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ninety ten

life is 10 percent what happens to you & 90 percent how you react to it. I'm working on taking control of my own attitude, destiny and life. 25 years old & on a mission: clean living, balance, happiness, health & fitness in beautiful arizona.

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Apr 30 '14
Mar 16 '14

Sunday night dinner happening now. Lots of stuff to catch up on but a quick bright update: dad is doing a little bit better. He was released from a care facility and we are optimistic he can benefit from new medication. I haven’t been cooking as much, which is why I’m excited about tonight’s meal. More updates next time, happy weekend!

Feb 19 '14

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Feb 18 '14
Hydration Nudge coming at you from my desk - mint & lemon water in a red solo cup is not something you see together everyday..!

Hydration Nudge coming at you from my desk - mint & lemon water in a red solo cup is not something you see together everyday..!

Feb 17 '14
82 at 6pm in February isn’t a good sign is it? I’m going to have to start proactively saving tons of money to cover our utility bills this summer…eek!

82 at 6pm in February isn’t a good sign is it? I’m going to have to start proactively saving tons of money to cover our utility bills this summer…eek!

Feb 17 '14

Juice for days! Using these mason jar labels that will apparently dissolve in water - the hardest part of this application was coming up with different names for the batches of juice. These are less sweet than I’ve made before and the star ingredients are jalapeño, lime & mint with celery, cucumber, pear, ginger, kale & spinach.

Feb 17 '14

Epic enjoyment of an 80-degree day in February on Pres Day Monday - biking from Scottsdale to Tempe in the sunshine :) Although, these sunny temperatures before it’s even spring yet means that this summer is sure to be sweltering. I’m trying to take full advantage of the weather now, because this is a pretty good indicator I’ll be stuck inside with the a/c when it’s 130 degrees in July!

Feb 12 '14

When you’re excited about sustainably caught sesame ginger wild salmon for dinner and it looks nothing like the picture. Whyyyy do I ever trust the frozen food aisle at health stores, so deceptive!

Although, I do admit, this salmon tastes really good! It looks nothing like the picture but it’s relatively healthy, natural and tasty.
Feb 11 '14
Feb 9 '14
Winding down with vegetable soup, more crafty birthday decorations, a glass of red wine & the new True Detectives episode. I wish weekends were longer!

Winding down with vegetable soup, more crafty birthday decorations, a glass of red wine & the new True Detectives episode. I wish weekends were longer!

Feb 9 '14
Low key Sunday spent making decorations for my brother’s upcoming 18th birthday. It was his idea to celebrate at my place, so I can only assume he knew that would include brightly colored and cheesy decor.

Low key Sunday spent making decorations for my brother’s upcoming 18th birthday. It was his idea to celebrate at my place, so I can only assume he knew that would include brightly colored and cheesy decor.

Feb 7 '14

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Feb 5 '14
I can’t resist reblogging this. It’s too good.

I can’t resist reblogging this. It’s too good.

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Feb 5 '14

thisdietdiary:

Important Sunday Night Question: Valentine’s Day crafts - are they relevant to health & fitness bloggers? Yes.

Instead of loading your friends, family & coworkers up with sugar and processed candies & treats to show your affection, use felt.

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorites to celebrate but I hate associating holidays & celebrations with candy and regret.

I made tons of these little felt fortune cookies with sweet notes inside and then packed them in mini take-out containers from Michael’s craft store. I’m gifting my friends with lip balms & teas instead of Hersey kisses or cookies.

This is a really cheap project & the V-Day themed mini take-out containers are $0.50 right now @ Michael’s.

For some of them - I used clear plastic (from the inside lining as packaging from the mini take-out containers) and hot glued them so they look like individually wrapped fortune-cookies you may know & love from sushi restaurants. This version was really easy and came out super cute - using plastic that is otherwise discarded as trash!

I used:

  • mason jar lid (for tracing circles - it’s the perfect size!)
  • scissors
  • felt - 20 cents per 9X12 sheet (makes 6 circles per sheet)
  • floral wire - < $3 for the one I bought (22 gauge)
  • hot glue gun
  • heart hole-punches for pizazz!

It’s super simple to create these.

