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Friday, March 29

A year ago

                 My Story to Fitness

It will be a year exact on March 31,2013 that I moved to Florida. My hubby as you can tell in this picture is a little stressed out we haven't seen each other in a month before our move. He came down before us to get our house ready. Web chatting with him everyday was cute to see Christopher kiss the screen.

So much has changed in a year I don't know where to start. For one time away from your spouse can make you eat a lot more. My hubby gained 20 pounds in a month. I gained 10 pounds. I would post pictures of my hubby weight loss but he is a little shy when it comes to full body pictures besides he moves to much to get a good picture. I don't know why he is? He is  gorgeous naked. On the other hand I'm not shy at all I love my body even when I was pregnant with both kids. Even with as hairy as my belly was with Christopher I still loved the way I looked in the mirror. I don't think I have ever hated my body image to think about it. I sported a bikini outside almost everyday. I will have to find a picture Christopher is darker then everyone. The picture above I weigh 150 pounds.

I weigh 140 pounds in the last picture
                                                      My timeline for P90X
I'm not going to lie working out is hard work but it's all who you want to be in the first place. I found out the hard way when you don't workout like they show in P90X it's a good thing to take it easy. Nope, I went hardcore with this workout 7 days a weeks everyday by my first week I was in so much pain I thought I was going to die. I couldn't lift anything up let alone walk. It is better to go slow. I'm thankful my loving hubby help me get through that rough patch with encouragement and great back/shoulder massages. I wasn't as fit as I thought even if I did workout before this program and walked five miles daily. It did however get easier as the month went by. I made sure I had my share of water when working out and yes if you take on this program at times you will feel like you have to get sick. It's all normal I guess.  P90X takes you to a whole other level. I'm currently still working out with P90X on top of little programs here and there.Like hip hop abs and soulcycle.




I love this picture above I'm on the beach spending a lovely day with my family in September which is weird I'm still on Michigan time. I look amazing I really start to see a difference in my body that makes me want to work even harder on my health. I restarted juicing in September I did it back in high school only because my friend did it. Turned out I enjoyed it now that I started it up again it is not at all what I remember. It took some time to get used to it. I now love it again. I also get a kick out of having my boys and hubby try my new invention just to see their face. It's priceless to hear my little one say " Gross."


This picture was taken in December 2012 as you can see I'm growing an ego. By Christopher's second birthday I started working out with my hubby at the YMCA lifting weights. I now have muscles everywhere. I love it. My belly is taking a little longer to get my six pack but I have a pack of four. Just one complaint my abs some reason seem to bulge out with the muscles. I'm not sure if I like that. I want to be tone and flat but hey if those muscles get tighter I'm all for it. BRING IT!!
 I hate wearing jeans so I really need to find a good store that sells something else. They just don't fit me anymore no matter where I buy them from. I have to take my wedding ring in to get it sized because it keeps coming off. It's getting a little harder to workout because I'm sore all the time. I thought it would easier as I get stronger nope another myth. I love it I really do I have never felt more alive then I do now.

                     
                                          My daily workout routine goes something like this. 

Wake up at 4:00 am workout with P90X which is anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour long so I don't have to worry about the kids or hubby calling me for something. By 5 I start my squats 100 in a row each day I go up by 10, sit ups 339, push ups 25 I go up by 5 each day and I jump rope. By 5:30 am I'm doing yoga for 30 minutes then I take the time to just relax and stretch. In the evening I hit the gym and lift weights with my hubby. Somewhere in the afternoon I find the time to walk five a day with my boys. I stay as active as I can during the day with my boys and hubby. I always take Sunday off that is our Family Day.



I'm almost to my goal of 135 pounds that was my pre weight from my first son. As of yesterday I weigh 139 pounds. However with all the weight training I have been doing I think I may stay the same weight. If I do I still love my body. Why you may ask because I have taken much pride in the fitness of my body. It's my drug it's what keeps me going beside all the enjoyment I get out of being able to run around with my children. Is the best feeling in the world. Being able to just do anything without having to slow down is wonderful. I also love the fact it's not just about losing weight it's about getting fit with my family. I never say anything about weight in front of my boys. I don't want them to think skinny is a way a woman should be but healthy and fit is the way a person should be.

