Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Wow, that break felt so good. It was great not worrying about getting the kids to school, making sure laundry was clean for school (yeah, I let my kids bum it), making sure they had lunch money every day, after school activities, in school activities and picking them up after school.
But break time is over and we're back to the grind. And it's cold outside!!! I'm not a fan.
Today it's back to the gym. I'm feeling good and I want so desperately to get on the elliptical for 60 minutes. I know it will tear up my back, but I'm going to do it anyway and pray for the best. I stopped going to physical therapy but I have a funny feeling I'll be back there bright and early tomorrow morning. My therapist will be shaking his head and I will hang mine....but the calories will have been burned.
I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas, I love it by-the-way, and one of the first apps I got was Sparkpeople tracker. It's so easy to track my food and exercise on there. Way easier than here online. So, now I'm tracking daily.
This is going to work. It's so funny (not literally) how many more calories you consume when you don't track. I can now easily see when I'm close to consuming my daily intake and I now make more wise choices towards the end of the day. I feel the success.
I watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead on Netflix. That documentary has really had an effect on me. I haven't stopped thinking about it since. I don't want to live on juice like the producer did, but I would like to incorporate it in my daily nutrition somehow. Maybe one fruit and veggie juice a day instead of taking a vitamin. Today I'm on the quest for a juicer. Also, I'm trying to talk hubby into finding a Whole Foods around here. It's a few towns away, but I'm sure I can bribe him.
Well, I'm off to start my day!
Make it great!
Monday, January 02, 2012
Found this on Facebook and it struck a chord with me so I thought I would share.
A well-known speaker started off his seminar holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, "Who still wants it...?" Still the hands were......... up in the air. "Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. "My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special-Don't EVER forget it."
Sunday, January 01, 2012
To health and happiness in 2012.
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