Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Keep on Movin’ and Groovin’

Hey There! How’s it going?  I apologize for not posting a: My Road to RunDisney post last week. I’m currently in the process of moving so instead of being able to train, my days have been filled with boxes, tape, deliveries and pickups. And let me tell you, lately Tiger Balm has been my best friend. I don’t know if you’ve ever moved before, but it can get pretty crazy. At times, even overwhelming.  Sometimes, I felt like we were drowning in boxes. There came a point where it felt like we were running around in circles, so we took a much needed break. All of us found a box, sat down and pulled out our electronics. I put my headphones in and listened to my happy song (aka the small world area loop). I couldn’t hear very much of her conversation, but I could see mom was on the phone with one of her girlfriends. The loop happened to end at the time she said “ We just gotta keep movin’ and groovin’”. This hit me for two reasons 1) we actually were moving and I thought that was pretty funny. 2) the more we kept moving forward, the more things seemed to work out . Help seemed to come from all over. Friends we hadn’t seen in months came over to help us load boxes. My Mom’s friend she was on the phone with, came over to help us pack. Even the kindness of strangers helped us through. People who we didn’t even know helped us out tremendously (whether they knew it or not).

No matter what you are going through, I hope you are Encouraged to Keep Moving Forward no matter what is going on around you. Just take a deep breath, and Keep on Movin’ and Groovin’


When life gets you down know what you gotta do?

What helps you to keep movin’ and groovin’? A person a song? Let me know in the comments below.Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Friday 5Day: Five Disney Characters I Wish Were Real

There’s no doubt about it. Disney characters are the best. They never fail to bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart. I can watch them all day long…but have you ever wished they were real? (Maybe it’s just me lol) So here (in no particular order) are 5 Disney characters that I wish were real



A great companion who can ride like the wind? Who could ask for more?

Edna Mode


She gives great life and fashion advice…but don’t let her near paper towels



Magic Carpet rides anyone?

Huey, Duey, and Luie


We’d probably get into to a lot of mischief…with the Ducktales theme song playing in the background 😉

Peter Pan


Messing with Captain Hook, partying with Tiger Lily, Visits to Neverland *sigh* if only

Do you ever wish a Disney character were real? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Sneak Peek of Mickey and the Magical Map’s Theme Song

Summer is almost here! Time for lemonade, beautiful weather, and endless fun. But what I’m most excited for, is the new show coming to Disneyland’s Fantasyland Theatre! It’s called Mickey and the Magical Map . The show starts Mickey (of cousre) as he explores the four corners of the magical map meeting some old friends a long the way! Today, the folks over on The Disney Parks Blog shared a behind the scenes look at the scoring of the music for the show.  I think composers Adam Watts and Andy Dodd did an AMAZING job with the music, and Timothy Williams did an impecable job with  the orchestration. Take a look!

So magical! I can’t wait to see the show! Mickey and the Magical Map premieres on May 25th 2013.

What do you think of the score? Are you excited to see the show? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Wordy Wednesday: Keep Moving Forward

Sometimes the beauty of today can get lost in the darkness of  yesterday. Remember what you may be going through will become the past, because you are on your way to a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow. Just keep your dreams in your heart, Let go off the past and keep moving forward.

“I never look back darling it distracts from the now” Edna Mode (The Incredibles)


“There’s been trials and tribulations You know I’ve had my shareBut I’ve climbed the mountain,I’ve crossed the riverAnd I’m almost there, I’m almost there, I’m almost there!”- Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)

The Princess and the Frog

“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it” Rafiki (The Lion King)


“Giving up is for rookies” Phil ( Hercules)


“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”- Walt Disney


What quote helps you to keep moving forward? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂


Friday 5Day: Disney Dynamic Duos

Hey There! How’s it going? Do you have a friend that’s there for you through thick and through thin? That always beside you no matter when? You two together, makes better sense then when you two are apart. That one person that you hold close to your heart? 🙂  Here, are some of my favorite Dynamic Duos:

Mike and Sulley


Buzz and Woody


Timon and Pumbaa


 Statler and Waldorf


Luigi and Guido


Who are some of your favorite Disney Dynamic Duos? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Wordy Wednesday: Good Will Always Wins in the End

Hey there! How’s it going? This week’s Wordy Wednesday is going to be a little different.  I had honestly forgot to the Wordy Wednesday post I had been working on.  In light of Monday’s events I wasn’t planning on posting anything at all. Then I came across the quote from Walt Disney.

“Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards-the things we live by and teach our children-are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings” Walt Disney


“I get red, white, and blue at times.” Walt Disney

This quote has stuck with me. So, if you don’t mind, I would like to exchange my feelings with you.

It was a normal Tuesday morning. I stopped off at my favorite Starbucks and posted a post on My Road to RunDisney. I even tweeted about how I was excited to pick out my running outfit. All of that seems so silly now. It wasn’t long after tweeting that I heard the news about what happened at the Boston Marathon. My heart sank, broke, and was hurting all at the same time. I actually had to get off twitter because all the news was too much for me. I didn’t know what to say. All I could do was ask questions. How could someone do something so evil? Why was this happening? I personally don’t know anyone in Boston but I kept thinking of the families of everyone at the marathon. How scared they must have been. Then I got angry. I got angry at the fact that someone would do something so cruel.  I got angry because of the innocent people who were hurt.  I had to actually step away from social media because the more I read about what happen the more I would start to cry.


Once I logged back onto the Internet, I found stories of how people were reaching their hand out to Boston. I read stories on how the people of Boston had rallied together. I read how Boston community was opening their homes to anyone who needed water, or phone access. How people were going to Boston hospital’s to donate blood. As I kept reading, I saw how that act of uniting together has reached far beyond Boston. How America has come together and shown a united front against the act of violence. This has given me so much hope. To see that people from all over have come together for a common purpose to comfort and encourage those who are hurting and to stand against anything or anyone who has hurt others. Evildoers please take note form any Disney movie.  You may have hurt and you may have caused destruction, however, good always triumphs over evil and will win in the end.

Don’t Let Anything Break Your Stride

Hey there! How’s it going? I had a hard time writing this week’s Road to RunDisney post. To be honest, I had contemplated not even posting one at all. But, when you share your  journey with someone, you gotta share the good, along with the not so good right?

The beginning of this past week was such a weird for me. I felt like I was in an Eeyore sate of mind all the time and it was terrible. I don’t know why? Maybe it was the anxiety of me not wanting to let you guys down, not being where I want to be in my training schedule, or just my life out there in the “ Real World”.  During my workouts, things that I could normally do with no problem were hard for me.  I was getting really irritated with myself. Then on Thursday there was a situation between a young women when I was out with my mom. Long story short there was a situation that got me so mad I started to shaking uncontrollably. I had to excuse my self and go to the restroom.


Some days might feel like a rain cloud is overhead but the sun will always shine 🙂

Once I gathered myself I went back to my mom. By that time ,the situation had defused. When I was talking the day over with my mom I told her how I was feeling down. She stopped and looked me in the eye and said, “Don’t let anything break your stride.” I thought about it and she was right. Weather it’s a not so great work out or a not so great person; don’t let that distract you from your goal. Just take a minute, take a breath, and keep moving forward.


Like Dory says “Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming”

How do you shake off a bad day? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Friday 5Day: Annette Funicello

This week we lost a true Disney legend. Annette Funicello . She was such a classy lady and was nothing short of talented. Mrs. Funicello has captured the world over with her smile, beautiful voice, and her generous heart. So in tribute to her, Here, in no particular order,  are 5 of my favorite Annette Funcicello songs:

Strummin’ Song

I first heard this song in a Disney Hipsters volg and fell in love with it. This version of the song is my favorite. Her laugh at the end is so cute======

Better Be Ready

This song is so much fun to listen to 🙂

Lonely Guitar

Just her voice and a guitar. So beautiful

Just A Whisper Away

This movie is a staple of mine come the Hoilday season. This song is my favorite out of the movie. Thier voices sound amazing together

Pineapple princess

Last but certainly not least. Pinneaple Princess. Even though now it’s time to say goodbye. You will forever live on in our hearts

What’s your favorite Annette Funicello song? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Wordy Wednesday:Encouragement

