Thursday, December 29, 2011

CNN Tri Challenge 2012

I am so excited.  I am trying to get picked for the CNN Triathlon Challenge for 2012.  I sent in a 2-3 minute long video of why I think I would be a good candidate.  I hope with all my heart that I get picked.  I understand that there were 200 entrants so its going to be tough, but I am keeping the faith.  I am also nervous because I have never done anything like this before so it will be a brand new experience for me.  However, it is in line with my trying to be a healthier person.  I know if I get picked, it will be a long hard road of training, but I know that the rewards will be fantastic!  I am asking you all to please, please say some prayers for me to help me be amongst the chosen.  There will only be 6 people picked.  Thanks and I will keep you posted on what happens.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Success Will Come My Way

I have been seeing a lot of success stories with people who have used Weight Watchers. It gives me hope.  I know that once I start to focus strictly on it, that I, too will have success.  Heck, its how I lost my first 25 lbs!  I just need to get focused again.  I did go to the gym this morning....yippee!!!  I really needed to because I have been eating nothing but junk these past few days. I have allowed myself to indulge some over the holidays, but at this point, I think I have gone overboard.  I need to reign myself back in.  I have to get my will power, drive, and desire back.  I WILL get it because I know that this is something that I want.  Its something that I know I can do and I know that it is necessary for me to do it.
So, in looking toward next year, I know that it will be a long journey to better health for me.  However, it is a journey that I am willing to go on and one that I will succeed on.  I look forward to writing some great posts on my progress and I am hoping to add photos.  I also know that I will have ups and downs, but with support I will be ok.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays

So after taking last week off from the gym, I am back at it this week.  A couple of people came up to me asking where I had been.  The trainer even stopped me and asked if everything is ok.  I told him that I had been struggling and that its been hard with all of the holiday treats laying around the office. He told me not to give up.  Told me to stay the course and maybe not go as hard as I had been going, but to definitely hang in there.  Its nice to know that people care and are looking out for me.  I need all of the support that I can get.
I am almost fininshed with my Christmas shopping.  Once the shopping is done, I will feel like I can relax a little.  How is everyone else's shopping going?  Hopefully we can all have safe and blessed holiday season.  I also hope that I can enjoy the festivities without stressing over what the scale will say when its all said and done.  I am going to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year now in case I don't get back bedfore then.
Well, until next time, stay strong and eat healthy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Talking the Talk.....

As the saying goes if you talk the talk, can you also walk the walk?  Ok or something like that.  What I have realized so far in this journey of mine is that I have no problem whatsoever with talking the talk.  I can talk and talk and talk about what I am going to do to lose the weight and what it will take for me to lose the weight.  I can talk about how I am going to exercise 5 or 6 days a week and how I am going to exercise at night after I put my daughter to bed.  But the reality is that I am NOT walking the walk as I am talking the talk.  I was doing really well with my exercising, but I am somehow seeing myself starting to slack in that area. I said that I would pack my lunch for the week so that I could control what I am eating.  Well, that didn't work either.  I need to get my mojo back!  I can't just sit by and look at everyone else around me exercising and eating better.  I need to start walking the walk better than just talking the talk.  I need to hold myself accountable and get back to my WW meetings and weigh-ins. Yep, I even stopped going to those because I know that I have not been doing what I am supposed to.  So I pray that this blog post will help me to once again see that light so that I can make the right choices and get back to the matter at hand.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Goals

I've been hearing a lot lately about goals.  I hear that everyone should have goals.  I hear that everyone should have something to work towards.  I hear that everyone should have something that they strive for and push for.  I hear that you should write your goals down so that you can see them and they become real.  Then I started looking inward.  I asked myself what are my goals? What am I fighting for?  What drives me?  What am I passionate about?  What am I working on?  You want to know what I came up with?  NOTHING!!!  Sure, I am working toward losing weight but it seems that I am not working hard enough or pushing diligently towards that goal everyday.  I feel like I am not really striving for anything.  So, what am I going to do to rectify this situation that I find myself in?  I need to think of some concrete goals and some ideas and dreams that I really and truly am passionate about.  I need to write these things down and hold myself accountable to these things.  Here are a couple of things that I want to work towards:
1. Lose weight
2. Become a healthier person
3. Take time for myself

I am going to start with these and see how it works.  Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut and have nothing to work towards?
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Its been one busy and crazy week so far, but I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all and I hope you enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I know I am especially thankful for all of my family and friends and I look forward to making many more friends through this great healthy living community.  I know I am going to enjoy my dinner and if I go over my points, I am not going to beat myself up for it.  I will just make sure to work extra hard in my upcoming SPIN classes this week and next.
Be safe and until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Slow and Steady?

Frustration!  Ugh!!!  Why is it that I only lost 1lb last week????  I know I should be happy with that, but this is really beginning to frustrate me.  I worked hard, tracked my food, and even drank my water.  Something is not registering correctly here.  Its really beginning to stress me out.  I have to rethink this because obviously I am doing something that is not in line with what my goal is.  The goal is to lose the weight.  I want to lose at least 2lbs a week.  Is that so hard?  Obviously it is. I guess my motto thus far is "slow and steady".  Somehow I don't like the way that sounds.
Ok, I am done venting.  Sorry for the rant.  Until next time, be strong and eat healthy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Friday!!!

This week has been so-so.  I was only down 1lb.  I guess I should be happy because it was down and not up, but sometimes I just expect more.  I think that I need to drink some more water to kick it up a notch.  I am about to go to my 630am SPIN class so hopefully that will get me started on the right track this morning.  Lots of things going on this weekend.  Parades, dance classes, family stuff.  All fun so I know I will be moving and active.  Well, I must go for now.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Motivation Is Back Up

So while I was working out at the gym yesterday morning, I was thinking to myself...you can do this, you can become a fit and healthy person, it may take you awhile but don't give up because you can do it!!!
I was so pumped up with my thoughts and the effort that I was giving to my workout that I ate healthy the WHOLE day AND I stayed within my WW points....yeah for me!!!!  :-)

I just got finished reading a post by Swim Bike Mom and she got me so pumped this morning.  Off to another great start.  This means that I will eat healthy all day today too!  Thanks Swim Bike Mom for the motivation that I needed.  I will forever be greatful.

