2012 Month by Month: May/June
Finished a very productive month as far as fitness goes: took in 14 fitness classes and 8 yoga classes in May. Also walked 14 times, but a lot of those were quite short.
I signed up for the free month at Curves that was advertised here on... Read more
Confessions of an Aging Gym Rat
Couldn't resist the gym rat terminology, never having been such a thing in my life! After my free week at the local fitness center I have signed on for the month of May. It's much cheaper to sign for longer, but I don't quite trust myself yet ... Read more
2012 Month by Month: March/April
Walked 20/29 days in Feb, but the food recording bit the dust really fast, alas.
Walked 19 days in March plus kayaked 2 other days. And so far, 3/4 days walking in April.
This month I've started using a heart rate monitor to make sure I'... Read more
2012 Month by Month: January/February
January let me kick my walking into higher gear. I walked 26 out of 31 days and covered 52.5 miles/84.... Read more
More words of wisdom from the Daily Motivator
"Though it may seem sometimes your feelings simply come over you, that's not the way it happens. Whatever you feel is what you have, by habit or by intention, chosen to feel.
So instead of feeling hopeless, decide to feel empowered. Instead... Read more
Getting the right message at the right time
I've been worrying about various family problems lately, not my own but close relatives' health, finances, etc. Woke with a headache this morning from the stress of it all. Today's Daily Motivator message seemed right on cue. Here is an excerpt:... Read more
A little gripe at myself
After doing fairly well for several weeks, the last number of days have been bad. I think the underlying cause is not getting to bed early enough, because if I stay up late I lose all self control on the food front. Last night peaked with eati... Read more
2011 -- January
Wow, January is almost over already! I didn't go crazy with the New Year's Resolutions thing at all this year, but throughout the month I have been reading about healthy living & adding in small things that will help keep me fit & healthy. He... Read more
September is for starting again.
No doubt it's all those years of school, but September always seems to be the right time to start something, and thank goodness it is after a hot, humid summer of too much eating & lying about (& regaining hard-lost weight & losing muscle tone).... Read more
I almost posted this on someone else's blog entry, until I realized, wait, this is not advice I should give to them, this is the exact advice I need to give to ME! Well, maybe to them as well, but I think I need to be better at following it mys... Read more
Two Weeks into "The Spark" Spring Refresher
It might be the time of year, with longer, brighter days; it might be the end of winter with snow gone and temperatures up; it might be reading "The Spark"; it might just be that I was finally in the right frame of mind to be ready. Most likel... Read more
Today's Daily Motivator: Go Steady
A steady rain is the best kind. For it fills the rivers and wells without overwhelming the land.
In the same way, a steady, focused effort is the best kind. For it brings real, lasting value in a dependable and sustainable way.
When yo... Read more
Bootcamp Day 4
Well that was short! I had to double fold my mat to protect my knees and the straight arm plank was way too wobbly to do, but otherwise it was ok. Went for a 40 minute walk this morning, and so far I've had 2 servings of veggies with dinner ye... Read more
Bootcamp Day 3
OK, nighttime Bootcamp again, must switch to days soon! But the upper body workout is done, it wasn't bad at all using 5 lb weights, and the bonus wall pushups were fine.
I was feeling yesterday's squats in my thighs a bit today, but had ... Read more
Bootcamp Day 2
Another nighttime workout, but I got it in. Only a few minutes warmup; missed the 30 minutes of cardio today, though I did do my flexies this morning. Again, I'm weaker holding those moves than I was a few months ago, which just goes to show ho... Read more
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