Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Some days with this cooler weather, you start thinking about hot chocolate with marshmallows.  My favorite is Abuelita’s Mexican hot chocolate. Give yourself a break, and add some marshmallows or a cinnamon stick. Get into your yummy flannel pajamas, and curl up into your favorite chair. I like to get into my writing and research mode,…

It’s just a number, sweet cakes!

Sometimes we get caught up with numbers.  Of course we do, we are in a world of measurement where we check our weight, we keep track of our age, we define ourselves and what we are supposed to be with those numbers. I want you to do me a favor.  Close your eyes for a…

Cali Hawaiian Winter

I miss Hawaii.  Of course, I’m in California so it’s not as cold as other places…BUT my body ain’t built for cold and it’s 35 degrees at night here.  So I got my knit cap on and I’ve been sick again all weekend. I’ve been drinking hot tea.. Not just one cup but 10 cups…

Happy Sweatpants Day!

Well, I’m sittin’ here in my sweatpants writing in the kitchen because finally I actually have time to write!  Truth is, I’m home sick.. sick as a dog dang it! Zinc, Athletic Greens, vitamins, you name it did not help me this time.  So I downed more Athletic Greens to hopefully speed up my recovery…

Ok, Ok already! I admit! I need Professional Help…

Hello Friends, It’s true… I hate to admit it… but I’ve been wrong about things.  However, that being said… trial and error need to come at your own expense.  In other words, you must experience it yourself to believe that what it is you are doing is wrong.  It’s when the chips are down and…

You Got Me in Knots!!! Please untie me…

I gotta tell ya… there’s nothing worse than a body covered in knots.  If that’s you, then this will be a must read.  Have any of you heard of myofascial release? Awe the internet, what is easier than googling whatever it is that you’d like to find out about.  Ok for you lazy bums, here…

Run baby Run! If the hill could only move with me…

This hill, has tormented, challenged, tortured, fought, angered, and tested me every time and I’ve continued to run, sprint, walk and let it define me each and every time… solo, for years.  Now, I’ve got friends for the first time wanting to join me.  The challenge of having friends with me, especially with my claims,…

Sprint Mania

I’ve starting sprinting at least once a week. Sprinting is a great way to improve running if you’re a runner, or just your overall stamina.  It also promotes muscle growth and is a natural fat burner without losing muscle. Here are some variations on how it goes: What you need is a decent hill.  Find…

D.I.Y. Killer Workout (Equipment Optional)

Ok for your D.I.Y. workout here are some mix and match options you can do. What you will need: 1)  A stop watch… If you have an smart phone… download a stop watch app.  (optional)  Just count. 2) Barbell or handheld weights, or medicine ball, kettlebell or large water bottles filled with water. 3) A…