Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gettin' Fit... with Farmville!!

Yup, I said it. That's right. Gettin' fit with Farmville. =]  First off, let me explain one thing; I am not the die-hard Farmville-ian. If I have some spare time, & feel like playing a game, FV is one of my three 'go-to' games. (..just so you're not thinking I'm a daily-obsessive-FV-freak.) So, being a Personal Trainer, I'm always looking for new opportunities to sneak in some fitness, which brings me to Farmville...

Yes, I have designed the simple, sweat-free, break-through workout that will change your life! No, I'm kidding. (don't ever fall for that, BTW!) I did, however, make a mini-routine that I run through anytime I do anything with FV. That includes; logging on, & accepting or sending gifts. And, if for whatever reason (long, boring day) I happen to log in twice in one day? Mini-routine reps are doubled. Here it is, my FV mini-routine:

Pushups: Until muscles completely fatigued (That determines your # of reps to shoot for in each exercise)
Lunges/Wall Squats: Until muscles completely fatigued
Crunches: Until muscles completely fatigued
Bicep Curls: Until muscles completely fatigued

..And that's it. Simple as that. Takes all of 4-5 minutes. Feel each move, from start to finish. Full movements & good form will give you the best results & prevent injuries.. which will lay you up, and you'll play MORE FV lol! Maybe it sounds silly, but you can do this with any game, or activity. (Status update workout, anyone??) Just have fun with it!     (..and be my neighbor in FV lol!!)

<3 Nikki Rosina

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chuck Norris Fun

..some more random Chuck Norris facts:

I shot the sheriff...Chuck Norris shot the Deputy.

Chuck Norris is so tough he went skydiving without a parachute twice

Chuck Norris CAN in fact "raise the roof". And he can do it with one hand.

Chuck Norris can do a wheelie on a unicycle

There are now five cup sizes at Starbucks: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti, and Chuck Norris.

When Chuck Norris peals an onion, he doesn't cry. The onion does.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Who would have thought you'd miss the 80's and 90's so much.

Who would have thought you'd miss the 80's and 90's so much.

Scrapes & bruises were kissed & made better.It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the 'big people' rides at the fair.When playing Nintendo was the hardest thing ever.When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.When Lisa Frank was the raddest thing ever.When a candy bar at the grocery store was the highlight of your day.When coupons collected all year could get you a prize in your class auction.When the only thing you cried over was your mom being late to pick you up.When stress was addition and subtraction.When friendships were as complicated as who's house to sleep over.When shaving cream was just meant for play.When a first kiss only lead to cooties.When Valentines Day meant cards for all.When birthdays were a class event.When a friend moving away was the saddest day of your life.

Before Facebook and Myspace.Before the internet & text messaging.Before Sidekicks & iPods.Before MIKE JONESSSBefore PlayStation2 or X-BOX....Before the 5 hours of homework you put off every night.WHEN LIGHT UP SNEAKERS WERE KOOLWhen you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.Way back.....Tag.Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk.Red Light, Green Light.Heads Up 7 Up.Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on.skip it.Chinese Jump ropeHopscotch.Slip-n-Slides.Tree Houses.Hula Hoops.Reading R.L. Stine's Goose Bumps.The annoying Nano Pets & Furbies.Running through the sprinklers.Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King.Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car.Getting the privelage to sit in the front seat of the car.Drinking Sqeeze It "Squeeze The Fun Out Of It."But wait....Watching Saturday Morning Cartoons in your PJ's stillwrapped up in your Garfield comforter.Hey Arnold, Doug, Rugrats.The original Power RangersOr what about....The Secret Life of Alex Mac.The GnomesGummi BearsRen & Stimpy.Double Dare.Rocko's Modern Life.AAAHH!! REAL MONSTERS.Wild & Crazy Kids.Clarissa Explains it All.Salute Your Shorts.Are You Afraid of the Dark?The original cast members of All That.Kenan & Kel.The Magic School Bus.Flash Forward.Pete and Pete.Legends of the Hidden Temple.Hey Dude.Dinosaurs.Pinky and the Brain.Blossom.Hangin' With Mr. Copper.Wishbone.Bill-Nye the Science Guy.Kablamm.Who could forget Snick? & Nick @ Nite with Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, The Facts of Life, & I Love Lucy.Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching TheWonder Years.Or Nick Jr. with Face.Gulah-Gulah Island.Little Bear.Under the Umbrella Tree.Eureka's Castle.The Busy World of Richard Scary.The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.Kool-Aid was the drink of choice.Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school.Class field trips.When Christmas was the most exciting time of year.When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle.When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday.When Toys 'R' Us overuled the mall.Go back to the time when.....Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'.Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming 'do over!''Race issue' ment arguing about who ran the fastest.Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in 'Monopoly'.It wasn't odd to have two or three 'best' friends.Being old referred to anyone over 20.A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery. Who would have thought you'd miss the 80's and 90's so much.

Nikkis Sloppy Does Recipes

This is the time of year when we get all kinds of vension in our fridges & freezers! I'm always looking for new vension recipes, and here's one that I've perfected! =]

Nikki's Sloppy Does
1 lb ground venison
1 med. onion, sliced
1 bottle hickory-smoke flavored BBQ sauce
1 tsp. worchestershire sauce
1/2 c. finely diced green pepper
Burger Buns
Sliced onion

Brown (DO NOT OVERCOOK!) venison with onion. Add BBQ sauce, Worch. sauce and green pepper and heat until boiling. Spoon onto buns & serve with cold beer!  (LOW-FAT meal in less than 15 minutes!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Nikkis Grilled Venison BackStraps


2 pounds venison backstrap (tenderloin), cut into 2 inch chunks
1 quart apple cider
1 1/2 pounds thick sliced bacon
2 (12 ounce) bottles barbecue sauce, your choice

Place chunks of venison into a shallow baking dish, and pour enough apple cider in to cover them. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove, and pat dry. Discard apple cider, and return venison to the dish. Pour barbeque sauce over the chunks, cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 3 more hours.

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Charcoal is best, but if you must, use gas. Remove meat from the refrigerator, and let stand for 30 minutes, or until no longer chilled. Wrap each chunk of venison in a slice of bacon, and secure with toothpicks.

Brush the grill grate with olive oil when hot, and place venison pieces on the grill so they are not touching. The bacon will kick up some flames, so be ready. Grill, turning occasionally, until the bacon becomes slightly burnt, 15 to 20 minutes. The slower, the better. Enjoy! I like mine with a little horseradish.

Nikkis Skinny Ranch Recipe

The ranch addict like me will appreciate this recipe! I'm very picky about my ranch - If it's not Hidden Valley, forget it. But this is amazingly good!!

Nikkis Skinny Ranch
1 c. fat-free sour cream
1/4 c. buttermilk (non-fat)
1/4 fat-free mayo (not Miracle Whip!)
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder (not salt)
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp of each; Minced scallions, Chopped parsley, salt & pepper.

Whisk together in a bowl. I funnel mine into a kitchen squirt bottle (like a ketchup-style) and it's easy to use. Enjoy!!