Hey There How’s it going? Ever feel like things just aren’t going your way? For example, People judge you because of where you’re from and call you a “Street Rat?” You find out you’re really are just a toy that can’t fly? Maybe you were turned into random household items because your boss was rude? Hey, I get it. Life gets hard sometimes!  Whatever it is you may be going through, here are some words that I hope offer you some of encouragement 🙂

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin (Pooh’s Most Grand Adventure: The Search For Christopher Robin”)

CR 6

“You got the makings of greatness in you, but you got to take the helm and chart your own course. Stick to it, no matter the squalls! And when the time comes you get the chance to really test the cut of your sails, and show what you’re made of! “ Long John Sliver (Treasure Planet)


“The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up.” -Timothy Q Mouse (Dumbo)


“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare, and beautiful of all”- Fa Zhou (Mulan)


“When life gets you down know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming Just keep swimming swimming swimming What do we do we swim, swim…” Dory (Finding Nemo)


When you’re feeling down, what gives you encouragement? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

Go the Distance: My Road to Run Disney

Time to get moving

Hey There! If you follow me on twitter you might have noticed that I’ve become interested (more like obsessed) with RunDisney lately. My introduction to RunDisney was through Adam Rucker’s vlogs of his RunDisney experiences. I saw how much fun the races looked and made up my mind to run in a RunDisney marathon. Thinking about the training aspect, I figured strength training wouldn’t be too bad because I do yoga and Pilates on a (pretty) regular basis.  Plus, I’m not going into running completely cold turkey. I was on basketball and soccer teams growing up, and I used to jog for 30 minutes on the treadmill at the gym so I know I can do it. But the words “running” and “marathon” freaked me out

All of March, I continued to do my yoga like always but then the first of April rolled around. I decided it was time to get moving, I was going to go out for a run…But then I chickened out. I was going to start beating myself up about it, but then I realized, I don’t have to run to get moving. So I grabbed my iPod and did jumping jacks for 5 minutes. I wasn’t as easy as I thought. I had to really focus on my breathing.  I’m used to moving at a slower pace, so taking long deep breaths at this new pace was a bit of a challenge. Adjusting my breathing to a new pace took a little time, but once I got into a breathing rhythm it really wasn’t that bad. When the song ended (and I realized I didn’t die) I felt really proud of myself. I took a stretch day, then I wanted to kick things up a notch. I dusted off my family’s Hip Hop Abs DVD’s. Hip Hop Abs is a series of Hip-Hop dance inspired cardio workouts, led by Shawn T, that help target your core

Hip Hop Abs Hip,Bunsand thighs

When I first saw the DVD case, I laughed at his facial expression… I wasn’t laughing after I finished the workout

I picked the “Hip Buns and Thighs” workout because I figured I can get my 30 minuets of cardio in and work areas that needed to be strengthened. I pressed play and did the warm up and I was feeling pretty good. I danced my way through the first section of the DVD, no problem. Then we got to the middle. Oh Boy! Shawn T literally makes you hold a squat for 7 minutes!! I had to pause the DVD and catch my breath a couple times. We only had 5 more minutes left in the DVD and Shawn T said to grab your mat “Stretch time” I thought. Nope. Went into a deeper glute work out. All I can say was Oh my goodness! That work out was so intense (and doing this DVD 20 minutes after dinner probably wasn’t the best idea either).  As I was feeling like I wanted to stop, I decided it might help to distract myself with visions of the RunDisney race. I thought about going to the parks with a medal on, what Disney Character I would dress up as, what it would be like to run through the castle. Funny enough, I was able to keep going. Just as I was envisioning myself running across the finish line I heard something along the lines of “Okay you’re done, time to stretch” I’ve never been so happy for a stretch in my entire life! As I went to get some water, I realized two things. 1: I probably looked like a dork trying to dance, and 2: I’m stronger than I think. Sure, I had to stop and take a breather a couple times, but I finished. Heck, I made the decision to put in the DVD instead of leaving it on the shelf. I took the first step, even if it was a baby step, in the direction of my goal


It’s not about how you start, It’s how you finish

Now any fear I’ve had of the words “running” and “marathon” are starting to fade away. I figured out my road to RunDisney is all about the baby steps. Taking a small step toward my goals each day, till one day I look up and I’m there. It’s time for me to drop my inhibitions, and get moving.

Have you ran in a RunDisney event? Have any pointers? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you real soon 🙂

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