How to Change Everyday Situations into Exercise

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In everyday life it can be very difficult to find time for regular exercise.ย How can you find time to exercise for thirty minutes a day when you have so much to do already? Now there is no excuses left. If you donโ€™t find time to exercise then you can use everyday situations to stay on track. Remember that you can split that 30 minutes into more sessions which you might find more manageable.

Housework can get your heart pumping and increase your blood circulation. Turn your housework into exercise by putting more effort into them. Clean the house, wash the car, sweep the sidewalk or patio with a broom, gardening โ€“ย  all those activities can increase your daily exercise activity.

Watching TV. You can stretch while watching TV, do push-ups, sit-ups or lift light weights while you watch.

Fidgeting is one form of physical exercise that makes the bodyโ€ฆ

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Fun suckers…don’t let em in!!

Do you know what a fun sucker is?? It’s any one/thing/place/person that sucks the good energy out of ya… For me it’s Walmart,( ๐Ÿ™‚ ) lol, negative people, draining (emotionally) and overly opinionated people.

It’s pretty hard to spot them….they come sometimes baring gifts, words of encouragement or even a great sale (this would be Walmart lol) when in the end all they do is bring you down and take your money (Walmart)….(they smile in ya face, all the time the want to take ya place…the backstabbers…hmmm who sang that song?? They got it right!!)

This is especially true when your trying to change your lifestyle…. People can think that they are being supportive but in reality they are sabotaging you….

If you know someone who has decided to become vegan (like me ๐Ÿ™‚ ) give up dairy, white flour, bread or sugar..or they want to run a marathon, have weight loss surgery….or whatever….don’t tell them how you could never do that…tell them good job!!!!! It’s extremely hard to make changes….but not impossible!!!!

As my dirty little secret (my BFF) likes to always tell me…stay positive!! This may mean that you need to get rid of some fun suckers…and find some fulfilling friendships!!

J

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2 steps forward, 5 steps back

It’s been a long time since I’ve been motivated to blog ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . It’s all because I fell far off the wagon!! It’s almost like I’m afraid of success! Last week was my best weight loss week and then I let life consume me….I once again forgot to take care of me!

I don’t celebrate holidays so I can’t even blame that…it was just being home with the hubby & the kids….then my sister went into labor and I was up all night, (seems like for 2 nights) and that really threw me off my game. Don’t get me wrong I’m over the moon having a new little niece but I’m exhausted!!

No exercise in the last week, no sleep and eating junk…ugh!! So now it’s time to face the music, I have my appointment tomorrow & I know it’s not going to be good…

I did it to myself but I’m holding me accountable sooooooooo here’s too getting back on track!! Also, here’s a picture of my new niece…a beautiful blessing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Get up & move something :)

Just wanted to write a quick post about exercising….YES (ummm heck no) is what your thinking lol! I don’t know what part of the world you live in, I live in beautiful Colorado (what about them Denver Broncos!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and lately the weather has been beautiful and perfect to get up and get out in!!

So I was thinking of people who may be dealing with issues with weather…or heck maybe you just don’t want to go to a gym…I realize that it may be intimidating to some of us who aren’t in the best of shape to go walk on a treadmill on 2.0 when the person next to you is running on 10.0!!!

I’ve felt this way for a long time, so I started buying video game workouts…check these out:

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I’ve had all of these gems and wasn’t really using them…well not anymore!! I love the dance & Zumba games!! (You cant tell me I’m not Fergie playing the BEP’s experience lol!!!) They are so fun and everybody in the family can do it, they also have great work out DVD’s you can buy or check out from your local library and if that’s not enough….they even offer fitness on cable!!! :-0

I know…who knew right ๐Ÿ™‚ so no more excuses…lets get out there and move something people!!!

J

Another tempting weekend

Were you tempted this weekend?? I sure was….boy I tell ya, the smell of food has really been getting to me lately. Probably because I’ve been surrounded by delicious food all weekend!!

Every week when I meet with my doctor at the end of the session she always asks me about what challenges I may be having for the week…I sat there and thought about it and my answer..LIFE!!

