Volunteering always makes you feel good

We were at the beach for our timeshare board meeting, so I got to spend some time walking the beach.

I started talking to a couple of gentlemen, and asked them where they were staying.  It was another timeshare.  I mentioned that both my husband, and I are board members on ours.  They asked me ‘Why would you want to volunteer to be on the board, to listen to all the complaints?

I said that we must be very lucky with our one, because it is like a family, and that it doesn’t seem like work for us.  Just pleasure.  I thought to myself that their board can’t be doing a good job if that is what the owners think of them.

Hubby was Vice President at our H.O.A., where we live for 10 years, Treasurer of the local Mason’s chapter for many years, has done most of the offices at the F.O.E. in our area, and been on the timeshare one for several years.  He has been President for the past 5 years or so.

I volunteered at local A.L.F.’s playing the keyboard, organ, piano, and singing for them.  Also at the F.O.E., and this is my 3rd year on the timeshare board.

Love being able to give back now that we are retired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Treasure Island beach.

I have really enjoyed our short stay at the beach.  If you are not aware of Treasure Island beach, it is between Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, on the west coast of Florida.

Both my husband and I are on the board of our timeshare, and had a meeting this morning.  I have been enjoying walking the beach, stretching, and doing some exercise while here.  I also love to walk in the water’s edge.

I got to wear a new bikini, that looks and feels really comfortable.  My husband took a couple of photos, of me, so wanted to share them with you.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079HVPX2C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Wellvo Sexy Women’s Cute Push Up Padded Bikini Set With Underwire Bandeau.

If you check my blog you will see a number of bikinis I have modeled.  When the Wellvo Push Up Padded Bikini arrived, I couldn’t wait to try it on.  Up until 5 years ago I wore swimsuits, but since boxing/kick boxing, lifting weights, Zumba, and circuit training, I love showing my body off in a bikini.

I really love this new one, and can’t wait to wear it next month, when I am at the beach.  Living in Florida, I get to wear them more that most people.

As my husband has taken photos of me modeling it, and I did a video showing the product, the quality, and giving you my take on it, I am sharing some information from the Amazon webpage:

PROFESSIONAL SWIMSUIT FABRIC – This two piece swimsuit is made of 82% polyamid and 18% elasthan, the stretch is excellent, quick-dry and lightweight, have the swimwear essential features. Our fabric feels so soft and smooth against your skin, and you won’t believe its incredible price. It features an enhanced elastic, lets you feel comfortable and no bondage, also it can greatly reduce the drag in the water
U – SHAPED FOAM MOLDED CUPS WITH  A SOFT UNDERWIRE – Ergonomic design, fits the body curve, this bikini top could help you push up your breasts and small size breasts could look much bigger. U- shape raised part of the cup eliminates your chest from sagging, super push up. Soft underwire, great elastic, holds up well and stable for the whole time you are wearing it. Soft foam pads. Comfortable and beautiful, show your charming curves ‘

I did receive my bikini for free, and as you can see by my video, and photos, it is perfect, and exactly what I wanted.  If you would like to buy it, use the 20% off coupon next to the price on Amazon. Here is the link:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079HL46QS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

ACRAFT Wall Tapestry Moon and Stars Blue Turquoise Décor Ocean Sea Wall Hanging Tapestries for Bedroom Yoga Beach (Shining Clean)

I have always loved the beach, and ocean, and am always taking photos of sunsets, however the moon can be just as beautiful.  This is why I am so happy with the ACRAFT Wall Tapestry Moon and Stars Blue Turquoise Décor Ocean

 Sea Wall Hanging Tapestry.

The name of it is Shining Clean, and there is also Serenity.  They are both stunning, and you can check the other one out at the Amazon link below.

Initially I laid it out on my floor to get the full effect.  The colors are so authentic, and the sea just sparkles, like it does when you are there.  As soon as my husband saw it, he loved the design too.

A little from the Amazon website:

These Tapestries are completely screen printed in a traditional Indian method. This tapestry is printed on 100% pure cotton fabric, not quilted or woven. They are thin as sheet. Good, tight power loom construction. Each tapestry has its unique imperfections. In some cases what printers would call registration errors are intentionally included on the screen print to simulate hand woodblock prints.
It has many functions, besides tapestry, it can be used as picnic blanket, table cloth, girl’s shawl, Yoga mat, bed cover, curtain or any other décor purposes and practical use.
The size is 57 X 57 Inches.’

I haven’t decided yet whether this is going on a wall in my bedroom, or whether I am going to use it as a bedspread.  I kind of like the idea of seeing it on my bed, so I think that is where it will end up.

I did receive this tapestry for free, and am hoping that from my photos, you can see how gorgeous it is.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0798X24X4/?coliid=I3126K1P0HXM14&colid=2GK6GTA92TUPK&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

ACRAFT Christmas Decoration Handmade Lantern String Lights for Patio Rustic Metal Cage with Industrial Style Black Pendant Lighting for Tree Branches Outdoor Garden 10 Bulbs 7.1ft

ACRAFT Gift Turquoise Teal Blue Boys String Lights for Teen Bedroom Battery Operated 10Led 7.1ft Cotton Balls Lights with White Wire for Tee Pee

beautyin Women’s Halter Bikini Set Strappy Padded 2 Piece Bikini Bathing Suit

When it comes to swimwear, I look for quality, and that’s what I found in the beautyin Women’s Halter Bikini Set. 

I read about it before getting it, and liked that it is fully lined.  There is nothing worse than being at the beach, and having a skimpy bikini, that you can see through.  This one is really well made, and with double thickness, makes me feel very comfortable wearing it.  It also has removable padding in the top, which means that when it is in, no one can see the shape of your nipples.

