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Thursday, May 30

What's Wrong With Our Food System: Birke Baehr at TEDxNextGenerationAshe...



I think someone wrote this for him but he has a point. Before we moved to Florida I never went to the store to buy fruit and veggies I grew my own. My family supports local farmers markets you should too.

It's your health!

What do you think about?

                         What runs through your mind as your feet hit  the treadmill?
            

I walk up to the treadmill with ten minutes in my mind. I put my headphones in find my play list on my phone that contains songs from Shinedown, Nikki Minaj, Disturbed, Korn and some old school mix. Just about anything with a good beat that will keep me running. I press the quick start button on the treadmill it starts to move. I put in my weight and age start my heart rate watch as I walk slowly to fast pace up to three minutes then I increase my incline from one to 4 my speed from 4.0 to 4.7. At 30 seconds I speed up to 5.4 I'm in run mode one two three breathe one to three breathe as my feet hit the ground. I count my steps to breathe over and over in my head as I continue to run. I'm at five minutes I look up and over the treadmill I see a stop sign. I try and run to reach it but I can't. I see it in the distance as I continue to run faster I hit the speed to 6.2 I increase the incline to a 5 as I take a drink of water. Running up hill sucks as the thought passes my mind I want to stop. I can feel the burn in my legs I run harder and faster I increase again my speed is at 6.5. I let my mind wander about how good I will feel after I complete this run. I just completed a mad leg workout lifting weights for my legs  now as I run they feel like they are going to fall off. One two three breath in the nose out the mouth, I have to remind myself to breath its almost over. I look down the clock says 6 point something minutes. For My Sake song by Shinedown plays in my ear. I run a little faster the thought of having a nice butt hits my mind I smile because I like my butt it has a little bounce I never had before and it's almost round from my extreme squats I make myself take on daily. My hubby likes my backside so I tell myself keep running a nice butt is on the way I Fedex it. Go Go Go run now or you won't get that "ASS!" by 3 o'clock. I make myself laugh at what I will tell myself just to keep me running. It's okay now I'm at 7 minutes I really want to stop now my legs are shaking like crazy okay let's go my old school mix of 69 boys comes on the radio with other songs from the 90's hit's my ear. I get my second wind of air and it's like the pain disappears. I'm running at 7.0 now I feel great! One two three breath my heart rate is at 167 I'm in my zone yes  I wipe my face off as the sweat just pours off my body. I tell myself just a little longer keep going it will pay off in the end. I will look great in my new purple two piece this weekend at the beach. Not that I'm not sexy but running will bring the Sexy Back. Yes, I have a ego when it comes to my looks. I have always had I mean if I don't tell myself I'm sexy whatever my hubby's says won't matter. I have to believe it myself.







Thinking to myself

I'm going to have a nice ass!
I'm going to be fit!
I'm going to look good naked for a workout session with my hubby!
I'm going to look good in clothes!
I think I'm going to die if I keep running!
GO,GO,GO! MOVE!
You better move those legs woman.
Nice ass nice ass go go go!
Bathing suit Bathing suit here I come just walking on the beach!
Just breath, breath and breath some more.


These are just a few things I tell myself when I run. When I'm having one of those days when I think I might stop no telling what will appear in my mind as I run. The one thing I don't know how to do is give up. To me that doesn't exist. If you want something you have to fight for it even if that means fighting yourself to reach your goal. You are your own worst enemy.



I look at the clock I'm at 15 minutes not bad I start to slow down to let my heart rate drop slowly. I walk for the next five minutes and slowly get down to 3.0 to stop. I had a nice run I can be proud of. I push myself to the extreme at every workout. I run for me I run for my health I run to clear my mind sometimes my mind is blank for the next 10 or 20 minutes I run. I have a goal of fitness I want to be at I won't stop till I get there.
This is what I think about. It's your turn to run tell me what's on your mind.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day





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We can never thank these fallen soldiers, and their families, enough. Let us all keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Be humbled. Be gracious! Be grateful Be Kind listen if someone wants to talk it's hard for soldiers to talk about the past.

Here are a few links to take a look at that supports our Military.


https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryMindsYT?fref=ts




https://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-Minds-Spouses/441543835866153?fref=ts



https://www.facebook.com/MyMilitaryWifeLife?fref=ts




Saturday, May 25

How to Make Flax Seed Hair Gel



This is great! I'm always looking for natural ways to take care of my family. I use baking soda and water for a face scrub which has saved me $8.00 dollars every month instead of buying the apricot scrub from the store.
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It has worked out well my skin is soft I have a glow to my face with little or no breakouts. I take the box of baking soda in the bathroom leave it on the counter. Before I get into the shower I put a handful in my hand mix it with water while I'm in the shower and it will become a paste. You can rub if you like I do all over your face and then rinse. Complete! I will give updates about the hair gel as I use it along with the shampoo and conditioner she also has out.



