Friday, September 11, 2009

Sigh.....back to real life

I've been reluctant to get back into the real world this week. :-) I got so relaxed last weekend, it's been hard to stay focused. I'm happy that today my weight is back where it was before the weekend of indulgence. :-)

October's Prevention Magazine and my new book Juicy Tomatoes both have some good info on perimenopause and its possible symptoms. It sounds like palpitations may be one, so I'll be asking the cardiologist about that when I see him next Thursday. Another is cognitive problems so I feel better about the times I can't think of a simple word I want to use! ;-D

From the Eat This, Not That folks: 47 ways to fix anything with food (Not all of the links worked in IE, but did fine in Firefox browser.)

From Denise Austin:
"Boost Your Exercise Motivation!
Are you having a hard time staying motivated to work out? You're not alone. One of the main reasons many people are not more physically active is that they lack the drive to get up and move each day. But it shouldn't be hard to get yourself off the couch! If you're looking for a simple way to boost your exercise motivation, try keeping a fitness journal!

Just create a simple chart with the days of the week; you can even use a ready-made calendar. Then, as you're following your Fitness Planner, write down in the journal the fitness routine or exercises that you do each day as you complete them. That's all there is to it, but you'll gain plenty of benefits! You will be able to:

* Get a motivational boost! It feels terrific to be able to write down the exercises you completed each day, and it's truly motivating when you look back over a week and see how active you were. All those exercise sessions add up fast!
* Track your progress. Your fitness journal will record how far you've walked or biked, how many minutes or hours you've exercised, and how often you do it. It's hard to remember it all without writing it down!
* Pinpoint trouble spots. You can look at your weekly or monthly journal and evaluate it with an objective eye. Suppose you notice that you are great about working out in the beginning of the week but start to slack off from Wednesday on — you'll know that you need to focus on increasing your activity toward the end of the week.

Get started right now by writing down the exercises you've done today in your online Journal. If you haven't done any yet — get up and get moving! There's no time to waste!"


Patty said...

I truly intended to get back to your blog and tell you how beautiful you looked in that dress! I did read every word, even though it was very late. But I enjoyed how happy, peaceful and beautiful everything was! I bet it is hard to get back to the day-to-day, but isn't it nice to know that all of the things in your previous post are part of your "real world"! You lucky girl!! :-)

Mama Bear June said...

Thanks, Patty! You are very sweet.

Farmers Wife said...

It won't take long for you to get back into the swing of things!

Kat said...

I think I would want the weekend to last too! Sounds like a fabulous place!

I use to log my exercise. It is a really helpful tool to me and I link it to my blog too. I don't do daily blog entries, but update dailymile every day.

I hope you are having a great weekend!

Diana said...

Lets hope that I'm in an early perimenopause too then, because I have those too and have no other reasons! lol.
I can't imagine that I'd want to return to work either after such an awesome week! I hope this one is better than expected, even if it can't really compete. lol.

Sarah said...

You look too young to be old enough to be worried about menopause...that's why the doctor didn't consider it!
I hope this leads to some solutions.

My 3 Month Challenge said...

That's a great idea for exercise motivation! I am starting to slack off a lil -- will definitely give the tracking idea a try :)