I also REALLY want recovery socks, but I want to make sure they work and are worth the steep price to pay. Recovery Sock do you hear me ??
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Today after pick up we stayed at the park so the girls could run around and play on this beautiful day. Plenty of other moms did the same so the chats started. Most have older kids who are in the public school and the big talk was lice and swine flu and how it as all going around and half the kids are out of school. The talk then turned to vitamins we need to be giving our kids to stay healthy, extra D, extra C, some D is coming in a dropper, where you can get it. My head was spinning. Then some one added that if your kids don't eat red meat you really need to give them iron.
One of the moms was a vegetarian and so are her kids so she was saying she was screwed, one thing lead to another and Mcdonalds came up and she almost vomited just talking about it, I offered up the fact that I pretty much eat there 5 times a week.
Her reaction was quite strong, she was SHOCKED. Now of course I am going to look at the positive and I am going to believe that the reason she was shocked is b/c I am in SHAPE, and she associates mcdees hounds with overweight.
More importantly I left the playground wondering if her little veggie daughter was no longer able to play with my mcdees eating child ?????
Just another reason to quit the fast food, I might be ruining my kids' social life.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
If you read this blog you know that I have been on an exercise/training kick and at this point I finally feel like it has become a lifestyle for me. That seems to be the key on how to keep and maintain. It has to become part of your life. You have to want it, and you have to feel that when you miss it for a day it is a priority that you make in your life.
Now I have moved on to nutrition and trying to change my lifestyle of eating for the better. If you read then you know I am a pretty die hard fast food fan. One of the big themes of healthy eating is smaller meals 6 times a day. I am not sure about you but I get that starving I am going to faint feeling very easily. After that feeling (if I don't eat) I get CRANKY. This is not good. My husband eats a lot of bars, he has them in his bag all the time so if he gets that feeling he has a bar and he doesn't crash. I hate all those fake oatmeal, crunch, fruity bars - they taste like Styrofoam. However, i finally found a bar that tastes good, that I enjoy, that I don't feel like I am eating to stay alive. Larabars are delish.
The best part of larabars is that there are like 4 ingredients and you can pronounce each ingredient name. I had the apple pie bar today and here are the ingredients, dates, walnuts,unsweetened apples, almonds, raisins and cinnamon. YUM - that is it. This bar tastes great and fills me up. It is the perfect recovery bar after a workout, and a perfect snack for btw meals.
TRY ONE NOW !!!! And please share your other flavors
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Today I went to a pilates class. I am looking to improve my abs since i have been doing so much cardio i thought it was high time we worked on some other things. Pilates is depressing to me. I can not do it. Some how these other ladies are able to use their stomach muscles to pull themselves up without using their hands, elbows or a walking stick. I on the other hand have to almost roll on my side to get myself up ??? what the motherfucker. Now I am getting more and more convinced that i have diastasis, you know that thing where your muscles never connected after giving birth, and the only way to get your muscles in shape is a tummy tuck.
So going to pilates is just a big waste of my time i feel like and it makes me think, wow i just trained and did a tri and i still can't use my fucking abs ???
Anyway it depressed me. Much rather run 3 miles or spin class or a strength class. I also want to try yoga and I know i will be even more depressed b/c i am a hunchback with no abs and less flexibility...but i will go and see b/c challenging yourself is what life is about.
My calf muscle is pulled or something so i am not running, have a doc appt end of the week, probably will get PT - wahoo i get to spend more money.....such a wonderful feeling......my job is to spend money, groceries, gas, bday presents, clothes, etc.
as you can see i am one cranky mother. so what does a cranky mother do, she gets the big bfast at mcdees and feels NO guilt. i will confess to my nutrition lady, and get a smoothie later today.
life is good. and i am thankful. just crabby today
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
as i think of this post i have probably already wrote something just like it but oh well...who cares...
there are goals i have set for myself, challenges that i have wanted to do and i am proud to say i have completed them.
i have always wanted to sky dive, and I DID IT, i did a tandem dive about 20 years ago. It was amazing and everything i thought it would be and i would do it again in a heartbeat.
i have always wanted to scuba dive, after meeting my NOW husband he already has his certification and we planned a trip to cayman islands and i had to get certified, i did the quickie weekend deal. it was hard, way harder than i thought. i was held back in the class and it turned into 3 weekends. There was one part I could not get. You had to be able to remove your regulator (the piece in your mouth that enabled you to breath) you had to keep it out of your mouth while under water for a certain amount of time and then replace and continue to breath from your regulator while under water. I could not get it. As soon as I took it out of my mouth i would blow out very fast and then feel like i was dying for air and pop up to get my breath. Finally one of the instructors who had to take on my sad case explained it like this "pretend you are making the s sound, instead of blowing out." CLICK. it worked, after that i was able to take my regulator out for as long as i had to and even longer if need be. I took my open water test in the cayman and passed and now have my scuba certification and we have gone on several trips.
I have wanted to do a half marathon. last year i trained and completed it.
I have always wanted to do a sprint tri, this year i trained and completed 3 !!!
what challenges have you accomplished ? what challenges are you working on ??
My latest challenge. Changing my eating habits to better ones !!!
Monday, October 12, 2009
what i love about the nutritionist is she is realistic. after explaining my day to her, she said let's not get crazy here, let's NOT cut out caffeine let's cut down on it. ordering a smaller version of my norm...etc.
she said let's concentrate on adding the good stuff - greens, veggies, fruit, not concentrating on depriving. loved that, felt better, made my head relax and get around the idea better.
one thing i never do is put beans in a salad, but we discussed that is another way to get some protein in my salads, other ideas that i don't use but can start avocados. making a wrap of the salad, adding chicken (always want to do this but too lazy to cook chicken ahead of game)
my goal is to really try to cut DOWN on the fast food and try to find the time to prep food ahead so it is easier to make it. baby steps. i want it as a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. i can remember the first time i realize soda made me feel sick and bloated, i finally stopped drinking it and felt better and NOW i only have it as a treat once in a while. i use to get this yummy french toast at a bfast place, oh lord it was good but i recall how crappy i would feel after it....and finally i got it, i know go there and i do not order it. i don't want to deprive, i just want to figure out what makes my body work well and feel good. i hate that i feel exhausted at 4pm, i hate that i crash and feel like i will faint.
I started seeing a nutritionist and i am really excited to start a better way of eating. i feel like i have changed my life by exercising and now i want to get the food part as well. it won't be easy given i probably eat fast food 5 t0 7 days a week. YES. YES. YES.
I also love sweets and carbs. So this lady has a challenge on her hands for sure. Or I guess I should look at it the correct way in that I have the challenge on my hands.
Here is the first part, cutting down on the caffeine. I drink ice t, and i drink it a lot. today was probably the first day in a good 2 years straight that i have not had an ice t from dunkin donuts or some other bfast orientated place. And it was NOT PRETTY. i am a crank pot, i just about killed my husband. I have to meet with my nutritionist tonight. i might kill her.