Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Find time to Exercise Tips

I often read beachbody newsletters, and saw something in this one that really caught my eye.

I'm going to try combining the tip from "Big Bang Theory" (Women wake up faster to high pitched sounds) with the touch your toes as soon as you wake up in the morning to get the blood to go through your brain!

Beachbody Newletter: 7 Tips to help you find time to exercie

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Instead of...

Instead of talking about how much we ate (fudge, chicken, stuffing....) lets talk about how much we exercised!

Anyone manage to get in some? I did ONE a treadmill, weights and crunches workout on Sunday. Felt nice.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

After the holidays

Because of my circumstances (I had a tonsillectomy 1 week ago) I haven't been able to eat much of anything lately and everything I eat tastes like crap - Brian made a delicious 7 cheese mac & cheese for me and all I could enjoy was the smell. I'm really just eating because I have to right now.

This might sound odd, but during this time I've learned to enjoy food by savoring it in my mouth because I'm chewing it much slower - also end up eating less. I've adopted this method because of pain in my throat, but I'm going to try to continue to eat slower and smaller portions once I'm recovered - lets see if I can do this.

Since the holidays are always a difficult time to stay healthy I've decided to focus on enjoying myself BUT also only eat small portions when I'm hungry, even if it's not all healthy stuff.

I was all up for the "virtual recipe club" but for one reason or another I haven't yet tried the recipe Karen posted (which was due on 10/30). I probably won't be able to try it till December so I vote for starting this club back up after the holidays...any thoughts?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

An open letter to my stalker...

No, I'm just teasing! :)

What have I been up to, you ask? Let's see...

Up until about 2 weeks ago I'd been going to 3 classes a week - Monday was bootcamp - Wednesday is yoga - bordering on POWER yoga - and Saturday morning is a nice easy yoga at 9am.

Halloween brought me a chance to skip that Wednesday night class, so I did. :) I haven't missed a Saturday yet, but I haven't been to my Monday night bootcamp in 3 weeks. 1 week was cancelled - the next my kidlets were sick and this week I have a horrible backache.

My eating habits have been horrible too! Alas, the boyfriend likes to eat poorly just as much as I do. :) We're happily gaining weight together! LOL

This week was meant to be the week that I got back on the horse so to speak. However, my back hurts so badly that I can barely walk. I cleaned the garage like a mad woman this weekend. I also put away all 30 (yes, I had 30!) pots that were outside my house with various annuals in them. There was a lot of bending and twisting.

I keep teasing the boyfriend that I think I'm preggers. Of course, we all know there's no way that's possible, but it's fun to tease. I have all the symptoms. Boobs are bigger. Smells make me nauseous. My back hurts. See - it all fits. Alas, I know there are no more babies in my future, but it's fun to dream!

Needless to say, I keep telling him that I won't marry him until I'm a size 8. Now don't go getting any big ideas that there are plans in the work, becasue there aren't. There's no ring on this here finger (yes, I'm pointing) either - so no jumping to conclusions. But someday, I'd like to. Therefore, I need to get my ass in gear because it's going to be a while until I get to be a size 8.

So, Mr. or Ms. Stalker, there's my update. I'll get my buttox back in gear when the back stops hurting. Hopefully sooner rather than later because not being able to pick up my kids really sucks.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

November 2007

Only 2 months left in 2007!

You can do a lot in 2 months health wise, but the holiday season is notorious for trips out of town, big dinners and snacks galore.

What are your plans to keep sane during the holidays?