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Archive for January, 2012

Healthy Eating Stuggles

I really really try to keep myself and my family eating a healthy diet. It is not about weight loss or dieting…its about health! But I still struggle with it. My goal to is fruits or veggies at each meal, low carbs, and little to non refined sugars. Sometimes I feel no matter how hard I try I always give in to the easy way out by throwing some frozen fries in the oven for a side to the meal when I could just as easy put some frozen asparagus into a pan. I just don’t know why I do it to be honest and at the end of the day I get pissed at myself.

My other major problem is the evenings. I will do so well throughout the day, a smoothie for breakfast, good snack, salad for lunch, green juice….and then come dinner and the after dinner snack time. That is the time of day for the sweets and carbs just call my name. I think it has something to do with my husband being home and him wanting the same things and the fact of watching TV. Its like mindless snacking in a way. For the most part my dinners stay on the healthy side but there always seems to be that draw to carbs at dinner. I am trying to work on ways to break these habits, I think that is the problem years of the habit of eating in the evenings. I know I have to give myself time, but that is something I am not good at, I want to be able to just be strong and do it right away!

The other goal I have is to drink more water! I used to be really good at this but lately I have been slacking big time! To be honest I think I need a new water bottle…this may sound a little silly, but I was thinking back to when I used to drink a ton of water and the one thing that stands out is the water bottle I had at that time I loved and took everywhere. Now I have this crappy thing that I hate and I think that is a problem. So I guess to solve this problem I just need to get out and buy myself a water bottle that I love.

I am just going to keep working towards the goal of healthy meals throughout the day. I just have to remember to learn from the mistakes of today and change things for tomorrow.

Today’s Arm Circuit Workout

Today is my Arm Circuit day. I have decided to try to switch up how I workout to try to block against a plateau and to keep myself from getting too board. I enjoy running outside, but get board extremely fast running on the treadmill. So I have been adding some circuit training at least 2 out of the 5 days I workout. My circuit training is not any special workout plan, it is just a list that I have put together myself to keep my heart rate up and all my muscles working.

100 Jumping Jacks

20 decline push ups (feet on BOSU ball)

15 Burpees with BOSU balls

15 bicep curls (with 12lbs dumbbells)

25 Jumps Ups (jump onto 4 high step with both feet)

15 tricep dips

High Knees for 45 seconds

20 Hammer Curls (with 12 lbs dumbells)

50 Jumping Jacks

20 Tricep Extentions (with 10lbs dumbbells)

25 Jumps Ups

20 Rows (with 12lbs dumbbells)

15 Burpees with BOSU ball

15 Straight Arm Raises (15 front, 15 side with 5lbs dumbbell)

45 sec High Knees

Depending on how much time I have after this I will possible run a couple miles on the treadmill and then as always 10 minutes of stretching!  Try it out and let me know if you enjoy this circuit.

 

2012 This Is My Year!

I have come to the realization that is time to take charge of my life and I what I want out of it. I know what I want and now is the time to stop making excuses and make things happen. Good in theory but much harder to do in practice….but hear it goes. Time to make 2012 My Year! So one thing I am going to do is take charge of making this blog awesome!

New features will be:

DIY for the Home

Eating Healthy (recipes, weekly menus, and tips)

Fitness

and much more!