Detoxing 

Here are a few recipes and remakes from the past week that I’ve been using. 

While on vacation I ate all my meals out, and while I ate well, it was a lot of different foods. 

So I decided to come home and give my digestive track a break. 

I have a Memorial Party to attend, so will be breaking my clean eating then. (Insert taco dip here) ;))

For now, here’s a great sample of how easy it is to eat clean. 

Day 1 was a bit hard, mainly because my family was continuing to eat normal, aka, my favorite foods. But they say that your will power only truly increases when you can turn away from goods that are right in front of you. 

After all, why make everyone suffer? Lol

Day 2 was easier because I simply didn’t have any cravings. Day 3 I felt lighter (still not weighing myself though.)

I went to the gym and walked for a hour on the treadmill. It was hard getting back into a workout routine after taking such a long break. (Three Months)

Day 4 and on was good because my mind began to clear and any and all bloat seemed to cease. 

I would like to start doing this detox one week out of each month.

I used strawberries instead of cranberries.

All three of these were very good. Again I used them as a guideline. I did t have raspberries so used strawberries. I didn’t have almond butter so through in a handful of almonds. One day I used peanut butter. It doesn’t need to be exact. Work with what you have in your own household already so you don’t break the bank.

This is the easiest smoothie to make. Also was the most filling. I’m guessing it was because of the chia seeds. I buy chia seeds in bulk at Sams Club. 

This pineapple smoothie was very sweet! I didn’t use coconut water though. I used unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk.

This is a picture of Day 1’s breakfast. 

Lunch (I had green tea with lemon on the side)

Dinner. Again having tea on the side. 

This juice I made in my blend-Tec. I used everything except the cabbage. I also watered it down with unsweetened almond milk. I wanted to keep all the fiber, which is why I chose to blend it.

I love tomatos! So ate three a day. 

Mid week I started to add a nice healthy salad with chick peas for lunch. Just olive oil and lemon for a dressing. 

I thought this tea was going to be spicy,but it was not. We just extracted some honey from one of our bee hives the other day, somthe honey was just about the freshest and sweetest honey you could ever imagine. 

I did add the lemon too.

I thought I would have went through coffee withdrawals, but I didn’t. These teas were amazing, and satisfying. 


There is something nice about ending each evening with a cup of hot tea. It has been very satisfying and generally accompanies a Nicolas Sparks movie. ūüėČ

~I am also taking daily vitamins, as always.

2 fish oils a day. (These are taken for my joints. Everything snap, crackles, and pops less when I take these)

2 red algae a day. (These are taken for skin, hair, and nails)

1 10,000 IUs coconut based of vitamin D3 a day. (Over all Heath)

As for medications, the only one I am currently on is my 90mg of Armor Thyroid.

It’s taken on an empty stomach first thing each morning. 


~Any questions, please don’t hesitantly ask. 

Sun food Super Greens Review

Sun food Super Greens Review:
This stuff is AMAZING!

I started taking this a week ago
I’ve tried many wheat grass/super greens type of products before. I’ve even grown my own grass before.. Wheat Grass! I mean. ūüėČ

None of them have ever given me the clear mind and zest that this one has. 
I’m not the most healthiest eater. I want to be. I really do. I’ve tried to be a die-hard vegetarian on numerous occasions. ūüėź

And the best I’ve ever felt, both physically, and mentally, was the Summer I was a raw vegan. 

The only reason I stopped, was because it got too costly and none of my family was on boat with me. 
Hence, I’m always looking for something to add to my diet to keep me focused, and energized. 
That’s where this amazing stuff plays in!

The Vitamin Shop sells two sizes, 8oz and 16oz. The 8oz is $24.99 and the 16oz is $44.99.


You get a little more for your buck by buying the larger size. Which is what I did. 

I also bought some raw honey  to add to it. But then realized I really didn’t need it. It was sweet enough, due to the banana.

I’ve been using the recipe on the back of the package. Well, minus the 1/2 of avocado and yacon syrup.

Recipe:

8oz of Almond Milk (sometimes I add 12oz)

2 teaspoons of green powder

1 whole frozen banana

Blend & Drink!
The first day I drank this 3x

By the second day, I just felt all around better! 
Especially mentally. You know that foggy feeling that we sometimes get? Well, it disappeared! Completely!

