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Day 123 – a new start

In Exercise, Uncategorized on January 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm

This is it. This is the big dealio!

Ok guys, we all know I’ve needed to kick it up a notch here in exercise land. I really do want my waist to look like a fiddle!

I have decided that Jan 1st I will start something new and fresh here, and add some rules to my eating habits also.  For exercise I will be doing a video 5 days a week and allowing two days for yoga or snowshoeing.  Each week in January, I will do a different video. I am going to start out with Jillian Micheal’s 30 day shred. I know and like this one, and it’s a good one to start me out. I’ll also do a pilates one, and kickboxing, and a dance video (ohh I bet you can’t wait for that one, no I will not be recording any video’s of myself).

I will also be eating no sugar in January! I know that this is strict but it is sooo what I need. I am a sugar addict ya’ll!  I have decided to allow myself two tiny dark chocolates each day to have a tiny treat, but no other sugar. I am not even eating jelly, yogurt unless it’s plain, or salad dressing, and no cereal with sugar… none! I will allow a bit of honey or maple syrup but no sugar.

My only other rule will be having to do with drinks. I am allowed my morning coffee and one other drink, otherwise water the rest of the day. I know for me, I’ll guzzle juice if I don’t have sugar sooo I am going to eliminate that option.

So obviously this is not a new years resolution, it’s just for January then I will reevaluate. I am not making this blog about weight loss, but more exercise and the discipline of it, which has been so incredibly good for me. But, I have lost 18 POUNDS this last year 🙂 and hope to lose 10 more in all.

What do you think?


Day 93

In Exercise on December 3, 2010 at 4:26 am

So there are a few gaps in the days. so what! I still exercised every single day. We were out of town, and I didn’t have a computer for most of the days 🙂 I have dedided to not go back and try to remember what I did each day.

I will tell you one little story though. The first four nights we were staying with my little sister and her husband. Liz is pregnant with her first (yippee!) and I knew she wasn’t feeling up to going out for a walk with me in the dark and frigid weather… so I made Scott come 🙂 Liz and Jordan live in Nebraska, there aren’t very many trees and the wind whips!  We walked for a bit and it was sooo cold, so we went in. When we walked in Liz and Jordan started laughing at us! I was like “what??” and she goes “you were gone about ummm, eight minutes.” HA HA sooo I did some stretching also that night.

I have some really exciting news. I’ve been looking at snowshoes for awhile now and finally ordered them today!! I can’t wait!! AND… by the time 2-5 business days pass, we should have an abundance of snow too. 🙂 I WILL post photos of that event, my first snowshoe trek!

Day 93 –  walking with the kiddos- 25 minutes

Days 78-92  – walking,  yoga, and stretching… and that’s about it!

Day 74 -HELP-

In Exercise on November 15, 2010 at 2:22 am

I haven’t been blogging all too faithfully, but don’t worry I still have been exercising faithfully!  I need your help. I love the discipline of exercising every day, even if it’s only 20 – 30 minutes a day. I love that I have done this, to be quite honest. The discipline aspect of it is really good for me… now I need to add practicing my guitar everyday 🙂 But, I will say that it’s gotten a bit monotonous. I love mostly when I can get outside, as you all know. I fear snow is around the corner, and I won’t be outside quite as much. I will still get out some, but probably not as often seeing as how half of the time when I get outside to exercise it’s with children, and that is harder on really cold days.    I AM going to be buying snowshoes soon, so that as soon as we have some of that lovely white covering, I can get out there. And I am sooo excited for this. I’ve only been snowshoeing a few times, but I loved it! So, here is where YOU come in. I need your help in brain storming more exercise options… and they can’t be too expensive. So please, if you read this, comment and tell me your ideas, I need them desperately. Then when I’ve taken all the ideas in, I will do a post about it and my goals.  I know you all secretly do read here, but just don’t comment right?;) suuuuurrrreeee whatever. Please you every single one, comment 🙂 I will even comment back to you, if  you return to check! I promise.

Day 74 – walky with the doggy (oh and the baby too)