The History of Me in Music

Music has been a big part of my life from the time I was a baby. When I was little I would watch my mom getting ready to go out and dancing in the house to music.

FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum

The instructions say you won't see results until at least 4- 6 weeks. But I am so excited that at 3 weeks I had to SCREAM that it is WORKING already.

Chateau Rebecca

We found the perfect home - it has 3 acres of HEAVEN with birds were singing, butterflies everywhere and bunnies, real live bunnies, hopping around. Now follow along as we remodel it to make it truly ours.

Kenya Moore Booty Bootcamp Review

If you know me you know I love The Real Housewives Series and one of my favorites is Atlanta. I think Kenya Moore former Ms. USA is a great addition this season. That being said when I was asked by the wonderful @bookieboo from Mamavation if I wanted to review her DVD Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp , I was like "YEAH" I want a stallion booty.

Gunnar Challenge Premiere Workout

Gunnar Peterson is a personal trainer with over 25 years experience. He is also "The Trainer" of such stars as Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez , Kim Kardashian and multiple athletes.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

#Anywhere5K







As part of signing up for the #13in2013 I have signed up for several virtual races. One of them was the Run Fur Fun race . This race wants to raise awareness and donations for The Humane Society and is part of a series of races from Anywhere 5K . This morning I ran my virtual 5K with a time of 34:49. I am happy to have been a part of it and look forward to running more and getting faster.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

BREAKING NEWS : #Mamavation Mom Final 3

STOP the presses last night was the  Mamavation twitter party launch for Campaign 15. It has been like the Playoffs over here. From a large group of hundreds it was narrowed down to 6 of the GREATEST LADIES I have ever had the privilege to have met. We were HAZED which is when we were tweeted an exercise to do at all times of the day. Burpees, Planks, Feet of Fire, Crunches, Jump Squats and the one that is giving me the most problems a regular old push up. Last night was the Super Bowl of Mamavation because it is when the final 2 ladies were to be chosen. I gotta say we were all AMAZING so I know it must have been hard for the judges. It was so hard they picked 3 Moms this time. Now The Boot Camp starts which is  a 7 week virtual boot camp for healthy living. We get a professional dietitian and trainer plus all the support a girl could ask for from the Mamavation community.So really I have no excuse to do it and be the BEST me I can be. OHHHH I LOVE a challenge and a good clean competition so it is on. What are you waiting for go over to mamavation.com and pledge to be a Sista and let's all be the healthy Role Models our kids deserve and we deserve. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day



Martin Luther King Jr. 'I Have A Dream' Speech (Full Length) http://bit.ly/UeEWDU via @moveon #mlk #ihaveadream

Sunday, January 20, 2013

#Mamavation Monday


I got 99 problems but LOVE for my Sistas ain't one. Writing this Mamavation Monday post is making me feel like a Hip Hop/Rap star. I have been getting nothing but love from all the Sistas of Mamavation. This past week the 6 Boot Camp finalist have been getting hazed by MrBookieboo and Bookieboo . Lets just say that planks, burpees, push-ups, squats, feet of fire have a special place in my heart now. I actually look forward to waking up and going for a run then waiting to get hazed. I don't know if I could have made it without my Sistas. I want to say Thank You and I am so Happy and Proud to have gone on this wonderful journey with you Joanna ,Lindsay , Jeanae ,Lily George ,and Rebecca . We have laughed, joked, sweated, got sick, hurt but through it all no bitching, complaining or whining. This Monday we will find out who the 2 winners are.  The winners will be announced on a special Twitter Party Launch Campaign 15  .In my book we are all winners and this show ain't over.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Guest House


The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

 
~ Rumi ~
 
 
(The Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks)
 
 Taken from the website  http://www.panhala.net/Archive/Index.html

Monday, January 14, 2013

#Mamavation Monday




I am in it to win it. I am now a finalist with 5 other ladies to be a part of  Mamavation Boot Camp .  I have sweated more these past few weeks than I have in the last year. I have lost a total of 9 lbs so far 6 lbs the 1st 2 weeks and 3 this past week.  I have become friends with BURPEE and PLANK thanks to @fitmomtraining. I actually look forward to putting on my sneakers and going for a run. And no one is running after me !!! I have made some pretty cool ladies who are on this journey with me and I gotta say the POWER of Sistahood is strong in them.  The real part of the hazing starts now as  @MrBookieboo gets a piece of us and sees if we are worthy of the title Boot Camp Mom.  I am always up for a challenge and look forward to it. On January 21 the 2 FINALIST will be announced. Fingers crossed on that one. 

SIMPLE RULES TO FOLLOW :
Rule #1 - NO SODA  
Rule #2 - NO ALCOHOL 
Rule #3 - No Bitching, Whining, Complaining 
Rule #4 - SUPPORT EACH OTHER 
Rule #5 - Do whatever we say

I can live with those rules. I still need your LOVE and SUPPORT so please tweet for me as much as possible :

HEY !!! @BOOKIEBOO ! I want @RUtheMOMof to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support!!  bit.ly/aorv3Y 



This post is sponsored by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway” at the bottom of your post.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAZMEN


21 years ago today I became a Mom for the first time to my wonderful daughter Jazmen, I was 17 at the time and can't believe how the time has flown by. I don't know how it happened as I am only 28 now. What you don't believe me. Jazmen has been nothing but a blessing. She is the sweetest girl a mother could ask for. I can honestly say that she has never been any trouble. I never had teenage rebellion, attitude or any problems with her. 