When I run out, I plan on repurchasing this again. I think Target also sells it. Amazon has it too, but it cost more. 
The Vitamin shoppe has the best price. 
For me, the best part about this mix is that you are getting all your veggie servings that you need each day, by only taking it once per day. Of course if you need an afternoon ‘pick me up’ you can take another instead of a tea or coffeee. ūüėČ

Not only that, it’s filled with your probiotics and digestive enzymes, for any tummy issues that you may encounter during the day by eating something ‘not so healthy’ 

As you get older your body doesn’t make the amount of enzymes it once had. This is why doctors sometimes prescribe enzymes to you. And probiotics are excellent for anyone!

Especially if you are ever on any antibiotics. You need to be putting the good bacteria back into your body to help fight illness and diseases.

More Hiking!

Another exhausting, yet fun day out this afternoon.

Hanging Rock State Park

They are very ready! 

Way too many stairs at this point.

Looking up!

A pretty view.

Taking a much needed break because I didn’t bring water this time.

New walking stick. From Amazon. 

He’s taking his break in front of a cave.

This cave is where the Tories hid after the Partiots took over their land.

She loved how this cave felt as if it had air conditioning.

Time to enter.

On top of the cave.

Daughter and I.

Small water falls

Very cool tree roots!

A different smaller cave.

Under a bridge there was a very pretty creek with Cinnabar mushrooms scattered about.

She had so much energy and said that she can do this everyday, all day! Lol

I am not sure what kind of mushrooms these next few are. Not ‘magic’ though. ūüėČ

A lot of mold!

These ones looked very meaty?! 

Another hike happened…

Today was a beautiful day. I’ve been trying to be outside more…since giving up electronics; for the most part.

My day started off with this energy packed junk food. ūüėČ

We stopped at Whole Goods for reverse osmosis water..Which we did stock up on…

But while in line I saw this key lime pie in a cup thing. The ingredients sounded very nice, and just like that, I was sold. 

 It was only $2.99 Who could resist? Not I. ūüėČ

The cold brew coffees were on sale for $1.58, so I got one for my daughter and one for myself.



Then off we went! 

The hike was mostly going up and down some rather steep stoned steps. But then we reached the view…..

Gods Creation is so exhilarating!

Beautiful waterfalls never get boring to me. They are just so tranquil; that your mind  gets lost. I love that!

Once we reached our destination, it was just completely chill. The water felt great! 

Off she went!

The pool part was about three feet deep. 

It was just so pretty!

They had so much fun. ‚̧ԳŹ

Can’t you just feel it? 

It was a hot one today. 
On the way back I took some amazing pictures of some mushrooms. Along with some candid views.

I am still wonder if any of the mushrooms were edible. I will have to check a book out at the library next week on mushrooms. ūüĎć

Or…maybe they were all hallucinogens?!

Either way, they sure were pretty to look at.







This little guy was sunbathing.

A place where I almost slipped. 




These two were all smiles. ūüėé



More shrooms



Me and my girl. ‚̧ԳŹ

This one looked like it had this wet white foam on it.ūüė∑


To me, this one looked the most like something you would eat. Of course I am probably wrong. It reminded me of the kind of mushrooms that taste like a steak. The name has escaped me at the moment.ūüėź



And that concluded our daily venture. 

We got home to watch the sun set…..

I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend.


Hiking for Fitness

~Hiking is the best form of exercise~

I’ve had a gym membership for the past five years. And despite avidly going, I haven’t lost much weight.

I think it’s because when I get tired I stop and go home. It’s that easy!
I have found that hiking is just about the best form of exercising you can get.

A full body one at that!
You see, you have to keep going…even if you become exhausted and tired…
You can’t just stop and go home when you’re tired.

What if you are up on top of a mountain?!
Maybe you tell yourself that a four mile hike is ‘child’s play’
And perhaps it is, if it’s all down hill….
But then you need to get back up the path…
If you are not an experienced hiker, which I am not… You will want to quit and go home.
But….. That simply will not be an option.
Especially if it is getting dark outside and starting to rain.
Walking on a treadmill at the gym gets boring quick. Even when listening to Brittany or Jay-Z. ūüėČ
It’s just boring….
But hiking is never boring.
Also, at least for me personally, I simply can’t spend time “thinking” while out on a hike.

If YOU can, great! But I can not.
My mind is too busy watching where I’m stepping and keeping an eye for wildlife.

Its very sedating. Mentally.
And for those reasons alone, I have come to appreciate the mental outlet of hiking for exercise.

