Food Coma Road Trip

Yay! This is my first vlog ever. Here are the adventures from my food coma road trip, including a trip to a Jersey diner and the Borgata buffet. This is the reality of what happens during an (unusual) day of indulgence.

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Why you don’t need a thigh gap.

Thigh gap, anyone? Meh. If you lack confidence because your legs look nothing like the chicks on the Internet and magazines, here’s why you don’t need a thigh gap anyway.

I’m working on my first “in-home walking” video for you. So very excited this that I may run wild into the streets, neked, to proclaim my enthusiasms.

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Don’t be THAT person.

I remember standing in front of my high class school during senior year and sharing with them that I wanted to become an astronaut. The laughter and mocking was pretty loud. Josie? Become an astronaut? The idea was absurd to them.

I’m obviously not employed by NASA today. My life took certain turns, dips, dives and head on collisions. Yet I’m still happy with who I’ve become.

So here’s the question:

What ideas and aspirations do you have for yourself today that you quickly cast off because it seems absurd or wildly out of reach? Too much pie-in-the-sky thinking, right? Are you that person in the crowd who mocks not others, but your own self instead?

Don’t be that person.

Don’t be the proverbial classmate that mocks and criticizes because your hope for tomorrow is just way too grand. Someone like you can’t possibly accomplish it. Is that what you told yourself?

I encourage you to think again. Don’t be that person who looks back on life 20 years from now with regret. Go out and accomplish your goals, no matter how big or small. I’m sure it won’t be an easy task for you, but staying on the grind and putting in the work to make it happen is much more worthwhile than looking back at what could’ve been.

Make it happen for yourself. Start today. And if you already started, don’t quit

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Shoulder and Arm Workout to Get Rid of Flab

Hi guys! Here’s my shoulder and arm workout to get rid of flab. Do this workout twice per week to start seeing results in your entire shoulder area and side of the upper arms.  It doesn’t take long to feel the burn. Holla at me in the comments if you want a beautiful upper body!

FOOD PLANNING HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS WEEK

Breakfast

There will be many slurpings of GT’s Kombucha going on. It’s the best! I will be doing my Intermittent Fasting until at least noon each day. I’m also back on my peppermint hot tea kick. I must drink it in a fancy cup, of course.

LUNCH HIGHLIGHTS

  • Baked Tilapia with baked sweet potato
  • Chicken Caesar salad topped with bacon bits
  • Oats topped with raisins and sweetened with coconut sugar

AFTERNOON SNACK

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DINNER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spaghetti squash with chicken breast & homemade stewed tomatoes
  • Shrimp risotto with mushrooms and asparagus
  • Homemade black bean burgers ~ I’ll be sharing the recipe soon!

Om-nom-nom! My menu for this week has my stomachs all excited. Summer is coming. Remember to hydrate well and stay committed to your workouts so you can look your best this coming season. XO!

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Family Pictures: My Granddaughter and Greedy Baby. Plus, My Cousin Is In the Running for Miss Nevada!

Since I can’t get my sons, the hubs, or oldest daughter to cooperate with pictures, I’m happily loading up on pics of my granddaughter, Greedy Baby and my lovely cousin today!

First up is the granddaughter.

helena sue

She’s 7 months old now and no longer whiney. Hallelujah! The child has the cutest fat rolls on her legs I’ve ever seen. She’s all cushy & squeezy ‘n stuff and I love her. I’m babysitting this weekend, but I’ve requested that the child poop before she gets to my house. The poopy diaper part I’m not excited about. GAH!

And then there’s Greedy Baby.

salad

Even though she was bullied at school for eating salad at lunch, she is still on the salad grind and I’m damn proud of her. As you can see from the pic, she’s a little bit cray-cray like her momma.

I’m also soooo excited to share the news that my beautiful younger cousin, Lindsey Pinapfel, is in the running for Miss Nevada United States!

lindsey

As you can see, my family is very diverse.  It’s one of the things I love about my extended clan. The pageant will be held in Las Vegas on April 19th. I wanted to share this here to show my support for Lindsey and to tell her that I love her.

Have a fabulous weekend, everybody! xo

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How To Eat Carbs Without Getting Fat

Now that we’ve explored the wondrous world of Whole30 with its temporary carb-free way of eating for epic weight loss, let’s take a look at the flip side of the situation. I can show you how to eat carbs without getting fat. cinnabon

There’s a time to eat carbs and a time to not. The details of when and why is totally up to you. But if you’re gonna eat the carbs, you may as well know how to indulge in a way that won’t cause your waistline to erupt like Mount Vesuvius.

I’ve been around the block a few gazillion times when it comes to good and bad eating. Although I still get it wrong on occasion, I do it the right way enough to confidently share 3 tips you’ll appreciate. Now let’s dig into this like we’re feeding from a big bowl of mashed potatoes with ‘da gravies.

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Butt Building Workout, plus food planning for this week.

Heck yeah! I’m back for another booty workout that also targets thighs and back of the legs. Do this butt building workout workout twice through, 2-3 times per week for best results. Let’s go!

My food plans for this week:

Breakfast: I’ll be doing my Intermittent Fasting until at least noon each day. I will hydrate with hot tea and ACV water until it’s feeding time.

