Friday, June 3, 2011


A red party cup can only mean one thing, right?
Fraternity party? Keg stands? Nope... none of the above. It's Jack Lalanne juicer time!

Autumn bought the juicer in preparation for an upcoming health adventure. Since I'm visiting, that means I get to sample my very first "juiced" concoction. This particular one was carrots, oranges and half a Meyer lemon I picked off my friends lemon tree.

A few things I can share:
1) I was frightened to drink this. It looked like orange juice but I knew it wasn't.
2) I already knew going in that I do not like carrot juice. Carrot sticks dipped in hummus, yes, carrots in liquid form, no.
3) Her daughters were excited for it, even going so far as to take a huge gulp and say, "Look a mustache" (you know like a milk mustache, but it was a juice mustache).
4) I've never drank juiced... anything. I mean out of the carton yes, but to watch it transformed in front of me? Nope.

Report back:
Aw man... it was delicious. What am I a juice convert now? I actually want another cup of it.

What about you? Have you juiced anything lately?

Juicer pic found here

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I just made up that word. Exercise-cation, it's not real. But it's what I have in store for myself this week. I'm visiting Autumn, my dear friend (and one of my favorite bloggers).

In addition to being an amazing organizer, she is also a really amazing motivator. Turns out her 4 year old is too. As we were running today, she kept saying "Come on Tia B, let's catch up with them. We can do it."

I gotta admit I haven't run in like 6 weeks and so our 20ish minute run was a doozy (and it included a few walk breaks). But overall, it felt really nice to be moving again. More exercise to come this week, I'm sure of it.

The part I couldn't get over was how naturally active these little girls were. I kept saying "way to raise active kids!" But though it sounded like I was joking, I was totally serious. They just hopped on their bikes (they are 3 and 4) and rode faster than I could run. They are brave, self-declared "explorers." Love it.