Sunday, January 30, 2011


Just a few pictures I have taken with my brand new camera lately...

How grateful I am for this earth and the beauty we have ALL around us

Spend some time in nature today and you just might have a totally
new VIEWPOINT on your life

We live in a beautiful, majestic world, my friends.
It is refreshing just walking in the woods 
or seeing the mountains when I step out of work
or running along a snowy trail
or sloshing through the huge puddles
or freeezing my bumm off getting to the gym.....
(okay that is a bit of a stretch as far as beauty goes)

All I am saying is step out, and view this world from a different eye tomorrow,
you just might surprise yourself!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

my secret love

is Frozen Yogurt. Ice Cream. Caramel. Almonds. More Caramel.  
Don't tell my husband ;)

I ate this glorious dessert 2 weeks ago with the husband celebrating my sister-in-law's birthday. It was AH-mazing and made me fall in love all over again with the above foods (minus the banana. ick!).

Luckily these foods don't show up often in my diet as I usually eat nutritious foods, or ELSE my husband would think something was competing for his love.....wink wink (I do eat nutritious nuts often though-they were just included because they were atop the dessert) 

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I have a lot of exercise mantras that keep me going and help me stay motivated. Want to hear some of them?

"You're stronger than you think you are"
"Only ___ minutes left" (and then I say it again and again until I finish
"Think about how good you'll feel after you're done" (to get my butt to the gym)
"If she can run that fast than so I can I!"
"It is only 10 hours out of the whole week!" *in reference to going to the gym and being physically active
"fuel your body right and it will carry you further"
"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can"
"Just one more Lady Gaga song...." :)
"Push through it"
"You get to have breakfast after you finish....." *I love my oatmeal in da mornin'!

I want to hear yours! What are some motivational things YOU tell yourself as you sweat it out at the gym, in the yoga studio, or on the sidewalk?