WTF Wednesday, Smarty Pants

I wish my parents would have never told me to eat all my food on my plate because there are starving children in Africa when I was little.  I was impressionable and it left me with a lifelong obsession about wasting food.

Eat until your stuffed

Instead I wish they would have made me very small amounts of food that I would have obviously eaten very quickly.  Then they could have said, “There are starving kids in Africa who would kill to have that amount of food and they hardly ever get that amount and when they do they have to work for it.  Now, if you want more you can have it but you need to cook it for yourself”’

And then they could have made me actually cook myself some more dinner, (if I actually wanted more), all by myself.  Right?  So then. I would’ve learned not to waste and also how to work for my dinner and if I didn’t want to cook then portion control!

Dayum, I am smart.

Okay, I can tell myself that but then sometimes I try to get out of my car and realize I’m trapped by my own seat belt.   Or I spend 15 minutes looking for my cell phone, while I’m talking on it.  So there’s that.

WTF, it’s Wednesday

Happy Marathon Monday, We’re in Venice and I’m broken.

Good morning.  Happy marathon Monday!  In case you weren’t aware, this morning is the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.  MacGyver and I are in Nokomis and had planned on taking the day off so he could take a day to fish and I could watch the marathon.  In case you want to watch it live online, you can do so here.

We came down here on Friday night after a really long work week and on Saturday morning I got up early and went out for a long run.

long run done

I’d say I accomplished that.

After I finished running MacGyver wanted to take the boat over and test out the new motor but I had some things that had to be done around the house and I also had some work that had to be finished before I could begin the vacation so I stayed here and powered through everything.  I don’t know why but for some reason we never have to do anything to the lawn here and yet it always looks great.  The flowers and the plants are always healthy and bloom year after year with little to no maintenance.

Check out my lillies.

I started out with about 12 bulbs 3 years ago and this year we have about a hundred lillies!  It’s insane and they’re gorgeous.

I get carried away working in the lawn down here, I just love it but that’s probably why I didn’t notice that I was feeling sort of sick, until much later, when MacGyver got back and he and I went out to get some groceries for Easter dinner.

Since we were smoking a ton of meats on the Traeger, MacGyver and I decided to grab some fast food for dinner but I wasn’t all that hungry so I just got some fries and I hardly ate them.  Sometime later that night I woke up with the most sour of stomachs ever and my stomach decided to hand back everything I had given it for the last 48 hours!  And it wasn’t pretty.

Yes, it was!

This wasn’t the first time.  This has happened a few times this week.  Apparently I am not fixed.  I am still broken.  It may have something to do with the little bit of sugar I let slip in over the last few weeks or the fact that I ingested a bit of gluten knowing I shouldn’t have or my doctor could be right and I could be lactose intolerant and it could have been the ice cream or yogurt on the few occasions that I had them but whatever it was, I am not completely fixed.  Not just yet.  And I didn’t run on Easter because I was very dehydrated.

Actually, I didn’t even get out of bed until 9:30.

And then we went to MacGyver’s parents to eat and spent the day enjoying the new motor.

I guess if you have to be sick to your stomach on Easter, then you might as well have a view like this:

View

Thankfully I’m feeling much better today and I was able to run six miles this morning and now I’m off to watch a marathon.

How did you spend your Easter Weekend?

 

Fitness Influencer’s who can make 10,000 dollars for an instagram post!

Happy Good Friday!

Remember how I told you that I’ve decided to rip old the janky, stanky carpet in our den?  Well, I got tired of waiting for MacGyver to say when so I got started.

renovations

And today is Good Friday with Sunday being Easter of course and we are leaving to head down to Nokomis for a 4 day mini vacay smack dab in the middle of a reno.  My OCD is on fire right now and my eye twitch has reached new levels, unheard of in modern science, trust!  Don’t be surprised if you turn on the television and see me on modern medical mysteries.

The dogs have already gotten their Easter baskets.

Easter Baskets

I’m not an expert but I’d say they love them.

Before we head off to Nokomis I wanted to share with you an article from earlier in the week that I found profoundly interesting.

It’s all about Influencer’s.  The top Influencer’s to be exact.  Some of them can make as much as 300,000 dollars per you tube video.  Some of them have more Instagram followers than the entire population of New York City!  Are you hearing these numbers?  And I mean really hearing these numbers?

In case you hadn’t heard Forbes Magazine is now publishing a quarterly list of the top 10 influencers in three categories, Fitness, beauty and home. 

Top Home Blog

These thirty influencer’s are the stars of the industry with platforms on You Tube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Here are the top Five for Fitness:

fitness influencers

The article gives you a brief bio on all ten for each category.  It’s very interesting.  You can also read about how they determined who the top influencer’s are and what other categories they’ll be adding in the coming months such as gaming, etc.  Check it out, it’s very interesting.

Have a wonderful Friday and a Happy Easter!

Any plans for this weekend?

Who is the biggest influencer that you follow and why?