Sunday, April 06, 2008
This is my "a-ha" moment for the day (week... month... lifetime?)
I have posted this link and commented in a few of my teams. It just really struck me for some reason. This beautiful girl is a finalist for Miss England. She is just a few centimeters taller than I am, and weighs just a few pounds more. But our bodies could not be more different! So for those who are hung up on what the scale says, I say relax, keep doing what you are doing (so long as it is healthy, and not a tub of Ben & Jerry's every night!), and know that it is what you're made of that matters, not how much of you there is.
In the last paragraph she says she is promoting a healthy girl who takes care of herself and does not try to force her body to be something it isn't. I think that's an attitude we all should have.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
My friend Bethie broke her plateau today! Woo! I'm so proud of her.
I read my best friends blog from a few days ago, she rewarded herself with a cute dress. Today I rewarded myself with a new peach scented salt scrub. After using it, I don't know why I waited so long to use one. The winter is so harsh on my skin. The scrubs were just sitting pretty on a shelf in the health food store, so I had to get one. They are homemade, and it feels good to pay a little bit more to help out someone's home business.
What have you rewarded yourself with lately?
Sunday, February 24, 2008
After a delicious 2 weeks in the US, I am slowly getting back on track. I had a fantastic time on vacation. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Surprisingly I didn't WANT that much junk food, just a few things I was missing: Krispy Kreme donuts, Tex Mex, BBQ, In 'n' Out burger (with fries AND a shake!), fajitas, Ben & Jerry's, Marie Callender's Coconut Cream Pie, etc. I am very happy to say that after all that, I maintained my pre-vacation weight. It's up now because of TOM, but that doesn't count.
I had severe jet-lag, topped with an insanely stressful week back at work, so I didn't sleep well. I only made it to the gym twice, but promise to be back to 3-4 times a week starting tomorrow. I did manage to sneak in 50 crunches tonight, so I'm just over 550, I think. I have to do a minimum of 31 crunches every day for the rest of the year to hit my goal of 10,000.
Unfortunately, I am going on a tour of the local chocolate factory tomorrow... This sounds funny, but I'm only going to get a cocoa bean. I've been on the tour twice before, and they let us take home a cocoa bean. The last one we had fell on the floor and broke. But I have every intention of going to the gym after work, to get my ST in.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Four hundred and sixty-five. That's how many crunches I've done since Jan. 1. I am a long, long way from my goal of 10,000 in 2008, but you know what, they are getting easier! I used to do 3 sets of 10. Upped it to 2 sets of 20, then 3 sets of 20, and today I did 2 sets of 30! If I hadn't just had a shower, I might whip out my ball and do more! And the last time I tried a "1000 crunches in a month" goal, I didn't even clear 200.
I have to admit I'm focusing right now on "regular" crunches, not reverse or the obliques, but it's a start! And I'm not giving myself credit for the ab work I do in my "movement & pilates" class on Tuesday evenings. Six-pack by summer? Who knows...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
In my Sims team our challenge is to blog! So here I am. Our Sims Team Leader is really motivating. I love getting her emails.
We're off to the US on Friday for a 2-week stay. I'm a little worried about all the fast food and eating out we will be doing. I'll try to stock up on some healthy snacks - fruit, nuts, protein bars - and skip the burgers and burritos, but there are some things I will just HAVE to have. I don't work out 3-4 times a week and eat SALAD ALL FRICKIN' WEEK just to blow it all on Taco Bell. (Can you tell I'm tired of salad?)
In happy news, I got my permanent residence permit today (like a Green Card for Norway). I waited at the police station at 7 am, when they don't even open until 8:15. If you go any later than that, half your day is wasted waiting your turn. Both my meetings were cancelled at work, making for a very productive work day that included SALAD FOR LUNCH. So tomorrow I'm going out with a colleague to eat something that is not salad.
How do rabbits do it?
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