When I was younger, I used to love making up little poems, and especially so around Christmas time!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas was and still is one of my favorite movies (the cartoon and the one with Jim Carey)! Who doesn’t love rhyming things with boxes and bags and ribbons and tags, with a Who feast and the roast beast… I just think Dr. Seuss is sooo clever with all his rhyming!
So, today I made up my own little rhyme, with a very big message. Please take a moment to read:
Keep the Christ in CHRISTmas
Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of year
Not because of the gifts and the gatherings and the general holiday cheer
It is a time of love and joyfulness, of gratitude and appreciations
Because it is Christ’s birthday and the happiest of celebrations
It is a time to be happy and rejoice in God’s love
For He gave us the greatest gift of all, from above
While the world knows this holiday and some even the story
Few remember to keep Christmas about His glory
So I urge you this holiday season
To think about Christmas and it’s real reason
To not put an ‘X’ over Christ’s name
And remember Jesus’ birth and why He came
Keep the Christ in CHRISTmas this year
And remember the meaning and keep in near
And not just for a week or two
But for the rest of your life, and in all that you do
I know, I know, I could have had a career in poetry… :)
I was looking for Christmas bible versus of pinnable images to add to my Bible Versus board and also to make a calendar for my dad as a Christmas gift. I found a lot of great pictures with versus on them that I pinned to my board…but not many that where Christmas specific. So I made a few of my own….
Wishing you a great rest of your weekend and wonderful, and warm, week!
So, as you may know if you read my blog, I am a Group Fitness Instructor. But before that, I was an athlete and fitness fan pretty much my whole life. I have picked up a few exercise combos along my fitness path that I truly love and enjoy sharing and doing in my classes.
One of my favorite exercises is the lunge and one of my fave workouts to do with lunges is the 100 Lunge Workout. I posted about this a couple months ago and definitely recommend checking it out.
One of my other favorite muscles to work is shoulders and I wanted to share with you my fave exercise combo for the shoulders…the 50 Rep Shoulder Set! I wrote a post about this way back when I started this little blog called Burn, Baby Burn – because this workout will leave your arms BURNING!
So, this is basically the same workout as I posted way back when, but I just jazzed it up a bit…. thanks to Pic Monkey (they seriously rock)!
I usually use 5 or 6 pounds to do this workout, but recommend starting with maybe 3 or 4 pounds. I know that doesn’t seem like much, but 50 reps add up! You will be feeling it pretty soon into the first 15 reps, but keep breathing and once you get to the shoulder presses, it is smooth sailing because these seem easy compared to the two moves before them!
Have a fabulous weekend!
And if you feel so inclined, please follow my blog and like my Facebook page.
I love kahlua and cream, well actually kahlua and milk, and I especially love it this time of year! It just feels like a good winter, holiday drink…
I use milk to try and make it a little healthier and not waste all my cream! So here is how you make it, it is super easy! Continue reading
Happy December 1st!
I hope everyone had a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! Mine was fantastic and spent in Delaware visiting family.
The beginning of a new month, especially December, means MANY things! For one, it is the first day of advent, which is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth. Do you remember or do you still open the little window each day on the Advent Calendar in your household? Did you know it meant you were anticipating and preparing for the day God gave us the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ?! Continue reading
I mentioned before on this blog that I ran the Runner’s World 10k last month in my hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and that it was my first 10k ever!
OK, so after a few friends asking me to put my blog on Facebook because it would be easier to follow, despite my not wanting to add yet another social media site to visit regularly and figuring out how to to not mix my personal FB page with my blog page, I decided IT WAS TIME!
A blog is similar to a business in many aspects, especially if you want to grow, build your brand, and gain more readers. You have to make it as accessible as possible, right? Continue reading
Brr…it’s cold in here!
Remember that movie!?
It is getting chilly out in Pennsylvania…and dark by like 5 o’clock! Not a good combination for trying to get a run in! I actually don’t mind the cold as much as I do waking up early or having to run at night after work. Which really just leaves weekends for me to run… Continue reading