The Fight Against

I was hit with extremely bad news since my last post. I was hit with the reality of life . A friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer. He always was a very athletic person, which he showed through his collegian baseball career. He was always injury prone though and had been complaining about knee pain for years now.  Though, when he told me about it I was so shaken up that I didn’t know what to do. Yes, I know that millions of people have to go through this, but I never knew that I would be so close to it. It only feels as though it was yesterday when we were taking a walk against cancer and now he has it.

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The cancer has spread throughout his knee the doctor said, but he is in high spirits. I hope you take this post as a wake up to not only help the fight against cancer, but to be grateful for everything you have in your life. For your health, your family, and the ability for you to help those in need. Because that is a brilliant thing that should never be taken for granite. I am blessed to have a son who is healthy, and a family that loves me. So please take the time today and smile. Do something good for someone, because I think we owe it to ourselves as humans.

And although you don’t know him, please say a prayer for my friend Pat. I know he’ll win this fight, but any bit can help.  I’m sorry for the depressing post this time around, but I think it helps to explain the reality of life. I think that thoughts and expressions are meant to be seen whether in dialogue or on paper.  I am in good spirits due to such an awesome person. And I hope my blogging community can continue to be behind me til the end.

Thank you and God Bless

Shaye

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Eat Good, Feel Good

Most women don’t realize that just as men treat their bodies through shakes, chicken, and lifting, women need to do the same. Obviously I’m not eating everything in my path :p, but I do choose to stay on the healthy side of things and nurture my body as much as possible even with William by my side. So I have decided to share a few of my tips that women could be using to stay healthy and fit on a daily basis.

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Women love to work cardio which is great, because I personally think that it’s a great way to stay fit and healthy, however don’t forget to tone also by squats, mini weights, or even adding some push ups to your routine. It will only help your body, because unlike men, women physically cannot gain the same amount of muscle mass naturally so you don’t need to worry about “bulking up”. Secondly, add a post workout meal or shake after your workout. It can be the big difference makers on whether you get the body you have been waiting for. Several stores have cheap shakes for women, and if you still are hesitant about it then at least think to eat a meal packed with nutrition. I personally enjoy an avocado and salsa after a workout, which does wonders! Lastly, always remember to eat. I know a lot of my friends work on a daily basis, and I know it might be hard or seem right to skip a meal, although there is no excuse. Making sure your body stays fed is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Just make sure you’re being healthy about it.

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And there you have it, a quick simple education on ways you can stay healthy and reach some possible goals. Seriously look to take some of these into account for the next time you workout. I think it could make all the difference! 🙂

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The Dog Tip on Food

Since having Sheba I have learned that dogs can be a major expense in your life. However, that is no need to discourage someone from getting one! I have found that dog treats in the morning are a cost effective way of saving money instead of buying large dog food bags. At night I will feed, which has been keeping her hungry and healthy. You have to find out what kind your dog will like in my opinion and how much food they consume. But remember to keep them healthy and up whenever they eat! It could turn into a successful and long life for your pup!

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We did this food strategy with my dog growing up (a beautiful mixed lab named Champion, and she made it 18 years!) Imagine your dog making it that long and I know you’ll be happy!

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Growing Up Faster than Ever!

I can’t believe that William is growing up so fast! He is out growing everything in no time. I feel as though I buy a new pair of shows every other day. Its crazy to think that he will be a teenager and then an adult. I need to stop before I start crying.

I have come up with the secret to buy things a little bigger now knowing he’ll grow into them in time.

I was going through some of his old baby clothes and couldn’t help, but think of all the good memories we have had together. I truly am seeing a boy grow up into a young man before my eyes.