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Friday, February 1, 2019

I Am A Stroke Survivor

Today I’m wearing red in honor of National Wear Red Day for the mothers, sisters and friends that we can’t bear to live without. It is a day observed annually on the first Friday in February. Heart disease and stroke kill one in three women. These diseases are 80 percent preventable. National Wear Red Day is intended to help raise awareness of heart disease, in particular among women
My day was like any other, sitting in my office at work getting ready to go home.  I stood up from my chair and it hit me – just like that!  It felt like a head rush and everything looked snowy – like when you hit the wrong channel on the tv and it’s like all black and white. I had double vision and lost the feeling on my right side. Like many of us, I had no idea what the signs of a STROKE were – just heart attack.  I was considering driving home, closing one eye so that I can focus but my colleague drove me to the ER. You don’t think about this stuff in your 30’s.
Come to find out I was having a T.I.A. – Transient Ischemic Attack – which is a mini stroke or pre-stroke.  While in the hospital they also discovered the PFO –Patent Foramen Ovale, a hole in the heart that didn’t close after birth.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. It’s a myth that strokes only happen to older people. Strokes can happen even in infants
Use the letters F.A.S.T. to spot Stroke signs:
F: Face drooping – Does one side droop?
A: Arm Weakness – is one arm weak or numb?
S: Speech – is it slurred?
T: Time to Call 911 – Get to the hospital immediately

For more info, go to www.goredforwomen.org

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Bacon Egg Cups

Snowy days are meant for baking.  I'm always trying to find easy ways to meal prep for breakfast. I love eggs and bacon - I mean who doesn't so these were perfect for a snowy Sunday morning.

This recipe is so easy.  My daughter loves to help me in the kitchen and it's great for me as I have her try whatever we are making since she's such a picky eater.  They came out really good.

* Cook bacon for about 10/15 in the oven - only half cooked
* Spray muffin tins and line with half cooked bacon
* Add eggs to muffin tins ( I used organic eggs)
* Bake at 375 F for 10-20 minutes depending on how you like your egg

We seasoned the eggs with adobo and some Turmeric.  I started using turmeric about a year ago and add it to pretty much everything I make, I love it.  

We made some extras so that we can freeze and pop them in the microwave for a quick breakfast.  If you make them, let me know how you like them.

Did You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions?

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolution?

Did you know that January 10 is the day that people decide to quite on their resolutions?  Do you know that about 92% of the people decide to call it quits?

Here are some tips that should help keep you going:

Take Baby steps: If fitness was on your list, schedule 2-3 days a week instead of committing seven days and work your way up

Choose one behavior to focus on and work on that.

Talk to your family and friends. Sharing your struggles and successes makes your journey a lot easier

Setbacks happen – Don’t beat yourself up if you slip up.  If you want that piece of brownie you’ve been craving, then go for it.  Get back up and keep going, that’s the important part. .

Ask for help! This can be one of the hardest things for us to do.  I know for myself, I like accountability.  Having a workout buddy cheering you on especially when you’re feeling iffy about it helps keep you on track.

Take it slow, these are certainly achievable!  You’ve got this!! .

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Reality of Being A Mom

Remember the days when you dreamt of being a mom?  You had an amazing wedding, married life is awesome and now you’re dreaming of kids. 
And then you have your first blessing, you decide to be a stay at home mom because your journey to become a mom wasn’t easy and you want to savor every last moment – no matter how hard it is.

We schedule play dates, we try and connect with other moms but it’s not always easy.  Finding your mom tribe can be very difficult at times and the life of a stay at home mom can be lonely.  You’re lucky you can find time to shower, you think you want to exercise but mentally you’re going through the to do list in your head and wonder which one you should tackle first and in the end nothing gets done.  You’re home all day with the baby, your only communication partner is your baby, you search for activities out of the house because you crave adult interaction.  When you do finally meet others you feel judged and very much an outsider because the click has formed.

We all know that being a stay at home parent isn’t easy.  It can be lonely, frustrating and exhausting.  Those on the other side think we are lucky to be able to do that but they really don’t know what it’s like.
Some people actually think that nothing will change when they have kids but change is going to happen and if you embrace it, you might just discover new things about yourself and when you have a team who supports you, together you can fly higher than you ever thought possible.

Can you relate to this?

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Christmas SPIRIT gift guide

It's time to get into the SPIRIT of Christmas!  We are big fans of horses.  As a little girl I've always wanted to ride and used to beg my parents for a horse.  It wasn't until I got older that I finally had my chance and I loved every minute of riding.  The bond you have with your horse is amazing. My daughter has acquired the same love so if your little ones love horses as much as my daughter does, then they’re going to love the Spirit Collection from Playmobil. They will make excellent Christmas gifts and your kids will not be disappointed!

My daughter and her friend had the opportunity to review one of the hottest toys and it was such a blast.  Funny, before we received our stuff we were at the store taking pictures for her Christmas list for Santa and she picked out a few Spirit ones.

Meet Lucky aka Fortuna Prescott – a gutsy, adventurous rider and the very proud owner of SPIRIT, a wild, gutsy, adventurous horse, no wonder they made an instant connection.  Lucky is new to the Frontier and while on the train she saw SPIRIT and fell in love with him. Today we got to chill for a bit in Lucky’s bedroom.  Lucky mentioned that she was getting a new bedroom set so we were excited to help her put her room together.