  1. Trace (~ 3”) circles onto felt, cut them out
  2. Hot glue a piece of the  floral wire in the middle of the felt circle
  3. Fold the felt circle in half, bend them with the wire
  4. Done

Modified from a tutorial via your fav: Martha Stewart

Throwback to my Valentines Day Fortune Cookies last year in the spirit of planning something sweet & festive for next week! I usually do something fun for my group of girlfriends, team at work, and my SO.

Mostly, I want to plan a staycation with my main man at a resort in town, but their rates are at a premium, due to it being prime time for snowbirds. I just can’t part with $400 + a $30 “resort fee” for a 1-night stay a few miles from my house. And having to spend $7 on bottled water and share wallspace with strangers isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Alternatively, I would love to head to Sedona, but there will probably still be snow everywhere.

Hmmm.

I have a soft spot for Valentines Day - my mom always made it a special day for us growing up, so I see it as a really meaningful celebration for families & friends, not just couples. Every year, I encounter a VDay Hater, and I think it’s because they see it as a commercialized production, and I feel like they are majorly missing out.

What are you planning for VDay tumblr love birds?

Feb 5 '14

Fitbit One Review

I’ve had the Fitbit One for several weeks now and wanted to share my experience with those interested in purchasing the product.

TL;DR version - if you want an awesome & trendy fitness gadget that will feed your data-hungry brain & motivate you: invest in a heart rate monitor & spend $5 on an old school pedometer. I am still a huge fan of my Polar FT4 HRM even after the novelty wore off & use it whenever I work out.

Pros: long battery life, synchs with My Fitness Pal, good customer service team, vibrate alarm, pretty nifty iPhone app
Cons: pricey for a glorified pedometer, easy to lose, sleep tracking is not very accurate & inconvenient to use, no locator/lost feature

If you feel sticker-shocked by the $99 price tag, congratulations, you know the value of a dollar. This is definitely a disposable-income-type-of-purchase. It has cool features, but the real value is in being aware of your activity levels, and you can get that for less than $99. There are many tools you can purchase that will increase your endurance & fitness prowess, I recommend weighing your options before buying this One.

My Advice: get a cheap pedometer and wear it for a week - how does the knowledge help you and what does it prompt you to change? If it truly empowers, inspires and motivates you - consider splurging on a Fitbit or similar product. If it is an investment that will increase your activity and excitement about exercise & being healthy then it may just be worth it.

I found the Fitbit One to be super easy to lose and I didn’t (and still don’t) wear it 24/7. This changes the accuracy of course, which brings me to reiterate that the biggest value in the device is increasing awareness & creating enthusiasm about physical activity. I used it for tracking sleep for about a week, but it was a drag to hit the “asleep” button on my phone every night at the moment I felt myself drifting asleep and it was not all that accurate, as mentioned in many other reviews. On the plus side, I love that it synchs to My Fitness Pal and am impressed with the battery life. When I did sleep with the “sleep wrist band” I admittedly liked the vibrate alarm feature.

Considering the price point, current technology available, and tiny size of the One, I am disappointed and surprised it doesn’t have any tracking capability to pinpoint the device if lost - even Tile has this, and it could run off of Bluetooth in a limited area. This is a huge flaw and I expect it will be addressed & improved eventually.

My friend Amy sold me on buying the One. She wears it regularly and clips it to her bra. Her tip: if you lose your device, set a vibrate alarm from your phone and hope that you can hear the buzz. You may just discover it in your nightstand.

On Customer Service: I lost my clip (not the actual Fitbit device) while I was on an errand and sent an email to customer service requesting a replacement. They told me it would be $14.95 + shipping. I emailed them back with a link to a blog, where a woman said they sent her a brand new Fitbit after she lost it. I explained it was very easy to lose and I would not likely continue using it without the clip. I asked if they would consider switching it out for the watch/wrist version instead. They decided to send me a free clip. Moral(s) of the story - never take no for an answer and their customer service isn’t bad.

I haven’t tried out the Jawbone UP or other Fitbit devices and would be interested in hearing your 2 cents! Do you have the Fitbit One and feel differently, I’d love to read your feedback.