I hope this makes you smile! The second I saw this, I knew it must be shared!!!
Still going to Cosplay despite this, but i thought this was funny! Also, he used zeitgeist. That's just a win for all, am I right?
|You! Stop being jolly! And watch some movies! :P|
|(Shirley leaves via a Christmas Pteradactyl...via)|
|(Part 1 of Decor-geddon from my mum)|
|Mr. Sludgy: because only snowmen narrate the Christmas specials!|
|Maybe she's born with it?|
Maybe it's Maybelline?
|Little Shop of Horrors|
|It's all soft foods and liquids for this guy from here on out. Hermey: you're one sick puppy.|
|Boys: it doesn't matter what you look like.|
It's the size of your library that counts!
|GREYJOY! (watch this Awesome web series here!) But for the record, I do not like Theon...|
|I am assuming this is how I will be feeling at one point, or another, or by the end of the week!|
Cardio and Kettle Bells for Cosplay.
I am tagging this as #CK4C.
This last year I have put on quite a bit of weight.
I am neither comfortable, nor, OK with this. So, for the last few weeks my husband and I have been making efforts to change our outer shells.
We have been eating really healthy. This is something we struggle with. We live very close to the Best Blessed Burger—you may have heard of it as “In-N-Out Burger”…seriously, this place is a gift from above! So GOOD!!!
Also, pasta. Pasta is easy and quick to make. And it’s EASY to fill up on it. And, it's not the best for everyday.
We LOVE vegetables, but we often forget the best rule of cooking: mise en place (putting in place, or, setting things up before hand, so all cooking time is strictly cooking time). So, we choose quick, and easy foods, which are usually, not the best for you.
These last three weeks, we have changed that.
We have been eating LOTS more veggies and lean protein (which believe it or not, IS our normal). We are consuming beets and Brussels sprouts like they are going out of style! And—the real game changer—we are making sure to eat breakfast.
This has been making a huge difference.
But, while diet is about 75% of weight loss EXERCISE is a HUGE help in achieving fitness goal. I will be doing cardio, and weights.
I am starting with primarily cardio. Running was something I was NOT a fan of. In 2009 I started running/walking/jogging (it was all three as I had very little endurance, but I would push myself) and lost A LOT of weight. Like, 30 pounds in the first 3.5 months, and 60 over a year.
Then I started grad school. Stress, plus homework, and long work hours...oh, and planning my wedding, I let myself kind of go.
Well, no more I tell you. NO MORE!
The hubby and I have been walking about 3 miles together after work every evening we have off together. This past Thursday I worked on learning how to use weights--primarily : KETTLE BELLS!!!!
I really like the exercises she helped me with (OMG! SQUATS! My quads are still sore!), as well as the ones from
! Such as this:
As for cardio, in addition to running, I want to do Zumba, and, T25.
I already have Zumba, and believe it or not, it is kind of fun. I do feel goofy, BUT, Zumba
improved my dancing skills from non-existent to not-the-most-embarrassing-person-at-a-wedding. It is a GREAT way to level up your "dancing game"
get in shape.
As for T25, my friend has become a Beach Body coach, and has had amazing results. T25 is by Shawn T. You may know him as the guy who created Insanity. Allegedly, T25 is the 25-minute (NOT 25-Day) version of Insanity. I like short workouts, because I can combine them with other ones and not lose all my free time. Also, with 25-minutes, let's be honest: there's NO excuse not to work out, right?
Also--thanks to the power of YouTube--I have been able to try out T25 for new inspiration for Cardio!
I might have to save up some money, but based on the YouTube preview I just did...DANG! It's pretty awesome. You can check it
, if you want to try it too.
is planning on starting his cardio for cosplay in January. He and his partner attend Comic Con with my husband and I. All four of us want to get in shape. We have an AWESOME group costume idea (or two **winky-face**) we want to do, and we all just want to get healthier! Including Queen Emeraldas!
Anyway, I am on my journey for Cosplay readiness. And, cute clothes wearing again times!
So, wish me luck, cause I want this! And I plan on getting it.
Cardio and Kettle-bells for Cosplay!!!
“It's a New Year and with it comes a fresh opportunity to shape our world.
So this is my wish, a wish for me as much as it is a wish for you: in the world to come, let us be brave – let us walk into the dark without fear, and step into the unknown with smiles on our faces, even if we're faking them.
And whatever happens to us, whatever we make, whatever we learn, let us take joy in it. We can find joy in the world if it's joy we're looking for, we can take joy in the act of creation.
So that is my wish for you, and for me. Bravery and [JOIE].”
~Neil Gaiman, one of my favorite authors, c. Dec. 31, 2012
Happy 2013 friends!
