Faith Fitness and Laughter

Slow Down!

Happy Monday to you! 




Saturday went by super fast!  I worked and then headed to the grocery store to get a few things and made it home around 1:30.  I had borrowed my bosses push mower several months back so I had to load it up into my car and take it back to him later in the day.  The mower is pretty heavy and I didn’t have anyone to help me lift it so I did it all by myself.  Ugh.  I think that I might have stressed my lower back because it’s felt a bit tense ever since. 

On my way home from dropping it off I stopped by my brothers house to see the kiddos and to chat for a bit.  Then, it was back home for some quiet time.

I watched a movie and then went onto bed.


Sunday morning I slept in until 7:15 and that was glorious!  After church this morning I stopped by the store……again…… to pick up the ingredients to make Turkey quinoa burgers.  Want to see what I did yesterday afternoon??













Just a little food prep going on…

  • Quinoa turkey burgers
  • extra quinoa
  • steamed broccoli
  • fresh peaches


Turkey burgers:

  • 1 pound of turkey meat (93/7)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa
  • bread crumbs
  • ground Cheyenne pepper



I did managed to get some yoga in Saturday morning.  I actually didn’t feel like a goober or a klutz doing it!




Creeper in the kitchen!


I will admit that I am starting to feel a bit run down.  When I got up this morning, my entire body just hurt.  My left wrist is also swollen, but I am not sure how that happened.  My natural instinct is to just push through the pain and workout, but I’m not going to.  I think it’s crazy how I used to torture my body.  I’ll be honest, there are days that I forget that I am 38 and can’t do the things that I used to without some kind of pain.  But, I am also in the best shape of my life and can do things that I would have never dreamed of doing.  That said, I do think that it’s important to slow down a bit. 

My goal yesterday was to give my lower back a break and what did I do?  I mowed the entire yard, cleaned the carpet in one of the bedrooms, and did some other cleaning. 

I get off at 4:00 today and I think that I am going to do a long yoga session when I get home.  I have some different sessions and one in particular is for stress and just nice deep stretching.  Nothing strenuous. 




Question:  Is it hard for you to slow down and take a break?



I hope you have a great day!!


Boosting Your Metabolism

Morning my friends!  How are you on this Wednesday morning? 




This morning I was feeling a bit tight from all of the running and strength training that I have been doing, so when I saw that “yoga” was on my workout list to do today I was super excited!  Ahhhh…  Smile 




I found this on the internet and wanted to share it with you!   I know some of the items on this list aren’t Paleo (which I don’t do) friendly, but it’s a great list.



18 Foods to help boost your Metabolism:


Protein content: 2 g per half avocado
The protein in this fruit contains all 9 essential amino acids, plus heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Cheese and milk
Protein content: 6-7 g per oz; 9-10 g per 1 cup
Go for low-fat options-they generally contain more protein than fattier alternatives.

Protein content:
15 g per 1/2 cup
Its nougat like texture makes tempeh a smart stand-in for meat. Sauté, or crumble cooked tempeh over salads.

Protein content:
4 g per 1 cup (chopped)
This tasty veggie is a nutrient powerhouse. Enjoy it steamed or grilled, or toss chopped spears into salads. 

Protein content:
7-9 g per 1/2 cup (cooked)
Pair dried beans (think black beans, chickpeas, and lentils) with rice or quinoa for a complete-protein meal.

Greek-style yogurt
Protein content:
18 g per 6 oz
This thick and creamy treat packs nearly twice as much protein as other dairy sources; it’s great with fruit.

Tree Nuts
Protein content:
4-6 g per 2 Tbsp
A small handful of walnuts or almonds is great as a snack, mixed into yogurt or oatmeal, or on a salad.

Protein content:
8.5 g per 1/2 cup (shelled)
A single serving packs nearly every trace mineral your body needs, including iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Whey protein
Protein content:
24 g per 1 oz
Add a scoop to smoothies or water for a quick protein hit. Avoiding animal products? Try soy protein powder.

Protein content:
5 g per 1 cup (cooked)
Of all the leafy greens, spinach boasts the highest protein content. Try it sautéed with a bit of garlic.

Protein content:
12 g per 3 oz
Made from soybeans, this low-cal, versatile protein will take on any flavor, from Asian to barbecue.

Fish and shellfish
Protein content:
28 g per 4 oz
Whether it’s salmon, halibut, or tuna, seafood is a great catch. Aim for 3 to 5 servings a week.

Protein content:
5-9 g per 1 cup (cooked)
These hearty, grainlike seeds (quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat) have more protein than traditional grains.

Protein content:
12 g per 2 eggs; 14 g per 4 egg whites
However you prepare them, eggs and egg whites are smart fuel for muscles.

Poultry and pork
Protein content:
28 g per 4 oz
Family favorites like skinless chicken and pork make it easy to score plenty of protein at each meal.

Hemp seeds
Protein content:
10 g per 2 Tbsp
Great for soups and salads, these seeds have 8 of the 9 essential amino acids that build muscle.

Cottage cheese
Protein content:
14 g per 1/2 cup
Eating a scoop doesn’t mean you’re on a diet–it means you’re muscle savvy. Try adding it to smoothies.

Protein content:
28 g per 4 oz
Look for the absolute leanest cuts, like round roast or top sirloin. Try bison for a leaner red-meat alternative.







Cleaning out my IPhone!!















Guilty Pleasure.  Iced coffee….plain.  No sugar. 












I used to work with these two lovely ladies at Sonic…   Ahh, that was so long ago! 




Have a great day!!


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