Wednesday, November 16, 2011
We are all human and we all mess up sometimes. We don't stick to our healthy eating plan, we don't exercise for a few days, we procrastinate on tasks. I'm fortunate that I have the fitness and health thing down pretty good. I love to exercise and I've grown to crave healthy food, so I feel pretty good about how I'm doing on that front.
Procrastination on my job search is another matter. I saw an interesting job posted on LinkedIn and I spent the weekend carefully crafting my cover letter. My plan was to send out the letter and resume on Monday. Well, Monday came and I quickly looked at the cover letter and wanted to think about it some more. So instead, I perused Sparkpeople, other fitness websites, checked my blog statistics and what not. By Monday night I was tired and disappointed with myself. I didn't sleep well Monday night because I was thinking about how I wasted all day on Monday.
I awoke on Tuesday, determined that it will be different. And it was. I did my morning exercise, went over to for my daily visit with my Mom, and then sat down at the computer to send out the letter. I felt good about what I accomplished on Tuesday.
These past few days taught me that every day is a new chance. So what if you didn't have a successful day? You have another chance at it tomorrow.
Monday, November 14, 2011
November can be a dreary month here in New England. The leaves have fallen from the trees and the days are usually cold, cloudy and grey. I happen to love November since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
I make a point to get outside for at least a little bit every day. The fresh air can do wonders for my psyche.
Yesterday, we went for cross-country hike at the State Park where we kayak all summer. I was happy to report that my hips and my feet didn't hurt at all.
Afterwards, we made an excursion to a new Dairy Queen. Our favorite one is closed for the season. I love Blizzards! Okay, so these aren't the healthiest of foods, but I'm a firm believer in moderation.
We had a delightful drive through the country side to reach this new Dairy Queen. I had never been in this part of Massachusetts before. The towns were so pretty, they were typical New England towns. There were some lovely Victorian homes along main street, along with the requisite white clapboard church.
I slept quite well last night, with all the fresh air and the beautiful scenery.
I love exploring new areas, especially those so close to home and so easy to get to.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I love the colder weather, except this year we went from wearing short sleeved shirts to our winter coats. Tonight, we're supposed to get several inches of snow even! I love snow, but not in October
It can be tough this time of year to stick to a fitness program. It's dark and it's cold in the morning. I seem to fall into my deepest sleep right before I have to get up. It sure is hard to crawl out from under the nice warm covers.
I have a plan though.
My fitness goals:
**To train for P90X2, which is coming out in late December. This is rumored to be even tougher than the original P90X, which was a great strength building program. I found it to be just as effective as working out one on one with a trainer.
My workout plan:
**Do the new Cathe Low Impact Series. Miss Cathe has promised us a rotation on Octobe 31st.
**Do 10 minute activity sparks during the day.
**To get out snowshoeing as often as I can. I only made it out twice last year.
My eating plan:
**To eat at least 6 servings of fruits and vegetables. This is so much easier in the summer, when I crave fruit. I can honestly say that in the winter I have never craved a fruit or a vegetable.
**No more potato chips. I believe in moderation in all things. But for me this can't apply to potato chips. I can't stop at just one serving. Soooo, no more potato chips for me.
**Try at least one new Spark Cookbook recipe per week. This week, we're cooking the White Bean Chicken Chili in the slow cooker and I can't wait. Next week, I'm going to try the three-cheese macaroni dish.
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