Saturday, October 29, 2011

My weekly work out check in

This week I suck!!! I mean I did nothing that I was supposed to do.

 I have been complaining about my c-section scar that had keloids and and very painful over the years. I would avoid working out at times because of it. If you are not sure what it feels like, it feels like I am getting stabbed in my incision area, repeatedly. So instead of my constant complaints, I made an appointment and he made me an appointment to see a specialist. I will fill you in with my referred appointment when I go. Another thing I talked to my doctor about is my stomach. I have quite a bit of excessive skin in my abdomen area. Having carried twins (total of about 20 lbs; 7lbs and 9lbs plus 3 lbs placentas each), My abdomen is pitiful and  the excessive skin feels like it is pulling. He said that he will see if I would quality for some sort of corrective procedure. I would be thankful for that because I believe that working out would be easier. If not, I will be looking into it on my own.

But back to my workout...yep I sucked. Just lazy this week. It was cold and I just didnt feel motivated to get out. So next week, this lady, has to be better. I was watching youtube and one of my fav weight loss channels talked about Back to Basics (B2B). I think that is what I need to do, get back to my basics. I will be reviving my basic components of healthy living and working out.

So see you later!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Two weeks sporting my twist out using...

Shea Moisture Curling Souffle. Normally I wash weekly but I lost didn't feel like washing and detangling my curls track of time and having my hair still looking good from my twist out last week was a plus. So yeah, I am loving this product. I actually got a compliment today at Target on my hair. So of course that excited me.

Enough is enough though!!!! I will be washing tomorrow and trying out Queen Helene Royal Curls line (minus the shampoo since that wasn't in stock)and will be posting what I think. I will have pictures also. I will add a picture to this post tomorrow so you can check out my hair from this week.

Shhhhhh, I'm supposed to be doing homework so no pictures tonight but I didnt want to forget about it. I had to share THAT with you.

So good night and if I dont post tomorrow night, I will see you Saturday!!!

OHHHHH P.S. Remember me telling you that the product was sticky. It wasnt bad after a day or two and now I have a GREAT shine and soft locks.

This picture is after getting stuck in the rain.

Product preview- Queen Helene Royal Curl

Was looking in Target's natural health and beauty aisle this morning and noticed this line; so why not give it a try!!! I purchased the curl shaping creme, moisture rich conditioner, and the curl smoothing oil; everything that was in stock.  All products were 7.99. More details on ingredients coming after use.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Biker Chic

Biker Chic

Biker Chic is so unlike me but I just purchaced a part of biker boots. I am trying to figure out how I am going to wear them.

Biker Chic by momwifemedaily featuring 14k jewelry

J Crew oversized cardigan
$198 -

$25 -

Jeffrey Campbell distressed boots
$300 -

Fringe shoulder bag
$385 -

Max and Chloe 14k jewelry
$340 -

$20 -

Some info on a DITY move.

Where do I find a weight Station?

The easier place to get your truck weighted is a truck stop. Most truck stops or the bigger moving companies have scales. You can also do a search of weight stations . I know we have one here on post.

Is a DITY move easier?

Depending on the move and what you have to move will determine if it's worth the DITY move. If it's a light move, I say go for it because it's easier and you can earn some spending money. I am a personal fan of DITY moves because one I can make money. Two, I know I am more careful with my personal belongings (I have some stories). Even with a large move, I would go for the DITY move. Remember though, I am partial to a DITY move.

Will update soon. I have been a little busy and havent been able to keep up with 2 blogs, school, and family life. I will be posting more probably after next week.

The DITY Program

Courtesy of DITY Move Guide

The DITY program (now called the Personally Procured Move Program) allows government employees who are authorized to ship household goods at government expense to arrange for the transportation of their own household goods. The employee is paid a percentage of what the government would have paid to arrange the shipping. The advantage for the employee occurs when they can move their goods cheaply, since the government will pay the same amount regardless of how much the employee spends on the move. It is possible, with careful planning, to make a nice profit.
The DITY process follows these basic steps:
  1. Contact your local TMO or JPPSO.
  2. Decide on the strategy for your DITY.
  3. Choose from the options available for a DITY move.
  4. Pack your belongings.*
  5. Load your belongings into the truck or trailer.*
  6. Travel to your new home.
  7. Unload your belongings.*
  8. File for Reimbursement from the government.

