Monday, July 25

Beyond the Baywatch Moment...and FIT TIP (#139)

Summer's begin brought a "Baywatch" moment.Compliments of my trip to Cali. **no worries, just a jogger's bloody toe**

June also brought Tanner's cute familyto the Valley of the Sun.
It was so much fun to hang out with Tanner, Charee and Chloe & Tru before their move to Germany. I am so excited for them and the adventures and opportunities they have to look forward to!
xoxo to the T. Brown crew!!!

I also got to spend some fun June time in Texas...but those pics aren't on this computer. Had a blast with the Jessups, as usual. Also had an interesting flight from Dallas to Phoenix...which is becoming the norm.

The middle of summer **July** is turning out to be as enjoyable as the **June** beginning. The heat hasn't even gotten on my nerves yet. Escaping a few times each month surely helps!

FIT TIP (#139): Laugh it Off!
Laughter is very healthy! It's also very aerobic--engaging every single organ system in the body. There are certain core muscles that only become engaged when you're laughing.

A study by the American Physiological Society found that even anticipating a laugh could produce endorphins and shut down production of the stress hormone cortisol.

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Monday, July 11

Speed Bump Ahead...and FIT TIP (#138)

Slow down summer...speed bump ahead.
**took this photo while visiting southern California last week...ahhh!**

My Summer Crushes:

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade...from McDonald's.
I'm not a big McDonald's fan. **except for their straws...I love how substantial they are**
Their frozen strawberry lemonade is as good as any I've enjoyed.
And can we talk convenient **drive-thru**...and inexpensive? Winner!

Tom Larry Crowne.
I loved the way this character took an unfortunate situation and used it as an opportunity to transform himself inside and out!
**he looks so cute on that scooter...go figure**

The treadmill...has become my summer buddy, thanks to triple-digit heat outside.
Hopefully this crush will last until cooler temps return!

YogaToes...expediting recovery time after activity...such as exercising, sight-seeing, shopping. **look strange but feel good**
Retail for $39, but I found them at TJ Maxx for under $10.

And for coconut, don't walk...for a limited time only.

FIT TIP (#138): Take a Breath
Even if you're not in yoga class, being mindful of your breathing can pay off. Inhaling and exhaling evenly and completely makes any workout more effective by bringing extra oxygen to your muscles.

Aim for about 12 inhalations and exhalations per minute.

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