Friday, February 26

Flower Power...and FIT TIP (#69)

I received flowers...

that perfectly match
these days in
the Valley of the Sun.

Happy, sunny and sweet!

I smile every time I look at them.
Every single time...and,
they smile back!

According to more than 1500 ACE-certified professionals (including myself)

~~Women who lift weights will get bulky muscles.
~~Spot reducing is possible.
~~No pain, no gain.
~~Exercise requires a hefty time requirement.
~~If you exercise, you can eat whatever you want.
~~There's a magic bullet (quick fix) out there.

Thursday, February 18

Totes and Tears

75 degree days in the Valley of the Sun.
Perfect for out-and-about activities.

How easy would it be...
to take this along?

For your viewing pleasure.

Getting the perfect shot...

sometimes involves a few tears.
**outtakes of Kendal's kiddies...too cute**

Sunday, February 14

X's and O's

"A man is not where he lives,
but where he loves."
--Latin Proverb

Super fun weekend...
filled with all kinds of
Valentine love...

"Who being loved is poor?" --Oscar Wilde

These three came to town
for the long weekend.
Always good times with
the J.Brown crew.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 5

Texas, Tent & Tunnel...and FIT TIP (#68)

Loving my time with my favorite Texans.

Spied this tent & tunnel **in the Valley of the Sun** and

instantly knew it would be a fitting surprise
for the new big brother in Texas.

What I didn't know ** as I purchased & packed it**
was how much time I would be spending in it!

We **Stone & I** read books, sing songs
and discuss current events in this very tent.

He sleeps in it every nap & each night.
I may **or may not** have slept in it.

It's a hit...

and so is she!

FIT TIP (#68): For a **fat** Blast, Cardio Last!
Strength-train before doing cardiovascular work. It takes the body about 15 minutes to warm up and start burning fat.
So, a 30-minute bike ride is really only burning fat for the last 15 minutes of your workout. But, if you lift weights first, your body is warmed up by the time you hit the bike and you'll be burning fat throughout the entire ride.