Well Being

Walking Work Out!

Here’s a great (read evil and mean) walking workout for a treadmill. If your elevations are different, adjust to what you can. Elevation at a 3 is just slightly uphill. A 12 is pretty steep.  Good luck! Keep your speed at 3.5…if you’re already in shape keep it at 4. 0-5 min…elevation at 3. 5-7 min…elevation at 9. 7-8 min…elevation at 5. 8-10 min…elevation...

September 22, 2008

I Started a Workout Group!

A couple weeks ago I invited a friend to come work out with me…I need motivation. And if I know someone is coming over, it’s motivation to push myself and give her a good workout. I get a sick kick out of making someone sore. 😀  Really, that’s when I know I did a good job and did it right…not trying to be mean...

September 20, 2008

Something Good for Dinner!

A while ago, I found a food blog that had a dinner plan for portobello burgers and sweet potato fries. I asked for the seasoning on the fries (cuz I’ve never done the fries before) and she posted the recipe. It looks so good! This is our dinner tonight. So much healthier than a beef burger and fried fries…not that I have anything against...

August 30, 2008

Exercise & Weight Loss Goals

Two weeks ago, I decided to get serious with losing weight. *sigh* My goal is to lose 1 pound a week…I set it low because my time is limited. I don’t have a big chunk of time during the day to devote to any one thing…Dean cries, or Pierce wants attention, etc. I wanted to set something I could accomplish. So I figure, from...

August 19, 2008

Toasted or Not?

As you know, I’m always looking to get new ideas for posts, and someone sent me a link to an article by msnbc. It’s about tanning. “Prior to the 20th century women were fanatical about avoiding exposure to the sun. Umbrellas and parasols went everywhere with any woman who could afford them. The French fashion designer Coco Chanel changed all that. Back in the...

August 6, 2008

Managing headaches

One of the great perks of being pregnant (for me, anyway) is not having headaches for 6 months in the second and (mostly) third trimesters.  Then the pregnancy ends and the headaches come back. Why? No one knows. It’s the great mystery in my life. Headaches/migraines started when I was 16. “Have you seen a doctor?” Of course. A couple times. They found no...

July 16, 2008