29 July 2011

Fist Pump Friday

It's a crappy Friday here in New York - gray with the threat of rain. Hoping this will put me (and you too!) in the mood for an awesome weekend!



Happy weekend!!

27 July 2011

Popsicle Goodness

So it's hot just about everywhere right now. Except for maybe Antartica. So here's one of our favorite popsicle recipes from a feature in Women's Health. Go here to see the rest of the recipes.

Photo by Simply Bike
Blueberry-Lavender Lemonade
Blueberries, especially the wild kind, have among the highest antioxidant count of any berry. And pairing them with an aromatic floral herb like lavender gives these pops a decidedly summery flavor.

1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp culinary lavender
1 1/4 cups water, divided
3 Tbsp lemon juice (or juice of 1 to 1 1/2 lemons)
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

Bring sugar, lavender, and 1/4 cup water to boil in saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and steep for at least 30 minutes. Combine remaining water with lemon juice. Strain lavender from sugar syrup, add syrup to lemon water, and mix well. Evenly distribute into ice-pop molds, filling each about three-quarters full. Drop several blueberries into each mold, until the liquid reaches the top. Insert sticks and freeze for about 8 hours.

Per serving: 60 cal, 0 g fat, 16 g carbs, 0 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein

26 July 2011

This Week in Sports

Yay for actual movement in the world of sports! This picture was taken by a friend of mine during a drive from Dallas to Austin yesterday. Know what this is? All the Dallas Cowboys equipment on the road on the way to San Antonio for Training Camp. Woohoo - the lockout is OVER!

Things I liked:

Things I didn't like:

Things that surprised me:
Wow - all football this week. Ready for September!

22 July 2011

Fist Pump Friday

It's the hottest it has been yet this summer in so many parts of the country. We need to do something other than just sit on the couch, so...lets Party Rock!

Enjoy your summertime!

19 July 2011

This Week in Sports

So, there's really not much going on in sports these days. The NFL still hasn't settled between the players and the owners. Baseball is baseball. College sports are all over.

Anything you think needs to be mentioned that I'm missing here? Leave a comment.

Things I liked:
  • The US Women's soccer team finished 2nd to Japan in the World Cup. Their playing was impressive throughout the entirety of the Cup. It sucks that they lost, but I think this win is a really good thing to Japan after everything they've been through this year. And, hey, we did come in second place!

Things that surprised me:

13 July 2011

Nobody like a sag ass.

Healthy Hump Day strikes again. The summer is the ultimate time to show off the buns that you have sat on all winter. So what better way to get the buns in shape than a workout specifically for them.

Women's Health came out a new butt workout that's short, fun and sure to get the buns burning. Check it out at Women's Health Online. My old trainer uses number 6 a lot and I can barely walk afterwards.

Enjoy! and let us know how you like or don't like this workout!

12 July 2011

This Week in Sports

Things I liked:
  • Derek Jeter, who has had a hard time proving his worth for the Yankee's lately, made history on Saturday by hitting his 3,000th hit. To push it just a little further, he took it upon himself to make that 3,000th a homerun. Why not.

Things I didn't like:
  • Yesterday was the funeral for a fireman who fell from the stands trying to catch a ball at a Rangers game and died. So so sad.

Things that surprised me:
  • David Beckham and his wife, Victoria, had their fourth child this weekend: Harper Seven Beckham. Seinfeld, anyone? Anyone?
Oh, and if you haven't watched the latest edition of Real Sports, it made me hate Tiki Barber more, but the story about Saadi Qadaffi was really interesting - he basically paid to be on a professional soccer team and never played. Must be nice to be so loaded. There was also a segment about Ann Wolfe, a boxing coach in Austin, Texas. SUPER interesting. That woman's scary!

08 July 2011

Fist Pump Friday

Taking it back to some true fist pumping:

Kim's a strong lady:

Have an awesome weekend!

05 July 2011

Weekend Recap: Fourth of July 2011

Whew! I can not believe the year is half over! It's seems like a week or so ago I was watching New Year's fireworks in Los Angeles. Sunday we went paddle boarding and watched fireworks on the water. It was amazing. Monday, we headed down to the other lake to see some more fireworks. I don't know what it is about things blowing up in the air that is so mesmerizing but I love fireworks.

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