Excite's weather site is telling me we will top out as high as 84 today, so the bike is coming out. Don't delay with whatever activity you are choosing - nothing will motivate you more than this gorgeous weather. I laughingly put on shorts yesterday and then put long pants back on, not because I was ashamed of my legs, but because they are *so* white I am afraid of blinding people. Of well; since I don't tan, I guess I'm on the hunt for summer pants lol.
I was really inspired about Robin's comments a couple of days ago on getting into a size she hadn't been in since before her last child was born. How exciting is that?
I don't want us to linger on numbers as defining our success; feeling better is enough, but there are very few more tangible indicators of our progress than that extra bit of space available at our waistlines. And it will happen. Keep up the good work, everyone!
For those who are interested in starting to tone a little, I note the website below for basic arm exercises. These can be done 2-3 times per week. Only equipment needed is a sturdy chair and some hand weights of some sort (canned goods will work fine - just don't drop them on your head! Or you can invest in a set of dumbbells. Test out a few weights in the store.) Tomorrow, I'll post something for legs or abs.
Recipe for today:
Tuna Salad Stuffer
(adjust recipe by half if desired to try it out - we know we like it and use the whole batch)
Toss together in a bowl:
2 6 oz cans water-packed tuna, drained
1 24 oz jar great northern beans, rinsed well and drained
add and mix gently:
1/2 tsp dill
1/4 c light thousand island dressing
Add if desired:
1 green onion
1/2 red pepper
1/2 tblsp dried parsley or 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Stuff in a whole wheat pita, roll in a flour tortilla or serve stuffed in a tomato or on a bed of greens or eat with crackers. Celery and carrot sticks are good sides to this light meal.
Have a great day!
"I am who I choose to be. I always have been what I chose...though not always what I pleased."
- Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996