To everyone out there, take it one day at a time and hang in there. We can do this!  Until next time stay strong and eat healthy.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

European Adventure

Well, I made it back.  I was away for work.  I had to go to the Netherlands and Amsterdam.  I was a little leary about going because I was not sure what I would face when it came to eating.  I was going in with an open mind and figured that I would eat whatever I wanted but that I would be mindful of what I was putting in my body.  I don't think I did the best that I could have done but I also don't think that I did too bad either.  I did realize that the Europeans seem to eat pretty healthy.  They eat whole food that is real and that is of good quality.  At least they did where I was staying. 
The thing I liked was that they are very active!  They ride their bikes and walk everywhere!!!  I must have walked a ton while I was there.  I was looking to rent a bike but didn't have much time to do so.  I came away with the idea that I need to keep active and moving in order to have a much more healthy lifestyle.  I haven't been back to the gym since I returned to the states, but once I get caught up on rest and other family obligations I intend to get right back to it. 
I saw my trainer yesterday and he said he missed me.  I told him that I will be back soon and that he has not lost me.  I am not giving up on this difficult journey.  I know that I will have bumps in the road, but the intention is to just roll right over those bumps and move on. I hope everyone is doing well.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Food Addiction

Ok, so its official...I am saying it and I am saying it out loud.....I.AM.ADDICTED.TO.FOOD.

I just love the way good food makes me feel.  I just love the way food tastes.  I just love the way food seems to comfort me.  I think about food constantly.  I think about food when I am happy, sad, stressed, angry.....you name it...I am thinking about food.
Who does that?????  Who thinks about food 24/7????  That is just NOT normal.  I know people who say they forget to eat sometimes.  How is that POSSIBLE?????  What??? Forget to eat????? Not happening for this girl here. I think my issue is that I sometimes forget to STOP eating.  UGH!!!!!
This journey is a tough one, but I am determined to conquer this!  I am trying to have other hobbies and interests to take my mind off of the 24 hour food obsession\addiction.
How do you cope with these feelings?  I wish there was an easy way to tackle these issues.  Ok, my rant is over.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What's Been Going On With Me Lately

Its been a little bit since I last posted.  Things have been hectic.  Work, parties, dance classes, entertaining, etc.  It all adds up and before I know it its been about two weeks since my last post.  I had my weekly Weight Watchers weigh in and I lost 1.2 lbs the first week.  And I was happy with that because I knew that I was doing just the minimum to get by.  I was allowing myself the opportunity to enjoy the parties without going way overboard.  I know I have to really buckle down in order to get this weight off.  By being back on Weight Watchers, it makes me focus on what I am putting in my body.  It helps to keep me accountable because I know I always have that weigh in coming up.
I decided that I am going to go to the gym 3 times a week during the week and then I will do some of my own exercises at home on the weekends.  I have just been feeling so tired lately and I think it was because I woke up for a year straight at 4:30 am to get to the gym everyday and it has taken its toll on me.  So, I know I cannot afford to (nor do I want to) give up going to the gym completely.  That is why I devised my new 3x a week plan.  The other two days I will get to sleep in a little (an extra half hour).  I will see how this works.
I have been eating okay, but I know I can/must do better.  I am taking things one day at a time.  I am counting on you guys for some motivation and help so please send me all the encouragement you can...I surely need it.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Doing It Again

I seem to have been in a rut lately and started eating less than healthy.  I was going to the gym five times a week and then cut it to two or three.  Not sure where all of this craziness is coming from but it MUST stop!  I need to get this weight off once and for all.  I am tired and disgusted.  So, I decided that today after work I will be joining Weight Watchers again.  I mean, that is where I was able to lose 25lbs and lose it at a decent pace.  I at least felt like I was accomplishing something. So, it will be back to counting points for me.  I am choosing this because I know it works for me.  I will also make better efforts to get to the gym regularly again.  I CAN do this.....heck, I MUST do this!
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Still Here

Hey!  I'm still alive and kicking.  Things are just crazy busy at work and my daughter started preschool so that has also kept me busy.  All fun and exciting things.  I am still going to the gym and working out.  I have fallen off of the healthy eating a little bit and desparately need to get back on track.  I am working on it.  I also decided not to run the 5k because I am just. not. ready.  I don't want to go at it half heartedly.  I am going to try to find a race in October.
Well, gotta get back to work.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy!  (This is also directed towards me!)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stuck In The House.....Not Healthy

It just started raining about an hour or so ago here.  We have tied everything down that we can and what couldn't be tied down is either in the garage or in the basement.  I am praying to God that this storm is not as bad as predicted and that we all fare well when its all said and done.
We are pretty much stuck in the house for now and for me that has not been a good thing.  My sister and my daughter are making chocolate chip cookies and I already had one...ugh!!  I don't even really like chocolate chip cookies but the smell of them coupled with my being bored had me munching on one.  THEN to make matters worse, I had some ice cream last night.  These past two days have not been healthy for me at all.  I am in trouble because I also missed the last two days at the gym.  Someone please make hurricane Irene go away before I become as big as a house.....AGAIN!!!!!
What are your tips for staying healthy when you are stuck in the house during a storm????? Suggestions are truly needed.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.....wait, I think I need to heed my own advice here.  :-)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bracing For Irene

Well, here on the East Coast we are bracing for the storm.  I am not sure if the media is making it worse than it is, but I need to stop listening to the reports because they are really scaring me at this point.  Hopefully it is not as bad as they are predicting.  I hope everyone stays safe.  I am on my way to the store to stock up on some essentials.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Monday, August 22, 2011

So Much Fun, So Much Exhaustion

Whew!!!!  The Healthy Living Summit is over and I am so exhausted.  I had so much fun and learned so many new things.  It was so great to meet so many awesome bloggers like Caitlin, Kath, Meghann, Lauren, and Andrea just to name a few.  Everyone was extremely nice.  I honestly felt like I've known these people for so long.  I was even fortunate enough to meet Dawn Jackson Blatner who is a Registered Dietician and author of The Flexitarian Diet.  She was so motivating and uplifting.
I have a new found love for diet and nutrition and healthy living in general. The whole weekend has made me realize how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  It has given me the much needed kick in the butt to get me even more serious about my journey.  I hope you all will come along with me for the ride.
I plan to post more about my weekend, but for now I must get some sleep.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two More Days....

