Hello all! Not much new here, just trying to continue to eat well and get in my exercise. I've made some new discoveries in the past couple weeks that I'd like to share with you all. Please excuse me if I'm way behind the times and you guys already know and love some of these things :-)

1. The bosu ball. I've known about the bosu ball for quite some time but I've always been scared to use it. I think I was more scared of popping it haha. When I saw it used on the Biggest Loser, particularly when Daniel was doing squats on it with the round side down, I decided to give it a try. After all, if it can hold someone over 300 pounds I thought it could probably hold me. Well let me tell you I LOVE this! I now do all my ab exercises on the bosu and have started doing squats and lunges on it as well. It's crazy how hard it is and how much it beats up your muscles. I love KNOWING that I'm doing something rather then just THINKING I am.

2. Amy's organic vegetable burgers. I've tried the Texas Burger which has a barbeque flavor and the Chicago Burger which was recently renamed the Cheddar Burger. Both are out of this world!! They have such a great flavor and they are healthy for you which makes them even yummier. My favorite thing to do is to spread a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese on the burger and top it off with some sautéed mushrooms, which brings me to my next item....

3. Sautéing vegetables in chicken broth! I read that sautéing vegetables in oil (even Extra Virgin Olive Oil) isn't very healthy (duh!). Not only because it is oil but also because apparently hot oil strips some of the nutrients out of vegetables. I read that using chicken broth is a much healthier option so I tried it. DE-LI-COUS!!! I don't know if I just picked out some really tasty vegetables but I honestly think that the chicken broth brought out sooo much flavor. Needless to say I will NEVER be sautéing veggies in oil again. :-)

4. Synergy Organic and Raw Kombucha. Here is what it says on the bottle, "KOMBUCHA (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) is a handmade Chinese tea that is delicately cultured for 30 days. During this time, essential nutrients form like: Active Enzymes, Viable Probiotics, Amino Acids, Antioxidants and Polyphenols. All of these combine to create an elixir that immediately works with the body to restore balance and vitality." I have heard a lot about this drink in the blogging world and people just love it, so when I saw it at the grocery store last night I caved and decided to get 2. I got the Raspberry Rush and Strawberry Sensation. I was hesitant at first for two reasons. One, Kombucha is a type of tea and I am a HUGE tea HATER. Yuck Yuck Yuck. Second, it had the steep price of 2/$6. Basically, I put my faith in my taste buds and hoped my hard earned $6 went to good use. Well, happily they did. This drink is delicious!! It seems to have the same bubbliness as wine or champagne and the flavor is very strong so I would definitely advise you to start out sipping this drink and to not take a huge gulp right away. The bottle also states that it helps support "Digestion, Metabolism, Immune System, Appetite Control, Weight Control, Liver Function, Body Alkalinity, Anti-Aging, Cell Integrity and Healthy Skin & Hair." Wow, this little guy packs quite the healthy punch. I'm very interested to see if I notice any improvement in any of those areas over time. Oh AND if you try this and have never had it before beware there are little floating "cultures" in it that kind of look like brains. Haha bet you want to try it now huh?

Alright well that was a shorter list than I thought it would be. Maybe I was just so excited about all those I thought I had a HUGE list! Haha anyways have a wonderful weekend everyone!!