A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Been doing Taebo this week.

Yesterday was Taebo Cardio Live Bootcamp ( 30 mins) followed by Taebo Elite Bootcamp Abs ( 30 minutes, with weights and some capoeira moves. Challenging!).

Today was Taebo Ultimate Lower Body - great workout, no equipment needed, only 45 minutes with cardio that has a focus on the lower body.

Love my kickboxing!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Secrets of a Former Fat Girl

A book I am re-reading. And I posted a thought for this week over at my blog.

Am interested in hearing your thoughts - and your health and fitness related reading!

Monday, April 6, 2009

The first day of the rest of my life

If you are a milestone person, a birthday is a good day to start something new. I'm not a milestone person, but I won't let the fact that today is my birthday stop me from getting started on the next step in my quest for a fitter, healthier me.

I was reading Runner's World this morning (love that magazine) and was once again struck by the idea of having a "streak". There is a guy in there who has run every day for 31 years! There was also a study that people who ate 3 apples or pears a day as a snack lost 2.7 lbs/1.2 kgs in 12 weeks. The every day-ness of this approach intrigues me. Could I be disciplined enough to do the same thing each day for a set period of time? Sure I can!

I feel like everything is poised for me to succeed. The baby has weaned (he'll be 1 tomorrow!), I'm within 10 pounds of my goal weight, I have been working out 2-3 times a week, I've used Lent as a way to help me make good food choices, my husband is--as ever-very supportive, and I really really want this.

As usual, I plan to use a babysteps approach. Daily workouts until the end of April while maintaining my other good habits. Since I was sick yesterday, I chose yoga to be today's workout. It was lovely.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ok, So I Know I'm Not Normal

Hi everyone-

Here is an article/quiz that just came over my Sparknotes email. I have not taken the quiz yet (and already know the outcome..lol) but plan to and thought you might enjoy it too

Oh, Jenny- you aksed about my cooking for the family and if that contributes to my bad eading. YES! And my sons are beanpoles, too.

Here is the Am I a Normal Eater Quiz

What do you do when your dh wants you to lose weight?

Now, I'm no bomb shell, I don't exude sex appeal, but I am nearly 40 kg , about 80 lbs, less than I used to be.

The other night, my dh wanted me to do a quiz on why I can't lose weight. He wants me thinner. He is thinner, weighs himself every morning and night, works out hard...

Hell, I'd like to be thinner but I also know I used to have eating disorders. How do I get thinner without being obsessed?

Do I work hard after Easter to lose more weight, Ive been maintaining this last year - can I work hard to lose, say, another 9 kg ( about 18 lbs) ? I lose slowly, about a kg a month - so, in nine months could I be slimmer, look better?

It's up to me. What the heck, maybe I should just go for it.

At least dh would be happier! lol!

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