Thursday, April 17, 2014
Am going to a gathering with 15-20 women or more tomorrow for a game night, with everybody bringing snacks & treats at 7pm. At first I wasn't going to have dinner & was going to 'wing it' by having maybe some cheese & crackers, a little dessert, fruits & veggies.........
We ALL know how those 'little bits' always turn into more, so I made a decision: I'm going to eat a filling dinner before I go: maple salmon (a spark recipe, altho' that's just what I call it), 1/2 cup of brown rice & 2 cups of broccoli. THEN at the gathering I plan to have a cup of tea & have fun chatting & playing games.
I have a weigh-in on one of my spring challenges Saturday morning & I don't want to sacrifice the work I've done up to this point, so am planning my evening around fun rather than food, & I just had to blog about it, so it's 'out there.'
I'm so close to goal weight & in the past I've NEVER been able to maintain my health & fitness & my weight, but I want this to be different. There will ALWAYS be a party, a gathering, a get-together, a celebration, a holiday......& if I don't learn what to do NOW, I'll never be able to maintain a weight loss. I've spent too many decades doing the yo-yo thing, & I refuse to do that any more. A snack, a fave appetizer or dessert.....none of those things is worth going back to my old habits. I'm done.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Don't know what's going on, but had another active day yesterday: 40 minute cardio workout with Jessica Smith (free on-line videos), then hiked with a friend for an hour, then needed a few things from the store, so biked 25 minutes round trip to get a few groceries! No WONDER I'm losing weight! And the more I do, the more I WANT to do! that side-effect!
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Didn't realize I was going to have such an active day yesterday!
First I did one of Jessica Smith's ST free online videos, then I walked to work--2.6 miles round trip. I really forgot that I had Zumba class until after I got home, expecting to relax. That class is go-go-go, from the minute it starts til it ends & according to my pedometer, I burned 250 calories in that class alone! And......drum roll.......I put in 125 minutes of fitness by the time the evening was done. No WONDER my body felt exhausted! At my age, I am NOT used to doing that much physical activity! Felt good, tho'.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
If you haven't checked out jessicasmithtv.com, I HIGHLY recommend it. Since SP ran an article with her in it, I've been downloading her exercise videos every week from an email I signed up for. Everything from HIIT, regular & low impact; various times, depending on how much time you have: 9-60 minutes; cardio, ST. And she's SO much fun & it helped me lose over 7% of my weight in a winter 5% challenge.....I actually came in first on our team, & I couldn't have done it if I hadn't been setting my alarm for 6:00, getting dressed with clothes/shoes I'd laid out the night before & joining Jessica for one of the dozens of saved workouts.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
So I can share these with some of my SparkFriends, I'm posting some pendants my son made me for Christmas. It's like a glass-blowing process, only a torch is used. He's already being asked to sell them, but he's still learning & practicing.
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