Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thoughts on a New Year

It's almost a New Year!  I can't believe it!

 I am a resolution-ist -- my own word for people who make resolutions at the start of each year.  Unlike most of the folks I will meet at the gym, however, I actually keep most of mine.  I wrote about my six-word resolutions in my coaching blog; click those green "coaching blog" words if you'd like to read it!  I am going to get to goal in 2011.  My 2012 resolution will not need to include losing weight!

Speaking of New Year's -- I read some pretty interesting advice on holiday eating; I think it works pretty well with my earlier post about maintaining on the weekends.   This author has a radical suggestion -- indulge!  Check it out! 

Here's shocking good news in case you are planning your summer vacation:  Disney World is changing their food image,  introducing more healthful and vegetarian choices, including a gluten-free cupcakeria!  If they stick with it long enough for their consumers to make the shift, it could make a real difference in the world of "family" entertainment!     

Since I am limiting my "screen time" over the holidays,  I do want to take advantage of the opportunity to say, Happy New Year.  I hope 2011 is your best year yet!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tips, Tricks and Friday inspiration

Chanelle, Dreena, Allison, Gabriel, Maggie Rose, Paul, Bennie
(and I can't thank them enough for the balloon to cry over!)

After a brief hiatus to spend time with my parents, give thanks, and become a mom of FIVE (!),  I am back with enthusiasm. I gained 10 pounds in the 5 or 6 weeks my parents were here.  Oopsie.  So now my head is OUT of the sand and I am back on track.

On to the news!

I often wonder how I can apply more discipline not only to exercising, but to all my weight loss efforts.  Here is a an article on how athletes consistently achieve their personal best -- here is an inspiring article on just what it takes to be the best and brightest.  Maybe it will also inspire you in this inspirational season!

I was surprised to learn that only 6% of Americans reach their daily vegetable targets and we are only a little better about fruit! 

My tip of the week is for those of you who enjoy the Weight Watchers program.  I went to the intro meeting for the new Points Plus system and it looks great.  The website has a better explanation than I can provide; suffice it to say I am enthused.

That's it for this week.  Look for more frequent posts now that life has returned to normal -- whatever that is!