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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Avon Toning Trainers---

I will be trying these shoes out soon.  I will let you know how they work.  I have been looking at the ones in the mall and these are half the cost.  I heard that if you run your errands while wearing these you will get a full leg work out...You can get these through AVON and guess What?.  We sell Avon if you are interested in any of the Get Fit Products or anything else go to our website. www.youravon.com/jarrodcarpenter We can even give you a free shipping coupon if you do not live close to us---or if you are local we will bring it by direct.  I am so excited to try these out. I have to run errands anyway,  might as well get a better booty and legs while doing it.  Right!  Wish me luck.     

Curves® for Women Toning Sneaker

Keep fit and healthy for the new year!

price: $49.99
Unique rounded sole encourages a natural rocking motion with every step to challenge muscles and improve circulation and posture as you walk. Promotes better balance and posture. Natural shock absorbers encourage muscles to work harder while protecting your back, knee and hip joints. Leather and man-made materials.
Curves® is a registered trademark of Curves International, Inc. ©Curves International, Inc.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Eliptical 20 minutes...
Bike: 20 minutes...
Tread Mill: 20 minutes...

Survived and feeling really Great!!!! Actually starting to think it is fun.. hmmm.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Its going to be okay...I can do it.

The curling up in a ball and wanting to thumb suck is going away as we continue to work out.  (I can survive) We go at 9:00 when the kiddies should be in bed.  I am really enjoying my time I hope we can keep it up. 

I was pondering if it was okay to work out so late and still benefit from doing so. Here is what I googled. ""Unless you are an elite athlete, it doesn't matter," said Miriam Nelson, director of the John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Tufts University, in an e-mail. "The most important thing is to find a time of day that you like best and when you can exercise most consistently.""

Well, there I go---no excuses....

Friday, January 8, 2010

Work Out Felt Great

Worked out with my BFF and loved it.  We laughed and sweated profusely.  I wanted to curl up in a ball and suck my thumb a few times, but I DID it.  What motivated me to be able to push myself to go a little bit longer and harder is the biggest loser.  If they can do it so can I.  Wish me luck.  I really want my family and myself to be healthy and fit. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Down Another 3.4 lbs

This went great I lost 3.4 lbs. We as a family are getting out more. The weather has been so nice and we have been able to hike and play outside almost every night last week. Our Hike was surprisingly a lot easier than it has been in the past. In fact-- Brayden ran up mostly the whole way. Go Girl! My sister and I made it to the top, which in my condition is a great accomplishment. Yahoo. This week I want to run around the track again and see if I can make it around without stopping. The Girls and Jarrod have discovered that they like roller blading. I walk with Coop and Kaylor. Jarrod and the Girls went around the Marina 4 times yesterday. Ashlynn was funny, she said she felt the burn baby...

I am trying to make a plan that we can do as a family in the evenings if it snows. I need some ideas. on what we can do, so if you have any please share.

As far as my diet is concerned. I really have not changed a lot of what we normally eat. It really has been about portion. I do skip the snacks, and treats. I feel really good. Hopefully this will continue. I know that times will come up, like Super Bowl and birthdays etc...but, I really want to feel better and so less is better.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Success and Some Realizations

My Weigh in went great...I tracked my points. I ate the same foods the we normally ate I just watched my portions, which were definitely smaller than what I normally eat. Surprisingly, I was never really hungry. My weakness are that I am a big time nighttime snacker...When I am in bed, and the kids are sleeping I hear those goodies calling my name....They start out quietly calling then they get really LOUD, usually I jump up and beckon to their calling. That is when I noticed I could really blow my points. I was good, but I know I will have to watch out for those nighttime cravings. It is a bad habit that will be worth overcoming. I realized that I am really not hungry, it is just something that I have do.

This last week we went walking 4 times in the evening. We went after dinner and homework was done. We walked even when I thought it was going to be to cold. I hate being cold! I learned that we can bundle up and not feel cold. I even had to take a layer off, because I was warm. Cooper always loves going for walks. So, instead of sitting down and watching T.V. We went out, and now I cannot use that it is "To Cold" as an excuse to not exercise in the winter.

Did anyone watch the DietTribe? It is about a group of 5 friends trying to lose weight. On the show they had to see how fast they could run around a track one time. They made it around. these women are in the 200-300 range. I wanted to see if I could. If they could do it so could I right? Well, I haven't done any running except after children in probably 12 years or more. We went to a track. I warmed up by walking, I took off at a slow speed and started running. I made it half way and needed to stop, I took a few steps and started running again. I made it around and was dead tired. It took me 2 minutes. I know that is shocking to you that are in shape. One time around a high school track is only 1/4 of a mile. right? I am ashamed to admit that, but now I know that I need to get out there and move more. My goal is to be able to make a mile by summer without stopping.

Drum Rolls Please......Here is the good news, Last week I lost 3.4 lbs!!! It is a good start. I still have 38.2 lbs to go to reach my goal...Wish Me Luck....Although it was pretty easy my first week, as time goes I am sure it will get harder. I am working on making a lifestyle change, not just a temporary fix. It may take me time, but I am ready and looking forward to the challenge. I am a skinny person in a fat persons body, just waiting to get out....

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Starting New!!!

Ready to get started again?.....With the Holidays behind us I am in the mood and ready go. My girlfriend and I joined Weight Watchers....Our one week weigh in is on Saturday. I have been really good and tracked all my points. We have been out and walking at the Marina, and Downtown while the Kids were ice skating. Thank goodness it has not been that cold I really hate the cold... we are having fun..It has been good to get the dogs out and moving again. Wish me luck. I would love to hear from all of you on your fitness goals, resolutions, ideas etc...

Friday, October 31, 2008

Only One Day Left!

Only one more day until our goals are reached! Hooray!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Goal Check

I would love to hear how everyone is doing on this months GOALS. What have been your ups and your downs? What have you been doing to reach your goals...etc.....

My Goals were to have no Chocolate cake and exercise 3 days a week.

So far; I have not made, purchased or even tasted chocolate cake so far this month!!. I have lost two pounds, I am sure it is due to just that. ((((Clap))))!!! I have almost reached my exercise goal of 3 times of week. I do feel better, and going out walking is a lot of fun...It is just getting out the door or away from all the other projects I have. No excuses Right!!!

Well Girls, I cannot wait to hear how things are going for you....The Good, the bad, and the ugly...

We would love to have a post, or even just a comment....We hope to hear from you soon.

PS.. If you would like to add your goals for this month, just leave a comment...