Getting fit with family


My teenage daughter, Whitney has gotten on board with me with the healthy lifestyle thing. We went for a walk on the Greenway a few days ago. It was a beautiful sunny day and a great day for girl time! I’m so proud of her. She is trying to eat healthier and she even found some fitness apps on her IPhone. I hope I’ve been a healthy role model for her. That’s my goal – to inspire others.



Staying on track

I’m staying on track with fitness this week. One motivator is that I am scheduled to have my yearly physical soon. I have done well with sticking to healthy eating and exercising all week. So, it CAN be done! I really need to post a note somewhere where I can see it…to remind me about how much better I feel when I exercise and eat right. That alone should motivate me to stay on track! I am glad that I found a co-worker that likes to walk and we have started walking on our lunch break, as long as the weather allows us to. Unfortunately today that was not the case! We are having storms passing through Tennessee today with tornadoes and heavy thunderstorms. It looks like I’ll be hitting the treadmill when I get home.

I am very pleased to announce that I found a Couch to 5K challenge via @EatMoveWrite on Twitter a few days ago and I signed up. I began the program a while ago, but didn’t finish it. I want to start over with this challenge and make it through to the end! Here is the link to the challenge, if you are interested too! Couch 2 5K Challenge

Our new room

We have done some remodeling in our house over the last few days. We decided to turn our extra bedroom into our exercise room. So now we have our treadmill, exercise bike and other equipment in one central location, rather than scattered all over the house.

I don’t believe I will be able to move in my heavy bag though, so it will have to stay in the garage.

We have also moved my fitness dvd’s to this room. I think there is enough room in there to work out.
I’m glad we have everything in one room. It’s much easier to workout without the excuse of it being too cold in the garage or not being able to workout to a dvd because someone else is watching tv. I have also noticed other members of my family taking advantage of the room to work out. That’s awesome!

I still have some work to do on the room but I’ll take it one day at a time. 
I did notice that I had trouble keeping up with drinking water today. I usually have no problem with that since I keep a water bottle on my desk and fill it with filtered water throughout the day. But for some reason today, I needed more caffeine and had the urge for a Dr. Pepper. I have almost given up soda completely so I found this a little strange. So after coming home from a long day at work, I managed to drink a few more bottles of water. My job was a little stressful today so I’ll use that as my excuse. Mental note:  find better ways of dealing with stress than to consume hundreds of empty calories!

Time to get back on track

I needed to get out of the office at lunch today so I over-indulged. Ugh. I went to Sir Pizza with a friend and had the pizza buffet. At least I started off with salad. So, needless to say….I will be hopping on the treadmill tonight after work.  Don’t pay attention to the junk around my treadmill. I am in the process of moving my workout equipment to my spare bedroom. But it will have to do for now. It’s not too bad being in the garage to workout.  The cooler weather makes it much more enjoyable to work out there.

I need a good workout anyway. During the week its a challenge for me to get a high intensity workout in since I work late. I did manage to exercise last night during The Biggest Loser, but I don’t think I even broke a sweat. Do you have any thoughts on the result of last nights show? I am a little annoyed with Lisa. If she doesn’t really want to be there, why on earth is she still on the show? I was sorry to see Aaron and Jesse go, but they looked great!
Have a great afternoon!