Random pictures from our hike at Hanging Rock.

Hiking for Exercise

~Why hiking is the best form of exercise

I’ve had a gym membership for the past five years. And despite avidly going, I haven’t lost much weight.

I think it’s because when I get tired I stop and go home. It’s that easy! 
I have found that hiking is just about the best form of exercising you can get. 

A full body one at that!
You see, you have to keep going…even if you become exhausted and tired…
You can’t just stop and go home when you’re tired. 

What if you are up on top of a mountain?!
Maybe you tell yourself that a four mile hike is ‘child’s play’
And perhaps it is, if it’s all down hill….
But then you need to get back up the path…
If you are not an experienced hiker, which I am not… You will want to quit and go home.
But….. That simply will not be an option.
Especially if it is getting dark outside and starting to rain. 
Walking on a treadmill at the gym gets boring quick. Even when listening to Brittany or Jay-Z. ūüėČ
It’s just boring….
But hiking is never boring. 
Also, at least for me personally, I simply can’t spend time “thinking” while out on a hike. 

If YOU can, great! But I can not.
My mind is too busy watching where I’m stepping and keeping an eye for wildlife.

Its very sedating. Mentally.
And for those reasons alone, I have come to appreciate the mental outlet of hiking for exercise. 

Random pictures from our hike at Hanging Rock.

Healthy food, blisters, and stink bugs, OH MY!

Well I was very proactive with my health today. I’m really trying to cut out so much¬†pasta from my diet. Currently I eat it 3x a week. I don’t want to totally deny myself and go cold turkey, so decided to replace only two of the weekly servings with a healthier and¬†see how that goes. I¬† managed to make it for the kids today, and made myself two cucumber boats stuffed with tuna salad, and garnished with guacamole.¬† The cucumbers are really out of season, so besides them being very bitter in taste, and the fact that they cost a dollar each at walmart….I tried to mind over matter that, and just enjoy them anyways.
Then for a bed time snack, as the kids ate these mouth watering brownie cupcakes topped with homemade peanut butter frosting..(Thanks to DD for using her baking talents.)


I settled for this homemade chocolate Chia sugar free pudding, with a few strawberries on the side. It was VERY good. And Chia seeds are a food that most people don;t know about. Granted they cost $20 per lb..but one teaspoon puffs up to nearly a hafe cup and they expand even further in your belly and keep you filled up for a long time, due to all the protein in them. I like soaking them in almond milk and cocoa..I through in a little stevia, and four hours later had a bunch of pudding. You can also add then to smoothies and shakes.

 

I also managed to do a great workout at the gym tonight..and looky, looky at this killer blister from wearing sneakers! Grr! I told my girls tonight that it is inevitable..They WILL have horrible foot problems when they are my age. I use to hear my grandma tell my mother this growing up, and my mother told me this growing up. I never listening, and took care of my feet as a teen..and now I need to work extra hard just to keep them looking moderately girlish..I get horrible callases..as you can see..and my feet eat up moisturizer, as candy! I have tried every single sneaker brand on the market, and this horrible blister was from wearing my Sketchers on the treadmill for only 45minutes. I generally wear my glove five fingers, but I thought I was going to be doing the eliptical only tonight, in which case I need the extra cushion of a sneaker for my feet not to hurt on it. My oldest wanted to do the treadmill though, so at last minute, I decided to do the treadmill with her, which I normally need the five finger shoes for. Ugh! Why can’t my feet just adapt?!¬† When I was getting blood work done the other day, the women at the lab were all wearing the same kind of shoe. I commented on them, and they all swore that if I wanted a really comfortable show..I would get myself a pair of Alegrias…They form to your feet, and have the most toe room then any other shoe, And for $109.00 price tag, I’d hope so. They are not really my style, persay.. But I am considering a pair..Maybe if they go on sale, or if I can find them online for a cheaper price.

~So everyone is in bed now… and I am ending the night with a¬†cold bottled water…which I mistakenly set on the end table in the dark. What happened?

Well, I didn’t see the stink bug that landed on the mouth piece…..:o(
Second one this year..Down the hatch!

School lunches and Fitness

I’ve been trying to recall what type of school lunches I had growing up. I don’t think they were the picture of health….Grilled Cheese and French Fries, Pizza, Hamburgers, chicken nuggets, Fried fish sandwiches,Hot dogs, along with the occasional Tuna Boat, which was my personal favorite.