Pru and Chica Linda - As you’re galloping around the wild frontier you’ll meet beautiful prize winning Chica Linda and her owner Pru, a very competitive rider.  This dynamic duo is always ready to show off their competitive side.  After hanging out with Lucky and we stopped to see these two in action. We heard Chica Linda was getting a new stall so we were more than happy to help. 
Lucky and Spirit - Lucky has never trained to ride and SPIRIT is a wild horse never tamed by anyone but together these two have an unbreakable bond. Oh the adventurous these two go on!  SPIRIT will do anything for his girl Lucky.  They always have each other’s back.  Being a wild horse, SPIRIT has never had a stall of his own until now.  It takes some getting used to but we think he loves it. It was fun building a new home for SPIRIT.
Here's the video of the girls opening the package.

The girls had such an amazing time putting together the collection.  They played for hours and we've been watching SPIRIT non stop.  Even I will continue to watch it when my daughter has fallen asleep. It's such a great show.  Here are more pictures of the girls putting their collection together.

Even our Elf - Navidad, wanted in on the action and found a couple of horses to ride.  Christmas is in about 10 days so to make sure you have time to add the SPIRIT Collection under the tree here's where you can find them:

Horse Box – Pru and Chica Linda

Lucky’s Bedroom

Horse Box – Lucky and Spirit

SPIRIT: Riding Free from DreamWorks Animation is now streaming on Netflix. We've been watching it non stop, that's how awesome it is!

Disclaimer: (A special thank you to Allied Hispanic for sending I’m A Silly Mami the Spirit Collection free of charge to review.  I’m A Silly Mami Reviews follows all FTC guidelines. All opinions stated in our review are our own truthfully opinion and were not influenced by the sponsor or from getting the review product free of charge. We were in no way compensated for our review or opinion. I’m A Silly Mami Reviews only recommends products and services that we feel are a good fit for our readers.)

Monday, November 26, 2018

Birthday Blessings

Today I received a blessing. I’m thankful for another day, for another amazing birthday. Every day I’m thankful and grateful for what I’ve received – the good, the bad and the ugly
I learned a long time ago that life is too short. 11 years ago I realized that tomorrow is not promised so live your life today. I had an ectopic pregnancy and during my second IVF attempt I suffered a TIA – a Transient Ischemic Attack which is a mini stroke. While in the hospital they also found I had a PFO – Patent Foramen Ovale, a hole in the heart that didn’t close the way it should after birth. I never had any lasting effects from the stroke and for that I’m blessed and thankful. I knew the signs of a heart attack but not a stroke. I was considered healthy and used to work out all the time. Many times I used to wonder what my purpose was
After a long year of meeting with a great team of doctors to find out why I had the TIA they finally came up with a safe plan for another round of IVF. After a successful round and three years later, I finally had my miracle baby
When you look at my picture you will see a fighter, a stroke survivor, a Mami to a miracle baby, a single Mami like the phoenix rising from the flames as a winner, beating all life challenges and defeating hard times. The phoenix is a symbol of rebirth from the ashes of the past, and it also represents the victory of life over death. I’m here to help those who are struggling, who may not understand their struggles and their journey and to let them know there is light and we all have a purpose
I’m thankful for the journey I’ve been on, who the person I’ve become and what I’ve learned about myself. I know what my purpose is and my why! 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

90 Day Fitness Challenge and Gift Giving

Just in time for the festivities- y’all gonna love this!!
Our team is hosting the most EPIC AND FUN CHALLENGE EVER! 90 days people (it’s gonna be fun) 😁We will tackle 2 workout programs, learn how to fuel our bods with food - REAL FOOD 😋 AND we are giving away 21 GIFTS in DECEMBER!
I know we all want to finish this year at our best and KEEP GOING into the New Year🎉 and all the way through Valentine's Day❤️! I want you to have LESS STRESS for Christmas🎄, ROCK the (LBD) little black dress or that handsome suit for you guys for New Year's EVE 🔥and feel confident and sexy for your Valentine's day fun.💕
Here’s the deal ⬇️
👍🏻 3 Day Cleanse to have a clean slate and drop the bloat right after Turkey day. Don’t worry, you can still have ALL your favorites!
👍🏻 We are gonna CRUSH two workout programs together!
👍🏻 We have 21 days of GIFT GIVING for our group in December! 🎁 (Because WHO DOESN’T LOVE GIFTS?!)
👍🏻 A weekly menu & grocery list will be sent to your inbox each Friday if you are on HD!
👍🏻 Everyone who completes the 90 day challenge and shares their results in our private group will win a super cute Tank Top (or a manly t-shirt for the Dad Bods who are Ready to Rock the RAD BODS!) 💪🏻
👍🏻 Your own private cheering section in our accountability group where you are LOVED, EMPOWERED and INSPIRED to be the best you! You will NEVER do this alone!!
The best part is EVERYTHING - I MEAN EVERYTHING- is like super on sale for No Excuses November. 🤑🤑
JUST CALL ME OPRAH 👉🏼 "You get your sexy back! And YOU get your sexy back!”
We start the week after Thanksgiving!
No mom / dad jeans under the tree this year -- The best gift ever is feeling sexy, strong & confident in your skin! It’s about time you put YOU first again!! Tag a friend to join you!!
I only have a few spots left to fill today so raise yo 🙋🏻‍♀️ if you want the deets, because you don’t want to miss this one!
Come on y’all start being selfish and do something for yourself for once, you won’t regret it!!
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