Friday, November 30, 2012

P90X - final week

Tomorrow I do my last day of week 12 in P90X's 13 week program.  I realized at the beginning of week 11 that I would be doing some of my faves for the last time in this round.  I know that probably sounds corny but for me it meant alot.  Honestly?  I wasn't sure if I had what it took to do the program as scheduled for me. 

When I first got the P90X program (a while ago)  I just did the workouts as I wanted to.  I would decide what workout I wanted to do by what area I wanted to work that day.  Ok, not the best way of doing it but it did work for me at the time.  Or not as I'm seeing now!  Tony Horton & the powers that be knew what they were doing when they created this program.  "Muscle confusion" is a real thing. 

So, I will be doing measurements at the end of next week & if I'm brave enough......I will post my before & after pics :)   I will also fill you in on some of the things I have learned through this process.  Hope you will continue this journey with me!!

I'm looking forward to my next round of P90X & kickin it up a notch by adding some Chalene to it.  I did that during this last phase but not as much as I would like to have. 

Also looking forward to seeing what other Beachbody workout Santa might be bringing this year.

Bring it Santa!!  :)

Have you ever done a Beachbody workout?  Do you have a favorite?

Be Blessed & Healthy!!

Monday, November 26, 2012


I'm not used to winning but I have won a few things lately & wanted to tell you about it. 

I love to visit The Not-So-Perfect Housewife's blog and she was reviewing & giving away Muir Glen's Organic Tomatoes.   I was so happy to find out that I won them & received 4 cans & a little cookbook with them.  How fun to get these things in the mail!!

As you know if you have been following me, one of the things I need to stay away from is gluten.  This isn't just a fad for me.  It truly causes me physical pain to eat.  Therefore, I have had to find cookbooks that work for me.  I'm not one for difficult recipes, etc.  A friend loaned me a cookbook by Carol Fenster "1000 Gluten Free Recipes".  Carol does a great job at explaining SO much & makes it so easy to create yummy things for my whole family.  My husband is pretty good at telling something that is gluten free & I can say honestly there have been times I have stumped him with one of her recipes.  The other day I saw on Carol's facebook page that she was doing a giveaway of this cookbook!!  I was so excited & I WON!!  She will also autograph it for me :) 

So fun. 

I am hopeful that one day I will be able to start doing giveaways here for my blog friends. 

What are some things that you have won??

Be Blessed & Healthy!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Back on Track

Ok, Thanksgiving is over.  The leftovers are still calling my name BUT I'm getting back on track.  I can honestly say I didn't go crazy on Turkey Day.  Yes, I had some pie & maybe that would constitute crazy for me but it was really worth it.  I also had some leftovers yesterday & to be honest I'm ready for lots of veggies today.  I am loving how my body will crave the good for me stuff because that is what it is used to. 

I also didn't stop my exercise regimen.  If anything I made SURE I kept it up so I wouldn't feel bad by the end of the day.  That is another thing my body craves.

I hope you have a GREAT Thanksgiving with family &/or friends.  Now it's time to prepare for Christmas.  Probably my favorite season of the year.  This is the one that will get me.  It will tempt me to no end.  Cookies will be baked.  Yummy breads.  Oh my.  This too I will get through.

What about you?  What are the foods that you just can't seem to say no to?

Be Blessed & Healthy this Holiday Season!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed day/weekend with friends & family!!
Be Blessed & Healthy!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

P90X Phase 2 Results

Phase 2 is COMPLETE & now I'm on to Phase 3.  The fact that I have stuck with the program like it is scheduled surprises me.  I like the fact the workouts are scheduled & there is no question about what I will be doing the next day.  I don't like the fact that maybe tomorrow I want to do CARDIO instead of weight work.  Well, there is a method to Tony Horton's madness.  I'm sure he wouldn't mind me calling it that!! 

Going into this- remember my background.  I have been working out 6 days a week for a minimum of an hour a day for about 5 years now.  I got P90X a while ago but just would do the DVD's as I wanted to.  I would add in my other faves like Chalene's Turbo Fire or Bob Harper's workouts as well.  ALL GOOD STUFF!!  I don't have alot of weight to lose.  I would like a total of 10lbs for sure, a little more if possible but mostly I would like some definition.  I can honestly tell you I am well on my way to that.  Muscle confusion is the way to go. 

So, drum roll please...........................
My measurements this morning found I have lost another 3-1/2 lbs & 3-1/2"!!!  

5 more weeks to go.  Looking forward to it too.  Guess what?  I already know what work out I'm doing tomorrow!! heehee  Do you??

Have you done P90X like Tony Horton scheduled it?  What were your results?

Be Blessed & Healthy!!

Monday, November 5, 2012


I'm going to be exercising my FREEDOM to VOTE on Tuesday!  Hope you are too!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Way Of Grace - By Cathy Bryant ~ A Book Review

I love when I can read a book that just takes me away to another place & gives me a little mental vacation for a while.  I also love when I finish the book & I feel like the characters were so real & I wonder what has happened with them AFTER the story.  The Way Of Grace by Cathy Bryant did all those things for me.

This is Book 3 in the Miller's Creek Series but I didn't feel like I was missing anything by NOT reading the 1st two in the series first.  Believe me though, I will be reading them now!  LOVE what Cathy Bryant did with the characters in this book. 

In pursuit of justice, in need of grace . . .

A justice-seeking perfectionist pursues her dream of a perfect life in her hometown of Miller’s Creek, Texas. Sidetracked by the desire to be a prosecuting attorney, Grace Soldano launches into uncharted waters, making herself over to please her boss and mentor. Then a disheveled free spirit turns her perfectly ordered world upside down, challenging the concept of personal goodness. A fall from perfection leaves her teetering between vengeance and grace, caught in a deadly crossfire that leaves her dreams in a heap of ashes. Can she learn to joyfully accept the life God has given her–far from perfect–but one completely immersed in His grace?
About the Author:

Cathy’s desire is to write heart-stirring stories about God’s life-changing grace. Her first novel, Texas Roads, was a 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers’ Genesis finalist. Her second novel, A Path Less Traveled, was published in 2010. The Way of Grace, the third book in the Miller’s Creek novels was released in 2012. A native Texan, Cathy currently resides in the beautiful Ozark mountains of northwest Arkansas with her husband of thirty years, and near the world’s cutest grandson.

Hope you enjoyed my FIRST book review!! 

Let me know what you thought about the book!

Be Blessed & Healthy!!