I recall corn and carrots, but I think that is it as far as veggies went. I don’t recall salads at all. And we had chocolate milk and white milk as drink choices.

 

So not very healthy…However, there was only a couple overweight kids that I can recall. In fact, I can only think of two. And they were both boys who were called names and humiliated, for their extra pounds.

This has left me confused at why so many kids are overweight.
Is it because many schools  have cut gym classes?
Is it because they are not getting the exercise after school as we did? –Playing outside till dinner time?
Is it because there was an ‘actual dinner time’ where moms were home in time to cook real meals?

Or is it because we now have 10x the convenience choices of prepackaged foods, and even if kids have a babysitter, the baysitter is left with prepackaged foods to prepare for the kids?

Perhaps it is all of the above?

Today DH and I had a long drawn out talk about this.
I casually made the comment  to him,  that I actually like  Michelle Obama.
I like her mainly because she is so pro-active in her children’s lives, as well as the lives of other school age children.
I also like seeing all the media pictures of her Organic gardening and giving talks at¬† public schools about health and overall nutrition…I can not recall any other first ladies that have made so much of an impact on kids lives. :o/

DH laughed, then laughed some more.
He thinks it is all a hoax, and the media is just showing the¬† five minuets here and there of Michelle doing a few ‘good deeds’ –But not because she cares. More for brownie points!
Not that the women would ever touch a brownie! lol

DH feels that she is nothing but ‘A BRAND’

We agreed to disagree, and that was that.

I can not say 100% whether he is right or not..but I do like her.

DH also mentioned how Laura Bush did the same thing with her views on education.

But did she also make a real difference?

Losing Weight? & Eating!

¬† I keep getting asked how I’ve been losing weight. I’ve lost over 50lbs in the past year, and would like to shed another 50lbs. I have lost 5lbs¬†this past week too.

So what I’ve found works the best is……

Simply eating everything and anything that your heart desires!! Don’t worry about counting calories..watching your carbs, omitting fats, or staying away from junk food! Eat whatever, and whenever you want, in any amount of quanities you want!

BUTYou know there has to be a catch right??

ReadyDON’T SWALLOW!¬† That’s IT..enjoy the texture and taste of all your favorite foods…but remember to spit it all out discreetly in your napkin, or a small canning jar works well…¬†after¬†enjoying it..DO NOT SWALLOW!

How easy is that one simple rule to follow??  And there is an occasional exception or two..If your munching on an apple or pear..YOU GO FOR IT! Swallow after your done chewing! :o)~

Teach ur family, and you will all be healthy!!!

**Mom used Adobo in that soup, which is loaded with MSG, so the family really had no other option!….**

Are ya grossed out yet?  Well I know a certain lady from Kansas surely ought to be! :o)~lol

Am I doing this to lose weight?  Honestly, shame on whoever thought that I would! *G*

Nah, I would never be able to do this, but have heard of others who have..Yikes!

I¬† once had a doctor tell me if you chew¬†food right down to a liquid state, then you will lose weight. I actually tried that one in the past, and failed miserably. Everything I do is fast, which includes eating I’m afraid. Two-three chomps, and down it goes!

That said, Now that the warmer months are here I’ll be eating a lot less cooked foods again.¬† What¬†am I a slave to?¬† Mainly Pasta-which lures me in like nothing else! I did good today. ¬†I made an enormous pot of homemade mac & cheese for the kids, and didn’t have even a bite.¬†¬†Despite it (the melted cheese mainly) whispering sweet nothings in my ears!

The kids all had 2 servings, and there is some left for them¬†for tomorrow… DH doesn’t do much American food and he’s not an pasta lover¬†at all. Plenty more for the rest of us! *G*

So today I ate 3 organic tacos. I ‚̧ Tacos! But they have to be meatless, have to have a blue taco shell, and have to have lots of cheddar cheese on top! YUM! I think I can honestly walk around with a block of cheese, and eat it like an apple!

I buy blue organic taco shells, stuff them with organic refried pinto, OR black beans, top them with shredded cheddar cheese and heat them for 40 seconds. Then I add mung bean sprouts and boston lettace to them. They are fabulous!!¬† So while the kids were groaning about how extra cheesey, milky and buttery the mac and cheese turned out…I was telling them¬†that they¬†were missing out on some good ol’ fashion refried pinto¬†beans, in blue taco shells! ¬†Their Loss, right?¬† <:o)~

I had a Cliff Bar for breakfast. I love them so much, and you can buy a big box at Costcos for only $20.00 You get 24 in the box, which will take you almost through a whole month. They have wonderful ingrediants and are only 240 calories each. I tried to make them, but it ended up costing more. Great to have on hand. I also love the Luna bars but they are too expensive.

