Tuesday, May 24

Tickle Me Pink...and FIT TIP #(135)

I don't really consider myself a **pink** person...

but I recently came across a folder of pink images I'd collected.
They make me smile, so I decided to share.

FIT TIP (#135): Interval Bonus
By doing intervals (alternating pace/intensity) while on the elliptical, treadmill or while walking or running outdoors, you may feel even happier when your workout is over.

According to a recent study, women who did interval training had a bigger boost in mood immediately following exercise than those who worked out at a steady pace.

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Thursday, May 19

Picnic Perfect...and FIT TIP (#134)

This scene **from Country Homes and Interiors** makes me happy.It contains so many things that I adore:
~paper lanterns
~vintage luggage
~quilt & pillow picnic
~big trees
~tall grass

Our recent days **in the Valley of the Sun** have been unseasonably cool and breezy.
Perfect picnic weather!

FIT TIP (#134): Scramble Your Breakfast Routine
Start your morning with one-half cup of Egg Beaters. They're just 60 calories, fat-free, and packed with protein and vitamins. AND they contain no cholesterol.

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Monday, May 2

Simple Elegance...and FIT TIP (#133)

I watched bits & pieces of the royal wedding.

One of my favorite things **other than the huge entertainment value the hats & headgear provided** was the bridal bouquet.

Made up of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, hyacinth, and Sweet William...the flowers were chosen for their meaning and significance to both families.

Lily-of-the-valley signifies a return of happiness.
Hyacinth means constancy of love.
Ivy is for fidelity.
Sweet William stands for gallantry...and was added to celebrate the groom.

The bouquet is also believed to have contained stems from a myrtle planted by Queen Victoria in 1845, as well as a sprig from the myrtle used in the Queen's wedding bouquet in 1947.

FIT TIP (#133): Bigger Mood Boost
Women who do interval training receive a bigger boost in mood immediately following workouts than those who exercise at a steady pace.

Words for the Week
"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it." -Jonathan Winters