so hoorah! it's 2004!
...Everyone got their resolutions ready?
Things always sound so good in theory.
Now that school and work have started again, I'm finding it really hard to get the time and energy to do anything aerobic. I can manage a day on the weekend right now, but during the week things get rushed. I only got half way through my tape today :(
The good thing is that I've been good about cutting down on sweets and junk food. And I've brought my lunch to school every day I've needed to eat it there. I've found that I'm less hungry, and I rarely want or need to have something to eat after dinner.
I have a doctor's appointment in a few weeks, so I should find out my weight then. I don't trust the scale here. Wish me luck!
Facts I learned today:
One DDR song can burn about 25 calories (more or less depending on your weight). Playing for an hour can burn about 750 calories.
Some schools have even bought DDR machines for their gym classes :)
Gotta get my friends to let me use their dance pads again :)
I wonder what the maracas can do? ;)
Wanted: Lunch Ideas
So the problem I often have is thinking up things to bring for lunch, and I usually end up being lazy and buying my lunch at school, which is a waste of money and really leaves me with limited options.
I was wondering if people could suggest healthy things to bring for lunches. Things that don't require heating or refrigeration are best, since I don't always have access to these things at school.
At least this semester I'll usually only have to bring lunch to school twice a week.
I figured I'd get the ball rolling since this is my warped idea :)
Here's my approach so far, feel free to share your own.
I think I've found a routine that I like...aerobic exercise with a tape about 3 times a week, toning exercises the other days. We have *alot* of tapes at home, I've tried Tai Bo (however you spell the thing) which is hard but I'm getting better at it. My Mom got some Sweating to the Oldies tapes from her library for a few weeks. It's good because it encourages her to exercise to, and Richard Simmons is not really that annoying once he's exercising :) It's also comforting to see people with less than perfect bodies exercising.
I'm not really doing any serious dieting so far. I've pretty much just tried to switch to healthier choices for snacks, been having alot less junk food/sweets and when I do have them, I have much smaller portions. I'm also trying to kick the pop habit. I used to have at least about a can's worth every day of regular pop. Now I'm only allowing myself to have it maybe once or twice a month, and I try to save it for special occasions.
My idea is a slow steady weightloss/firming up, and to have something that I can live with for a long time. My problem often is I get impatient or discouraged. (I've also been weighing myself *way* too often) Current Mood: determined