Monday, December 31, 2012

Ringing Out the New Year Bring on 2013!!

So I just want to chime in and wish you all a safe, healthy, happy New Years Eve!

Do you all have plans? Are you sticking at home? Aaron and I are staying home but we will going to get us some carry out from somewhere. We received a gift card for Red Brick and I can get a healthy Turkey Burger from there so that is one of our possibilities. And tomorrow we are having a few friends over to just enjoy the day before boys have to start back to work on Wed.

So before going off for the day, I want to do a quick recap from my fun weekend.

Friday the kids and I headed north. Aaron ended up with pink eye and rather than sharing the love, he stayed home. Sad because we were doing our Christmas with my parents but good because we dont want to spread the love to my nieces.

As it was, Aarons brother ended up with pink eye. He told Aaron next time he is going to give the kids his Christmas list instead of them picking it out themselves...HAHAHA...get it?

So Friday night I ended up running on my moms treadmill and I was listening to my iPod practicing my routines mentally for Saturday. WELL the stupid treadmill for whatever reason shut off after 40 minutes. And every time I tried to restart it, it kept jacking around my MPH. I started to get mad but I "think" I got in 4 miles before saying Forget It!!

After that, I practiced some of my songs for Saturday and made up my play list. I had way more than 60 minutes worth and had to decide which songs I was going to do.

That night I ended up burning 815 calories.

Saturday I had my first Zumba class!! Some of my moms friend came out but couldnt complete the class because of bad backs, hurt feet, etc. So I ended up having 3 make it thru. The others really wanted to see what zumba is all about.

It is MUCH different (calorie burn wise) teaching versus just doing zumba. For example, in one hour class on Saturday when I taught, I burned 909 calories.

Last night when I did my whole play list (90 minutes) full bore and not holding anything back I burned 802 calories. So big difference!! Probably because I wasnt talking and yelling out moves...

Today I weighed in at 167.5. Up a bit. I couldnt track my weight at my parents house because their scale was off and I wasnt sure by how much. And even though I worked out, I ate too much bad stuff (like cookies). Oh well. I am ok with it. I start back to normal Wed with eating and working out so I will be fine.

And I have to be happy with where I stand because beginning of 2012, I started at 173 lbs (approx). So I am down in my weight for the year.

Today I will be working out when the boys nap to burn off some of the calories I will be eating tonight. I may get a short run in too while Aaron goes to pick up food. I just want to get the calories burning so I dont gain too much over night.

Frankly I will be glad to see 2012 go. We had a lot of negative things happen this year. And though I wouldnt change it because of the friends I made and GOOD things that have happened, instead of it being "one of those days" it was definitely "one of those years".

And I cant wait to usher 2013 in. It is going to bring some big changes this year with working with my personal trainer for 6 months and with all the good vibes I have been putting out in the universe, I am hoping to get some back.

Have a great last day of 2012 everyone! Stay safe tonight if you are going out!

Tip of the Day: I thought this was REALLY interesting and had to share!

"Pass The Butter ... Please.

This is interesting . .. .

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings....

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary heart disease ...

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers quality of breast milk

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?


  1. Happy New Year! I know A LOT of people across the country will agree with you when you say you're happy to see 2012 go!

    1. Happy New Year!! So glad to welcome in 2013!!

  2. New to your bookmarked it under my faves :)

    Great blog. Yes, butter is not's all natural. Margarine...yuck! Poison ;)

    Happy New Year!!

    1. Glad you found my blog and happy that you enjoy it!! Happy New Year to you too! 2013 is going to rock!