The long and winding road to fitness, day 53

This was another very pleasant day.  I was able to get outside early and take a long walk, stopping to take a few pictures of the early morning sky as I walked along.

There’s just something about being out early enough to see a beautiful sunrise that makes the rest of your day better.

In addition to walking for about an hour, I also danced for 15 minutes this afternoon.  I haven’t done any strength training yet today, but I’m going to do a few lower body exercises before I go to bed.

My eating was pretty good today.  I did forget to eat lunch though…that doesn’t happen often.  I got involved in cleaning and then sat down to read for a few minutes.  When I realized my stomach was growling, I looked at the clock and saw that it was almost 4 o’clock… 

I got some house work done today, vacuumed the entire house, cleaned the living room carpet.  I’m afraid I’m going to have to replace my old steam carpet cleaner…it’s just not working like it should any more.  It’s just a small Bissell one, about the size of an upright vacuum cleaner and I’ve had it for over five years…I tried to kind of take it apart and see if there was anything I could see that might be causing problems…like I would know if something was out-of-place inside it, even if I did see it.  I have to admit, that is one thing I miss about not having a guy around the house, a mechanically inclined guy…one who can fix things for me.  Being an independent woman, I should be able to fix things myself, but I have no idea how to go about it…never had a dad around to teach me these things so…I usually end up just buying new…not very frugal of me, is it?

I know I said I was going to do something with my abundance of zucchini, but I didn’t..maybe tomorrow.  And I missed a call from a dear friend today.  I have a bad habit of not checking my messages…sorry, Margaret.  It would have been fun to get together with you and Hannah today.

I want to know what you do when something around the house needs fixing…are you one of those women who can roll up her sleeves and tackle repair jobs? 

Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew

Dark circles

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I bought this product recently and just had to share.   Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Roller, just so you know exactly what to look for if you decide to give it a try.  I’ve had dark circles under my eyes for, like, forever.  Yes, they’re worse when I don’t get enough sleep, but even getting adequate sleep doesn’t get rid of them completely.  I’ve tried all kinds of concealers, cover-ups, make up.  Some worked better than others.  Some I only used once or twice and ended up throwing them out (yes, this definitely does get expensive).  When I was at CVS the other day, I decided to look at this product that I’d been reading about in magazines.  I bought it and immediately tried it out when I got home.  I tried it on only one eye to better be able to judge the results.  Holy moly!  It was like the dark circles just disappeared. 

The applicator has a metal rolling ball that is cooling to the under eye area.  The product itself has caffeine gel (not sure what the gel part of caffeine is, but I like caffeine) and lemon essence.  It also has mineral pigments.  I’ve been wearing mineral make up for quite a few years now and really like the results I get with it.

I haven’t been this pleased with a skin care/make up product in quite some time.  What about you?   What’s your favorite skin care or make up product?  Oh, and in case you were wondering, that is NOT a picture of my eye~