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SLEEP MATTERS!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      0 comments

I did not go to bed early enough last night... which is completely my fault because I got involved in a new knitting project and wanted to get to a good stopping place before packing it in for the night. Thus: getting up early to exercise ... Read more
Day five!!
Monday, January 02, 2012      0 comments

Woo hoo! I'm almost done my first week of P90! Got another day of cardio tomorrow (day six), then a rest day tomorrow (hey, even G_d rested on the seventh day - LOL). In actuality, I'm sure I'll still do something on my rest day... probab... Read more
Happy New You!
Sunday, January 01, 2012      0 comments

I've already begun working on my improvement goals - started a week ago - because it psychologically makes me feel like I'm ahead of the game. It's weird, I know, but I also know what motivates me - and feeling successful DEFINITELY motivates me... Read more
It's always better...
Saturday, December 31, 2011      2 comments

...to just get up and DO the workout, even if you don't want to. Had a low motivation morning and basically just forced myself to do the workout. I actually feel much, MUCH better now that I did. :)... Read more
P90 - day 2
Friday, December 30, 2011      0 comments

I'm on a mini-roll! :) Going to try to do some bellydance drills later, too... and maybe some Wii stuff, if my dog will let me (she likes to get in on the action, too!). *~*~*~* Also - Andrew and I got UP fitness bands - it's nea... Read more
Restarted P90
Thursday, December 29, 2011      0 comments

Long may it last! Did the Phase 1 strength training this morning with the new hand weights - WOW what a difference! I feel really worked out. :) Want to do some bellydance drills later, but this is a good start to today. I'm on ... Read more
tools of the trade
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      1 comments

Hand weights... check! Body fat scale... check! Fitness ball pump... check! There's something to be said for making an investment in things that will help you get closer to your goals. Whether it's quality (i.e., non-fad) equipme... Read more
Some things on MY wish list...
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      1 comments

So now that my wallet has a little breathing room, I think I'm going to get some of the things on MY wish list: 1) Hand weights; 2) Fancy scale that measures body fat percentage and water retention; 3) Pump for the fitness ball my... Read more
Doing GREAT today!
Thursday, December 22, 2011      1 comments

But the poopy thing is that when you eat stuff that doesn't have a label... it's hard to log. Meh. Anyway - I had a nice salad (mixed greens, roasted red peppers, not too much fresh mozzarella, grilled eggplant, grape tomatoes, and bal... Read more
Doing well today
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      0 comments

I find that I do much better at sticking with my plan by logging breakfast, lunch and snack first thing in the morning. That way, when something tempting comes up, I say to myself, "Nope, it's not on my plan, I didn't log it, I can't have i... Read more
I think I've said it before...
Monday, December 19, 2011      0 comments

But Better Oats really DOES make one heck of a good oatmeal. I've never been much of an oatmeal person but, this year, I am a convert! *~*~*~* My young friend, Vianca - who has a bit of a gypsy lifestyle - is back in Delaware now, for... Read more
There really IS an app for that...
Thursday, December 15, 2011      0 comments

So, now that I have the iPad 2 - which, by the way, really IS all that it is cracked up to be - I'm looking for ways I can use it to help me with everyday stuff. Did you know that Sparkpeople has iPhone/iPad apps?? I didn't! it... Read more
No pound loss... BUT...
Monday, December 05, 2011      1 comments

Interestingly enough, I am down a dress size. I don't buy a lot of dresses, mostly because I spend my weekdays in my work wardrobe and my weekends in my jeans and a t-shirt. I guess because I wear this stuff every day, I don't see the ... Read more
31 Days to Healthier Holidays
Thursday, December 01, 2011      2 comments

Happy December, y'all. :) Like many folks, December is historically the month where I fall off the wagon the most... so many parties and social gatherings mean not only opportunities to overindulge and eat things I shouldn't in quantities ... Read more
Goals for Today
Tuesday, November 29, 2011      0 comments

-Get through work without throttling anyone -Fix low-calorie, nutritionally-sound dinner (hot pot?) -Clean (finish vacuuming; wash floors) -Laundry -Pilates/Yoga (either/or - I just need to do something relaxing!!!)... Read more

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