Sunday, September 26, 2010

Trying To Kick My Soda Addiction

Are any of you out there like me and love their soda both diet and non-diet? Everyday I have a glass of diet pepsi with lunch then usually in the mid afternoon when the 3:00 energy slump hits I have a glass of sprite mixed with water. I tell myself drinking a regular soft drink with water makes it not so bad for me but deep down I know better.

For 5 or 6 years I had regular soda kicked to the curb then in 2003 while I was working out of my house I started having a little afternoon pick me up with you guessed it regular soda for the sugar hit and to help alleviate the boredom of the job now I don't do that job anymore but....I still have my afternoon soda.

Last week I saw the Dr. Oz show about soda addiction and I am trying his plan to see if I can get soda back out of my life again or at least way down. I know it has empty calories and it raises your odds of getting pancreatic cancer by at least 20%. Yet it is still soooooooo hard to do.

I have already cut way down on the amount I drink plus now I measure it out so I know the calorie load. Yesterday, I tried the selzer water mixed with sugar free cranberry juice boy was it tart tasting...but I got through will see what today brings.

This morning I went out to my park and slogged through 12 laps in the humidty came home and did The Shred so I am working out hard this week so far.

I would love to hear your thoughts on how you break this habit and what to put in its place or how you kicked soda to the curb..

Friday, September 24, 2010

Inspiring Other People

I was out in my park yesterday to walk with my friend who stood me up so I decided to see if I could still jog especially outside.I walked one lap as a warm up then started jogging for 2 minutes in each lap and walking one minute. I was able to get my 8 laps in 30 minutes which I am very proud of its much harder outside than on my treadie. After that I walked the last 4 laps for a total of 50 minutes.

The best part of it was I met a lady in the park who has seen me out jogging from the road for a while so I inspired her to start coming to the park and walking and so far she has lost 20 pounds and hopes to go off all her meds soon. Moral of the story is you just never know who your gonna inspire...My park can be seen from a major road and I never think other people are watching what I do. Wether we intend to or not, other people do watch what we do especially if we exercise outdoors.

Part of the reason I decided to write a blog was to hopefully encourage others to exercise and eat right but it was really thrilling to meet someone in person and yes I am careful and carry personal protection with me and my cell phone when I am out alone in my park just in case.

Thats all I've got for today till next time. Remember other people watch our example be it good or bad.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Maintaining not going forward

I have been getting my exercise in and then some. Latley I have been back to walking with my neighbor in the park behind my house for about a hour a day not faster but definetly longer sessions than when I am by myself.

Today I did the shred level II as long as I am careful about squats and lunges I can do the tape without a problem.

Nothing else is new still hot but not as humid down here. Eating has been so-so could be better could be worse mostly

I am maintaining right now when I am ready to crack down on my eating then the weight will GO.

Thanks to everyone who gave a donation for my Alzheimers walk on Oct 30th it is much appreciated.

Whats new with you? Tell me in the comments..

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We Need A Cure For Alzheimers

I have signed up to walk and raise money for Alzheimer's research and cure here in Orlando on October 30th.

I am trying to raise a $100.00 for the cause. My beloved aunt Mary just passed away from this dreadful disease in June of this year.

Please if you can spare just 5.00 donate this is a worthy cause and I appreciate any help you can give.

Here is the link to my donation page whatever you give is so appreciated!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Power Walking

Its been a pretty good week here:) My workouts went OK I did something to make my lower back hurt I only lifted weights once. Only jogged on two days the rest of the time I power walked outdoors need to replace my shoes NOW my body is telling me they are worn out which I knew....

Since I last blogged I have started setting time goals for my cardio. I am trying to get 250 minutes done weekly.

Didn't make my time goal this week came close but no cigar.

Weight is holding steady back at 160 again..sigh...been doing my abs and stretches religiously though the back ache is a reminder to do them:)

So 5 days of cardio, 1 weight workout, 3 abs. Total time is 230 minutes short just 20minutes lots of power walking I miss my jogging will get back to it though!

Have a great weekend!