yes, Polly’s Pies with cinnamon rolls the size of Texas, and fresh strawberry pies to die for. I can still smell the freshly baked pies and pastries that would instantly hit your nostrils and lure you in. One of the most entertaining parts of Polly’s as a child was their self playing piano. They keys would move around by themselves and it looked as if a ghost was playing. It was freakin awesome…unfortunately they have since gotten rid of it. RIP haunted piano.

The rest of my memories are hard to post pictures of and well…I don’t have too much memory of my 6 years of life left to tell about. I do remember getting to go to lunch with grandma every week, vacation Bible school, my aunt taking me and my cousins to get the latest happy meal toy and playing in the nasty ball pit for hours. I also remember my mom picking me up from kindergarten every afternoon in the Volkswagon, with the radio always tuned to the oldies station. To this day the oldies station automatically brings me back to afternoons in the Volkswagon with my mom on the way home from school.


That was a good trip…

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Looks like my trip down memory lane will have to be postponed until tomorrow because #1 I have to finish a worksheet for school and #2 it’s Earth Day. I think I will celebrate it by running outside and observing God’s creation, and not eating meat. Oh…wait I do that everyday. Perhaps I could celebrate it by running the big 10. Hmm wonder if I could make it. We shall see.

I guess I can also make a future pledge…when the weather warms up maybe I could use my bike a bit more if I need to pick something up at the store instead of driving.

What are you plans/pledges for Earth Day?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Memory Lane

Auburn CA

There is no doubt in my mind that Auburn is the true place I call home. I spent the majority of my life here and am really glad I got to grow up in such a beautiful place. However, there is still one other place that brings some happy memories to mind. I may have only lived there for the first 6 years of my life but there are special moments from this place that I will always remember.

whittier ca 

This other place is Whittier CA. This is where I was born, and where I spent the first 6 years of my life. I still love visiting here. Mostly because my Grandparents and cousins are still there but also because it brings back memories. So here is a trip down memory lane…

First off whenever I smell Mexican food or beans I automatically think of one place in particular…

marios tacos

This is the only picture I could find of it…but good Lord they have the best bean and cheese burritos. This is usually our first stop whenever we visit. I remember going here many times for our after church lunch with my cousins and grandparents.

  octoThis was the place we would get parts for my mom’s Volkswagen. I remember thinking how cool it was that they had a Volkswagen on the side of the building..but this has brought it to a whole other level.. Did you know that Octomom is also from Whittier? 


This building doesn’t really hold any significance, all I know is that I was afraid of it. I have no idea why but I was completely terrified of this building. We passed it everyday.


This is the movie theater my Mom used to take us to when we were little. I will always remember passing a crazy lady banging her head against the wall on our way to a movie…it is weird what you remember.

 church fountains

I remember passing this fountain every Sunday on the way to church it made me nervous because I knew we were almost there and I was terrified of having to go to Sunday school. We also would pass it after…on the way to wherever we were going for lunch..( usually Marios or Mimi’s ). I remember my cousin and I always wanting to ride with Grandma. I can still smell her perfume mixed with the fuzzy grey upholstery  in her Reliant K.

Well unfortunately this is all I have time for this morning. I will continue my trip down memory lane tomorrow. Stay tuned..

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thankful Tuesdays!

Unfortunately American runner Ryan Hall didn’t end up winning the Boston marathon. He did however finish 4th and broke a new American time record at  2:08:41. I can’t even imagine running 26.2 miles in 2:08:41. So Mr. Hall, even though you didn’t win you are still my hero especially since you have this awesome foundation.

So on another note, it is Thankful Tuesdays! Despite the fact that it is raining there are still things I am thankful for today…

1. Family

2. Running

3. I get to go to my cooking class.

4. My hip is better

5. Biggest Loser

6. Parenthood ( has anyone else been watching this show? What do you think? )

What are you thankful for today?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Boston Bound?

I know, it is meatless Monday…but today is a day that only comes around once a year. The Boston Marathon is going on as we speak, and an American has not won Boston since 1983. Ryan Hall is currently in the lead but there has been many times where he starts off great and fades out towards the end. I am nervous!

