Thursday, July 14, 2011

Healthy Living Weekly Post: Too Hot To Handle

We are well into summer here and in reality everything is too hot to handle! Temperatures have soared over 100 degrees most days since the beginning of June and there's no relief in sight. In all honesty, I'm having trouble with the heat this year, it seems to have zapped all my energy! However, it's also been a busy time. A week after the twin's visit and their bike riding lessons, Natashia was here and (along with lots of other fun stuff) we enjoyed bike riding and ice skating. Robbie even bought a bike to ride with us, and he and I are hoping to start riding regularly late in the evenings (when the temperatures dip back down into the 90s!).

I truly enjoyed all the family visits we had this summer, but I have to admit I have enjoyed hibernating inside with the air conditioner this last week, catching up on blog reading & online classes, scrapping a little, and getting back into my regular routine.

On another note: Have you been enjoying the recipes from the Lighten Up Blog Hop the past few months? On July 30, we'll be sharing breakfast recipes and we would love you to join in and share your favorite light breakfast recipe with us. Beverly is coordinating the hop, and you can read all the details in this post on her blog (scroll down to the bottom of the post for information on the hop). This month I'll be sharing how I've lighted up my Breakfast Quiche.

I also started a new healthy living book this week, however I'm really not impressed with it very much so far. The book is titled Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything. I picked it up at a garage sale a while back and it's been in  my to-read pile. The title is misleading because it really doesn't have anything to do with God, it's simply the word the author uses because "it evokes a vast expanse that we cannot penetrate with our minds, although we can know it through silence or peotry or simply sensing what is always there." I'm planning to finish the book up this week and will share my review of it with you in next week's post.


  1. We've enjoyed a few days with the AC off, but it won't last long! Stay cool! Looking forward to your book review.

  2. Wow, girl, you are lookin' GOOD! Guess all that exercise and healthy eating is paying off.

  3. I was thinking the same as ARE looking good on that bike!
    Alison xx

  4. I read that book earlier this year, and wasn't at all impressed with it either. Not what I expected at all, and I'd read several good reviews. I was quite disappointed. I'll be looking for your review. And I'll be the fourth to add, you're looking good on that bike!

  5. I'll be interested to read your review, I've got the book but haven't read it yet.

    Looks like your bike ride was fun - we're discussing buying everyone (mum and dad) bikes for Christmas, family rides will be a great way to get fit!


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