Friday, July 31, 2009

I am a Local Farmer

and you can be one too!

This is the second summer I have had a garden in my backyard and it is one of the easiest and most rewarding things I have ever done.

This year we planted strawberries, cantelope, watermelon, 2 kinds of bell peppers, 2 kinds of tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers.
All were very successful besides the strawberries. I think something might be eating those.

So now we have more tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers then we know what to do with...what a great and easy way to get your 5 servings of veggies for the day. Just walk in the back yard and start eating!

Here are the basics to having a garden of your very own:
Put the plant in the ground, water every few days and let nature take over.
It's that easy.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I am so connected to my music when I work out. If I get to the gym and have forgotten my mp3 player, I leave, seriously. I just can't get motivated without music.

Here is the playlist I have used the last couple of weeks in my cycling class. I really love it. There are some super upbeat songs and some more mellow ones. The best part is that there is a crazy fast song about 40 minutes in to get you reved up for the last 15 minutes of your workout.


1. Fireflies- Owl City

2. Louie-Ida Maria

3. Such Great Heights- The Postal Service

4. Calabria 2008 (Feat. MIMS and Natasja)-Enur

5. Are You That Somebody-Aaliyah

6. I Know You Want Me-Pitbull

7. White Light- Gorillaz

8. Fire Burning- Sean Kingston

9. Son's Gonna Rise-Citizen Cope

10. Gone Daddy Gone-Gnarls Barkley

11. Clark Gable- The Postal Service

12. Oh My God- Ida Maria

13. Untouched-The Veronicas

14. Heart of a Champion- Nelly

15. Ooh- Scissor Sisters

Thursday, July 9, 2009


How are you feeling today?
Have you taken time to stretch and loosen up your body?
I bet your shoulders feel tight. Are they tight?
What about your hamstrings?
The whole back side of your body?
How is your back?

Take a moment to stretch. You'll feel better because of it.

Stand up and do a forward bend.
Take your legs just more that hip width apart and then bend right at your waist. Reach for the floor. If you can't touch the floor, just reach for it. You'll get there if you practice.

Can you reach the floor comfortably? Start reaching behind you. Constantly challenge your flexibility.

Come up. Very slowly. Slower. One vertebrae at a time. Head comes up last.

Do a forward bend one more time. Hold for 10-20 seconds. Roll up slowly. Reach your hands above you. Stretch.

Feel better?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


What are your goals for the week? For the month? For the year?

Workout 5 times a week?
Eat 3 servings of veggies a day?
Start running?
Drink more water?
Join a gym?

Pick one and do it!

There is no time like the present to achieve your goals.