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Exercise = energy
I'm on day 21 of an exercise streak -- sometimes just 10 minutes a day. I have more energy and less stress. Since we've added yoga to our morning routine again, I have less back pain. So why do we keep letting life get in the way of exercisi... Read more
Excited about work
We had a great work day yesterday, and I'm even more excited about starting a new school year at a new school. I have a ton to accomplish before next Wednesday, but we're still going whitewater rafting this weekend. I have a meeting at the dis... Read more
Weight v Inches
I've been feeling so discouraged the past couple of days because the scale does not reflect all the exercise I've been doing or the healthier meals I've been eating. This morning I measured and I see definite progress. After all this time, I ... Read more
I worked out early today and feel great. The silly dog woke me up at 5:00am, but I guess that was a blessing in disguise as I ended up going to the gym before lunch and now have the rest of the day to take care of things around the house. I re... Read more
Loving exercise again
After a doctor-ordered break from exercise, I'm finally able to do anything I want again. It's good to be reminded of how well my mind and body feel after a good workout. Running on the elliptical machine, listening to my IPod ,just allows m... Read more
10 cups of water
I've finally be out of school long enough for 8 - 10 cups of water to feel normal. I need to find a way to do this during the school year! Of course, that will be easier if that teaching job close to home comes through. Talking of that, to... Read more
Cooking from scratch = weight loss
We have been able to cook from scratch every evening this week and have eaten more fruit and fresh vegetables than we do in a work week. I've been snacking much of the day and I have not exercised as much as I had planned, but I've still lost ... Read more
Tomorrow is my mother's birthday, which probably explains my complete lack of motivation to do anything this past weekend and my lack of desire to go to work today. There's something beyond the stresses of the job fair on Saturday morning and t... Read more
Turning a corner?
I'm still congested and my ears are still stuffy, but I think things are finally improving. I have one more day of steroids to take and they have so far worked to reduce the swelling in my sinuses and let the gunk out. When we went bowling yes... Read more
Still got it!
I've had very little time to work out since the school year started, but I was happy to find out that I can still push hard on the exercise bike for 45 minutes and my heart rate didn't get above 134 no matter how hard I pedaled. I know I walk a... Read more
We are slowly trying to break the bad habits of last semester. Last weekend, we said we'd go bowling, but the chores dragged on and on and then the weekend was over. This weekend, I pretty much insisted that we go bowling yesterday. We bowled... Read more
Emotional eating -- just when I thought I was over it!
I felt so relaxed and caught up this morning. Then, the first two e-mails - send weekly reports about 15 different students to 5 different people. Then the DVD case was empty - the DVD was in the DVD player at home, so a quick change of plans ... Read more
Need to get to bed earlier!
It's clear that I need to get to bed earlier. Last year, I usually went to be really early on Wednesdays and that got me through the week. This year, we're exercising on Wednesday nights, and that's great. So far, so good. However, last week... Read more
Fairly good start to a new school year
Well, I didn't accomplish my goal of not working past 5:00pm, but that was because I was helping coworkers two afternoons. Does that count as not working past 5:00? I guess that technically it does, and it did stress me out a little (especial... Read more
I'm still running on the elliptical machine and following that up with cool-down walks around the track. We've been taking water aerobics classes at least twice a week and have now done back-to-back classes on two occasions. I didn't think I... Read more