Category Archives: Health & Fitness

My journey of becoming of a healthier and better me.

1908 Olympics

I know I’m a bit late with the Olympics being over, but this is my small attempt the keep the memory alive.

I love this!  I recently saw this on another blog I read.

It’s amazing to see how much things have changed over the past 100+ years!  It still shocks me when I hear a child’s birthday has 20## instead of 199#!

Anyhow check out some of these images

 

 

I love this, the long dresses, the hats, so much awesomeness in one picture.  I wish I could see what they were aiming it.

 

Tug-a-war!  I don’t know if that is the official title of this event – but this is great!  Do you remember playing tug-a-war!  It’s no joke.

 

I could see this lady as a little girl walking over her toys in this manner in order to practice!

I’m fascinated that people can do this in leotards, but the fact she is wearing  a dress, panty hose, and I believe a HAT! make this incredible.

I love seeing how times have changed.  I bet there wasn’t any Gatorade at this event?  There also seems to be little to no advertising.  I think I’d love to see our gymnasts compete in full day to day wear!

I read somewhere that it was once a “show up to compete” type of event.  Could you imagine if they did that today?

Nike Inspires

I love girl power, I love anything that inspires girls to be their own person and to follow their dreams.  Anything from boxing, running a fortune 500 company, opening up a small business, to being an active stay at home mom (which is no easy feat).    I love the little girl with the baseball glove, so much attitude — it’s precious.

The following video inspires me to move and just do, to dance.  I’ve talked about taking dancing lessons for so long.  I love ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop. I would want to start with contemporary and hip hop and go from there but I feel so insecure about my weight and movement. (things jiggle)  I tell myself I’ll run off the excess weight and then I’ll join a dance class…and I’ll do it too, I’ll run it off and then I’ll get lazy or complacent and be right back where I started.  No more though.  It’s a new day and it’s going to different this time and this video is going to help:

Fast walking around the block…

Due to the circumstances of life as well as laziness, I haven’t worked out in a pretty long time.  (about 2 months)

It’s amazing how quickly your body/face/health/energy gets UGLY…I mean there is just no other word for it.  It sucks that walking from the train to my house (up hill two blocks) tires me out.  Seriously…and the hill isn’t even that steep.

Me and PK have been “discussing”(aka complaining) to each other about our lack of dedication to our health/fitness for weeks now.  We’ve done better on the eating side of it…but then the weekends come and there is eating out and drinks and it’s just all bad!

Anyhow, looking in the mirror I can tell that I’m the fatest now than I have ever been in my life.  It’s disgusting!  Seriously…

I think we were both suffering from PM’s dilemma.  Which is over planning, over thinking, and not enough doing (or in our case, no doing).

So yesterday…finally.  We just did.  We got into our work out clothes and went out side with no real plan but to run three blocks.  That was it.  We didn’t know what would happen after, or where we will eat or what time it will be.  It was a bit liberating.

So we begin to jog and I was panting after two blocks.  It was humiliating.  We turned around and jogged back.  Then we walked/jogged around my block once. Than walked around the same block to “cool down”.  Did jumping jacks while waiting for the elevator (now that I think of it, we should’ve just taken the stairs). And we tried to do squats in the elevator till we got to my floor lol.

I call it “fast walking around the block” because…well it was pitiful.  On my part at least.   I can’t speak for PK.

I want to fast walk around the block tonight as well. *fingers crossed*

Food Experiment

So I’m currently reading 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss and so this is a trial from the book.

Usually when I read a book I zip through it because I just want to know what’s next but I’m taking a different approach with 4HB.  I plan on reading 1-2 sections a week and trying to implement the tasks.

The first task it to keep a food diary because studies show that if you log what you eat – you’ll see a difference in your body/behavior  a lot faster then those who just make a mental note.  A more convenient way is to take pictures of everything you eat and share them online.

So apparently they kept a Food Photo Log – you take a picture of everything you eat (before you eat it) and share it.  That’s simple enough.  They also say to put something (like your hand or a keys) next the plate to show relative sizing.

The thought is that if you share what you eat with others you’ll be more conscious of what you eat and make better choices.  Could you imagine taking a picture of an entire chocolate cake and say “had this for lunch” on facebook! lmao.

Anyways – so I’m uploading photos of my meals to facebook via my cell phone and we’ll see how it goes.

Yay for healthy choices.