Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019!

I will have to say this year was a bit rough. There were deaths in the family, and some eye opening experiences to certain people in my life. My grandma had two surgeries which led to some very stressful nights.

Aside from all the negative, I’ve learned people’s true colors and know who I can trust and who I can’t. My grandma turned 80 years old and has had two surgeries and is on her way to being independent again. I am also learning how to not stress out about the little things in life and to try and find that silver lining. I had two very healthy little puppers, who bring so much joy to my life.

This year, I started off running 48.6 miles, and ended it with finishing the Jeff Galloway’s 2018 mile challenge with 3000+ miles. As for 2019 I will do my best with not stressing and of course I will be starting off the year with a 5k run no more 48.6 miles for me…hopefully. I’m also praying this year for everyone’s health, happiness and sanity. I’m glad I’m starting off the year with the ones that mean the most to me especially those furry little ones of mine.

Happy New Year!

-Dezi

Ice skating 2018!

The tradition got a little bit bigger! This year our family tradition just added on two more cousins and an aunt into our ice skating tradition!

Two of my younger cousins have joined the annual cousin ice skating tradition in Union Square. My baby cousin Anthony and little cousin Taylor. Mid Taylie was a pro skater, while my cousin Anthony well he loved to fall and take down the cousins that were in his reach!

None the less we had a lot of fun and made some memories and bruises that will last a lifetime! Ducks fly together!

-Dezi

2018!

2018 is starting off pretty well. If you read the last post than you know that I’m in Florida and boy it’s FREEZING here! I’m layering up, it’s windy and brrrr!

So, I spent New Years In Disney Springs! It was pretty awesome a lot of people but amazing! I also am doing the Jeff Galloway’s 2018 challenge where you are challenged to do 2018 miles in the year of 2018. I have already done 32 miles so I feel like I’m off to a pretty good start.

Tomorrow, I will be going to the runDisney Expo to pick up my gear because my mom and I will be running The Dopey Challenge a total of 48.6 miles. 4 course, 4 park challenge that I have done before and it’ll be my moms first time and I’m glad I have an amazing support system who is also crazy enough to join me in this challenge and the 2018 as well… she’s the best!

So from walking around the parks all day, running 48.6 miles I think we are off to a great start of the new year! Happy 2018!

-Dezi

Blogmas. Day 1/25: Shanghai Disney

Shanghai Disney Resort is celebrating their first Holiday season and I thought what better way to kick off 25 days of blogmas than sharing it with the newest Disney park!

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Mickey Avenue  has been Holiday Disneyfied with special decorations and festive music you can find throughout the resort including Downtown, Shanghai Disney Hotel and Toy Story Hotel. They have a christmas tree that lights up the night in the Gardens of Imaginations where every night you can see its magical and dazzling lights.

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Of course it wouldn’t be a Disney holiday without Mickey and the gang dressed up in  their holiday attire. Disney has also put out limited release merchandise items that you can also spot all around the resort. Some of the things you can find are special Mickey and Minnie plush toys, festive ears, headwear and scarves along with some holiday ornaments. Now for all my foodies out there Disney did not forget about us, there will definitely be some holiday treats and feasts coming our way!

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Im excited to see the similarities and differences with holiday Shanghai Disney Resort will have compared to the other parks! What are you most excited to see? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Puppy & Me

The pups and I have been doing some puppy & me time. Now obviously I spend a lot of time with my littles, they are always with me, but I did some research to get me a bit more active along with the pups.

We do a series of a 5 minute workout which has three different levels, Hard, Harder and Hardest, BUT the main part is to work up a sweat while having fun with your furry friend.

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LINERS(2x):

  • Create two targets about 15-25 ft away from each other walk, run, or sprint to the targets.
  • 45 seconds in total (15 seconds at hard, 15 seconds at harder and 15 seconds at hardest) 10 second break between sets.
  • Your pups should be on either your left or right side of you at all times.

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Walk back and forth to each target.

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Jog back and forth between the targets. 

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Sprint back and forth to each target.

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SIDE SHUFFLES(2x): 

  • Perform side shuffles between the two targets.
  • 45 seconds in total (15 seconds at hard, 15 seconds at harder and 15 seconds at hardest) 10 second break between sets.
  • Keep your pup in front of you the whole time and have them sit every time you make it to a target. 

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Shuffle back and forth hitting each target.

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Shuffle back and forth between targets, once you have reached a target touch it with your hand before shuffling to the next target.

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Shuffle back and forth between targets but instead of touching each target jump and bring your knees to your chest.