I  had a quart of water and a quart of carrot juice today. For dinner, it will most likely be homemade raw granola that my daughter just made.

I don’t buy red meat unless I am cooking for a bunch of people like I did last week.¬† Secretly, I love meatballs and make an awesome meatloaf, but try to pretend that I don’t. ¬†I buy salmon burgers, then I melt swiss cheese on them.¬†I have them as is, with no bread. They are¬†super. I love fish, but hate having to pick through bones…I use to catch bass all the time as a kid, and had my fair share of bone picking, which kinda¬†ruined it for me as an adult.¬† So I only buy filets. Flounder and Tilapia are also great!

¬†I have one of ¬†those mentioned above, ¬†for dinner a¬†once a week. I also buy lots of chicken, but decided that I am not going to cook it anymore because no body eats it, but that’s a whole other topic! As long as it’s not fried, I’ll eat chicken once a week. I use to only make homemade fried chicken. Paula Deene style, which is probably why no one eats chicken anymore.

We do not eat the SAD (standard american diet) diet anymore, and haven’t for some time. No¬†three course meals here, which I could make healthy, but the fact is, no body eats like that.

My kids graze through out the day. They have either granola, hard boiled eggs,waffles, or fruit for breakfast. Lunch, they have either a sandwhich,rasin toast,yogurt and fruit,tacos(yes, they do actaully eat them, minis the mung beans.) OR, if I make a big pot of pasta, they will eat that. I also buy high fiber flour tortillas, and sometimes make homemade corn tortillas, and the kids eat them with melted cheese in the middle. Homemade burritos are also good!

Dinner, everyone eats differently. I have one Gluten-Free daughter..who cooks for herself. My oldest daughter eats very much like I do, so whatever I end up fixing for myself, she will eat. Salmon,mussels,eggs,quinoa,whole belly clams,chicken-apple sausages, stuffed baked potatos or meat-less burritos. I also made spinach fettucini last week. The pasta itself was green, and made from artichoke flour.

Yes, I still snack daily. I eat dehydrated bananas,dehydrated apricots,mango and plums. I eat mostly dehydrated fruits¬†off-season, because I can’t find the whole fruits that don’t cost an arm and a leg until Spring and Summer hits. I am also crazy over avacodos! ¬†Yes,they are high in fat, but it’s the good fat!¬† Sometimes I dice one up and mash it onto Organic Torilla chips for a night time snack.. I also love popcorn. I¬† buy the organic kind without MSG or hydronated oils in it. Of course when I’m at the movies, which is about twice a month–I do splurge and eat the discustingly processed, overly drenched in¬†fake butter, loaded with bleached salt…. type of¬† movie popcorn….which of course is a heart attack waiting to happen! But I’m not dogmatic about anything, and always leave room to enjoy myself. :o)~

Another snack that probably no one else would consider a snack, other then me, are chopped cherry tomatoes with english cucumbers, shredded mozzerella cheese,sea salt and Grapeseed oil.  Just the other night I mentioned to DH, that I was feeling like some ice cream something awful!  About an hour later, I walked into the living room with a big bowl in my hand. It was dark, and DH assumed I had some ice cream stashed away in one of the freezers while walking into the room with a bowl in my hands..

 But nope-It was the tomatos,cukes,cheese and oil.  Equally yummy I told him, as he gagged!

As far as sweets go…I¬†love, love¬†chocolate, but only a certain kind, ice cream-prefrably Ben & Jerrys New York Chuck. Sweet tarts and Smarties are a weakness, but I only indulge in those when parade season starts up..I don’t eat any chips what-so-ever, except the organic tortilla chips mentioned above.¬† Ironically, I’m a recovering Doritos & Cheese puff fan, but the mere smell of them makes me want to vomit now. Sometimes people will walk by me in the super market and I can tell that they were obviosuly eating them prior…¬† Monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed yeast extract, and MSG…otherwise known as¬†flavor enhancers, have a smell all their own! :oP

 Your taste buds change when you give up unhealthy, over processed, fake food! You will go through a 2 week withdrawl period, and will have to keep on reading about how toxic junk food really is crippling you, just to get you to  the next level of your health. It is a mind over matter thing!

