Posts Tagged ‘exercise’
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to exercise I have to admit that I don’t get enough of it. I don’t run or jog but I do like to walk both outdoors, weather permitting and in the evenings on my elliptical, energy permitting – lol.
However, my favorite exercise of all times is working outside in the yard. During this time of the year hubby and I spend our Sunday afternoons outside doing yard work. He mows the lawn, trims and edges the walkway, while I cut back the Spring and Summer foliage and pull those weeds which never seem to stop growing!
Autumn is the best time of the year to work outside because it’s not too hot nor too cold, and listening to music makes it even more enjoyable. While hubby rides the lawnmower, he is listening to music from an iPhone in his pocket and headphones on his ears.
While I trim trees and hedges I’m listening to music with an iPhone nestled securely in a Limm iPhone Armband with buds in my ears. The Limm iPhone Armband keeps the iPhone safe and secure with an adjustable and stretchable strap that doesn’t interfere with my arm movements.
The Limm iPhone Armband is made of a material that keeps the phone protected from sweat and has a built in pocket to hold a single key, so if you are out for a run or walk, just tuck your house, desk or car key inside. If your exercise regiment also includes working outdoors and you want to listen to music while you work, try this Limm iPhone Armband, which would also make for a great stocking stuffer, you can order one today from Amazon.com
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world. Sunday is Father’s Day and the stores have been advertising great gift ideas for dads, everything from ties to tires. However, if you are like me and the father of your children is over fifty, you know there are some gifts that you can give him that are better than anything bought in a store.
Here a just 5 suggestions of Dad’s Day Gifts for Fathers over 50
Eating Right: as a man gets older, good nutrition plays an even more important role in how well he ages. Hubby and I were in the grocery store and one of the ingredients that we focused on was sodium. The daily recommended amount of sodium should not come from just one meal. Have you checked the sodium content in a can of soup, you’d be surprised just how much there is. I enjoy cooking so when shopping we purchase more fresh fruits and veggies, fish, turkey and less red meat. Hubby still likes his sweets but has cut down considerably since his surgery, so this weekend I’ll make him a little treat like this No-Bake Cheesecake.
Staying Active: staying physically active is important for everyone, and even more so for men as they age. Whether it’s taking a walk together after a meal, going to the gym, swimming at the Y, lifting weights or playing golf, men need to keep their bodies physically active. Having a healthy sex life is also important for men over the age of 50, not only because it’s a great form of exercise but it could reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. Remember ladies, the marital bed is undefiled (Hebrews 13:4), so give him a good workout!
Looking Good – men enjoy looking into the mirror and seeing a healthy smile, a well groomed face and hair as much as we like seeing them. So give him a compliment when you see him using body washes, lotions, and other grooming products. This not only makes him feel good but it also gives him a boost of confidence that is a gift that keeps on giving!
Healthy Sleep – turn off that TV, iPod, Tablet, iPhone and the lights for a good night’s rest, which is rejuvenating and slows the aging process. If you have a lumpy mattress or ill fitting sheets, perhaps you may need new set of linen or a new mattress especially if it’s older than half his age!
Prevention – an annual checkup is definitely vital for a healthy and happy life, so when your man makes an appointment he should ask to have the following tests completed during that visit:
Blood sugar level
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
What is the best gift you have given your hubby or significant other?
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, I will be thinking about mine on what would have been his 52nd Dad’s Day
Rest in Peace Pops!
I HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK AT 6:00 FOR THE #WWDPARTY
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014
Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday
Did you know that heart disease is the biggest killer of women, more than breast, ovarian and cervical cancer combined. The scariest thing about heart disease for women is that over 64% of them who die suddenly of a heart attack had no previous symptoms.
Heart disease is caused by plaque in the blood vessels which was once very hard to detect. This plaque clogs the arteries and makes the heart a ticking time bomb. Now a new breakthrough discovered by a cardiologists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has made detection easier.
In women not all heart attacks look like that of a man clutching his chest in pain. For women the warning signs are more subtle and may be confused as being menopausal symptoms, but they should not be ignored:
- Sweating – excessively drenched in perspiration
- Nausea or Dizziness – you may vomit or feel like you want to pass out
- Breathlessness – 58% of women report panting or inability to carry on a conversation
- Sleeplessness – in the month before a heart attack, 50% report having trouble sleeping
- Anxiety – a sense of doom or fear, your body is telling you something, trust those instincts
Paying attention to these signs and getting proper medical care can be the difference between life and death, so please make an appointment to see your physician.
“Go Red for Women” and protect your heart by living healthy:
- Quit Smoking
- Consistent Exercise
- Manage Stress
- Eat Healthy
- Take the heart healthy checkup (here) to stay healthy for yourself and for your loved ones!
Stay Heart Healthy!
I am truly thankful for being an ex-smoker, for my wonderful family, friends and of course my faith.
I am also over-the-top thrilled and thankful for having my post published on the Parade Magazine website. If you didn’t get a chance to read it (click here).
Now it’s your turn, what are you thankful for this week?
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!
What in the world happened to June – it just flew by without saying “Goodbye” or anything! Before I knew it, it was July and my second month of Nutrisystem foods had arrived before I posted the results on Day 28.
Take a look back, this was me on Nutrisystem – Day 1.
Here I am on Day 39 ….
Notice a difference, not much right? Because I only lost 5 pounds!!!
Now let me explain….there was this LOOONG Holiday weekend….LOTS of wine and NO workouts….
Now I am back on the program, we will be attending a Wedding in August and I want to lose another 5 pounds. I am eating my Nutrisystem meals, doing a little more exercise and there’s no more long holiday weekends so I should be fine…huh, what…oh the wine….nevermind…that is all!