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SQUATS(2x):

  • Bend your knees  keeping your knees parallel with your toes, pushing your hips out, your back straight and tighten your core.
  • 45 seconds in total (15 seconds at hard, 15 seconds at harder and 15 seconds at hardest) 10 second break between sets.
  • Have your pup sit in front of you so every time you hit your squat give your pup a high five.

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Squat focusing on your form and engaging your core.

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Squat and as you come up add a heal raise bringing your heal all the way off the ground..

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Squat but this time jump up.

Day 1 workout complete. This isn’t the only activity the pups and i do, we like to go on long walks, hike and run a mile or two but i really wanted to work on strengthening my care and what better way to do it with your pups.

I hope you guys enjoy and let me know what activities you like to do with your furry friend? Will you be trying out 5 minute workout? be sure to let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

 

 

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

 

Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. (Roald Dahl)

a-magic-banner-i-quote.jpgThis is my all time favorite quote. Its so inspiring and positive that even in my saddest of moods i know by reading this quote my day can be turned around and no matter the size or where i look there will always be a bit of magic around each corner of life.

-Dezi

Happy Birthday Tarzan!

  Today is my handsome little mans 4th birthday! I can not believe that he was born 4 years ago, and i can not see my life without this little guy! I am so thankful that he is my little man!  From creeper status to snuggles this little guy will always be my little pawty pooper! He has the sweetest and cutest face, he is also a great big brother!!! Happy Birthday Tarzan!

xoxo

Dezi

Merry Christmas!

It is blogmas day 25 which means it is the last day of blogmas!

The pups and i wanted to say Merry Christmas we hope you had a very very nice Christmas and holidays! It was a lot of fun doing this and i hope you enjoyed the 25 days of straight blogging!

Once again Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! What are some of your favorite holiday memories? Mine would have to be spending time with my family and my pups! Every year we play games and this year was dance moves charades it was really funny. My pups got a ton of cute and adorable  outfits and spending time with them always makes me happy!

Happy Holidays everyone!

-Dezi

Sweater Weather

Because it’s finally getting cold and rainy here I thought it would be fun to do the Sweater Weather Tag! 

1. Favorite Candle Scent?

    -Cotton Candy, Vanilla Frosting or Roasted Marshmellow. I love any sweet smelling candles. 

2. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate? 

    -Tea! I don’t drink coffee and I don’t really like hot chocolate, BUT tea is amazing! My favorite tea at the moment is Twinnings English Breakfast Tea! I’m obsessed! 

3. What makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eye?

    -Dark Lips, I cannot put on eyeliner to save my life BUT I am a huge fan of lipstick I love really dark lipstick, my favorite at the moment would be NYX extra Creamy Lipstick in Chaos 

4. Best Fragrance for fall?

    -Cotton Candy, it’s definitely not a fall scent BUT I absolutely love the sugary sweet smell and I can’t get enough! 

5. Favorite Tjanksgiving Food?

    -Mashed Potatoes, I love love LOVE mashed potatoes! They are so yummy, I normally add some corn ham and some turkey. 

6. What is autumn weather like where you live?

     -In SF it can get pretty unpredictable, but it’s normally warmer with some fog. 

7. Most worn sweater?

    -My new Nightmare Before Christmas sweater, it’s amazing and comfy! I’ve had it for about a month and earn it two-three times a week. 

8. Must have nail polish?

    -Sally Hansen Miricle Gel in Purplexed 570 I’m obsessed with this color it’s really dark and gorgeous and I love it! 

9. Football game or jump in a leaf pile?

    -leaf pile! I love being outside, it’s so relaxing and refreshing so jumping in a pile of leaves sounds amazing. 

10. Skinny jeans or leggings?

     -Leggings, I love leggings they are so comfy, and I love wearing a big sweater or shirt with them it’s the coziest!

11. Combat boots or Uggs?

    -Combat Boots, I feel like combat boots are more comfy for me, I like wearing them with long socks and or leg warmers.

12. Pumpkin spice worth the hype?

     -No, I’m not a fan of pumpkins. It’s not very tasty to me I prefer apple cyder. 

13. Favorite fall tv show?

     -I don’t watch TV a lot, so I don’t really have a favorite show, but my favorite movie would be between Lost Boys and Hocus Pocus. 

14. What’s the best memory you have?

      -Cooking with the family, so for thanksgiving my mom, grandma and I are in the kitchen cooking and I put on some music and we are all singing and my grandma starts dancing with me! It’ll always be my favorite memory because they are my two favorite women! 

15. What song really gets you in the fall mood? 

     -Makes Me Happy by Drake Bell, it’s such a warming song for me, but my songs always change so i never have one favorite song! 

That was the sweater weather tag for 2015! 

-Dezi 

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