Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This and That

How is your summer going? Ours is off to a great start! I watched a really good movie the other day..."Walk the Line." It's 12 years old and I just watched it for the first time, y'all! I was surprised at how much I liked it. It was very interesting, for sure. Oh, and are y'all watching the new series called "Downward Dog?" It's so cute! A talking dog...that gets me every time. :) It comes on again tonight at 7 on ABC. 

I've been pretty good at keeping up with my exercise routine this summer, but I was getting bored with just the treadmill. I wanted to incorporate something new into my routine, so I got one of these fitness balls...

I love it! When I'm bouncing on it, I can't help but think of Dwight on "The Office" though. Lol! It came with a little instruction booklet with recommended exercises. My favorites are push ups seen here...

And the ball pass seen here...

I knew it was working when I woke up with sore muscles the next day. :) I'm enjoying doing these exercises first, then running/power walking on the treadmill. It's good to mix things up a bit. 

While we're on the topic of exercise and keeping healthy, I wanted to share these with y'all. These have been on my lunch rotation for several months now...

Some of you have asked how I stay on track when I'm also posting about all those ice cream treats I've been finding. Good question! Lol! As far as the ice cream and other treats, I usually only have a couple of spoonfuls. That seems to satisfy my sweet tooth. And honestly, I could go forever without ever eating ice cream or pie. Now cake and cookies might be a little harder. ;) And if given the choice between a juicy steak and freshly baked bread, I'd pick bread every single time. :) I'm not much of a meat eater. 

I've mentioned this before, but if you're not much of a meat eater either, sometimes you can get low on iron. I found a great way to incorporate more iron into my diet...

Just one cup of Frosted Mini Wheats provides 90% of your daily iron requirement. Also, Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, so if you take a Vitamin C along with your cereal, that'll help even more. Just a little PSA for you today. :) 

I also weigh myself every morning. I definitely indulge in treats every now and then, like the ice cream cake we had for my son's graduation party and every Friday is "Pizza Friday" around here. We also make a weekly stop at Chick fil A. But for the most part, I try to eat pretty healthy the rest of the time. You can't deny yourself treats all the time or it'll backfire. When I do indulge, I try to run a little farther on the treadmill for the next couple of days. Not too much farther, but maybe another half mile or so. 

In other news, I found another new hair product to try and it works great! It's Pantene Pro-V Smoothing Combing Creme. It's a leave in combing creme and it fights frizz like a champ! I like it as well as my all time favorite, Suave Sleek Anti Frizz Smooth and Shine Cream. Some of you were having trouble finding the Suave one, so I wanted to report this one is really good too. 

I wash and condition like usual, then after towel drying my hair, I apply this and comb it through. Then I blow dry as usual, then use my curling iron to further smooth it out while adding in a little bouncy curl. I love how it keeps my hair practically frizz free.

Speaking of curling irons, I picked this one up the other day. I'd been wanting a bigger barrel for looser curls, so I got this one...

It seems to be just right for producing those big loose curls. :)

This is my attempt to take a pic of my big loose curls, lol...

I recently mentioned my son went to New Braunfels with friends. They rented an airbnb and look what was waiting for them right outside their door...

He said there were so many deer just lounging around like this! He's never been so close to one before. I thought that was so neat! 

Here's another pic from their little vacation...

Gosh, I love these kids! 

Y'all have a great day!



  1. You always find the best stuff. Glad that you're still keeping fit. For me going to the gym is a must to stay motivated! It helps when I see I'm not the only one exercising. They have those giant balls at my gym too. I should try using them sometime.

  2. Thanks for the good tips...again! I've been wanting a big barrel curling iron as well. Just need to let my hair grow out just a teeny bit more - which is so hard! Did you pick it up at Walmart:)

    Hope your summer keeps going so well!

    1. I did pick it up at Walmart and it was pretty inexpensive too. Maybe around $15? But yes, you do need to have pretty long hair for it to work. I'm still letting mine grow out some too and yep, it's frustrating at times. :) Happy summer!

  3. That was "a good hair day" for sure...very very pretty big loose curls!! Have you tried the lean cuisine spring rolls..mercy I love them, they are so good!! Hey, I didnt know that about the shredded wheat, thanks for the tip!Oh yes, we watched the new dog show and IT IS SO SO SO CUTE, WE LOVED IT!! Was the "walk the Line" the old Johnny cash one? I'm a big Johnny Cash fan, so wondered. That was a great movie.

  4. PS....y'all are not in the path of this big storm are you?????? keep me posted okay?? thanks


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