Day 30: Showing up is half the battle
Today is 30 days of logging in, and tracking all my food. It's also 3 weeks of consistent exercise. I have lost 9+ lbs and am feeling very proud!!
I am thankful that the scale is rewarding me. I can't imagine making this much change and no... Read more
day 8: ups and downs this weekend
The good news: I got a lot of good activity in yesterday. The bad news: I also was eating / grazing all day. It was an all day party. In general I don't think I did as badly as if I wasn't tracking, but I had a lot of red wine. Had FUN, but a lo... Read more
OK, still tracking my food. Went to the doctor yesterday and he told me I could stop one of the medications, which is good, because it was 4x a day and very hard to schedule around eating and the other medication. My big concern now is not back ... Read more
Day 4 - new (old) habits
Met with a personal trainer this morning. Will have a trial session with her on Saturday morning.
Looking forward to moving and feeling better and having more energy.
The cooler temps always motivate me to more activity. The hot humid summer... Read more
Best motivation for getting healthy is sometimes getting sick.
So, I've been diagnosed with GERD, and boy those ads on TV don't do justice to what heartburn really is. I really think my weight and inactivity are to blame, more than other factors like stress or diet. But it is a big wake up call.
I'm taking... Read more
Well, I'm still here a few days into it. Better than last year. I started the January fitness challenge. Did day 1 video yesterday. But I feel like my day is slipping away from me today. I used yo prioritize exercise before everything else. Now ... Read more
Well, I'm back again. This past year has been sneaky. My job really ate me up. I didn't fully realize that until I took the last week + two days off. Those 11days off really made a huge difference. So, I am vowing to keep that spirit alive even ... Read more
Well several false starts, and finally on Tuesday I did a full but not too ambitious strength workout. As expected I've been sore in the legs from the squats/lunges. That's what I get for not doing a damn thing for almost a year. But it's a good... Read more
There's a song in my church's hymnal that invites us to try again. It is a song of forgiveness and hope:
Return again, return again. Return to the home of your soul.
Return to who you are.
Return to what you are.
Return to where you a... Read more
P90X - Bring it!
I started P90X this week. I bought the 12 DVD package Used-Like New from the Amazon Marketplace for less than $100. I researched this a lot before finally biting the bullet and buying it. I am familiar with a lot of the exercises because the per... Read more
Baby it's cold outside!
I have been stuck inside this week, I ran 2x on the treadmill. OMG is that boring. I even tried watching netflix on the second run, but the reality is, the monotony is too much when the scenery isn't going by.
I did 25 minutes of Just Danc... Read more
I read an article today on Yahoo about foods to avoid (non-organic strawberries, swordfish, etc.) and it suggested, as I've seen lots of articles recently suggesting, that you eliminate bread due to multiple health issues linked (celiac, asthma,... Read more
Quinoa is so awesome!
Lunch is a hodge-podge bowl. I warmed a cup of plain quinoa, threw in a cup of leftover vinegar cole slaw from the new years, and 2 oz of Wisconsin cheese curds (brought by a friend that we dog-sat for over the holidays).
It's nothing I wo... Read more
Well, I've barely kept going with my exercise, and have been off the wagon about food over the holidays. I was sick after Christmas and down for 5 days (where I didn't eat much, but I didn't exercise either). But I've been at least not quitting,... Read more
12 days to Race Day
The race has been a great motivator to keep me moving even when I don't feel like it. I think I will continue to use races or events like 5Ks or the hiking spree or more baby triathlons to keep me moving. The accomplishment feels good.
Upda... Read more