Friday, March 30, 2012

Wyatt Meets Mr. E.B.

We made a trip to the mall to meet the Easter Bunny around lunch time on Wednesday.  Jacque and Collin joined us too. I didn't know how 6 month old boys would react to a big furry bunny but neither boy seemed to mind.  Wyatt did so great I rewarded him by letting him watch me eat ice cream in the food court afterwards.

I call this the "cool guy" look.  Tie, sleeves rolled, collar unbuttoned, shirt wrinkled.  I think he pulled it off. 

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Thursday, March 29, 2012


Speaking of baby proofing, this is what I found my baby doing instead of napping. Mini heart attack. He did it twice so I got a picture the second time and then made sure he was safe. Crib adjusting before bed time. In the mean time we are sitting here rocking and not napping. He is actually sucking on my face. I can't stop laughing. You are getting verrrrrryyy sleeeepy.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Babyproofing V1.1

When Wyatt started scooting (he still doesn't crawl) I made him a padded room that was enclosed with pillows and couches.  The pillows blocked him from bonking his head on the tv stand or the coffee table and kept him in our enclosed area.  Sigh...sweet relief. I can relax and turn my back for 5 seconds.

Fast forward.  He made a game out of jumping over the pillow boundary to escape baby jail (yes somehow he can jump when on hands and knees).  He also uses the pillows to pull himself up.  Lots of head bonking and falling over backwards already. Time for babyproofing v1.1.  Version 1.0 lasted a week or two.

For your viewing awesome iPhone video with real editing of clips together in a lame but quick and easy method.  Enjoy!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

The Deoderant Challenge

I work out a lot, suffer from social anxiety (aka the sweats), and live in a tropical climate so I am always searching for the best deodorant.  I usually use regular ol Dove.  It has higher concentrations of aluminumy type stuff and always did "allll riiiight" for me.  Florida humidity was making me doubt.  I tried 2 of the newish clinical strength deodorants.

I was excited about the Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof AP/D.  The instructions say to use 2 clicks in the morning and in the evening.  After 1 week the Secret one did not compare to regular ol Dove and I felt like I was using excessive amounts of deodorant. The Dove Clinical Protection AP/D instructions say to use 2 clicks at night only.  The clicker wasn't as efficient as the Secret deodorant so I usually used 3 clicks but did not have to reapply in the AM per the instructions.  The Dove one worked pretty good.  I don't know that it is worth the price difference compared to regular ol Dove, but I will test it a little longer.

I am not sure that there is a best product out there.  I have tried deodorant without anti-perspirant (Toms).  I have tried almost every brand.  I have tried mens.  I had good luck with Certain Dri but you have to be very careful about when you use it especially after shaving. 

I admit defeat and now have more crummy AP/D I feel that I have to use up so I am not wasting them.  Should I quit using them completely so I don't get Alzheimers, breast cancer, other unforseen problem?  Who knows.  I have not done the "no product" test.  Maybe I can try that for a week.  I can throw my deodorant savings into body splash purchases.  ;)   Is this TMI?  Too bad.  Just wait til I publish my nursing sports bra recommendation post.

Happy Monday.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Wyatt Has a Friend

Jump on over to Jacque's blog to meet Wyatt's friend Collin and see proof of their lunch play date at Panera Bread.  Or maybe it was just an excuse for the moms to socialize?  I'll never tell.  Next up, a trip to meet the Easter Bunny maybe?  Jacque admitted to taking 3 outfits to the mall when Collin met Santa.  Maybe I better go shopping before we meet the Easter Bunny!

Wyatt was running a low fever for 2 days (around 101) but was not showing any sick signs aside from fussiness and wanting to sleep a lot.  The fever is gone so yesterday we made a trip to the park to do some swinging.  You would not believe the number of parks in our area.  Lucky us.

Trips to Target.  Made crockpot chicken orzo. Made chicken salad with avocado.  Made Greek 7 layer dip.  Hunter did bedtime twice this week.  One so I could play softball and Wyatt could stay home since he might have been sick.  One so I could go to a Mom's Night Out dessert night.  Thanks Hunter! Nothing else moderately interesting to report.  It's Friday.  Put some hot sauce on my burrito baby.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ideas for Modifying Workout Plans

Hunter and I are currently doing Jamie Eason's Live Fit 12 week training program and have moved into Phase 2 (weeks 5 - 8).  I knew Phase 2 would be challenging since it requires 6 days of weight training (45 minutes) and 4 days of cardio (30 minutes).  I was only able to get in both workouts on one day last week.  It is tempting for personalities like mine to give up and not do anything when they know they won't be able to complete the entire workout as prescribed.  I really want to stick with the program. Time to get creative. These are the alternatives I came up with. 

