So I am getting back to it after almost a week in Florida. Last minute, much needed trip with sun, sand and relaxation!!! Do you remember our lesson on the 3 Ss: Structure, Systems and Scheduling? I had a great (and unplanned) experiment with this lesson while I was gone and upon my return. Recap: … Continue reading Shout Out to the 3 Ss
Friday food fun continues! Today I wanted to share an idea with you that’s very easy and can be made in a ton of different ways to meet your family needs. We used to do this years ago when we spent a weekend on a houseboat down at Lake Cumberland. We all chipped in and … Continue reading Foil Packet Meals
Do you over-process things? In what areas of your life? Normally I don’t. I just do what need to do and move forward. However, things are a bit different for me this week. I find I am coaching myself through this new territory using the information I’ve learned this past year. I was offered a … Continue reading Over-Processing to Inactivity?
Over the last couple of years I’ve walked through this exercise a number of times as I’ve made new decisions for my life. It helps to dive deeper into reasons for change. It’s a simple tool originally used by Toyota that really helps understand what the motivations and underlying values are in a desired change. … Continue reading The 5 Whys
Happy Friday! It’s been a hectic, but productive week. Luckily I have a lot of fresh, healthy food here so that I have great options to keep me moving along. I was experimenting with a new kitchen tool this week and it got me thinking. On Friday, as we head into the weekend, I will … Continue reading Spice It Up!
Here is a new twist on tracking your food. You take a picture of what you ate and mark it as 'on path' or 'off path' of your own goals. There are a couple of other characteristics you can denote for each picture as well as a description. I just downloaded it, but plan to … Continue reading Tired of counting calories?
When you’re grocery shopping to eat healthy…what should you do? Shop the perimeter. Buy whole foods…lean proteins, fruits, veggies, smart carbs, and healthy fats. Skip the processed foods pumped with sugar, salt and any number of ingredients you cannot pronounce. What do you do when you go the grocery store? Do you have old habits … Continue reading Pick 2, Any 2
My last two weekends were very physically challenging. Last weekend a one-mile race and a 10K race. This weekend two 5K races. Knowing that I had these ‘extra’ activities in my training schedule, I made sure that I had time to prepare and to recover. I scaled back on my strength training in support of … Continue reading Targeted Recovery
For years I would go through this cycle… Pay attention to fitness and nutrition…lose some weight. Get comfortable with life…let fitness and nutrition habits dwindle. Another life event…pay attention to fitness and nutrition…lose some weight. Get comfortable with life…let fitness and nutrition habits dwindle. Repeat. A number of times over the years. In 2015 I … Continue reading Use the Dial, Not the Off Switch
I am really hoping Hump Day lives up to its name today. I was excited about my plan for the week and the work I targeted for completion. Things didn’t go my way at the beginning of the week. Very little progress on anything. Nothing big. Just those little things that can pile up and … Continue reading Perspective and Acceptance