Thursday, March 05, 2009
Did you get the e-mail about the Spark convention in May?? That is awesome! I would LOVE to go. Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to. It's too far away. But I hope they have more of them — I want to meet my fellow Sparkies and the coaches someday. Thanks, Spark, for doing this. So cool!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Today I have water on my mind. I know it's important to drink lots of water and to stay hydrated. But I've never been able to drink all the water that Spark recommends. I am just not that thirsty and I don't like living in the bathroom for most of the day, either.
I am famous for filling up my water bottle with good intentions. It sits on the table next to me. I end up taking a few sips and then the rest of it gets warm before I can drink it all.
The problem is that I don't LOVE water. I am trying to love it, but it's just so tasteless. I gave up soda and nasty chemical powders like Crystal Lite, which was a GREAT decision. However, I prefer iced tea, milk or 100% fruit juice to water. I do drink water every day, but not ALL day and it's not always my beverage of choice with every meal. I've heard all the suggestions about adding lemon, lime, orange, mint, cucumber, etc. Unfortunately, it's not realistic for me b/c I don't always have these things on hand.
For a while, I gave up trying to drink 8 cups of water every day. If I'm not thirsty, why waterlog myself? But I am realizing that I really should give it another honest try. It's important for my health. So, starting today, I'm going to fill up my pretty blue Amazing Race water bottle, make a conscious effort to glug it down throughout the day, then refill it and ... well, we'll see how I do.
Any suggestions from you water guzzlers out there?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Ok, yes, it's 2:30 a.m. but I have insomnia! It sucks!!! But what a great time for a blog, huh? LOL!
Anyway...my gym is da bomb! I found out this morning that they will start offering a Zumba class starting at the end of March! Woo hoo!! I own the Zumba DVD but I've long wished to take it in a fitness class setting. It's just more fun for me that way, plus I don't have a lot of space in my house. I'm not the best at it b/c you have to be somewhat coordinated, but it's still fun.
For those who don't know, Zumba is a workout based on Latin dance moves. I got sucked into the infomercial probably like 8 years ago, after which my BIL bought it for me for the holidays. It's one of two fitness DVDs I own (yes, I still have the Leslie Sansone DVD). Now that they will be offering Zumba at the gym I'm hoping that I get better at all the moves, and then the DVD will be even more fun when I decide to work out at home.
Now, if the gym would just offer Krav Magda...
Hope everyone's having a nice weekend!!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
So yesterday was a nasty kind of day. I skipped my noon cycle class because I couldn't bring myself to get out and walk to the gym. Around 3 p.m. I started to feel guilty, so I decided to go to the 5:15 bosu class. I cheated a little bit because I only had to walk one way, then my husband picked me up from the gym at 6 after work. The walk actually wasn't bad. It had stopped flurrying by that point, it was not too cold and kind of misty. I enjoyed the walk.
This bosu class was INTENSE. I usually go on Tuesday mornings. I didn't know this instructor, but the class was different from the one on Tuesday. It was more Jillian Michaels-like, with burpee type moves and torso twists, etc. I have to take it easy right now, so I modified a lot of the moves or just didn't do them. :) But it was fun.
Also, I recently found out about an AWESOME magazine called Clean Eating. I am a member of the Eating Clean Spark Team, and although I don't like diets and diet books, I like the idea of clean eating: simple, natural ingredients, no HFCS or trans fats, no artificial sweeteners. This just makes sense to me.
I found out about this magazine from posts on the Eating Clean team. I saw it at Costco over the weekend and bought a copy. OMG, where the heck have I been???? I wish I would have seen this magazine sooner. Full of amazing, healthy recipes that seem easy to prepare. It doesn't appear to be affiliated with Tosca Reno's books, but I'm not sure. I don't even know much about her or the books. But this magazine is the BOMB. I'm going to subscribe. It's a little pricey, but I think it will be worth it.
Have a wonderful day, Sparkfriends!
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