I'm a fitness freak I guess. I have taken out red meat, dairy and sugar out of my in take of food. I substitute with coconut milk and veggies are my best friend along with daily intake of 80 ounces of water a day.

                        Not bad  for a  30 year old mother of two. What's your fitness story?
                                                                Please share.

Metabolism


21 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism

  1. Eat breakfast Your body needs fuel and in the morning you are running on empty. Eat a sensible breakfast within an hour of waking up in the morning.Make it high in fiber.
  2. Coffee The caffeine found in coffee stimulates the metabolism.
  3. Green tea Green tea contains both caffeine and antioxidants that have been proven to speed up metabolism. 
  4. Strength training Muscle burns more calories than fat and burns calories even when at rest. Aim for three days a week of strength training.
  5. Cayenne peppers and other spicy foods Spicy foods rev up the metabolism.
  6. Don't starve yourself When you don't eat for a long period of time, your body goes into starvation mode. Once you eat again your body will store the food consumed as fat in order to protect itself.
  7. Water Dehydration slows metabolism. Keep hydrated by drinking water throughout the day.
  8. Turn down the heat When your cold, your body needs to burn calories to stay warm and your metabolism will benefit.
  9. Cardio activity Cardio keeps your metabolism high. Aim for 20 to 30 minutes of some kind of cardio each day.
  10. Grapefruit A recent studied showed that people who ate half a grapefruit with every meal increased their metabolism and lost 3 1/2 pounds in 12 weeks.
  11. Broccoli It's extremely high in iron, which helps speed up metabolism.
  12. Protein Healthy protein found in lean cuts of meat, fish, nuts, legumes and grains raises metabolism because it rebuilds muscle fibers faster.
  13. Vitamin B12 This crucial vitamin speeds up the metabolism. Vegans should take a daily supplement. It's also good for your skin.
  14. Cinnamon Just one teaspoon of cinnamon a day can raise the metabolism. Add a teaspoon to oatmeal or coffee in the morning.
  15. Apple cider vinegar Dissolve 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a half teaspoon of raw honey in water each day.
  16. CoQ10 Mostly found in animal products but in small amounts. A daily supplement is recommended.
  17. Nettle This herb is used to curb appetite, reduce cravings and raise metabolism.
  18. Kelp Strengthens thyroid, which in turn, raises metabolism.
  19. Spinach Revs up a sluggish metabolism and is also packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
  20. Asian ginseng With so many health benefits, it's not surprising that Asian Ginseng can rev up the metabolism. It works as a stimulant, so insomniacs beware.
  21. Lemon water if you add some fresh lemon to your water daily it will help increase your metabolism. Besides it will give your water a little kick.
Do you have any ways to speed up your  metabolism?

Saturday, March 23

Questions before bed

Here are some questions you should ask your children before you put them down for bed. I think bedtime is one of my favorite things to do. I give each of my children time to ask,talk or ramble about anything that happen in their day. I asked my nine year old son Justin these questions while he was finishing up his chores for tonight.


1. What do you like to dream about? My son wants to come up with ways to be a survivor if we are attack by zombies.
2. What is your best memory this school year? Making new friends I love to meet new people.
3. Who is your hero? Why? My daddy because he is the best daddy in this world. He loves me I know because he tells me all the time. We spend time together I like hanging out with him the most.
4. How would you describe your family? My family is nice,thoughtful and fun.
5. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? Nothing I love who I am.
6. What are you most proud of yourself for? I do my best in everything I do.
7. Who is the kindest person you know? Why? My parents because they help anyone they can.
8. What do you like most about your best friend? funny
9. What is one thing you would like to learn to do well? I would love to learn how to do tricks on my skateboard better.
10. If you were an animal what one would you be and why? A bird because I want to fall or dive like the birds.
11. When is the last time someone hurt your feelings? How did you react? I don't know it's been so long.
12. Do you know someone who is going though a hard time? How can you help them?My friend's sister who just had her friend kill himself. I mailed her a letter telling her it was okay it will get better.
13. What is the scariest thing that happened this year? I watch the new Resident Evil with my mom.
14. If you could keep only one thing, out of everything you have, what would it be? My notebook with all my drawings.
15. Who do you think is really successful? Why? My mom published a book that was really hard to write about.
16. What’s the best thing about your teacher this year? She is really nice.
17. When do you feel misunderstood by grown-ups? When I ask the same question more then once.
18. What three words best describe you? Nice,Creative and Handsome
19. What’s something that makes you angry? I don't get mad.
20. What’s the best compliment you ever received? More then one person at my new school says I'm awesome!