Example of a Phase 2 workout week

Idea # 1 - Stretch the workout to 10 days instead of 6 days by breaking each day into two separate workouts. 

For this week, I would modify like this:
Day 29 Back
Day 30 Cardio
Day 31 Chest, Abs
Day 32 Cardio
Day 33  Legs
Day 34 Arms, Abs
Day 35 Cardio
Day 36 Shoulders
Day 37 Cardio
Day 38 Legs
Day 40 Rest

Idea #2 - Pick an emphasis for each week and alternate

Week 5 and 7 focus on strength.  Week 6 and 8 focus on cardio.  On the days that require 2 workouts do the one for that week's emphasis first and if time allows (yah right) do both.

I am going to go with idea #2.  I like the idea of keeping the week long cycle.  Perhaps these modification ideas can help to motivate you too if you are short on time but are trying to follow a set plan. Perhaps not.  It's whatever.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Mason

M - Meatloaf every year on his birthday.  Complain once, and ye shall endure every year.
A - Always stylish.  So many versatile ways to wear the grey pocket T. 
S - Sean Connery.  He does many voices, but this one is da best. 
O - Orders. Mason knows how to supervise.  "What you need to is..."  Already a boss man, this has brought him far.
N -Never says no to ice cream.

Happy birthday brudder in law!  Hunter, Wyatt, and I hope you have a great day.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Weekend Only Breakfast Recipes

We made two re-ea-ally good breakfasts this weekend.  Put these on your agenda for next weekend.  These recipes are both inspired by Annie at Annie's Eats. 

 Steel Cut Oats with Apple and Raisins

Usually oatmeal is just "meh" in my opinion, but we started using Bob's steel cut oats and they have moved to pretty good.  This recipe calls for toasting the oats in a little butter before cooking and adds grated apple and raisins.  Very creamy and very good.  The whole process takes 40 minutes meaning this is weekend oatmeal.  I usually like to reserve weekends for something more exciting than oatmeal, but for this recipe I will make an exception. 

Cornmeal Chive Waffles with Salsa and Eggs

This may be my new favorite breakfast.   Remember how I don't like breakfast carbs?  Well make a savory waffle with chives and cornmeal, then top it with a fried egg and salsa (oh and we added a little cheddar cheese on top) and consider my opinions change-ed.  Outstanding! Within the past few years I gained an appreciation for the runny egg yolk.  I used to only like fully cooked yolk, but the flavor of the runny one is so much better.  You just have to get past the idea of runny yolk and any salmonella fear.  The cornmeal waffle is perfect for soaking it up. It is a little like cornbread in waffle form.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day from sunny Florida!  We celebrated the weekend by going to Lowes and going to softball practice.  BIG weekend folks...  BIG weekend.  Hunter worked on making the perfect espresso and Janet made homemade peas, carrots, sweet taters, and squash baby food style.  It really is the easiest peasiest to make and now I have a month supply in the freezer.  Here is a family pic and a Wyatt pic for your viewing pleasure.

We all wore our green
Nom nom, sweet taters

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cabbage Soup Recipe

How rude of all of the food bloggers I follow to post their cabbage soup recipe before I post mine.  Check out SkinnyTaste.  I actually had to create my own recipe because none of the ones I found reeled me in.  I wanted a beefy, tomatoey recipe that reminds me of the cabbage soup my mom made.  I think hers was inspired by the big red Betty Crocker cookbook.  So here it is.  You can thank me for the unpleasant cabbage smell in your house later.  And I don't have fancy pics because I am not a food blogger.  I am just a blogger who likes food. Big diff.

 Janet's Cabbage Soup with Corned Beef

1 T butter, 1 T olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 carrots, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced

saute on medium high until onions are softened. i left the carrots a little hard.

