WEllness/Fitness thread 4/15/03

  1. Good morning! Another beautiful day - I wish the same for you wherever you are .

    I note there has already been a post on this being "tax day." Many people use this day as a sort of financial New Year's resolution day: next year, I'm going to (keep track of my receipts better, file earlier, etc.) Let's also think about things we'll do better for our bodies over the next year. With warm weather finally here, and having to take off the parkas and sweaters, we have to acknowledge ourselves and decide where we want to go from here.

    Another year from now, we can be in the same place (like my perpetual favorite comic character Cathy, who every year horrifies her accountant with her several sacks of receipts on the 15th!) Or we can be looking back at all the progress we have made toward healthier living.

    Join us!

    Exercises for the day:


    Glutes (bottom exercises) per request! One sports medicine site indicates that low back pain problems can experience some relief through development of the glutes (and abs, which we'll talk about tomorrow.) Nurses - low back pain?? - never happens!

    Recipe to come later .

    "If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do."

    - Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
    Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Apr 15, '03
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   aimeee
    Planning to get to the Y AND take a walk today. Had to skip a day because I DID have lower back pain, though not sure why. I can't remember doing anything to strain it.
  4. by   Tweety
    A gorgeous day here too!

    Going to wash and wax the car. Later tonight it's yoga!
  5. by   AmyLiz
    Gorgeous day today here as well. 79 degrees @ 1330! Woot!

    Got up early this morning & did my 2-mile tape. Felt good. Glad to be back in the swing of things again!
  6. by   NursieRN
    Oh, I'm so far behind!!!

    I am trying to ride my bike at least 4 times a week, though.
  7. by   JedsMom
    Beautiful day here too, sunny and 78. Going to do my 2 miles this evening.
  8. by   Shamrock
    Nice and warm here too, but WINDY. I'm going to
    do the firm tape tonight.
  9. by   Jedav

    Sunny here, too ...I'll be doing the 3 mile tape and wts tonight. I have a dinner meeting tomorrow night which will cut into my workout time -in the ideal world I'd say that I'll do cardio in the AM, but I usually default to sleep

    Have a great evening!

  10. by   joyflnoyz
    No "formal" exercise today, but spent two-plus hours with some mesquite and cedar trees with a loping shears and a hand saw
    Felt good!
  11. by   SherRN
    Joined "Curves" a month ago. Go M_W_F after work. Really like it. Good work out and only 30 -40min.
  12. by   cwazycwissyRN
    It was a beautiful day here. I did some gardening, enough to sweat like a pig. I also rode my bike with my son. I'm actually kinda sore.(good sign) I have not been eating healthy though. Sweets are my downfall. I'll try again tomorrow
  13. by   Nurse Ratched
    WOW! Look at you all go! Great work everyone . I just got back from a jog with hubby. I wish for all of you a workout partner that supportive. (We'll talk about that in the morning .)

    Recipe is late, but it's a fav of mine:

    Chicken w/Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

    8 ounces low-fat yogurt
    3/4 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
    1 tablespoon scallions, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon fresh oregano, snipped or 1 tsp. dry oregano
    4 lettuce leaves
    4 each pita breads
    1 tomato, diced

    In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumbers, scallions and 1/2 garlic. Cover and refrigerate. In medium bowl toss chicken with lemon juice, oregano and remaining garlic, let stand 10 minutes. Grill chicken or cook in nonstick skillet. Wrap pita breads in foil and heat in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Place lettuce, chicken breast cut in slices, and yogurt sauce on pita breads and fold to enclose filling.