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Free Exercise Videos!!!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010



Maybe many of you already know this but Hulu.com has free exercise videos. Some are short ten minute workouts while others are an hour long! They are 100% free and the site actually has a good selection. I highly suggest going there to see what it contains... (sorry, no Zumba, I eagerly looked).

Today it is again very hot and humid. I love hot weather! Unfortunately, the air is very dense and hard to breathe outside, so indoor activities are in order. This afternoon I was looking for something to wake me up and get me in the mood for some more exercise tonight, thankfully I remembered that Hulu had some videos that I had been wanting to check out. I tried the Yoga and Pilates mix video that was around 20 minutes, loved it! I had forgotten how much I loved yoga since I hadn't practiced it in a few months. Wow! Now I'm hooked again. www.hulu.com/watch/38653/yoga-and-pi
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Food today has been a challenge. It's the Dog Days of Summer, hence, I have a small appetite for anything really that is cold or warm. I again made my lovely breakfast mixture of fresh veggies (haha, minus a carrot this morning to ease my mind about the sodium content) and couldn't eat all of it. I had to actually make myself eat it this morning so that I had nourishment - never thought I would have to force myself to eat. haha Then I had a serving of homemade bread from the hubster. We aren't eating that much bread right now but we just got "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" and the hubster is hooked on baking bread. So, how can I stop that? I just double check to make sure everything is vegan and he bakes away. Lovely!

Now I'm waiting for my husband to come home so that we can get some more exercise in before a thunderstorm comes around our townhouse. Then, we are going to BBQ! Yay! Butternut squash (slice in half and throw on the grill) and then BBQ tofu. mmmmm

Husband's First Artisan Bread: 50 calories per slice!!! Yummy!!!

  
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SUGIRL06 8/13/2010 2:03PM

    Wow that bread looks awesome!!!!!
~Ang

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Carrots = Sodium

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Okay, so I have been calculating my nutritional counts per day for fiber, sodium and so on to assure that I am making the right choices for my health. I was shocked today when I saw that my sodium content was really high! I mean, really high! Granted, I did have miso paste this morning but...

Did you know that carrots had a good amount of sodium? And Kale? I was shocked to find out that natural ingredients also pack on the sodium mg to our diets. I thought I was doing good until my eyes were opened!!! emoticon Wow!

So, I'm spreading the news... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LITTLEFIREFLY 8/3/2010 9:10PM

  I never would have guessed carrots were high in sodium...good to know!

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SUGIRL06 8/3/2010 7:45PM

    Interesting! I didn't know that either!
~Ang

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Our Amazing, Balanced Bodies

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


This morning as I jumped on the scale, I noticed I had gained three pounds. This had amazed me and tormented me for at least one hour. Thankfully as I went on a walk with our Cavalier this morning, I started to think about what God had created when he created the human body. Isn't it amazing that our bodies will try to regulate the nutrients and weight, even when we are on a new path of exercise and eating healthier? Even though I have been working hard at eating all natural foods and keeping within my calorie count, my body took over and has regulated itself to a former "self".

At first I was saddened but now I'm thankful that our bodies are intelligent and self-sufficient enough to protect itself against potential harm. Although I would like these three pounds to go away forever, I'm thankful to know that in a time of need, my body will be able to protect itself. It proves that even if the world goes into a depression, I will survive.

Thus, I hope everyone will appreciate ones own body for its hard work to protect itself. emoticon

  
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WHITNEYFL 8/7/2010 6:56PM

    You have such a good attitude!! :) I'm going to come back to this when I feel bummed.

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SUGIRL06 8/3/2010 9:36AM

    Great way to look at it! Awesome!
~Ang

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NUTRON3 8/3/2010 8:57AM

    So true!

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World's Unhealthiest Diets throughout History

Monday, August 02, 2010

Amazing what people try just to lose weight.... Just goes to show that it has always been a problem...

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 8/2/2010 11:44PM

    There were sure some crazy "diets" in that article. I remember when I was younger one of the news anchors at a local tv station went on a crazy popcorn diet and ended up dying. A lot of the fad diets lead to malnutrition but people just don't think of it if they are losing weight!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 8/2/2010 8:34AM

    My wife had a cousin who was probably anorexic before they had a word for it. She went on a diet consisting exclusively of grapefruit and coffee. She successfully lost a whole lot of weight. Unfortunately, she also got her body so messed up she wasted away to nothing and died. In all things, intelligence.

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Getting into Exercise again...

Thursday, July 29, 2010



One of the hardest things for me is to get back into the exercise everyday. Since we moved for my husband's work, I have been torn into the work-at-home type for the time being before I find the perfect job in my area. Unfortunately this means that I stay at home and work about 12 hour days, it's nice to get the pay but really creates havoc when I have to get out and about again. I can definitely tell why some people create phobias about getting out the front door after being indoors. No, I don't have a phobia but I am lazier around the evening hours after a full day at work. It's something that I have to get over and just make myself do those workouts. Thankfully it's still summer and hopefully the weather encourages me to get out there and have some fun. I'm currently looking for some fun things to do for exercise... Any suggestions? We already run, walk, bike, lift weights and sometimes do boxing, yoga and Pilates.

  
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MAGNOLIA416 7/30/2010 10:39AM

    If you have enough floorspace maybe you can do exercise DVDs? Look for some at your public library.

I'd love to work from home at least one day a week! Cuts down on commuting time, plus no co-workers interrupting me and can eat at home. Enjoy it while you can!

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SUGIRL06 7/29/2010 7:27PM

    Rob and I play a lot of tennis together! It is an awesome fun time and we don't even realize its exercise! Oh, and we are terrible! Which means a lot of running after the ball. LoL!
~Ang

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RIVERUN 7/29/2010 5:03PM

    You can do it, one day at a time, one pound at a time.

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