Sunday, June 28, 2009

Skinny It Up Lemon Cow!

Summer in a Cup My Way!

1 1/2 c. Vanilla Icecream
1 c. Lowfat Natural Vanilla Yogurt
2 c. Crushed Ice
Juice from 1/2 a lemon (more if you like)
Zest of 1 Lemon
Couple splashes of 1% milk

Blend on high!

Serve in 5 party cups with lemon slice & paper umbrella!

HERE'S THE BEST PART... Approx. 115 calories per serving!

(The original calls for soft serve ice cream & lemonade concentrate!)
My version is not only MUCH MUCH better for you but tastes better too!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A New Day

Journal Entry from July 2007

Some days we are very motivated to accomplish our goals and other days we are not. Life would be wonderful if we always felt motivated on a daily basis to accomplish our dreams and our goals... but there will be days when we feel frustrated and defeated.


There will be days when you don't feel like following your eating/exercising plan. So how do motivated people stay motivated?

Their emotions don't rule them! Successful people stay motivated because they do a little each day to accomplish their goal despite how they feel. There is no magic solution for increasing motivation. You just accomplish a little each day, even on days when you don't feel good or motivated. Like the old Nike saying goes "Just Do it"! You know I am a Nike girl... always have been!

So you blew it... gained what you lost, didn't workout all week (or longer), overate, etc. If so, then wait for hunger before you eat next, workout TODAY, & for overeating, well your job is to remember how crappy you felt after doing so. It physically hurts... within seconds your stomach literally HURTS! YUCK! You don't want that.

It's a new day! The darkness will flee.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Watch you like a hawk.

My mother always use to tell me as I would walk out the front door... 

"Remember who you are!  You never know who might be watching."

Likewise, our own children watch everything we do as parents.  
Don't they? EVERYTHING!
I use to watch my parents. For example my mother would do her hair & make-up every single day. 
Sometimes towards the end of the day, I'd find her freshening her lipstick. 

I'd ask, "Where ya goin'?" 
Her reply with a smile would be, "Nowhere. Your dad is on his way home from work."

I find myself following in her footsteps & my girls asking me the same question.

"A good example is the best sermon." ~Ben Franklin
A month ago I was in Idaho with my parents. I loved having them both all to myself! 

For the first day or so my dad got out his fancy pants camera & took some shots of me. It was so fun! He loves photography & is quite good at it I might add. The photo above my mother labeled 'LadyHawk'. Look closely. My artsy parents are truly the best. I'm so grateful for their examples.

The skinny...

I was recently asked my opinion regarding the "healthy" energy drinks. (First off, thanks for asking!)


My opinion.  Actually, I think you already know what I am going to say. I personally would not use them. Ingredients like: Cane juice is basically sugar. A variety of juices is just juice. And then there's the caffeine...... 

I would not supplement with energy drinks or the like. 

Get extra rest. Drink water and herbal tea. Recognize that our bodies do get tired...for a variety of reasons. This is the body's way of trying to talk! (I wouldn't mess with those signals, and these types of drinks will do that... make sense?).  

Your body is SMART!  


Let it do it's job... naturally.
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