Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday at home mid section and cardio!

Morning my lovely friends!! So since Jake and I are awaiting for our gym membership to go through and get all set up I have been doing more and more at home workouts! I am dying without my daily gym dose though!! I will be excited when we get our gym situation all set up!! Until then its at home boot camp style for this gym addict!!

Today I thought I would work on cardio and my mid section! So I thought I would share my workout today with those of you who are not able to get to a gym or just aren't at that comfort level to be at the gym! This is a quick 20 minute workout, I like to do two to three rounds, do depending on your exercise level you can choose what works for you!

I started out with a quick 3 mile run to warm up my body and get in some good cardio! You can start off walking, biking, swimming(if you have a pool) or using an elliptical! If you are a beginner then adjust your mileage, start off doing 1/2 mile to 1 mile and increase from there!! You don't want to over due it before you even start off!

Friday Workout:
You will need a timer for this!!

Basket Ball Shots- 60 seconds
Arm Pumps- 60 seconds
Large forward arm circles-30 seconds
Star Jumps- 60 seconds

90-90 crunches- 60 seconds
Ab curls- 60 seconds
Ab Choppers- 60 seconds
The Saw- 60 seconds
Staff Pose- 30 seconds

90-90 crunches- 60 seconds
Ab curls- 60 seconds
Ab Choppers- 60 seconds
The Saw- 60 seconds
Staff Pose- 30 seconds

Alternating Side Planks-50 seconds
Rotating Elbow Planks- 50 seconds
Upward Planks- 30 seconds
Rest for 15 seconds (get some water!!! hydrate!!)
Alternating Side Planks- 50 seconds
Rotating Elbow Planks- 50 seconds
Upward Planks- 30 seconds
Rest for 15 seconds

Russian Twists- 30 seconds
Flutter kicks- 60 seconds
Bicycles- 30 seconds
Side crunches- 60 seconds (30 seconds each side)
V-Up's- 60 seconds

Cool down time!!
Cat Cow- 60 seconds
Center Leg Stretch- 60 seconds
Half Cobra Pose- 60 seconds
Child's pose- 60 seconds

..and you are FINISHED!! Now make sure you stretch both before and after to make sure you don't harm yourself! Hydrate hydrate hydrate!!! Water is your best friend, so make sure you are taking in enough water throughout the workout and the rest of your day as well!!

If you have any questions about what pose is what or what the exercise looks like feel free to email or comment and I will explain it to you :) Happy Friday everyone!!

One step closer to the body you want! Never give up!!

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.  -Philippians 1:6 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Canyon's Zip Lining!!

Today has been an amazing day!! We woke up this morning and wanted to do something fun and adventurous. So while Jake made us some breakfast I did a little googling on what to do, and saw they have zip lining about 30 minutes from our house!!

So we called and made an appointment to find out it was half off today!! Only means one thing..


So, after our morning work out we went down I-75 to Ocala, Florida! It was pretty much right off the interstate, very easy to find!

We signed out the paperwork and waited for our instructors! We were in a group of 5, it was us and a family of 3..very friendly people and entertaining to spend the day with!

We were about to head off with Jones and Jose, who very hilarious instructors who made the day so much fun!! It was an amazing day to say the least!! We went on 7 zip lines and two walking bridges and ended it by repelling down a tree to finish the day!

Out of all of them I think our favorite was the longest and fastest one(of course it would have been!) It is the fastest and longest zip line in Florida! We averaged about 40mph and it was over a large body of water!! It was pretty fun!! 

All in all I recommend everyone try this out at least once in your life! We survived and didn't even get the flesh eating bacteria :) The Canyon Zip lining tours was an awesome and the customer service is amazing!! Check them out HERE!!

After our exciting day of Zip Lining we took a 10 minute drive down to Hobby Lobby!!! I love this store almost as much as my fabulous cousin Courtney does :) We were looking for frame holders for our photo albums and not only did we find them..but they were 50% off!! Winning for us!! We also got some cute crosses on sale and a new serving tray for our ottoman! All around a good score for us!

