Aqua Fit Shoes?

Ahhhhh! I need somebody to go down to the mall and get me some bedroom slippers or maybe a fluffy bathroom mat that I can cut in half and duck tape to my massive feet. I have no common sense! First thing this morning I beat up my feet and knees doing lunges and squats with my trainer and then I did 2 Aqua Fit classes. The second class I picked a corner and just ignored the class and jumped around like crazy as I thought I wasn’t working hard enough. Then I jumped around some more on my own for another half hour. I like jumping around in the water. I really can’t jump much at all on land. Now I need a nap really bad and my work day has only just started. This is going to be a long day and as per usual I will probably wake up as soon as I leave the office and be staring at the ceiling of my bedroom tonight instead of sleeping. I also scraped all the skin off of my feet jumping on tiled pool bottom too long, hence the give me slippers call for help!

Broccoliscious!

I was reading Huffington Post today online ‘cause it’s free and has about half the news I am usually looking for. They have an article that says that broccoli tea can prevent damage from environmental pollution. It is particularly good at cleaning benzene out of your body. The journal, Cancer Prevention Research, reports a study from China where half of 291 participants that were exposed on a regular basis to air pollution were given broccoli tea. Analysis of their urine showed that unlike the placebo group they flushed significant quantities of benzene and acrolein. Crotonaldehyde was also tested for and the broccoli tea had no flushing effect on that compound.

Blueberry didn’t make the cut!

Hey!  There was an interesting article in Huffington Post yesterday and here are the important parts of the story. According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which looked at “powerhouse” fruits and vegetables that reduced the risk of chronic disease, kale was ranked #15 and cauliflower was #24. Each fruit and vegetable was ranked based on foods that provided, on average, more than 10 per cent of 17 key nutrients per 100 calories. Researchers looked at levels of potassium, fibre, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K. In total, 47 foods were ranked, with 41 making the list. Raspberry, tangerine, cranberry, garlic, onion, and blueberry didn’t make the cut.

My Garden Pimple

Hey All!! Well I was on staycation last week. You would think I would have had no problems writing up a few posts for this site, but NO! I did my usual. I made big lists of chores and then ignored them and read books and watched movies instead. Then on the last 3 days of my vacation I tried to get all the high priority jobs done. I surprised myself! I went outside and did some gardening for 45 minutes then I gave myself and hour to cool down as I am a real sweaty girl. Then a half hour of housework and back outside for another 45 minutes and so on. I had some false starts. I first tried to saw tree limbs by hand. That was a bad idea so the first evening I went out and got a CHAIN SAW! YEAHHHHHH! I actually do know how to use one and even repair it. I was a little disappointed at how often the chain needs to be adjusted. Hopefully as it ages the chain will stop stretching so much. Anyway it was fun to be the Master of Destruction on my pile of fallen tree branches. I … Continue reading