Busy week

It’s been a busy week for me. And it still isn’t Friday yet. I took Tuesday off to help my oldest daughter move into her first apartment. I’m glad I was able to help – but I was so tired the next day. I’m too old for this!

Moving day!

I have managed to stay on my healthy eating plan this week. It seems like I do better at sticking to this when I’m working. I suppose that is because I pack my healthy meals and that is all I have to choose from. But when I am home, I will go through the pantry, fridge, etc until I find something I want. And that is usually not a good thing.

I only choose the meals with no preservatives.

brown rice with vegetables
Greek yogurt with added blueberries

My favorite breakfast: oatmeal with blueberries

I also managed to get a few workouts in during this busy week. I will count moving as exercise since my daughter’s apartment is on the second floor. I didn’t count the number of times I went up and down those steps, but its more than I wished for. I also did a stationary bike workout this week while watching The Biggest Loser. And I am planning on exercising tonight. I bought a new PS3 Move exercise game. It’s called Get Fit With Mel B. It gets great reviews and I’ll looking forward to trying it out. Here’s a link to the website Get Fit with Mel B If you don’t know who she is, she was one of the Spice Girls. I’ll let you know details later.

I hope you are having a great week!

Time to Zumba!

I recently bought the Zumba Fitness game for PS3 Move. Since I got off work a little early, I decided to give it a try last night.

It was awesome. There are tutorials that teach you the moves. There is also a workout calendar/journal where you can track your progress. If you are not familiar with the PS3 Move, I’ll explain. There is a camera you place on top of your tv and insert the Move controller in the Zumba belt. You are supposed to follow the moves the instructor does on the screen. If you do it right, you get “energy” points and increase to the next level. I did the beginner 20 min workout and did rather well for the first time. I have taken a few Zumba classes before at the gym so I guess I’m not really a beginner. It was so much fun and I broke a sweat! I didn’t really expect that from a video game, but felt like I got a good workout in. We have rather chilly weather here in TN but I was able to stay warm last night from my Zumba workout! Now I have the Zumba party music in my head! I have found another way to stay fit that is lots of fun!

For those of you not familiar with Zumba, the link to their website is below.

Zumba website

I love running outside!

1 mile :16.49

I decided to run outside today since the weather has been so nice this weekend! It was great. I’m still alternating running/walking. It sure is taking me a long time to improve my pace. I found that I enjoy running outside much more than the boring treadmill. I jogged around a favorite spot of mine that has a trail around a pond usually filled with ducks. However, today I noticed that half of the pond was very unattractive due to construction in the area. After I reached the loop around the pond, I found the other end looked much better. I felt sorry for the poor ducks. It used to be such a lovely area with a fountain to enjoy the scenery. This is what Gateway Island used to look like.

Its been a busy weekend since I have been trying to catch up on work due to my being sick last week. I have worked a few hours here and a few hours there and feel much better about my workload. I also found the time to spend with my youngest daughter yesterday for a short shopping trip and attending a church service. It was a fun mommy/daughter afternoon!

Whitney


I began attending church again, especially since it was one of my goals for the New Year. I’m glad that I made this decision.

It’s amazing how being involved in a church can inspire me. Look at the video below from the praise team at my church, WOC.

http://player.vimeo.com/video/19228022

I’m very pleased that I found Zumba fitness for PS3 on our shopping trip. Can’t wait to try it! I also got it at a discounted price. Love that!

Now, that it’s almost the end of January, are you sticking to your resolutions?

Back to work

I came back to work yesterday after a 10 day vacation. It sure is hard getting back into the swing of things! At least this is a short week for me since we get New Year’s Eve off and Thursday will be my regular day off this week.  Do you have plans for New Years?

We had a party last year, but I think we will scale down this year and just have a few friends over to play video games on our PS3. Our favorites are Rock Band, Sing Star, and our Move sports champions game. I love that you can dance to the sing star with the PS3 Move. Its a good workout too!

I realized that I consumed too much sugar last weekend, so I began a detox yesterday. I’m drinking lots of water and only eating fresh fruits and vegetables for a few days. It is hard for me to detour the goodies left on my table from the holidays, so I made a goodie tray and brought to work with me yesterday to share.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the goals I want to make for 2011. I’ll make a list for my next post. I expect great things in 2011!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

It’s a white Christmas in Tennessee. Kind of. Actually it looks like just a dusting of snow. But its the first white Christmas since 1993, so that is kind of cool. Here is a picture taken from my front door.

I got up and made my traditional cinnamon rolls and coffee before opening our gifts.

I got some new coffee mugs from my mom last night. They are really nice! They are glass mugs tinted blue.

Here are a few gifts I received:



My daughter, Jan’a got me these wine glasses but informed me if I didn’t like them, she would take them back. Sorry! I love them!



My sister gave me these candleholders. Love them!

John gave me an espresso maker! Nice! Now I just have to learn how to use it.

PS3 game for me!

Another PS3 game and the PS3 Move! Alright!

Here is a great gift I got from my sister in law.

Timex training watch. I love it! Its so much more feminine than my current training watch.

Here is the note my sister in law included with my gift. She says I inspire her! What a sweet thing to say!

Now the family is having fun playing their video games while I “play” on the computer. We are planning on being lazy today and play with our toys and maybe go have chinese food later today….(remember the ending of the movie The Christmas Story…)

Here is a gift my husband seems pretty proud of…

Here is the best Christmas present of all….

Tiger

I hope you have a Merry Christmas!