Monday, February 27, 2017

Could My Mindset Be Changing

I read an amazing blog post by Roni Noone and it really reinforced something that has been flitting into my head off and on over the last few years.  Specifically should I really be so focused on what the scale says?  I'm still unpacking what that means for me but in the meantime here is the post I'm referring to:  http://roninoone.com/oneblog/ask-roni-you-gained-weight-doesnt-that-bother-you/

I'll keep thinking on this issue and will probably post more on my thoughts.  However, I really need to get back to the gym!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Commitments!

Well...the hubby and I have realized it's time to get back on the wagon after all the festivities of the holidays - which we indulged in fully!!  As a part of that we are going to juice fast again so this week is the veggie ease in week.  We actually really like the recipes from Joe Cross' plan so it's really not too much of a sacrifice.  I went grocery shopping today and I have to admit it was sort of nice to stay in the produce section to get everything we needed.  We will do the ease in this week, juice for 10 days (maybe longer depending on how we feel) and then do the ease in again for a week before adding back in some SmartPoints recipes.  I really feel like we need to jumpstart ourselves and we feel so much better when we are juicing.  It's just that darn urge to chew something that kicks in!!

I also joined three DietBet Kickstarters.  I figure as long as I was juicing I might as well give myself some extra motivation.  I've never done three at a time but DietBet makes it really easy to do so I went ahead and invested in myself.  Hubby said that the winnings would make for some good clothing money.  He's so right since we have a really fun vacation coming up this spring and my goal is to be down a couple sizes before we leave so I'm sure I'll need some new capris.  My skirts are mostly all elastic waist so those should be fine but pants just aren't quite so adaptable.  If you are interested in joining any of the DietBets with me here are links to each one:

Get Lean in 2017 With Heidi and Chris Powell:  http://dbet.me/nHNMLE

Happy New "Rear" With Jamie Eason:  http://dbet.me/D8gVdo

Time To Get Lean in 2017 with GraciesJourney:  http://dbet.me/MYS20i

I picked the first two because they have huge pots of money and I picked the last one because I love Gracie and she is so incredibly motivating.  I would recommend you check her out on Youtube and Instagram.  She has lost over 100# through diet and exercise and she takes you along to show you how she does it.

I also saw this really cool meme on FB to help you drink your water so I picked up a gallon of water at the store and I'm going to mark it like this one I found at:  http://www.coachmmorris.com/2013/04/water-bomb-are-you-getting-enough-water.html  Although I think I better have it end before 9pm or I'll be up in the middle of the night.  Gotta love 50 year old bladders!!!



I'm still going to Planet Fitness and really liking it.  I'm following the pyramid training schedule that the trainer there worked up for me and I'm also increasing my time on the elliptical each week by one minute.  I'm up to 12 minutes now and will increase it tomorrow to 13.  I'm finding that I really prefer the elliptical to the treadmill and don't find my plantar fasciitis giving me problems on it.  I had hubby and the son move the treadmill out to the garage so we would have more room in the family room since I really don't think I'll be using it.  I'm continually doing StepBets but have been able to get in my steps without using the treadmill.  It really opened up the room by moving that out and if worse came to worse I could always go out in the garage to use it but I really don't think that's going to happen.

What is everyone else doing to make sure that 2017 is their healthiest yet?!?