Finishing Touches

My blog has everything from unhealthy recipes to workout routines to book reviews to DIY projects. WEIRDLY describes me. I know I know…not the way to be a successful blogger. I will organize this blog once I decide what I want it to be about.

 

Any who…I felt like it was missing the artistic side of me which is well a big part of me. So here goes a random post which I may regret later because there are no water marks on my amateur photos. They are CREEPtastic!

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Splintered, Unhinged, & Ensnared

I have been gone from my blog because I have been too busy dreaming and making memories! oh and I graduated college and got a job. So the boring, responsible STUFF has been in the way as well.

I started this new journal where I do nothing but write down the things that I daydream about, the things I dream about, and the things I have nightmares about. It allows me as an artist to keep track of all the great things my mind creates that typically get lost. I use it most often after finishing a book series or after waking up from a crazy dream. The weird part is that I actually enjoy reading what I wrote later.

Recently I picked up the Splintered series and I am hooked. WOW! I thought my imagination was crazy, this book creates creatures and landscapes I could never dream up on my own. It is the absolute perfect book. It has the creepy, dark side and of course the LOVE STORY (which always wins my heart). Yes, I love the ‘LOVE’ in this book….but the world that the author (A.G. Howard) created is what makes me crazy for this series. I envy the author for her ability to create such madness! She is my muse and after reading this series I MUST paint, paint, and paint some more! So much creepTASTIC inspiration! Click the image below to go to her page!

 

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30 Day Challenge

I created a calender for the next 30 days.

It includes two 30 day challenges; Ab Challenge and Squats. It also includes the couch to 5k.

The Ab Challenge starts on DAY 5 because the first 4 days were just too simple for me. The 5K started on Week 3 for the same reason.  Here is my personal Calendar that I started YESTERDAY!

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Here is a calendar I made for anyone that wants to try out all three challenges just like I did. It starts from Day 1, Week 1 for each challenge!

IT STARTS ON A TUESDAY because I thought you would want to get started right after Memorial day weekend!! Your Welcome!

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Nick Burgs

This is by far not the healthiest meal ever, but it is delicious and a great summer meal.

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Nutrition facts following the exact recipe (myfitnesspal nutrition calculator)
Preferred spices: 1/4 C beer and 2 tsp Adobo <—- where 53% of the sodium comes from)
Preferred toppings: 1 plain hamburger roll, 1Tbsp Ketchup, 1Tbsp light Mayo, 1 thin slice onion, 1 slice tomato, and about 1 inner lettuce leaf.

Per serving:

Calories: 340 Carbs: 32 Fat: 13 Protein: 22 Sodium: 1088 Sugar: 9

PointsPlus: 9    Old Points: 12

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As long as you have the velveeta and the green bell pepper, you can use anything for seasoning and flavor.

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Trimmed and Lively

My dreams these days are migrating towards a healthier lifestyle. This post is just an amateur post about living healthy and what I have learned in the last couple months.

Staying motivated and enjoying the work out is what will help you accomplish that lifestyle change.

My recommendation is to Print this out and hang it on your wall!

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Steps 6-8 are the most difficult for me.

I change things a little with the second interval. I do 30 second mountain climbers and then do another 1 minute step ups. I also change the push ups by doing as many as I can and then I do a 30 second plank. If you replace an exercise make sure you are replacing it with an equivalent. For instance do not replace mountain climbers with crunches. The mountain climbers are there to get your heart pumping. I hate cardio as much as the next (possibly more) but it is an important part of your exercise routine. You need it to help you lose your fat.

It is also important to give yourself a break. Take 30 second breaks before moving onto the next exercise and make sure you take a day off. I need a day off or I get worn out and give up. I  do this routine M-W-F and run Tuesday and Thursday. I leave the weekend open because I typically make plans. If I am around the house I will still do light work outs like 25 sit ups or 50 jumping jacks.

I listen to Beyonce when I work out. I start my workout with her “Move Your Body” video as a warm up. It is a cute little dance video that is pretty easy to follow along with. The playlist is  a little over 43 minutes total. It is also a great way for me to keep track of how long my work out has been. I know if I hit the “Countdown” video I am just about done for a 20 minute workout. If I fell up to it, I keep going.

In case you are interested in my Beyonce playlist here you go!