Two more days until the Healthy Living Summit comes to Philly!!!!  Yippee!!!  I am soooo excited!!!  Ok, ok, I'm calming down now...
Anyway, this morning I was able to get in 40 minutes of cardio.  I did 10 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes on the bike.  My legs felt like bricks because yesterday the trainer had me working on legs.  He kept telling me yesterday "strong legs"!!! So, when I wanted to stop on the bike, I just kept saying to myself "strong legs".  It worked because I was able to keep pushing through.  I only have one more session with the Trainer.  I have learned so much from him and hope to keep up with all that he has taught me. 
Time to get to work!
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Healthy Living Summit

I am counting down the days until HLS!!!!   I am soooo excited!!!!  I am thinking of doing the Together Counts 5k fun run. I am being hesitant because I have never done a 5k run but I think this might be a good test for me since I am going to be doing my first "official" one in September.  I will have to see when I get there.  Maybe I  can find someone who is in the same boat as me???
Yesterday I had the session with the Trainer.  Let me just say, HE KICKED MY BOOTY!!!!  I had mentioned to him during the previous session that I was signed up to do a 5k.  Well, he took note if that and really worked me hard.  We started off strong with the steps and ended strong with boxing.  By the time it was over, I was sitting on the bench trying to catch my breath!  He loved EVERY minute of me not being able to breathe...LOL!!!
I was happy with the workout though because I love the feeling of being pushed to the limit.  Makes me feel like its all worth it. Does anyone else get this feeling?
Well, gotta go for now.  Work is calling me. So, until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Two-A-Days

Well since I am doing my first 5k, I need to step up my workouts.  I had the Trainer this morning and we worked on abs, arms, shoulders, and back.  Now I realize that I need to be doing more cardio so I went back to the gym for a second workout today!!!  Woo Hoo!!!  I rode the bike for 20 minutes and then I got on the treadmill and ran\walked for 5 minutes each for a total of 10 mins on the treadmill.  I am feeling pretty good right now, but I think I will probably crash later this afternoon.  I also decided to go with the mentality that  I need to fuel my body correctly.   I had yogurt and oatmeal for breakfast and for lunch I had a half of a PB and banana with honey on 100% whole wheat bread.  Oh and I forgot, I started my morning off with a Protein shake that I made before I left the house.  I have to get some more water in my system which I will be concentrating on this afternoon.
Lets see how long these two-a-days last.  I plan on doing them a couple of times a week. Does anyone else do two-a-days?  Any suggestions to keep the motivation up?
Until next time stay strong and eat healthy.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

First 5k

Just a quick post to say that its official....I signed up for my first 5k.  Its scheduled for Sept. 26....YIKES!!!!  I am SO afraid.  I have NEVER run a race before.  Luckily this one is a flat course and one of my friends is running it with me.  Now I just have to step up the training.  Wish me luck!!
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Trying To Stick To a Healthy Eating Plan

Well, here in the Northeast we have had a little break from the heat and humidity.  However, its supposed to be hot again by the end of the week.  I don't mind it though. 

Had my morning workout with the Trainer.  He's awesome!  I did the leg press, the row machine, and the 35 lb weight bar on the bench press machine ( I think that's what its called ).  We also did lunges and step ups with me holding 12 lb kettlebells.  Then I had to do push ups and sit ups on the inclined bench.  Needless to say, I was sweating and could barely walk into the locker room to get showered.  And the Trainer had the nerve to ask me if he was working me hard enough!!????  Uh, yeah, I think so!!!!

Anyway, the goal is to concentrate more on what I am eating.  This morning on my way in I had a protein smoothie ( frozen banana, frozen berries, almond milk, yogurt, and chocolate whey protein powder).  After my workout I had some oatmeal.  Then about two hours later I was feeing hungry so I had an egg and cheese sandwich on an english muffin. Now I'm drinking some water because I really need to up my water intake.  Especially with this heat.  Lunch is supposed to be a salad.  I say supposed to be because I looked at my salad and it is wilted...guess I shouldn't have put the olive oil and lemon on it until I was ready to eat it.  So, if I don't eat the salad, I plan on having a turkey sandwich.  Crossing my fingers that I can stick to this plan.

What do you do if your healthy eating plan doesn't work out for a meal?  Do you give up for the whole day or do you try to get back to healthy at the next meal?

Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

So Excited

Hope everyone is having a terrific Sunday.  This heat these past couple of days has been horrendous!  I still managed to go to the Y to get some cardio and strength training in.  I was so proud of myself because it meant having to get up early while on vacation.  I am determined to get healthier so I had to keep telling myself that its going to be worth it for me to make sacrifices like getting up at the crack of dawn.
I'm so excited to be attending the HLSummit in Philly in August.  I must admit that I am also very nervous because I have never attended a blogging event like this before.  However, my fears have been somewhat parlayed because Caitlin over at HTP was so kind ro start an email list of all the newbies attending so that we could reach out to each other and also see that we are not alone.  Thank you so much, Caitlin!  This has really made me wish the event was today.  :-)  I cannot wait to meet so many awesome people and to also learn a lot.
Well, gotta go for now, but until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me.

