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Loved This Workout’

31 Jul

This was a fun workout! I was in a drag-ass kind of mood going to the gym and dug this up for lack of anything better to do. It was a great change of pace from my usual rotation of workouts. Give it a try! 🙂 You won’t be sorry.


Dead Lifts, Push Ups, & Box Jumps….Oh My!

10 Jul

Here is the workout I did today. 15 minutes doesn’t sound like much, but while you are doing this workout you will feel like time is cruelly ticking by at a snails pace. Total ass-kicking combination to be sure.
I was able to complete 6 rounds in the allotted time. I will give this a try again in about 10 days. Good stuff!


Kale Salad Trial and Error

11 Jun

I love kale salad. I usually get a half pound or so at the salad counter for a quick meal.
Today I had a wild hair to try to make it myself. It’s pretty good, but could use some improvement. Not sure what though.

So today’s efforts include this list of ingredients:
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Green onion

For the sauce/dressing

1 avocado
Apple cider vinegar
Rice vinegar
Lemon juice
Sesame oil
A tiny garlic clove <—- I'm thinking this can be left out next time, not good.
Almond milk until the desired consistency.

The verdict- not bad for my first attempt, but I like the store bought better. I will keep plugging away though.

Serpent’s Trail Mascot

5 Jun

Shared the trail with this guy today.

I am much more fond of lizards than snakes. I have encountered 4 snakes in the past couple of weeks. I’m kind of at my end with these guys. 😁

Push Up Punishment

3 Jun

I saw this workout over at Femme Fabulous .

I did a 1/4 mile run, then set 1.
Then 1/4 mile run, set 2, and so on, ending with a 1/4 mile run.

Yeah, that was a beast, but fun though. I am one of those weirdos who actually likes push-ups.

Coconut Oil is My Windex

23 May

So, surely you remember the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. If you haven’t seen it, go out and get it and watch it right now. I’ll wait. 💬💬💬💬💬💬💬

Ok, got it, watched it…..good.

You know how Gus had this thing for Windex? Well I have this thing for Coconut Oil.


(I picked up this info graphic from Femme Fabulous )

Anyway, I slather this stuff on myself about 3 times a day. Seriously, I use it on my hair, I use it all over my body (I haven’t purchased lotion in months), I feel like a scaly old alligator without it.

Out of sunscreen? Eh, I’ll just make some out of this coconut oil and zinc oxide.
Lotion? Don’t need it, got my coconut oil.
Lip balm? I’m good…….coconut oil mixed with a little vitamin oil.
Moroccan oil for my hair? I’ll just see what this coconut oil can do.
Vegan “butter” on toast? No thank you, I’ll just use my coconut oil instead.

You get the idea.

Last night, my son and I were watching his sister play softball. The mosquitos were thick (and big) and my boy was getting devoured. I, on the other hand, was not bitten once.

He was all, “What the hell, why are they only coming after me!?”
I said, “I don’t know, must be the coconut oil (mixed with tea tree oil) I used earlier, they aren’t bothering me at all.”
To that he replied, “You need to seek treatment for your coconut oil addiction.”

Fast forward to the end of the game…. He’s itchy as hell saying, “I’m going to need some of that coconut oil bug repellant of yours for the next game.”

The other day, while on a hike, I got a scratch on my arm from a branch. So I cleaned the area and rubbed in come coconut oil on it. My son looked at me and said, “Neosporin, ever heard of it?” I said, “I’m good, got my coconut oil.” He shot back with, “Whatever, Gus Portokalos.”

What can I say……Coconut oil is my Windex. 🙂

This Was An Awesome Workout

22 May

I did this workout yesterday. The first time I did it (a month or so ago),I had to do the 20 & 30 rep sections in increments of 10, and even then I was beat.

Yesterday, I threw in box jumps for the hell of it.

I was happy to see improvement. I was able to do the 10 & 20 rep sections all the way through. For the 30 rep, I still had to break it down (deadlifts: 15-10-5, push-ups: 15-15, kb swings 22-8).

Super tired at the time, but got over it quickly. So my goal for the next time I do this is to get through the 30 reps in one shot.


Thank you Femme Fabulous for sharing this awesome workout.

Rattlesnake Canyon

18 May

So I decided to check out these Arches everyone’s always raving about. This canyon did not disappoint! What an awesome display! 



Lunch LoopTrails

15 May

Perfect morning at the Lunch Loop Trails


Mica Mine Hike

15 May

Today I took the time to check out the Mica Mine hike (located at the Bangs Canyon Trailhead). It was a 2.6 mile round trip hike.


It was a beautifully scenic trail. Short, but that’s ok because it was a hot one today!


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