Lab Rat Recap: May 15- May 21





* Workout five times-Weights 3x Nike training 2x:  NO/ Did Weights 3x Nike Training 1x
* P90x Yoga (fingers crossed): I didn’t cross my fingers hard enough
* Stretch after each workout: Blahhh
* Track all seven days for Weight Watcher: SUCCESS


*Workout at least 4x (Getting ready for a big move)
*Cook 5x
*Track Weight Watchers all seven days
*Finish packing for VIRGINIA!!!!!

Mango Madness

I LOVE my house, well it’s not really my house it’s my Moms house and the house I grew up in. I live 10 minutes away with my husband, but it will always be my first home. My favorite part of my house it my patio and backyard. I live in Miami and I do not get to live by the beach, so what the next best thing…my lake!

My Mom always takes really good care of our house so our patio ALWAYS looks clean and put together, I know… it looks like a picture from a magazine. I always loved our backyard because it was a place where anyone could come and just relax, get away and contemplate life.

My Dad built our dock in THREE days, YES, only three days! He was amazing with his hands.

BUT my FAVORITE part of our back yard is our mango tree. This tree has come a LONG way. When we got it it was my height  (5″7″). Now it is a monster bearing fruit for our family.

It is so exciting because this year we hit the jackpot with mangoes. We have enough mangoes for the whole neighborhood!

Look at those BIG JUICY MEATY mangoes. I cannot wait until they ripe, perfect with a smoothie.


So whats the big deal about mangoes. Here are some nutritional tid bits about mangoes and their amazingness from Wikipedia!

Mango is rich in a variety of phytochemicals[17] and nutrients. The fruit pulp is high in prebiotic dietary fibervitamin C, diverse polyphenols and provitamin Acarotenoids.[18]

Mango contains essential vitamins and dietary minerals.

Mango peel contains pigments that may have antioxidant properties,[17][19] including carotenoids, such as the provitamin A compound, beta-caroteneluteinand alpha-carotene,[20] polyphenols[21][22] such as quercetinkaempferolgallic acidcaffeic acidcatechinstannins, and the unique mango xanthonoid,mangiferin,[23] any of which may counteract free radicals in various disease processes as revealed in preliminary research.[24][25] Phytochemical and nutrient content appears to vary across mango species.[26]

The mango triterpenelupeol,[29] is an effective inhibitor in laboratory models of prostate and skin cancers.[30][31][32

Besides all that good healthy fun stuff, mangoes are just so darn good!


Active at any Age

This past Sunday I went to my husbands baseball game and I was amazed to see these men, ranging from 25 to 55, playing baseball and staying active. It was great to see all these guys get out of the house and play sports. Many men, especially  older men, start to get lazy as they get older and would rather sit on a couch and drink all day. I was happy to see my husband and all his teammates have that competitive spirit and really put their all into the game. In the end they lost the game, but they didn’t let their spirits down and they amped each other up for the next game. There are so many sports that adults can get into, but they just need to look online and find local sports clubs around them. Since I am moving to VA soon I started going onto to find different outdoor activities

My Hubby

The Miramar Rangers

Fitness Challenge ReCap (The Video)

Below is a recap of Aurora and I Fitness Re-cap. There is nothing really good to recap and you will see why? LOL


We have a renewed motivation now and this is because of our co-worker, Jackie. She started her journey to a healthy lifestyle and I have never met someone with so much discipline, Amazing!!!! So, we are bringing back and harder then ever. Lets see what happens.


5 AM Workout! Just Did it!


Plank Row to Rotation-3 sets of 12

Plank Row-3 sets of 12

Dumbbell Flye on Ball-3 sets of 12

Barbell bent-over-3 sets of 12

Seated reverse fly-3 sets of 12

Cable seated low row-3 sets of 12

Toe Touches- 3 min

Russian Twists-3 min

Plank-3 min

Modified Side Plank-3 min

Crazy Ivans-3 min

Cardio: 25 min spinning