Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm Moving.....

Hi!! I wanted to let you know that I'm attempting to move from blogger to wordpress. I think I did everything I needed to is my new URL.

Please add it to your blogroll. I would still like you to keep reading My Daily Inspiration. I'll be adding all of you to my blogroll on wordpress asap.

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Late weekend update

It's almost Wednesday and I'm just getting around to blogging about my weekend. I'm a slacker.

So this is what went on this weekend:

Picked up my Bountiful basket...
                                                            Then we went hiking....

There were so many wildfowers. My allergies have been crazy since Saturday because of them!! It was worth it though.
I decided to take a little nap by Weaver's Needle.

For dinner we went to Pita Jungle. I tried a new delicious salad.

Craig got the Pitaquitos.

We spent Easter at the park playing baseball, hiding eggs, eating and talking. We had so much fun. It's nice spending time with the family.
After that Craig and I decorated Easter cookies.

They may not look too pretty but they were pretty good.

I had a 4 day weekend but it flew by. I wish all weekends were 4 day weekends.

Craig said my question should be...Who is your favorite New Kid? So..who is it?

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Running for the Cheetah

Craig and I registerd for this 5k. The run is on April 25th which is a Sunday. I ran this last year and I had a blast. I'm happy to say that I won't be running this alone and that I will have Craig by my side this year. This will be our second race together. We are preparing for the Las Vegas RNR half marathon. Craig is considering running it in December with me.

Papago Park

The 5k is located at a beautiful park next to the Phoenix Zoo.

Workout update:

Since going back to the gym I have been feeling so much better. I feel like Stella when she got her Groove back...
 Our when Austin Powers found his mojo.....

While at the gym the other night I was looking around and I started wondering... why are these people working out? I know why I'm doing it and why I started doing it. But why do so many people go to the gym or workout after a long day at work. We all have families and other things we need to do....why do we push ourselves to keep working out?

For me the reason is clear....I love the way I feel when I workout. I like knowing that I am taking control of my health and my life.

Question: What pushes you to run, hike, put in the workout dvd or go to the gym?

                              Have a great weekend!!!

Also go check out Erica's blog to enter an awesome give away including a Road ID!

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekends Were Made For Fun

The weekend is almost over?!!! Every Sunday night I wish it was Friday all over again. I get three day weekends but I still wish that it was longer. I feel like singing....

"Lookout weekend cause, here I come

"Because weekends were, made for fun"

I love this song.


Weekend Recap:

Friday night we went on a double date with my sister and her boyfriend. We went to Zinburger for dinner then Craig and I went to the drive in movies. We watched "Hot Tub Time Machine" and " She's out of my league."

Saturday morning Craig and I went for a run then I watched movies most of the day. Saturday night we went on a second double date with my other sister and her friend. We went to dinner and then went to play Laser tag. I won 2nd place. It was so much fun and a great workout. We were all pretty tired and sweaty by the time we got done.

Sunday morning Craig, Vero and I went on a hike. It was my sister's first time hiking Camelback and I was really excited for her. This hike is a bit more challenging then the hikes we have taken her to before. When Craig mentioned taking her on that trail I was a little hesitant. But she proved me wrong and we made it to the top. She did a great job and I was so proud of her.
Craig and Vero about to start the hike. We did Cholla Trail on Camelback Mountain which is 1.5 miles long.

The elevation gain is 1,200 feet.
"This trail is recommended only for experienced hikers. There are steep, rocky sections with drop-offs on both sides."

After our hike Craig and I went to the Game and Fish expo. We went last year and had so much fun. They have a lot of outdoor activities...including fishing, shooting and 4 wheeling. They also have a lot of wildlife and great information for people that do a lot of outdoor activities.


We love to go 4 wheeling so this was right up our alley. We watched a Jeep, Bronco and Scout rock crawl.

 This was last year. I am super scared of snakes and it was HUGE for me to have it on me. I wanted to face my fears. I also called this my "Britney Spears" moment. LOL.

Maybe not quite a Britney moment since her snake was huge. But still a big moment for me. =)

Hope you all had an eventful weekend. Back to work tomorrow. Gotta keep on truckin'

Question: What fear do you have and have you ever faced it?

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Meet Boxie!!!

Monday workout: 50 minutes (gym) elliptical and crunches
Tuesday workout: 3 mile run

This week has been completely opposite from last week. I still feel a little tired but I also feel motivated again. I was a little scared that I was losing that feeling of WANT. That was part of my stress last week. I am so glad that it's back because I love feeling this way. We started going back to the gym last Thursday and I felt awesome when I was there. We decided to just mix our workouts up. We will still do P90X when we feel like working out at home and go to the gym, hike or run when we feel like it too. I want to enjoy working out and not have it be a chore. This way works best for me and I'm glad that I have both available to me.

Craig and I went on a 3 mile run today. Towards the end I ran the fastest I could. It hurt so bad but sometimes I want to hurt. =) After running we made ground chicken tacos with black beans for dinner. We are now watching Biggest Loser. I kind of want Stephanie or Daris to win the Challenge. We'll see what happens.

Weekend Recap:

Saturday night Craig and I babysat my 3 year old neice. We took her to Chuck E. Cheese and then came home to watch Toy Story. We played a lot of games and she even won a few prizes.

My neice really likes Craig. She sometimes gives him attitude which is funny to me.

Sunday morning we went on a new hiking trail.
"Pinnacle Peak is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of approximately 1,300 feet. The trail has a very smooth tread with a number of ups and downs over the course of the 1.75 mile trail (one way). It is not a loop trail so you come back over the same trail. High point on the trail is 2,889', the lowest point is 2,366', and the elevation at the trailhead is 2,570'. "

After hiking we went "shopping" for a new car. I have been looking around online for a few months and finally decided on......

A 2010 Scion Xb. I LOVE it!!! Her name is Boxie.

I was a bit sad to say bye to.....

Featsie will be missed.

I am pooped. I hope I can finish Biggest Loser.... Have a great night bloggies!!

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Date Night

 Yesterday I took a "me" day. I watched movies and rested most of the day. I really needed it. Lately I have been feeling stressed. It's little things that usually wouldn't get to me. I came home early from work on Thursday because I wasn't feeling well. Craig was also off from work that day and took care of me. I feel like my body is fighting something. I'm feeling a lot better now though. 

Yesterday we decided to go to Zoe's Kitchen for dinner.

It was close to our next destination....Biltmore Fashion Square Mall. We went to watch a movie at the park...... Ferris Bueller's Day Off. They have a free movie every Friday at the park and a lot of people go. It was pretty cool. When we got there we still had some time before the movie started so we decided to get some Froyo.

It was a nice night. The weather was PERFECT. We got to enjoy our evening under the stars and enjoy a classic. I had watched parts of the movie before but I don't remember ever watching the full movie.

I also discovered that they have complimentary 60 minute yoga and fitness classes on Sundays at the park. They have a Lululemon Athletica at the mall and have someone from the store teach the class. =)


This morning we went to pick up my Bountiful Basket......

Today I'm going to my parents house then going shopping with a friend. Her babyshower is in 2 weeks and she wants something super cute. =) Tonight Craig and I are watching my neice and taking her to Chuck E. Cheese then coming home to watch Toy Story. Fun night. Tomorrow morning we have a hike planned a possibly a picnic.

Have a great weekend!!

Question: What's your favorite classic movie?

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