1 T tomato paste
some salt and pepper

spread around to get everything evenly distributed

2 quarts beef broth (I use beef bouillon because i never have beef broth)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 bay leaf

turn up heat to high so the liquid can boil, then reduce to low to simmer

add 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup diced corned beef or whatever was leftover from your sammys from the day before

simmer until Hunter comes home from work (approximately 1 hour), i covered mine while simmering

salt and pepper to taste

Serve with biscuits or a more creative side.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ZOMGeeee, A Blog Tag

My heart skip-ped a beat, when I was reading my blogz, and one of my fave bloggers, Grace at Camp Patton,  answered a blog tag and tagged me to respond.  I feel pretty special, and I know that my 5 loyal followers will enjoy my responses. I immediately placed Wyatt into the jumper so I could work on a response.  If you need to laugh almost every day and have children, please "do the needful" and follow her blog.  A word of warning, do not read while rocking your child to sleep or drinking hot tea because you will snort and the side effects are not pleasant.  She is surviving two under two and her hubby is a resident (aka not home).

Here are the rules to the blog tag for the lucky 3 peeps I am going to tag. 
1. The first rule is to post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 things about yourself/your life .
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them that you've tagged them.

A photo taken by me (I am not in the photo). You see enough of me on the site already:
This is how you camp in East Texas when it is 100 degrees at night.  You sit under the RV AC Unit instead of around the fire.

11 Things Bout Me:
1. I read about a book a week.  This is the only way to stop the voices in my head so I can fall asleep.
2. My family owned 4 mini vans at one time when I was growing up.
3. I might still hold the record at my high school for 300 meter hurdles.
4. I apply chapstick and lotion more than 4 times a day.
5. I ate 21 pieces of pizza at my 13th birthday party, impressing the staff and my friends at Mr. Gatti's.
6. I refuse to iron.
7. I type super de duper fast. I won the typing competition at work 2 years in a row. I give all the credit to using IM as my main form of communication in college.
8. I replay embarrassing moments over and over in my head.  It helps to boost my self esteem.
9. I am a side sleeper.
10. I rock back and forth when I am in a car. It helps pass the time.
11. I don't like breakfast carbs (pancakes, waffles, cereal, etc).  I am hungry in an hour.  Waste of time!

Questions I must answer:
1. age? 31
2. dream job? the one I have.  changing diapers, stressing about naps, internetting, rockin bebe, and playing with toys that only sing one song repetitively.  I am serous! I am so lucky and thankful to be at home with Wyatt even though some days I lose my marbles.  I am looking forward to some part time IT work from home as soon as my 6 month wait it out period is up (company policy)
3. favorite blog? Annie's Eats - this chicko is a Dr, with 2 kids, making beautiful desserts and tasty food. she keeps me in check by making me feel guilty if i don't make homemade goldfish or oreos.  seriously, good food and motivating. i kinda hope she has a nanny and personal assistant
4. favorite recipe? In the repeat bi-weekly category, I make Martha's Roasted Salmon with White Wine Sauce. I use this for more than just salmon.  this is also a great excuse for opening up a bottle of chardonnay
5. favorite book? alas, I must say Hunger Games, just like every other poor soul out there
6. one piece or two piece swimsuit? two, i worked hard for this post c section bod
7. most embarrassing moment? when I met my newish neighbor and Wyatt pulled my shirt in all directions exposing his meal source to all
8. pet(s)? if yes, name(s)? no pets, no responsibilities.
9. specific makeup item you couldn't live without? blush or bronzer.  color me NOT white
10. favorite song of the moment? don't judge.  I don't like Bieber, but I dig this song.  Somebody to Love (Remix) featuring Usher
11. weekend plans? buy a new mattress.  we checked the tag, 23 years old.  gross! i knew it was all bendy and icky and beat up, but still, 23 years. i am accepting mattress recommendations btw

Questions you can answer if you have free time and don't mind chain letter style blogging: 
1. What was your last google search?
2. What is your usual sleep attire?
3. If you could have famous person hair, whose would you pick?
4. What is your favorite flower/plant?
5. Sweets or salty snacks?
6. What is the oldest item in your closet?
7. First CD you owned?
8. Favorite salad dressing?
9. Favorite blog?
10. What browser do you use?
11. Favorite phone app? If you aren't a smart phone person, make up your own question. :)

I am tagging the few and the proud that follow me (still optional):

Beth at Diary of a Dietitian
Jacque at The Gilliam Family



Healthy Err Dip

I love dips.  If you asked me what my favorite food is, I would probably say something like seafood (all kinds) or maybe pizza.  Secretly I would be thinking dip.  Guacamole, queso, veggies and ranch dip, philly hostess dip, french onion, salsa...I love them all. 

