Nike+ Running Playlist

Here’s what I have on my playlist lately. I think I would need to switch this up every few days. I can totally see these artists rocking their mf instruments while singing these.

1. Titanium (David Guetta original mix)
2. Nobody’s Business (Rihanna featuring Christ Brown)
3. Don’t Stop the Music (Pitch Perfect Original Soundtrack)
4. Riff Off (Pitch Perfect Original Soundtrack)
5. Bellas Finals (Pitch Perfect Original Soundtrack)
6. Schoolin, Life (Beyonce Knowles)
7. Whip My Hair (Willow Smith)
8. Tik Tok (Ke$ha)
9. Bye Bye Bye (N’ Sync) — boy bad represent :)
10. It’s Gonna Be Me (N’ Sync)
11. Just Got Paid

How to Start Exercising (AGAIN)

It is difficult to begin exercising again when you have been living a sedentary lifestyle for many years. The good news is that it is never too late to begin exercising for better health and fitness. The biggest hurdle you will need to overcome is your lack of motivation.

Low motivation is what probably kept you from exercising in the first place. For a majority of people, exercise is not considered fun. Most of the time, we are not going to do things that do not bring some type of joy to our lives.

You can break out of your exercise rut with a few motivational tips below:

1. Get a Physical – Nothing gets you motivated like having your doctor tell you that your cholesterol is high or that you need to shed some pounds. When you hear it from your doctor, chances are, you will be motivated to take action.

2. Walk Don’t Run – If the thought of jumping into an exercise program terrifies you, just keep it simple and start walking each day. Once you you can walk at a moderate pace for 30 minutes or more, step it up to a light jog, then work up to a run.

3. Get Some Music – Nothing motivates me more than working out to my own playlist. I suggest purchasing an MP3 player and loading it up with your favorite songs. You will be amazed how music makes the time fly and pushes you to do more.

4. Learn a New Activity – Make exercise fun by learning a new sport like tennis, martial arts, or boxing. These activities get you in shape and you won’t realize it because you’re actually enjoying yourself.

5. Become a Pro – Have you always wanted to run a marathon or become a bodybuilder? How about a black belt in Tae kwon do? Whatever your dream, it doesn’t matter how out of shape you are now, start training and become an expert.

You can avoid exercise ruts by making exercise a habit, just like brushing your teeth. Once it becomes a habit, it is much more difficult to break. Stuff like working on valve oil for trumpet and cleaning your instruments becomes a habit if your do it everyday.

Fitbit One

I cannot tell you how much of a big help the Fitbit has been to me. I bought it at its lowest price over at Amazon, along with a couple of musical pieces for my daughter’s piano lessons. And it has brought a huge difference on how much I move. I am now more conscious of how much (and often) I get active.

I have also been down 10lbs since summer!

Sweet Tooth

How am I ever going to even try NOT to gain any weight this summer season? I am trying to eat healthy but crazy family reunions brought about by an upcoming wedding in the family have proven to be death by food coma for us. One minute we are discussing how these masonic rings look like, the next minute we are feeling hungry!


Almond Rocha.

Ferrero Rocher.

Take your pick!!

100 Reasons to Exercise

I want to share this article I read today:
100 reasons to train today:

Because it makes you feel confident
Because it helps you get stronger
Because exercise helps combat depression
Because you’ll feel proud of yourself
Because you have goals you want to reach
Because you’ll feel bad if you don’t
Because you want to move forward, not backward
Because it burns more calories than not working out
Because it improves your heart health
Because you want a great butt
Because it prevents diabetes
Because you want to be a good example to your kids
Because you want to feel good in your clothes
Because it reduces your risk of cancer
Because your body was made to move
Because you want to be an athlete
Because you want to look better
Because it lifts your mood
Because you want to stand taller
Because it reduces back pain
Because it feels good
Because it makes you feel accomplished
Because you spend most of your day on your butt
Because swimsuit season is always coming
Because strong is the new skinny
Because dieting only works so much
Because it strengthens your bones, too
Because it helps you lose weight
Because it allows you to eat more food
Because it’s the best way to spend “me” time
Because it helps you de-stress
Because it’s cheaper than therapy
Because you want a strong core
Because you want to take care for yourself Continue reading

FitBit One

I got a FitBit. Hopefully this well help me track activity better. I average 5,000 steps a day if I am conscious about moving, but my NORMAL and USUAL sedentary lifestyle averages me about 1,500 to 2,000 steps a day. Can you see how dieting alone would not allow me to lose weight? I seriously need to MOVE.