How was your new year’s eve? I hope it was spent being awesome, even if it was low-key like Reggie’s and mine. I got us some sashimi after work and made this “
” (see, Small concoction) from
. I did change from regular string cheese to TOMATO AND BASIL String Cheese, which made it PERFECT! It was easy and combines two things my semi-French heart loves: Cheese and bread! I also made some yummy veggies cause lets be honest, sashimi, cheese and bread call for at least one other food pyramid item!
Yesterday, just so I wouldn't “wait until the new year” I decided to kick off my resolutions…NOW (well, then since technically it’s past tense).
Resolution 1: Health and Physical Wellness
Ok, so this is likely to be EVERY woman/girl’s (and of course, some guys) resolution this year and every year for that matter.
Sadly Reggie appears to be closing at his work for a while, and that leaves us as weekends-only work-outs and time together-and even that time is governed by his work schedule as he ALWAYS works weekends, and both days.
To kick things off I am starting by Running with my Sisters! My awesome “baby”-Sister Sarah (we are only 16 months apart), I am trying to rope in on a set schedule, & I want to run with my Sister in Law Ashleigh too. Since they live in the same neighborhood, we could schedule it altogether…start a running club (cause I’m seven and literally want to start a club for EVERYTHING I do with ANY group of people LOL). I have running plans for Wednesdays and Sundays with Brunna (Ben’s—best man at Reg’s and my wedding & my good friend who consider and adopted little brother—wifey) to run after work and church. We live closer to each other and she lives on the way to my current favorite running spot). I also have been trying to get my brother to commit, because he wants to work out more too. Lastly, and most concernedly are my parents. My dad and mom work near or on the way home from my house and get off of work around my hour. I have proposed that they meet at my apartment and we go exercising. They can walk, which my dad hasn't done since October, before they had to put our boxer dog Ali to sleep.
Since it’s rainy season, running will not always be an option because I am not going to catch a cold. So I have also decided to do some video workouts…and mean it! While I hope to eventually move on to Insanity (this will be my second attempt) and P90X first I am starting with Jillian Michaels’
Shed & Shred
[頑張れる (Ganbareru: I am able to do my best)]
I like this work out, and I like her as a video “coach” goes.
Thinking about, I don’t think I want to do Insanity…I will skip to the Asylum…I REALLY don’t want to see Tanya (if you have seen it, you know what I mean).
Also, I am trying to eat better for the last month, it’s been helping I have seen a difference. But I am going to step it up notch. No more desserts.
Resolution 2: Blog More
It’s not often enough currently…well last year, it wasn't.
I want to change that. This is such a therapeutic endeavor and it makes me feel good to get stuff off my chest, AND it’s great for an autobiographical time capsule.
Resolution 3: Cosplay
This resolution goes hand in hand with number 1!
This year, at Comic Con, I want to be dressed up, at least one day (and since my current main 2 choices have the same hair color, maybe both!)
I would like to be one of two X-Men Characters:
Or, Blink (From Age of Apocalypse)
(This is her with shorter hair and sans the parting…)
It would be nice to not be so…wobbly in a costume.
But it would be cool! My awesome friend was Hawkeye last year and his partner was a Zombie fighting for equal rights! I want to dress up I think. Problem is, if I am Blink it will require face paint…which I am likely to rub off.
Resolution 4: Read MORE Books! Including the Bible
According to my GoodReads Account I only read 19 of my 30 goal. I will try for 24 this year. Two a month…not too hard. And I need to read more of the bible, cause I haven’t really been reading it lately.
I think I will block of chunks of time…for everything. That way, things get done!
Resolution 5: Travel
Los Angeles to see my bestie and grandparents.
Oregon to see my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and new baby niece, and hopefully some old friends.
It would be nice to go somewhere new!
Resolution 6: Crochet
I need to finish a project I started in September. I can do this. Reggie finished a scarf.
I can do it too!
Resolution 7: DRAW! DRAW! DRAW!
I haven’t even been doodling…I need to do something! Period! This will be my year challenge. A drawing a day. Even if a small doodle!
Those are my little resolutions.
But 2012 has been the best year of my life thus far. And positive, cause when I think about it, even before this year, I have had some pretty good ones. I need to not let me get in my way. I did something I
thought would happen and that was marry the love of my life, and me, being the love of someone else’s life! It’s the best you know that?
I am so grateful for this year, from time with friends old and new, to time just my hubby and I or just me, it’s been a good one!
Here’s to 2013 being as good as, or better than last year! To it’s new traditions, and accomplishments yet to be made!
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget
make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
~Neil Gaiman, author extraordinaire c. Dec. 31, 2011