Sunday, February 28, 2010

1440 Minutes a day

Each day we start with 1440 minutes a day. So what do we do with it? Do we have any set plan of what were are going to do, what are we going to eat and just plain wear. Some where down the line we all lose focus and step into a routine of life. As my life style change and I start to set goals I notice a lot more that other things in my life is changing. I write more I think of the day ahead of me and what I am going to eat. I am planning more in everything not just food.

Lets go back to food for a few minutes. Do you know what you are going to eat that day. I now sometimes what we plan may not be what we want that day, but planning is a start. Every week I ask the bloggers that I am blogging with "What is your Goal for this week?" some come back with what they have set other don't at all. When you through that out there then you are more likely to meet them. So what is you goal for the week? Remember if you write it I will be asking. Then I will ask so how you going to get it. Every day you have that same 1440 minutes a day as I do. Make them count you will get a lot more done and then when you look back you can say I did it.

Start with only a few goals in mind what do you want to see happen tomorrow and what you what for the week. Take out the calendar and pen an paper make if visual to see. Pin it to you bathroom mirror. So now lets plan tomorrow so we know what we are going to do.
1) What are you going to eat for lunch, snack and dinner? (How many calories do you need)
2) What are you going to wear? ( put this our right away)
3) What do you have planned to do for the day?
If you need help post it then it will be out there. Put it on your blog give me a link and I will ask you questions.

Ready set let the journey begin.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spring cleaning - in everything

Spring is just around the corner, I know where there is still snow on the ground. Just pretend and start moving yourself. Think of things around your house that needs to get done. As for me I have a huge reason my oldest daughter is getting married. So you all know what that means, family, friends and business associate are coming to town. Right now I have the cleaning bug, but that is now why I am writing this. It is time to move, when we are moving no time to be bored and eat. I have a fellow blogger Eat to Live 2010 that I twitter with and follow his blog. The other day he got out side in the snow and worked in it. Well this weekend I did the same. I put on my glove and hat and shoveled the snow. What a work out, but boy did it feel good. Then my son came out and helped and we had a great time. I spend time with my kid and had a good workout shoveling snow. Look around the house do you need to start some spring cleaning so then when spring does come you can work outside and not inside.

Ready set let the journey begin.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Time to write

I find my day's are on high speed just not enough hours in the day. I have not been on the computer in forever so I have not blogged. I haven't even got to ready any blogs. While I travel I will make sure to carry a pen and paper to write subjects I want to write on. My first magazine of fitness came in. I can hardly wait to read it and comment on items in there. So keep checking back for my magazine review. I need a new pair of shoes for the gym so I think a review would be nice for this as well. Not much to say today, I have not been on the scale in a while. Tomorrow I check my measurements at the gym. Hope I did well.

Ready set let the journey begin.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

People New Year Resolution

Well here we are already in the middle of Feb. I have reach two of my mini goals and still going. I wonder how many people have already broke them New Years Resolution. This is the first time in years that I have stayed focus. I believe blogging has really helped and I have great blog friends that are going thought the same thing. I can kick my self I have not worked out for a few day's since this dumb cold. Today I will be back in the gym. I am going to ask Luke, the guy that runs the fitness place how many people stay after a month working out. I would like to know what makes them leave. I still have not come up with interview questions for my trainer. If you have any in mind let me know. Well better get ready to go work out. Jumping on the saddle again.

Ready set let he journey begin.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Going shopping for clothes

Well the trip to the Bahamas is coming close and I have to go shop. This part I don't like to do at all. I know I have lost 8 lbs, but still not down enough for the next size. I don't know about you all, but I hate to go shopping for clothes. I am happy just wearing what I have. Well I am almost down to the next size. Here is my delima should I buy a smaller size? I will tell you what Once I go down that size I am taking the stuff right down to the goodwill or sell it on ebay right away. I am not going to look back. So I will let you all know how the shopping trip goes. This is going to be hard for me to do. You all know how I hate looking in the mirror at my self. I am getting better about that thought.

Ready set let the journey begin.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Don't deprive yourself

Thanks to Matt a fellow blogger for this idea to blog about. Don't deprive your self from foods you crave. So many people start diets only to fail within weeks of starting. They go home from some meeting or read a book and wipe out the whole kitchen. Then they have this kitchen of food they don't know how to prepare and have not acquired the taste for. Let me tell you it take baby steps. I did not go out the next day and throw everything out and start my healthy living like that. I took baby steps on everything from exercise to food. When I switched to whole wheat pasta I mixed it at first till one day that was all we had. Then I used a smaller plate to eat on that helped a bunch. Don't forget he water, remember the day I could only drink 20 oz. Now I am up to almost 64 oz of water a day. Don't deprive yours self when going to parties. Just take a smaller piece or share with someone. I know have a huge piece of pie taste great, but then we all know what happens afterwards. The guilt sets in and then we almost backslide, because of eating a huge piece of pie. Take your time eating enjoy your food. For those of you that only have 30 minutes to eat at work take at least 20 min. to eat. Then walk for at least 5.

