Thursday, September 15, 2011


Isn't it funny how the summer ends and our schedules change?
Somehow, we get busier with a specific schedule as opposed to the busy days of summer.

And my busy-ness has also begun with the return of school.

It is especially important to keep focus in the rush-rush of fall. In this, I use my daytimer to schedule my workouts. If I don't, I don't do them.

Friday, September 9, 2011


For a female, we have to deal with hormones a little more than a guy.
We are very in tune physically, emotionally, mentally with our hormones.... we feel them when we have fluctuations with our normal monthly cycles. And the body wants to hold on to water sometimes more than others because of these hormones.

I was reminded that the hormones are normal. I need to be in tune with my body. It tells me when I need more food, when I need more rest, when things are changes. I also need to be aware of my bodies reaction to foods. This reaction can give me insights.

This morning after feeling puffy and bloated and fat, I felt great. Tired but great. I saw where my body is letting go and dropping the body fat. YAY!!!!

I reminded myself that I am in this for the long haul and not the weekend crash course. I am stronger than the little fights I have in my head.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


After two days of feeling not quite right..... I ate. A great deal of food.
And I feel fabulous.

This is a reminder to eat. In order to be healthy, we need to fuel our bodies. Food is the way to do so. If we don't eat, the body can't do the things it is supposed to do. And we might feel sluggish and sick.

Eating.... it does a body good.


I woke this morning to the sound of distant thunder. The rain got closer as the storm built.... and I am currently sitting in my apartment warming up after the adventure driving to teach spin this morning. The roads were wet, puddles and standing water all over..... and you didn't know you were in a puddle until you were in the puddle. ugh!!!

Spin class was great!! The three of us that were there had a good ride.

And on the drive home, the thought came to me about how active I really am.....
Yes, I teach group fitness and I coach and I am training. My thoughts lead to the downtimes and when I am doing other things. It is then that I do a variety of things.... how active am I?
Do I prefer to sit around or am I doing stuff?

This needs to be considered in my lifestyle. And for the most part I am active and running around, moving and shaking..... but I have my days where I need rest and recovery. Recognizing this keeps me healthy.

The rain seems to be slowing to a drizzle. Tomorrow is predicted to be sunshine.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Reminding you to enjoy your labor day weekend.

Leo is socializing... well, not so well, with the other children in the house. He wants to play; they don't.... and then it is a power struggle. And the search/quest to be the top cat....
drama, drama, drama.

And a reminder that a different scale will always weigh you differently than the scale you are accustomed to.... the scale here definitely weighs more. Doesn't make sense.... but it does.
Not something to fret over.

I am trying to finish syllabi and have no idea what something is that my department chair wants in place in the syllabus..... supposedly it was sent to us. Really???? In none of my emails.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day Four....

of sixty-- scale is down 2# from the original weigh-in (or down 4 from yesterday).

Again.... this is to keep me honest.

So, all my spin peeps.... thanks for letting me know that you were planning on sleeping in.
You missed a good ride. LOL.

And this evening I am heading home for the weekend. I trust I will be able to get a three mile run in before then.

Have a super weekend!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day Three.....

Keeping it honest..... stepped on the scale after teaching spin class and drinking 2 liters of water.... I was up 2#. My guess is the water and the spin class. But I am getting on the scale just to keep it honest, and I do understand that the weight will be more after drinking water and coffee than if I had just woken up.

Yesterday, I finished strong. I ate some brisket after soccer practice with some new potatoes and lots of green. I ate until I was thirsty, then I drank water and felt good. By becoming aware of my thirst while I am eating, I lose the tendency to overeat.

I also notice that I am equally happy reaching for a cup of coffee as I am drinking water. In fact, at times, I will drink the coffee instead of the water. Observation. I am going to be more conscientious of how much coffee I drink, and when I replace water for it.

I have the rest of the day off!!!! Psych. I am meeting a new friend to go on an adventure. I am also looking forward to sleeping tonight. Tomorrow evening, I drive home.