All Of My Tomorrow’s

Today’s prompt from the Daily post: What keeps you awake at night?


All of my tomorrow’s keep me awake at night.  I like awake and wonder about things no matter how much I want sleep.  I toss and turn and turn again till I may as well remake the bed.  I’ve torn off all the covers with the crap inside my head.  You see, this is where I sleep but it is too where I dream.  It’s where I do all my major planning for all I wish and all I want.  Seem’s this time I need to figure a different way to use the time I’m supposed to sleep.  Sure, the time, I use wisely but I think I will set aside another time.  A time that I can dream awake and wish my dreams come true.  There’s one thing I no longer do.  I know longer think about you.


Top 10 Workout DVDs of the Year

A poll of 80 women were asked about the latest releases.

Here are the titles that will take you at-home routine to the next level.

  1. Best Total-Body Trimmer; Bob Harper Inside Out Method Pure Burn Super Strength You will need a pair of 3 to 10 pound dumbbells.  This “all business” head to toe workout shows another side of Harper, The Biggest Loser‘s good cop.
  2. Haute Yoga Hybrid: Denise Austin Hot Body Yoga. You will need a yoga mat, a pair of 2-5 pound dumbbells.  Austin has a “do what you can positive attitude,” testers say–perfect for newbies.
  3. Butt and Thigh Master: Barre Total Body Lift Workout. You will need  a 9-inch soft ball (included), a yoga mat, a chair a pair of 2 to 3 pound dumbbells (optional).  The combo of ballet barre work, yoga and Pilates uses “slow and controlled movements” to make your muscles feel it during and after.
  4. Boxing Champ. Aerobarre. You will need a pair of 1-pound dumbbells, a weighted body bar.  You’ll never be bored with this inspired mix of boxing and ballet from instructor Leila Fazel of New York City’s hip Aerospace gym.
  5. Top Trouble-Zone Tamer. Exhale Core Fusion Lean & Toned. You will need a yoga mat, a chair, a pair of 3-5 pound dumbbells.  Consider this DVD a compilation of the most requested spot toning:  The five segments are divided into upper body, thighs, core, butt and abs.
  6. Fab Ab Tightener. Jillian Michaels 6 Week Six-Pack. You will need a yoga mat, a 3 to 8 pound dumbbell.  Don’t be fooled by the title:  Your not cranking out sit ups here.  Michael’s, America’s favorite drill sergeant, makes sure “there isn’t an unused second” during either of the firm and burn circuits, between standing and on the floor exercises, cardio and toning.
  7. Best Dancefest. Dance With Julianne:  Just Dance! You will need nothing.  Instructor Julianne Hough of Dancing With the Stars fame has experience with newbies, and it shows.
  8. Maximum Flab Melter. Jeanette Jenkins Blast The Belly Fat. You will need a stability ball, a yoga mat, a pair of 3 to 5 pound dumbbells.  Testers vow to use this cardio and toning DVD “over and over.”
  9. Sizzling Circuit Workout. Amy Dixon Super Fit Bod! You will need an aerobic step, a pair of 5-pound dumbbells.  This isn’t your mother’s step class.  Celebrity instructor Amy Dixon, group fitness manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs in Santa Monica, California, keeps each of the si 4 to 10 minute mini sculpting sessions sweaty with high impact cardio, like jumping squats onto the step and high impact cardio, like jumping squats onto the step, and challenging sculptors, such as one-legged dead lifts with a lateral raise.
  10. Ultimate quickie Makeover. Personal Training With Jackie:  Xtreme Timesaver Training. You will need a pair of 3 to 5 pound dumbbells.  The star of Bravo’s reality show Thintervention With Jackie Warner shares her training secrets in this”well-rounded” heart pumping workout featuring back to back full body moves.


How To Recognize Signs of Emotional Abuse?

The unbalanced emotions you feel can take place so gradually that emotional abuse often goes unnoticed.  Unless you have been a victim of emotional abuse yourself, you will not recognize in your friends or loved ones relationships.   Psychological Abuse goes both ways.  A man may experience emotional abuse as can a female.

How do you know if you are being emotionally abused?

  1. Are you ridiculed for spending time with your family and friends?
  2. Continues to hurt you ESPECIALLY when your down?
  3. If your loved one seems full of energy when you are fighting but it exhausts you, you are a victim.
  4. Are you ridiculed and insulted then told you can’t take a joke?
  5. Does your loved one put on a friendly face?  Well liked by the outside world?
  6. Are your words twisted then used against you?
  7. Ridicules your beliefs, religion, race, heritage, or class?
  8. Criticizes, call you names, yell at you?
  9. Humiliates you in private and in public?
  10. Ever hit or pushed you even “accidentally?”
  11. Left you stranded?
  12. Abuse something you love:  A pet, your child, an object?
  13. Harass you about imagined affairs?
  14. Threatens to leave or throw you out?
  15. Try to control your decisions, money, the way your wear your hair, or makeup?
  16. Compliments you enough to keep you happy, yet criticizes you enough to keep you down?
  17. Questions your every move or motive, somehow questioning your competence?
  18. Makes you feel like you can’t win?  Damned if you do, damned if you don’t?
  19. Tries to convince you he/she is right and you are wrong?
  20. Incites you into a rage as proof you are to blame?
  21. Sex is demanded or expected regardless of how you feel?

Your situation is CRITICAL if you are always walking on eggshells, express your opinions less often, you feel vulnerable and insecure, trapped and powerless, your afraid of your partner, and has hit you one time.

Talk to someone you trust.  Talk to Clergy, call your local battered women’s shelter, educate yourself, and seek professional help.  Emotional Abuse often leads to battery.  DON’T LET IT ESCALATE!

Click Here for Domestic Violence Information (American Bar Association)