“Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.” ~ Bo Bennett
I truly think a positive attitude is half the battle in weight loss. First, we need to believe that we can be successful; then, we need to believe that we DESERVE to be successful! We need to find our own personal “how” to reach our success and to keep trying until we do find it. Sheila
Welcome Marie! I'm new here myself; my name is Cathy. I too struggle finding the right balance for exercise. I joined a Curves facility in July, and I started going three times a week. It took about a month before I got over being "worthless for the rest of the day." Then I started looking forward to going, and before long I noticed that if I missed a visit for some reason, I would start to stiffen up and feel bad again. After getting comfortable with my three days a week at Curves, I added an Arthritis Aquatics class (gentle water aerobics) on Tues & Thurs. It is great -- but again, it took a while to not be totally exhausted afterward. If anyone would have told me six months ago that I would be doing 30 minutes of exercise -- of any kind -- five days a week, I would have thought they were nuts! Just keep on trying and you will find your "happy medium." Good luck to you!
I made this for friends who came to lunch the other day and will definitely make it again - easy, healthy, and yummy! Sheila Low Calorie Baked Apple Crisp Recipe Prep Time: 15 min; Cook Time: 30 min Ingredients: 4 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced ~1 tbsp granulated sugar ~ 2 tsp lemon juice ~ 3/4 cup rolled oats ~ 1/4 cup flour ~ 2 tbsp melted butter ~ 1 tsp ground cinnamon ~ 1/4 tsp salt ~ 1 cup fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F. ~ Place the apples evenly in the bottom of a 11x7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. ~ To complete the crisp, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (except frozen yogurt) and stir until the mixture resembles of course meal. Top the apples evenly with the oat mixture. ~ Bake the crisp at 350°F for 30 minutes. ~ Top each apple crisp serving with 2 tablespoons of frozen vanilla yogurt. Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 105.7g ~ Calories 139 ~ Calories from Fat 32 ~ Total Fat 3.5g ~ Saturated Fat 1.9g ~ Trans Fat 0.0g ~ Cholesterol 8mg ~ Sodium 114mg ~ Total Carbohydrates 25.6g ~ Dietary Fiber 3.0g ~ Sugars 12.6g ~ Protein 2.4g