The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook has an interesting way to make sour cream based dips a little bit healthier.  I was skeptical, but gave it a try today.  It is rockstar good and slightly healthier.  Here is the secret.
  1. Boil some water, you will need 1/4 cup.  
  2. Put 3/4 cup cottage cheese into a food processor or blender and add the 1/4 cup boiling water.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add  3/4 cup light sour cream and pulse until combined.
  5. Add in whatever you usually do to make a tasty dip!

Today I added lime juice, chipotles in adobo, an avocado, green onions, and cilantro according to one of the featured recipes in the book.  Now, if I could just find a way to make chips or crackers healthier.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Peak Season Fruit and Veggies by State

Since Wyatt has started eating solid foods, I would like to make some of his food. Home made baby food is theoretically easy, will definitely be healthier, and I have too much free time so no excuses.  The baby cookbooks recommend using the fruits and vegetables that are in their peak because this will help to make sure he is eating ripe and tasty tasty as baby puree can be at least.  I found a web site that lists the fruit and vegetables by state and month.

For Florida, the following is listed in season for March:

Avocados, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Grapefruit, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Oranges, Oysters, Eastern, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes

For Texas, the following is listed in season for March:

Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Grapefruit, Mushrooms, Onions, Oranges, Oysters, Eastern, Spinach, Strawberries, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes

Does anybody know what eastern is?  I am too lazy to google.

Check out what is in season for your state here

Speaking of fruits and veggies, this is what I had for lunch yesterday after Wyatt's Dr appt (pardon the blurry pic).

This is a burger patty topped with sliced bratwurst, grilled onions and peppers, in a pretzel bun with homemade chips. Tasty, yeah! Healthy, nah!

Tonight, I attempt to make corned beef.  Tomorrow, I attempt to make cabbage soup with corned beef.  Happy early St. Patty's Day.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Half-Year Birthday

Wyatt is 6 months old today.  Just like every other parent says, I can't believe how fast he is growing up. He is so fun to interact with now and makes me laugh every day.  I try to spend a few minutes in the rocking chair at night cuddling and remembering these moments.  I love to rub my hands and face on the back of his head because he has soft little baby hairs coming in.  Sounds creepy, right?  It's my current thing. 

I am still trying to guess at his personality, but for now, all I can tell is that he seems to be an independent man.  Also, if we are to have more kids, I would guess that I would look back and say that Wyatt would be my "easy baby" and the others would offer more challenges.  He seems to really go with the flow.  I think God knows what each parent can handle and he knew I needed a guy that would follow schedules and sleep! Ha.  

Today Hunter is going to meet me at the new pediatrician's office.  More shots for Wyatt.  He does not seem to handle the shots well even with Tylenol so we usually spend the rest of the day in the bath tub.  The warm water seems to take the redness in his leg away and help to soothe him.  For the past week, Wyatt has gone back to 1.5 hour naps in the morning and 45 minute naps for his two afternoon naps.  I will accept this as beating the 45 minute intruder for now.  :)  He wakes up so much happier after his long nap, and at least it is easier to make it to bed time with one long nap.  I believe victory is ours because of eating solids at breakfast.  Now onto some pictures of our Wyatt.

Wyatt was born September 12th at 5:17 PM.  He weighed 6 lbs 13 0z and was 19" long. 

Hi Baby Wyatt!

He lost all this hair.  So teeny tiny here!
Dad and Wyatt

Sweet baby face

Mom and Wyatt

6 Months Old - Sitting in a real high chair at a restaurant. Big Day!


Friday, March 9, 2012

The Best Tomatillo Salsa From a Jar

Homemade salsa is a ka-zillion times better than any salsa from a jar I have ever found, but when you have to have salsa, hot sauce, or some form of pepper in almost all of your meals, you need a backup or three in the pantry at home.

Hunter found this tomatillo salsa from Wal Mart of all places.  If you are not above shopping at Wal Mart, pick some up today. Oh, and to clarify its like Wal Mart's "fancy" store brand. 