Yesterday was my Birthday and let me tell you that I ate what I wanted to eat.  Which was not so good.  The celebration started on Sunday when we went out to dinner.  I had fish and mashed potatoes with a salad.  BUT I had a brownie sundae for dessert.  Ok I said to myself, its my birthday so I am having dessert.  It would have been ok if I stopped there, but Monday my co-workers surprised me with gourmet cupcakes.  Can you just see me drooling now??!!! They were delicious!  I did not want to say no to those.  So, the birthday is now gone and I am dealing with the unhealthy eating that I did over those couple of days.  I got right back in the gym this morning with the Trainer and he kicked my butt!!!  We did circuits on the machines and then ab work on the incline bench.  As I am sitting here typing this, my stomach muscles are T-I-G-H-T!!!!  Oh the burn.  So, I am determined to get back into the thick of it and not let a couple of bad days derail me.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.  How do you recover from bad eating days?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Circuit

Hope everyone's Fourth of July was filled with lots of fun. I know I had a blast hanging with family and friends.  I must admit that I did not do much on the exercise front though.  However, Tuesday morning I made up for that by having a session with the Trainer.
He had me doing a circuit and let me tell you that I just LOVED it.  We did step ups with the kettlebell which was 25lbs.  Then we did squat and presses with 10 lb dumb bells.  Next up was lunges with the same 25lb kettlebells.  Followed by ab work on the mat.  And finallhy we did some boxing.  We did this circuit two times and let me say that I was winded.  I hope we do more circuit type things.  I let the Trainer know that I like these so that maybe he can work them into our routine more.  I think our sessions were running out so I signed up for 5 more....oh boy!!!!  I don't know what I was thinking......lol.
I was supposed to be out bike riding this morning but I am catching a dredded head cold.  My sinuses are all congested and clogged.  UGH!!!!  So, I am just going to take it easy this morning.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Feeling Good

Today I had my Personal Training session.  At first I did NOT feel like going to the gym at all.  I sucked it up and went anyway.  I am sooooo glad that I did.  My Trainer is awesome and he really gives me a great workout.  When we were finished, I felt re-motivated (if that's a word) and ready to tackle this weight loss thing once again. Has anyone been watching the Extreme Makeover Weight Loss show?  I've seen it and I do like it.  Although I believe that I'd be able to lose the weight like them also if I had someone dedicated to me for 365 days.  The part I'd really like is having my food paid for and provided to me.  What are your thoughts?
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bike Ride Monday

Oh how I love to ride my bike!!!  I was able to wake up and get out of the house on time this morning....yippee!!!  That meant that I was able to get in a nice bike ride once I made it to work.  It was such a beautiful morning for a ride too.  I rode around work a little bit and then I did laps around the parking lot.  Let me just say that I was sweating and my legs were burning.....yes!!!  I rode for about 30 minutes.  Then, since I had such a bad weekend of eating, I decided that I would start anew this morning as far as eating is concerned.  I had oatmeal with Peanut Butter mixed in and two hard-boiled eggs for breakfast.  Then I had a chobani yogurt with high fiber cereal mixed in for my mid morning snack.  I think that is a good start so far.  Oh and I forgot to mention that before I went on my bike ride, I had a protein shake.  We'll see how the rest of the day pans out.
Until next time, stay strong a eat healthy!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Come and Gone......

This week has been HORRIBLE as far as eating is concerned.  My 21 days of clean eating has come and gone and I have NOTHING to show for it.  Well, I cannot really say that. If nothing else, it has made me more aware of what I am eating.  I am going to continue to be conscious of what I am putting into my body.  I want to show my body the respect it deserves. All that is much easier said than done so I know its going to be a work in progress.  I am having this for breakfast this morning: (Toast with White Chocolate Dreams PB and honey, greek yogurt with strawberries, flax seeds, and granola crunch cereal)



I plan on having a great bike ride this weekend.  We will see how that pans out.  I am definitely getting some type of exercise in.  I have to get my body moving again and get out of this funk I am in.  I will be so glad when my Trainer comes off of vacation next week.  I need his help!!!!
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy......I really need to take this advice for myself!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Joys Of Parenting

I only have time for a quick post.  So here goes.....

Coffee in the cafe - 1.50
Soft Pretzel - 1.00
Having my 2 1/2 yr old daughter get on the floor and do situps with me - PRICELESS!!!!

Last night was the best.  I was going through my exercise routine and she sat right down and started doing situps with me.  She was even breathing like I was.  God, I LOVE that girl!!!  :-)

Ok gotta go, Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Motivation

Ok, so I need some motivation!!  I feel like I have been working out real hard, but the daggone numbers on the scale are NOT moving!!!!  What is up with that????  I need something or someone to help me out here!!! How can I get past this freakin' plateau????  I have nothing else to say at the momen, except....Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Watch Out, I Can Box

Whooo Hoooo...the trainer sure did mix it up this morning!!!!  He had me BOXING!!!!  Oh my what a workout that was.  Sweat was just pouring off of my body.....it was FANTASTIC!!!!  I am sore now, but I know that I am working out for the right reasons.
Eating has been sporadic, but I am hanging in there.  I started the day with this:
A piece of toast with some White Chocolate Dreams PB.  I think that's a good start????  We will see how the rest of the day pans out.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.
Is it easy for you to remain on the healthy track throughout the day?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 13: Not So Bad....

