It’s not always easy for me to make heart healthy and delicious meals, especially in the winter when all I want to do is carb load and each chocolate. However, the warmer months are coming and I want to be in better shape than I am now. I still want to lose another 50 pounds. Ideally, I’d like to before summer starts, but unless I do something drastic it’s not
What do you do when you gain the weight back? I haven’t gained any weight back this time, but every time I have lost weight, I have gained it back. Gaining weight back after successfully losing weight is inevitable unless you remain vigilant. Our bodies fight us to recoup the fat that was lost through dieting. If you’ve never needed to lose weight, you can’t imagine this to be true.
I am a mall walker. I used to be sort of ashamed to admit that because only old people walked the mall, but I’ve been doing it since my son was born – which happened to be the same year the Mall of America was built. I usually walk at least 20k steps a day. In the summer it’s easy to do, in the winter not so much. Living in
So it seems I haven’t blogged much over here in the past year. New Year, new resolutions! I won’t promise to blog every day, but I do hope to update more often than once a year. Last time I wrote I started PIYO. I think I did one day of it. As I recall I hurt my shoulder getting the DVD out of the box. PIYO was fun, and I
Here I go, counting again! We’ll see how long that lasts, eh? I did my first PiYo workout today. The program is for 30 days and starts on Monday, even though I got my DVDs a few days ago, I figured may as well start on a Monday. The first PiYo workout is called Align: The Fundamentals. It’s a 40 minute workout where Chalene takes you through each pose and
Wow, it’s been a really long time since I last blogged. Since then, I’ve sort of let things slide. The holidays came and went and I’ve had a fair amount of personal drama taking place thanks to a difficult ex husband. I’ve continued on my weight loss journey by actually gaining 3 pounds. Not bad considering the holidays and stress eating, but not where I wanted to be at this
I joined the YMCA about a year ago, these are the best YMCAs in the Twin Cities. It took me a good 6 months before I actually started working out with any regularity. I paired up with a workout buddy (probably the best decision I ever made). Since we lived on opposite sides of town we decided to mix things up and visit a different Twin Cities YMCA each day.
Today is Bariatric Surgery Post-Op: Day 123. I know, I know, I missed a few days in between. The reality is, life got back to normal really fast. I spent two days in the hospital, which was definitely warranted, but I was on the mend so fast after that. After three days I could take several gulps of water, or other liquid without any problem. In fact, it was so
Yep, I’ve signed up for NaBloPoMo 2016. As a fitness blog, this was the kick in the pants I needed. What does NaBloPoMo stand for? National Blog Posting Month, it’s being hosted or put on by Blogher. Basically it means I’ve signed up to write a blog post here every day during November. That includes weekends, holidays and yes, Mondays. As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t been very good at keeping