I have spent a month so far on my weight loss journey or rather my back to health journey. Really I think that for me, I have to look at it as a health journey. There remains that residual frustration when I view it as weight loss only. I feel like I am trying to comport with the societal baloney about women needing to be a certain size and shape. I then feel compelled to rebel which is odd b/c I am not a rebel. (more…)
Ms. T is traveling on an amazing weight loss and healthy lifestyle journey. She is so insightful and brilliant! I have known her most of my life. We are so very lucky to have a peak inside. She will be sending journal entries throughout the month. Here is her first one. Grab a cool drink, read, digest then read again. You will LOVE it! (more…)
Rinse canned beans with cold water before cooking to remove some of the sodium used in processing. Add to meals for dietary fiber & protein! (more…)
Well, back to reality. Spring Breaks are over. The kids are back in school and we (Moms) are trying to clean out the bedrooms, do mounds of laundry, pick up toys all over the house and clean up the kitchen from the marshmallow fights. Or maybe that is just our space station! Here are this week’s tips to get you back into your “swing” of things. (more…)
How do you go from Mach 7 to doing nothing? Easy, just tell yourself you are going to do it and plan it! It took some doing but after two very long weeks, this body did nothing today and feel fabulous for it. There was lots of laying in bed until noon, watching brainless television (Does anyone really believe the Housewives of Orange County are real?), napping and listening to the rain and wind. It is not easy to take time for yourself, but this is your homework for the next week. It may not be a whole day, but find some time at least an hour and take it! Report back and share your new outlook. (more…)
My purpose in chatting, blogging, and posting on this site is NOT to convince you to go vegetarian, to tell you that you need to lose weight, or to say that you need to live like me.
My biggest wish IS that you will take some of the things that I share and use them to educate yourself and make the choices that work for YOU. I HOPE everyone becomes their own health advocates and become the healthiest version of themselves possible. You CAN do it and I am always here for comments, questions, venting and new ideas! Now, onto this week’s tips….
To get back on track or start a new track — Don’t think “DIET TIME!” it will only frustrate you! Think what one thing can I do to be better? Here is your ONE THING for January — BREAKFAST! Starting tomorrow – the first full week of January 2012 – eat the following every day for breakfast! After a few weeks, it will be second nature. (more…)
The Holidays are coming! The Holidays are coming! Here comes Thanksgiving aka “5000 calorie meal”, Hannauka, Christmas, New Years, Work Parties, Cookie Parties, Sleigh Rides, New Year’s Eve and every kind of Football and/or Bowl Party. How do you compete with all of this craziness and maintain your health, fitness and nutrition? This week’s tips are here for you and to keep those extra pounds away from your hardworking 2011 body! (more…)
HEALTH TIP – It is still dark out, I don’t wanna get up!
Now that we have “fallen behind” in preparation for winter, these dark fall mornings are going to make it tough to climb out of bed. When you should be up and at the gym, hiding under the sheets is not a good alternative. Since, daylight saving ended last weekend, hopefully these tips can help the not-so-morning people get up and get moving before the sun comes up. • Before you go to sleep, either sleep in your gym clothes (which seems so college days) or at least lay them out next to your bed. Then you don’t have to think in the dark. • Studies show doing some yoga stretches or general stretches in bed get your body moving. • Fresh flowers in your room make you feel energized, per all those scientists. Just don’t keep stargazers in your bedroom, their strong aroma can hinder your sleep. • If getting into the routine will take time, skip the gym, but get up and move! Put in a DVD, go to FITTV.com or even ON DEMAND has great workouts that are just as strenuous as being at the gym. • This is one of the hardest, especially for moms, but GO TO BED EARLIER. A recent workshop shoes most women 30-63 yrs old do not get enough sleep. Less than 8 hours of sleep can cause lack of good judgment, overeating, and dizziness. • Put your alarm clock in the bathroom or across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Keep moving it around, so it is not in the same spot all the time. • Set your clock at least 25 minutes ahead of time. That way the first time it goes off, it shocks you out of REM and it makes the waking up process a little easier. • Get a self-timed coffee maker. The aroma will get you out from under those sheets in no time. Just be weary of the self-grinders, they can scare you awake. If you are an am workout queen, this type of early exercise can really burn that metabolism. In recent survey of RockIt Mom members, getting up and working out with just a small snack (banana/bar or yogurt) gives you a long term burn all day. So why not have a revved up metabolism, keep up that energy and make solid decisions. Now, what is your excuse?