Monday, Monday...ugh!!!  Why do the weekends seem to go by so fast???!!!  The alarm went off at 4:30 this morning and I was in NO mood to get up, let alone go to the gym.  BUT...I perservered and made it anyway.  I managed 20 minutes on the bike and 10 minutes on the elliptical.  The air conditioning at the gym must have been having its own Monday blues because it was so hot in there.  Sweat was pouring off of my body and I enjoyed every bit of it because it made me really think I was working hard.  Hey, maybe I WAS really working hard....lol.
My eating has not been so bad, but it has not been so great either.  For instance yesterday for dinner I had some fried chicken....I mean, really, come on...fried chicken????  I KNOW better.  Its just that everyone else was eating it and I fell into the trap.  OOPS!!!!  Time to get back on track today.  So far this morning for my pre-workout fuel I had a piece of cinnamon raisin toast with some peanut butter, banana, honey and cinnamon.  I also had a nectarine.  I am getting ready to have a hard boiled egg, some cottage cheese and some yogurt for breakfast.  I plan to chug a TON of water today.  Wish me luck!!!  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.  How do you remain strong and eat healthy when others around you are not eating so healthy?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 10...Need To Bump It Up Some

My intention was to ride the bike around work today, but I woke up sooooo late this morning that I didn't even have time to go to the gym or ride the bike!!! UGH!!! I do have my workout clothes in the car so maybe I can make it at lunchtime or after work.  As far as eating goes, I think I could be doing better.  Last night for dinner I had baked Tilapia with  brown rice, beans and broccoli.  Now that was not bad.  For lunch I had  half a chicken salad sandwich but chicken salad scares me sometimes because of the mayonnaise.  I know the mayo isn't healthy and since I didn't make it, I cannot control how much is in there.  I did have healthy snacks: yogurt with fruit and an energy bar.  I just think that I need to maybe eat salads for lunch and definitely incorporate some salads for dinner.  I want to definitely concentrate on not eating processed foods.  Today for lunch I have a turkey and cheese sandwich on a whole wheat sandwich thin.  I have a nectarine for my morning snack and some yogurt with granola for my afternoon snack.  I also have my water bottle so I intend to get plenty of water in throughout the day.  Wish me luck.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.
Any suggestions on healthy snacks or meals?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 9 and The Personal Trainer

Today is Day 9 of healthy eating and so far I am doing great.  I had my water first thing in the morning.  After my workout I had yogurt with high fiber cereal, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries mixed in.  I also had a hard boiled egg and about two tablespoons of cottage cheese. 
Yesterday I was running around all day and when I finally had a chance to eat I wasn't sure what I wanted.  So, for my very late lunch I had this:
I had some yogurt with high fiber cereal, flax seeds, and almonds mixed in.  I had a piece of cinnamon swirl toast with peanut butter, banana, and cinnamon on top.  Needless to say, this was very filling.
I had another session with the trainer this morning and lets just say that I am walking gingerly and my ab muscles are burning!!!  He really does a great job with me....I look forward to going to him every week.  Well, gotta go for now.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Made It!!!

Just a quick post to say that I was able to get a ticket to this year's Healthy Living Summit!!!!  I am so excited and cannot wait for the weekend of August 19th to get here.  Anyone else going???

Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 6 and What an Exciting Weekend

I had the best weekend that I've had in a long time!!! Saturday was spent having fun with my daughter.  We took her to all sorts of fun activities and by the time we got home she was knocked out!  We were at the on festivity and she looks at me and says "this is fun!"  I was in my glory.  When she's happy, I am happy.  Then all weekend I was thinking that I was going to miss going to the Philly bike race and fitness expo.  I was bummed big time!  Each time I read or heard something about it, I got more and more upset.  Then out of the blue, my Mom says that she'd watch my daughter if I wanted to go to the race!!!  YES!!!!  YIPPEE!!!  Thank you, MAMA!!!
I went to the race and had the BEST time!!!  It was awesome to be in the company of so many bikers and to be able to see the racers up close and personal.  I got some good pics too!  I was even able to get some good freebies that were being given out.  Can't wait until the next race.
Day 6 of eating properly and I am doing good so far.  This morning I had egg whites, spinach, tomato, and cheese on a whole wheat english muffin.  I am about to eat some greek yogurt with granola for my mid morning snack.  We will see how the rest of the day pans out.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day Off

Today is Friday and to be honest, I just didn't feel like going to the gym for my workout.  I was feeling tird, drained, and miserable.  So instead of going to the gym and doing a mediocre workout, I opted to skip it and take the day off.  I'm still on the 21 day eating healthy plan and today is day 3. Just because I am not working out today, does not mean that I will resort to eating junk.  I am sticking with it.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Do you ever feel too tired and miserable to workout?  Do you push yourself to go to the gym anyway?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

21 Days Straight

Today was another day with the Trainer.  He had me working on my arms, legs, and abs.  The main and toughest part was focusing on the arms.  My arms are so tired that I am shaking as I type this.  He worked me out good and I totally appreciate it.
I was reading one of the many blogs that I have in my Google reader and figured I would try out a couple of things.  Endurance Isn't Only Physical stated that she started her weight loss journey by working out and eating properly for 21 days straight.  I thought that sounded like a good idea so today is day 2 of my eating right.  Yesterday I had grits and cottage cheese after my workout.  Before my workout I had a piece of toast with almond butter, smashed banana, cinnamon, and honey. For lunch I had a tuna sandwich (although I was a little leary to eat it because of the mayonaise) and some seltzer water with lemon.  For dinner I had some salmon and tilapia along with some broccoli, brussel sprouts and rice.  Not bad for my first day.
We'll see how this goes.  I know I will have no problem with the working out part, its just the eating that concerns me.  Wish me luck! 
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Little Bit Of An Overindulgence

The Memorial Day Holiday has come and gone.....and so has the over-eating!!!!  Thank God!  I ate a little too much during the long weekend. I had cupcakes, ice cream, pieces of a soft pretzel, hot dogs, chocolate......, etc.  But, I did manage to get some cardio in.  On Saturday, I rode the bike on the trainer for 30 minutes in the steamy hot garage.  The sweat was pouring off of me in buckets.  At any rate, I felt really good once I was finished.
This morning I had my session with the Trainer.  He had me doing a weight circuit type of thing.  I had to complete one exercise and then move to the other within a 15 second time frame.  It was intense and I loved every minute of it.  We worked on arms, chest, legs, abs, and shoulders.  I was really sweating by the time it was all said and done.  And I could tell that my heart rate was up which was great.
Well, gotta get some work done.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

