It’s All in the State of the Mind

It’s All in the State of the Mind

If you think you are beaten, you are

If you think you dare not, you don’t

If you think you’d like to win, but can’t,

It’s almost a cinch that you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost

For out in the world you’ll find

That success begins with a fellows will

It’s all in the state of mind…

Think big and your deeds will grow

Think small and you’ll fall behind

Think that you can and you will

It’s all in the state of mind..

Life’s battle doesn’t always go

To the stronger and faster man

But sooner or later, the man who wins

Is the fellow who thinks he can.

                                                                                                        ~Author Unknown


4 Reasons to Go Green When Cleaning Your Home

gogreenSince April 22 is Earth Day, it is a great time to think about what we can do to make our environment a little better.  Green products are all the rage right now, and here are 4 great reasons to consider going green.

1). Environmental Friendly

Using natural cleaning products are a fantastic way to reduce toxins in our environment.  The very best green products are non-toxic, safe, and biodegradable since they are made with all natural ingredients.  All Eco-friendly products are not created equal, so always check the labels or consider making your own!

2). Save Some Serious Cash $$$ Continue reading

Swallowed by a Sinkhole!

By now you may have heard all the hoopla surrounding the sinkholes in Seffner, Florida.  Particularly regarding the catastrophic event that happened about a month ago, where a man was asleep in his bed when the ground opened up and swallowed him alive…literally.  Continue reading

20 Funny Oxymorons

Today I was thinking about how funny oxymorons are and decided to share some of my favorites!  If you have any good ones feel free to share.

1).  Jumbo shrimpoxymoron

2).  Freezer burn

3).  Great Depression

4).  Boneless ribs

5).  Peace riot

6).  Sweet tart

7).  Love sick

8).  Cold sweat Continue reading


kb-farmers-333x500If you think walking is for sissy’s…up your game with a good old fashion Farmer’s Walk!

While the Farmer’s Walk has probably been around just as long as farmers have, it has been only recently that I put some focus into this method of physical training.

The Farmer’s Walk, also known as the Farmer’s Carry, is something you may have seen or heard of in strongman competitions.  The thing is, people who participate in the strongman competitions are carrying weights of around 200-300 pounds in each hand!

If you are bulging with muscles, as strong as an ox, and can handle this level of weight, then I applaud you…and I want you to send me some pictures!  Continue reading

Jumpstart Your Fitness!

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With Spring and Summer right around the corner, now is the time to put a little spring in your step!  In less than 10 weeks Summer will be officially standing on our doorstep….YES, only 10 weeks!  Now theoretically experts say losing 1-2 pounds per week is safe so I say “Let’s get started!”

If you have been like a bear in a cave all winter like I have, running a triathlon this weekend is most likely not going to happen.  For me, it is not going to happen next month either. 🙂  However, we can scoot like a turtle or scurry like a mouse, as long as we just get those legs moving.

One of the easiest ways to jumpstart your fitness routine is to just start walking.  Walking has been proven over and over again to Continue reading

Jodi Arias Trial Resumes!


Jodi Arais is getting ready to take the stand for the 18th day in her own self-defense for the 2008 murder of ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander!  If you are not familiar with this case Continue reading

Judge Throws Out Ban on Sugary Drinks!

One day before a ban on sugary drinks was to take effect in New York City, a State Supreme Court Justice, Milton Tingling ruledBlended-Iced-Coffee-closeup-cropped the new law was “arbitrary and capricious.”  Justice Tingling declared that New York City is “enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulation.” Continue reading

My Baby is 15 Today!


Well, my little baby boy, Adam, has a Birthday today.  He is officially 15 years old! (Gulp).  I have no idea where the time went…but it definitely just flew on by.  Although I feel somewhat sentimental about it, there is also a big part of me that truly is not sure if I should laugh (and clap ecstatically) or cry.  For those of you who have teenagers, I am sure you know where I am coming from.  🙂

In honor of Adam’s Birthday, I would like to tell everyone in the web-universe a few things that a proud mom would love to brag about!  First, Adam is a very talented athlete.  He has played on select soccer teams for many years, and now plays high school football as a running back.  He also enjoys track and field and last year competed in his state track competition.

On top of being a talented athlete, he is also a honor student, typically making straight A’s nearly every year.  He is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, has lots of friends, and is simply a nice polite young man.

Adam would definitely be so embarrassed if he knew I was writing this on my blog.  However, I thought about it and then figured “hey…that’s what moms are for.”

So, a very big Happy Birthday to my favorite young man, Adam.  I love you and I am so proud of you!

Spring Forward!

The only way I can ever remember which direction the clock is changed for daylight savings time is by that little phrase “Springdaylight savings clock Forward and Fall backward.”  If you haven’t heard or used it before, try it!

Do you ever wonder WHY we have daylight savings time?  Continue reading