Lunch Highlights:

  • Kale & Quinoa salad with cranberries, peppers and goat cheese.
  • Chicken Caesar salad.
  • Baked Tilapia with brown rice & side salad.

Dinner: I’m still sticking to the regular dinners my family eats. Menu highlights include:

  • Homemade hamburger helper
  • Grilled cheese night
  • Angel hair pasta tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with Parmesan and loaded with veggies.
  • Baked chicken parm sammiches.

Whatever you did last week, make it a point to rise up and out-do yourself this week. Strive to be your very best.

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My child is ruining my fitness life.

First, my weight training gloves went missing. Then two of my speed ropes disappeared. These items were last seen in the possession of my gremlin-child. And now? My foam roller has been turned into a Crayola shrine.

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Just in case you’re wondering, those legs with the ashy knees — the ones wearing the disco dress — she is the culprit. So ya, my child is ruining my life… sorta?

gracie foam roller

But ohhhh, look at that cute little face. She’s so proud of her “art project”. I will rage no fitness-fury against the gremlin. But I will wise up and start hiding my stuff, especially since I caught her in my jewelry box this morning. As for my foam roller, that thing was previously shanked to death with a pencil before being turned into a shrine.

The violence against my fitness gear is too much for me to stand. ((sigh))

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3 Uses For Colloidal Silver You Didn’t Think Of Yet

I thought I knew it all. I was the official colloidal silver snob of the Interwebs, telling you how I give silver to my kids to annihilate ear infections and eye infections, and to treat other issues without the need for a doctor to get involved. No prescription required, baby.

But, oops. When the people at Sensible Silver sent me their fact sheet on uses for colloidal silver, I got pimped slapped with some extra knowledge never before known to my brain cells.

sensible silver

Sensible Silver sent me samples along with the dosage sheet. I do not have an affiliate relationship with them, nor was I paid for this post. Ya’ll simply know how I feel about the awesomeness of silver. I can’t shut up about it.

This is what I learned from Sensible Silver’s dosage sheet that I didn’t realize I could be doing:

  1. Use silver for daily dental hygiene. Aka, mouthwash.
  2. Use it as a natural hand sanitizer
  3. Use it as a household sanitizer after food prep and add it to your cool mist vaporizer

Click on the image to enlarge the full dosage sheet:

sensible silver

I started implementing these additional uses right away. Silver is a must-have to keep in your home. If you didn’t know that, I encourage you to read my Colloidal Silver Facts, Benefit and Risks post and start keeping a bottle around.

My Most Recent Uses for Silver:

  1. My mom had a terrible sore throat. I had her gargle with silver. It gave her instant relief that lasted for hours.
  2. Once again (ugh), Greedy Baby came down with red, watery, crusty eyes due to allergies that (historically) has always turned into an eye infection if I don’t act on it fast. I gave her silver in the eyes twice a day for two days. It knocked the problem right out.
  3. My 9 year old son broke his tooth on a seed. It caused him to have an abscess. The dentist gave us antibiotics, but I stopped giving him those meds on day two (of a 10-day regimen). I began treating him with silver instead. He swished the silver in his mouth 2X day. It cleared the infection and it has not returned. That baby tooth has since fallen out.

Sensible Silver started out just like me — a normal, everyday person intrigued with the benefits of silver. But they took it even further until a full-blown business was born. They’ve got some great information on their website that separates the real facts from the hype. Check out their Benefits of Colloidal Silver and Common Sense Uses For Silver, and consider snagging their Starter Kit.

Now excuse me. I’ve got a tasty salad to eat, so I gotta run. Shout out in the comments if you’re part of the silver family or think you might wanna be…which you should — you need to be part of the colloidal silver family. Sheesh!

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5 Minute Fat Burning Workout, Daily Fitness Missions and Healthy Snack Ideas

Hi friends! Are you ready to workout with me? This is a quick 5 minute fat burning workout. We will be doing 7 exercises for 30 seconds each with 10 seconds of rest in-between. The workout is short, but intense, and will help you burn fat in your entire body while toning the butt, thighs and abs. Let’s get to it!

Exercises in this workout:

  1. Surfers
  2. Dive bomber push ups
  3. Switch lunge with knee tuck
  4. Fast football feet into jack
  5. Planking shoulder taps
  6. Side to side touches with tuck
  7. Touchdown squat with front kick

Join me in these daily moves. No sitting on your ba-donk-a-donk for too long. Keep that body moving.

  • Monday: 10 tuck jumps
  • Tuesday: 15 Kettlebell or dumbbell swings
  • Wednesday: plank hold as long as possible… repeat 3 times
  • Thursday: 10 surfers (this move is in the video!)
  • Friday: 10x jump squat into regular squat

Healthy Snack Ideas For This Week

  1. Pineapple Mango Strawberry Smoothie (also great with yogurt added)
  2. Plantain Chips
  3. Frozen Grapes
  4. Side salad with sweet cranberries to top it.
  5. Cranberry Walnut bread smathered with almond butter (make it a small piece of bread)

cranberry walnut bread

Work hard. Train hard. Eat well. Indulge in moderation. Enjoy your week!

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Disclaimer: Not all exercise programs are suitable for everyone. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Neither Josie, YumYucky.com, nor anyone else associated with this website will be responsible or liable for any injury you sustain while exercising.