One Hot Saturday

Boy is it hot outside....whew!!!  I had some errands to run earlier in the day.  Now I'm headed to the gym to do some cardio and weights.  I hope it isn't crowded.  I think everyone is at the beach anyway.  Later we are having a cookout so I better get going before I change my mind about going to the gym.
What's everyone else up to on this Memorial Day weekend?
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Changing It Up A Bit

I decided to change things up a bit this morning.  Instead of going inside to the gym for my cardio, I decided to ride my bike outside around the office.  I was going to ride to this one elementary school I saw, but it was a little too far. Especially since this was my first outside ride of the season.  So I rode around the office building and down to the Golf Course entrance.  There was a hill that really challenged me on the way back.  But, I DID NOT quit!!!!  I toughed it out.  As a matter of fact, I keep on riding and rode for a total of 35 minutes!  It was great!  I think I will make this my new Friday routine especially if its nice weather.  It was funny because when I came back into the office to get my shower several people stopped me to ask if it was me out there riding.  One woman even came up to me and said she was jealous because I was out there.  :-)  I feel good today too.  That ride was really just what I needed to get my Friday started.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Workout #3

Whew!!!!  My Personal Trainer is officially kicking my butt!!!!  I'm typing this with my arms still shaking because of the exercises he had me doing this morning.  I'm sure I will not be able to walk later.  We did arms, legs, shoulders, and chest.  He had me doing steps that were so high I thought I was going to go insane.  I love him though.  He is good and knows what he is doing.  I am sitting here trying to fuel my body with an egg white omelette that has spinach, tomato, feta cheese, and avocado.  Its pretty tasty.
That's all for now.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Determined not to miss another event

I am so upset that I missed Fitbloggin'!!!  Based on some of the blog comments and postings that I have read, it looks like everyone had such a great time.  I was really bummed until I read that the Healthy Living Summit would be in August and not only that, but that it will be in Philly!!!!  Yippee!!!  That is so close to me.  I will definitely be attending.  I cannot miss another event like this.  I am also keeping my eyes and ears on open for when the next Fitbloggin' event will be.  I am going to make it a point to attend.  It seems like such a good time was had with all the bloggers.  I can imagine it would be nice to actually meet the people responsible for the blogs that I follow.
I dragged myself to the gym this morning.  I did not want to go AT ALL.  But I went in and did a couple of minutes on the stairmaster and 20 minutes on the bike.  Then I called it a morning because I just was not into it.  Kudos to me though for toughing it out and going there.  I know I will feel much better today because I was able to get some exercise in.
Ok, gotta go!  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Workout #2

I was feeling good about having my second workout session with the Trainer.  Let me tell you...he kicked my butt!!!!  And I LOVED every second of it!!!  We worked on abs, legs, chest, upper back, and arms.  My arms were shaking by the time we were finished.  Today I am sore but I know that it is a good sore.  I am excited about seeing some results.  I really like the guy who is training me.  He is a great motivator and also very upbeat and friendly...but then again I guess that is his job.  :-)
When I was finished working out, I was craving fruit.  Is that weird???  I went to the cafeteria and got some yogurt with strawberries and catalope.  I had a banana at my desk.  I was chugging water like there was no tomorrow.  The urge to eat healthy stayed with me throughout the day.  I don't want to sabotage my workouts with unhealthy eating.  I had to stop my WW meetings for now so that I could afford the Personal Trainer, but I am still sticking to the Points Plus system.  I will keep you informed on how this is working.
Until next time, stay strong and be healthy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

First Day and I Survived

So I come back from vacation on Monday anxious to get back to my workouts.  It was a struggle to get out of bed and into the gym by 6am, but I pushed and I made it.  I did my 30 minutes on the bike and then decided to take it easy since Tuesday would be the big day.
Well, Tuesday came and it was time to workout with the Trainer.  I LOVED it!!!!  He was fantastic and really explained all that we were doing and why we were doing it.  We worked on legs, chest, back, and arms.  He explained that Thursday we will be doing ABS...ugh!!!!! Anyway, when I woke up this morning, I thought I'd be sore and unable to move my arms.  Surprisingly enough I am ok.  I mean I am sore but I am functioning.  I am able to walk and lift things without feeling like I have the weight of the world on my arms.  My legs feel strong too and I am saying this after I was on the elliptical for 6 mins and the bike for 20 mins this morning.  So, I think that I will be making some progress.  I hope to lose another 20 lbs by July.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.  Oh, by the way, I am so upset that I will not be attending Fitbloggin' this weekend.  I have been keeping up with the website and it looks like its going to be so much fun.  Maybe I will be able to attend next year.  Is anyone going?

Friday, May 6, 2011

No Stress Vacation and Promise Of A Bike Ride

A friend of mine called me yesterday and said that he wanted to take me out for a nice bike ride along Kelly Dr in Philly.  I was/am SOOOO excited because I was just thinking the other day that I wanted to ride down there.  However, I have never done it and wasn't sure where I would park, who I would ask to go with me and when I would be able to go.  So, since he has done it before, all I have to worry about is when we will be able to go.  I am going on vacation for a week but as soon as I get back you best believe I am calling him to set a date! 
Speaking of vacation...I know that the food choices won't be the best.  I have decided that I am going to have fun and relax.  I am not going to stress about whether or not I am making good food choices during the entire week that I am away.  I will however, remain conscious of what I am eating but I do know that I will splurge on something at least one or two days.  When I return, I will get back on track.  I will also be starting with the personal trainer so I know that everything will fall back into place and I will be ok.
Can't wait to enjoy my much needed vacation!  Also looking forward to coming back and going on my much anticipated bike ride.  Until next time, eat healthy and stay strong.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Personal Trainer

Wow, its been quite awhile since I posted here.  I'm still on this journey, but sometimes life gets in the way.  I have still been going to the gym every morning.  I was able to talk to the Personal Trainer and we are going to start our sessions in about two weeks.  I will work with him twice a week and then work on my own the other three days.  My goal that I have in working with the Tainer is to jump start my weight loss again.  I have been stuck in a lull for awhile now and I need some extra umph to add to my workouts.  I am extremely excited, yet at the same time I am a little bit afraid.  I know that I try to push myself as much as possible when I workout, but having someone else push me is kinda scary.  I can't wait though.
In the eating department, I am doing so-so.  Some days I am a champ and other days I am a chump because  I go way overboard.  I get bored and then I eat, I get stressed and then I eat, and when I eat during these times, it is never anything nutritious.  I am working to break that habit.  I didn't lose 28lbs only to gain it all back by some foolishness.
Well, I will keep you updated on my progress.  I hope people are still reading this blog.  It really is something that I am going to continue to use to help keep me accountable.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Oh The Burn......

