Saturday, December 15, 2012

On Winter Break

(photo via Inside My Head.Tumblr. editing by Me!)

Due to the Holidays (both Christmas & New Year's), several things I'm having to take care of with my wreck case (learn more about my car wreck in 2010 on Blue Eyed Beauty Blog: The Car Wreck page), and planning a wedding I'm a bit stressed and not keeping up with things well. Hopefully this short break will give me the chance to prewrite posts and resume regular posting on January 2nd.

Please feel free to continue to submit Tidbits, submitting Recipes, & if you're interested in having your blog featured please comment there as well! I will be getting in touch with you as you write me and we'll figure things out from there!

I will still be checking email and monitoring comments so don't hesitate to comment on any posts! :)

Happy Winter everyone and Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tidbits on Friday #3

Welcome to week #3 of Tidbits! Be sure to submit your tidbits so they can be featured next week, or the week after...when ever you can submit them! :)

I want your Tidbits too!! Anyone can submit a post so just click this link and read details and then submit something that you think other readers who are apart of Exercise Encouragement Group Community would like to know about as well.

Tidbit #1. DIY Water Cup @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog.

Last week I got my hostpital water jug which I saved from being gotten rid of and cleaned it up so it'd be something I'd actually want to use...the tutorial is on my main blog, but I wanted to share it here since I am using it for the purpose of drinking more water!

Tidbit #2. The Wooden Roller Coaster.

Thank you to Cindy @ The Wooden Roller Coaster for linking up on the {Link Up} page! So gald to have you as part of this community!!!

Tidbit #3. Fit In My Red Soles Shoes.

Thank you to Kathia @ Fit In My Red Sole Shoes for linking up on the {Link Up} page as well!! :) Welcome to the community of exercise/fitness/health!

Tidbit #4. That Friday Blog Hop.

I've been linking up each week with That Friday Blog Hop @ Let Them Eat Cake for a very long time now with my regular blog: Blue Eyed Beauty Blog. Now it's time to start sharing EEG with the hop friends as well!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Motivation Monday: Don't Ever Stop!

(photo via Pinterest)
I just love this! I hope that I never stop taking chances. I know there are some chances I can't take, but there will always be the opportunity to take a chance and there are some worth taking!

25 Day Challenge | Days 3-9

My goals for this month are:
#1 Drink 80 ounces of water a day.
#2 Do my arm workout 3 times each week.
#3 Get in bed by 11:30 p.m.
Here's How I Did Each Day This Past Week
December 3rd {Monday}: In bed by 12 pm. 30 oz. of water. No weights.
December 4th {Tuesday}: 30 oz. water. In bed by 1 am.
December 5th {Wednesday}: 30 oz. water. In bed by 12:30 am.
December 6th {Thursday}: 30 oz. water. In bed by 12:30 am.
December 7th {Friday}: 40 oz. water. No weights as planned, In bed by 1 am. I stopped taking one of my medications today so this may effect the rest of my week's goals.
December 8th {Saturday}: 50 oz. water. In bed by 2 am. I had a lot of trouble falling asleep so I just sat up on my laptop for a few hours and did some things while I waited on my body to settle down enough to sleep. This was mostly due to my body missing the medication I stopped taking.
December 9th {Sunday}: 40 oz. water. In bed by 1 am.
What I Plan To Do This Week
Really focus on doing my arm workouts. I have yet to do them this month! I did try getting up earlier the first part of last week, but it had no effect on my falling asleep that night even though I didn't take a nap or rest any of the days. I'm not really sure what I'm going to do about my not being sleepy.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tidbits on Friday #2

Yay for making it two weeks in a row for Tidbits!! This is a HUGE accomplishment for me since I have 6 daily posts which run on my main blog and then the three which I like to run over here (and do a terrible, awful job at, sorry!).

I want your Tidbits too!! Anyone can submit a post so just click this link and read details and then submit something that you think other readers who are apart of Exercise Encouragement Group Community would like to know about as well.

Tidbit #1 Visit Fit In My Red Soul Shoes!!

This Tidbit was submitted by Kathia, the blogger behind Fit In My Red Soles Shoes. Kathia's blog is about the balance of healthy food, sharing her love for shoes, purses, clothes, fitness, and maintaining a healthy social life.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Recipe Wednesday: Western Chili Mac

So many times we have no problem coming up with healthy breakfasts or snacks, but dinners...a whole different answer! Well, today I want to share with you this recipe from my blog which is actually quite healthy and has great flavor!