Jazmen now 

Day we came home from hospital

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Green Smoothie

 Today I thought I would start the day with a nice healthy tasty "Green Smoothie" and since I have decided to home school my 3 youngest I let them make it. They got all the ingredients together ,measured ,washed, cut and blended and got to have a healthy smoothie at the end.

INGREDIENTS: 1 Apple, 1 Pear, 1 Banana, handful of strawberries,4 stalks of celery, 1 head of romaine lettuce, 2 cups spinach, 2 cups water . Put in blender until nice and smooth to your taste. Leftovers last 2 days in refrigerator 

Teamwork 
Finished Product


Sunday, January 6, 2013

#Mamavation Monday

HOLLA !!! I have been officially welcomed to the Mamavation Sistahood and it feels GREAT. To kick of this first Monday of the New Year I want to talk NEW and what that means to me. I have a new attitude about exercise and why I need to do it. Not only to get my body back & right but to get my mind right also. In the last 2 weeks I have lost a total of 6 lbs.. I can't take all the credit. All the Mamavation Sistas have been so helpful and giving encouragement. I have learned in the last week more about fitness & eating right then I probably ever knew before. My goals as of now are by my birthday which is on February 27 (7 weeks away) to be at least 15 lbs lighter that will be an average of 2 lbs a week. I am going to congratulate myself every 2 weeks with a trip to get a mani/pedi by a professional, something I haven't done in ages.I have also started eating breakfast something before I would not do heck I wouldn't eat my first meal until 3 or 4.  I ran my first 5K and actually timed it , I didn't break any world records but I did it. I now look forward to exercising and don't feel bad when I tell my kids " Mommy needs to do this ". My 13 year old son and 8 year old daughter have asked if they can work out with me also. I am now ready for the HAZING portion of making it to Mamavation Bootcamp and can't wait to see how far I can push my body. I have made and met some great ladies fellow Sistas in this process and look forward to all of us getting healthy & fit. Don't forget I still need your love so please keep tweeting for me. 

“Hey @bookieboo! I want @RUtheMOMof to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! http://bit.ly/aorv3Y”

 "This post is sponsored by Schick Intuition and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway." at the bottom of your post and enter to win one of 4 Schick Intuition Razors. DETAILS ON THIS WEEK'S MAMAVATION MONDAY POST!

Happy Three Kings Day

procession Three Kings Day Celebrations

Friday, January 4, 2013

First Race of 2013





HOLLA !!! I am now an official runner. Yeah that is right I ran today for the first time and did it 5K style. Don't get me wrong I have gone on the treadmill for 45 minutes at a time but never with a goal to do a 5K. Slowly but surely that athlete who I have been suffocating under this fat is coming out. I thought if I am going to do this I will need help so I joined 2 running groups the first is #13in2013 and the second 5 by the 5th  .
























 Now for the details. I was all ready for battle my hair in a pony tail, little sneakers on, sweats rolled up & tank on. Heck, I even had my little towel and water bottles ( yes more than 1). On the treadmill I jumped on to get down to business. Thinking no problem I got this. Well I was fine until the 1 1/2 mile mark I saw the LIGHT, at the 2 1/2 mile I heard the sounds of the CHOIR singing softly. What !!!  This can't be happening I thought then at the 3 mile mark I heard the voice say GO BACK YOU GOT THIS . So I pushed through and did it. Of course it wasn't like I was Usain Bolt but I did it and that is all that matters. Now I can't wait to do it again and again and again. Next time will be faster and maybe even longer. I look forward to being a part of the Running community for a while.
Not the prettiest picture but
I did it I call this "The Lindsay"



Finished 50:04

3/4 of the way there
The Torture Chamber

is to do this again 



Great New Way To Feed Your Family

With the New Year we all want to eat healthier. I am busy with kids and 4 dogs so sometimes I don't want to have to worry about making an entire meal for my family and if I have everything I need to make it. With eMEALS they take all the guess work out. They have several meal plans to choose from that range from organic to Paleo to gluten free to classic meals . You just decide your food plan then every week you will get recipes in your inbox with 7 simple dinner recipes & side dishes. You will also get a grocery list that coordinates with your local grocery stores. eMEALS does all the meal planning , grocery list and budgeting and you get to relax & take all the credit for a great healthy meal. 

First mistake people make in losing weight is not knowing how many calories to consume in a day. This easy chart explains it.New-Year-New-You_Calories-Needed
A good ways to lose weight is by cutting calories from your diet.New-Year-New-You_How-to-Lose-Weight

Write down how many calories you want to eat and how many you actually consume.
New-Year-New-You_Goals-vs-Actual
I don't know about you but I go to the grocery store almost everyday because either I forgot something or I run out of something I didn't know was running out of. This is a nice way for the entire family to mark what they need or want.
 Family-Wish-List_emeals

Who doesn't want to save money with eMeals you can and have great food available. Also as a special you can get 15% off eMeals subscription plan by using discount code newyear. 


*** I am being compensated for this posting but all opinions are my own and in no way influenced by this.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

This is " MY " Year





I am so serious about getting fit and taking care of myself both inside and out that I have joined a few get fit campaigns. First of course I joined the wonderful Mamavation Sistahood . They are like cheerleaders in your pocket. If I need motivation or tips I can literally type on twitter or Facebook & within 2 minutes someone is there to help. I also joined #13in2013 on twitter ad Facebook which is a virtual campaign to do 13 virtual or in person races ranging from a 5k to a full marathon. 




Mamavation



  I am also going to blog about my ups and downs in this journey.So that will give me a push because I have the whole virtual world watching now. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!