What I’ve Been Up To A few weeks ago (six, actually) I started the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) workout. The BBG workout is a twelve-week fitness program designed to get you, well, bikini ready. If not bikini-ready, how about going for simply being in better shape? Yes, please. Kayla Itsines (it-seen’-ez) is the hugely popular… Read More A Fitness Update
How’s your posture? As you read this, are you sitting up straight? I’ll bet you are now! As soon as someone mentions it I find myself adjusting my posture. We all do it. The longer the period of time we sit, the easier it is to slump lower and lower as we read a book,… Read More How’s Your Posture?
Andy gets the credit for today’s salsa recipe. About five years ago his doctor discovered his cholesterol was high and prescribed some kind of pill to lower it. Andy being Andy, he didn’t want to start down that path so he asked the doctor about his options. He was told he could change his diet,… Read More La Salsa de Bieneverde (Greenwell’s Salsa)
Indulgence? Growing up (and well into young adulthood), pampering myself seemed like such a frivolous indulgence. As I got older, it was less about frivolity and more about impossibility. As the mom of two busy girls the closest I came to pampering myself was shaving my legs. Once I became an empty-nester I thought there would… Read More Pampering – Self-Indulgence or Self-Love?
Ah Tanner! He’s such a sweet boy, but he has such a penchant for getting in the way. If you’re heading through a doorway, he has a gift of placing himself in that doorway two seconds before you walk through. Every time. I’m not sure if he does it on purpose or it just happens… Read More Feeling a Little Casual
As my friends and I have gotten older, I’ve noticed more of them are having less fun. What a tragedy! At a time in our lives more of us care a lot less about how others perceive us, why aren’t we acting like it? Where is that footloose and fancy-free attitude? Getting older does not… Read More Do You Still Have Fun?
We made a (very) quick trip through Temecula this past weekend to pick up some wine club shipments on our way to meet our daughter. Life has been so busy we couldn’t remember our last visit. We know it was some time before we moved into our new home last fall. It’s been much too… Read More Breezing Through Wine Country
Fitness is such an individual thing. Yes, fitness classes and fitness groups are very popular, but what you like and what works for you is pretty specific. For some, it’s all about running. Others just want to pump weights. Body-weight exercises (we used to call them calisthentics) also have a huge following and come in… Read More My Latest Fitness Craze
It felt like it was time to break out of a color rut. Not a rut so much, but I’ve been combining different colors to give things a new, fresh look. For example, I love this J.Jill flounced shirt, which was last seen here. In both cases I wore it as a jacket. I just… Read More Changing it Up
We had an unfortunate event happen over the long July 4th weekend. Our pool filter decided to slow and eventually completely stop working. We called a company specializing in cleaning filtration systems but found they had such a backlog we were at least a week away from help. The timing could not have been worse: … Read More Filtering Attitudes