Whew!!!!  My legs are k-i-l-l-i-n-g me!!!  Those squats that we did yesterday at the gym really have me walking like a baby this morning.  The strange thing is that I like this "burning" feeling though.  Hahahahaha!!  Call me crazy, but since I know it is so called "good" pain, I like it.
I did cardio this morning by way of the elliptical and the treadmill.  I walked and ran on the treadmill.  I really want to run\walk a 5k.  I guess I just need to find one and sign up for it.  I'm holding back because I'm afraid.  I also did some weights for my legs and arms this morning.  I want to try to get as much in as I can since summer is fast approaching.  Missed my Weight Watcher's meeting last night.  Trying to get my eating back on track.
Until next time stay strong and eat healthy.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Changing Things Up A Bit

Change.....not always an easy thing. Sometimes its necessary though.
I am at a standstill with the weight loss and the exercising.  I overslept yesterday and took my good old time getting ready. So, you know what that meant.....no gym for me.  I wasn't even upset because I really did not feel like going anyway.  I need to shock my body to get things moving again.  So, my friend was in the gym this morning working out with the trainer and to my surprise and delight, she asked if I wanted to join them.  Heck Yes!!!! We did step with weights and squats with weights.  My legs were BURNING!!!  This was a good change of pace for me.  I thanked them and let them carry on (I didn't want to overstay my welcome) and then I proceeded to ride the bike, run a little on the treadmill and do some more weights.
I am once again feeling motivated.  Change.....might be something that is good for me.  :-)
Until next time stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quick Post...I'm still here

Hello All!  I am still here.  Things have been extremely hectic with work and kid stuff, but I have been hanging in there.  I have been consistently going to the gym.  I have added weight training to my workout.  I am feeling better but it also seems that I am feeling more tired some days.  I missed my weigh in AGAIN because things got too busy.  I'm not worried though because I have been watching what I am eating.  I am also concentrating more on my water intake.  Its easier for me to drink more water during the week when I am at work.  I think that is because I am more on a schedule when I am at work and sitting at my desk just lends to me drinking more.
Seems as though the weather is getting nicer and I am anxious to get outdoors and do some activity.  I really cannot wait to go bike riding. I am going to make that my main activity for now.
So, that is just a brief update as to what has been going on.  I am sticking around for the long haul so bear with me.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day

Hello and Happy St Patrick's Day to all.  I hope everyone is having a great day.  We are having some beautifull weather here.  I missed this week's weigh in but according to the gym scale it looks like I lost a pound.  I am going to keep pushing forward and hoping that I continue to lose.
I have been eating a little crazy these past few days, but I am getting back to normal.  Its hard when work gets hectic and I tend to just grab whatever to eat.  I am not going to let the little slip up ruin me though.  Last night I ate at this place called Sweetgreen. They specialize in salads and wraps and all ingredients are from local farms and they also have organinc ingredients.  I had the most awesome salad with the best cucumber, basil yogurt dressing. I also have some frozen yogurt with blackberries, candy coated walnuts, and granola for dessert.....yummo!!!!  I cannot wait to go back.
Well, that's all for now.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunshine

What a beautiful sunny day it is.  Makes me want to get outside and take a nice long walk.  I can't wait for Spring.
 I had another successful weigh-in this week......down another 2.2 lbs for a total of 29.8. Yes!!!  Just think, next week I will be in the 30+ weight loss category.  Although it has been slow for my standards, I am just glad that it is coming off.  I aim to be down at least 40 by May.  I know this summer will be a good one for me because I will feel so much better.  And this will allow me to be much more active.
I find for me its best if I concentration on portion sizes.  I am also learning to listen to my body and only eat when I am hungry.  I was in the habit of eating just because the food was there, but now I am trying to change that.  I will keep you posted on how I manage that one.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Things Are Looking Up....Again

Whew!!!!  I went to my Weigh-In and was feeling a bit apprehensive.  I didn't know what to expect, but I knew if I gained or stayed the same that I would feel disappointed.  Well, needless to say, I was ecstatic because I am down another 4.6 lbs!!!!!  YES!!!!!  That means I am down a total of 27 lbs.  I could not be more happy.  I mean I was really feeling down and in a rut.  If I hadn't lost any, I don't know what I would have done because I knew that I was exercising hard and eating right.  So, it all paid off.  Now all I have to do is continue on this journey.
My plans for the rest of this week are to continue with the exercises and add in my weight training.  I have a new workout plan from the trainer at the gym so we'll see what happens.
I hope everyone is doing well and remember, until next time stay strong and eat healthy ( I know I plan to).

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Any Suggestions??

I have been at a weight loss plateau for what seems like forever now.  I want this weight to come off now!!!  Why is it taking so long???  Seems like I hit the 25lb mark and cannot lose anymore.  I have SO much more to lose.  I have been hitting the gym and watching what I eat.  I have even asked the trainer at the gym to write up a plan for me.  I will pick it up tomorrow and see what it is that he is suggesting for me to do.  Hopefully it will jump start my weight loss again.  I need to do this!!!  Does anyone else have any suggestions on what might help me?
Tomorrow is Weigh In Wednesday so I will be back to let you know how I made out.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday's Weigh in.....