Anyways… I have been watching this movie called The Spirit of The Marathon every night before I go to bed. Running consumed my thoughts about 50% of the time but now it is about 100% of the time, I even dream about it. The movie follows various types of runners. From the 12:00 minute a mile pace runner who just wants to finish to the elite runners with 5:00 minute mile paces and rigorous training schedules. Following these people in their marathon running quest was really interesting. Especially the Elite runners. Not only does it put me in the mood to run but it makes me wonder…what defines someone as having elite running abilities? Is it something you are born with or can anyone train to elite level? Do I have elite running potential in me? Do you?

I am really competitive in everything I do which is also a downfall because it is one of the things that makes me anxious and not compete at all. If I could learn how to control the anxiousness then perhaps this could be a benefit. I am beginning to wonder though, how far could I push myself? How fast can I really run, or how high can I get my Vo2 Max? The best part about distance running is that for women the prime time in their running career is usually in their 30’s. For example elite runner and olympian Deena Kastor with a Vo2 max of 81 at the age of 35.  I believe my estimated Vo2 max is around 47-48….so she kicks my ass. Props to you Deena.

I have been inspired to train harder, and smarter. I have a little bit of a marathon itch. But most importantly I need to learn to relax because all of my training will go to waste otherwise. I need to find that balance. How do the pro’s do it?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Racing Bug

It is disappointing to think that at this very moment as I type there are people getting ready to line up at the starting line for the Run Rocklin 12k. I want nothing more than to be out there too, but i’m not. So why am I sitting here on my bum typing this instead of getting to run? I could use my hip as an excuse but it is actually feeling a lot better and besides being a little tight is almost back to normal. ( Thank you Jesus )

So the real reason I am not out there getting ready to race. Well sometime between December 08 and now I lost my running confidence. I keep thinking about all the things that could go wrong. I have even had trouble shaking this issue in my day to day runs and have a really hard time getting into rhythm. It usually takes me until about mile 4 to finally relax and go with the flow. Just in case you didn’t know, the key to running well in a race is being able to just relax. 

Running a race is one of the greatest feelings, especially when you win. I won my first race in Oct. of 2008. I was on top of the world. I ran a 10k (6.1 miles ) in 46 minutes. That is about a 7:24 mile per minute pace. That is turtle speed to any elite runner, but my training was not that of an elite runner, and the best part was that I had no idea I had that in me. It was just me and another girl neck and neck the whole race. I would be happy with second place. It would be a huge accomplishment, and I would get a cool little silver medal. But I also knew that if I was ever going to go all out and win a race that this was the time to do it. It was now or never.

It wasn’t until a mile to the finish line I noticed my fellow runner’s breathing became more labored. I stayed right next to her, tempted to speed up but decided to save my gas for the last straight to the finish line. We finally rounded the last curve and the finish line was in sight. Peddle to the metal, I kicked my legs into high gear and her footsteps and breathing seemed to fall farther and farther behind. I ran as fast as I could straight through to the finish line. Did I really just win? Is this a dream?

This was no dream and I had actually won, but this would be the last time for a long time that I would get to experience such a joy. I have only done two races since this event and the race I did after I experienced the most excruciating side ache I have ever experienced, failed to place and finished in 50 minutes. A whole 4 minutes slower. The next race I entered wasn’t so bad. I was second woman overall but the race was really on 5 miles, unorganized and no awards. Better luck next time.

My last run was in September of 09. It is time I get back into racing but I have to re-learn how to relax. I am terrified of doing worse than any previous race. Obviously it happens..but I hate when I am not able to do my best. I am afraid of doing horribly. This is the cause of my anxiety, and the anxiety is the cause of me doing horribly. I have to re-learn how to just relax and have fun. I wasn’t out to win when I won. So why can’t I just go out to run? Sigh…

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Good Morning Sunshine

A sunny weekend? For real? I am beyond stoked that it is finally going to be a sunny Saturday…although I think it is supposed to start raining again Monday evening….anyways enough about the weather.

One thing I am not so stoked about is the fact that I fell asleep during the last 10 minutes of Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution. I was pretty tired…I was out, only to wake up at 2:00am to my phone beeping non stop. I had left my twitter app on but my phone was all the way across the room…get up? No way. I fell back asleep only to be slightly startled every time I heard my phone beep, until I woke up in a heated panic. I was a sweaty mess and had to pee like a race horse. Screw that there was no way I was getting up.

Needless to say I finally fell back to sleep until 5:30 rolled around and I could no longer resist the urge to pee. I kicked off the cover’s and leaped out of bed only to find that I had no sweatshirt…and no pants on. What the? I potty danced around the bed in a groggy drunken-like state trying to find my missing articles of clothing while hoping that it was in fact me that removed them in the first place.

