How I Get Fit When I’m Injured

It’s that time of the year again, where just about everyone is watching their calories and getting fit with some type of exercise.  I did pretty good this past holiday season, and didn’t gain any of those dreadful holiday pounds, but I too have a few pounds to lose to get ready for the spring & summer season.  I have always gone up and down in my weight over the years, see below, and for the past several years I’ve been dealing with some pretty serious injuries such as, a foot fracture, neuroma, and plantar fasciitis.  Ouchy!  So, I thought that I would share in some ways on how I get fit, even though I’m injured, because no matter what my size is, it’s important to stay positive and keep on moving!



Skinny Me



Skinny Me


Curvy Me



Curvy Me


Recumbent Bike



Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bike



My preferred exercise choice is to go for a long walk or pop in a Zumba DVD, but when I’m injured I hop on my Exerpeutic 400XL Folding Recumbent Bikewatch my favorite show, and peddle away.  I have had this particular bike for several years now, and it still rides like the wind, it’s as sturdy as can be, and a super price at around $150.



Chair Gym Total Body Workout



Chair Gym Total Body Workout


Ok….I’m going to be honest and tell you that I resisted getting this Chair Gym for quite some time, probably because I thought it was made for the senior citizen population only.  BOY was I wrong, this exercise chair kicks my butt, and I mean that literally.  It has three different levels of band resistance, which are easy to do, but seriously challenges my muscles.  It is light weight, has rollers on the bottom, and folds up for easy storage. $148


 Chair Gym Twister Seat


Chair Gym Twister Seat


I also bought the additional Chair Gym twister seat to tone my tummy, and because it’s just fun to do the twist again without all that pain. $40

I hope that these exercise tools give you a little hope if your trying to get into shape yourself, even though you have injuries.  I know how hard it is to be in pain and try to maintain your health, but I say that something is better than nothing, and there really is ways to keep moving and grooving.



 Just so ya know, that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course. Thank you for your support!   :-)



Making Good – Repair Upholstery Holes

Upholstery Repair



I have been learning and having a blast at the different repair stops on the Making Good Blog Train, and I am thrilled to share a skill that I learned from my Dad as a teen: repairing upholstery holes in furniture, cars, and carpets!  Trust me, knowing how to do this type of repair has saved me a ton of money through the years, especially when you have kids, animals, family, or friends who can be a little clumsy at times.  It’s been a super, quick, fix, solution in repairing tiny stains that I couldn’t remove, kitty scratches on the couch, or glue/burn holes, which has given me some time valuable time until I could buy something new. 🙂


Check out my video tutorial below with tips & tricks on repairing a panel on a sectional couch below:




I hope you enjoyed my video, and as you can see, with a little practice anyone can repair their own upholstery & carpet holes.  In fact, I have bought some fabulous pieces of furniture at thrift stores and garage sales because of this little repair trick, and of course I have to mention that’s it’s been a super way to save.  Here is the link to the Permatex Fabric Repair Kit available at Amazon.  🙂  


And don’t forget to continue your ride along on the Making Good Blog Train and see what cool repair project Carrie shares at tomorrow!  Carrie, is a curly-haired mama who enjoys sharing DIY, crafting, beauty & fashion tips!  


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Awesome Agatha from Green Issues by Agy is taking her Fix It Friday around the globe! On May 1, the Making Good blog train will pull out of Singapore and document the possessions that other bloggers have fixed. We will show you how we mended them, and more importantly how we felt! Join us on our repair journey, and come back to Agy’s blog every Friday to see the top pics of the week!


1 May – Agatha Fixing a jug
2 May – Lisa     Patching jeans
3 May –  Millie   Patching a skirt
4 May – Stella   Fixing a bag strap
5 May  Adeline  Mending jewelry 
6 May – Audrey  Fixing a sandal
7 May – Yaney  Fixing innersoles of shoes
8 May – Christine Patching jeans with embroidery
9 May – Karen Fixing slippers
14 May – Carrie 
15 May – Deborah
17 May – Cassandra 
18 May  Taking a Break!
19 May –  Maegan 
20 May – Judith
23 May – Julia 
24 May – Amanda
25 May – Diane
26 May – Emily,
27 May – Emmy  
28 May –  Vanessa 
29 May – Jean Chua
Just so ya know that the above link for Permatex is my affiliate link, so I may get a small commission if you decide to buy and repair some of your own upholstery or carpet holes.  🙂




Zapping My Microwave Clean With Zep!

Oh….how I dread to clean my microwave!  It’s just a yuckie job that seems to take several times to get clean, fresh, and ready to go.  So, I jumped at the chance to try Zep’s Microwave Miracle Foam Cleaner, and since I am a fan of their products, I was hoping that this would zap my microwave clean and with ease.

(I was sent a free sample of Zep Microwave Miracle Foaming Cleaner to try, and then review from Crowdtap.  All of the expressed opinions are my own)

Check out my video review below:




So, if you would like to give Zep a try for yourself, head over to their website and see where you can buy some of this miracle cleaner for yourself.  

Here are some social media links for even more info:

Zep Twitter

Zep Facebook

Zep YouTube

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