The One Where Madison Rambles and Updates You on Life

Happy Friday everyone! I hope if you are experiencing cold weather right now you are doing your best to stay warm and are toughing through it. And if you are currently experiencing warm weather… eh, I don’t have anything nice to say to you. Except give us back the sun!! šŸ˜‰

Today is going to be a rather short post since I have a surprise for you.

I made a vlog!


After doing a Blogilates workout on my TV I was inspired to make my own video and give you a little update on what has been going on with me stomach-wise. I swear that I am not hyped up on anything in this post, despite what my wandering eyes and random tangents may lead you to believe…

A few thoughts about the video:

  • Sorry again for the horrible lighting and earthquake-like shaking that resulted from me holding the camera by hand for 15 minutes straight.
  • Oh ya, and sorry for the 15 minute length too. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- with strangers I’m a closed book, but if you can get me talking I’ll never stop!
  • The Blogilates workout that I did today was this one. And the one I did yesterday was a bit longer as a Whole Body Workout. I highly recommend either, and despite their fun titles, those are some serious workouts!
  • Yes, I was still in my pajamas when I recorded the video. Well, I actually took a shower and changed back into them to do the exercise video, so that’s a little better, right?
  • I realized why it was so dark in my living room AFTER I was finished recording– my mom closes the drapes at night to help with insulation and the temperature inside, and we had yet to open them for the day. *Head smack*
  • Of course I will let you know what I find out with the health tests with my new doctor.
  • These are the PaleOMG pancakes that I was talking about. I’ll share more about my adjustments in a future post.
  • While I didn’t take any medicine for my fever, I want to assure you that if my fever had gone any higher or hadn’t broke that day, I would have definitely taken some medicine to bring it down. Test or not, I’m not willing to risk my health for something like that.
  • I am feeling much better but still need a little recovery time. Hopefully by Monday when I return to school I’ll be back to normal.
  • Seriously, I AM excited to go back to school. Call me strange if you must šŸ˜‰
  • Obviously I am linking up this post to Amanda’s Thinking Out Loud because I literally thought out loud. Ha.

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Now, once again, happy Friday! I hope you all have a marvelous (warm) weekend and I’ll talk to you soon.


Questions for you:

  • Have you ever made a vlog?
  • Do you prefer video or word posts?
  • Has the cold spell passed where you live?
  • What are your plans for the weekend?

Accent Vlog

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for all of your amazing comments on my WIAW and Pumped for Pumpkin posts. I really appreciate them, which is why I try to take the time to respond to everyone! If I ever miss your comment, or it goes MIA, LET ME KNOW. WordPress doesn’t always do the greatest job with notifications, and sometimes perfectly harmless comments get sent to spam. None of you deserve to be in spam.

For today’s post I decided to do a vlog. If you guys don’t want to watch it, I totally will understand! I used to hate watching videos that bloggers made. I don’t know when, but somewhere along the line I changed my mind and now I love them! It is so neat to hear how everyone talks and reacts to things. You can’t really get to know someone all that well from just reading what they write.

Appropriately enough, my first video on Eating 4 Balance is going to be an Accent Vlog. Enjoy!

Things I noticed about my self when re-watching this vlog:

  1. I look away from the camera a lot. Plus, isn’t the part where I am frozen in the begging just SOOOO… flattering?
  2. “Like” is used in my vocabulary more than any other word.
  3. I ramble and get off track very easily. Seriously, frozen waffles? (<<<<For those of you who didn’t watch this video, now you realize that you are missing out on some quality stuff.)
  4. Laughing at your own jokes is totally not acceptable. It just makes you look bad.

And now, I challenge all of YOU to make a vlog. It doesn’t have to be long. Caitlin from HTP’s vlog was only 2:13. Seriously. How did she do that?

Here is the list of words:

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

And the list of questions:

1. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
2. What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
3. What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
4. What do you call gym shoes?
5. What do you say to address a group of people?
6. What do you call the kind of spider (or spider-like creature) that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
7. What do you call your grandparents?
8. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
9. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
10. What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

*Note: Make sure to include where you are from home as well.

Now….. go make some videos!


Also, don’t forget to be doing your planks! I did a 50 second plank yesterday for Tina’sĀ  challenge at Carrots N’ Cake!


Have you ever done the Accent Vlog? If not, make one right now and leave a link in the comments section! I am tagging all of y’all!

What words did I say weird? Do I sound like what you expected? Be honest and brutal. I can take it.

What words do you say funny?

EDITED TO ASK: Do you like watching vlogs? Why or why not?