Yesterday went well.  I weighed in and was down another pound.  I really thought I would have lost more but hey, at least the scale went down.  Workouts are going well and I am waiting for the trainer to design a plan for me so that I can get in more weight training.  I know that when I consistently start doing weights that my weight will come down faster.
I am thinking of doing a 5k in June.  There is one in April that my co-workers are talking about but I don't think I'll be ready in time for that one.  I am wondering if I am just making excuses.  I mean, I don't have to run the entire time since it will only be my first race.  I am just nervous.  I will have to see how my workouts go at the gym.
Well, its off to get some breakfast.  I think I will have some oatmeal and some fruit or maybe a bagel with some peanut butter.  Hmmmmm...decisions, decisions.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

So far So Good

This is going to be a quick post as I have some work that needs to get done.  Just wanted to say that this day has started out well as far as food is concerned.
I ate two waffles topped with Almond Butter, Chia Seeds, and Greek yogurt.  I had a cup of coffee and some water.  For lunch I plan on having some chicken salad and some crackers.  I will have to find something for my snack because at this time I don't have anything healthy around.  I am planning on doing some exercise this evening.  So far, so good.
Until next time stay strong and eat healthy.  Oh yeah, is anyone going to FitBloggin'?  I'd like to go, but just don't know if its in the budget this year.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday And Other Ramblings

Well Hello....ok, wait....is anyone still reading my blog? I know I haven't posted in awhile.  I was down and out with bronchitis!  No fun at all.  I am finally getting back on my feet.  I missed a whole week of exercise and let me tell you that I REALLY did miss it.  I never thought I'd be so happy to get back to the gym.
My eating has been ok although I have not counted points or tracked the way that I should have.  I did however, keep myself aware of what I was putting in my mouth.  I went out to dinner with friends and made sure to look at the menu online before I went so that I could make a healthy choice.  I had a grilled chicken sandwich with avocado and some sweet potato fries.  AND...I drank water!!!!!  Yippee!!!  No soda and no alcohol.  I did have dessert though because they have the oreo cookie ice cream that I just love.  I felt very satisfied after my meal.  I didn't feel overly full and I was feeling guilty for eating dessert.
I have not been to a Weight Watcher meeting in about three weeks now.  I WILL be going this week and I will let you know the results.  I don't think that I have gained any but I don't feel like I have lost what I wanted either.  Oh well, I will find out on Wednesday.
I am thinking of signing up to run a 5k in June on Father's Day.  It just makes me nervous because I am NOT a runner.  I had gotten up to about the 4th week (I think) of the Couch to 5k program before I started doing other things at the gym.  I think I am going to try to give it another shot.  I asked the trainer at the gym to make up a plan for me.  I will see what he comes up with and let you know how I am making out.
So, its off to get ready to enjoy the Super Bowl.  I am routing for Pittsburgh since Philly got knocked out.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Stuck

Ok so I have been stuck at the 25lb loss mark for what seems like FOREVER now.  I think I have hit a plateau.  Time for me to pull up the boot straps and get back in it and get in it hard!!!  I have been doing my exercising on a daily and consistent basis but I need to step it up in the food department.  I think I have been having to many little "snacks" here and there.  Even if they are somewhat healthy snacks, I still think I have been having too many.
So, today I propose to concentrate on what is going in my mouth and to make better choices.  I CAN do this!!!!
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Breakfast

I am determined to have a good day with my food today.  So for breakfast I am starting with oatmeal and some yogurt with granola.  I packed a small salad for lunch and I plan on adding a half of a turkey sandwich or a half of a tuna sandwich to that.  Not sure what I will have for dinner.  I think a piece of fish or grilled chicken will do with some veggies.  Gotta go!
Until next time stay strong and eat healthy.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Moving Ahead

I went to my weigh-in and am down another pound.  I'm happy because I am back to the weight I was before the holidays.  So now its full steam ahead again.  I am aiming to lose at least 3lbs this week.
Been working out hard at the gym.  We will see what happens.
Been concentrating on eating a healthy breakfast and a healthy lunch.  Sometimes dinner time gets hard but if I am healthy throughout the day I don't feel too bad with a little slip up at dinner.
Gotta go get some work done.  Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Kids are like sponges....

Today started like any other day...I woke up early and headed to the gym before starting my workday.  I wasn't really feeling it this morning so I just rode the exercise bike for 25 minutes.  Not sure why I felt so blah about working out this morning.
My daughter is 2 and she knows that I go to the gym everyday before work.  So last night we were laying in the bed and I was listening to her ramble on.  She tells me that she has to go to work tomorrow.  Then she says no wait, I have to go to the gym first.  I asked her what she was going to do at the gym and she says exercise and then stands up and shows me how she is going to do jumping jacks and knee bends!  She has heard me say all of this.  Gotta love this girl! She is absorbing all that I am trying to teach her.  :-)
I have an indoor bike trainer that I haven't used in AGES!!!  Well, thanks to Lisa and her boyfriend over at 110 pounds and counting I am motivated to get on the trainer and get a good workout in. Thanks to both of you.  I am hoping that I can get committed to being on the bike at home.
That's all for now.  Until next time stay strong and eat healthy

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy

Down another 1.8 lbs last night and I am happy!  I am back in the gym hitting it hard.  When I am not exercising, I am thinking about exercising.  I think I am becoming obsessed with it.  More and more people are complimenting meat work about my weight loss.  I have to learn how to take the compliments.  Funny, but its a tough thing for me.  Oh well, I would rather have these nice compliments as it only makes me want to work harder.
Until next time, stay strong and eat healthy.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Back In The Swing Of Things

Ok so its back to work, back to the gym, and time to get back to being consistent with my routine.  I truly enjoyed the Holiday season and all that went with it.
This morning I worked out on the treadmill and then the bike. I know I need to start incorporating some strength training into my routine but the machines seem a little intimidating to me.  One day I will get there.  I had yogurt mixed with high fiber cereal and some coffee.  So, the day is off to a good start.  Let's hope it stays that way.
Until next time, eat healthy and stay strong.