Monday, January 24, 2011

vitamin d & the tundra.

My alma mater conducted an intriguing study on Vitamin D. I became interested since living in the tundra doesn't allow my body to synthesize this essential nutrient between early fall and late spring (yep that only leaves about 5 months).
“What’s interesting about our study is we did not recruit people to be vitamin D inadequate; we recruited people who were overweight or obese for our weight-loss study. And they happened, on average, to have inadequate vitamin D levels, so it tells you how prevalent the problem is.”

my cupboard now has a bottle of yummy vitamin d gummies. swim suit season is just around the corner and let's just say I have my work cut out.
checkout the article here. 

I was fortunate to get some vitamin d that wasn't from a jar but from the florida sun last week and for that I am thankful.

marco island sunset

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pay it Forward

Pay it forward. It reminds me of the saying my mom would say to me frequently as a child "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."  Except the uniqueness of paying it forward is that it includes a third party with the intent of having a domino like effect. I thought it was a new movement but found out its been around since well before Christ, literally.
I received the most unique Christmas card in the mail this season centered around "paying it forward."

The cuties in the photo are my favorite and the idea is rather clever (when the card is flipped over it says "..and pay it forward") It is an actual ten dollar debit card. I plan to donate it the the American Red Cross.
It's similar to what my sister did at her wedding. Her and her hubby donated money to St Judes Children's Hospital for each guest. Who likes wedding party favors anyway? I rather have the bride and groom pay it forward.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

new year.

new years resolutions ... I have none. I view every day as a fresh start and I make far too many mistakes and sin way too often to wait a whole year to start over. I do think it's a fun way to set goals and I like hearing other peoples aspirations. I am going to the gym tomorrow and won't be too excited when all the "new years resolution" people show up but it can be fun. I thrive on excitement of big crowds and to be honest part of the reason I go to the gym is to be around people. I could never workout in my basement while staring at a wall and running in place on a treadmill. I just wish these January gym goers would be this excited to go to the gym all the time! Then maybe the town I live in could raise enough $$ for the new wellness center they are attempting to build and the local YMCA could get a new face lift!

I look forward to the excitements and challenges of 2011. but the most exciting event ever is going to happen and it involves my name changing. and no I'm not getting married.

 I'm becoming auntie chelle:) and am so pumped!!!! 
5 weeks to go:)