July 15, 2011

Stitch Heaven

I just saw the coolest thing ever! A new DVD called Stitch Heaven!

"StitchHeaven Salutes Barbara G. Walker" DVD is Now Available Here

I was also told about this, and think it will be super fun!
StitchHEAVEN.com website will launch in September and feature fabulous downloadable Stitch-Alongs, contests and give-aways, so please stay tuned!

And I can't wait to see the Apps that they come up with, I am so into my iphone and ipad, I'm lovin' the app idea!

So click above to check it out!

*HUGS* Juls

July 12, 2011


We are almost done! Tomorrow is the last day for REBOOT! Hopefully you have gotten something out of this. I would love to hear about it!

BODY: Enjoy your hard earned energy! Put all you have into your workout.

MIND: Take an alarm free nap or get lost in a book. You will feel so revived.

LIFE: Look into what you can do to make your body feel even better. A massage, or just even rolling a golf ball under your feet for a few minutes will help more than you could imagine!

July 11, 2011

Organized SAHM or Lazy Homemaker?

I've been thinking about this a lot lately, things people have said in the past that are still sticking with me today.

In the past when I have said I am a stay at home Mom people have said "Oh, so you get to just veg and be lazy all day right?" uh.... NO! I do get my breaks to read and lay in the sun in the summer time, or watch a movie in the winter while still doing laundry, but lazy?

So lately I have really been feeling like maybe I am lazy? Maybe what I do here at home isn't good enough and I should be going back to school, or growing up and deciding what I want to be? Or am I already what I want to be? Maybe when our son goes off to college I don't want a conventional job, maybe I want to help others, work from home, be something unconventional.

I've heard people say, "Oh Julie is a stay at home Mom, shes so lazy, sits around eating bon bons all day and watching t.v." So I guess that's why I am always up and moving, doing things. Or why I feel really guilty when I take a break from home making and read for a few minutes or check my e-mail.

Maybe I get to spend some "lazy" time because I'm an organized stay at home Mom, that got all of her stuff done in the morning? Maybe I worked my ass off to the point where I was so dog tired I needed a break? If I remember correctly all of the "Working" folk get 2 15 min breaks and at least a 30 min lunch right?

Well I could tell myself how awesome I was and how much I had done today, now its time for me, but I still hear those words from people.. "Julie is a lazy stay at home mom." Well, I'm tired of hearing that from people and from my own inner brat, that by the way would be very unhappy if she had to go out and get a 9-5 job where it cut into her family and fun time.

Lately I have been watching you tube videos and learning lots of things from Chalene Johnson and her 30 day challenge. I also just subscribed to her car smart audio program. I know what I want to "Be" when I grow up, I just need help getting there.

I know for a fact that I have always wanted to help people. All of my career tests have said that the top 3 professions for me were 1. counselor 2. fitness instructor 3. teacher. All three I would love to do, and really never knew what to do to incorporate all 3 until now. So I have my goals all set right? Now I just need to get rid of all the bull, negative people and thoughts, and get my butt in gear. I can do this, right? Right! If I can get fit, stick with it, and become a beachbody coach, then I can do anything!

So your probably thinking, why would I blog about something like this? Oh I don't know, I guess because I thought that there would be others out there like me that could relate and maybe that I could help, I guess I'm hoping for a great start to this great new venture, and would love to help anyone else that has a great new venture and needs someone to tell them.. "Way to go, you can do this, you go!"

Reboot day 8

I'm trying this from my iPad, so no picture :(
I hope my faithful crochet readers are trying this boot camp, it really is for everyone :)
Day 8:

Body: Prepare to sweat! Go all out and push yourself, you can do it!

Mind: Cook something new. Find a way to make your favorite dish healthier.

Life: Start a journal. Every day I write in my journal I feel so much better. I get everything out of my head that's bugging me, what a relief!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

July 10, 2011


Sorry there has been such a lapse between days :( Life has gotten in the way of life lately. So here is day 7!

Body: Flow in slow mo. Do some yoga or a good stretch class.

Mind: Take a mental vacation. I love to lay in the sun and imagine I'm on a tropical beach.

Life: SPEAK UP! Letting things slide may end up really hurting you... Speaking from experience here!!

July 7, 2011


Sorry it's been a few days for boot camp. The holiday was very long and tiring for sure!
So here is day 6 of your boot camp, have you been doing the other 5 days?

BODY: Take things up a notch, give your workout everything you've got! I like how Chalene Johnson says to get mad about something and kill it during her turbofire hiit workouts.

MIND: Be kind to yourself, DO NOT self criticize today! I am so glad we are doing this one today, because this has been an ongoing thing for me lately.

LIFE: Take the initiative! Do something you've been afraid to do.

July 1, 2011


Whew! We are to day 5, and I am really learning a lot with this boot camp!


Body... Start your day with exercise if it fits into your schedule. You will feel awesome all day long.

Mind... Rest your stress. Set a timer for 5 minutes and breath slowly, focus on each breath.

Life... Increase your eye contact with people, so that you project confidence.