  9. * - Asterisked items are optional if using an À La Carte moving service.
For more details, see the following links:
Helpful Hints
  • Make the proper arrangements with the TMO or JPPSO before doing a DITY move. If you move your goods at personal expense without first arranging the paperwork with them, then you will NOT be reimbursed.
  • When considering a DITY move, stop by your local TMO or JPPSO to get a quote of the reimbursement you will receive. This will vary depending on the rates that the moving companies are charging the government for that same move. You can also visit this online reimbursement calculator. Note that the rate paid by the government will be far below any you could get directly from the moving companies, even with a "military rate." Ask for several estimates with amounts both above and below your estimated weight. Remember that some of the amount you receive will be subject to tax.
  • Weight limits still apply to DITY moves. You will only be reimbursed up to the amount of your authorized weight.
  • The earlier you start this process the better off you will be. A rushed DITY move can have many things go wrong, not to mention being very unpleasant. You should be able to at least go talk with the TMO or JPPSO even if you've not yet received orders.
  • Make sure you understand the different options available before deciding how you'll move your belongings.

Look into Military Moving out Seminars...

Look into Moving out Seminars...

I'm not sure if all posts offer them but call your housing office to inquire. This is very valuable if this is your first experience in military setting. The more informed you are the easier it will be.

First Salute - The "Silver Dollar" Tradition

First Salute - The "Silver Dollar" Tradition

Photo of an Eisenhower Silver Dollar
The Army Officer's Guide, considered the standard for information concerning general officer knowledge and the Army's traditions, discusses the tradition as follows:

The “Silver Dollar” Salute. It is a tradition in our Army that newly commissioned second lieutenants present a silver dollar to the first enlisted Soldier who salutes them. The coin symbolically acknowledges the receipt of respect due the new rank and position. [p. 95, "Customs of the Service," Army Officer's Guide, 45th Edition, Lt. Col. Lawrence P. Crocker, U.S. Army (Retired), (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, 1990).]
No one really knows the origins of the tradition, but the tradition dates back to the 19th century. Some hold that the tradition even comes from the British during the Colonial Period.

The coin dollar of old was either the gold or silver piece of currency at the time. After our coinage changed from silver in the 60's, the coin of choice became the Eisenhower Dollar. Though out of circulation, most new lieutenants prefer the "Ike dollar" because its large size makes it so profoundly and easily identifiable as a "silver dollar."

While non-silver Ike dollars are more readily available, please recognize that a pure traditionalist would select a pure silver dollar ... available at coin shops for about $12 to $15.
Marlow White welcomes you to the traditions of the Army and wishes the best for your new career.

Resources to get you ready for Deployment

Courtesy of Impact Ministries 

Helpful Tips A-Z

Accounts & Authorization
Make sure you have any necessary authorization from your spouse to handle things like withdrawing money from jointly-held accounts, resolving billing or paycheck problems, etc. Make sure that your bank, credit card, and other financial accounts are held in both names, listed as "Sally OR John Doe" rather than "Sally AND John Doe." That way if there's a problem with the account you don't need your spouse's signature or authorization to solve it.

If you've never handled your family's finances, sit down with your spouse and discuss how he/she has done the bills up to this point. Begin by making up a list of your regular, monthly bills such as your mortgage/rent, utilities (i.e. electric, gas, water, phone), car payment, student loan, and credit card bills. For a list of other typical expenses and an interactive budget worksheet, click here for english, or click here for spanish.

Once you have a list, make sure that you've located your checkbook and have adequate checks (or know how to pay your bills online). Make sure that you know when your bills are due. Since you know you'll be under stress and have more to do managing what your spouse did or what two of you previously did together, don't try to rely on your memory. Write down the "due date" of your recurring monthly bills on your calendar and highlight to make sure you send your payments in on time.

If possible, you may want to set up automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account for any recurring monthly expenses (i.e. mortgage, car loan). You can stop in at your local bank branch to set up automatic withdrawal. While you're there, you can meet with a bank representative to ask questions you may have about using checks, withdrawing or depositing money in your account; and loan or credit options. That will help ease your stress, save you time, and ensure that your payment isn't late.

Cell Phones
Depending on your contract, canceling cell phone service can be costly. Some companies will allow you to "freeze" your account while your spouse is deployed and pay just a minimum monthly payment to maintain your account. Check with your wireless provider to see what help, if any, they can offer.

Credit Cards
If you haven't been responsible for managing your family's finances it can be easy to misuse credit cards while your spouse is deployed. Before your spouse is deployed, ask what cards he/she used and for what type of expenses.

