Ah Soup, Must be… Another Hot Summer Day in Florida?

I’m sitting down to a yummy hot dinner (on another hot Florida day). Why would I make soup in the summer, you ask (or at least I ask myself)? Because it’s really yummy and really easy. It took about 15 minutes to make and all of the ingredients were already magically in my kitchen. Try this recipe for Turkey Meatball and Tortellini Spinach Soup and you won’t be disappointed. I changed the recipe a bit and used turkey meatballs (frozen aisle at Target) and this time had to use ravioli because someone kidnapped my tortellini. Whether you use ravioli or tortellini, it will still turn out wonderfully. Don’t forget to sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top for that last little bit of flavor.

Hot off the stove! 15-minute Turkey Meatball and Tortellini (Ravioli) Spinach Soup

Hot off the stove! 15-minute Turkey Meatball and Tortellini (Ravioli) Spinach Soup

My brother and I escorted Mom and Dad to the airport today, and with that dropped off the rest of our holiday week as well. Lucky for my pet fishy Spartacus (lovingly referred to as Sparty), who likes to be petted and thinks he’s a dog, we stopped by Walmart on the way home and I got him some water tablets, so someone gets to sleep in a clean bed tonight.

I’ll be finishing off my weekend with a nice long stretch-session (as should you, if you read the weekend challenge yesterday…). Car rides and weekends off can make me stiff, so I try to do a little something (yes, even on days when I’m not working out!) just to feel healthy.

In case anyone was looking for something to watch tonight, Pirates of the Caribbean 4 will be on ABC Family. Hint Hint.

Good Things 🙂

FS&JJ

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Weekend Challenge July 6th and 7th

Hello hello!

Excuse my tardiness on posting halfway through Saturday. Time flies when you’ve got company and a holiday to celebrate!

Your weekend challenge is to 1) try to work off all that BBQ you ate on Thursday before the fireworks. Go for a walk, hit the gym and air conditioning, do something touristy in your own town, etc… and 2) STRETCH! It’s so good for you. Try for 10-15 minutes before bed tonight and tomorrow night (and preferably every night). It really does help to make you feel better. More limber, less stiff, more ready for the day when you wake up in the morning. It also helps to alleviate muscle soreness before you even start to get sore after a hard workout. Give it a try. See what you think!

St. Augustine Fireworks

Fireworks from the fort in St. Augustine

Good Things 🙂

FS&JJ

Weekend Challenge April 6th and 7th

Happy (rainy) Friday! Friday means time for another weekend challenge (although doing this more than just on the weekend is good for you, I promise). Before you go to bed Saturday and Sunday night (even tonight if you read this in time) STRETCH! Five to ten minutes is all it takes. The back of your legs, your butt, your quads, your arms and shoulders, your hips, your back, your tummy. Take a few deep breathes during each stretch, or count to thirty. It will relax you for bed, and you will feel looser when you wake up in the morning. Choose to keep with this routine for a few weeks and you’ll start to see improvement in your flexibility. Don’t believe me? Check how close you can get to touching your toes, and keep a mental note. Check again in a few weeks and see how you’ve improved! I bet it’s quite a bit.

I’m going to the happiest place on Earth this weekend… EPCOT at Disney World! EPCOT is my favorite park. Before I get to do that though Lils’ flag football starts, and Kid’s Triathlon training continues. Swimming practice tomorrow! Oh boy! By the way, have you heard how good swimming is for you? Pick it up this summer and you’ll see what I mean.

Good Things 🙂

FS&JJ