Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Free Summer Reading! I love this!

I joined this site a few years ago, and have love-love-loved it from Day 1. If you're looking for some good summer reading, check it out ASAP! As of the time of this post, they have OVER 4 MILLION books to choose from!! Yes, you read that right! And you get 2 free credits just for joining and listing 10 books that are gathering dust on your shelves!

If you haven't yet checked it out, I can't recommend it enough! So far, I have traded 147 books and all for free! You pay shipping to mail out your books to those who request them (usually no more than $3 - can you buy the latest book for that? I think not!) When you request a book from someone else, they pay shipping to mail them to you....what a great system! You get credits for each book that you send out, which you then use to request books you want from other members.

Oh yeah, they also have audio books (2 credits) which is my current favorite due to time constraints. I order a couple at a time and always have something good to listen to on my commute to work & back. :)

Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap.

Monday, June 21, 2010

I'm featured on DomesticHack today!

I'm so happy to have one of my blog posts featured on today! It's a relatively new site that is full of neato housekeeping, cooking, and products to make your life easier. I hope you'll take a look and leave your comments!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Daily Mile: Getting Cruise-Ready!

It seems we are probably going on another cruise for our 5th anniversary this year - Yay! We went for our 1st anniversary and fell in love with vacation ever!

That said, I gotta REALLY work on getting in shape again! No more "I'll start tomorrows." I've done really good so far this week with eating well and exercise...of course, it's only been 3 days. I feel good about it, though. This time, I'm not trying to just look good (though that'll be a great bonus!)

I had a little health scare a few weeks ago and also found that some labs aren't looking as good as they did a few years ago

  • Cholesterol is a bit high. Never been before.
  • Ditto for blood pressure. Though my doc says it's "normal", "great", "perfect!" - it's WAY high from what it's usually been in the past and I don't like that.
  • My resting heart rate has gone from 56 (what my chiro said was "an athlete's resting heart rate" (huh? me? athlete?? Well I was working out 6x a week back then...) to 88 at the Bloodmobile we had at church a few weeks ago. : / Not good. I liked that "athlete" thing - something I've NEVER called or even considered myself in any way, shape or form. I'm ready to get back to that!
  • Knee and hip pain getting worse, and I know it's from carrying this extra weight.
In the immortal words of Garth Brooks: "I'm much too young to feel this darn old!"

And yeah, I wanna look HOT in my cruise pics. ; )

I started logging my walks at Daily Mile - if you're also on there, let's be friends and help motivate one another!

What's your favorite workout? What's your favorite motivation for working out? What gets ya going when you REALLY don't feel like it? Have you been on a cruise before - tell me allllllll about it!