It's important to keep current on your bills, meaning that you send your payment in on time. If you're having difficulty paying your bills, contact your credit card company. At the very least you want them to know that you want to keep current on your bill, but you're having difficulty. They'll note that on your account and may offer ways to help you such as extending your payment date. Some companies will lower or waive the interest rate on your card if your spouse has been called up to active duty.

Try to keep a close eye on how much you're charging, and if you're charging things that you used to pay with cash. Using credit inappropriately can add up quickly and put you under a real financial strain. For tips on keeping your credit habits under control, click here.

Child Care
The Department of Defense now requires families with two parents being called into active duty, and families headed by a single parent called to active duty, to have a family-care plan. The plan should outline specific directions on who is to care for the children, how children will be transported to their designated caregiver, and what financial arrangements are in place to provide for the children while their parent or parents are gone. In addition to regular expenses such as food, clothing, tuition or daycare fees, you'll also want to make sure to put aside money for any emergency medical needs and for transportation such as plane or train tickets in the event that you need to send your children to stay with designated friends or relatives while you or your spouse is deployed. If you or your spouse is in the National Guard or is a reservist, see "If Your Spouse is in the Reserves or the Guard" for more information on military benefits regarding child care. Stop by your base's family center if you need help in preparing a family-care plan.

Keeping In Touch
It can be logistically difficult and costly to keep in touch with your spouse while they're stationed overseas. Ask your family care center if you'll be able to send packages or mail and if so, how much will it cost? Will your spouse have access to email? Do you know his/her email address? If you want to talk by phone you have three options:
o Using your current long-distance service,
o Using a calling card, or
o Using a pre-paid calling card

Using your phone-based long distance service can be costly. Call your long-distance provider (listed on your phone bill) and ask if they provide military discounts for regular long-distance and overseas calls. Some long-distance providers are offering reduced rate calling cards. Calling cards enable you, or your spouse, to make calls from any location using a calling card number and PIN (personal identification number).

Prepaid calling cards allow you to pay upfront a certain sum of money for a specific amount of calling time. For example, you can pay $25 for 500 minutes of calling. You can obtain a pre-paid calling card at local drug stores, warehouse stores, or online. Check on the card to make sure you or your spouse can make international calls with the card.

You should also check with your base's family center to see if you can obtain a free "Operation Uplink" calling card courtesy of the Veterans of Foreign Wars ( or other similar organizations that donate cards free of charge to service members.

Legal Assistance and Power of Attorney
GO GET a power of attorney document. A power of attorney document gives you, or somebody else that you designate, the legal authority to act on you or your loved one's behalf for financial, health-related, or other business matters. The legal assistance office on base should be able to help you with this decision.

Red Cross Assistance
The Red Cross provides assistance to all sectors of the military and their families, whether they are active, inactive, retired, in the reserves, serving in their local community or deployed. The Red Cross provides communication links, financial assistance and counseling. You can get more information on Red Cross assistance through your local chapter (listed in the phone book or by accessing their website at or by contacting your on-base Red Cross station or field workers.

Sources of Help
The military offers several sources of help for service member dependents during active duty including:
o Pre-deployment briefings. If you can't attend a briefing, contact your local family center for more information - they offer information and services by experts on a wide variety of topics to help you prepare.
o Employee benefits book.
o Financial counseling personnel. Most bases or posts have financial professionals on staff that can provide you with information about financial options and programs created specifically for military families.
o Your on-base community. Even if you're living off base, military spouses bond closely and can provide invaluable services and support.
o Your base's family readiness coordinator.

If you've never done your family's taxes before, you may want to get professional help. You may be eligible for a tax extension, or exclusion, depending on your spouse's orders. Check out the IRS' website for information on military exemptions and for online help in preparing your taxes. You may also want to consider using a tax preparation firm such as H&R Block or Jackson-Hewitt, or a smaller, local tax preparer. You can find a listing of local firms in phone book. Make sure you ask upfront how much they charge for their services.

While Your Spouse is Gone
Trying to maintain stability at home and work while your spouse is deployed is difficult. While your spouse is gone, you can avoid unnecessary stress by:

Sticking to a budget and keeping an eye on credit. When a spouse is deployed, you're now suddenly faced with trying to cope with things on your own. There used to be two of you and in some cases, there was more money, or at least fewer expenses, prior to your spouse being mobilized. Of course you'll encounter unexpected expenses while your spouse is gone, but keeping to a budget can help provide you with structure and help you resist emotional overspending, which will create greater stress over time. For more information on budgeting and an interactive, online budget worksheet, click here for english, or click here for spanish.

