Scale teaser, food boredom
So the scale has been teasing me. One day last week I got on the scale (after breakfast, even) and it said 119. I moved it to another spot and stepped on it again. And then moved it to another spot. Just to make sure. It still read 119. I did a ... Read more
Checked out a new gym, but pros and cons abound
So yesterday, hoping to find a solution to my gym dilemma, I went to tour another gym in the area. This one is also walking distance and even a little closer to my house. It is a "community gym" (read "smaller") but the machines have a great vi... Read more
I might have to quit the gym :(
DH and I had a discussion over the weekend and the gym is getting to be too much of an expense. He suggested that we stop our membership (we are no longer in a contract and are paying month to month). I know it needs to be done. With me not work... Read more
This and that...
I realize I haven't blogged much lately. The little one finally went to sleep, so I am stealing some time to blog (while I should be cleaning, haha). Blogging here helps me stay on track and most importantly, stay motivated.
While healthier... Read more
Please vote for Laila!
I recently entered Laila's photo in the Gerber Generation photo contest for a chance to win a scholarship for her. The voting for her group started yesterday and she needs all the votes she can get. If you would like to and ge... Read more
H2O High Intensity Training
Tonight I am trying something new. I'm going to take a High Intensity Training water aerobics class with a friend. She used to belong to the gym I attend but now goes to another one in the area. My gym has some sort of partnership with her gym (... Read more
Another new workout class last night
...but it was "meh."
It was called Total Core, described as "a fusion of yoga, pilates and strength training. Based on Pilates and Yoga." I did not see much difference in this class from straight-up yoga, other than booming music that was n... Read more
I mixed it up yesterday!
It wasn't easy, but I nixed my beloved kickboxing class last night in favor of "Body Step." Basically it's a step aerobics class. Since I've only taken this particular step class once before, a long time ago, it took a while to get the hang of a... Read more
Mixin' it up...
I have been losing and gaining the same 2-3 pounds, and making no headway down below the 120s. I know why...I go over my calories a lot, and while I still work out regularly, I am not as committed to it these days. I walk every day with the litt... Read more
Binging on zucchini chocolate cake!
So last week my DH brought home a 2.5-pound zucchini and another giant squash that was just as big. Healthy right? Well, yes...UNLESS you use half the zucchini to make zucchini chocolate cake! Ok, I DID sub out most of the oil with applesauce, I... Read more
Anyone familiar with 43Things?
I found this website years ago, but just remembered it again yesterday. Basically you put together a list of 43 things you want to accomplish. The idea is to visit it often, update your progress, and mark... Read more
I've been thinking a lot lately about how important it is to be organized, not only at work or with bills, but actually as it applies to weight loss and healthy living, too. Obviously, if I don't plan when I am going to work out during the week,... Read more
My muscles have forgotten...
Ever since I had my baby, I have been neglecting the strength training aspect of my fitness routine. I'm not sure why, but all I do is cardio. So of course, my muscles don't know what the heck they're doing anymore.
So yesterday I went t... Read more
Feelin' like an exercise newbie all over again...
OMG I am SO sore! I think I really overdid it on Monday. First I went to Body Pump class at noon. I used to go to Body Pump all the time, but I haven't been in probably about a year. It just doesn't seem to fit into my schedule but I have been m... Read more
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Losing some steam
I feel like I am losing steam with my healthy lifestyle right now. Thankfully, it is always on my mind. I read my Spark e-mails and my Jillian Michaels daily e-newsletters. I think about the gym. I do my best to prepare healthy-ish meals at hom... Read more