Faith Fitness and Laughter

The first Monday in 2012!

Well I don’t know about you, but I feel much better this morning!  Still a little congested and coughing, but all in all, much better.  When I went to bed last night, I really wanted to get up early this morning so that I could get back into some sort of routine.  Getting up at 5:30 tomorrow is probably gonna hurt.  😉  Anyway, it didn’t happen this morning.  I got up at 8:30, however, I did get a workout in and was thankful for that.


The Firm Cardio Dance Party

It’s only 30 minutes, so I worked in some upper body strength.  A total of 45 minutes.  🙂  After my workout I wasn’t sure what I wanted for breakfast, but ended up going with the egg, bacon, and bagel combo.

The organic blueberry jam was the icing on the cake so to speak…:)

Ok…..I have to share this!!  My mom has been doing Weight Watchers for months now and for the most part is doing really well.  I try to encourage her to incorporate some sort of exercise into her plan.  As most of you know, this is a part of any health plan.  My mom just turned 60 this past year, (she is going to kill me), and so I know her body is a little limited as to what she can do.  She just walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes!!  This is huge!  I am so proud of her and hope that she continues to do this.  🙂  Mom if you are reading this, and I know that you are, I love you!

I have to tell you this funny thing…..I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but I am hooked on a new show.  It’s called Finding Bigfoot  and it comes on the Animal Planet channel.  I love it!!  You would think that it would be kind of cheesy, and to a certain degree it is, but it really is interesting.  🙂  I am currently watching the latest episode right now.  😉

I meant to tell you yesterday!!  I finished my book!!  The Best of Me: by Nicholas Sparks aaaand I started a new one!

 The Lucky One

Also by Nicholas Sparks.  A movie, with the same name, is coming out this year and I wanted to get it read before the it came out.  I think it’s starring Zac Efron…..I just looked, it’s comes out April 20th.  🙂

Nutrition Tip:

I have been using raspberries in my smoothies lately and I wanted to really delve into the nutrition level of these red, deliciousness, fruits.  I found this link that really gives the ins and outs of this fruit.  Here is the link:  Raspberry Nutrition Facts  Enjoy!

Question:  What is your favorite fruit?   Do you go through fruit phases??

I hope you have a great day!


Happy New Year!!

Wow!  I can’t believe that it’s 2012!  This year has just zipped by so fast.  I know for myself, it’s been a year of growing and maturing.

Today has been filled with kleenex, Tylenol, and naps.  I opted out on going to church as to not pass this nice little bug that I have caught.  You know, one minute you can’t breathe and the next you have used an entire box of kleenex.  Between naps there have also been movies…..The lineup?  Rocky I, War of the Worlds (Tom Cruise version), and JFK.

Yesterday , for an afternoon snack I had a bowl of cereal.  I haven’t had cereal in such a long time and it was SO good!

The milk I used was Skim 🙂


Last nights dinner was my dad’s famous chili and it was just what the dr ordered….

I used a small bowl so that I could keep my portion down, and added some cheddar cheese on top.  After my bowl of chili, it was time for sleepy land.  And that is how I brought in the New Year!

Do you remember the commercial where they used this big nose??  I think it was for some sort of sinus medicine??  Anyway, that is exactly what I felt like when I woke up this morning.  I am the worst at taking medicine, but knew I needed something to take away the pressure.  Within 30 minutes of taking something the pressure was gone! Ahhhh 🙂

This morning’s breakfast was so good and it really hit the spot.


Scrambled eggs, one slice of turkey bacon, and one mini whole wheat Thomas bagel.  I also added some organic blueberry jam to the bagel.   This was probably around 8:30.  At 12:30 I was a little hungry, but didn’t really want much, so I went with a smoothie that included; Almond milk, frozen banana, frozen blueberries, flax, chia seeds, and peanut butter.

Here in the South there is a tradition that you cook black-eyed peas on New Years Day for good luck.  It’s something that my parents have always done and this year was no different.  My dad also made some cabbage and corn bread.  Yum!

I hope that you have had an amazing 2011 and that you are planning for an amazing 2012!


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