While you're managing the family's finances on your own, be careful about using your credit cards for items that you don't usually charge or writing a lot of checks without keeping track of how much money you're spending. Making sure that you record the checks you're writing, balancing your checkbook, and reviewing your credit card bill will help you keep track of how you're doing financially.

Although most families will be facing additional expenses and/or reduced pay, some service member's families will find that they have additional income. Think twice before spending it. Why not use it to pay off some debt or deposit it into your savings account? Depending on how much money you'll receive, you could consider opening a money market fund or depositing money in a Certificate of Deposit ("CD") with your local bank.

Staying connected to community. Seek out people in your same situation. These friendships can help ease the stress and provide you with help you might need, especially if this is the first time that your spouse has been deployed.

Seeking professional help. If you're having trouble financially, legally or emotionally there are resources you and your family can take advantage of. Contact your base's legal assistance office or family readiness office for help. Following is a list of additional websites that may provide you with help.

Courtesy of Tomorrow's Money

Should I participate in my FRG??

It really depends on you whether you should or shouldn't participate in your FRG. I do believe that especially doing deployments, its one of the most valuable groups to be apart of. Even when our soldier is home, FRG will keep you updated on what resources you have available, things going on in your area, and a group to socialize and get to know more about the company that your soldier is in. 

Family Readiness Groups

An FRG is a battery/company affiliated organization of military members and family members who utilize volunteers to provide social and emotional support, outreach services, and information to families before, during, and between family separations, deployments, extended tours of temporary duty and field training exercises.

the main purpose of an FRG, is to educate families on the resources available to them as military families.  This is an on-going education and mentoring  process.

The goal of all FRGs is to produce families who are sustaining and self-sufficient
An FRG is NOT responsible for:
·         Acting as surrogate parents
·         Acting as social workers
·         Lending money, cars, or other expensive items
·         Supporting a divided "club" atmosphere (i.e. enlisted/officer, single/married spouses/parents etc…)
·         Providing a babysitting service
Duplicating Department of the Army, post, or community activities and resources (i.e. providing food, money, legal advice, etc.)

The FRG is based on volunteerism.  By military regulations the battery/company commander is ultimately responsible for the establishment and support of the FRG, but the operation and functionality of the group depends on the level of involvement of its volunteers   A volunteer chairperson or leader is officially appointed by the commander to help organize and lead the FRG.

The volunteer FRG leader is responsible for organizing meetings, creating and sending  newsletters, maintaining a phone tree, and/or assisting with activities, events, and fundraisers.

The FRG volunteers are made up of any Soldiers, spouses, or family members associated with the unit who hold key positions within the FRG i.e. Asst. Leader, Sec/Tres, Historian, Committee Members etc…  Some volunteers will be "Key Callers" or "Points of Contact."    The POCs' names appear at the top of a FRG Phone Tree and they are responsible for calling the people listed below their name to relay messages from the commander and/or FRG leader. Although all positions within the FRG structure are voluntary, commanders should recognize them as part of his/her special staff a treated accordingly.

Family Readiness Group Framework
It may be helpful to view Family Readiness in this way.  Starting with families at the center of all family readiness events, there are three main goals of the FRG.  Preparing families for separation from the military member, educating families on the mission and responsibilities of military families, and communicating regularly with all families are all an integral part of maintaining healthy family relationships.  If the FRG is structured so that one or more of these goals is being met with any planned event, both planning and execution of the event will be more successful.


The primary goal of any Family Readiness Group should be to maintain readiness for any type of separation - field exercise, deployment, schools, etc.  Through regularly scheduled FRG meetings, newsletters, phone tree messages, classes, and deployment readiness briefings, all families should be better equipped to deal with the stresses associated with separation.


Educating families on the military way of life, responsibilities of the military member, and unit mission can help alleviate frustration and confusion when separations occur.  Organizations such as Guard Family Team Building (GFTB), Guard Family Action Plan (GFAP), Operation READY, and Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) programs are great ways to educate families on how to better handle the issues that arise in the military.


Communicating regularly with all military families helps create unit cohesion and can eliminate many problems that arise due to gossip, misinformation, and/or rumors that may circulate within  your unit.


