A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Friday, July 17, 2009


Having a week of FIRM workouts - aerobic weight training. Some step work. Makes a nice change.

Most people know that exercise can help beat type 2 diabetes, but one type of fitness regimen might work best, a new study shows.
Specifically, workouts that combine aerobic and resistance training exercises appear better at controlling blood sugar than either type of activity alone, researchers say.
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Read more about the FIRM workout DVDs.

How is everyone? Anyone out there??

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Workouts - a week of Jillian Michaels, the trainer from The Biggest Loser. Half hour workouts that are tough, intense cardio and weights, plyometrics or jump training, intervals and circuits. Did Cardio Kickbox, Shape up Frontside and Backside, 30 Day Shred Levels 1, 2,3. They pack a punch in 30 minutes and the change from my usual 60 minute Taebo saw me lose a kilogram on the scales - even though I didn't change my diet at all. It is said that one should change things up wrt workouts and I guess my body needed that change! Three more kg for goal number 1.

Food - Well, I have goals and thoughts.
Fill half the plate with veggies and/or fruit.
Choose fresh, natural, good quality foods from several different food groups - as much as possible, that is!
Give my eating some thought, some planning, some structure.
Try not to skip meals.
Don't ban any food or drink. Allow treat foods in small but regular quantities.
Stop obsessing over the calories in food.Choose wholesome natural foods ( where I can) , food that I know will make me feel good.
Look for other ways of dealing with my emotions. It's not all about the food, you know!
Don't pick or snack, especially when tired. Stick to fruit, crackers, tea. Okay?

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