World Table Roasted Salsa Verde

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

45 Minute Intruder

I know I am not allowed to complain since Wyatt sleeps pretty good at night and does take 3 naps a day, but today I will be a rule breaker and complain aways.  The fact that he currently takes short naps doesn't make me sad because I don't get to finish watching a whole episode of Gossip Girl or something silly like that.  His short naps bother me because he doesn't wake up happy from them and if you believe the Babywise methods, he doesn't get into a deep enough sleep, and not enough sleep leads to an endless cycle of grumpiness, inability to sleep good at the next nap/night, and eventually developmental problems (worst, worst, worst case scenario).

So what is the 45 minute intruder?  In my words, when Wyatt wakes up exactly 42.35 minutes into a nap with a sharp Whaaaaaa, you have been 45 minute intruded.  The term 45 minute intruder is a Babywise term, but is a problem for many parents and kiddos.  I have read and read and read on this topic.  Infants sleep cycle around 45 minutes and if they aren't able to settle into the next phase of sleep, they are awake without getting the true benefits of the nap.  It is the equivalent of an adult rolling over in bed to get more comfortable, but an infant hasn't quite learned to master this yet.

Some of the speculative reasons for 45 minute intruder:
  • Hunger
  • Developmental awareness
  • Overtired
  • Not a long enough wake time
  • Just gotta learn how to sleep
  • Too much daylight in the room
Wyatt used to take 1.5 hour naps at every nap, but in the last month they have all turned into 45 minute naps.  I am taking it all scientific and doing tests with hypotheses and measuring results.  What else is a SAHM to do with her time?  My current guesses are a combination of hunger and not a long enough wake time.  We have just introduced solids at breakfast and dinner.  I am also working on keeping him awake for a little longer than 2 hours between naps.  Wish me luck!  My plan is to WIN so Wyatt WINS too.  :)  Plus I just like competitions and over analyzing.

***Disclaimer***:  I know there are many Babywise method haters and I can totally understand that.  I did not follow the methods to the Nth degree, but for Wyatt and me, the basic idea worked like a charm.  The methods turned my bad napper into a good napper and gave me some predictability in the day.  Yes, we had to endure some cry it out sessions, but lucky for me Wyatt never needs more than 10 minutes to have a good cry. 

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Buddy Hal

I am not really sure how I got into running.  I have always been into sports and fitness, but I remember running cross country in high school and thinking that the 2 mile run was insanely long.  Bwah!  I managed a few 5Ks in college and as an adult with a real job.  I even did a 10K.  Then I decided I wanted to be like the other cool people and run eva so fa' so I trained for the full 26.2 miles.  Crazy right?  Lets just skip all the mileage in between and start with the big one.  Even crazier, Hunter did it with me.  I thought I would school Hunter but he proved to be a good runner, keeping up with me on an 8 mile run without training. be a man. have a spouse to do these activities with you.  Lucky me!

Anyways, all of this to say, it is amazing what your body can do and I challenge you to sign up for a race no matter where you are in your life.  I know this sounds cliche, but you will feel good.  You can increase the distance you run/walk significantly every week.  So even if you start at 0 miles, you can be up to 3 miles in a month or two if you "train" 3 to 4 times a week.  Running/walking may not sound fun to you if you have never done it before but it is an amazing mind clearing, fat burning, and endorphin pumping activity.  If you like to create to do lists and check things off, you will get an even bigger thrill.

My buddy Hal, who doesn't know I exist, has some great free training plans.  Pick one out, print out the schedule, and check off the items when you do them.  A race is key to keeping you committed.  Many races are kid friendly!  Toddler races, strollers allowed, walk with your dog, free food and activities after.  Some of your money usually goes to a charity.  You get another t-shirt you don't need.  It's win-win! Let me know what races you sign up for.  There are several sites that list the races in your area by date.

Now for some motivation stolen from Pinterest.

  • No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone sitting on the couch.
  • Someone who is busier than you is running right now.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Yes I Am a Computer Gal, No I Won't Have a Cooler Blog

It is time to address this topic.  I am using the simple template from blogger.  I have not done very many customizations at all.  I even left the default blue color.

Yes, I worked in IT for 8 years.  Yes, I have a a degree in computers.

Here is the key.  I don't do pretty.  I do functional.  Blogger already created all the functionality I need (for now) so I am just going to continue using the boring, simple, easy-cheesy templates.  I am working on a banner image.  When I finish that, I may stop there or I may keep going.  It all depends on Wyatt and if he continues with 45 minute naps.  I will beat the 45 minute intruder (separate post coming soon). 

Now that I got that out of the way (my guilt was consuming me), here are some of the weekend highlights.

