Faith Fitness and Laughter

Puff the Magic Dragon

on February 5, 2013

Hey guys!!  How has your Tuesday been??   Mine has just flown by!  I had to work today, but only until noon.  Ahh, I love half days.  Smile   I must say though, 4:15 was a very long time ago.  This is my routine….  I get up, drink my super juice of distilled water and apple cider vinegar, chase it with 12 ounces of water, then I feed the cats, make myself a cup of coffee, have some quiet time and then catch an episode of MidSomer Murders.  Yes, I am still addicted.  While watching MM’s, I catch up on some blog reading too…   I have been saving my workouts for the evening because I am still doing different types of at-home Crossfit and Tabata workouts.  I have also been running.  Not much, but incorporating it in there.  Tonight?  Three miles. 
















While I was near a Whole Foods today, I ran by there to pick up Kevin a Valentines Day gift…  Winking smile    He’s pretty special. 






My favorite meal……ever. 



I have also been baking this banana bread like crazy!!   I followed this recipe….   So good!





So Kevin and I were talking about childhood books last night and one of my favorite books growing up was Puff the Magic Dragon.  It’s actually based off of the song, but I knew that I still had that book around here somewhere.  So I went digging. 



Remember this???




That Strawberry Shortcake book has a record in it!    The book in the middle was my first experience reading a book where someone dies.  I remember feeling so sad after reading that book… it’s still a great story. 



And finally, The Velveteen Rabbit.  Oh my goodness, I loved this book. 



I read the coolest thing the other day while doing my devotional and I wanted to share it with you:


Worries carry responsibilities that belong to God, not to you.  Worry does not enable us to escape evil; it makes us unfit to cope with it when it comes. 


I have been working on several things this past month.  Some have to do with diet and exercise and others have to do with spiritual and well-being.  I wanted to share some of the things that I have been working on:


  • No processed sugar.  I have cut out any sugary candy, chocolate or cookies.
  • daily devotional
  • more water.  Some days this comes very easy to me, but other days I could just down a big coke.  I have only had water for a solid month now.
  • Three 8 oz glasses of distilled water with apple cider vinegar a day.
  • less stressing over my workouts.  I have found that if I don’t stress over missing a workout or worrying about what I am going to do for the day, the workouts come. 


It’s not a whole lot, but has made a huge difference in my life.  I have dropped five pounds and feel really good!  Meeting Kevin has just been the cherry on top.  Winking smile  Did I tell you he is a Crossfiter?? 



Later guys!!  Have a great night!!


5 responses to “Puff the Magic Dragon

  1. I am still working on more water too. I was just sent that apple vinegar and need to work on actually taking it

  2. chasingchels says:

    This just put a huge smile on my face 🙂 I love what you have been working on, especially that less stress over workouts, and that quote is awesome, so thank you for sharing 🙂 Kevin is a lucky man, Brandi!

  3. Glad to hear you are running again. Are you going to join crossfit now? 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: