Wednesday, May 26, 2010
If you like parfaits, then this is for you! I make this for my kids too, and they love it. You can use any kind of cereal, fruit or yogurt you want, this is just what I think is yummy! It makes a big bowl, so if you are having it as a snack you might want to decrease the amounts of cereal and fruit to 1/4 cup and the yogurt to 1/2 cup. When I logged each thing individually in my tracker it came up as having 286 calories. It's a healthy and filling breakfast!
1/2 Cup Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal (Special K is good too!)
1/2 Cup Blueberries
1/2 Cup Strawberries
3/4 Cup Stonyfield Farms French Vanilla Yogurt (lowfat)
Layer or mix together however you want. It's sooo good. Sometimes I'll put a little drizzle of honey on top. :D
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
This probably sounds crazy coming from someone my size, but I love doing yoga! Sure, there are poses I can't physically do because I am too large, but I am getting better and better at them, and that makes me feel proud of myself! The ones I can't do, I will at least attempt or modify in some way. So far I've attempted the half moon pose, the tree, sun salutation, downward facing dog, the warrior, the dancer, and several others I can't remember right now.
I can tell just over the last month that I am getting more flexible, and I was already pretty flexible (even for a big girl!). I can now do the standing stretch where you grab one foot behind you, which a month ago I could not do. No matter how hard I tried to grab my foot I couldn't, but now I can, although it's harder to get my left one for some reason. Even shaving my legs seems easier!
So, a goal of mine is to get super bad ass at yoga. :) Upon doing a search for overweight yoga tips, I came across a video of some really thin girl on you tube who was basically making fun of fat people. Nice, huh? Apparently she's never heard of the word Karma.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I so wish I could get a treadmill. We can't afford one right now, but oh, if we could I would love to have one. It would make working out easier, since I most of the time I am limited to working out when my daughter takes her nap. I'd like to try different things, and I was thinking once I lost a few more pounds I might try the couch to 5k challenge. What an accomplishment that would be. At this point, I don't know if I am ready for running. I'd definitely like to try though.
Last week I got some dumbbells, a stretchy cord and a ball (which I am currently not using because I am scared I'll break it). I'm also doing Walk Away the Pounds, Wii Fit and the videos on Sparkpeople. I feel myself getting fitter and I'm even able to do some yoga poses. I'd also like to do more yoga. It's so funny how into working out I am now. I'm loving trying different things and challenging myself, and even surprising myself along the way.
Now, if only my fairy godmother would buy me a treadmill. LOL
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
After dropping my son off at the bus stop, my little daughter and I went for a walk. It was her suggestion, and I thought why not? I was planning to do my walk away the pounds 2 mile video today, but I can do a walk outside as well. It didn't seem as though we went very far, but when I got home I tracked it and it was a mile! We enjoyed the walk and saw several birds: mockingbirds, robins, bluebirds, brown thrashers, mourning doves, cardinals, and house finches. There was a nice breeze and it felt good.
Many things were accomplished around the house, and that makes me feel good to get them out of the way and start the day off right. Lunchtime soon (tuna on whole grain and fruit!) and then workout and shower time. I think it's going to be a beautiful day. My husband comes home from being out of town for a couple days, so that's always a plus, too.
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