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That Left A Mark

So, note to self. When cooking dinner don’t be distracted, because when I am I spill uncooked pasta all over the place and then proceed to burn myself when draining said pasta.   

 Luckily, I don’t think it’s going to be too bad. Maybe just a little blister in one spot. Well the aloe plants I have sitting in my kitchen windows are going to come in handy. 

 

The Real Stuff

I received an unexpected gift today. My brother sent me a quart of real maple syrup.  

 You know the kind I’m talking about, the kind where you go out tap the trees, collect the sap, and then spend hours boiling it down to syrup. Yeah, that kind not the kind that comes in a bottle shaped like a lady. 

OMG I nearly passed out for excitement and anticipation. If I hadn’t been running off to a meeting when the package came I would of already dove into it. However, I was on my way out to a Junior League meeting so trying this delicious goodness had to wait. 

I can tell you this tomorrow morning I’ll be eating pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner tomorrow. I’ll be enjoying every delicious drop of this goodness. And, then of course after that I’ll be guarding it with my life and using it sparingly as it only comes around once a year. 

Seriously, I will have to really like you, and I mean really like you to share this liquid gold with you. 

Yummmmm I can already taste it. 

Fitbit I’m Back!!!

I just purchased the new Fitbit Blaze. I was a big fan of the Fitbit Flex for a long time, and have tried the Garmin Vivoactive, and most recently the Withings Pop ActivĂ©. 

When they announced the new Fitbit Blaze I fell in love it had the smart watch capabilities and multi-activity that I loved about the Garmin, but this also has the built in heart rate monitoring, which the Garmin doesn’t have. Although, I guess there is a new Garmin coming out with wrist heart rate monitoring, but I haven’t seen it yet. 

I just got the Blaze today it is currently charging so I’ve yet to test it out. I like that you have the ability to change the bands and even get leather or steel bands that will make it a bit more dressier. I’ve found that this is a big problem with fitness trackers they break up an outfit pretty easily. If I like the Blaze after giving it a test for a while I will definitely be picking up a higher end band to wear on days where I’m at work and running around. I’ll still be taking it off and putting on the nice watch when I’m going out, but it’ll be nice to have a nice looking band to go with my business attire. 

I can’t wait to put this Fitbit to the test and I’m pretty excited about it which will definitely help with my motivation factor to get out and move more. It’s all about getting up and moving. I really need to do that and I want to start run training and by run training I mean fat man jog training but it’s a start. 

Also I like the fact that they’ve incorporated FitStar into their device as well and so now there is no excuse not to workout wherever you are. I like FotStar a lot so I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this feature as well. 

I’ll let you all know in a few weeks what I think of the new Fitbit Blaze. But, I’m sure I’ll be addicted as anything again to the Fitbit and my steps as I once was before. 

 

Blaze is charging

  
  

Blaze band, I’ll be gettig a nicer one if I like it to wear to work.

 
Happy stepping. 

Massage

My one leg has been swelled up quite a bit for a while. So today was a day to work on that. 

I had a massage and hot stone massage done on my lower legs. And, well can we just say AHHHHHHHHH. 

It was great. They started with a massage working out all of the kinks so to speak. And, let’s just say it hurt so good. I could tell the complete difference in my legs between the swollen and not swollen one. When working on my good leg there was very few trigger points. On the leg with swelling oh my!!! I was definitely flinching and biting my knuckle a few times. 

This was followed up by hot stone massage and it was wonderful. I am hoping the massage will help get things moving and the swelling will go down. We shall see if this will help any. Doesn’t hurt to try. 

And, hey if it doesn’t help with the swelling it felt amazing and was very relaxing. So it was completely worth it. 

I’m thinking I need a back massage or maybe even a full body massage next. Hmmmm how to convince the husband of that.