So, today I really seemed to have hit the wall. After rebounding yesterday for a really energetic day, today I just sat and read all day. No TV, (I walked my son's dog 3 times and gave her a bath-dogsitting again)no music, just peace and quiet. ... Read more
Way better day!
Well that alarm went off at 6 this morning and I really would have liked to pull the covers over my head and gone back to sleep...however, I refused to give in to that impulse, and got up and got going. By the time I got to spinning class, I was... Read more
Well, today I've had a difficult time doing anything. Besides the fact that my legs are really screaming from yesterday's workout/dancing, I've had 0 energy to do anything. I know there are many factors that play into this feeling of exhaustion,... Read more
A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now retired.
During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and... Read more
Here's my take on the unhealthy snacks: Always in the past, I would not give up certain things, like cream cheese(went low fat), Miracle Whip(low fat), ice cream...guess what? Sooner or later, my portions would increase, and eventually I was bac... Read more
Well, my weekend wasn't so bad in light of eating out and traveling. I lost a pound, but I'm still up 4 from last week. I don't know exactly what went wrong last week, but I feel I've made better strides this week...oh yea, there was that box of... Read more
After the Storm!
So, we made a good decision to leave Thursday night(though I missed my Friday workout completely)because we may not have been able to get through Jersey/NY if we had left Friday morning. The weekend was pretty great. We had a very enjoyable time... Read more
Well, today my regular routine was disrupted (it seems to be a week for that!) and I adapted and did even better than a normal cardio Thursday. I had an 11:00 appointment so I didn't have time to do a 9:30 spin class, get home, shower, change an... Read more
calf raise 4 x15 220lb
wall sits 2 x15 30lb
wall sits 4 x6 50lb lb
leg extension machine 2 x15 45 lb
leg extension machine 2 x15 30 lb
leg extension machine 2 x15 80 lb
leg extension machine 2 x15 80 lb
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My Top 10 Tricks for Staying Fit
I recently read Coach Nicole's "10 habits of fit people." It got me thinking—what are my habits for keeping fit and staying healthy? Here's a quick list that I came up with.
Set Your Alarm. One thing that keeps me consistent is treating ex... Read more
A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight.
- V. Borge
The power of a positive face
Have you ever contemplated how much a smile can change a person's day? Both the person who smiles and the one who sees it are posi... Read more
Sunday-day of rest
Well, today I have nothing scheduled. I will probably take a walk at some point, as the temp here is rather moderate for this time of year...rain is coming and so are colder temps tomorrow...seize the day!
Found this today and gave me a few... Read more
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
- Albert Ellis
Do you feel in ... Read more
Metabolism has always been a buzzword in fitness-the secret weapon that can help you drop the last 10 pounds and keep it off. How? Find the right degree of cardio to burn fat. "By worling in different zones of intensity, your body becomes more e... Read more
WOW, today I made up for skipping the decline crunches that I ran out of time for during yesteday's lift (by running out of time I mean I didn't get finished before spin class). I did 3 sets of the decline crunches with a 12 pound medicine ball.... Read more
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