Good morning! Another beautiful day
I thought yesterday about how lucky I am to have someone supporting my stepped-up workout efforts in "real life" as well as here. Have you cultivated a buddy? Doesn't have to be someone you actually exercise with (in fact, because we are all different, it can actually be frustrating to try and jog with another person, for example - one person will generally have to slow down for the other.) I just want you to have someone you feel accountable to, so to speak. If you go to the gym, you go together in the morning and you feel motivated enough (insert guilty here, if you wish
) to commit to the trip. If you both run/jog, maybe you go to the local high school track and each go at your own pace. Or maybe you just touch base with each other and keep each other honest. Is there anyone in your life right now who is also struggling to motivate to get fitter?
My calves are SORE this morning.
For those who are starting to work in some toning, here's a site offering abdominal work. This is another great way to help protect your lower back. Strong abs means less reliance on your relatively weak lower back.
If you're still working on incorporating aerobic stuff, and the toning is down the road, don't worry! You aren't behind! We'll repeat focusing on different areas. First things first - get up and move
Do you have your water in front of you?
Congratulate yourself on what you've already accomplished
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)
You also don't have to wait another moment to start improving yourself.
Pineapple Waldorf Salad
1 20 oz can unsweetened pineapple tidbits
6 cups chopped apples (your choice - original recipe calls for red, but I like grannysmiths)
1 1/2 c chopped celery
1/2 c golden raisins (or regular raisins, or any dried fruit as faaar as I'm concerned
1/4 c dry roasted sunflower seeds (I also sub chopped almonds or other nut I may have on hand)
1/2 c reduced fat or fat-free mayo
1/2 c plain, fat-free yogurt
1/4 c sugar
Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 c juice (discard remaing or save for another use.) In a bowl, combine pineapple, apples, celery, raisins, and sunflower seeds. In a smaller bowl, mix together mayo, yogurt, sugar and reserved pineapple juice. Pour over fruit mixture and toss to coat.