I was very surprise by some well all his answers especially # 7 and # 15. I guess I need to focus on
 # 17 He says I always tell him yes with a face. He is too funny. # 19 is very true for my son since he was born. He has never really been mad at anyone or anything. Anyone who who knows Justin knows he is a kind hearted person. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. I'm very proud of you son you are my sunshine everyday. You make my day with that smile of yours. You make me laugh at your humor and wild ways you are going to change the world someday. I just know it!

30 on 30 day 9

Lizard chasing  is apart of our daily activities. There are all shapes and sizes which are all Christopher's buddies. Along with his big brothers friends who adore him. Easter is right around the corner and I don't have a clue what we will be doing. My hubby thinks we should go to the beach which is always fun. Christopher and I started a seashell frame  this afternoon. I am also working on a jet pack for him I believe we are on day nine not to much to report.

Day 10

Justin is teaching me how to skateboard with his buddies. I'll let you know how it goes.

Day 11

We took turns racing. Later it was playing cars with Christopher.

Day 12

It was a day full of video games. Of course my nine year old won. I'm not a gamer.

Day 13

Playing sports with my kids may kick your butt at the end of the day but it's a lot of fun.


Friday, March 22

Liebster Blog Award

I love getting awarded for a great blog. Thank you Carrie from
http://www.militarywifelife.com/2013/03/nominated-for-liebster-award.html?


I have been very busy from moving unpacking getting the kids in school and back on track in a new house. The chore list has been dished out  and posted for the week. Now I have time to sit down for more then a second without someone calling "Mom" its great. This award will be the fourth one since this time last year. Not bad for a stay at home mom trying  to run a maintenance  business and wife. I'm grateful  that I have so many followers.

      11 facts about me let's see if I can come up with some

1. Since I live in Florida now I have developed  a strong hate for bugs.
2. I love to cook homemade meals for my family.  I'm in the mix of developing  a new recipe to sell.
3. I'm very dedicated  to the fitness  of my body.
4. I sit outside every night  with my hubby to watch the stars. It's breathtaking to to see the universe  in a different light.
5. I want to go to a nude beach.
6. I love to rub my forehead after a long day. It feel so good and takes away stress.
7. I love tomatoes.
8. I have a weakness for salsa.
9. I enjoy gardening  and giving away what I grow. To see someone smile warms my heart.
10. I would love to ride an ostrich.
11. I want to go shark diving.

Ok Nominees here's what you have to do (if you decide to join in on the fun):
                                                Here are the rules

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award Presenter on your blog and link back to their blog

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they've been chosen.

4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.

                                       My questions from Carrie
http://www.militarywifelife.com/2013/03/nominated-for-liebster-award.html?
1.What is your favorite quote? 
"To thine own self be true" by William Shakespeare 
2. What was the last song you listened to?
You have a friend in me from Disney Toy Story  its my toddlers favorite movie. 
3. What was your FIRST blog post about? I think it was being pregnant with my second child.
4. What is your favorite blog post that's on your site? It would have to be Father and his boys.  www.lifeisonlywhatyoumakeit.blogspot.com/fatherandhisboys
5. How did you come up with your blog's name? I have always said Life is only what you make it. You can laugh or cry about it. It made sense  to use it.
6. What inspires you? My children and hubby.
7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully my hubby and I have adopted  a little boy the same age as our oldest son. I have met  my pre baby baby weight. My second book is published.
8. Describe yourself in three words.
Kind,sexy and crazy
9. What is your hometown, and what was it like?
My hometown is in Trenton,MI and its quiet and relaxing.
10. What is your dream job?
To be marine biologist.
11. How long have you been blogging? Since 2009


