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On A Magazine Rack Near You

The December 2011 issue of Oxygen Women’s Fitness Magazine.  Grab a copy, crack it open to page 57 to see …(wait for it)…my mug and an FSL dinner recipe!  WOOT WOOT! Yes, that’s the same shot from my bathroom photo shoot that you saw here.

Clearly you can see how thrilled and excited Rocco is about all of this!

A huge thanks to Oxygen Magazine for helping me cross #90 off of my bucket list!

*** If you want to pick up the December
issue and live in the southern Connecticut area, my apologies. My mom bought every single copy within driving distance.***

Needing A Pick Me Up

I feel like I’ve been so busy lately, that I’ve been neglecting myself.  My workout schedule has been shot, so I got up early (6:20 AM) and went to the gym for a cardio session. It was a great way to start the day.  I even did a load of laundry when I got home. 

All of a sudden I felt like I hit a wall.  I was exhausted.  I think I’ve worn myself out.  My body is really indicative of my mental state.  It always has been.  If I spread myself too thin, I usually end up getting sick if I don’t take it easy at the first sign.  I’ve learned to listen to my body over the years.  I don’t get sick nearly as much as I used to.  But, life happens. 

The months of March and April are jammed with events.  Every single weekend is a birthday or anniversary party.  Every one.   My body is feeling the stress.   I’ve been trying to eat extra good nutrient rich food (hello spinach!).  I’ve been trying to get to sleep at a reasonable hour.  Despite my fight, my immune system is losing the battle 😦

Eat Your Spinach!!

I am resting tonight.  I am taking a bath, ordering chicken & rice soup from the Chinese restaurant down the street, and going to sleep at 8. 

I might even paint my toes and flip through a magazine (which I haven’t done since we moved into our house.  Sometimes silly “beauty treatments”  like doing my toes or taking a bubble bath make me feel more calm. 

Speaking of beauty treatments, Karina decided that her mommy’s lipstick was just the thing she needed last night.  She looked so good, she sat in the mirror & gave herself a big smooch!  Self love is so important. The simplicity of a child’s mind is sometimes more wise than anything.


What do you do when you are fighting off a sickness?  Any home remedies?  I’m desperate 🙂