Make money with your body.


Companies are looking to advertise on your skin, and they'll pay a good price for it, although I'm not quite sure if it's worth it." 
It worked for a single mother from Utah. She sold her forehead for $10,000 to an online casino, which paid her to tattoo its URL to it.
Note: You'll get paid less for temporary tattoos.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-sell-body-parts-for-profit-2012-3?op=1#ixzz2Txzy1XOa



I would never do this but to each it's own I guess. It just seems silly to me to do that. (laughing) If I did it. It would have to be something better then a casino. Maybe Lowe's since I'm always there.





My hubby did want to name our second son Kobalt. Which is a favorite brand of tool he buys.




Kidney's are going Up To $10,000 A Pop on the black market. KIDNEYS: Up To $10,000 A Pop


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-sell-body-parts-for-profit-2012-3?op=1#ixzz2Ty06HGEY


YOUR WOMB: Between $20,000 And $25,000

I was asked this when I was an egg donor which you can make money off of as well. I wasn't sure about it then and my feelings still haven't changed. 

You can donate sperm but with a year contract with the clinic  I know this because my hubby was going to do this when we first married. That's how we found out about egg donation. Sell your hair for locks of love.
Donate Plasma is another way as well to make money. I'm not hurting for money right now so I think I will keep everything my body has for now. However I do donate blood regularly. That is as far as selling my body or parts will go. What about you? 

Tuesday, May 21

The more I see this the more I want to go HOME!!!!!

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Enormous python killed in Florida is a state record

Invasive reptile, which was dispatched with a knife, measures 18 feet, 8 inches, and weighs 128 pounds.


The record was 17 feet  7 inches. All I can say is why FLORIDA? I mean really I thought Detroit was bad. Florida is Detroit in sandals.The story goes 

Leon applied the brakes, climbed out of the car, grabbed the visible portion of the snake, and began hauling it onto the road.

Okay , Who just jumps out of their truck or car to catch a snake? I will tell you who people who have been in the sun way to long that's who.

The story gets better: 

The python was delivered to the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center where it was measured and a necropsy was performed.

Why do they want to cut open this snake? They are going to find a whole village of people who have had too much sun. I hope and pray I never come across any more snakes other then the one I almost stepped on and the one my hubby killed on Mother's Day. I will freak out if I see a snake this big. 

Monday, May 20

Bad Tattoos

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This person is missing only and they would be helping out my Blog. lol

If you want to look at more bad tattoos check this site out. http://photos.ellen.warnerbros.com/galleries/bad_paid_for_tattoos#84921

If you have a bad tattoos please post a picture on
www.facebook.com/placesintime

Friday, May 17

How soon should you buy a Casket?


 Popular Caskets

Briar Rose
Sale Price: $995.00
Going Home
Our Price: $1,195.00
Natural Pine Casket
Sale Price: $995.00
Poplar - Solid Wood
Sale Price: $1,345.00
 This is just one site here in Florida I have looked at. Maybe they have a payment plan for a family of four. I want everything to be set up so my children and or hubby or who ever takes care of these details of my death to not have to do anything at all. Same goes for the rest of my family. I want to be prepared so no one has to worry.

Discount Caskets Online 

Talking to my father about life as it may be we somehow was able to get into a conversation about life insurance, caskets and how we want to be put to rest. This is insane! I have to buy a caskets to be put into to be cremated. Just throw my body in the burner sweep me up put me in a can and hand it to my hubby. (Laughing) That sounds bad but come on my hard earn money is going to be burn literally. Do you have a plan? My father and I agree we don't want worms going in our bodies. My step-mom thinks we are crazy because we will be dead.  He doesn't want to be burn. I just want to be cremated and thrown into the Pacific Ocean to swim with my humpback whales. I only want a one day showing in a hot orange casket with a rose on it.  I have wanted it to be this way for as long as I can remember. My hubby says he will keep some of me to keep at home if I die before him. He wants to be with me when he dies. I can call that true love can't you? We won't be apart not even in death. I love that man!  I don't want to be sitting on our fireplace mantel so everyone can see me in ashes. Well kind of I believe in life after death. I believe I will still be here to watch over my family just chilling with the Lord himself next to me Elvis and my Papa eating a cheeseburger. My question to you is it to soon to think about this kind of stuff? Have you talked about it yet? Do you know what your hubby or wife wants. Have you asked why or why not?