Finally, after digging around like a mad woman through my bed sheets I found my pants in a jumbled inside-out ball of mess. I tried to shake them out as effectively as possible with out peeing myself. I was not about to clean a yellow stain on the carpet that didn’t come from my dog. After shaking my pants into submission they finally decided to participate  and returned to their normal side out state. I quickly put them on only to race to the bathroom. Victory was mine. I probably should of gone sooner judging by the bags under my eyes. I can tell my night of sleep was not exactly the highest of quality.

So far my Saturday didn’t exactly start off as planned but I am still looking forward to whatever this day has to offer. Yay for the weekend! Hmm maybe farmer’s market?

So the big question of the day is…If you wake up in the middle of the night having to pee do you hold it, or get up and go?

Friday, April 16, 2010


I can’t say that I am excited to go to class today. I have a test and a pilates demonstration… however I am looking forward to watching Jaime Oliver’s food revolution and doing a TRX workout.

What are you looking forward to today?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Battery is Dying

Literally…my laptop battery is dying, and I am way to lazy to move across the room and plug it in. Oh and the cord doesn’t reach to my cozy laptop prop spot on the bed when it is plugged in so this blog will be short and.. well maybe not sweet but short.

Thursdays are usually my favorite day of the week, I get to go to my class and learn and then come home and cook but today I have some personal training sessions to do after school…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but my nerves still get racked whenever I have a PT session to plan, especially if they are not my normal clients and it is the first time training them. I know I will be fine when I am there and in the middle of training but the flight or fight response is in high gear all day leading up to it. I wonder when that feeling will go away. Another downside of today is that I have an anatomy test to study for and a spinning and pilates demonstration to plan for tomorrow as well. It’s going to be a long day.

I think I will survive as I usually do, but only if I can run. I think I am going through endorphin withdrawals from taking a rest day yesterday.  Half of me wonder’s if I should take today off too to make sure my hip is okay but I don’t think my mind can handle another day off. Wow I am rambling like crazy. See this is why I run…so none of this stuff spills out onto my blog. Sorry if you are still reading this..wasting away your time in the one and only life you get to live. You will never get these seconds, or minutes back. How could you let me steal them from you?

Stop reading this….


How is everyone else’s Thursday going?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Really? Come On Now

I was doing good…my hip issue I was experiencing died down and completely disappeared..but now I have something similar returning with a vengeance. It is not quite the same pain which gives me an inkling of hope. It is more a pain in my ass and over the hip Trochanter and not the actual hip joint (which would be felt in the groin area )…I think this picture probably best describes the location of my pain..


It kind of throbs.. probably because I am sitting on it… but it is a constant reminder of the hell I went through in January not being able to run.  Please God not again.

The weather should start to warm up soon, so a little bike riding might be a good option but I am lost at where to ride around here. There are a ton of great places to ride your bike but not to ride your bike alone. I think I have a phobia of getting hit by a car. It is not like Lincoln here where the bike lanes were nearly as wide as a regular car lane. In Auburn, bike lanes are few and far in between and shoulders are pretty much non existent.

I am trying to decide what my next move should be. Rest day? Doctor? Chiropractor? Ugh.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thankful Tuesdays

Happy Tuesday everyone! Monday is over and we are on our way to the weekend. I know it seems far away, but it will be Friday before you know it. Being that it is still cloudy and rainy out and for whatever reason I have developed a very sore hip/ass. It feels like I was hit by a car. Lovely. I am still on the fence about doing the Run Rocklin race but now I am really not sure consider my freakin hip wants to kill me…I don’t think it is the same issue I was having before though so that is good.

SO now on to what I am thankful for today…

1. I just finished a take home test

2. I get to go to my cooking class today.

3. I get to cook dinner? Maybe? And hopefully get a blog post up on my new food blog.

4. Oatmeal

5. Peanut Butter

6. Frozen fruit

7. I’m alive

What are you thankful for today?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Meatless Monday!

