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Did meditation make a difference?

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      1 comments

FIfteen days ago, I started an on-line meditation course. It has been a challenge to discipline myself, even when we were out of town, to spend the 15 or so minutes listening to the information and meditating. However, I think it made a huge d... Read more

Cardio and Strength Training without equipment

Monday, September 06, 2010      6 comments

We are spending the long weekend with family in St. Louis. Part of the purpose was to help our DD move from my SIL where she has been staying the summer (as she prepared for and took the Missouri bar exam) to the house she will be sharing with ... Read more

Meditation is making a difference

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      3 comments

I have decided to meditate every day for 10 minutes in the morning shortly after getting up and 15 minutes before I go to bed at night. I have a "streak" of nine days going and I am beginning to see a difference in my demeanor, my attitudes and... Read more

Emotional Eating Resource

Monday, August 30, 2010      0 comments

-when-youre-full/ This site has three scientific reasons supporting a way to "eat" through your emotional is titled "How to stop eating when you are full." Check it ... Read more

Varied and interesting day

Sunday, August 29, 2010      2 comments

This morning DH and I went to our favorite Sunday morning restaurant. I created my own breakfast "off the menu" and only paid $5. I had 2 poached eggs with salsa, dry toast (great to sop up the yolks) and fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries... Read more

Challenge at a Mexican Restaurant

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      7 comments

It got to be after 7:00 PM and we hadn't eaten dinner or even talked about what to have. DH was busy getting bills paid. He finally emerged and said he was in the mood for Mexican. There are lots of choices that are fairly healthy at the plac... Read more

Beautiful Drive in the Country

Sunday, August 22, 2010      1 comments

We decided to go to a political fund raiser ice cream social this afternoon that was about an hour's drive away. The drive was primarily through the country side. This time of year is almost like watching an 9 1/2 month pregnancy. The fields a... Read more

I love relaxing after exercise

Saturday, August 21, 2010      0 comments

I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON. However, each time I can manage to drag myself out of bed at a reasonable time and do physical activity - yoga, strength training, biking , I always find I have a better day. I feel as if I have accomplished somethin... Read more

Hard to Watch

Friday, August 20, 2010      0 comments

My physical fitness has only completely evolved in the past 3 years or so. My DH has be fit and active all his life with Little League baseball in grade school to his uncle teaching him tennis in junior high. The tennis big bit and he played o... Read more

Sweaty work with tender abs!

Thursday, August 19, 2010      0 comments

I knew I would feel my abs today after the workout I did yesterday. I even decided to forgo the anusara yoga class today for one tomorrow when I knew the abs could handle some of the more challenging poses. DH was finally able to get out yeste... Read more

Strength Training

Wednesday, August 18, 2010      1 comments

I have been working with a personal trainer for about nine month. She is younger than my DD, well trained and fantastic to work with. She kicks my butt, literally and figuratively. I started training weekly with a partner (cheaper), partner q... Read more

Exercise and mood

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      1 comments

There are really two parts to this blog. One is a personal experience and one is a reference to a NY Times article. Here the URL for the article:
/11/p hys-ed-can-exercise-moderate-a
nger/ The article indi... Read more

Eating and Exercise!

Saturday, August 14, 2010      2 comments

Unfortunately, the past 4 days have been eating and not much exercising. We are hosting my SIL and BIL (DH's younger sister and husband who have been hosting DD while she studied for the bar exam.). We met them at the Amana colonies and I did ... Read more

Clean Kitchen

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      2 comments

It's amazing what you find when you decide to really clean the kitchen and move everything on the counters.... dried garlic cloves, dried herbs that were fresh at one time and other delectable morsels. Actually I love having clean counters, cle... Read more

A Clean Room is an Inspiration

Sunday, August 08, 2010      3 comments

I finally was able to get my living room furniture moved and do a thorough vacuuming. Didn't find anything exciting except lots of dust bunnies. After polishing the furniture and dusting all the surfaces, I am sitting in relaxed mood watching... Read more

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