Not literally, but this was TV tune out week and said I was going to only watch 1 hour of TV, well. I STINK, I haven’t watched more TV but certainly haven’t watched less TV. I’m not someone who sits on the couch and vegges out watching TV, but instead its a source of noise. We have a TV in our kitchen and I turn it on while I’m cooking dinner or even writing in my blog. Some listen to music I listen to CNN. So this challenge I was a complete failure, but I’m okay with that at least I gave it a try.
I am currently doing Insanity and its awesome! I just did the FitTest and was SWEATING profusely in my living room. I previewed the next workout to see if I would find it as challenging and WOW, I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.
This week its suggested the you break up with your TV. Studies show that world wide screen time has steadily increased over the years and their is a direct relationship to the rise in the obesity rates.
Turn off week, means turning off all the screens, computers, TVs and video games in your house.
Could you do it? I don’t know. I know I want to give it a try. This week, I will reduce the amount of time I spend on my computer and watching TV. After work, I typically watch at least 2 hours of TV and/or working on the computer a night, I am going to reduce that to 1 hour for this week. I went to the library this week and go some good books that I have been meaning to read. Wish me luck. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
Yes cabbage, I remember as kid my grandmother, affectionately referred to as Granny use to make red cabbage slaw and braised red cabbage all the time. It took me a while to reconnect with this veggie, but now that I have I love it. Here is a twist on a her recipe.
- 1/2 head green cabbage
- 1/2 head red cabbage
- 2 T mustard (Dijon or Grey Poupon)
- 1/2 c chicken broth
- 1/4 c balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 t nutmeg
Simmer in a pot for 40 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
I know what you are thinking you should only eat cabbage on St. Patrick’s day or only if you are Irish, but cabbage has a lot of health benefits.
- helps fight ulcers
- promotes women’s health by helping to metabolize estrogen
- protection against Alzheimer’s
If you’ve done something interesting with cabbage, let me know below!
Why is it so much easier to believe the bad vs the good? Why don’t we ever look in the mirror and say, what nice eyes I have or wow my skin is so smooth. Instead we look at ourselves and see all the flaws and talk badly to ourselves worse than anyone would ever say to us. Hopefully, no one talks to you the way you talk to yourself. [Read more...]
When does your spring training kick into gear? Is it when the last of the snow melts. Daylight sayings? Or is temperature driven. Although I train year round, I am a wimp when it comes to the cold. I know I did train for a half marathon in the heart of winter. Umm… yes, I LEARNED my lesson. For me I start to get the spring training bug around the time of the Boston Marathon, or when I can comfortably go outside in a t shirt and shorts. Again, I’m a wimp so I’m not one of these people who do that when its 50 degrees outside. I know here in New England we get anxious because if you wait 5 minutes, you may miss your weather window. And we are all very wary of not having a summer like we did in 2009 so you want to make sure you take advantage of every great weather day. Before you go out all gun ho guns blazing here are some tips to help ease you back into the swing of spring. [Read more...]
- 1/3 c cooked oatmeal
- 1/2 c greek yogurt or cottage cheese
- 1/2 t honey or agave nectar
- 1/8 t pumpkin pie spice
in a separate bowl, mix 1/2 c berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or a mixture)
Layer into a glass and serve. YUM YUM. This could also be a snack.
For my egg lovers give this a try
- 4 egg whites and 1 whole egg
- 1/4 c salsa (your choice)
- 1/4 c black beans
Scramble in a pan coated with Pam, no one likes to clean up the egg mess.
Do you have any other great breakfast ideas, share them below.
I spent 6 weeks in a class that started with a visualization. After the visualization we were all asked to speak about what the visualization meant to us. Well, I found out that I SUCK at visualization. Each time we did it for 6 weeks, NOTHING! People would come back on the line after the visualization and say that their visualization was better than Cats, they laughed, they cried, etc. But if you give me a good quote, it can hit me like a peppermint patty. After each visualization exercise I would look at a this quote on my wall.
“What will I learn from this to make me better?” — Mary Anne Radmacher
Now when you hear that, you can’t help but to visualize! Below are my top quotes that I have posted in my office. [Read more...]
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. That was this weeks challenge. How’s it been going good. I take public transportation and often times we get packed in there like sardines. I carry a rather large gym bag and get looks for it. I usually roll my eyes when someone give me a look when they get hit with my bag, but instead I just smiled and said excuse me. Did that kill me no, did combust on the spot no. My takeaway — if you want to be a miserable shrew that your prerogative, I am not going to sink to your level. I will just kill you with kindness. As my husband always says you’ll catch my flies with honey than with vinegar.
It’s tax day. I know just sent check to Uncle Sam. So let’s move onto something more cheery. Many of my clients struggle with the idea of “snacking” most people think “snacking” is a bad thing. Trust me its not. If you are working out you will need the extra fuel! To help you out here are 15 healthy snack ideas. The idea is to take any of these 2 ideas and combine them and wallah you have a healthy snack. Depending upon the length of your work day. You should be aiming to have anywhere between 2-3 snacks/day. If you don’t you are derailing your weight loss goals. [Read more...]