Wednesday, May 15

Pinterest part 2

If you have an account with Pinterest you already know this site is like a drug. I pin like crazy but I also look at this site as a learning tool for everything. DIY Crafts on here are awesome. I get a lot of idea's for my son on this site.
   
http://pinterest.com/aquariummomma/my-wedding-plans/
There are so many great idea's here for a wedding I pinned what I want to do I just don't know where to do it at. My hubby and I  have been talking about renewing our vows now all this almost planning has turned into a possible cruise. What a headache I know. I love it but there is always a butt somewhere.

 I just made these energy bits which is a must if you are a workout freak like me. http://pinterest.com/aquariummomma/get-fit/

I'm putting together a garden with some idea's like this one for my front porch. I will post pictures this weekend when I complete it. http://pinterest.com/aquariummomma/garden/
Do you have an account? What do you use it for? Post a link I'll follow for new idea's. Have a great day!


I also made a boards for my blog with great pictures I took like this one.
http://pinterest.com/aquariummomma/life-is-only-what-you-make-it/


These are flowers my hubby brought me. He always comes home with flowers. Now that I think about it I don't think he has ever handed me flowers himself.  He always lets our oldest give them to me since he was little now nine years later he still does it. Wow, memories like this is what makes life great!

Tuesday, May 14

Today & Yesterday

 Have you ever had one of those days? Today I guess was my day. Being a mom is always busy.Today was a lot of fun doing paperwork to get my passport to go to Niagara Falls dealing with Mr.Christopher who is in the post office yelling at the top of his very healthy lungs "Mommy!" over and over. Everyone and  their Momma was looking at me. Did I leave? Nope, I was there to get a passport. I was staying to finish it only to have the guy behind the counter tell me they don't do interviews on Mondays I would have to come back. 
I asked Christopher " Hey, son please use your inside voice please."
Christopher says laughing " NO, Mommy."
I ask him again "Why are you screaming?"
Christopher yells " I'm crazy!" Shaking his head and hands kind of like that kid in the commercial where they are all sitting around the table talking to the man in the suit asking questions. I couldn't help but laugh it was funny as can be. I didn't get mad at him he is a child unlike the lady who says to me " I wouldn't be seen with that kid. Just wait till he is older criminal." As she walks away.
Me laughing " I doubt my son will be a criminal because he is being crazy right now. He is two and by the way the line moved you lost your spot." As I yell " NO cuts!" All eyes on me I continue to fill out my paperwork and ask my questions about how to get our boys passports. Did you know that you have to have it okay by both parents before you leave the country? So with that note I have to wait till my hubby can come to sign the paperwork with me or have the paperwork the post office gave me to  notarized with my hubby signature. Then he doesn't have to be there for both kids. It's Canada! Who is going to run away to Canada  (Laughing) I don't know but because people have just like the warning notice on a hair dyer that says "Don't blow dry your hair while standing in the shower!" Who did that and why would you?(Laughing) 

We leave the post office to go grocery shopping well we walked into the aisle way to get tomatoes. Yup, You guess it Christopher started it all over again. I went and got the things I needed. Once we made it to the checkout he says" Mommy, I love you!" He has a very cute voice. He was having an off day. He is never like that.



He was quiet in the car on the way to the YMCA. He was sleeping that's why no complaints here gave me a rest. He loves to go play with the kids in the kids zone it's like a daycare while I workout. I ran for 30 minutes burned 350 calories then I worked my legs and back. I was exhausted by the end. I love this YMCA Justin can come workout with me. It's nice to spend time just the two of us. I took a brake from working my thighs to take a picture of him on the bike which he burned 13 calories. He was really excited showing me his muscles. I think we will continue this just like our Coffee Day Friday which is where we drink coffee but his is decaffeinated.

Have you ever had an off day like my two year old please tell me about it.

Mother's Day was the best ever we killed a snake. I hate snakes!
 I took a video which is on facebook thanks to my hubby we were saved from the snake getting into the house. I love the ocean but the creatures that live here I'm not sure about. 

