A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Friday, May 30, 2008

Try, try again...

Hello Everyone,
I am still trying to get myself in shape. I am always taking care of everyone else.
And sugar! I use eating it as my only control in life. It needs to stop. But it is so hard during baseball season--running here and there and keeping little sister entertained. It makes me feel good :)
So, I am letting you all know my struggles. I saw a photo of me last night pushing dd on the swings. It showed me from the back. I was shocked. I am getting a big caboose. I keep thinking of it and hoping it will motivate me more.
I got a bike this weekend. It is an old lady bike with a cushy seat, high handle bars, etc. My neck issues are so much better on this bike. Dd loves to ride the trail a bike so we invested in this. It uses different muscles than my old triathlon/mountain biking bikes. I am struggling. But I also give myself a little credit pulling dd and a half a bike behind me. Of course, I am going to be exhausted riding 5 miles!! I hope to get out on it once a week all summer.
I hope to come back in a few weeks and report in that I am eating better, lost a pound or two, something in the right direction.
Keep on trucking ladies...now to go open my Best Life diet book, yet again :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


nI am still on NO workouts but am consoling myself by planning rotations of workouts.

A friend gave me a box of Winsor Pilates videos so I was thinking of adding pilates into my rotation when I am back into working out...I love cardio so was thinking of doing cardio or kickboxing or AWT every day, followed by a bit of pilates.

Anyone else into pilates?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Checking Back In

Hi All,

Just wanted to say that I signed up with SparkPeople last month and I am down 10 POUNDS! I am so psyched! I just had to share.  I am eating mindfully, tracking my food on Spark (which is so easy and fun and FREE) and walking when I can.  I have eczema that flares in Spring and it's on the bottom of my feet, making it painful to do anything cardio.  I am also Calorie Cycling.  Where I have different calories from day to day, so I am still eating my chocolate!

If you haven't already...check out Spark People.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thought you'd enjoy this...

Isn't it true? I know I am wearing a smaller size now than when I was this weight years ago - all that kickboxing has helped to re-shape my body.

Oh, not working out after this surgery is killing me. All I am doing is a little ( very little) bit of walking. No, I should say shuffling! lol! And even that makes me tired. Gosh!

How are you all?

Interesting article on Psychological Eating

It is a quick read...

click here

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