Why I can’t talk about it…


So, all of you who know me, know I am a CRAZY celeb-gossip fan. I. LOVE.IT.  TMZ and all celeb trash mags rock my world.  BUT, there is one story that has been circulating lately that I just don’t want to talk about (yet I am blogging about it…I know).

Heidi Montag: Addicted to Plastic Surgery | Heidi Montag

Obviously this story has been “the buzz in” the Hollywood World, from People Magazine.  Heidi claims she is “trying to be the best me she can be” and that “she is not addicted to plastic surgery.”  I don’t even know what to say to this, other than…

This girl has some serious issues that go far beyond the realm of “celebrity gossip” or Hollywood standards.  It is very sad and I don’s see it as only spreading the wrong message to young girls, but as a cry for help from a young girl herself who has obviously gotten “off track” at some point in her life.  It is really a shame and I don’t even know what else to say.  Do you?  Please comment below.  For more on the story, go to www.people.com.


Download this song NOW!


Guys, I’m obsessed.  Sorry, Kris Allen, but there is a NEW feel good song in the Downes’ House… ONE DAY by Matisyahu.  I saw a commercial for the Winter Olympics when I saw Up in the Air and this was the theme song.  DOWNLOAD IT NOW!  Sooo good, soooo catchy and sooo touching!  Here are the lyrics…


One Day

Sometimes I lay under the moon
And I thank God I’m breathing
Then I pray don’t take me soon
Cause I am here for a reason

Sometimes in my tears I drown
But I never let it get me down
So when negativity surrounds
I know someday it’ll all turn around because

All my life I been waiting for
I been prayin for
For the people to say
That we don’t want to fight no more
They’ll be no more wars
And our children will play

One day

It’s not about win or lose cause we all lose when they feed on the souls of the innocent blood drenched pavement keep on moving though the waters stay raging and in this life you may lose your way, it might drive you crazy but don’t let it phase you no way

One day this all will change
Treat people the same
Stop with the violence down with the hate one day we’ll all be free and proud to be under the same sun singing songs of freedom like…

You can also get this gem featuring Akon, which is good too…
Matisyahu One Day featuring Akon
OK, what do you think?  Comments please!

Aqua Fit is a HIT!


OK, so I definitely wanted to put something not appropriate in the title- it woulda sounded cooler…aqua fit is the….Anyway, friends, AQUA FIT IS WHERE IT’S AT!  I tried it for the first time yesterday, and let me tell you, it is SOOOO UNDERRATED in the fitness world!  The water provides SO much resistance and the “sport” is low impact so it is great for injuries or people who are injury prone.  It is a great addition to ANY training and I HIGHLY reccommend it!  I will admit, my instructor, Alison at the Sporting Club was UNREAL.  She definitely made the class so great.  Check it out guys, seriously!  I am NOT kidding.  At first I thought it was going to be a joke.  I actually did my “cardio” before thinking I didn’t want to waste a workout day.   Well, waste I did NOT!  This workout was AMAZING!  We ran in the pool, kicked all over the place, did weight for our arms, football drills in the water and much much more!  I told Alison that I wish I had caught on to this prior to my wedding, as I felt the workout kicking all of those little “problem areas” like the armpit fat I was always complaining about in my strapless gown.  I am telling you, this Aqua Fit thing worked muscles I didn’t know I HAD!  We are talking inner and outter thighs here, people.  Anyway, it is definitely a great workout and can be tweaked or altered to your own fitness needs and wants (aka it can be as easy or hard as you wish)!  Do it.  Now.  LOL.  Seriously, if you are in the Philadelphia area and want to try out this new find of mine, I’d be HAPPY to have you join me for one of Alison’s Aqua Fit classes at the Club.  Just email me like always (jessdownes1@gmail.com).  I was SOOOO hungry after that workout (and I think the water does it too…I remember this from being a little kid and leaving the pool famished each time) that I did two things I hardly EVER do…

1.  Refuel at the gym (why waste money when I live so close)

2.  Drink G-2 (Gatorade is just not my thing)  BUT Grape is ok I discovered!  I could not WAIT to rip into the fruit-a-bu!



OK, that’s it for now!  Toodles!