Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fitness on Friday #2

Ok, I know I'm posting this a little early. But I'm really busy this week and want to make sure I get it up.

Be sure to check out my sidebar. My lovely friend Lorie made the button for Fitness on Friday and another lovely friend Jen set up the code so you can easily snag it! :) Yay for awesome friends!

So far I've done pretty well this week. I've been exercising every day! My water intake has been fantastic, I even had a day where I drank 125 ounces of water...just don't ask how many times I had to run to the goes through you fast. LOL! My snacking hasn't been great, but it's been a little better. I'm just really glad the candy holidays are over for awhile, you know like Easter, Valentine's, Christmas...the list goes on. Last night I was really good though. I really wanted some microwave popcorn, but...I drank a ton of water to curb my hunger...I guess I was really just thirsty. That really does help though, if you're hungry you should try drinking some water first, you might just be thirsty. Of course if it's meal time go eat, you can't live on water alone, right?

My goal is to keep going with the exercise, maybe amp things up a bit and work harder. I want to keep it up with the water too. And of course, I need to continue working on not snacking so much.

How are you doing? What are your goals? Do you have a cool tip or quote to share? If you're in need of motivation or accountability join us in Fitness on Friday. Just make a fitness/health/weight loss post on your blog, or even just leave a comment here if you prefer. Then join others who are doing the same. Don't forget to comment on their posts. Together we can help each other get in better health!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Girl Power"

The ladies left on The Biggest Loser said they have "girl power." And at the weigh in they certainly did. I was so happy one of the guys went home. Maybe the other three will be a little less cocky now...I can hope so anyway. Oh...and I would've taken the $10,000 over the 1 pound a heartbeat.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fitness on Friday #1

Welcome to the very first Fitness on Friday. Go ahead and either make a post on your blog with your fitness progress, with a cool exercise you learned, with your fitness goals or whatever else you want that helps you feel motivated or keeps you accountable OR you can just post your progress in the comments here. Whatever is more comfortable to you and makes you feel accountable.

If you have a fitness or health blog let me know, I'll add you to my blogroll.

This week I've been doing well on my exercise. The change in weather has been great and I've been doing some extra walking outside and it's been heavenly! My downfall has been my eating. I really need to curb things on the snacking. My meals are generally pretty healthy, but my snacking is out of control. My goal for this week is to work on snacking and also drinking enough water.

How are you doing? Share and don't forget to visit the other commenters here so we can all feel supported! :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Foolish Biggest Losers

Ok, I'm totally addicted to the show The Biggest Loser. And I thought the contestants were totally stupid last night. They voted off Brittany...she was the least threatening person left on campus. Her weight loss is nearly always low. But they love Jay so they kept him...hello people, he's a total threat, there's $250K on the line. At this point (except for Jay's brother) I'd say forget alliances and try to actually be the biggest loser, even if it means sending home your friends. Ok that's I liked Brittany, I can relate to her so I didn't like seeing her go. LOL!

Monday, March 17, 2008

My New Motivation

I've really been struggling to stay motivated lately. So I came up with something and I ran it by my husband last night. Starting today I'll earn 50 cents every day I work out. BUT...everyday I don't exercise I lose a dollar, I get one rest day a week. Once my total is $50 I can take the money and do whatever I want with it. Sure, it will take a long time to earn $50, but we're poor so once I earn it I'll definitely enjoy it.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fitness on Fridays?

Ok, I'm thinking of starting the check in for fitness thing starting next week. I was thinking I would make it a Friday thing. It's a good time to check in and get focus before the weekend and the temptations that weekends bring. I 'll be contacting people throughout the week that expressed interest in this.

I'm thinking, you can either just post in a thread here how you're doing *and/or* you can do a post on your blog and leave a comment with your link here so others can visit you and give you encouragement. You can update however you want. Some of you are probably more daring than I am. You will share your weight with others, so you may want to do a weigh-in that day for your post. Or maybe you want to share your exercise success for the week or say you've lost a pound or two without giving away your weight. It's really up to you. This is just a way to check in and feel accountable. Maybe you found a quote or something that inspires you or discovered some music that's great to exercise to. Share, share, share! :)

How does that sound?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Want to Check in With Me?

I've had a couple people comment about wanting to feel accountable in their weight loss. And I totally understand where they're coming from. It's always easier to do something when you're not doing it alone. Would anyone else be interested in having a weekly post to check in with each other? If so, I'd gladly host it here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Walking and a Recipe

The past two days I've used the treadmill for 30 minutes a day AND I walked to do my errands. Yesterday that took about 30 minutes and today it took about 20 minutes. I'm thinking of doing some yoga in a bit since I just got a new yoga dvd.

Also, I've decided that I want to start sharing healthy recipes when I find them. I've been enjoying this one for the last couple days. It's sooooo good! I found it on a mommy message board I belong to.

Spicy Bean Salsa

1 (15 oz) can black-eyed peas, drained
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green peppers (I like this finely chopped)
1 (4 oz) can diced jalapeƱos, I'm a big wussy so I use green chilies
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup Italian salad dressing (I use the light version)
1/2t garlic salt

In a medium bowl combine all and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

I've been eating this with Baked Tostitos Scoops. That was my lunch the past could days. Kind of like nachos without the cheese. We also had this for the Super Bowl, but added diced avocado to it.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Oh My Aching Feet!

My feet were killing me last night...but it was a good thing. It's partially because I was wearing the wrong shoes. But the weather was so awesome...78 degrees! Wow! So we took the girls to the park and we went for a long walk. We probably got nearly 2 miles of walking around in while we were out. It felt so good to be outside again. Of course, now it's freezing and we're under a blowing snow and wind advisory. Sigh...but I'm getting excited for the weather to get nice so I can walk outside everyday. This Fall I walked pretty much everyday and I was consistently losing weight. I've been at a near stand still since then, losing a pound here and then plateauing then another pound and plateau.