Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In honor of :

Dad's Century rides,
Ryan and Dave's triathlons and
Kristy & Mindy's duathlon,

I have added the "Bicycle" song by Queen to our playlist.

(It was played during spin class on Monday...I was inspired)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Money Connection
If you're not counting calories, you're probably racking up debt
Financial guru Suze Orman makes a return visit to The Biggest Loser this week and tells the contestants, "You're not just made up of your health, you're made up of your wealth. And the two of them are totally connected."

Some people scratch their heads at the connection between their waistline and their checking account, but it's about mindfulness. As long as you're writing down what you eat, you're more aware of the calorie count. The Biggest Loser nutritionist Cheryl Forberg says that when contestants first meet with her, they usually underestimate how much they're eating. They just have no idea. And it's the same with the bank balance. If you don't write it down, you're probably going to come up short at the end of the month

Organizing your life is taking responsibility for it. And that applies to every phase from eating to exercise to keeping track of your finances.
Something to be proud of...

...for me anyway. :)  Today, for the first time in probably 15 years, I swam laps.  I give myself props because my goggles broke on the first lap.  They, unfortunately, have been sitting in a drawer, unused, for 15 years collecting dust and apparently, brittality (you know, like "brittle-ness").  Since I was worried about my contacts coming out, I was limited to a low splash back stroke.  I like the back stroke, although I think my form may have been a bit off since I was trying to minimize the amount of water getting in my eyes.  So yes, I looked funny.  Yes, I was slow.  I took comfort, however, in the fact that I was just as slow as my fellow swimmers (all of whom, I might add, had flippers, oh and they were also all probably over 75).  So, while the rest of the nonretired adult world was on their lunch breaks or cutting up hot dogs for their kiddos, I swam.  I did have to stop and rest A TON, but I hope to lessen that in the future.

As for now I am exhausted.  Drained.  Sore.  But it feels good.
My belt is too big.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dad or Dave.....

Is Bonneville Shores District your Scout District? I looked it up and it is a scout troop in your area.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Who is bonneville shores district???? 

Call me crazy, but I don't think I can remember you from our last family picture.