Active at any Age

This past Sunday I went to my husbands baseball game and I was amazed to see these men, ranging from 25 to 55, playing baseball and staying active. It was great to see all these guys get out of the house and play sports. Many men, especially  older men, start to get lazy as they get older and would rather sit on a couch and drink all day. I was happy to see my husband and all his teammates have that competitive spirit and really put their all into the game. In the end they lost the game, but they didn’t let their spirits down and they amped each other up for the next game. There are so many sports that adults can get into, but they just need to look online and find local sports clubs around them. Since I am moving to VA soon I started going onto Meetup.com to find different outdoor activities


My Hubby

The Miramar Rangers

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Lady Gaga Lover

This is just one more reason why I adore Lady Gaga. In a recent article from Bazaar magazine Gaga was quoted saying

“I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.”
Read more: Lady Gaga Interview – Quotes from Lady Gaga – Harper’s BAZAAR

This is something that I indirectly feel about women who have plastic surgery, but I never said out loud. Aging is a part of life and we have to love ourselves at every age. Every wrinkle tells a story and embodies who we are. Yes, there are alot of women who get surgery to overcome insecurities, however ultimately they need to overcome it mentally and spiritually. They need to love themselves first and understand we were given these bodies for a reason, that we are individually crafted to look different and have imperfections. I think when you truly love yourself for who you are then you can entertain the idea fo surgery. Many women have surgery without really knowing who they are and loving themselves first. A lot of times women are so competitive and threatened by other women that they try to out-do each other. If you’re going to have surgery do it for the RIGHT reason and not to look better than your next-door neighbor. Sometimes I do not understand why everyone wants to look the same. Why everyone wants the same nose, the same round perky boobs, the same cheeks, why can’t we appreciate the flaws? Who’s to say that one day I will have plastic surgery, but the first thing I will do is find the reason why  I want to do it and make sure it is not for superficial reasons.

Lady Gaga continues talking in the article about fame, fashion and the reasons behind her latest facial accessories,  the horns.

PS. So sad I missed her concert last night at the AA Arena 😦 Im sure it was Gagalicious!

❤ Nowel

What happened to LeAnn Rimes!

The first time I saw Lee Ann Rimes on the cover of Shape magazine I was impressed. She had gotten more toned and she loss alot of the baby fat she had when she was a teenager. Then the second issue of Shape came out and I was like “Go LeAnn!” your killing it. She was on the cover of Fitness, but I wasn’t to fond of the ad, she looked pasty and had a boyish figure. In my opinion she looked great and all she needed to do was maintain her weight and stay healthy.

Then I saw this picture!

I was floored. I did not know what to think. You only see her legs, but that is enough. All I could think of was it the stress of the past few years or was it the influence of her new man. This is not what healthy looks like this is what obsession of the gym, possibly starvation, looks like. I am definitely not hating on her, I like the girl. I just hope she figures things out and finds peace in her life, that is if she hasn’t found it already.

❤ Nowel

The Flu from Hell

How I feltFrom going to the gym 5 days a week at 5 am to doing nothing for almost a month makes me feel horrible!

I had the flu for two weeks. At first we didn’t know what the hell was wrong with me, I thought maybe it could be my Lupus. A couple week prior to me having the flu I was getting chest congestions and feeling really weak so  I was actually sick more like a month! I had to go to the ER once the fevers started but they never said it was the flu, they gave me a crap load of pills, but nothing worked. A couple days later I went to the doctor and thats when she said I had the Flu. Once I new what was wrong with me I actually started feeling better, its amazing how powerful the mind is.

Even though I was sick there are some pros and cons to me having the flu.

Pros

I lost EIGHT pounds! Yes, EIGHT freaking pounds! I had no appetite and everything tasted bland

I stopped drinking coffee

I was able to get much needed rest from the past year and a half (school, work and marriage)

Cons

Missed my last day of school

Missed my graduation dinner

Felt like death

Bad Breath

Coughed so hard that I almost vomited a couple times, horrible!

So what happens next? I need to start WORKING OUT!!!!!! I miss it so much! Yeah, I lost eight pound, but now I feel skinny fat, UGH that’s the worst type of skinny. I lost some muscle and I need to get it back!

Fitness Challenge ReCap (The Video)

Below is a recap of Aurora and I Fitness Re-cap. There is nothing really good to recap and you will see why? LOL

We have a renewed motivation now and this is because of our co-worker, Jackie. She started her journey to a healthy lifestyle and I have never met someone with so much discipline, Amazing!!!! So, we are bringing back and harder then ever. Lets see what happens.

Nowel

Nike Training for iPhone… LUV it!

If you havent tried it already and you have an iPhone check out the the NEW Nike Training app, AAAAAmmmazing. Check out my thoughts below in my new Video post

Luv it Luv it Luv it!

Its a win win situation, I think the app is free and there is so many great features, PLUS you can integrate music and goals for optimal success! Nike is just killing it!

Back in the Game

Can I just say it is always great when you fall and you are able to pick yourself back up again. I have been reading through some of my favorite health blogs and it seems these past few months have been rough for ALL of us. But the true test of ones dedication to their healthy lifestyle is being able to pick themselves back up again.

Believe me it is rough. The past month has been a struggle, trying getting myself back in my old routine of daily exercise and consistent healthy eating habits. Around day two and three I would just give up and feel sorry for myself. Thankfully, this past week I have been able to pick myself back up again and get myself going. I tried to think about what helped me get back in the game and a few things came to mind.

See Below:

1.Reading health blogs: Reading other blogs helped me realte to other women.

2. Observing how my body feels: When I start feeling groggy and sleepy all the time I know it has to do with the quality of food that I am eating and me not going to the gym.

3. Clothes: When my pants start to feel a little tight that is usually when I pick myself up real quick.

4. Sadness: When I start to feel sad and almost depressed I know alot of it has to do with my Health. Being healthy for me is meditative, I feel a sense of balance.

These are just a few things, but I am sure there is more.

So those who are feeling down and out, find what works for you and make sure you write down and place it somewhere where you can see it everyday for constant motivation.