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MERRYCAKES
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Things to remember
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      1 comments

By Captain Obvious :) (In other words, I shouldn't need to remind myself but I do.) * Tracking works. * Exercise can be super-fun! (Did the Bollywood workout on the Spark Videos today - so much fun!) * Even light exercise adds up. Walki... Read more
Things to remember
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      0 comments

By Captain Obvious :) (In other words, I shouldn't need to remind myself but I do.) * Tracking works. * Exercise can be super-fun! (Did the Bollywood workout on the Spark Videos today - so much fun!) * Even light exercise adds up. Walki... Read more
Time to Get Serious
Friday, June 07, 2013      1 comments

2013 so far has been really rough for me in terms of health. I got wrecked by pneumonia and seemingly endless colds, etc. In May I did an anti-allergen diet, which overall was very healthy but left me way too excited about everything I had ... Read more
I can't, I can't - oh wait, yes I can!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      4 comments

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.” Henry Ford There's a reason for cliches and overused quotations - they are very often true! I got stuck in "I can't" for too long. We all have our reasons and e... Read more
I forgot my pants today
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      3 comments

3 AM: Change fussy baby. 4 AM: Convince baby to go back to sleep. 5 AM: Dash out the door, drive to work, get in quick cardio session. 5:55 AM: Realize I forgot my pants. Oh lovely. Luckily I had a spare pair of workout capris - but I... Read more
The good, the bad, and the frumpy
Monday, January 30, 2012      3 comments

The bad: So, this weekend wasn't so hot. I just had a hard time getting myself on plan. Here's what I mean: * Impromptu date (YES!) - tried to keep it fairly healthy but then we stopped at See's. (Might have been OK except my silly mind sta... Read more
One of those days
Friday, January 27, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday was one of those days. * Woke up in the morning and realized I had not one clean sports bra. * OK, no problem - do the laundry, go to work with an outfit for a lunch workout - then realize I didn't drop off the milk with the li... Read more
It's the little things
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      3 comments

Tracking is such an eye-opener! There's nothing like seeing how those little bites add up. Sure it's a pain, but I think I really need to do it for now. Goals! * Track nutrition every day. * Hit my iron and protein goals. * Do stren... Read more
Back in the office - I don't want to be derailed!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      1 comments

I'm back in the office now - cool in its way but definitely a challenging transition. And I feel like I'm eating all the time and way too much! Time to simplify and streamline. * Avoid mindless eating. * Keep up the new exercise routi... Read more
You get only one body and one life - you'll have plenty of jobs during your life
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      3 comments

I've been back at work for a few weeks now and it's heating up. I really need to establish a good balance. I have a tendency to overcompensate - to feel like I have to do everything twice as well since I'm a mama. I read somewhere that whi... Read more
So inspiring - 61-year-old woman swimming from Cuba to Florida!
Monday, August 08, 2011      2 comments

I saw this and thought it was just so inspiring, I had to share: http://www.npr.org/blogs/the
two-way/2011/08/08/1390825
43/from-cuba-to-florida-a-
61-year-old-starts-the-103
-mile-swim?ps=cprs Naturally I'm not an athlete... Read more
Eating the Merrycakes Way
Monday, August 01, 2011      2 comments

I thought this article was pretty cool! http://www.thatsfit.com/2011
/07/29/i-ditched-dieting-a
nd-so-should-you/ I'm not sure I'm ready for intuitive dieting but I love the idea of figuring out what works for my body. We're all dif... Read more
21 days to new habits
Monday, July 25, 2011      1 comments

They say it takes 21 days for a new habit to stick - so here goes! For the next 21 days: * Three cardio workouts a week. * Two strength workouts a week. * Tracking food every day (even if it's embarrassing, haha). * 80 grams of pr... Read more
No more excuses
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      2 comments

I've pretty much ignored my health for the past two months - and today I'm saying, no more! I'm pregnant, but that means I should be paying more attention to my health, not using it as an excuse not to exercise and to eat every treat I come acro... Read more
Bust those ruts!
Thursday, July 08, 2010      3 comments

Lately I've been seeing great results with my core workouts (yay, trainer!) and I truly think a major part of that is the variety - she is always adding in something new or switching things around. I actually can see my abs! Me! Really! (Sure, ... Read more

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