Move and move again. Just sitting in the office does not help at all. You have a 15 min. break us it walking around.

ready set let the journey begin.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I am at 8

Yes, I have lost 8 lbs. That is about 4 a month so I am right now track. I started in December of 09 and told my self If I can at least lost 4.5 am month that would be great. Well them baby steps really help. I have to be honest I did not step foot in the gym. Work has kept me a way this week and they cold. Having a cold really brings things to a stop. So my advise to you all really is make small goals. I never thought I would be this far, there were day's I just wanted to quit. I step on that scale everyday and know where I am at. I went to a baby shower the other day and boy did they have some chocolate cake with strawberry's on top. I knew how much I could have since I watched all day what I was eating. So I was able to enjoy a piece of cake, but just a small one. I drank my water and was totally happy.

The other day on the phone with a co worker we were talking about the cruise we are going on. The subject changed to us working on losing weight. I told her about me drinking more water. How our body is made of water. Well remember the battle I was having with drinking water well not no more. I keep a glass of water at my desk with a lot of ice and one next to my night stand. Water is everywhere, not soda in my house, but the kind my husband drinks. Even the kids are getting us to drinking water all the time. When I go out to eat I either bring some home for lunch or share a meal with one of the kids. At first that was hard, but this is something I have worked hard at. Keeping my self active really helps.

So Keep up the good work all.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Eat to Live blog must read

I follow this blog because it helps me stay motivated. It shows that I am not the only one out there in search of a healthy live style. It takes baby steps to achive what you want in life. Then when you look back you can say I did it. Well Eat to Live blog is showing just how baby steps and life change, but what a great job he is doing. Keep it up!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Back in the set again

Hello All,
I know it has been a few day's since I have blogged. Work has kept me super busy these day's. I have not even made it to the gym. I can to cancel last night work out with my friend. Yeah the one I worked so hard to get. I have a whole work out planned to. I won't forget to post it so you all can try it your self. Last week was great was able to work out quite a bit. Eating new food it getting better. I found some pots to start growning some herbs in the house. My kids are really taking to this different eating, but I don't know about my husband yet. He like the salads we eat and the different soups. Tell you all what some of the soups are wonderful to eat. Oh and a must try is different kind of beans. I never thought how good beans are. I will do an blog on what else, but beans. How to store them and make then and a few recipes.

Ready set let the journey begin.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I have two

Yes I know have two people that are going to work out with me. This is really going to help my efforts. People are starting to notice I am losing weight. They are asking and I am telling them. So I have a few workouts in mind to get them started. You all know how I like the exercise ball, so I decided that is where I will start. For the first work out I will do two arms, legs and ab work outs. We can't have work out over load happing. They are new to the whole gym thing just like I was. I remember the first time I worked out and how I felt. The equipment was intimidating to me because I did not know how to use it. I am hoping they will like the work out and join. They have a free weeks pass to work out, so that means I will be there every day almost. Now talk about motivation to be able to work out with someone and show them how. I will keep you all posted.

Ready set let the journey begin.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What we should be taught

I may have wrote about this, but I need to stress this again. Forming a habit or plan is key in anything you do. Now that it has been almost two months into this healthy living I am forming habits. When I go to the grocery store I pick out more fruits and vegetables than cookies and chips. Don't you ever wonder why unhealthy food is everywhere? They want us to over eat. That is my personal thought. Yesterday was day two of my work out all this week. Yes, I missed Monday. Today I have a friend going with me to work out. When talking with my trainer ART, we talked about education. In school they have physical education, but do they teach how to stay fit and healthy. NO, they make you play basketball, run a little and stuff like that. They do not teach the basics. Like math if you don't have a good foundation of subtraction and division etc. you learn to hate math. So I think personally they should teach how to us equipment properly and healthy eating. Maybe some after school program, yeah that is it.

Well have to run for today.
Ready set let the journey begin.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Being lazy will steal your health

I have thought a lot about this. I can admit now I have been lazy in the past. Now that I have changed things in my life I find I have more time for more things. It is funny how we make excuses for not going to the gym or just plain moving. Today was a perfect example of me wanting to be lazy and not go to the gym. Once I get to the gym I feel great. Today finally was the first day I started sweating as soon as I did my warm up. Does this mean that am gaining muscle and fat is burning?I sweat thought the whole work out today.

Today is the first day I will never see 190 again. I will not look back to this again. One big mile stone in my life.

Ready set let the journey begin.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Work out goal list

This week I have set a goal of working out. I was bad last week only going once. So I have already sat down and put all the day's I can go to the gym. I am going to treat them like an appointment. This has to be a habit in my life that is with everything like preparing food and everything. I am still down the 5 lbs, but this week I am trying for 2 lbs. This habit has to be formed and what better day than the first of Feb. We all have heard that it takes 21 day's to form a habit. Well this is a habit that needs to be done. Oh and to top all of this off it was the dream I had that made me get up and put this on my work calendar.

One more thing what is it. For the last week I have asked several friends to go work out with me and none has accepted. Then I have to laugh because I remember when I never wanted to go to.

Ready set let the journey begin.