It’s Meatless Monday again! I don’t know how the weather is where you are but it is cold and rainy here. So on that note I will post a soup recipe that I made this weekend. It was delicious and goes great with homemade bread. Here it is:

Yummy Sweet Potato  Soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt to taste
  • 1 large roma (plum) tomato, seeded and diced
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream and lime zest. Set aside in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to blend.
  2. Heat oil and Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add sweet potatoes, and chicken stock. Season with cumin, chili flakes and ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  3. Puree the soup using an immersion blender or regular blender. If using a counter top blender, puree in small batches, filling the blender just a bit past half way to avoid spillage. Whisk peanut butter into the soup, and heat through. Stir in lime juice, and salt.
  4. Ladle into warm bowls, and top with a dollop of the reserved sour cream, a few pieces of diced tomato, and a sprinkle of cilantro.

If it is warm where you are this soup would probably work well as a cold soup too!

Happy Monday everyone hope you enjoy your week!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Looky Over Here…

I have a blog post today..but you will not find it here. Instead you will find it here.

Let me know your thoughts. Love it? Hate it? Don’t get it? Don’t care?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

So Close But Yet, So Far


Summer is almost here. The summer fruit's and vegetables are starting to appear in the grocery store and at the farmer’s markets. The only thing missing is the sunshine. There has been a brief glimpse of sunshine the past few days but unfortunately the forecast for this weekend is more rain. Ugh.

I only have a month and two days left of school to go. It is unexpectedly a bitter sweet feeling. I am going to miss my Nutrition 5 class. I look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays when I get to go to class and just hang out, relax, cook, and learn. My professor is a pretty awesome lady. She is a bundle of energy and I can only hope I will be as active as her when I get older. I would take that class again just for fun if I could.

On another note, I am still working on my new food blog. I have a recipe posted but I am a failure at taking pictures while I cook.  What are recipes without photos right? In the meantime check out the recipe..or the blog. I think I am going to give the page a makeover today.

So how’s everyone’s Saturday going so far?

Friday, April 9, 2010

It’s Friday!

Well it’s finally Friday folks…but I don’t start singing my TGIF until after I get out of school. What are everyone’s plans for the weekend?

I will leave you with a little video…

I think there is an easier way to do this…just make it watch her show.

Don’t forget to watch Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution tonight on ABC!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Better Day?

So…yesterday did not exactly go as planned. I stayed home sick, didn’t get to train anyone. It wasn’t ideal. I did however get my TRX in the mail so I am hoping today, and the days to come are much better.

There is one thing I am looking forward to today… I don’t know if you guys love it, hate it, or watch it, but Jerry Seinfield’s latest show The Marriage Ref is actually pretty darn funny. Not only is that on tonight, but my hero Kathy Griffin is going to be on it. I know, I know, probably a strange person to label as my hero…Why would I pick her as a hero? Well probably because she is the complete opposite of me. She has the balls I will never have.  I guess that still doesn’t really fall into the hero category but when you are a person like me that can barely get a normal word out of their mouth in public…seeing someone speak their mind with no regrets or thoughts of holding back is nearly magical. How does she do it?

I am semi-proud of myself though because for the first time in my college career ( which for me is a really freakin long time ) I voluntarily answered a question. Yep, I full on elementary style raised my hand and everything. So there I sat raising my hand that seemed to go up uncontrollably. A part of me was fed up with knowing the answer to things and not having the confidence to answer them….and what do you know I answered the question no one else knew correctly.

In case you were wondering the question was where does Carrageenan come from? ( it is a thickner found in most soymilks ) Well folks I will answer it again, it comes from seaweed…just in case you were wanting to know. How did I know that? Well because Carrageenan jacks up my stomach worse than lactose…It’s natural but supposedly it is the equivalent to drinking wax. Yum.

Well I better get running. I slept in until 6:00 today. But I slept like a rock. I think I needed it. Looking forward to Thursday night TV. What are ya’ll watchin tonight?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wonder Wednesday

It’s wonder Wednesday again…so what am I wondering about today?

Well first of all I am wondering why I have heart burn? I feel like I might puke up my breakfast any second…my throat burns. Am I getting the flu? Bleh.

Next I am wondering what it will be like to do a training session with 4 high school boys. Will I make a fool of myself? Puke on them? How many people will I be training today?

What are you wondering about today?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thankful Tuesday’s

Monday is over. Thank God. Not only am I thankful that Monday is over but I am thankful that I was able to successfully do a middle school kid fit session, various personal training sessions, a bootcamp class, and a stability ball class. Well, my measure of success is based on me not making too much of a fool of myself or having a severe panic attack..( I only had a slight kiss with panic and only became an acquaintance with the toilet ). However, tomorrow I am doing a session with high school boys. I guess they are home schooled so it is like their P.E. class. This may bring on a higher level of anxiety..then again I was a high school boy at one time so maybe I can relate and be okay…we shall see.