We didn't do as much as I wanted to in the garden after the run in with the snake. My wonderful hubby and boys took me out for a late lunch/dinner at Chili's before we took our boys to see Iron Man 3.  It's been awhile since we went to the movies. It's something my hubby and I have always liked to do since we have been together. It was $54.00 for all of us to go with popcorn and pop. I was in shock like OMG! Are you kidding me? Wow, times have changed since last April. I think that was the last time we went. We still have date night at home. It's more entertaining at home. (laughing) We can do so much more than you can in a theater. Not that we haven't but that was when we were younger! (I kill me with the things I can freely talk about) That stuff is for another blog. 


I think this movie was AWESOME! Christopher did very well for his first time. 

This was at the start of the movie. He was really into it! He is growing up so fast I want to stop him. Both my boys. This won't be his last time going. I am very proud to be a mother to both my children. They are the reason I am who I am today. I love you guys. My hubby made it a special one just like any other day he always makes me feel like his Queen. I'm such a lucky lady to have people care about me like my family does. Have a bless day to anyone and everyone who is reading. 



Sunday, May 12

Happy Mother's Day to all



The celebration of  Mother's Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. Despite this, in some countries Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.



Take a second and pick up the phone to call your mother. Today is the day to celebrate yourself go eat that piece of cake or in my case my chocolaty protein bar. Yummy! Have a wonderful  Day our family is heading out to do some yard work for my garden today. We will go to the park maybe even go see Iron Man 3. I'm a comic book lover beside that is the only thing Christopher will watch right now. I need a change I can recite
 Iron Man 1 &2 by heart now. 
Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, May 8

Mangoes

What kind of fruits do you like? I like any kind of fruits. My love for fruits and veggies grew stronger with my second child. My hubby being the best daddy in the world already with our first son made sure I was eating right meaning five servings of fruits and veggies daily. I tell you he was such a pain how he hovered over me. I have to admit I loved the extra attention he gave not that it was anything different from before. I did get a kick out of not having to get up to get  my decaff ice tea.  I have him to thank for a healthy pregnancy. He made sure we were taken care of. I think he should go to school to be a doctor. He is kind with people in the hospital when I was hospitalized for dehydration a few times. It was nice to see his caring side but he has to blow things up instead. That's my Marine! (laughing) He is so unpredictable at times. I love it! What I know is he will do anything for our family. He is a strong role model for our boys. 


Some facts about one of my favorite fruits I grew to love while I was pregnant with my Popsicle. Mangoes smoothies are the best!



Clears skin
Mangoes help to clear clogged pores and make your skin acne free. You can treat these problems effectively either by consuming mangoes or by applying them to your face. You can find many beauty products containing mango in them. You can also make mango scrub at home by mixing mango pulp and oatmeal.

Improves Digestion
Like papayas, mangoes are also good for the digestive system. It promotes proper assimilation of the nutrients in the body. The fiber contents found in them prevents constipation.

Effective for Diabetes
Mango fruit ranks low on the glycemic index i.e. 41 to 60, so a moderate consumption of the fruit would not do any harm to the diabetic patients. Further the leaves of the mango tree can help regulate the insulin levels. Take a few leaves of mango tree and boil them in water, leave them soaked in this water over night and then strain and consume this water in the morning.




My Favorite Mango smoothie
1 cup of peach yogurt
1 mango
2 cups of milk ( I use almond milk for a kick of change)
1 banana


Monday, May 6

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Sunday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo

                       


What is Cinco de Mayo?On Cinco de Mayo, Mexicans remember the Battle of Puebla, fought on May 5, 1862. On that day, Mexicans won an important battle against the French army, which was invading Mexico. September 16, Mexico's Independence Day, is a bigger holiday in most of Mexico than Cinco de Mayo.Cinco de Mayo is surprisingly NOT a national holiday in Mexico, although it's a local holiday in Puebla. Here in the states let face it's just another day for Mexicans to drink!!!! (laughing)


            










 I keep this holiday very much alive more since I have had kids. After all I am a Sexy Mexican! I may have to pull my dress out when we dress up.  I wore the dress in the picture for my Popsicle first birthday. He had a Halloween party I was a Senorita.My boys and I will make some homemade salsa, tacos and guacamole.Thinking about going to the beach if it doesn't rain.  We will then decorate the house make some crafts like maraca's. We can't forget the dancing  the salsa or the Mexican hat dance to a mariachi band. To bad we won't be able to see my famous cousin's sing. They are in a Mariachi band. The kids love this last part hitting a pinata but I don't fill it all with candy. I fill it with money and toys since my boys don't really care too much for candy. To end our fabulous day the hubby and I will drink a Margarita. He likes to sing when he has a little to much. I might just YouTube it this time. Shush don't say anything. If I get it I will post it! (Laughing)

How do you celebrate Cinco De Mayo? 

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