Friday, August 27

Crossing the Line(s)...and FIT TIP (#100)

What is your summer activity of choice?
Do you have "the lines" to prove it?

Do you use sunscreen?
If you don' will...I promise!
I used to live for a great tan.
Then I became aware of the dangers of UVA and UVB rays.

There are ways to disguise "runner's tan".

Before FIT TIP #100...I've been asking myself
and now I'll ask you:
~Do you read them?
~Are they helpful and/or entertaining?
~Should I keep posting them?

Okay...FIT TIP (#100): Sunscreen Savvy **staying on topic**
Sunscreen should be applied to clean, dry skin 30 minutes before exposure to the sun, which allows it to absorb properly. **oops, not so good at that**

Budget brands are just as effective as the more expensive brands.

Overcast weather still requires sunscreen because 80 percent of ultra-violet radiation is still present.

Happy Weekend! Cooler and cloudy days in **the Valley of the Sun** forecast!

Sunday, August 22

Blue Skies...and FIT TIP (#99)

Some favorite BLUE images...
in honor of the last week of August!

Blueberry Smoothie
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 banana
1/2 cup ice
1 T. honey
Blend and enjoy!
Want to sneak in a little green?
Add 1/4 cup frozen peas or a **small** handful of spinach.

FIT TIP (#99): Summer Sizzle
Hop into a cold shower BEFORE your workout. A German study this year found that a pre-exercise cooldown improves performance in the heat--probably because it lowers your heart rate as well as core and skin temperatures.

Try this: If you can't get excited about a cold shower...just cooling your neck and/or head with an ice pack may make a difference.

Sunday, August 15

Flipping Out and Holding Out...and FIT TIP (#98)

First, let me admit
I'm suffering from serious withdrawals.
I had a blast in California with Gavin
and his mommy & daddy.
**and beautifully cool weather**
I love & adore these three...soon to be 4!

and now, regarding FLIPPING OUT and HOLDING OUT

FLIPPING OUT ** Jeff Lewis, Zoila and the rest of the gang**
Thank you for returning.
Chock-full of unexpected one-liners that never fail to entertain!
Can I get a woot-woot?

HOLDING OUT **clearing out my inbox, I came upon this article**

11 Things Every Girl Should Hold Out For

**I need to add, that if you are not single, you cannot hold out...enjoy what you've got**

1. A guy who can make you laugh. Can he make you at least chuckle when the chips are down?

2. A guy who will laugh at your jokes and "get" you. If you think you're funny at all, does he "get" it and appreciate it?

3. A guy who will attend your lame "things." He will go to a boring event even though he will get nothing out of it---he goes for you.

4. A guy who will do nothing with you. Could you entertain each other on a deserted island or while stuck in traffic?

5. A guy who will give you a thoughtful gift or card. Does he have his moments of showing you he has thought about you?

6. A guy who will say he loves you. Not just because you want him to, but because he wants to.

7. A guy you respect. Are you proud of him? Is he proud of himself?

8. A guy you have good chemistry with. Enough so that every time you argue, you will be motivated to work it out.

9. A guy who agrees with you about travel. Does he want to go places and see things with you?

10. A guy with similar family goals.

and then #11...which is just simply wonderful...

11. A guy who sees you the way you want to be seen. He thinks you're smart, funny, beautiful and powerful---always. Even on the days when you can't believe any of that about yourself.

So, are/were any of these "deal-breakers" or "deal-sealers" for you?

FIT TIP (#98): Design It
Rather than trying every new diet fad, design your own plan that will fit your lifestyle. You need to cut out only 150 calories a day to lose 15 pounds in a year, so start small.