Sunday, August 1, 2010
I climbed up Bear's Hump in Waterton Canada. I know that it's not an extremely long distance, but it's almost directly uphill. I thought my legs were going to fall off. But it was so worth it.
I know I can take her now. Really she slept the whole way up, so she felt a lot like dead weight. I never thought that a little 16 pounder would feel so heavy when she went limp.
I was just so excited. Thought I would let ya'll know.
Friday, July 30, 2010
The blog is designed as a challenge. Each day you get certain points based on the healthy choices you've made. At the end of the two-three week challenge, we report our numbers. The winner is recognized with a picture on the blog and a post.
So last night, we finally got to meet. A few of the women were in town and those who lived around the area got together for dinner. We were so sad not everyone was able to make it, but hopefully we'll all be able to meet in the near future. (Maybe we'll have to plan the next meeting in Wyoming:)
Here's my take on the evening. I had very mixed emotions about finally meeting everyone. For, one, we were physically complete strangers, but I also knew that these women had been a huge support to me. They knew my struggles. They new my strengths. They knew me. I was excited to put a face to a name. I was also a little nervous. See in a blog world, especially this blog, it is a very safe zone. Deep thoughts are shared by all. I was afraid, if we met, and we didn't get along, that safe zone would no longer exist.
I have to say that last night exceeded my expectations. More than I could have even imagined. These women are incredible. They were incredible to me in the blogging world, and they are even more incredible in person. This blog is exactly what I needed at the exact right moment in my life. We laughed, we cried, we shared deep thoughts which I am so grateful for. So, in the end, to all you Healthy Wives out there, thank you for an incredible evening. This blog has so much more meaning meeting you all in person. Hopefully I will get pictures soon to share with you.
And the best part is, the next challenge starts on Monday. We are open to any and all who want to join. Unfortunately, I will be out of the "challenge" until school starts. To many fun plans with the family in the works, but I will continue to check the blog and support each of you in any way possible.
And, Mama Nut, if you're reading this. We missed you, (hope to recruit you, oops did I say that out loud:) and hope you can join us at our next gathering. Maybe we'll have to plan it in your neck of the woods so you can join us!
Monday, July 26, 2010
I see it now, you surrendered to food. I don't mean you gave up and relinquished your power to it in the conventional definition of "surrender".... no, you took a big sigh and made the decision to stop fighting against it. To accept that food was there to stay, and like any other reality, it had to be accepted, and dealt with, collaboratively. If you couldn't beat it (and yourself) into submission, conquer it, than you had to find a way to co-exist with it, in a way that allowed you both to flourish. That way, you're still you, in charge of you, enjoying and living with food which is free to be whatever it is.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I will always be fat
and I refuse to believe that
I can loose this weight
realize that isn't the way most people think but
"Eating to live instead of living to eat"
That's just not working out, and I truly believe
Eating what I want will make me happier in the end
It's just a big fat lie, thinking
Being fit is the most important thing in my life.
Now I understand that
Making myself happy with food
Is more important than
Making myself healthy with food
And this much is true:
People are succeeding at loosing weight every day
But I know in my heart this will not be the case for me
This could wind up killing me
Doctors tell me
I will shorten my life and steal time away from my family
Right now it doesn't seem possible that
I can change my ways and be fit for the rest of my life
This is what I believe:
This journey is just to tough for me
I don't even want to consider the fact that
I can control the cause of my shortcomings and my failings
It's just a fact of life that
People like me are weak willed and lazy
And it's ridiculous to believe that
I will loose weight and be healthy
Now read it backwards
Amazing? Not only are we changing our eating habits, but our mental habits too!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
But there is something we all need to understand: FALLING IS NOT FAILING!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This is for all you running mothers out there and those wondering what the point of it all is:
I think I might have to look into this book. Get some motivation back into my blood.
Calling all emotional readers out there, check this out:
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Umm, I'm still trying to figure out how to include a link, so I hope this one works.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
So here is my encouragement: I challenge all you emotional eaters out there to feel the accomplishment of success. Forgive yourself for past mistakes, move forward, and overcome this challenge. If you are like me, this is the hardest thing you will ever do, but it will be the most rewarding!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
So, I went to the clothes store this week. (Never good right?) The outing was spawned by the lack of clothes that I can squeeze into. (My baby is precious, but really? do I HAVE to kill my body to have one?) I get there and try on my previous fat size.
I grab the size bigger.
Nope. Going again.
18!!!! I'm an 18. Okay, so I know that this is not the fattest I COULD be or that anyone HAS been, but it's the fattest I'VE ever been. Even after my freshman 20.
If I have to gain 6 sizes over every pregnancy. I'm not having anymore!
That's also how my exercising has felt. Less than productive. But I do go out walking ever morning. It's a step in the right direction. RIght?
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I am so excited that these have finally arrived! I can't wait to workout so I can try them out. They are called Powerblock Sportsblock 3-24 Pound Adjustable Dumbbell set. I've been eyeing these beauties since Trainer Momma mentioned they were her favorite. Brent got some gift certificates at work and generously gave them to me so I could order them on Amazon. How exciting that new exercise equipment gets me excited.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
YES!!! I did it! Talk about a huge mental boost. The best part is my legs and rear end are only slightly feeling the effects of the run. BEST RUN EVER! I am still thinking about this morning.
Then, to top it all off, I made this for breakfast:
1 oz of Mozzarella Cheese, melted between the egg and warm toasted sandwich thin.
All for a whopping 310 calories. Yes, I measure everything out. It's so easy for me to overeat on cheese and avocado without even knowing. OH MY! I usually don't reflect back on a healthy meal and anxiously wait to try it again, but this one is going to be repeated in the morning.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
A Kayak is 50 Pounds
An Airedale Terrier is 50 Pounds
The Worlds Largest Rabbit found in the UK Weighs 50 Pounds
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
This is one of my favorite traditions. We've done this nine years now, and I look forward to it every year. The picture above doesn't do it justice, but all the white dots up the street are people. 20,000 to be exact. It's a 5K run/walk and it is so inspirational!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
have you tried winsor pilates?
it's the BEST! after i had my first baby, this totally transformed my body - i looked better than before :) i've worn out all my discs and decided to switch it up and hit the gym instead.
well, nothing has made me longer and leaner like this. so i ordered her latest package. check it out here
i'm most excited to try the accelerator she's added. i've never tried a pilates machine, but wanted to. this supposedly replaces those bulky contraptions and delivers the same results.
has anyone tried it?
and most of the workouts are only 20 minutes! that for me is golden!
i'm so ready to jump back in and get ready for swimsuit season!
i'll let you know how it goes!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Who else is taking the pictures? I get a little scared of the trails my husband attempts to do, so I end up getting out the the truck to walk a lot. Great exercise and great leg raises getting in and out. By the end of the trip, my thighs were sore from climbing in and out constantly, no joke! I don't know if you can tell, but the back tire is off the ground. It also helps my heart pump fast from fear. Makes me feel like I've finished a sprint! (Minus the wetness down my pants from fear :)
Monday, May 3, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010