I will share my progress. I have just had it for a week, so it’s new. I just tracked my normal activities this week. Starting tomorrow I will exercise on the treadmill again.

Cheap Prom Dresses Under 100

Finding the perfect homecoming dress is a daunting task. There are a number of things to consider, from the design, pattern, fabric, color and overall look. In addition to that, an allotted budget plays a big role before making a purchase. We all know homecoming / prom is a very memorable event but there is no need for anyone to shell out more than what’s necessary. Having a fabulous prom dress / gown in an affordable price is very much possible; we just have to know where to look. Jenjen House offers beautiful cheap prom dresses. is one of the reputable online shops that I can recommend to buy these dresses from. I have been doing a bit of searching lately and these are my top three picks for cheap prom dresses under $100:

  • A-Line/Princess Halter V-neck Train Chiffon Prom Dress with Ruffle

If you have this girl next door vibe, then this little sweetheart will be perfect for you. From the neckline up to its hem, everything is just perfect. For sure, you will bring a ray of sunshine into your prom night party with this simple yet elegant white chiffon dress. This dress may be designed for a prom night but this would be a perfect dress to wear even on other occasions. The dress itself is not too revealing which is perfect for a high school fashion. This is retailed for $96.99.

  •  Sheath Strapless Tea Length Taffeta Tulle Prom Dress with Ruffle

If you are quite a personable girl in your school, this peach number will surely make you a head turner of the night. The tube top will flatter your neckline and bust. The sheath silhouette will help you show off your curves. The wrap around style of the dress brings the attention to your curves. This is the perfect prom dress to wear if you wish to look sexy yet elegant. This is retailed for $98.99

  •  A-Line/Princess Scoop Strapless Floor-Length Chiffon Prom Dress with Ruffle

If you wish to wear something comfortable and still look elegant, then this prom dress in black and white is perfect for you. With the tube top, you can move around freely. You can dance the night away with no worries! This simple number comes in a wonderful flowy fabric that will make you the center of the attention. This is retailed for $99.99

Check out to look for cheaper homecoming dresses under 100!


Different Styles of Cooking Eggs

My kids are egg-lovers. For a family of four (three during weekdays), we can easily finish two dozen eggs a week. My daughter likes to eat them boiled and eats only the white part (and no she is does not need to build muscles she is only three!). Meanwhile, my son loves it sunny side-up with the yolk part “runny” or not fully cooked. Here are different styles for cooking eggs, just in case you would like to experiment.

Baked (Shirred) Eggs

Boiling Eggs

Coddled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Fried Eggs

Microwave Eggs

Poached Eggs

I personally love scrambled eggs and deviled ones. I might try poaching an egg, I think my son will love that:

How to Poach an Egg



Fill a pot with water until two-thirds full. Add a s dash of white vinegar-this aids in the egg’s coagulation.
1. Fill a pot with water until two-thirds full. Add a s dash of white vinegar-this aids in the egg’s coagulation.

Gently crack an egg into a small bowl. When the water boils, lower bowl into the pot and let the egg slide, not drop, down.
2. Gently crack an egg into a small bowl. When the water boils, lower bowl into the pot and let the egg slide, not drop, down.

When cooked (about 3 minutes), lift The poached egg with a slotted, letting  excess water drip. Enjoy while warm.
3. When cooked (about 3 minutes), lift The poached egg with a slotted, letting excess water drip. Enjoy while warm.