We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle

Monday, January 31, 2011

Fit Club

The challenge of the week was a dose of stomach flu in two of the three kids. Sunday morning was a tough one, Kimberly threw up all over the couch and carpet! I had no sooner got that cleaned up and the toilet backed up and overflowed!!  Eeewww!  One thing about the day starting off so lousy is that it couldn't get any worse!
Fortunately the flu bug did not stick around too long!  Everyone is back to normal today thank goodness!

The exciting part of the week was progress on my plans for a fit cub at my church.  I have been talking to our women's ministries director about starting a free weekly "fit club"  working out using workouts like Body Gospel and Slim in 6.  We will have a notice in the bulletin this coming week and will get started on the 15th of February. This is my way of paying it forward helping others get excited about making healthy changes to help stick to those 2011 resolutions! Excited about making a positive difference!

Monday, January 17, 2011

All the hard work is starting to pay off!

I can't say enough about how huge it is to take before pictures!  I had been working really hard but could not really see the changes myself.  Hubby was great about telling me how he was seeing changes, but I just couldn't see them. Only in taking progress or "after" pictures could I finally see that all my hard work is paying off!  Now that I am done with the Insanity workout, I think I will get the Chalene Extreme workout, I love Chalene's workouts she is such a positive motivating person.  Also her workout is on sale $30 off till the end of Jan so that's a plus!!! ;)

Monday, January 10, 2011

No More Excuses

Over the years battling to lose weight my excuse has always been that I really do not enjoy cooking.  Planning healthy menu's just seemed so hard!  Not to mention figuring out how many calories I should be eating and then finding meals that would fit within that calorie requirement.  It was all just too much hard work, as a result I would decide we needed to eat healthy and would start off with great gusto; unfortunately this would last a week or two at the most. Then I would revert to "easy" meals that were chosen purely for the ease of preparation with little regard to the nutritional content.  That was the story of my life till a few weeks ago. I started using the meal planner on Team Beachbody. First the planner calculates your calorie needs then gives you meal plans and recipes for the week. As if that wasn't good enough it also gives you a shopping list for the things you will need for the weeks menus!!  I think I am in love lol.  No more excuses from me, healthy meals everyday without all the hard work!  Can't ask for much more than that!