My Baby’s Tastebuds….

I have to admit that some days his after school snacks are a break between healthy and unhealthy…… I hate to say unhealthy because he does have a variety of all of the food groups….. We are ALWAYS RIPPING AND RUNNING with his activities and cooking at home is ummmm….. like a 2 day a weekk thing! This boy has something to do EVERYDAY of the week literally…..

I do know that we are cutting out the bread…. well at least he can have bread twice a week but that is it…. He eats tons of fruit…. tons of Gatorade… tons of SPECIAL K Products and even a great deal of protein bars….. However, Wish I had the money to just build a chain of gyms for kids….I know that I would make a killing because at least 85 percent of kids in AMERICA is overweight – INCLUDING MINE!

Crazy thing is that he is in shape like he weighed like a skinny kid….

From martial arts…. he is alright… From soccer..he is alright… From baseball…he is alright… From basketball…he is alright..

I should have went ahead and signed him up for swimming – I know that would have SERIOUSLY helped us both shed some pounds….

Just even THINKING about putting this boy in another activity gives me a panic attack! LOL – It is just plumb exhausting and in a minute… His part time nanny will become his mother because I am tired!

It isnt too late but who wants to pay $300.00 for yet ANOTHER ACTIVITY! I already have to buy another instrument for this kid….. I tell him that he costs too much and needs to get a job… His reply is mom I did ask you to work but you said that I am too youn! UGGHH….. ” HUSH IT BOY ”

Helping Self...

BEST Work Out Song!

Why is it that the gym has the BEST work out songs? I come home and don’t know who sings the songs that seem to MOTIVATE ME to do 100 crunches…100 jumping jacks!

Welp, I have found 3 out of the 10 songs that motivate me!

These 20 pounds will go while I am jamming! LOL


Just another thought…

Realize that enduring happiness doesn’t come from success. People adapt to changing circumstances whether the circumstance is wealth or a physical disability. So, wealth is similar to health; in that, the utter absence of either one breed misery, but having them doesn’t guarantee happiness.

Take control of your time. Happy people feel in control of their lives. One can master her/his use of time by setting goals and breaking them into daily objectives. Though we often overestimate how much we can accomplish in a day, we generally underestimate how much we can accomplish if we work on it bit by bit.

Act happy. Sometimes we can act ourselves into a frame of mind. Just by smiling, one can begin to feel better; just as scowling can result in feeling negative. So, put on a happy face and see if you can trigger the happiness emotion.

Seek work and leisure that engage your skills. Happy people are often in a zone called “flow”—an absorption in a task that challenges them without overwhelming them.

Join the “movement” movement. A large amount of research has revealed that aerobic exercise, as well as yoga and meditation, not only promotes health and energy, it also helps to alleviate mild depression and anxiety.

Give your body the sleep it wants. Happy people tend to live active, vigorous lives, yet, reserve time for rejuvenating sleep and solitude. Sleep deprivation can result in fatigue, diminished alertness, and gloomy moods.

Give priority to close relationships. Close, intimate friendships with those who care deeply about you can help you get through difficult times. Resolve to nurture your closest relationships by not taking them for granted, show kindness to them, affirm them, and share time together.

Focus beyond the self. It is important to reach out to those in need. While happiness can increase helpfulness, doing good also makes one feel good.

Keep a gratitude journal. Taking time each day to pause and to reflect on some positive aspect of one’s life; such as friends, family, health, freedom, education, natural surroundings, and so on, increases one’s experience of well-being.

Nurture your spiritual self. For many, focus on spirituality and religion provide a support community, a way to look beyond self, and a sense of purpose and hope. Research has shown over and over that people who nurture their religious or spiritual interests tend to be happier and cope better with crises.