Faith Fitness and Laughter

Long weekend!!

Morning!   I am so happy that It’s Saturday!  I can’t tell you the last time that I actually was able to sleep in until it was daylight outside.  I do like my schedule during the week, but man it was oh so nice to sleep in this morning. 

Yesterday was my parents 44th wedding anniversary.  My dad took his bride to a nearby town where they are at and spent the day just muddling around.  I am so blessed to have the parents that I have and I love them so much! 




I am currently enjoying a cup of coffee and thinking about the things that I want/need to do today. 


  • Wash my car (it’s a hot mess)
  • laundry
  • drive to JCP to check out the sales on dresses
  • clean out the fridge
  • workout (thankfully it’s just yoga)
  • run an errand


Or, I could just stay in my pj’s and watch movies all day.   I’m going to enjoy the yoga this morning because my legs and arms are soooo tight…..I upped my weight!  I am starting to see definition in my arms and that makes me smile!




As I said yesterday, we had something go on at work that just broke my heart.  In the end however, it all seems to be working out.  It reminds me that we just have to trust Gods plan for our lives, even if we don’t understand it sometimes.

Living out your life is a beautiful thing.  As much as I am a control freak, not knowing is a beautiful thing too.  Oh there are so many times I love just taking the wheel and driving myself, but then there are times of complete surrender and I just have to let go.  Knowing how my life is going to play out would be a good thing to know, but let’s be honest here….I don’t want to know.  I want to just live in this moment.  This moment of surrendering my moments to Him.  Make sense? 

I had a conversation with a parent this past week in where I realized how different times really are.  I can remember growing up and only have Pac-Man and Atari.  My brother and I played outside all of the time and we had lots of cuts and bruises to prove so.  I had plane jane barbies, Strawberry Shortcake blankets and my brother had GI Joe…..or was it Smurfs??  Anyway, it was very simple.  Simple in the fact that even when we were teenagers, there was no Internet, social media, or cell phones.  Simple.

Let me say this, I love those things and believe that they can be utilized for good, but I just don’t want it to consume my life.  I don’t want to not be able to communicate without them.

Social media and the internet remind me of things that I can’t have or that I really want and will not be able to afford.  There is a balance of course, but I just don’t want to get to a point of not being grateful for what I have and not day dreaming about things that I want.

I am not saying it’s not ok to dream about things that you want in life, but again, there must be a balance.  I want to be content with what I have and yet desire to achieve better.  Does that make sense?  I am not good at conveying sometimes, but I just wanted to share.

I had another conversation with this young man that gave me hope that the next generation desires morals, good relationships, and is kind of old school.



It’s a long weekend and I don’t have to be back at work until Tuesday!  What about you?  Do you have any plans this long weekend??

I think I’ll bake cookies this weekend too!





Anatomy of a good smoothie!













I hope you have a wonderful day!!


Not enough time in the day!

Hey guys, sorry for the absence this week, but I just kind of needed a break.  Time has escaped me this week and I just haven’t had time to blog…..but, that’s ok.  I have said this before, but I think it’s important to be your own person when it comes to doing something like this and if you need to step back or don’t have time to do it, than don’t.

It’s kind of been a long week.  I haven’t gotten home until nearly 7 all week and without talking about work too much, there was an issue that needed to be dealt with and it just broke my heart into pieces. 


So this morning I am just simply enjoying some coffee and enjoying the moment of waking up.  It really is a beautiful thing.


My workouts have been a bit off this week too, but this is what my week has looked like:


  • Monday:   Pump and Burn/30 minutes
  • Tuesday:   Rest
  • Wednesday:  Pump Revolution/55 minutes (my arms are still like jello!)
  • Thursday:   60 minute walk (turned into a 20 minute walk)
  • Friday:   Pump and Shred/45 minutes
  • Saturday:   Pump and flow/20 minute abs
  •  Sunday:   60 minute walk/run



It’s funny, I was talking to my brother last night and we brought up the fact that we just can’t stay up late anymore.  He said, “welcome to middle age.”  Lol!  We joke about it now because we used to just stay up late watching movies or even meeting friends and staying out all night.  Those nights are really gone.




I am kind of excited about this weekend…’s a long one!  I don’t have any big plans, but I am glad to be off for the next three days.  It’s been super hot the last couple of weeks so spending a lot of time outside is out.  Especially in the middle of the day when the temp could very well be over 100.  Morning, yes.  After the sun goes down, yes. 


I was mainly popping in just to say hello and that I hope your week has been a great one!  Hopefully, things will get back to some sort of routine and I will be back to posting more. 


Don’t forget to be kind today. 


I don’t have a hairbrush..

Morning my sweet friends!   How was your Saturday?  I hope you have a wonderful one.  My Saturday was a really great one.  As I said yesterday, I had to work but then I met my friend to help her clean out some things in her house.  We ended up cleaning out quite a bit from her bedroom and moving some things around.  We worked from 12:30 until about 8:15!  When I left I felt so proud for her. 


I have church this morning so I will be quick, but I just wanted to pop in and share this with you.  I am sure some of you have seen it already, but it’s such a great share. 



I am reminded that God speaks to us in so many different ways aaaand sometimes He tells us to do things that we just can’t understand…..but…….they are always good. 


Have a wonderful day my friends. 






Simply Saturday

Yay for the weekend!!  I am so happy that it’s Saturday people, I can’t tell you.  Yesterday was super busy at work….I mean, I don’t know where everybody came from but whew!  Brain overload!





When I came home from work I ended up just eating some dinner and then getting things ready for this morning…… laying out workout clothes, getting smoothie items together…. then I just headed onto bed.  It felt great to get there early and then sleep through the night.  I love sleep.  

This morning I got up bright and early and got my workout in and now I am ready for the day.  I have to work, but then I am meeting a friend to help her clean out a couple of closets.  Her husband past this year and so she is taking a big step to go through his things. 

Then….. We are going to go out for some dinner and then she is treating me to a movie!  Percy Jackson! ❤


I hope you guys have a great weekend and are doing something that you love and want to do! 


I think that I am going to make these

I have everything but the almond flour however, I think that I could sub some organic flour in it’s place.  We’ll see!




This Summer

I am so glad that today is Friday.  Not only is it the weekend, but it means we get to start another week on the right foot!  My braces are still causing my teeth to hurt a bit, but at least I don’t want to rip my teeth out anymore. 

With Fall fast approaching, I have been thinking about how much I have enjoyed this Summer.   How much change this summer brought about.  How my focus shifted from feeling so insecure, to not worrying about things.  About excepting myself for who I am and not stressing about a number on a scale.  Stop worrying about what others think of me and living my life anyway.   


There have been lots of hikes.







I was able to see the ocean for the first time





There was bowling




There’s been lots of reading



There’s been lots of baking







There have been hang out parties with these two






There was my first race






There was a Class Reunion




There have been new workouts






There have been summer drinks



I swear if Summer could have a taste, this would be it!



I’ll be honest, going into this season of Summer I wasn’t sure how things were going to go.  We all experience seasons in our lives and they sometimes can take our breath away.   What I realized was that knowing how things were going to go this summer was not something I needed to figure out.  I just had to live my life. 


Not just existing in life, but living in it.

Taking care to notice things around me that make me smile. 

Focusing on the positive

Stealing moments of solitude

Hoping in a future

A good future

Loving myself enough to take deep breaths

Living in each moment



Life really is beautiful.  This past Summer (even though it’s not over yet) has been a great one!  I can’t wait to see what Fall brings!


What about you?  How has your Summer been so far?


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