  1. Support single Soldiers
    1. Welcome new Soldiers in the monthly newsletter
    2. Provide Christmas stockings with goodies
    3. Provide Easter goody baskets/bags
    4. Recognize birthdays with cupcakes, quarterly; in newsletter, monthly
    5. Provide each Soldier with monthly newsletter
  2. Support married Soldiers, spouses, and children
    1. Welcome new comers
      1. Welcome Committee
      2. Welcome packets
    1. Holiday parties
    2. Family events
  1. Maintain effective communication with all Soldiers and families
b.      Maintaining and distributing current phone tree rosters
c.       Mailing monthly newsletters to each family
d.      Providing copies of monthly newsletters for Soldiers to read
e.       Utilizing email messages to send information to families
d.      Educate Soldiers and family members on the mission of our unit
a.       a. Newsletters
b FRG meetings, classes/workshops
c.       Soldier formations
d.      FRG activities
e.       Prepare Soldiers and family members for deployment/redeployment
a.       Sponsor briefings throughout any deployment /mobilization process
b.      Provide referral and resource information for pre-deployment, deployment and post deployment periods.

Obviously, these types of goals are better met when all leaders in the unit actively support them.  The commander, MPOC, FRG leader, and volunteers must work together to create an environment where military members  and families feel comfortable and welcome.  Once the environment is set,  families are more likely to attend meetings and events.  This sets the stage for preparing military members and families for separations, educating them on military and unit issues, and maintaining open communication, and that will pave the way for a successful, effective Family Readiness Group.

Adapted in part from information obtained from, article entitled What is a Family Readiness Group, by Traci Cook.                

What the Heck is OPSEC anyway!!!!

I really don't post much about my military life, but I wanted to share a few things with you that I have on my other blog. Also, please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions. I will surely answer if its not in violation of OPSEC.

“OPSEC is a vital element in
protecting the Army’s soldiers and
missions, and I want to stress how
vital a role every member of the team
plays in ensuring that we deny our
adversaries potentially useful
“Whether we are on duty or off
duty, we cannot afford to let our
guard down. Your diligence in OPSEC
is key to ensuring our effectiveness in
operations and our collective safety.
                                                                                    Together, we will succeed.”

Maj. Gen. Keith B. Alexander
Commanding General
U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

Operations Security, or OPSEC, is keeping potential adversaries from discovering our critical information. As the name suggests, it protects our operations – planned, in progress, and those completed. Success depends on secrecy and surprise, so the military can accomplish the mission faster and with less risk. Our adversaries want our information, and they don’t concentrate on only soldiers to get it. They will be concentrating on the family member as well. 

Examples Of Critical Information

• Detailed information about the mission of assigned units.

• Details on locations and times of unit deployments.

• Personnel transactions that occur in large numbers (Example: pay information, powers of attorney, wills, deployment information).

• References to trends in unit morale or personnel problems.

• Details concerning security procedures.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's Wednesday, Have I been working out?

Yes Ma'am, I have!!! I am doing a lot of Cardio. No gym today but I will be working in my yard all morning and I will throw on my pedometer to see if I am actively moving like I should!!! I just ave to work on my eating habits. I see that some of my bad habits like skipping meals and late snacking is still around but I am working on that.

I have a punishing workout regimen. Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill, then I lie down, drink a glass of vodka and smoke a cigarette.
Anthony Hopkins 

No Vodka and Cigs for me though. LOL!!!!!

Shea Moisture Curling Souffle

shea moisture curling souffle gel
9.99 for 12 oz @ Walgreen
Last Thursday, I swung by Walgreens to check out Shea Moisture Curling Souffle. I have seen a few reviews on the product and I wanted to let my "hair" review it also.

Friday I washed, deep conditioned, and trimmed my ends (People ask all the time how have I retained so much length and I contribute a lot of it to my trims; which I do regularly ). After the trim I decided that I wanted to wear a twist out with this product.

The morning after my twist out was GORGEOUS!!! (I dont have great pictures. I tried to give you a close view. I should have just asked my husband to help me out or just pulled out my camera and not my cell phone.) My hair had a beautiful shine and a lot of body. I did have some shrinkage but my hair was twisted in a wet state.  I figured that the shrinkage would be intense but dont get me wrong I LOVED it.

 In these pictures, I had just taken out my twist. I have not used any oils yet. Actually, I didn't add oil at all because it had a the shine it needed.

I have used many many different gel and the only one that I have become fond of over this past year is KCCC.
Kinky Curly Curling Custard (8 oz.)
Shea Moisture actually has me liking a new gel. For my hair, the CS doesnt give me an issue with product build-up. If you have used KCCC before you know that you can not use this product with much because it will cause a bad build up.  I used loreal's leave-in conditioner and I had no issues with CS.