  • Found a yummy Cuban restaurant this weekend. This inspired Hunter to make some Cafe Cubanos at home. 
  •  Upgraded from the Moby Wrap (I loved) to the Ergo Baby Carrier (I love). It was time for a carrier that could be used like a backpack and also in the front.  Hurrah!
  • Survived a 2 hour softball practice in beautiful weather.  One of the sweet wifeys watched Wyatt the whole time so I could play.  We have our first game tonight.  Go Team Zachry!
  • Created a safe space for Wyatt.  Mutli-tasking is hard when your child can move around.  We will do some better baby-proofing in the future. 
  • Bought all of the baby beach essentials from Babies R Us (rash guard, sunglasses, beach hat, baby sunscreen). 

I think I overused parenthesis in this post (don't you?).

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Join us for play time?

I have always been fascinated with time lapse videos.  I think it would be super-de-duper awesome to set one up while Wyatt sleeps to see how he gets from one end of the bed to the other.  During one nap time I learned how to create a time lapse movie with our Canon 60D Software, iPhoto, and iMovie. 

I recorded our play time for about 30 minutes, taking a photo every 30 seconds.  I string all of the photos together in a movie and display each one for 2 seconds.

If you would like to join us for play time, just watch our video.  It is intensely exciting.  Better get some popcorn and a coke before clicking play. I am wearing my fanciest work out clothes during the video and I make a phone call to Amanda and Joseph in case you were DYING to know who I am talking to. There is music in the video so adjust your volume (prob want to turn it off since I put cheesy background music).

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Workout Music

Want to be able to walk longer, run faster, lift more, or be able to focus on something aside from how long you have left before you can stop? Listen to music! 

It is all about the appropriate BPM. I don't have as much time to build the perfect workout playlist anymore, so I rely on Pandora's Workout Mixes.  I have tested out hard rock strength training and dance cardio.  Both good stuff! All free.  Limited commercials.  DO IT!

According to the Pandora blog, you can choose from:

• 80's Cardio - The 80's were a decade full of aerobics videos, step madness and Flashdance. On 80's Cardio, you'll hear a mix of fast-paced Pop, Modern Rock and R&B 80's hits from artists like Billy Idol, Michael Jackson and Journey, guaranteed to keep you moving.
• Alternative Endurance Training - Tune in to a steady pace of alternative and indie rock songs from the hottest bands from the 90's, 2000's and Today including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against and Sublime. Recommended for running, cycling and endurance workouts.
• Classic Rock Power Workout - Power your workout with the biggest tracks from the iconic Classic Rock bands of the 60's, 70's and 80's like AC/DC, Aerosmith and Queen, featuring legendary anthems and guitar riffs.
• Country Fitness - Enjoy a mix of Country hits from the past two decades from the hottest stars including Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean. You'll hear upbeat music perfect for walking, light jogging, warming up or cooling down.
• Dance Cardio - Get in the groove with today's biggest dance hits produced by popular artists remixed by Deadmau5, Tiesto and David Guetta. Power your cardio routine with four on the floor dance music, epic build ups and breakdowns.
• Electronic Cardio - Take the biggest electronic hits from the club directly to your mobile device, while at the gym or working out outdoors. You'll hear beats from Daft Punk, Skrillex and Diplo, recommended for all types of cardio activity to improve endurance.
• Hard Rock Strength Training - Pump up your strength training and intense workouts with this playlist of today's hardest rockin' bands like Linkin Park, Three Days Grace and Disturbed.
• Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout - Power your workout with the hottest Top 40 songs from today's charts and the past decade, featuring artists like Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas and Beyonce.
• Pop Fitness - Get motivated while walking, light jogging or exercising with a mix of the biggest Pop artists of the 90's, 2000's and Today including Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Train.
• Rap Strength Training - Hear big beats and rap jams from iconic artists like Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Eminem to help motivate while lifting weights or performing the latest muscle confusion training routine.
• Yoga - Listen to a variety of music infused with Indian, New Age, soundscapes and ambient electronic sounds from Deep Forest, Deepak Chakra and Brian Eno to help focus your mind, body and spirit and increase flexibility.
• Yoga Workout - If one of your goals in a Yoga session is to sweat, than this station is for you. While capturing the mood and essence of Yoga, the music on this station features music with tempo and rhythmic grooves by artists like Cheb I Sabbah, LTJ Bukem and J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science.