Monday, June 27, 2011

Scale Free

I ran into my friend Jolene from Healthy Discoveries at a party this weekend. Just being in her presence made me make better choices. I only had one glass of Sangria and one bite of dessert.

Jolene is working on something pretty exciting and talking to her about it really got me thinking some things.

While talking to her about being healthy...weight was never mentioned once. We talked about activity and healthy choices. We talked about motivation and the rewards of making those choices.


My life has been ruled by the scale since I was a teenager. It can make or break my day. I'm throwing out the scale!

My focus needs to be on health and not weight. Because weight doesn't tell the entire story!

And it shouldn't determine how I feel about myself.

Starting today....I will work towards making healthy choices and adding more activity to my life.  I will reward myself with things other than food. I will hydrate my body with water instead of coffee and soda.

I desire to be HEALTHY and STRONG!  Which means....I'm going to have to change my twitter handle. HA!

When we pay attention to our desires, our daily energy levels increase. And embracing your desires will sustain your health! ~ Jolene Park

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Looking For A Challenge

I was looking for a challenge....and I found this on twitter!

Wanna join me?

Take a walk every day

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bally's Total Fitness SUCKS!!

Several months ago....I talked my husband into getting a gym membership so we could exercise during the winter.  We went with Bally's because it was close by and had some pretty good deals.

It's summer now and we wanted to cancel our Bally's membership since we are now spending more time outside.

We went to the gym and were told to call to cancel.

We called and were told that you CAN NOT cancel over the phone.  You have to write a letter and tell them you want to cancel.

There is no way to verifiy that they have received your letter.  You just have to hope to God someone in Washington D.C. gets your letter and does their job. bullshit.

Please people....Never, ever get a Bally's Total Shitness membership!

Pass it on.

UPDATE: They received our certified letter a few days later. We waited and waited for an email or letter from BALLY'S saying that they received the letter and were canceling our membership.

THREE WEEKS husband noticed that they charged our credit card for another month.  He called and they finally cancelled our membership.  

I'm looking into what it takes to file some kind of a complaint against them because this kind of practice should be illegal.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm Sick AGAIN

If I had a hundred dollars for each time I've started an exercise plan AND then got sick.  I'd be RICH!

Hubby came home from WWDC with an illness....and he passed it on to me because we did a lot of *talking* when he got home.  Yeah....we were talking.

I'm hoping that I can convince him to get my feet some new running shoes this weekend so I can start over on Monday.

6 weeks until the Reunion!  UGH!!

Comcast tech should be here any minute to hopefully fix my internet.  It's been rough...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mama Needs New Shoes

I Haz No Internet by Uber Mommy
I Haz No Internet, a photo by Uber Mommy on Flickr.

My internet is all screwed up.

But I did try to do Week 1, Day 1 of the Couch to 5K plan.

I think I need new shoes. Mine are two years old and my knee hurts.

And I was chased by a mad mama duck.

It was gorgeous this morning!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Motivation Pictures and More Stress

My husband is out of town this week and that means.....STRESS!

I don't have anyone to help me with the kids and I'm worried about him. I know it's unnecessary because he's a grown man and can take care of himself....but I am still stressed out about him being gone.

I really do need to get a handle my how I handle stress and I know I've talked about this a million times, but without eating any extra calories...I've gained 7 pounds since last week.


I know that I haven't consumed 24,500 extra calories. In fact I've been eating pretty healthy without him here. Or at least less.

My goal was to actually LOSE a few while he was gone. So much for that.

I'm going to do some yoga today and see if I can calm down!


Memorial Day Weekend....we went to a party.

I thought I did really well...except for the wine.

I drank three large glasses.

I didn't eat a burger and had a couple little bites of dessert.

I had some dip and a fruit salad.

I was feeling really good about myself that day...I even shot a video of myself in Toyr R Us and thought I looked thinner.

Then a few days friend sent a picture of me watching my daughter jump on the trampoline and I was appalled at what I look like from the back.

I must have clown mirrors in my apartment because I thought I looked pretty good in those jeans!  


Putting that picture on the fridge!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wrinkles...Be Gone!

For 30 days now....we have been consistent with one thing.

Skin care.

Every single day....we are cleansing, polishing(using scrub) and moisturizing.

I had a bad habit of going to bed with make-up on and I didn't use moisturizer daily.  Since starting this new part of our routine...I've noticed my skin is no longer dry and the small lines forming under my eyes are slowly going away.  After another 30 days...I'll show you before and after pictures.

Keith's Skin Care

Connie's Skin Care

Love These!

I also just learned that you should apply face creams up and outward and that it can also improve the look of your skin. I just started doing this a few days I can't say for sure that it's true, but I'll keep you posted.

Most all of these products can be purchased at Target.  No7 by Boots did not pay me to post about these products...I just really like them and wanted my readers to know about them.