A little sneak peak of our new house..I will be posting all the pictures this week when the furniture we ordered gets in :)

"... I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.
—Jeremiah 9:24

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lololly North Park Hike

Today Jacob and I decided to get out and do some hiking around the parks here in Gainesville! We went to Lololly North Park, its a 70 acre wooded park following a creek! The creek isn't your ideal creek, it was some brownish red color! Very odd but none the less it was a great day! We went off the trail and ended up walking around just about 4 miles today. Jacob was convinced he would see an alligator but we did not see any :( We did however see huge spiders..huge isn't a big enough word for how big they were! haha

Hopefully the picture helps, but doesnt do justice for just how huge these guys were. Jake was not a fan of them, I joked with him because he spent last year in Afghanistan but was scared of these little old spiders haha!!

All in all it was a fun day, before we left I set up the crock pot to make some a creamy chicken chile( Chile Recipe here )that I found online. You must try it, smells so good! I did change mine up a little bit though..added a few different spices instead of the ranch packet. No need for extra sodium if you dont have to :)

So that was our day today! Now were just going to have dinner and spend this last week together before Jacob has to check in for recruiting duty!! It is going to be an exciting next few months that is for sure!!

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
Psalm 27:4

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Glade Expressions Collection!

As many of already know, I am a BzzAgent! I take survey's online and get sent different campaigns according to my survey's. Well right now I am trying out the new Glade expression collection! I had both the oil diffuser and the fragrance mister! I am so much in love with the scents too!! They are so inviting and the mixture of scents work out so wonderful!

For the oil diffuser I have the pinneapple and mangosteen and with the mister I have the cotton and Italian mandarin scent! I love the way they look too..they are not your typical Glade product! They actually have a sleek look and go with so many different style of decors!

I have coupons for $4 off the starter kit for the oil and $2 off the mister! If you want one let me know and I can get you them!! Trust me you will want these in your home!!

Florida Living!!

Ahh the sun is always shining down in this state!! As you all know it has been just over a week since we made the big move from North Carolina to Florida!! Let me tell you about how awesome it is here...


What is not to love?! It is so nice outside, the sun always makes an appearance, the people here are so darn friendly too!! Within 10 minutes of living here we had already met a few of our neighbors! Everyone in general is just so friendly and caring..a huge change from Camp Lejeune!!

So a lot has happened in this short week here in Florida! We are all unpacked and just about set up (my craft room is what I will be tackling today)! This house is way bigger than our last so we had to go out and get a few things here and there to add to our home. I have been on a bar stool search since I found this house about 6 weeks ago. Yesterday we finally managed to find four stools we loved..and got a killing for them too!! Score one for us- now since our house is bigger we needed to add some sort of chair or recliner to our living room collection. A search for recliners fell short and we ended up caving in and buying the matching oversized swivel chair that matches our set..its 58' around!!! Talk about a great napping chair when it comes in!!

I also went down to Orlando a few days ago to check out IKEA! I spent over 3 hours in that store, well worth it too! I made a killing there as well and got some home decor and furniture to add to our home. Lets just say it has been an eventful week here!!

Now onto work related news..I had an interview at a gym last Thursday and felt I did very good at my audition and the manager seemed to really like me! Well I guess my feelings were right because on Monday they called and offered me the job!! Wahoooooo!!! After taking off exactly one year to finish school I will be starting my first real career job!! I am so excited to be putting all my knowledge into this and helping so many lives change for the better!! I am not sure on a start date but I am heading in today to fill out paperwork!! Yay go me!!

As for Jacob, he has a fun week too! While I was heading out to IKEA he decided to go check out a few high schools with the other recruiters! He had a lot of fun and looked so hot in his dress blues!! His boss said he did a great job for an on the spot presentation! So looks like we both are having good luck down here in Florida!

This follwing weekend we also went out to a cookout with all the other recruiters and their families. Got a chance to meet everyone, which was nice! Everyone is so sweet and although we are yet again the other ones without kids they do have some pretty cute children!! Cute enough to play with but not to make us one any just yet!! haha!

Well that is just about as much of a recap I can give you at this time..busy day ahead yet again.. I should have everything finished today and as soon as our new furniture is delivered I will go ahead and post new pictures!!

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Quick update on our life!

I know I'm a little backed up but I promise once this moving is over with I will be back on my A game!! After a huge hassle with the marine corps we finally got approved to leave for our next duty station!! Jacob and I packed up the truck today and are heading out early tomorrow morning!! It's been a Long 4 months but were finally gonna have a house again!!

More to come in a few days! Hope all is well with everyone! Sending my prayers out to you all!

R.I.P 9.11.01 never forget <3
The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. Luke 6:38