Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I can't believe I actually made it to the gym today - I had to endure back-to-back meetings all day, and my gym-buddy backed out at the last minute.
Fortunately I put on my big-girl panties this morning and did the right thing.
Have fun out there!
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
If you watch the show Bunheads, I'm Boo; sturdy with strong legs, and an optimistic outlook. A bit of a dreamer. Which Bunhead are you? (I love that show)
For the 2nd day in a row, I hit Jazzercise, and it didn't hit back! (Although I did get a good workout.) It was body sculpt today.
One thing I like about Jazzercise is that it is, essentially, dance. I like dance, although I don't have a dancer's body, even at my perfect weight. (Like I said, I'm Boo) However, I always find myself smiling - even smiling harder when I'm out of breath. weird.
Now that I'm working on my daily fitness, I'll add something else: one of the things I've kind of let go over the past 2 weeks (hormones, schedule, insert any excuse here) is my tracking. So, it's the next on my list for attention.
Have fun everyone.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Although I've been fairly good at exercising - 4-5 times a week with friends (jazzercise, body-sculp, and walking) a new habit (or better habit) I want to develop is to do at least 10 minutes a day.
Sparkpeople has those short videos to do and I'm going to start using them on days I don't do other exercise, so I have a daily habit!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Hi all! I've been detoxing off Diet Coke since the last week of December. It was super hard for the first week or so, then the cravings tapered off dramatically. Now, even on the days I used to have it the most, I rarely think about it. However, I do still think about it and have to confess I've had about 1 Diet Coke a week.
It has also helped with my sugar cravings quite a bit, and my stomache feels a lot better; not bloated any more.
Although I'm happy with my progress, my goal is to quit it completely.
Of course, now I notice how other foods affect me. Bread? argh - bloating, and triggers binges. Sugary foods? The same.
It seems I've set myself on a path to lower carb living (not to be confused with low-carb, I still eat plenty of fruit). Not all days are like that, but if I keep the right food here, I eat lots more vegetables, lean meat, and fruit, and whole grains.
And this might be TMI, but with all the whole grains, well, you know! "Regular" has a whole new meaning!
FYI, along with Diet Coke, I gave up aspartame all together. No Crystal light either. I sometimes miss that stuff but I don't miss the way I felt on it. I feel great most of the time, including higher energy levels!
If you are trying to give it up, good luck! It feels a lot better on the other side of the fence (even though I still sneak over once and a while)! Cheers! (with water)
Sunday, January 06, 2013
One of the reasons I decided to get off of Diet Coke (DC) altogether was that someone close to me is trying to quit something much more harmful and addictive.
I've tried quitting it before, but nothing puts my little struggle in perspective more than watching someone you love try to beat something much worse.
So, I went cold turkey 9 days ago, and haven't had a drop of it since.
What changes have I noticed?
1. I still have ankles at the end of the day
2. My stomach feels good
3. My sugar cravings are much much lower (I'm working on this addiction too)
4. It's super-easy to meet my water goal every day
It's only been 9 days, so we'll see what happens next. I just want to keep it up, in solidarity with anyone who's trying to kick a habit.
Have a great day!
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