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Hello Friends, are you having a fun day!
Do you remember as a child spending hours outside running and playing games all day long? Laughing, yelling, sweating and imagining, making up the rules as you went along, just plain fun. What were some of your favorite games, I remember some of mine were:
Red Light Green Light 1 2 3
Chinese Jump Rope
But my all time – #1 favorite game was “That’s My Car”…which I’m still playing today!
This Mercedes belongs to a friend…but last week it was “my car!”
A girl can dream can’t she?
Now go outside and play – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Monday!
I hope you had a wondeful weekend and that your work week got off to a good start. Today is the first day of my weight loss program with Nutrisytem and I am extremely excited, really looking forward to not only losing pounds and inches but once again concentrating on portion control. I am not going to bore you with daily updates on what I ate or how many pounds I did or did not lose, I just want to feature my look on Day 1 so that at the end of the month we’ll all see a noticeable difference.
I will wear this dress again on Day 28
Cuff – CitiTrends // Bag – Ross
Day 1 meals are complete, now heading downstairs to workout
Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!
2008 – caregiver to my grandmother
2009 – grandmother passed away
2010 – kicked a 35 year addiction to nicotine
2011 – pre-menopause
2012 – menopause
2013 – no more excuses
The time has come to get serious about this excess weight gain before it gets out of control – no more excuses! I want to be 152 by the time I am 52 on September 20th!
FRIDAY’s FOODIE FEATURE (a day late)
Nutrisytem is a convenient way to lose weight, it’s a program that I’ve used before to successfully lose over 20 lbs, however, didn’t keep it off with all the anxieties plaguing me at the time. Now that I am living a somewhat stress-free lifestyle, I know I’ll be able to keep the weight off this time. Nutrisystem teaches portion control and the importance of “good carbs”. Keeping a daily tracker of food intake, water consumption and exercise also helps me with my weight loss goal. The Nutrisystem plan may be a little pricey but I was able to get a slight discount through my employee benefits program at work.
I had the option to chose menu items al-la-carte style but decided on the standard 28-day fare, which includes dinner items such as spinach ravioli, veggie lasagna pizza, chicken pot pies; lunch items such as tuna salad, red beans and rice, Kung Pao Noodles, fudge bars; and breakfast items such as cinnamon streusel muffins, oatmeal, banana nut muffins, and whole wheat bagels.
These foods in combination with grocery items are designed to keep me full and satisfied long after each meal. Snacks and desserts are also included with items like, popcorn, peppermint cookie patty, chocolate chip pudding, and almond bars. I also ordered the protein shake mix in Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee and Strawberry which are great morning starters.
On Sunday I’ll shop for the supplemental “Smart Carbs” which take longer to digest, foods like fruit, whole wheat bread, beans, hummus and brown rice. And “Power Fuels” like eggs, lean meat, fish, cheese, yogurt and nut butters, ie. peanut and almond butter. So with all the variety of foods, the right portions and combinations this should put me back on the right track!
WISH ME LUCK!
*This is not a paid endorsement nor a sponsored post for Nutrisystem – all opinions are 100% my own*
A few weeks ago I was nominated for another Very Inspiring Blogger Award by The Big Forest, a blogger from the UK whose pictures always delight me. If in the real world we could present these types of awards to people who we’ve never met but simply enjoy what they represent I think the world would be a better place. I am always honored and humbled to receive recognition from a fellow blogger and take great pride in nominating others.
The rules of acceptance are:
Display the award logo on your blog
Link back to the person who nominated you
State 7 things about yourself
1. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio;
2. Raised in New Rochelle, NY;
3. In my next life I want to be a beach bum;
4. It takes a lot to make me angry and I can’t remember the last time I was;
5. I am 3.5 years nicotine free and being a quitter was the best decision of my life;
6. I look for the good in everyone, however, some people make it very difficult;
7. I hate to sweat, therefore, I hate to exercise, but have to in order to balance out my love of carbs
Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them
In no particular order I am nominating the following bloggers whose posts I enjoy reading:
Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements
Have a wonderful night – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday
It’s a warm December day in the Delaware Valley and I hope it’s the same “in your neck of the woods” – I love Al Roker! Saturday my girlfriend told me about her daily Zumba workout so last night I pulled up some YouTube videos and tried it. Man oh man it was an awesome workout, I loved it and will definitely try it every night to fight off these excess lbs that have attached themselves to my body!
Today’s outfit is almost totally thrifted, the blouse, skirt and shoes were all thrifted from Goodwill
Reversible Two-Tone Belt – Avon // – Necklace & Earring Set – Jewelrymax.net // Watch – Joan Rivers Collection via QVC outlet
This afternoon, I may pull out my sneakers from under my desk and go for a brisk walk.
Linking up today with Thrifters Anonymous – hop on over and meet a new blogger
Monday…Monday…Monday…coming off a high carb, no exercise weekend and it shows! Saturday afternoon we went to a friend’s Bar-B-Que and the food was awesome! They had jerk chicken, fried chicken, barbecue chicken, mac and cheese, peas and rice, green beans, corn, salmon cakes, pasta salad, green salad, ribs, beer, wine, coolers and other adult beverages. I had a few pieces of jerk chicken, peas and rice and 2 salmon cakes because our hosts are from Trinidad so you know it was authentic finger-lickin, slam yo mama good! I thought about taking pictures but decided to only feature the 3 bottles of hot sauce, one of which was the “3 5 7 Mad Dog” and I definitely needed a shot of milk after tasting this one!
H&M Skirt – Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop // Ruffled sleeveless top – Ross // Shoes – Charlotte Russe// Bracelets, Ring, Earrings – Jewelry Box