pure and simple
After being tempted by another "get fit quick" scheme I knew my muscles weren't ready for, I am making a renewed commitment to myself:
1. Rebuild my strength and endurance. Walk at least 2 miles every day when my schedule allows. Do at l... Read more
This week I enjoyed reading from Pooh to my 6YO. This is the first chapter book she sat still for. And today she tried to read along at church, an exciting milestone.
Last week I spent most of my free hours helping my father with a family... Read more
Progress on this week's goals.
Bicycle 3x--Done, and it's only day 3! This one works!
Row 1k 5x--Done first day. This one depends a little more on the particular day, when I have to be available and not sweaty!
Avoid sugar--Oops! Not lots of sugar on any day, but... Read more
5 pounds at a time
I just went on a vacation where I finally ate appropriate portions, avoided sugar, and hiked almost every day. The trip lasted 12 days, and the first week I could feel my jeans getting looser, especially in the hips. This was the first time in... Read more
My summer is too busy for routines, but I still find time to eat too much but not enough time to exercise. Time for a strategy session. Next week comes vacation with its own unique challenges--usually it's easier to avoid snacking, but last va... Read more
Don't obsess! Tomorrow is Ten Day.
I'm not at all focused. On eating, that is. I'm very focused on trying to clean my house and keep up with my garden. Even obsessed. I see a need for more balance in my day. My current challenge is to work hard without being obsessed by my c... Read more
I want that walk!
Family vacation mode. First family vacation frustrating, so much time driving and visiting, only found enough time to take a decent walk 3 out of 10 days. I like visiting BUT I can't live like this, because I have no exercise/fitness reserve a... Read more
I kept my resolution for 8 days, and it felt great. Then I got "too busy" and after one more week, I feel bloated and sleepy. Hmm, so how will I stay on track better next week? And all summer?
In the meantime, in the busyness of last wee... Read more
Ready, set, go.
I keep losing my way to my blog!
OK, now that I've found you, I've been formulating a new improved plan:
100 Day Challenge:
1) Do 20 minutes beginning Pilates tape for 30 days
Do 20 minutes intermediate Pilates tape for 30 day... Read more
Here's the idea. For the next 10 days, I will give myself a health "spa:"
1) Walk a total of 4 miles, or equivalent exercise (gardening and housecleaning count!)
2) Do beginner's Pilates routine
3) Do at least 5 minutes of stren... Read more
Every Day's a New Day
When I don't restrain my eating, I gain. I used to enjoy being active but now I'm mostly sedentary and easily winded. I'm 53, usually feel sleepy and lazy and am borderline obese.
I'd been comfortably overweight since college, strong, co... Read more
loving myself today
Getting outside on a warm sunny morning with my kids, after a full week indoors. Yahoo!
Laid down the "new" rules with the family. No more noise that keeps me from thinking, no matter how much anyone else likes their music/playing/etc.
No m... Read more
what loving myself looks like today
Sleep in without guilt
Watch TV, knit, relax without guilt as long as healthy meals are ready, laundry caught up and house is clean
Make my family a no-yelling zone
Insist my kids do their own chores and clean their own messes
Stand firm... Read more
Why do I begrudge myself?
Loving myself sounds either egotistical or obvious, something I should take for granted. In many ways I love myself. It surprises me, but somehow I manage to both love myself and begrudge myself at the same time. In some ways, I feel confiden... Read more
Eating for satisfaction and energy
I'm still bouncing around with health progress and setbacks. So I set this morning aside to help myself re-evaluate where I am now and where I plan to go from here.
My new motto: Eating for satisfaction and energy. I've studied lots of n... Read more
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