Everyday is a stressful day for eating healthy…they have soooo many commercials and ads telling us about cookies, cinna buns, candy, burgers, happy meals, blah, blah, blah!!! How come we don’t have more ads about eating healthy & exercising…..no wonder we are all so unhealthy!!!

Anyway…..I guess I kind of went off my topic which is trying to keep remaining healthy on the weekends when the rest of your family is enjoying their delicious disgusting, mouth watering, stomach turning, food!! So as always it was difficult for me this weekend…but I endured!!!! :). I had to actually take some pictures to show everyone what I passed up (maybe this will help someone on Thursday). ๐Ÿ™‚

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I didn’t eat anything!! I must say it was difficult but I prayed (of course) about it and then I focused on my health and how eating all of those things contributed to my weight gain…I could have ate a salad (that’s what I brought to the gathering) but I decided to stick to my plan and only consume my optifast products…I felt so good, I focused on me & how I was feeling about getting healthy… So this is what I had..

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The best thing about it….I did it by choice…my choice!! I didn’t feel peer pressure to eat, I didn’t feel like an outsider eating my peanut butter bar, I felt in control of my surroundings & my addiction!! Also, hearing how good I looked with my weight loss was a HUGE motivator!! Even if no one else were to say it…I say it to myself…it keeps me sane (lol) and focused….so as always, 1-1,000 pounds…we can do it!!

J

A dear John letter…to fat

Hey everyone, I just read the best thing on Facebook…it was a dear John letter to fat!! I thought, heck yeah let’s tell this fat to hit the road jack!! (And don’t ya come back..no more, no, more, no more!!!). Can’t remember who sings that but BIG shout out to them!! Lol!! So here is my letter…

Dear John (Fat),

It’s over!!! I’m really, really, really tired of the way you have been mistreating me for over 10 years now! I’m not sure how our relationship began…I think it was because after having my 3 child, my body went into congestive heart failure. I was scared, thought I was going to die, didn’t want to leave my husband with my three babies, all of whom I love more than life!! So at first I did really good and took care of myself, then they started putting me on all of these meds and I thought

“Hey, I can live my life, these medications are going to take care of everything”

Humph!! Not a great plan but its the one I chose, then I started eating, and eating and eating and I became depressed, discouraged and disgusted!!

Sigh***** that’s where our love affair began, we started dancing in circles..I would see you and get sad, so I would eat….then I would be sad…why? Because I ate…a terrible dance!!

Well I’m officially telling you..THE PARTY IS OVA!!! I’ve traded in those dancing shoes for some tennis shoes and I’m running…literally!! I’ve decided this relationship has got to go, all this time I thought you were comforting me and all you were doing was killing me!

So today I say goodbye John Fat, I am an incredible woman with so much potential…I can not deny myself my own love anymore..you see I realize I didn’t actually love me, just you…Not anymore, my body is a temple and from now on I will treat it as such!!

Sincerely,

J

P.S. if you don’t believe me check out my treadmill picture!! Deuces!!!

(Whew, that felt good to write!! Thanks for letting me share guys & gals) ๐Ÿ™‚

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Survived a stressful week…and no cake!

I’ve been dealing with a lot of issues lately and really haven’t had much to say…..well nothing really positive. Then it hit me! I had a baby shower for my sister here at my home and I didn’t eat any cake!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I did nibble here and there on carrots and olives & a tiny piece of a sandwich, but I didn’t eat the junk!! I realize I need to celebrate all of my accomplishments even if they seem small at the time. I’ve been dealing with an enormous amount of stress the last week and I’ve held my own!! As I’ve told you before ice cream was my comforter but I’m actually learning how to cope with the stress without food.

How have I done it….PRAYER, first and foremost!!!! Then I really leaned on my support system, went for walks and kept my mind occupied. It also helped that I didn’t have any junk food in the house and with my car still in the shop, I couldn’t just go get something.

So lessons learned….

1. Pray about your struggles and have faith that you can over come your food addictions…
2. I can get through trials without food..
3. Don’t keep junk food in the house….
4. Definitely have some support & reach out to them!
5. Celebrate me….why, because I love me no matter how much I weigh.

J

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