                                11 questions for my nominees:

1. What is your favorite TV show?
2. Do you like to wear socks or go barefoot?
3. How many kids do you have?
4. What are your long term goals?
5. What are your short term goals?
6. Are you a organ donor ?
7. Who is your favorite sports team?
8. Do you have curtains up in your house?
9. Do you like cheese or Bacon?
10. Are you a cat or dog person?
11.Who is a hottie Gerard Butler or Channing Tatum? If you are a guy then  Mila Kunis or Jennifer Lawrence?
      


  My nominees are the following I think some of have more then 200 followers. I don't know if it was my computer but I couldn't see the GFC link on any of the blogs. I guess it doesn't matter all the blogs I listed are great.

        GOOD LUCK EVERYONE I HOPE YOU HAVE TIME TO JOIN IN THE FUN!


1.Augusta Rae
http://www.augustrae.com
2. http://mywalkingshadow.blogspot.com
3. http://www.badanduglyofretrofood.com
4. http://childrenofourworld.blogspot.com
5. http://www.funinventors.in/2013/03/cute-baby-animals_20.html?m=0
6. http://adullroar.blogspot.com
7.http://thingwfeathers.blogspot.com
8.http://liberalslutadventures.blogspot.com
9. http://recycleandrubbish.blogspot.com
10.http://conjunctures.blogspot.com
11.http://www.whisperingsweetly.com













And don't forget to snag your award for your blog:

Thursday, March 21

Davidson middle school

A tragic tale is unfolding as we speak at Davidson middle school in Southgate Michigan a child commited  suicide he was in eighth grade. I have a very good friend who's daughter  is friends with the boy. She posted on Facebook  that all she and  her husband  can do is hold her. They don't know what else to do. We are praying for you  and Mercedes. I hope she somehow will get through  this. You and Mariano are very good parents. I wish you luck just be patient  with her. She will need you now more then ever.

I'm asking my readers to pray today for all that are involved  in todays tragic events that took place.

Student suicide reported at DavidsonMiddle Schoolin Southgate March 21, 2013 10:28 AM

An eighth-grade student at Davidson Middle School in Southgate committed suicide in the building Thursday morning.

The school was put on lock down and parents were asked to come pick up their students at about 9:15 a.m.

Superintendent William Grusecki said the boy was found with a note.

The school is located at 15800 Trenton Road.

Stay with Local 4 News and ClickOnDetroit.com for updates to this developing story.

I can't imagine what the staff the children,parents and friends are thinking right now.  I wish he had someone to talk to. Someone he could ask questions no matter what is was. Someone he could lean on and cry if needed. I wish he knew he is special.  There is never a reason to hurt yourself or others no matter how bad Life seems to be. You matter to someone! You matter because you are special in your own way. If you need to talk please talk to someone. Someone will listen to you if not find someone else who will. Life today for children is a lot different  then when I grew up. I grew up around gangs,crime and you name it. We just didn't hear it as much. I grew up in a neighborhood  where everyone watched out for each other. If I did something wrong you can beat one of my friends parents came out to scold me on what I was doing wrong. Even with my mother being a hard worker not home as much she always made it clear no matter what I felt I could come to her and tell her. No matter what was on my mind I could talk to her.

Please  talk to your children, nephews, nieces and friends  let them know you are here if they need to talk. Smile to a stranger lend out your hand to someone in need. Let them know they are loved. Life is too short not to say it to someone you care about. Please tell your children they will grow up to become someone awesome. Tell them they are special. Make them believe they can do whatever they set their minds to. Build up your child's self esteem its easier to make a child happy than trying to repair adult  pain. Please don't let a day go by without telling your child you love them and they matter.

Sunday, March 17

House madness

I'm sitting outside getting my tan on. Watching my son play with the neighborhood  kids. Christopher is taking a nap in the stroller after our  four mile walk.
Yesterday we played with bubbles again. They seem to be a big hit in my house. I helped my hubby clean the garage. It's amazing what you can find packed away.

