A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hit another goal...:)

This weekend I hit one of my mini-goals.. got into some white capris I bought two years ago, never wore and soon 'outgrew'... Only took 6 weeks! :0

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Pink Running Shoes!

Since the boys and I started running this Spring, Little Miss 3 year old has been asking for pink running shoes. Today she and Daddy bought some with her birthday money (her idea), and then she took me for a run. Her knowledge of neighborhood routes was impressive. She took me to a park that we usually don't go to and brought me home by a different route. It was a short run--less than 1/4 mile--but a good first effort for my maternity workouts. :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Nice comment..

I posted some pics on my blog, of son Anthony and his birthday. One of my older sons, in Adelaide, saw the pics and he ( Greg) sent me an email.

Greg said "Mum, you look like an advertisement for Taebo!!".

Gotta love that kid! lol!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

A Goal Met...!

Someone sweet gave me those flowers for making a goal... I lost 5+ pounds!
Well, actually as of today I lost 6.5+ since I started weighing. I would not weigh until I got under this certain number, so I have actually lost a bit more than I record. But officially, 6.5+ are gone I hope never returning. And I have gained a lot of muscle, too, which I know is heavier that fat. hooray!

I am trying not to get caught up in numbers, but decided to try weighing each day to see if it motivated me. But, I am back to wearing some clothes I 'outgrew' over the past year... so that is making me happier.

And it we me who bought the flowers for me.. ;) Cheapies from the grocery store. Actually I just stuck them on a table to get a picture against the wall and didn't realize the boys' old photo would show up so clearly.. aren't they cute?

Anyway, I plan to get myself another gift at my 10 pound mark. That is set for the end of August, but who knows maybe I will beat it?

My friend Roxanne who is in VA doing this with me met her July goal, too! Goals are fun, especially to do with friends.

Oh.. and I saw my AB MUSCLES for the first time yesterday in years! I still have a layer of fat over them, but they are getting firmer and I saw some definition! Yes, you CAN have a waistline if you are over 45! lol

Something to share!

I lost 3 cm off my waist! Woo hoo! Nothing big I know , about an inch and a half, but cool. I tend to be an apple and waist measurement can be a good indicator of health.

And it sometimes helps to look at measurements and clothes instead of those scales....

Waist Girth Better Than BMI?

BMI info

Using Measurements Besides the Scales

Measure Progress Without the Scale

Monday, August 6, 2007

Some quotes

These quotes have currently been on my mind and on my fridge...

"Never, never, never, never, never give up!"

-Winston Churchill

"Enough is a good as a feast."
-George Chapman

"Nobody ever said it would be easy."
-A friend's grandmother

"When you pray, pray, but when you pheasant, pheasant!"
-St. Teresa of Avilla (when asked how she could eat so enthusiasticly at a feast)

What Works for You?

In the last entry, Leonie and I got to talking in the comments about little things that keep us on track, such as when we get home tired and hungry (and mean, in my case), what keeps us from hitting the junk food?

Leonie mentioned pre-planning a snack. Are there other hints you all have to keep yourself eating healthy, not binging, getting to your workout, etc?

One I can think of is lately I have been pre-cooking chicken breasts up for myself on the weekend and putting them in little bags in nice small portions. This way when I am ready for my salad or fajita (and usually very hungry) I just take a packet and make up the meal. This is very helpful for me as I am a chronic snacker (while preparing AND cleaning up food!) I find I eat less and focus on and enjoy the meal more.

Also, I keep 60 cal pudding cups and Teddy Grahams around for me (hands off, boys! lol)- . I allow myself to have them at night or mid-aftenoon with a nice cup of decaf tea or coffee. A real treat and less calories than stadning at the freezer eating cookies and cream ice cream out of the carton! lol

For workouts, I preplan my week each Sunday night. I used my aerobic schedule and write it on my calendar and treat it like an appointment. After doing this for a while now workouts happen automatically- they didn't used to!

Any hints from anyone else?

Friday, August 3, 2007

Turbo Jam and Taebo

These have been my two fave workouts this week. Today I did Turbo Jam Kickin' Core - love the music, moves and the Turbo in this workout. Yesterday was Taebo Celebrity Fit Sculpt, with some nice combos and calisthenics.

I think I'll aim for more FIRM workouts next week - probably need to do more weighted work, as the rotations below state. But I love the endorphin high of cardio!
What workouts are you doing?
How are your diet plans, diet journals?

A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Thought for the Day

"Good friends are good for your health."

~Irwin Sarason

"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy! And happy people just don't shoot their husbands!"

Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde