Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Oh, that is the dreaded question at the end of the day in our home. We never seem to plan ahead and then have to make a decision after work, which ends up leading to the same few meals, over and over.
I'm looking for some fresh, quick, and easy healthy ideas to add to our dinner rotation.
What is your top healthy dinner that your family really enjoys?
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." ~ Benjamin Franklin
For better or worse, so much of my focus during this journey is external. What is the number on the scale? What size jeans can I wear? How do I look wearing them? But tonight I caught a glimpse of the change that is happening inside.
I am currently away from home, traveling for work. After checking into my hotel tonight, instead of collapsing on the bed in front of the TV (exactly what the "old" me would have done), I immediately went out for a walk with no particular destination in mind.
I ended up walking to the grocery store to buy some salad and fruit for dinner, and then headed back to the hotel. Although only 25 minutes round trip, it was terrific having that "ME" time and getting some exercise to help destress after a long day.
It's such a little thing, but this is the sort of change that really matters.
Good night, Sparklers.
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Over the summer, I really got into running. I completed the "5K Your Way Rookie Running" program and ran my first (and second) 5K. Sadly, after the new school year started, I sorta fizzled out. Bleh...
Then last Sunday I ran my third 5K race. Although I had done no preparation at all, I still beat my prior time by 51 seconds. But that spurred me back into action. I started going back to the gym and running on the treadmill again. I have my fourth 5K on Thanksgiving morning, and I really want to get my time under 40 minutes.
And this morning I was happy, happy, happy! Because, after a 10-minute warm-up walk, I ran for 30 minutes non-stop. Yep, I'm back, baby!
Run, Jenna, Run!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Weigh-in day was, eh...disappointing. Since the last one two weeks ago, no loss at all.
But my measurements tell a DIFFERENT story. I have lost two inches in my waist and another inch in my hips in a month. Now that is GOOD news!
Here is my new progress pic (note I'm wearing my t-shirt from my latest 5K run):
The lousy scale is not the boss of me, so I'm not going to allow it to get me down. Nope, I'm going to keep on Sparking!
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