This is what I did!  I had little print outs of all the ingrediants that rob your body (Which is the Lords temple) of all its functions that it was created for!!  I started asking myself, how can I drink something that will bleach clothing, and not expect it to damage my insides?  Or drink something that has the ability to clean automobile motors..(Kool Aid & Soda)

How can I eat so many toxic chemicals that break down and deteriate the inside of my body, make me sick..and I know! Then I’ll have people pray for my health–as I continue to harm myself,¬†while slowing killing off all my organs…until I die of a heart attack or obesity(diabetes), OR end up in the hospital for other reasons, which at no avail-will be brought on by my own doing. Not very smart when you think about it!

Sweetners: I use honey and stevia in the powder form and the liquid form.

I don’t use any condiments anymore. As far as eating out..I go out to breakfast several times a month, and I do the whole eggs,toast, and potatos thing.

¬†We also go to Subway a couple times a month, and it’s really¬† just as bad as any fast food chain, speaking of sodiem and fat, that is. So unless you are going to carry a big kooler in your car packed with food, then there will be times that you go out, and it is fun going out!

Sometimes it’s hard to eat at other peoples houses. Regardless, I always eat whatever is being¬†served,¬†then just go to the bathroom to vomit afterwards…

I’m teasing of course!¬† lol…More times then not, it is something soooo good, something that I have not had in forever, and I want seconds and thirds! :o)~

On the flip side–

When I have dinner¬†parties and folks want to bring something… Which is so polite and all, but really not necessary I assure them, but sometimes they insist, so…

Take¬†a couple weeks ago for example. I¬†invited a couple of ladies over, and one¬† of them wanted to bring drinks for all our kids..She knew that we don’t do soda, unless it’s from Whole Foods or homemade. (Yes, I do make homemade gingerale.)

There is Sweet Tea, but if it’s made with bleached sugar, it’s toxic ¬†and all my kids end up with belly aches..So I thought the safe bet, without sounding¬†to off the wall, would be..LEMONADE!¬†¬†¬†Then I was asked..Crystal Light, or Kool-Aid lemonade? I only had a second to think about it..Hmm, Crystal Light, which is loaded with Aspertame,(The Silent Killer)¬†which is a phenylalanine…and there is actually a warning lable on the bottom of the container!! Along with, the other 11 deadly¬†ingrediants!¬† OR, Kool-Aid (The Kiss of death) which is made with bleached sugar,maltodextrin,butylated hydroxyanisole, and yellow number 4….No lemons what so ever!!!¬† So what was the lesser of two evils, I thought to myself, obviously not fast enough, before…”OH,¬†DO¬†YOU SQUEEZE YOUR OWN LEMONS DEAR?”¬† I replied, sometimes, but¬†store bought¬†lemon juice is super easy to make lemonade with too?

There is going to be times like this..if you and your family are not use to eating healthy, then these things will sound absurd to you, but if you are use to eating a certain way, you WILL all have stomach aches come night time! ¬†This was something that DH couldn’t get past, and in the end, won!¬†:o(

DH still eats junk food and either stops on the way home some place, or I’ll make him a green smoothie or Keifer shake when he comes home. He does both, which keeps his body highly toxic, and in return he is always the first person to get sick. ¬†He also gets Spanish food from his family and brings that home to eat.¬† As well as…Sandwiches,cereal,sausages or hotdogs..which are the organic ones that I buy though.¬†

That covers what we all eat, and how I eat. I have not had any coffee yet today, but I know when DH comes home, he will want to go out for coffee, so of course I will have some then. I actually never started drinking coffee until I met DH. *G*

Regarding exercise: I work out 4x a week at my house. My oldest DD works out with me.

I alternate with the Leslie Sanome DVD’s. She has a 1,2,3,4 and 5 mile walk. We are still on the 3 mile walk, and can not seem to make it to the 4 mile yet. I’m hopeful though,someday. I also do a Belly Dancing workout with my other daughter who doesn’t like the Leslie ones. Only a few times a month though, because your extreamly sore for days after.

I also use 5lb brass¬†dumbells, which I’ve had since I was fifteen years old. They are the only thing that has made it through all my travels, and moving around!

I am sure I’m forgetting stuff, but that is pretty much it. Any questions, just ask! :o)