The material is 82% Nylon, 18% Spandex, and Lining 100% polyester.  The top that I think looks like a spider’s web, has black pieces of material that go up to the band around the neck. It is secured with a tie, at the neck, and back.

The bikini bottom is a perfect fit, and covers everything I need it to cover, but also is very sexy.  It has ties at each side, so you can make it higher, or lower as needed.

I will be at the beach next week, and if the temperature is hot enough, I plan on wearing it.

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ith all my swimwear, I will wash it in cold water, and allow it to dry naturally.

I did receive this product for free, and really love it.  Thank you, https://www.instagram.com/_beautyin__/ for allowing me to test it for you.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078T6HHPD/ref=cfb_at_prodpg

 

Merry Christmas from Treasure Island Beach.

We are having an amazing time.  Last night the candlelit service at St. Alban’s chuch.

This morning sitting on the balcony, and walking to John’s Pass,

in the water’s edge.

Cooking a traditional English dinner in our apartment, and yes it can be done.

Serving up right now.

Merry Christmas to everyone, and if you do not celebrate, than Happy Holidays to you.

 

Hidetex Fast Drying Microfiber Towel Pack with Easy Taking Packaging Bag – Suitable for Camping, Gym, Beach, Swimming, Backpacking with 2 Pack

I have a couple of small towels in my gym bag.  I use them when I am boxing, and/or lifting weights, and then throw them back in my bag.  I often forget to wash them when I get home.  This is why I so wanted the Hidetex Fast Drying Microfiber Towel that is ‘antibacterial, helping to inhibit odor and germs, so you don’t have to worry about mold, mildew, or that horrible gym-towel stink.’

This has to be the most perfect gift for me, and all my gym bud

dies.  The large one is huge 63″ X 31.5″, and the small one 15.7″ X 15.7″, which is perfect for my Zumba class.

They are made of  high quality premium microfiber, are nice and soft, as well as being absorbent.  Wash them first, and then they are ready to use.  They dry really quickly, and fold up to be really small.  They go in the material/mesh bag, with the lock similar to the shoe lace ones.  It is extremely lightweight, which is great when I am taking my boxing gloves, and other gear with me.

They also have ‘PRESS BUTTON STRAP – that can be used for drying and hanging on every branch or rod, perfect as a camping and bath towel, including a practical carrier bag for easy carrying and storage.’

I am loving mine, and if you have a family member, friend, colleague, that is into outdoors, or sport, this would be a perfect gift for them.

I did receive mine for free, and am writing an honest review after testing it out.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0768R1JPK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Milestone day. This is my 700th post on WordPress.

20171101_151502_1The number is nothing compared to the amount of posts I wrote on Epinions, Associated Content, Bubblews, and Amazon, but a nice rounded number.

When I think of the 25 years I have been a freelance writer it is quite frightening.  The best thing is all the friends I made, and I am still in contact with many of them.  Some it has been 20 years of enjoying each other’s work.

Although most of my post are reviews, I also like to write about health, fitness, and the beach.  Right now I am a Sponsored Athlete, and I am happy to wear the brand.  You can see the photos of my clothes.  Knowing that my working out inspires others is something that I am really proud of.

The good thing is that I look forward to the gym each day, and my trainer pushes me, but I push myself even more.  Age isn’t a factor in my mind, it is just a number.

This video is from at least 6 to 9 months ago.

 

I would love comments from my followers as to what part of my writing they enjoy, and I will try and incorporate more of it into my posts.

Thanks so much for following me.

 

https://www.richardjamesahern.com/store.html

https://www.facebook.com/ryan.k.competitor?ref=br_rs  My personal trainer for boxing, and any kind of fitness and nutrition.

 

 

Holiday/Vacation time depending on where you live.

It is that time of the year when we have our timeshares, and spend time at the beach.  This year friends bought this week, so they are here too.  We are enjoying the company, and showing them the area.

They found a great place yesterday, and we took them to one of our favorite restaurants today.  The food was great, and we have enough for tonight as well.

We will shortly be walking the beach, and watching the sunset.

So if there are days when I miss writing a review this week, I hope you understand.

Fitness Answered Training Products Resistance Bands _ 23 Piece Fitness Band Set _ 7 SNAP PROOF Stackable Workout Kit

I have several sets of resistance bands, but am really loving the Fitness Answered Training 23 piece band set.  They are snap proof, and also stackable.

First off they are so colorful. You get vivid red, green, orange, yellow, black, blue, and pink.

Kit Includes:
 5  lb Band              4) Carabiners
10 lb Band              4) Workout Anywhere Anchor Straps
15 lb Band              1) Door Mount Anchor
20 lb Band              1) Pair Of Green Handle Attachments
25 lb Band              1) Pair Of Orange Handle Attachments
30 lb Band              1) Pair Ankle Attachment
35 lb Band              1) Mesh Carrying Bag

The scrunchy tubing allows for total safely with these bands.  As bands get older they can snap, and injure you.  At the end of each one they have the the weight in lbs. and KG.

If you are new to using them, start light, and gradually increase the weight.  Remember on some exercises you are doubling up the bands, and also the weight.

These can be used at home, or outside, as they have the anchor straps and carabiners.  I love that there are 2 sets of handles, as both my husband and I can workout together.  I haven’t found another set that doubles up for you.

We have had fun trying them out, and I love the door mount anchor, which means I can use them on vacation.  Yes, I walk in the water’s edge

for hours at the beach, but still need to tone my arms, and strengthen my muscles.

These are a fantastic whole workout experience product, and I can highly recommend them.  I am sharing their video from YouTube so that you can see how they all work.  It runs for around 13 minutes, and really helps to get to know the equipment.

I did receive mine for free, and have really tested them, so that I could be totally honest with you.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0147RX0NU/ref=cfb_at_prodpg