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{June 28, 2012}   Zumba and 2 am don’t mix

Hey guys, I now I haven’t been blogging much lately but I guess I don’t feel very interesting lately. Not that I feel all that interesting any other time but I digress! So yesterday day one a super busy day for this stay at home mom. I did lots of laundry, cleaned house, my daughter was not feeling well so I ended up cleaning up her vomit. I cooked a couple times,took care of a very attached 9 month old and even went to check on my mother in law and went to Zumba. I was pretty beat and after cooking dinner I was ready to pass out but Micah had other ideas. This was one of the night that he decided to stay awake until, yep you guessed it 2am. I was so tired and so frustrated but I am momma and I can’t let things like this get me frazzled. So I said a short prayer for patience and sat up and watched tv with my little man, needless to say we both slept pretty late.
Ok, isn’t Zumba awesome?! I mostly feel like I want to pass out while I am doing it and I am definitely staring at the clock to see when it’s over but I feel pretty good. So I am going to add Zumba into my workout routine. You know my body should never get used to my workouts because I do about 4 of 5 different things, I even downloaded some workout apps. Anyhow, I will be going grocery shopping tomorrow so that I can do better on my health eating, back to eating clean and lean. I also have something new I am getting ready to try thanks to someone that God has placed in my life that just felt compelled to be a blessing. God is good that way!
Until next time TTFN!
Sis Mocha

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Ok so I have realized that I am extremely out of shape. I mean I workout but no where near the level that I should be working at. So Wed when I did a run walk interval for 30 mins I was exhausted and tired. My legs felt like I was walking thru cement by the end of the workout. I have been really tired and sore but I plan on going
hard at it again. I am going
to challenge myself when I workout, to work harder and more efficiently, to push my self to workout at a moderate to intense pace for at least 45 min 4-5 days a week. So far so good this week I have worked out 3 days so far and I will be working out in the morning. I have become more aware of the things I have been eating lately so I am very optimistic about this month. So after I completed my workout I had done 3 miles and I am proud of that. I am trying this app called couch to 5k. I hope to do a marathon soon after I have completed the training, anyone interested in joining me? We can just walk it not run, if you are interested let me know!
Ok so after working out and going to my appointment like 7 hours early I decided to go and find a birthday present for Lyrick’s party on Saturday. I go to the Carter’s baby store and I thought I was in baby heaven. Everything was on a serious sale I could have gone crazy, but I didn’t. I found an outfit for the birthday girl and one for Micah for under 15$. I am a shopaholic so I had to get out of there as fast as I could.
Anyway have a great weekend lovelies!
Smooches
Sis Mocha



{June 18, 2012}   A morning walk

So I go walking in my neighborhood. It nothing major just around the block about ten times or thirty minutes which ever I am feeling. Well it seems I have generated some attention on this particular walk. On one side of the block a taxi driver comments “dang girl, you walked around the block that fast!” I guess he doesn’t notice that I am in full power walk mode, who walks slow when they are power walking? So I proceed on around to the other side of the block where there is a funeral home. Well at the very moment that I am taking my walk the funeral home is getting a shipment of caskets and there is an employee out receiving the delivery. Well this isn’t blocking my walk at all but this man decide’s to comment as well “girl, you walked the block THAT fast?” Now when I say full power walking mode I mean exercise gear on, headphones, sneakers, headband, full sweat. I mean I thought it was pretty obvious that I was not on a leisurely stroll. So I picked up the pace and the next time around the block more comments. Next time I go walking in the neighborhood I am carrying a do not disturb sign and hanging it on my back!

Ok so for the month of May I didn’t do so well. I know the reasons why but I won’t give you guys any excuses.I did gain but I didn’t lose either. I exercised a couple times a week but I haven’t been making wise food choices. Normally I would cook different meals for me and the family but I just haven’t been putting in the extra effort. I really want the results but for some reason they won’t just magically appear:( I just have to try and keep my mind focused. There is something that my husband says to me that makes me want to try harder and do my best in everything but I will keep that between us two. I don’t think that he knows how much it motivates me, but it does a lot.
TTYL
Sis Mocha



{June 7, 2012}   One whole chicken

Good morning all! Hope you are having an awesome week but the weekend is knocking on the backdoor just waiting to come in and get started. So anyways yesterday when thinking on what I would cook for dinner my mind goes the the whole chicken that I had taken out of the freezer the day before to thaw. Normally I just bake the whole chicken and just butcher it afterwards but his time I decided to channel my inner country girl and cut the chicken up into individual parts. I know right! Well this is a skill that my mother taught me when I was 10 (of course I jacked up many chickens learning how to cut one up) I don’t really remember us buying precut chicken unless it was the huge 10lbs back of leg quarters but anyway. I was a little apprehensive about it at first but I was sure that I still had it. I did an awesome job, perfectly cut and I marinated it in a grill masters season packet(tomato, basil and something I forget) and grilled it. It was awesome.
Ok so I like to try new things but I have yet to cook the frozen brussels sprouts that are in my freezer. Maybe today is the day, if my 9 year old likes them maybe they are worth trying. I’ll let you guys know how that turns out!

Any one have some summer recipes that they can share with me. I am running out of ideas!

Ttfn
Sis Mocha



{June 6, 2012}   That Big Dam bridge!

On Saturday, me and some of my family decided to go for a walk. We tightened up our shoe laces and made our way to the Big Dam Bridge. It was a beautiful day the weather couldn’t have been better, 70 degrees and sunny, who could ask for better? As we drove up my mom looked at the huge inclines and though twice, “maybe I should let y’all have this one” she stated but it was to late to turn back. She had to join us. The bridge is over a mile long one way and has two huge inclines. So me and Quantia Fletcher armed with our baby strollers started the walk. We took a brisk pace and finished pretty quickly in my eyes. Once we made it across my mother conveniently suggests that we stop for a while and enjoy the scenery. It is a lovely area but I think that she just needed to rest. Anyhow it was a great walk and the kids enjoyed being out in the fresh air. Walking on that bridge gave me a thought? Anyone interested in starting/ joining a walking club/group? Let me know if you are interested, we could walk indoors when it to hot but if we start now we might be able to enjoy a few days before it’s to unbearable.
Here is some info on the BDB

These are some pics of the kids during our walk.
Micah and Lyric

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TTFN= Ta Ta for now!
Mocha



{June 1, 2012}   This shut me up!

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I know I was kinda tripping with my last post but that is just how I felt and feel sometimes. I saw this after I posted and it really spoke to me.
Smooches
Sis Mocha



{June 1, 2012}   Sooo unfair

You know, I was just laying here thinking how unfair life can be. Hallie Berry has a baby and soon after she is a size zero, her and several other celebs. It just makes us everyday women that don’t have the personal chef, trainer, dietitian/nutritionist have to work ten times harder just to get half way there, not that I want to be a size zero or anything like that but, I’m just saying! That is the end of my editorial comments. Thank you and good night!

Smooches!
Sis Mocha



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