Showing posts from December 24, 2006

I think I'm going to the dark side.

I have a secret blog that I keep where I put all the stuff that would scare you if you read it :)
On that blog I switched over to beta a while ago. I've gotten used to it and think I may actually like it better. I'm thinking for the new year I'll switch this one too. I'm still thinking.

I've very excited about today. Sports Authority was having a big 2-day sale and in the newspaper were coupons for even more discounts. I've been looking for a small weight bench since I'm really getting into the weight training stuff. So I went there to look. I found a perfect one. It's not huge, adjustable to sit, lay flat, or decline, and it's light and folds up for easy storage. Perfect. It was on sale for $89.99 and my coupon for $15.00 made it even cheaper. I took this tiny studio that's attached to the house and turned it into a workout room. I've got my elliptical, my bike and trainer, my weight bench and weights, and a tv and dvd player for wor…

Yet another small rant.

I am not, repeat, not going to even touch on the execution of Saddam. Suffice it to say that I do believe in the death penalty, and I do believe that man needed to die, and I understand the sooner the better attitude, I do think we could have learned a lot from him if we kept him around a little bit longer. But, that was not our decision. The Iraqi court convicted him and it was up to the Iraqis when he died. 'Nuff said.

What I do need to rant about is the wonderful, state that I live in. In Hawaii fireworks are legal. They sell them in the grocery store. It is very common for people to spend hundreds of dollars on fireworks for New Year's Eve. Now, we hear all year long how expensive it is to live in Hawaii. How parents have to work 2 jobs and never have any time to spend with their kids. How there are 250,000 living at or below the poverty level. Yet these people manage to find the money to spend on fireworks every year.

Not only that, we hear constantly how import…

Just a quick note.

So I don't forget.

Two things:

I'm thinking my theme for this year will be "NO EXCUSES" that fits in with my just do it mindset that I'm working on. I am a big procrastinator and this will fit not only my fitness but also some personal issues I'm working on. So that's a serious contender.

2nd, I just read this great article (that I can't get back to so I'll link later) about motivation. The thing I took from it was that pain motivates much better than pleasure. So instead of focusing on all the positive aspects of eating right/ working out, I'm going to set myself a deadline and think of something "painful" to do if I fail. In the article a guy told a bunch of his friends he would lose 20 lbs by X date or eat a can of Alpo in front of them. Oh yeah, you bet I'd lose that weight!!! While I won't go that far, I'm thinking if I fail to post a picture of myself in a bikini here. Of course, that may be more painful for you than f…

The old year is winding down and a new one is just around the corner.

I love beginnings (I think I've said this before). Every beginning is a chance to start new. It doesn't have to be a new year. It could be a new week, a new day, a new month, a new hour, whatever.

In my journey towards outstanding health and fitness I have learned to always look for the new beginnings, especially when things are tough. I've had days where every hour was a new start for me. Luckily things have gotten better and I don't have to start over that often anymore. Now I pretty much choose my new beginnings.

There's a house about a block from mine with a sign in the front yard that says "NEW BEGINNINGS" I have no idea what it means or why it's there but it speaks to me everytime I see it.

Anyway, Monday was a new beginning for me. I have this whole eating plan worked out and while I knew this would be a tough week, I decided to start now - why wait. Start today avoid the 1/1 rush :) So since Saturday I've been writing down everyt…

Merry Christmas to everyone. We woke up to a cold, crystal clear day. Hubby and the dogs are still sleeping so I think I'm headed off for my run. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Santas on his way!!!!

For those of you that have little kids you have to take them to the Santa Tracking site. I remember when our kids were little they would give updates on tv from Norad as to where Santa was. The kids just loved it. Now they can follow him in practically realtime. Anyway, I think it's super cute and a great thing to do with the kids.