Saturday, February 01, 2014
Spark Activity Tracker is nicely motivating. makes me check in EVERY day to see my steps. Tracks me on treadmill, doing dishes, chores etc. LOVE IT! Makes a nice, motivating daily challenge with me & hubby :)
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Our Trackers arrived yesterday and despite mixed reviews that we read on Amazon, we had decided to try them out. So far so good :) we are optomistic about them. One main positive we see already besides working together on daily goals- is the fact that it has us checking into spark people more often to check up on how we are doing. I'm afraid of losing it, the clip seems light, though am also going to try it in my sock 1x on the treadmill, and another time on my shoe to see how it changes the steps counted. If it is the same in sock, may go to keeping it there as it is then easier to wear around the house in the morning and for cleaning. HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED how many steps do we take when doing dishes, laundry, horse chores etc. now I know! :)
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
3 Miles in today on my restart, working towards some fun runs with sweet hubby :)
Had to blanket our oldest mare tonight, getting mighty cold here. She'd been doing
pretty well, though just a bit too much windchill going on. Feels good to have a fresh start
to a new year. And especially having sweet dear hubby to work along with me, such a good, sweet man.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Have to say it again. Gluten free, caffeine free, calorie restriction and training & running a 5k did all make me feel healthier (except calorie restriction)... but no inches lost!
EVEN after the 5k! NOW, I have been gluten free for over 3 years, caffeine free since June, and have been working out all year.... nuthin'...as far as inches go..... weird, huh? BUT after a dr visit I started eating more in line with the Atkins type meals (not perfectly, because I love fruit and veggies) and the inches have consistantly been coming off and I don't feel deprived! In fact, I give myself a 'free day' once a week, but amazingly do not go crazy on that day, just feel free to not count the carbs. WHEW am I glad those inches finally started coming off !!! I was starting to feel like a freak of nature! AND, my hair started filling back in. Wooohoo! :) I have ALSO started to make it a point to baby me a little bit, and take stress seriously, not as some cliche'. One 'little' thing that has given me a boost in my mood & day is that I know the hour before dinner seems stressful to me, so now I have the kiddos busy themselves in their rooms at about 4:30 when I start cooking, I let one stay in the kitchen with me (there are 3) and tell her as long as she is busy coloring or etc she can stay but that mom needs some re energizing time.... I put on my really good headphones for running.... and I start cleaning the dishes and cooking with upbeat music blaring in my ears.... I cannot tell you the restful, stress lowering affect this one little change has had on my day!!!! I am no longer stressed out buy the time hubby comes home from work, dinner is ready kids are in a better mood from some alone time... and I am happier the rest of the night!!!!
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