Friday Favorites – Foam Rolling Burns Fat and Diamonds in my Candles!

Oh Friday, how I love thee!

And I have some favorites for you, so without further adieu, here we go…

Think your foam roller is only good for working out those sore muscles or maybe you’re like me and you even use it pre-run?

If the foam roller wasn’t your best friend before, it will be now, especially if you have a those little dimples in your thighs. You know what I’m talking about, cellulite. According to this article, you can burn fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite with,you got it, your foam roller!

Click on the image to read the article and start rolling the cellulite away!

Click on the image to read the article and start rolling the cellulite away!

We usually spend some time during the holidays at our cabin in Holopaw. Y’all probably know there is no electricity, no roads, and no real amenities.  So exercise is not as easy as you’d think. I asked a friend of mine who happens to be a personal trainer and boot camp instructor what she would recommend for staying in shape while I’m in the remote confines of the cabin.  She said I could stay in shape with one 5lb kettlebell or dumbbell and Turkish Get-ups.

What did you say

WHAT??

I cannot even begin to tell you what thoughts went through my warped mind. Then I googled it…and I found a video for runners that showed me how to do the Turkish Get-Up which is something I’ve been incorporating into my strength training and I’m sort of digging it.

 

She also suggested throwing a few resistance bands in my bag and I found this workout which I’ve done a few times and really like:

Click on the image to read the article and see the routine.

     Click on the image to read the article and see the routine.

Diamond Candles!  My prayers have been answered.

Best Idea Ever! I just put this on my Christmas list but damn, I wish I would have thought of this!  I love these and they’d make a great gift for any woman on your list. Imagine getting a candle that not only smells awesome but has a RING inside of it! Spectacular.

Diamond Candles

Click on the image to visit diamond candles and get some.

If you want to know more about Diamond Candles, visit their site.  It really is a great idea.

I love to listen to music when I’m working out don’t you? There are so many remixes for The Hanging Tree from Hunger Games. You’ve probably heard the most popular one on the radio but I like this one.

Lastly, because this happened in my town I was almost embarrassed to even put it out there, but consider it my PSA to all Facebook users. If you find yourself getting obsessed over the amount of friends you have, or if you get easily offended when someone doesn’t accept your friend request, get off Facebook and get some help.

I don’t care who you are, you do not want to be known as the Facebook Slapper!  Feel free to click on the photo and read the story….

The Facebook Smackdown
That’s it. I hope you have an excellent weekend and if you haven’t gotten all your shopping done, I hope you have a chance to do it this weekend but don’t forget to enjoy the outdoors, get some fresh air, some exercise, and work your body!

What do you think about the diamond candles?

What are your plans for the weekend?

Google memes do not understand me at all.

There’s this thing going around on Social Media where you Google your first or last name and then the word meme, and you post the first few results.

It then occurred to me that this would be  even more hilarious using blog names.   The only rule is, you cannot use memes that are from your own site.  And because I came up with this awesome new game, I went first.

I went to Google, chose image search and put in the name of my blog and the word meme, like this:

The google search

And this is the first picture that popped up:

Oh, like I've never heard that one before!

                                       Oh, like I’ve never heard that one before!

And then this one…

Um, why do you think I would need this Google.  And more importantly what does this have to do with up or humming?  I'm so confused.

Um, why do you think I would need this Google. And more importantly what does this have to do with up or humming? I’m so confused.

And the confusion continued….

What does this even mean?  Is this a new cartoon that all the cool kids know about and I don't?  Great, another thing I need to Google, dammit.

What does this even mean? Is this a new cartoon that all the cool kids know about and I don’t?  Great, another thing I need to Google, dammit.

No, no I don't think you are here to help me.  These meme results are confusing me Google, I thought you were better than this.

No, no I don’t think you are here to help me. These meme results are confusing me Google, I thought you were better than this.

This is getting worse.  I'm losing all faith in my ability to come up with a good game.

This is getting worse. I’m losing all faith in my ability to come up with a good game.

I should have pooped before I thought up this game.

I should have pooped before I thought up this game.  (I broke the rules with this meme, it came from my site!)

Yeah!

Yeah!

Oh well, that didn’t turn out at all like I expected.  Maybe I can say the same about Rita Jeptoo’s test results later this week…..see what I did there?

What’s your favorite game on Social Media right now?

WTF Wednesday, Cars, Gifts and Pee

I’m not gonna lie to you, I find it incredibly annoying that I need to point this out, but apparently all of my previous attempts have fallen on deaf ears. I’m talking about looking behind your ass when you back out of your driveway. Gah!

Driver who cant drive
This morning I left around 7:20 to go for my run. Now, if today would have been like yesterday I would completely understand if a driver didn’t see me because yesterday the fog was crazy and visibility was zero! Today however, well today was beautiful, clear, and a bit warmer. A perfect day for a run, just maybe not in my neighborhood.

Bad Driver
I ran 9 miles this morning. 9 miles in which I was almost hit by a car 5 times. Yes, you read that right, FIVE!  Guess what all of these drivers had in common? I mean besides the fact that they can’t drive. Not one of them looked behind before backing out. Not one.

dog driving

Yet you can still drive better than some of my neighbors….

Fortunately I made it through my run unscathed. Because later,

I went to the post office.

Why on God’s green earth do I wait until the last-minute every year to mail out gifts?  I finished shopping for most of the gifts that I had to mail out weeks ago, but for some reason I neglected to mail them until today. Today.

I had some gifts to send to my niece and nephew in Virginia and a gift for my Mom and her dog that I needed to send to Tennessee. The postman got me some boxes to put the packages in and we secured them with some heavy-duty tape. With a little effort and some ingenuity we were able to fit all the gifts into two boxes. The postman put the packages on the scale and weighed them, filled out the forms on his computer and then gave me the total.

Wait, what?
Yeah, I paid more to send the packages than I paid for the damn gifts! UGH!

After going postal at the post office I headed home because I hadn’t even started my work yet, and I was also starving.  I sat down in my recliner for a moment and looked over at the tree.  And then I saw it.  A bright yellow stain.  And it was exactly what you think it was.

dog and christmas tree

Somebody just landed on the naughty list!

We put our tree up over the Thanksgiving weekend and after all that time, I was pretty sure Hank understood that it was not the type of tree you pee on. I wanted to be certain which I why I waited until last night to put gifts under the tree. Gifts that now smell like dog pee.

WTF? It must be Wednesday!

Do you have pets? Do they understand the Christmas Tree concept?
Have you ever had a car come close to backing into you?