 Now we will set up for a garage sale for next week. I really don't have a need for a crib,car seat and play pen miscellaneous  baby stuff.  I was so excited to get mail but not what I thought mail from Marine Headquarters is not what I expected.
 My hubby has some phones calls to make in the morning.( Update Monday 3/18/13 on those phones calls seems to be what I expected. He is not retired anymore he is on active duty now. I think I will get sick now.) I may be having a heart attack for nothing. My handyman at work on our ceiling fan. We washed our car. Took a walk with Christopher in his hot rod. Took a nap, fix little things around the house, washed clothes, made dinner and watch the UFC fight with my hubby. This is the life I mean its nice to have a house again that we can make our home like back home. It has a lot of potential. How was your weekend?

Friday, March 15

Shooting advice

Some words to the wise. Shooting Advice from various Concealed Carry Instructors. If you own a gun, you will appreciate this. If not, you should get one and learn how to use it:

A: Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.

B: Its always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

C: Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.

D: Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.

E: Never say "I've got a gun." If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off. (I prefer the sound of a slug being chambered when you cock a shotgun)

F: The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes, the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.

G: The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win - cheat if necessary.

H: Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets . . . You may get killed with your own gun, but he'll have to beat you to death with it, cause it'll be empty. If you're in a gun fight: 1. If you're not shooting, you should be loading. 2. If you're not loading, you should be moving, 3. If you're not moving', you're dead.

J: In a life and death situation, do something . . . It may be wrong, but do something!

K: If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about? (I call it being prepared)

L: You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much a universal language. AMEN!

M: You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

Thursday, March 14

105 years old

http://www.facebook.com/directrelief/app_313014592143358?sk=app_313014592143358&ref=ts

Go friend this wonderful woman on facebook who is 105 years old. I saw her today on Ellen which was a inspiration to me about how she lives her life.

Ellen asked her

         '' What is your secret ?"

Edythe replied

" I have a happy marriage. I'm a happy person and if something happens that I can't do anything about it I don't worry about it. "

I love that answer because that is how I live my life. I'm a very happy person in life in general about everything. I show my children daily that its more important  to be happy in life then what you can buy or have. For anyone who knows me "Being Happy" means more to me above anything else. It took my hubby awhile to learn to be happy and let go.  He has a childhood past no child should have. A childhood filled  with pain. A soldier  who has guilt .

He told me
     "That he never knew happiness until he meet me."
I'm grateful I was able to show him a better life then what he was living. He has changed so much over the seven years we have been together its amazing. I could tell a change the first week of getting to know him after we met two years before. A whole other side was to be uncovered that he showed me. I love my hubby with every fiber  of my being. He may have faults like everyone else but the difference is I accepted who he is not who he was. I think what has made our marriage so successful  is that we went though a similar childhood. We understood each other in a way that was meant for us. I have never told him " Life,Love,Marriage and kids would be easy. It would always be a challenging no matter who you are." It's how you decide to let the other person in. It's  will and how you fight for what you want that makes a difference.

There are things in life that you have no control over. When that happens you have to just let go. To be happy its doesn't come easy to some its becomes something you learn to do like riding a bike. If you can learn that then everything else will fall into place.

Tuesday, March 12

30 Day challenge

30 day challenge for your butt who's with me? 
I'm on day six and my butt feels great on top of P90X,walking the neighborhood, running I should have a nice butt my summer.
I don't want a flabby butt so to keep myself and hubby happy. Well more for me I love workingout. I love looking at my progress  in the mirror. Besides when you workout you look good naked. You lose weight to look good in clothes I like both. I have found when I am happy about being naked my hubby and I have a very healthy relationship. We are happy regardless  of what my butt looks like same goes for him. I like his dimples  they are sexy.  Besides activities like that 3 times a day seven days a week seems to burn a few dozen calories and its fun. A new lift is in order for the summer since I'm determined  to go a nude beach  with my hubby.

He is behind me 100%. Lol

Let's see what my butt will look like in 30 days. I'm not sure about before and after shots but hey who knows. My new butt may change my mind.

