"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shock and awe

The scale has moved! Since Sept. of 2009, I have been playing the yo-yo game with my weight. It's been vascillating between 165-168 (and some times higher!)
I've been trying to 'hang' tight and not get too frustrated. But finally my patience has paid off with this number : 164 lbs
I know it's just a number but it's amazing how much power the number on the scale holds. The reason this number is so powerful is that it also marks me at 45 lbs lost. Ideally I would like to lose another 20 lbs or so, but now I'm trying to 'tighten' the flab. I'm attending aerobics classes a minimum of once a week. Usually they involve core exercise as well with an exercise ball. I'm finding new muscles and that I'm stronger than I give myself credit for. I can so push-ups while balanced on a ball!
I'm going to continue getting stronger and hope the scale continues to move downward.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


The kids have a long weekend coming up an by long I mean 5 days! Thursday, Friday & Monday off. That means I'm home with them and around food and the refrigerator tht much more. Temptations will be a constant issue.
How will I keep temptation at bay and keep my eating OP and in check?
Planning is one way- though I'm not a big menu planner, unless it's a special event.
It will definately be a struggle, but it will be interesting to see the outcome.

Monday, February 1, 2010

It was FUN!

Enjoying my cardio classes- today it was hi/lo. It was all done on the floor- no steps, but the choreography. Oh MY! Grapevines in L shapes throw in a mambo step & a few windmills and I was on the wrong foot most of the class. But once again- it was fun and I guess that is the main thing- that I'm enjoying it and having fun.
I also picked up a video from the library called tie one on- advanced low impact aerobics. I think I'll try it tomorrow & report back.
Meanwhile- where does one get a step to do step aerobics at home?