New Year, New Goals

January 3, 2011 at 2:57 PM (Exercise, Goals, LiveFit, Motivation)

Another year has passed, a new one begun. Not just a new year, but a new decade.  What does this mean for you? For me it means a new beginning. A time of renewal. A time to make things new again.  So I changed the appearance of my blog, let’s hope it sticks and doesn’t glitch the way it did when I first created my wordpress blog.

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Give Me Liberty….

November 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM (Exercise, LiveFit, Motivation, Nutrition, WeighIn)

For me, liberty is liberty from the struggle I’ve suffered my entire life. My weight.  I have no grand tragedy that turned me to food. All I know is that it’s been a source of comfort for me most of my life. Food comes into play when I’m bored. When I’m sad. When I’m HAPPY. It’s always there, no matter what. Go to a party, there’s food. Go on a date with my husband, there’s food. Visit friends for an afternoon, there’s food. Go to a holiday event, there’s food.  We are a society built on consumption. Food is EVERYWHERE.  It’s not like a hundred years ago where you had to milk your own cow or pluck your own chicken. Obesity is so common, because food is so common. Even those struggling to make ends meet can come up with a buck or two for a McDonald’s value menu burger.  When I was living in Grand Rapids in the 90’s, I could get burgers for 39 cents. And in Michigan, you can cash in aluminum cans for a dime apiece. Four cans  for a burger? Sure. Who cares if those calories are mostly non-nutritious… poor people can eat meat and cheese and bread, and not spend a ton of money for it.

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Back On Track.. With a Plan

October 7, 2010 at 3:52 PM (Exercise, LiveFit, Nutrition)

This was also posted to the LiveFit forums, so some of you may already have read this. I inspired myself, so thought I should blog it here as well.

The past couple of weeks have been busy at times and not so busy at other times. I’ve been doing alright on the nutrition plan, but my lapse comes in the workouts. Circumstances kept me from my workouts at the end of last week, though I got walking in, I didn’t do a cardio challenge on the weekend. When I heard there was no new video workout for Monday I was going to do last week’s day 3 workout. I ran out of time. Tuesday I was going to try again and do workouts Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, but then I was running errands ALL day. I left the house at noon, and didn’t get home til after 9pm. Since hubby doesn’t get home til 9:30 most nights, that was fine as far as making supper went, but I was too wore out to get a workout in. Yesterday I was going to do steps and watch Biggest Loser on the TiVo, and do my kettlebells when I was done with that, but the living room was then taken up with hubby putting together a cabinet we I bought. I’m not making excuses. I’m just explaining my lousy ability to plan properly. I now know I need to do my workout when he’s NOT home, and before I start my errands for the day. Today I woke up under the weather. I had a migraine, so stayed in bed. Got back up well after noon. I haven’t eaten yet today, and wasn’t even hungry til just now. So I need to get back on track with a plan.

Thursday – Biggest Loser/Steps .. Kettlebells before hubby gets home

Friday – Kettlebells in the morning

Saturday – Kettlebells in the morning, walking/cardio in the afternoon weather providing.

Sunday – Church, then walking, then steps at home on the step board.

Monday… back on track with the recorded video workouts.  Hopefully I haven’t messed up my weigh in by not exercising enough this week. I’ve been doing well with food this week, just not the exercise portion.

So, back on track. With a plan. 🙂

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