Lizard chasing

30 on 30 part 2
Day 6
All about bubbles again. My boys are easy to please. Playing at the park is another favorite playtime  they enjoy as well as I do like being a kid again going down the slides.

Day 7

Today it's  lizard chasing time. Lizards are very common here in Florida. There have been a few in my house which causes the cat to go crazy. Christopher doesn't like them but likes to tell us where they are. This is something I didn't forecast  doing. It's still a lot of fun. We always let them go. No lizards were harmed  in this activity!  Sorry I'm blogging from my phone so the pictures are all at the end of my post.
UPDATE: By dinner time I didn't get a picture of Christopher but I did get a video of him. He is now the lizard's best friend. He was calling it his baby using the sign language  he has been learning for over a month. He is too cute!

Sunday, March 10

Bubbles

30 on 30 part 2

I think its been a a few days since my last post on our 30 day challenge  of 30 days of fun.  We had to skip a few days for our move. Which we are all unpack now its just finding a place for everything that is a pain. Mickey our cat has not come out from our bed in three days. She is hiding from everything and everyone. Today she is back to her crazy self terrorizing  the boys jumping all over the place like this morning when I walked into the kitchen  she was on top of the refrigerator. She came out of nowhere I about had a heart attack.

Day 5 its all about bubbles. My hubby and I had to fix our screen porch while we did that we took a brake to play football,bubbles and fly. I pick Christopher up and swing him around like he is flying then we act as if we are dizzy. He loves it! I'm really happy we have a bigger backyard its nothing compare to our acer we had back home but it will do.(I miss Michigan) We are already talking about a garden. Justin and Christopher have a blast playing in the dirt  when we set up. Here are some pictures  from yesterday. How was your weekend? What fun games and activities  did you do with your kids?

Saturday, March 9

Moving Again

There are a few tips you should follow when moving. First always have the car packed well with toys,books,games,dvd player,movies,cds and stop for coffee.  Don't follow to to closely to the car in front be prepared to stop at anytime.
I admit I have fallen off the wagon the coffee wagon. This past week has been crazy Monday we looked at a dozen houses. Tuesday and we signed papers.My wonderful hubby stayed two nights to work on it to get it move in ready. Our new house is two hours from Tampa. I packed up the house running on NO sleep because I can't sleep when he is gone. Hubby shows up Wednesday morning with the Uhaul truck we pack up the house while my oldest was at school. We are pack by 2:30 pm just in time to get him from school. We head to our storage unit for the rest. Stop by the post office for change of address forms,the bank,711 we stop to eat and fill up the tank on the road by 8pm. I don't like to drive at night but it was okay. There weren't a lot of people on the road. A smooth hour drive Christopher is sleeping.Justin and I are jamming to some old school,Shinedown,Rihanna and Britney. The second hour I spent listening to talk radio and sob stories on the request  hour. I'm on my second cup of coffee from 711 and Doritos. It's 11:13 pm as we drive into our driveway.
It's the most beautiful site I have seen in awhile as I get Christopher out of the car. Stars are everywhere they are huge. The big dipper is right over our house. I haven't seen stars like this in almost two years. My father lives in the U.P where if you turn off the porch light  you are swallowed  up by the stars. It's kinda of freaky when you are surrounded  by woods on 40 acres of land. We put our boys in the master room so we can unload the truck. My hubby grab me by the waist kissed my forehead we stood there taking in the moment at hand. We stand there talking about the constellations. I love looking at the stars. My hubby goes to the other side of the truck to show me something. I follow only to hit my leg on the back of the truck. We haven't even begun to unload yet. I'm laughing to stop myself from crying it hurt so bad. My hubby is rubbing my back laughing asking me if I'm okay. I try to walk it off but my leg feels like its broke. I still have a 26 foot truck to unload. With every step I take I feel the pain. I dont know how but we had the truck unloaded by 1am. I bypass  hitting my head off the top of the  garage broke all my natural nails trip into the kitchen found a bug outside the size of my toddlers hand. That freak me out! I'm not a bug person. It's been a year since we moved to Florida I still can't get use to the bugs on steroids. The house is a mess the garage  is full and the truck is unpack its 1:30 am by the time we hit the bed to only have to wake up by 7:30 am to drive back to Tampa to return the Uhaul truck. It saved us $400.00 dollars doing it that way instead of returning it down the street from us.
Morning hits I have to drag myself out of bed pour a glass of water on my hubby to get him up. It wasn't a lot of water but enough. Trust me it was the only way to get him up. He wasn't as mad as I thought he would be. I'm really sweet only evil when I have to be. I guess its the Mexican that comes out. It's 7:49 am by the time we hit the road for our two hour drive back to Tampa. On this trip I have to avoid slamming into my hubby big white ass meaning the Uhaul truck from going 70mph to 20 mph because on the other side of the highway  a car is on fire. Of course we slow down because all the stupid  people are looking instead of driving being nosey. We sit in traffic for 20 minutes then we start rolling I'm coming off the on ramp when the car in front of me is at a dead stop. Thinking to myself this is great we are going to die! Traffic is heavy I put the pedal to the ground to beat the cars coming up on my side. I look in my rearview mirror to see if the car is still on the on ramp yes it let four cars go before they did. People need to learn how to drive. I'm exhausted  along side my hubby we make it to the Uhaul place drop the truck off. My hubby slams a five hour energy and buys a monster I have a full cappuccino  this time. I was looking for a place that sold Cuban  coffee. That will wake you up in a minute No doubt! It's like taking a shot of pure caffeine. I have to talk to my hubby the whole way back home to keep him awake for two hours. It wasn't that hard because out of the blue Christopher starts vomiting turns out to be a 24 hour bug. I change him twice by the time we get home he is naked.  We both are running on no sleep by now. I don't advise this with us its never let's plan to move it just let's move today kind of thing. It's always been that way on a tight schedule . I'm safe to say I won't be driving anytime soon and we are on our last move for at least five years or more until we find a house with property  for our farm. Be safe today my readers. Have a great day live it up to the fullest.

