I workout so that I can eat (alot...)
I am all aboard the exercise bandwagon. Strength training 3x week- check! Yoga 6x week- check! I even throw in a little cardio for good measure- but that's my least favorite. I don't drink alcohol (unless 1 drink every month or two counts) o... Read more
Am I a yogi?(...or am I too fat?)
Recently I read some articles on one of my favorite blogs "YogaDork" that made me contemplate the implications of one of my favorite activities- yoga (duh!).
The first thing I'm wondering is if the simple act of practicing yoga daily (or ... Read more
My Body is Very Strong
My body is very strong,
It hadn't been for oh-so-long
But now it is, and I must say
I really do love it this way
I challenge it most everyday
With resistance training, yoga and some cardio play
I nourish it with whole grains, lean... Read more
Poem for a Stressed Out, Emotionally Over-eating Mom
You sit there listening to the children's cries,
tears stinging the backs of your eyes,
but you just keep on eating fries, eating fries, and eating fries
Staring out the window, looking to the skies
Meanwhile your thighs, your big old th... Read more
From Blissed Out to Stressed Out: I want to give up
For the past month, my family has been on and off the road. From Hotel to Home to Hotel to Home to Hotel, I'm not exaggerating. At first it was kind of exciting and invigorating because Ian quite fond of traveling and actually enjoy living out... Read more
I've fallen in love with strength training and how it's making me actually start to like my body
I never dreamed this would be the case. Every other time I've attempted to change my body with exercise (and there have been many, many times over the years), I've always focused almost exclusively on cardio. I know that cardio burns fat, and ... Read more
On a happy note, spring is already in the air in Boston...
I've had the pleasure of enjoying the BEAUTIFUL city of Boston this week. Such a wonderful change from suburban life in New Jersey. Our hotel has us right on the harbour and across the street from Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market. After several ... Read more
Bursting at the seams yet still ravenous...
Food has been my medicine, my pillow, my friend. When everything seems to be going out of control around me, food is always there to turn to, to indulge in, to lose myself in. Today (and yesterday, too) I stuffed myself with salty, sweet, fatt... Read more
Trying to remember why this is important, another in a long line of wake-up calls.
Today, I really lost it. My baby was depending on me when he was in trouble, and I couldn't get it together for him. He got a hold of my razor and cut his little, chubby 16 month old finger on it, and I absolutely panicked. My husband is away... Read more
How a few thoughtless words from "him" derailed me from my path of progress...
Yesterday my husband was less than supportive of my goals. I was explaining to him about an inspirational infomercial I had seen called Cha-Lean, or something pretty close to this. I told him how several women who had similar body types and si... Read more
My not so secret shame: people assume I'm pregnant, but I'm not!
Today it happened again, this time at the pediatrican's office. My 3 year old was not cooperating when the dr was checking her ears, so I tried to hold her with my free arm, while I clutched my fussy, at-the-end-of-his-rope 1 year old in the ot... Read more
B-I-N-G-E was its name, oh!
Been having many "episodes" lately. The only thing that keeps me going is the fact that I keep getting my workout on, even when I'm so tired from taking care of my preschooler and toddler, day in and day out, everyday. Food always seems like t... Read more
Lost six pounds- where did they come from?
I am now six pounds lighter but my problem area -my tummy- is still a problem. I can't tell where the six pounds came from b/c I don't see much of a difference. Oh well!... Read more
Almonds, not diamonds, are a girl's best friend.
I am happy to say that I have lost five pounds since I joined SparkPeople on December 26th. I want to share one of the things that have made this very challenging time just a little bit easier, and it's totally nuts- mostly almonds, with a few ... Read more
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Ugh- I binged again!
I don't know what came over me today, suddenly it's getting so hard to stay focused and committed. I know my goals are really important to me. Why do I keep sabotaging myself??? I want to be healthier, thinner, happier. Why do I sacrifice th... Read more