Monday, November 25, 2013
So many people make sweet potato casserole as a Thanksgiving side dish..and I for one have been asked to make that very thing for a "Traditional Southern" Thanksgiving that we are invited to at a new friends house (she is from Georgia)...if it were my choice I would make this instead..and I do plan on making it at some point, but for now, thought I would share with all of you so you can make it for Thanksgiving :)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This guy is my favorite entertainer. I must admit, I was not all the impressed with him when I first saw his act. He is talented, but some of the lyrics in his comedic songs just didn't do anything for me. Hubby was playing this speech this morning and it really caught my attention, enough so that I listened to it again, posted it on facebook, and of course here.
The link has the video but it also has a written commentary on the speech. At the end of his speech though is his introduction and the list of all of his accomplishments...lots and lots of them! Pure genious!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I can't stop smiling!
I am in the process of studying to get my Group Fitness Cert in Australia so I can be an instructor again.
In the meantime I decided to go ahead and get my foot in the door of a gym in another role.
I have sent out my resume etc etc...this one job seemed to jump out at me and when I got a call the very day I applied for it and was interviewed on the phone and asked to come in for a face to face I was excited. Then a few days later was called to come in for a group interview with 3 others. Upon leaving that day, I had a gut feeling I would not get that job. Not sure why, just did. Almost a week went by when I got an email stating that the position had been filled BUT that something else had come up and they wanted to discuss it with me. The meeting was set for Tuesday, in the meantime I also had 2 interviews scheduled at a chain gym for sales. Then on Monday the meeting was postponed until Thursday..I was starting to lose hope, but still...I REALLY loved this gym and was curious at what they were going to offer me. One of the other interviews went really well, and it was a new gym, beautiful equipment..but to be honest, Sales is just not my thing, but I want a job..in a gym!!!
So I go today to the gym I like..(BTW this gym is PURPLE-love at first sight)..and shockingly I was offered the job as the Group Fitness Coordinator. Both the owner and the mgr really liked me in my interviews but felt that my passion for Group Fitness was not going to be the right fit for the front desk..but they still wanted me to be a part of their gym family. They were going to ask me if I wanted to teach there, in the meantime the Group Fit mgr went to them and told them she needed to step down from that position, she is also over the Personal Trainers and could no longer do both, lucky for me it was Group X she wanted to give up..both managers knew immediately that they wanted to offer me the position. I am so excited..it is more than I could have hoped for since I am not even certified to teach yet in this country.
The gym felt like home the minute I walked in. I have visited a few gyms since I have been here and this one just "fit"..and so did the management, I felt a connection with both of them right off the bat and I know I will be so happy there.
I start taking classes tomorrow but won't take over the position until September some time. I am just so happy, I can't stop smiling! This is a HUGE shot of motivation right when I needed it as I have been feeling a little low lately, and with the tooth issues I had, I have to admit I have not been watching my diet closely, nor have I been exercising. Hubby and I are going out for a quick celebration tonight at my favorite "fast food" place (Bing Boi)..overall it is still healthy, its a Chinese wrap, they make the wrap right there in front of you, whole wheat and an egg, and then it has veggies and whatever protein you choose. I have been craving one all week..so we will have it tonight and then my focus goes back to my clean eating and exercise.
I am so PSYCHED!!!!!!
Monday, August 05, 2013
I drink warm lemon water every morning upon waking. I posted a link yesterday on facebook about freezing lemon peels to use later in salads, drinks, desserts etc and mentioned about how I have plenty of lemon peels due to my morning ritual. Someone asked me what warm lemon water did for me? Hmmm, well I knew it aids in digestion, supposed to help skin..and I had always heard it was a good start to your day, almost any detox program etc tells you to drink it..so I did find this article with 10 reasons to drink warm lemon water in the mornings and figured I would share..and in it she does reference freezing the rinds as well :)
So go out and buy some lemons..I know when we get a house of our own, I WILL own a lemon tree!!!
Sunday, August 04, 2013
I am sure if you have been my SparkFriend for any length of time you have come to realise I LOVE my furbabies..both of them..maybe not so equally as my dog, Holly, has been with me and has been my lifesaver from lonlieness for a year and a half now. We do more with her than the cat for obvious reasons, and to be honest we bought the cat for her (but I do love my kitty, he is precious, and he loves his "big sister" so much!)
Anyway, we run with her most times (unless we are doing more than 4 miles, she gets really pooped out after that). So this year as we run the annual City to Bay here in Adelaide we are running for a cause, the Animal Welfare League. I am not trying to push my fundraising on anyone, but figured I would post the link here anyway..it is Australia's Animal Welfare league so I quite understand peeps not wanting to donate, but again, I feel like I needed to post it here anyway :)
I am the kind of person that posts adoption pictures of dogs on my facebook page quite often in the hopes that maybe one day my post could encourage the adoption of a needy pet..I also promote petitions for animal rights and to stop animal abuse and cruelty. It is not much but I do what I can..I have been accused of caring for animals more than I do people, and though that is not true, I do think that I can have a voice for the creatures that can not speak for themselves!
Have a great week all
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