Tuesday, March 5

YMCA

30 on 30 Part 2
Day 3
Sunday we didn't do to much but movie it out since everyone in the house seems to be sick. We all watched FX that had tons of great movies on like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, A-Team and Tron. We watched the  UFC Fight:Silva vs. Stann from Saturday night on DVR. It was an overall cuddle on the couch kind of day all four of us was in real need of some family time to just relax. As much as I love them I really hope I don't get sick. I can handle a house full of sick people but I can't handle myself being sick. It always seems to be followed by a headache from hell. I have downloaded an app VIGGLE on my phone it gives you points for watching TV. Then you can redeem them for gift cards ect. I'm not sure if it works or not but hey why not try.
Monday
Day 4
We went to the YMCA for some family basketball. It's the only way my little one will go into the kids zone without crying. I won't leave him crying I can't do it. It seems so mean when other parents do it. I just want to pick up the kids that are crying because they are scared. They just want some love. I even made a worker mad by asking her if I could fill out the book to sign in so she could pick up a 6 month old who was crying. I wasn't leaving until she did. That's just me I get myself into trouble by doing that. When Justin was born right after I went back to work in retail. A customer was just letting her little baby cry. It went on for a good ten minutes I couldn't take it besides I was nursing and had to go change my shirt. If you have breastfed a baby before you know what I mean. I walked over and asked her "If she was going to pick up her baby because if not I was going to." She looked at me without hesitation said "Sure pick up the brat." I was in so much shock I picked up the baby and held her until her mom was done shopping. People!!!

Christopher wanted to race so we did as you can tell from the picture. The other people in the gym must have thought we were crazy. It was a lot of fun. However that was my cardio for the day. I still hit the bike for 30 minutes and it was legs and back. I can't get my oldest out of the gym he loves basketball to death. He would play all day if I let him. I love watching father and son play they are so competitive with each other. It's all fun and games never over the top. We always want our son in whatever sport he takes up to be fun after all it's just a game. After 3 hours at the Y it was time to go home for a movie night with the family. We all have sore throats its horrible. I don't think running around made it any better either. What did you do today for 30 on 30?