Also, With the CS, I didnt have issues with stiff or hard hair (KCCC makes my hair stiff and hard. I would have to apply oil to soften). However, I did have an issue with it being a little sticky for the first few days. This is actually the only con that I have toward this product. It has maintained a soft bouncy look so far and its Wednesday.

Curling Souffle

Curling Custard

You get more for the money! CS is 10 bucks for 12oz Versus CC for 10 bucks for 8 oz.

If you are looking for hold with this product, you may have to add a lil ecostyler (or your favorite gel) to this product for more hold.

Also, My curls loved it. I will wear a wash and go soon and share pictures. Its kind of cold in Central Texas. The temperature will be rising later this week. If not, I will take pictures of my hair before washing and twisting, this weekend.

Will I purchase again? Yes. Despite the stickiness, I really like this product.

SIDENOTE: I usually twist my hair up before bed to maintain some of the definition. Last night I also added a little Mimosa Hair Honey for a lil oil and frizz protection. I still think its pretty. If you have any questions, please ask away!!!
Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey
Shaggy was looking and feeling good after his hair cut. ;)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Shea Moisture Curling Souffle review is coming

I finally got a hold of this product and I want to try it out. I have been a fan of the KK's Curling Custard and hate the price. So I want to see how my hair likes this product to have an alternative. I will be washing and flat twisting my hair shortly and when give a review and then will wear a wash and go. Thank goodness, the weather is still nice. So Tomorrow or Monday, I will have a review for you. I may just do a comparison to the Curling Custard as well. I will have my pictures as well. If I dont check in with you tomorrow, I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

<3 ya!!!

My workout today 10-14-11

1. 2 miles on the bike
2. upper body strength training
3. a little basketball...husband kicked my butt!!! Cant I played my heart out.
and then finished with running a quarter of a mile and walking the rest. It's a start. Though what I did today was wear a sports bra with my regular. I felt better in the chest area!

Not bad for being sick. Still not feeling the greatest but I needed to get up and get active again.

Hope you are doing well.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My dining table re-do Part 2...more details.

I forgot to take pictures of the table but I still have time because my dear ole hubby said that he will start refinishing it next week.

I will add pictures of the table tomorrow when I get out of bed....dont feel up to it right now.

I want these chairs but I really dont want to pay 159 each from Pottery Barn. I have been on a mission to find these chairs and actually found 4 at a consignment shop but I have a table of 6. If I get those I would have to find  arm chairs. I dont HAVE to find but I think an arm chair would work best. I just have to find something that wont take from the texture of the side chairs but add to the Caribbean feel that I am after. I better make up my mind and fast because those chairs may not be there when I return.

If you have some ideas, please share! I would love some ideas.

This is my inspiration. My table is a rectangular but I LOVE this style!

All pictures are used from I dont not own the rights of these photos just using for inspirations and ideas. 

speaking of working out...

I HATE running. I dont know why. Maybe its the F cups that I sport but I just hate it. Well I am so curious about those who say running is a stress release. All it brings me is stress.

 I know...DRAMATIC! Well anyway, Since my husband is an avid runner, I wanted him to see why I hated it so much and why I have issues going to long haul.

He said that he thinks its because I hit the pavement like I am a pro. Too much too fast! Well I am determined to get this because I (hate) not being able to do something. Im no quitter!!. So for the next few weeks I will be developing myself as a better runner.

I heard that there is a GREAT program for beginner runners on iPhone but I have a Droid. That sucks but I found one that I heard is suppose to be similar.

Wish me luck!!!

I dont know how much running I will get down this week because I think I may have the flu but I will be out there soon as my head stops spinning and stomach stops the acrobatic mess. See you soon.

P.S. I have pictures of my mini vacay at the beach. I will be posting real soon.

Monday, October 10, 2011

How is my working out going??

I have gotten up off the couch but I am not where I want to be. I have had days that I haven't worked out because of my schedule. This means that I need a rainy/busy day workout alternative. Here's to another week of working towards a healthy life.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Shoe Dazzle Shoe of the Month-October

So I have been seeing articles about Motorcycle Chic for this coming season. I wanted to get in on that tread because I think it can be really cute. So this month, I declined to order my a pair of boots to create my version of Motorcycle Chic. I think this boot will be hot with a pair of skinny jeans, and t-shirt and cardigan. Well there are so many ways but that is the way that most mags are interpreting. Now it just has to get cold here so I can wear it.

If I didnt share before for my friends that arent into the heels all the time. Shoe dazzle now has a casual chic collection for you to enjoy. Go check it out.

Now off to find me a cute jacket....