If you are interested in submitting a recipe please view this post!

Today's recipe comes from Blue Eyed Beauty Blog (my main blog, in case you didn't already know!). I wanted to share this recipe with you because I know that for me finding healthy options for breakfast or snacks is never hard, but finding a filling dinner is usually a difficult task.

This recipe makes 12-15 servings.

1 large onion
1 lb. ground beef
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
2 cans (15 oz.) Tomato sauce
1 can (12 oz.) Tomato paste
2 cans (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 lb. elbow macaroni noodles

1. Chop up the onion and put it in a large skillet. Add in the raw beef. Cook on medium heat until the beef is browned.

2. In a saparate pot, bring water to boil to cook the noodles.

3. Add in the chili powder, garlic powder, tomato sauce, and tomato paste to the browned meat.

4. Cook the noodles in boiling water.

5. Turn the meat and sauce mix down to low and let it simmer for 15 minutes.

6. Pour the cooked noodles into the sauce mix. Add the diced tomatoes and stir well. Serve warm.

Monday, December 3, 2012

To: Fit In My Red Soles Shoes

I was just getting to the comments moderation for EEG and my mouse locked up on my laptop...when it came back around I accidently deleted the comment you were so kind as to leave me! Unfortunately I am unable to contact you any other way right now, so if you read this I do hope you will comment again and let me know what the tidbit was you would like me to look at and possibly share! Thank you so much!

Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

Sumbit A Recipe

I'm so glad you're visiting this post! I hope this means you are interested in submitting a recipe for me to share with the readers of Exercise Encouragement Group Blog! If so continue reading for directions!

To submit a recipe you've already published on your blog:

Just leave me a comment below with the link to the direct post. If you would like me to contact you via email when I have the post ready and scheduled to go out please say so in the comment! Also, you may (or may not) need to leave me an email address to contact you at. If you're not sure, go here to see if you're a No Reply Blogger!

To submit a recipe that's not already online:

If you've tried a recipe from your own cookbooks at home or you'd like to submit a family recipe that is just as good too! Feel free to leave me a comment with the type of recipe you have that you'd like to share and a way to get in contact with you (aka your email address!). I will email you as soon as I can to have you send me the recipe and a photo of how it turned out so I can share it with others. When I have the post scheduled to publish I will let you know when it will come out!

1. Please do not submit recipes that are not your own or aren't of your own creation! Thank you!!
2. Please include a way to contact you (an email address) so that I can email you if I have questions concerning your recipe and so I can let you know when it will be scheduled to be published.
3. Please include a photo. If you don't have one on the original post that is okay, I will email you and then you can email me the photo for the post on EEG. Otherwise I will not be able to post the recipe, sorry!

I will include all recipes on a new page so that they can be easily seen and scanned through. I will also include a link directly to the blog where the recipe came from (where this applies of course) so that others can find you!

Thank you all for submitting a recipe! I can't wait to see what all comes of this new feature to EEG and I can't wait to see what all you have to share with the group!!

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25 Day Challenge: Days 1-2

As I wrote about last Tuesday, I am doing a 25 day Challenge with From Thick To Thin. Here are my three goals for this challenge:

#1 Drink 80 ounces of water a day.
#2 Do my arm workout 3 times each week.
#3 Get in bed by 11:30 p.m.

Here's how I did:

December 1st: 30 oz. of water, didn't do arm workout, was in bed by 1 am instead of 3 am.

December 2nd: 30 oz. of water, didn't do arm workout, was in bed by 1 am instead of 3 am.

What I Plan To Do This Week
In order to improve this week I plan to fix a specific cup to drink out of each day so that I can get in all my water (hopefully). I also plan to do my arm workout on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. As far as getting in bed: I know this is going to be a real challenge for me as I have already seen in just the past seven days (I've been aiming for an earlier bed time since last week). I will continue to do my best and work with the struggle of not falling asleep quickly, and my brain wanting to keep running at 12 or 1 am. In order to do this I've decided to try and get up earlier. This will be anywhere between 7:30-9 am in the morning.

Related Posts: 25 Day Challenge w/From Thick To Thin, 25 Day Challenge: Days 1-2, @From Thick To Thin: Goals For 25 Day Challenge & Update.