Monday, March 4

Board games

30 on 30 part 2
Saturday
Day 2 with Justin: Board games
My son Justin has a collection of board games like monopoly, chess,guess who and battleship. I just named a few of the ones he loves to play. It's never one game unless we are playing monopoly which can take days to play. The last time we played it took us four days before I had to sell my properties. My hubby and Justin still had another day of it. Here they are playing checkers.

Day 2 Christopher:
Mommy and me classes
Christopher has a blast with these classes. They are a little of sit down and stretch  in the first five minutes which Christopher has no interest in so we run around until Ashley  starts class. It's more of a gymnastics  class for toddlers. Daddy even gets involved in our class. I think we have more fun rolling around on the ground showing Christopher what to to then he does.

Friday, March 1

Animal hoarders

I have today off to work on my book. I came across the show animal hoarders. Two stories one man has 19 pitbulls and a two year old daughter. His name is Shane who lives with his momma and sister. He steals money from them has full custody  of his little girl who doesn't support her which the mother of the little girl was married to someone else at the time of conception . His two pitbulls  ate his sister's cat and killed his moms dog. They are on a 20 foot chain on his property. That is no way for a dog to live but Shane says he is doing God's work. He blames his behavior  on the fact that when he was 7 his parents divorced. None of the dogs can be around each other.

Second story lady named Sharon  has a house full  of cats and no appliances  due to the cat using  the stove as a toilet. I think you know where I'm going with this. The house is full of feces  it needs to be demolished. She still owes 50,000  on her house. I have one cat and can't stand the smell of urine. Cat urine  is the worst in the world to smell. I don't know how this woman lives in her house. Sharon's daughter  talked her into moving out and surrendering  83 cats. Sharon and her hubby skip out on their medications to buy cat food $600.00 worth.They qualified for a veterans housing. She blames her animal hoarding  to her father not loving her.

I don't understand animal hoarding at all. I'm sure someone out there knows a crazy cat lady. I love animals but I wouldn't take it this far at all. My children come first unlike the man Shane above I mean that is crazy. Those dogs need love not just a place to stay. Two ate a cat I'm sure they would have no problem munching on his daughter for a snack.

                                     WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

 I mean sure when your parents divorced at 7 it was hard. DUDE, you are now 30 get over it and move on. Be a father to your little girl go get a job and man up! Sharon you are in your late 60's let go of the past please for your health you need to stay cat free. I'm sorry animal hoarding is a choice not a disease. People excuses these days kill me. No one takes any kind of responsibility for their actions anymore. They always blame someone else. Everything I have done in my life I have taken responsibility for them good and bad. That includes what you say as well. I hope both Shane and Sharon can get better but they have to realize they need to fix themselves.

You have to love yourself before you can love someone else.
You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of someone else.
You have to have a job before you take a person/animal in your care.

                                   What are your thoughts on this subject?

Rock Wall

30 on 30 Part 2
Day 1
 I took these pictures of my 9 year old who loves to take adventures anytime he can. The YMCA is a great place to spend time with your children. I took the pictures of him in the red last week but the one in the blue shirt is from today. When we lived in Michigan he like to go to Gibraltar Trade Center where his passion took off. It was the summer after he turned four years old. He likes to do anything new and fun. He saw the rock wall and instantly wanted to do it. He did and he made it to the top not once but three times. The next morning he complained about his belly hurting but it didn't stop him from doing it again and again. My hubby and I are very proud of him. No matter what he may want to do in life like rock climb we will support him. I always tell my son if you put your mind to it, you can do anything your heart wants.
He is a pro at it now. Its too cute to hear him brag. " I have this mom it's a piece of cake." Even better is hearing him telling the kids who have a hard time that there is nothing to it. His encouragement with his words are amazing for his age. Nothing new to us our son has always tried to help others to be there best. He is growing into a warm,kind, helpful and generous pre teen. I guess my hubby and I have done a great job so far. I don't see my son changing in this aspect. We love you Justin very much. Never give up honey the world is yours to conquer.

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