Thursday, July 23, 2009

Your Fitness Tip for The Week

I used to go to the West Forsyth YMCA in Clemmons, NC regularly (at least 5 days a week) and work out on the elliptical for one hour each time as well as do weights. So my exercising was probably about 1.5 to 2 hours. Sound reasonable for the mother of two who are both under 4?? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! Now, if you are a mother of 2 small children and you do somehow find time to exercise outside of your home in the above mentioned fashion well than you are my HERO and you are part of a very lucky minority. As for the rest of us we are good to just get some form of exercise into our daily routine 4 days a week. This is where I think I can help you. Three summers ago I did make a $4,000+ investment in a Precor EFX 5.23 elliptical and if you can afford to make this investment then by all means do it. That was the most worthwhile $4000 I have ever spent… But if you are like I am now then you need to find a way to get in your physical fitness in a way that is as unintrusive and cost effective as possible. That is where I think I can help. Ever heard of Jillian Michaels? You know, the trainer on Biggest Loser? She has actually made a workout DVD that gives you a GREAT workout in just 20 minutes! Yes, you heard me correctly 20min is all it takes to do her DVD and lemme tell ya it ain’t easy. I am in OK shape and you now know that I do have a history of exercising regularly and it was hard for me! In fact I am still on Level 2 and perfectly happy staying there for ever how long I feel like it. No, really, it is awesome!

I do also want to mention the Wii Fit though. You should know that I know absolutely nothing about it but I would love to introduce you to Julie at . I have really enjoyed her website and I think you can learn a lot about how to lose weight and get fit using the Wii fit. Maybe I will try it out…

Monday, July 20, 2009

Safety Tips

I got this from my mother-in-law who got it from someone else. I really do believe that the world we live in is good and that we should focus on that more often. That said I did learn a lot form this. So, read it in the name of educating yourself and then file it away in the drawer in your mind where you store things that you don’t use often. I hope, pray and believe you will never need to use this information.

Please keep in mind that this is not something I wrote so I may not agree completely with all of it but I thought I should share it the way it was presented to me. Here it is…

Because of recent abductions in daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation...This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, everyone you know. After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do:
The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
2. Learned this from a tourist guide. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you...Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.
If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A.) Be aware: look around you; look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side... If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.) 6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot.
This is especially true at NIGHT!)
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, preferably in a zig -zag pattern!
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic:
STOP. It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over.
The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.'
He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.
10. Water scam! If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.

Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors! Please pass this on.
This should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on America’s Most Wanted when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana

I'd like you to share this with all the women you know.
It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle.
Tell any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it's better to be safe