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Lose Belly Fat While Sitting

The next video I want to share with you involves exercises to lose belly fat while sitting. What! 😲 I've been doing this one for the past week. Again, we're just trying to get into routines that we can mix up a bit. And we want to have fun. Last week, we started our sit and pedal exercises. Now, we'll work in some easy chair exercises. Soon, we'll work into some better eating habits. The point is, we want to make some FUN lifestyle changes that will make us feel stronger, motivated, and energetic. So, focus on that. We're not doing this to lose weight or inches. But that will likely happen anyway. So, win-win, right!  Image courtesy of  Sarah Dorweiler via Unsplash In today's video, Coach Natasha is teaching us 5 sitting exercises that will help us lose belly fat. These are 5 exercises we can do in only 5 minutes! Coach Natasha offers longer belly fat-burning sitting workouts in other videos. Again, as mentioned last week,  repeating these exercises up to 2

Grilled Flavor from the Oven

Happy Saturday morning, everyone! Today, I want to tell you how to make corn and hotdogs in the oven so that they taste and look like they just came off the grill. As with any grilled food, you can the scorch the corn or char the hotdogs as light or as dark as you like.  For the "grilled" corn taste you'll need clean corn (right?), aluminum foil, salt, and margarine. Preheat the oven to 550 degrees. Tear off sections of aluminum foil to wrap around each ear of corn later.  Set each ear of corn onto its individual foil wrap. Spread margarine over every inch of each ear of corn. Salt the margarine that you spread onto the corn. Wrap corn tightly in the aluminum foil. Place wrapped corn on the aluminum-lined baking pan with the foil seal on the corn facing up so you can maintain as much of the margarine inside the foil as possible. Put in oven on middle rack position to cook for about an hour (check at about 45 minutes to see if any scorching has started to occur on the ke

Sit and Pedal

If you're a senior, obese, have arthritis or fibromyalgia, or have balance issues or other movement challenges, then I want to start with a simple sit and pedal exercise for you all. This is even great for those of us who sit at a desk all day. Anyone who needs a simple exercise routine can do this. Again, don't forget to ask your doctor before you begin any exercise routine regardless of how simple it seems to be.   Sit and Pedal by Wakeman - link below In this video below, Coach Kim starts with a 5-minute routine that also includes a few arm exercises. I selected Coach Kim's video because, besides her gentle encouragement, the type of pedal exerciser she uses can also be placed on top of a desk or table to exercise your arms as well. These don't have to cost a fortune. You may even be able to find one cheaper than the one at the link I've provided.    The point is we all need to move. If you're unable to buy one of these for now, maybe you can just mimic

Simply Healthier

 Mondays are going to be our meeting days for healthy blog posts. We may talk about exercises. Sometimes, we'll talk about healthy eating. Other times, the discussion may be about healthy thoughts. All discussions in our health talks should meet your doctor's approval . Because....I'm not a doctor. I just like to find ways to live a healthier life, and since I like to help others, I'll share these tips with you. Image courtesy of  Nadine Primeau via Unsplash Thanks for dropping by today to read this update. I hope you'll like the newest addition to this site as a healthier lifestyle can make a big difference in how we feel about ourselves. Sticking with it is tough though. So, let's help each other master these difficult lifestyle changes.  Take care, Patricia #womenhelpingwomen #lifeistooshort #healthierme #helpingothers

Simple Microwaved Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are not only a great side dish, but they also can be a meal in themselves. I just love to eat microwaved baked potatoes for lunch. I "fluff" my potatoes to make them easier to add other ingredients to as well as easier to eat. Keep reading today's post to find out what my secret is to fluffy potatoes.  Image courtesy of via Pinterest Patricia's Fluffy Microwaved Baked Potatoes First, wash your potatoes . Follow the microwave manufacturer's instructions to bake the number of potatoes you're going to make. Once baked, slice the potatoes from end to end - leaving about 1/4 inch unsliced on each end. Next, use a fork to "fluff" the potato flesh. Keep poking and gouging until it's very fluffy.  The fluffiness will prepare the potato to better absorb and mix in the margarine and/or sour cream . Once you have your margarine or sour cream added, you can add bacon bits (NOTE: I make my own from fresh microwavable bacon)

Have a Beautiful Day

I've had this song by Jamie Grace in my head for a few days now, so I thought that today would be a great day to share it with you. Watching her sing this song makes you feel great, but hearing the words is extremely uplifting.  Psalm 118:24 NLT states: This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Life was never meant for us to spend it in misery. Trust me when I say that misery is not something to envy or accomplish. So many people make this a daily endeavor - to be worse off than anyone else they know. I was on that road for so long, because the world around me taught me to be that way. But praise Jesus, I found a new path! Now, every morning, (1) I thank God as soon as I'm awake. (2) I take in deep breaths and (3) drink a few ounces of water - reminding myself of the life sustaining value both have. And (4) I read a devotion or 2 and (5) meditate, for a few minutes, on the precious Word God has taught me about life. All are gifts from God. Often, l

Mailchimp Blocks Update to Learn How to Create a Website eBook

On page 43 of Learn How to Create a Website eBook From Google Blogger under the subheading "How to use your Mailchimp account" in Chapter 18, you will see the old instructions for how to add a building block inside a Mailchimp newsletter. I have provided an image of that outdated instruction below. Image of how to add a block in Mailchimp Newsletter from my eBook. This process has changed, so I have provided a quick video tutorial showing you how to add building blocks the new way. I have decided to add a post update for this instead of changing these details in the book. The tutorial below  also shows how to delete unwanted blocks as well. Please let me know if you have any questions via the comments section  below or the contact form on the right. How to add and delete Mailchimp building blocks Thanks for dropping by today. You can download the original eBook from the link provided at the top of this page. #womenhelpingwomen #lifeistooshort #helpingothers Blessings, Patric