To continue my thankfulness I am also extremely thankful that I am getting THIS:



In the mail any day now. You probably have no idea what this is…well let me give you a little preview of it’s awesomeness.

Looks like a gimmick right? Well this is no Bowflex machine or Summer Sander’s thigh master. This piece of equipment is probably one of the most effective pieces of equipment you could buy. I am actually very anti equipment when it comes to fitness but when I used this in a class I was taking I instantly fell in love…and then a few hours later I was instantly sore. The soreness is worth it though because then you know you are getting a good workout, but it is also fun at the same time.

So maybe next time I see Eric I will look like this…

Hi Honey!!


Just kidding…he would probably request to be deployed…

This is one thing the TRX will not do for you.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Meatless Monday

It’s meatless Monday again… but you probably don’t really care right? Well I am kind of in a rush..and you are probably going to eat meat anyways…but I only have time to say have some self control and try not to..simple.

Have a great Monday everyone…I can’t wait till the weekend.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!


Yea I know, you have probably seen the above picture a thousand times. Well, so have I but I still find it pretty darn funny. How could you help but to laugh at two cute half eatin chocolate bunnies? And the fact that they use the word Arse is what keeps the laughs coming in Easter, after Easter.

Anyways… Happy Easter everyone. I hope it is an enjoyable and relaxing one. I know it will be over here! I will be whippin up some biscuits for Easter dinner, and then some Marmalade cake for dessert. If all goes well I will post up some pictures/recipes.

What are you making for Easter Dinner?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Breathe Deep Saturday

I am somehow finding myself to be in a very Zen like state this morning. I am not sure whether it is the Oatmeal I had for breakfast, the soft tunes coming from Pandora, or the rainy yet almost sunny weather out. I also slept in until 6:00am which is uncharacteristic of me. I know 6:00am isn’t exactly sleeping in for most people but it definitely is for this old lady.

I think I also feel I am in such a “Zen-like” state because yesterday my mind was racing. Do you ever get those days where your mind just keeps on racing all day? I haven’t gotten a letter from Eric for awhile so I am thinking this had something to do with it. It just makes me worry…I hope he is okay.

My mind is still running but it’s not racing…I have a lot thoughts and ideas brewing in my head right now. Should I share them with you? Hmmm we shall see :) Stay tuned.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Hey it’s Friday! It’s not just any Friday either, it is Good Friday. Easter is only two days away! I remember back in my elementary school years this would be the the last day of school before spring break. The day would be filled with Jesus movies, or a Chapel service as we sat barely able to control ourselves from the sugar highs and in anticipation of a week off school. A whole week. We could sleep in, stay up late, and play after dinner without having to worry about homework…until the last day of spring break when that report is most likely due the next day…oops.


easter-baskets-for-children-girls  Perhaps one of the greatest joys of Easter as a kid was waking up to an Easter basket on Easter morning. Sure, it wasn’t quite as good as Christmas morning but Easter baskets always contained some sort of candy to keep you bouncing off the walls, or an awesome toy to keep you occupied during and after the Easter church service.

Easter Sunday church services- I still look forward to Easter Sunday church. It is about ten times more crowded than usual, and the old lady perfume is especially pungent. The music is also unusually upbeat and loud while you nearly have to shield your eyes from the array of spring colors in the congregation.

Well unfortunately as an adult I no longer get to experience morning Easter basket  joys but I do have new Joys to celebrate. I have health insurance! Yay! Yesterday my parents and I went down to Beale AFB and I got my Military ID card, and enrolled in Tricare. It has been nearly two years since I have had health insurance…and for a person like me who has already had 3 orthopedic related surgeries this left me feeling uneasy. So, score…I can get hurt now. *Knock on wood* 

What are your favorite childhood Easter memories? Have any special plans for this coming Easter?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It’s April!

April is here. Yay! I could of spent this whole blog April fooling you some how but I have already read enough April Fools blogs and it is not even 8am yet. I must say that Google is rather clever though.

Since I am making it a personal goal not to do any sort of April fools jokes today.. ( they would suck and fail horribly anyways, I am horrible liar. ) What is the best April Fools joke you have ever played on someone, or have had played on you?