Jan 28, 2011


I finally got to run the other day!  We went and tried to find a good route, and we ended up running\walking 6K - it felt really good.  It has such pretty scenery!  I guess not many people get to go running in Africa, like I always do.

How far do you usually like to run?


Jan 21, 2011

Work, work...

Still haven't been able to run.  *insert little sigh*  However, I haven't been completely short of exercise, because we've been working so hard.  Yesterday I painted our kitchen.  Climbing up and down the ladder to get more paint on my roller was definitely a workout!

I love swimming and playing two hand touch football.  To me, that's one of the most perfect ways to exercise.  You get a wonderful workout, and you hardly realize it, because you're playing!

What's your favorite way to get exercise?

Jan 15, 2011

The Green Monster

Okay, so I tried it.  Only, I went by a different recipe, that called for spinach, bananas, and pineapple.  

I happily chopped up my spinach, piling it into the blender.  Then went bananas, pineapple, and more spinach.  It looked so fresh and pretty sitting there waiting to be blended.  My Mom walked by and didn't look impressed - she's never exactly been completely on the health wagon like I always am.

Me: "You are going to try a little, aren't you?"
Mom: "I'll try a tiiiny taste..."

...*blend blend blend*...

It tasted good!  It was more like a Green and Yellow Monster though, because of all the banana and pineapple.  Next time I make it, I'm definitely trying to recipe with cucumber and all that, and not adding banana.  I think I temporarily went mental when I put the banana in...I don't even like regular banana smoothies!

Will I try it again? Yes.  Will I put banana in? Absolutely not.  

If you're adventurous, I'd definitely recommend trying this.  I think this could be a great, healthy, and filling breakfast! 

Have any of you tried a Green Monster?  If you have, what did you think?

Jan 13, 2011

Ah, internet

So we've been at a little cafe today, using the internet.  We don't have it out at the house yet, so it's coming here for us until we can get it hooked up.

I'm not sure what we're having for supper yet, but I'm going to try to fix something "good".  I'm really craving green and leafy vegetables.  Ick, I'm so ready to start de-junking my system!  It's not that I just eat junk food, it's just that it feels junked up from maybe eating too much breads for breakfasts, and not getting much exercise.

Really want to try this!  Ohoo hoo, Green Monster!!


New Year, New goals

New Year's happens to be a good time for assessing progress and making new\re-establishing goals.

 A few of mine are:

 Daily Bible study and prayer time.  I haven't been as good with this as I should have.  It's so easy to get "too busy" during the day, and then it's late at night and you find you haven't made time yet.  I have a new policy that no matter how late it is - I'LL STILL DO IT.  None of this, "It's really late, I'm super tired...I'll do it with my other in the morning".  Nope, nope, nope.  All that does is make me feel behind and like a slacker.

Drink lots of water.  I usually do pretty good with this one.  Even if I don't drink my usual litre and a half each day, this is so I'll drink at least a couple glasses, so I'll get something.

Exercise three times a week\Train to run a 10K.  Hopefully, once we get more settled, I'll do more, but this is so I don't set myself up for disaster.  

**Better to set smaller goals, and over-accomplish, than set huge ones, and get burnt out or feel like you're failing**

Originally, I had it set to get back into good running shape and run a 5K to start off, but unknowingly, I already ran 5K a few months ago (without too much pushing), so my goal is now 10K.

This blog, unlike my other one, is more wholly dedicated to diet and fitness, not my spiritual life\random ramblings, so just to clarify that my spiritual life is much more important to me - I just don't chronicle it here.

A couple weeks ago, I said that I was starting again with running, getting back into better diet, etc., but looking back, that wasn't the best time to say that, since we were in the middle of moving and all that.  Not a good time to try to run\do yoga so many times a week.  But, now is a good time.  I still can't fully get back to running quite yet, because we're still getting things unpacked and situated at our new house, but soon.  However, it's not too soon to start back to a better diet, and it's not too soon to become motivated within myself to do better, and not have to rely on others to keep me motivated.

Now, don't get me wrong...I'm a thin person.  I don't need to lose weight.  I just want to be healthier and stronger.  Just because a person is thin doesn't mean they're healthy.  Those two don't always go hand in hand.

So even if you want to lose weight, or just be all around healthier, now is a good time to start, am I right?

Who's with me?!