I went to the gym yesterday for my strength workout. I always warm up on the recumbent bike; it's a habit that started when I was going to physical therapy. A month ago, my typical RPMs would be around 35-36. I looked at it last night, and I ... Read more
I am just having one of those days. I feel kind of .... blah. On the bright side, I know I am doing so well in my push to get healthier through exercise. It's becoming no big deal to walk for 15-30 minutes most days. I did have some pain in ... Read more
As a diabetic carb counting is really important to me. I have to be VERY careful with portion sizes with grains, rice etc. I am also trying hard to get closer to clean eating. White rice is something I still crave, and use a lot for my meals ... Read more
Did anyone else immediately think of the Beatles with this title?
Yesterday was a good and bad day. I took my husband out for a Valentine's lunch. I mentioned that I was looking for a good salad, He asked for PF Chang's. So we went. I ... Read more
Failure (but not really)
Saturday was a bit of a binge day. I had gotten up early, gone to the gym (yay me) and then did my grocery shopping. And then I binged. But it wasn't a failure, at least not totally. Everyone falls off the wagon. We break those healthy habi... Read more
Spark Coach Assignment
"Blog today about the most common excuses that get in the way of your workouts--and plan to counter each excuse to stay on track!"
So far this month, I'm doing great with exercise, even though I haven't wanted to. I am trying to walk EVERY... Read more
I am really proud of my Saturday. My son had track practice out at Salem Lake. While they did their thing, I walked for 32 minutes (LOVE my fitbit) in 25 degree weather. Then Connor and I went to the gym for our strength training.
After ... Read more
It has been busy the past few weeks. I am grateful today is Friday and there is a weekend coming. Yesterday was my husband's birthday, so we somehow ate out ALL THREE MEALS. I did get hibachi veggies at the buffet (along with some not so good... Read more
February started off with a BANG! I was at the office with two coworkers, and we decided to do lunch together. I asked if we could go somewhere we could walk to. Then when we got to the restaurant, I ordered a salad I had never tried. It had... Read more
Homework from Spark Coach - Quick and Easy Meals
I am in week 2 of the Healthy Cooking challenge, and I do Spark Coach. Today's prompt from Spark Coach was to put my list of quick and easy meals in my blog. I'm not sure all of these qualify as "healthy", but in my quest to eat at home more, ... Read more
I am excited -- I have a 21 day streak going of tracking my food. I think this is one of the most important steps for getting my diabetes under control. I want to lose weight too, but the diabetes is more important. I am doing better at test... Read more
The Sore, the Proud
I have been SO sore this week. My shoulders hurt when I reach, so do my arms. Even my quads hurt from squats. When it didn't work out to go with my son to the gym on Saturday, I thought "I'll just put it off until tomorrow... or Monday". But... Read more
I had my last Physical Therapy session yesterday. I left with a printed list of exercises she wants me to continue with. It was the kind of guidance I was expecting from the personal trainer at the gym. I did talk to my therapist about wantin... Read more
Today I am a Pessimist
My husband has been nagging for us to join a gym for a few weeks now. I told him I was all for it, as long as we could afford the fee, and that we'd get some basic help from the staff. I don't expect "free" personal training, but I don't have ... Read more
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Hello SparkPeople! I am back to trying to really focus on my weight and my diabetes. I have started a wellness program through my insurance company, so I'll be working with a coach periodically. I am hoping to talk to a nutritionist soon.
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