Fitness and Health Friday 4/24/2015

April 24, 2015
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I was invited to yoga and shopping by Athleta.  I was given a pair of compression running socks by Fitness Foundations in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions are mine alone. WOW! How things have changed since I last posted Fitness and Health Friday! I have been doing something that resembles consistency. I’m so very proud and excited! I finished week four of the Couch to 5k program this week and started on week 5. The  program only calls for running three days a week, but I prefer to run at least 5—so, I have! I have been running 5 […]

Athleta Yoga and Shopping

April 21, 2015
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I’ve been running again since the beginning of 2015. It has been a very long time since I’ve had any new athletic wear. What I have is either worn out or it’s uncomfortable because it has become so tight. I’ve been hesitant to buy myself any new workout clothes. I want to wait until I’m thin enough. Which, of course, my logic makes no sense at all! I knew one thing though, my running tights just weren’t going to cut it. Thankfully, I was invited to an event at the La Jolla Westfield UTC Athleta store to do some shopping and take […]

DisneyNature Monkey Kingdom: Review

April 21, 2015
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I was invited to see DisneyNature’s Monkey Kingdom at the local theater. All opinions are mine alone. Back in August, we saw Island of Lemurs: Madagascar in the theater and I loved it! I love monkeys and find them so interesting! I also love the Disney Earth and Disney Nature series as well. So, when we were invited to see DisneyNature Monkey Kingdom, narrated by Tina Fey, we were there! The thing I loved the most about DisneyNature Monkey Kingdom, was that this wasn’t just a documentary, this was a love story. It was the story of the underdog, overcoming all odds […]

Cell Phone Safety for Kids

April 20, 2015
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #MyDataMyWay #CollectiveBias The invention of mobile data is probably one of the the most amazing as a parent! I still remember the first time we got smart phones, so many years ago, that we could use the internet ANYWHERE! Wooohooo! Times have definitely changed, now that we’re parents and cell phone safety for kids has risen to the top of our priority list. Since my nine year old started becoming more independent, like going to horseback riding camp, joining swim team, and just […]

Boudin SF Spring Salad Collection Sizzles

March 30, 2015
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I love a good salad. This time of year, I’d rather have salad with a refreshing glass of iced tea than spend hours in the kitchen. I love a good refreshing salad that tickles my taste buds, especially if I’m not the one doing the chopping of the veggies! Wednesday, I was invited for a taste of the Boudin SF spring salad collection with a few local San Diego bloggers, at the Balboa Mesa location in San Diego. There are three new spring salads being offered by Boudin SF and they are sure to satisfy! The best part? Each of these […]

Fitness and Health Friday 3/27/2015

March 27, 2015
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It seems like forever since I posted on Fitness and Health Friday! For good reason, too! I finish my last dose of antibiotics today. Yikes! Ten days of antibiotics. Finally, that’s all over and now I can work on my fitness and health! I am taking my vitamins and using my essential oils. I am eating healthier. I’m going to make a difference in my health! This week, Mr. Bear and I worked hard on trying to eat healthy. Last night, we made a delicious shrimp Caesar salad. The night before, we made a turkey meatloaf and modified it to […]

Disney’s Cinderella Movie Review

March 18, 2015
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  We were recently invited to a screening of Disney’s Cinderella before the movie came out. I’m not sure who was more excited about it, me or the kiddo. I had been itching to go see the movie since I first heard whispers that Cinderella would be coming out. I have to say, we weren’t disappointed. I had some concerns about the characters. Would I love them? Would the prince be charming? Would they I fall in love with this Cinderella story the way I fell in love with the original animated version when I was a child? I hadn’t […]

Fitness and Health Friday—That Time When Jillian Michaels Kicked My Butt

February 20, 2015
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Welcome to the third addition of Fitness and Health Friday! Happy Friday, indeed! Wow! I can’t believe it’s Friday already! What a week—or two! I’m finally on the mend after being sick for nearly 2 1/2 weeks. I’m almost fully recovered, after coming down with strep, then strep in my eye, then a crazy cold. It seems like every time I start a new exercise program, my immune system takes a bit of a hit. Enough of that though! I’m all better now and all fired up! I went to TheFitExpo in Los Angeles two weeks ago and had such […]

McFarland USA Movie Review #Disney

February 19, 2015
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  Last night, we went to an early screening of McFarland USA. Going into the movie, I didn’t know much about the film, except that it was a movie about running. Of course, with my passion for running, I was excited to see it. I have to say, however, this movie really exceeded my expectations! It was such an inspiring film and really reminded me that the human spirit is capable of such greatness. Against all odds, one can accomplish their goals, and this film, based on a true story, really highlighted that! A few months ago, we found out […]

TheFitExpo Los Angeles Wrap-Up

February 19, 2015
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I was honored to be invited to TheFitExpo Los Angeles. There was quite a bit of excitement going into the event. The one HUGE thing I couldn’t wait to do, was to do the Body Shred work out with Jillian Michaels. For that, there was both fear and anticipation—because whoa! She’s intense! I was excited about the sessions they were offering, the competitions that were going to be going on and meeting new fitness lovers, like myself.  The schedule was so jam-packed full of education, meet and greets, competitions throughout the day, and the expo hall at the Los Angeles […]