On Kindness

“Decorate your life

with random acts of kindness.”

-Paul Williams on SuperSoulSunday

Kindness-is-like-coffee

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Happy Sunday! ¬†ūüôā

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Random Cuteness

IMG_7254B’Dazzle is so handsome and is proudly wearing his first genuine leather men’s coat today! ¬†My baby is growing up!

Saturday this fierce little dude held it down in his position as nose-guard for our township’s Junior Varsity Football Team! ¬†He is lean, well-defined, weighs 86 pounds, and 4’9″ inches tall… And strong as a bull. It takes two and sometimes three football players on the defenders offensive line to stop him. ¬†Saturday’s game was a good one, but his team, the Eagles came out on top with a win of 14-12. ¬†Yay!!!

Who says size matter? ¬†Haha! Athleticism is much to do about heart, will, determination, dedication, and drive…. ¬†He’s got all that and then some!

Did I mention that he eats all kinds of veggies, including the one’s most kids love to hate like spinach, zucchini, and asparagus? ¬†When he’s in the kitchen with me, raw onions, garlic, and colored peppers are his favorite snacks. ¬†Is his unusual strength genetics? ¬†I don’t know, but I know that good nutrition in kids matter too. ¬†The earlier you start most kids on veggies, the greater the chances they will eat more of them.

Happy Monday; I hope it was a good one! ¬†ūüôā

 


Summer Fitness Fun

Fitness should not be boring and mundane.  Staying in shape is about having fun and finding creative ways to workout.

By now, everyone should know to take the stairs instead of elevators or escalators, but it goes further than that.

Hubby worked today so it was only me and B’Dazzle. ¬†After an hour of football camp, we played in the backyard. Listening to my favorite summer getaway tunes,¬†¬†Shaggy, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Straight No Chaser, I’m Yours/Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and whatever else Pandora came up with, we left the state. ¬†Ha! Ha!! Metaphorically speaking of course. LOL!

Complete relaxed and thankful at the same time.

Completely relaxed and thankful at the same time.

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We floated in the pool for bit then move to intense water gun and super soaker water fights.  My demise came with bat mitten.  After both of us missing the ball way too many times, we upped the ante.

These babies did me in with pushups.

These babies did me in with push ups.

Whoever missed a “catchable” ball/mitt had to do 10 push ups at the command of the other. ¬†I was certain that my son would be doing more push ups! ¬†Ha! ¬†The joke was on me. His hand-eye co√∂rdination is better than he let on. ¬†I found myself kissing the grass doing push ups at his command.

Up! Down! Up! Down! Don’t come up until I tell you too!

I stopped counting at 50!! ¬†Lol! ¬†He reminded me that that’s how it’s done in football.

Me: ¬†I’m mom!

B’Dazzle: ¬†Oh well, that’s how it’s done in football!!

He took great pride in standing over me counting.  So while he got to shout orders at mom, I got some exercise in too.  Lol! Had a blast with him out back.

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Enjoying a bag of Doritos.  Yuck!

Think fun and don’t take it so serious.

Speaking of fun, today I made one my favorite summer cocktails.

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I know the glass could have been nicer, but I needed a cup that would be stable while floating in the pool.

Mango Smoothie

1 cup of frozen mango
2 shots of Tequila
2 shots of Grand Mariner
splash of sweet and sour
1/2 cup or so of crushed ice

Combine ingredients in a smoothie cup.  Blend and serve in your favorite glass. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy!

This is not a low-calorie drink, but I’m human and occasionally¬†treat myself. ¬†I floated in the pool while enjoying my frozen treat.

I hope you enjoyed your day.

Thanks for stopping by!


To Do, Or Not To Do

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I’m so excited!! ¬†After grappling over vibrant fabric samples with cool textures, trying to figure out which color will look best against my tanned brown skin on stage, I finally decided.

I did it!!  There is NO turning back.

I ordered my suit for May’s competition!

Climbing out of bed daily with knotted up muscles and over indulging in poultry seven days a week at times has made training feel surreal, but putting a deposit on my suit has snapped me right out of my dream. ¬†It’s the real deal.

With seven weeks out, the intensity is rising.

On Saturday I attended a local ANBF Bodybuilding competition, which was helpful.  I know how my body should look, feel, and flow on the stage.  The images are permanently stamped in my mind.

Taking on this challenge was the right move for me. You know, life is just too darn short to sit around slighting yourself. ¬†I can’t do this… because.. blah…blah…blah…

I chose to do.  What about you?

Sweet dreams!