Tag Archive | Fitness

Savvy Curls with Kathleen Shelfer

The Savvy Curls new commercial is out.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

If you would like to purchase a Savvy Curls Curling Headband, please contact me here or go to…

http://www.SavvyCurls.com, but don’t forget to use my Client Code for your discount and to link you directly to me.

Client Code: kats1 (all lower case)

I can’t wait to see your results!  🙂

xo

A Sweet Sunday

Today was a good day.  It stated out with watching a couple of episodes of Orange is the New Black in bed. Relaxing and easing into the day.

About 9:30 I rolled out of bed, washed my face, brushed my teeth, moisturized, brushed my hair, then threw on some clothes. Down the stairs I went. Had an apple and gathered my things to head out with my family to the beach.

Sunday is the rest of my families day to hang out with the guys and the kids.  They’ve done soccer, ultimate frisbee and now they are on to beach volleyball. It’s a joy to watch them all gather, join teams and play for fun.  All of the laughter and smiles on their faces makes me so happy inside.  I truly enjoy watching them on Sundays.

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After a bit of watching the guys, my friend, Laura, and I walked over to Armida’s tasting room for a little wine tasting. It’s always a treat, both the wine and the wonderful company.

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After some wine tasting and great conversation, I made my short trek back home.  I had some wonder food to prepare.

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Today I made Falafel’s, Garlic Hummus, Basil Pesto and Mint Garlic Pesto. All from scratch. Everything turned out beautiful.  Super yummy too.

We had the Falafel’s and some of the hummus for dinner. I’ll use both of the pesto’s this week with my meals. Yum! 🙂

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I baked a batch and also friend a batch.  I wanted to be able to compare them.

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Garlic Hummus

Garlic Hummus

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Basil Pine Nut Pesto

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Mint Basil Cashew Pesto

By the way… the hummus came out kick-ass! Maybe I should rename it, Kathleen’s Kick-Ass Garlic Hummus? Ha! 🙂

xo

Brilliant!

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This really stuck with me today. It can’t express how I feel any better.  It also reminds me of what I need to do in my life. What I think about constantly, but don’t follow through with. That I need to just speak and not walk on eggshells. That I need to do more for myself and what makes me feel good.  

I want to thank, Rachael, a friend on Facebook. One of the very few friends that I have on Facebook, that I have never actually met in person. I adore your drive for life. For peace. For health. For education.  ♥

xo

Food Freak-Out

This commercial freaks me out every time I see it. Scares me really.

When I was at the grocery store today getting some tortilla chips and cereal for my Boys, along with a few other items, I look around freaked out. I bought the  few things I needed, then I only bought Bananas, Grapes and Cuties in the produce area. I didn’t even see a reason to get anything else. I told myself that I would just hit the fruit stand today later on.

What it all comes down to, is that things have really changed since I was a kid. Yeah, the soda and snacks are still around, but the ingredients have changed. It scares me. I also scares me how much more of it all there is. I don’t want to give my children something that I would regret for their health later. Yes, I said regret. I say that, because I don’t believe in regrets for myself, but for my children it would kill me if I wasn’t feeding them healthy enough today and it affected their health later.

It is up to me to teach them right from wrong. Healthy, and non healthy. I most comfortable with beef, chicken and seafood. Along with fresh vegetables and fruit. Rice on occasion. Pasta on occasion too. It’s hard to care for others.

Don’t get me wrong, I still bake with sugar, butter and flower.  I would way rather bake for my children than to buy them junk from the store.  It’s not every day though.  I’m hoping that I can teach them some balance.

I saw this video again today after Super Bowl, because I was in my Weight Watchers account. Logging my 3.7 ounces chicken breast that I just ate for lunch. I clicked on the link and it just struck me.  Hard.  Sometimes I feel like what they eat is so out of my hands, it freaks me out.  Sigh, I just worry about their healthy future.

Just thought I would share my thoughts. 🙂

xo

Shrink Yo’Self Fitness Challenge Week 1

Yesterday our first Shrink Yo’Self Fitness Challenge {Annoucement} was made.  It was pretty simple I thought.  Well, that is if I get my ass up and do it.  Exercise is pretty much the hardest thing for me.  While doing it I am fine. It is just the DOING IT part that I have a hard time with.  Getting to where I need to go.  Turning on that video/game.  Picking up a kettlebell.  If you have read my past blogs at all you know that I have done many things to exercise and usually love each of them.  It is just keeping going that is my problem. If I have any situation that keeps me from going,or doing it, that’s it.  I get stuck all over again.

I have gotten off topic, so I will get back to what the first Challenge is.  We are asked to do either 20 minutes of vigorous exercise three times weekly OR 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times weekly. Not so bad right?  Nope! Soooo, I did exercise today. I did 5.01 miles in 35 minutes.  Not my quickest, but wonderful never the less.  It felt good to get out and bike.  It was fun too since I went with my Husband and my friend Kim.  We will be doing it again tomorrow.  I figure I need to try to get in 4 more days this week.  I like to get on my bike, so that is what I am going to focus on until I can get back to Bikram.  I’m happy that I got out today!  🙂

xo

It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 153

Weight:  175

Size:  12/13/14

Exercise:  4 different leg machines today and the treadmill for 2 miles.

Today was my first day back to the gym since my 3-Day walk.  It really did feel great.  We started out with working on some leg machines.  My Orthopedic said that I need to strengthen my inner thigh muscles, which will in-turn strengthen my knees.  Sounded good to me.

After the leg machines we got on the bikes… yeah, I only lasted like 5 minutes on the bike, because it was hurting my ass like hell.  Off to the treadmill I went.  2 miles there, then headed home.

On the drive home I kept saying how happy I was that we worked out today.  It really felt great.  I even came home and took a long nap.  One I think that I have needed for the past several days.  Hmmmm… I liked that.

It was a great day!    Now I am off to do my sit-ups.  🙂

xo

It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 120

(This post is written for yesterday.)

Weight: 179

Size: 13/14

Exercise:  5 miles on the treadmill.

Today I felt great working out at the gym.  I got on the treadmill and went for it.  No shin-splints, just a little sore in the hip-flexor on my right leg.  I did most of my walk on a 3.7, which is pretty fast walk for me.  I tried to shoot up to 4.o, but it is just not a comfortable pace for me.  I cranked it up to 5.2 for about half a mile and ran a little bit to get my heart rate up too.  All-in-all it was a great session.  🙂

xo