made it to the gym
despite my stiff ankle and sore elbow. i biked for 30 mins then walked on the treadmill for 30 mins (resisting the urge to do jogging intervals & instead did fast walking ones), then i did a full weight machine circuit.
yeah for me. i fe... Read more
oh well, missed my workout today
when i got to the gym tonight i found that i had left my gym bag at home. i left home with the wrong bags. being half organized is such a pain! oh well. my back was feeling pretty tight all day, so maybe the rest will be good. came home & a... Read more
springtime & back in the garden.
for the first time in a few years i'm excited about my garden. so in addition to the flower borders i'm planting a vegetable garden. this will help me with my goals to eat healthful food and cut down on packaging/eat local. so i'm enjoying th... Read more
making it work
it's just a work in progress, this getting in shape/being healthy thing. i set goals for myself, but that's not very motivating for me. and funnily enough sometimes the goals i set aren't really the thing i need to work on. so i'm not sticking... Read more
2011 - trying to budge the pudge
I'm back again. I made it through a personally challenging fall - hard college classes, lots of office work, family adjustments, and a hurt back. I didn't gain much weight (3-4 pounds), though I lost some of my fitness. I'm pretty happy with w... Read more
boring, but okay monday
enjoyed a yoga class, but no cardio. ate okay. i will do better tomorrow. now i need to get to bed so i can get a good night's sleep.
nothing profound, no deep insights. but i guess that's okay.... Read more
another internet free weekend :)
had a great visit with my sister & her family (little girls & old dog). it was relaxing and restorative - just what you want from a weekend. but even though i brought that evil netbook with me, i never opened it. oh well. i didn't overeat. ... Read more
am i the boss of me?
The other day a friend & I were having some empty-nest-mom talk. She said that her daughter used to say "you're not the boss of me – I’m the boss of me" all the time. Without really thinking, I said that "no one is the boss of me - not even me... Read more
what i did at starbucks
I switched to a blueberry scone instead of the morning buns and got a smaller nonfat latte. I can’t believe this is taking so much of my attention.
As usual the best part of the starbucks stop was the chat with barista-friends. The s... Read more
if i eat everything i'm supposed to...
there's really no room for the not-so-healthy stuff if i eat all the fruits & vegetables, whole grains, beans, lean protein.
hmmm i need to view this as a positive challenge. maybe i need to eat the healthy stuff first thing? then if there... Read more
on spark tonight to rack up the points & keep my blog pledge
the wednesday schedule looked good & sensible way back in august! but let me tell you working all day, then taking two 2.5 hour classes back to back is HARD. oh well, it's week 7 of 16. and i'm two classes closer to my degree & new opportuni... Read more
another day, another chance to do things right
okay nutrition, yoga class, 30 minute bike ride around the neighborhood, good night's sleep
i just want to remember that every choice is an opportunity to get healthy.
example 1: i gave in at starbucks this morning, but finished up... Read more
report from the internet-free weekend
We were out of town Friday through Sunday. Even though I brought the evil netbook, I never turned it on. Instead I focused on enjoying myself & making good choices. I don’t think I did anything differently because I wasn’t logging in. In ... Read more
blogging cause i said i would
just doing what i'm supposed to today:
1.focused on completing tasks at work
2.emptied that email in box
3. did an errand i would have put off in the pastgaga
4. went to yoga.
5. then the gym where i swam, biked and walked (not the be... Read more
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bnd2 - positive inputs help
1. reading fitness magazines - got the new issue of fitness and read it while biking at the gym tonight
2. watching the biggest loser last night - seeing how hard they have to work to lose weight makes me feel better about my slow progress. ... Read more