Wellness/Fitness thread 4/22/03

  1. Good morning! Had to actually crank the heat up a little this a.m. No bike this morning either . Oh well, we cha-cha'd until our legs were sore at dance class last evening. That really works your hips!

    Mission for those of us who are working on weight loss or toning: I want you to think about getting yourself some new article of clothing that flatters you and reminds you of your goals. Maybe your sneakers are dead like we talked about yesterday. Maybe you've been working out in an old pair of sweats, and you've been thinking about one of those pairs of snazzy stretchy exercise pants with the little flare at the bottom of the legs. Maybe you're a guy who has been lifting some weights and is ready to uncover those buff new arms with a new tank top. I was walking through Target with the hubby and we passed a little display of camisol/shorts lounging jammies. He took this as his cue to suggest perhaps since winter is over, it's time to retire my giant flannel robe to the closet for a few months lol. So glad I did! Whatever it is, see about budgeting to treat yourself a little.

    So glad to hear you are enjoying this thread as much as I am, and I thank you for the kind words. You are so inspiring to me. Makes me feel good to know we're not in this alone, because some days it sure does feel like the world (work, family, LIFE) is conspiring to get us to flop on that couch with a box of peeps .)

    Here's another breakfast recipe (I like to throw all the dry ingredients together the night before and in the morning you're half done. Fresh muffins - makes your home smell great!

    Hearty carrot muffins

    3/4 c skim milk
    1/2 c maple syrup
    2 egg whites
    1 tblsp canola oil
    1/2 c grated tart apple
    1/2 c shredded carrot
    3/4 c whole wheat flour
    1/2 c wheat bran
    1/4 c all purpose flour
    3 tblsp sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the milk, syrup, egg white and oil until smooth. Stir in apple and carrot. Combine the dry ingredients. Stir into wet ingredients just until moistened. Spoon into muffin tins coated with nonstick spray; fill 2/3rds full. Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before remving to wire rack to cool.

    "To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable."

    - Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

    Have a great day!
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   RRMLPN
    Guess that means i have to stop wearing my overalls?? lol they hide so much!!!
  4. by   AmyLiz
    Didn't get to exercise this morning because I started feeling under the weather last night. This has progressed into a lovely sore throat & an icky feeling. No fever, but feel like I've been hit by a truck. So I'm taking it easy until I feel better.

    Great idea about buying an outfit or whatnot that makes you feel good. For me it was fitting into the many pair of shorts I own that I wasn't able to fit into for a few/couple years! Now I won't have to buy any this summer...unless I end up losing another size. I won't complain about that though.
  5. by   nurs4kids
    Hubby and I played golf yesterday (well went to the driving range) and then worked in the yard. This am, we both woke up with the realization..
    WE ARE OUT OF SHAPE. How many muscles are in the human body?? lol

    Heading out for more exercise..
  6. by   jnette
    OK.. got home from work just awhile ago, and am halfway thru my weightlifting routine... then outdoors to mow the yard (pushmower, of course !)

    Got to get those muscles back.. going to Tucson for a week to see my sis and it will definately be shorts and bathing suits there ! I have 6 weeks to get toned and ready ! Got to have some musclecurvature there under that hide !

    OK.. going to finish up now. I LOVE that burn !
  7. by   Jedav
    Hi all,

    I didn't get home until 8pm today and I was ravenous!!!! I wasn't planning on getting home this late (was working with my boss) so I wasn't prepared with any snacks in the car-so I overate a little.

    But I am at least going to do my yoga tape in a few minutes. I have found that this is something I can do even late at night without getting me too pumped before bed.

    Have a great night!
  8. by   kimmicoobug
    I rode my bike for 30 today and have cut down on junk for a few weeks now. I think I have lost around 5, but not positive. I actually saw some cheekbone in my chubby cheeks today. Pretty glad about that. I also have not experienced any swelling in about a week perhaps. What a nice feeling. Thanks for the thread. It is great to be able to share with others about weight loss issues or exercise issues without the rolling of the eyes from others in real life.