Saturday, April 30, 2011

O is for Optimistic

Hopeful and confident about the future or successful outcome of something.  That is what the definition of optimistic is. 

When you start a weight loss program you have to be optimistic.  You must be hopeful about the future.  You must be confident about the future.  Without those two things you really can't be successful.

I decided to google optimistic.  There were so many positive things that I could use to relate to dieting and exercise.  I thought I would share a few of my favorite with you.

  • "Everyone has their times of weakness. You may stumble at times and go back into bad habits but never give up and gradually you will succeed."  That really hits home with me!  How many times have I stumbled and gone back into those bad habits of eating out and not exercising.  But I have never really truly given up!  So maybe gradually I will succeed!

  • "I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing!"  Isn't that the truth?!?   There is just something about exercising first thing in the morning that really wakes up the body and mind!  I really must get back in the habit of doing that again!

  • "He who has health, has hope: and he who has hope, has everything."  So here's hoping that I get skinny and healthy!!

  • "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending".  And that is exactly what I plan on doing. 

  • Today is the first day of the rest of my life!!

    Y PAM

    Sunday, April 24, 2011

    N is for Naked

    That's right.  Naked.  The ABC's are supposed to be about diet and exercise.  I have not stayed on track.  Needless to say I have not lost any weight.  I have actually gained a few pounds since starting this blog.  That's why this post is about NAKED. 

    Have you ever stood in front of a full length mirror NAKED?  It can be a little scary.  It was for me.  And I knew at that moment I had to do something about it.  If I don't get this under control now then I never will.  I know me too well. 

    That means no more going out to eat lunch.  Getting up early to run.  Taking walks during breaks at work.  I can do this.  I know I can, because I have done it before.  I will do it again and this time (hopefully) I will keep it off.

    Stay tuned, because you are going to see a different side of me.  The fighter.  The doer.  The one that is going to get this done!  Watch out weight, because you are coming off!

    Y PAM

    Saturday, April 23, 2011

    M is for Many Things

    I can't believe my last post was Ash Wednesday and tomorrow is Easter.  I guess I am a little behind, but my life is a little wacky and crazy right now.  =)  I will try to do better, but I can't promise....

    Now on with the post!

    When I first started thinking about this post the first M word that came to mind was my mom.  For those that have been reading know that mom fell on December 10, 2010 and sustained a closed brain injury.  To date she has been in 6 different hospitals/rehab centers/nursing facilities.   She has improved a lot in the last few weeks, but she still has a long way to go.  We are picking her up in the morning for Easter brunch and to spend the day out with us.  This is the first time she has been out since the fall.  We will probably have a hard time getting her to go back!! 

    Now we are going to change gears and go to my next favorite M word.  Margaritas.  I love margaritas.  I absolutely LOVE Beer Margaritas!  My sister-in-law made me a beer margarita about a month ago and I fell in love with them.  They are super easy to make and are so delicious!  You just take one 12-ounce can of frozen limeade and put in the blender.  Take the empty limeade can and add 3/4 full of tequila and the other 1/4 of triple sec.  Fill the same can with ice and add to blender.  Blend until ice is crushed.  Turn blender off and add one can/bottle of any brand beer (don't use dark beers).  Stir with a long handled spoon.  Serve and enjoy! 

    M is also for Mani/pedi (thanks MR for the suggestion).  When life gets stressful a good mani/pedi will help everytime.  There is nothing better than having your feet and hands massaged.  I have tried to get Roger to do this for me, but he won't.  So that is why he has to pay someone to do it for him and I thank him for that!  =)

    That leads to my next M word.  Massage.  I love getting a good massage.  The Massage Center at Dudley Square is my favorite place to go.  Although Kelly and I went to Spencerian College last year and got a massage from one of their students and they do a fabulous job and it's inexpensive!! 

    With Mother's Day right around the corner I hope my children read this post and know exactly what to get me! 

    My next letter is N.  I hope it doesn't take me as long to come up with a post as it did this one......until next time!

    Y PAM