Mar. 15th, 2009 @ 11:10 pm
|A couple of you were asking
, I finally tried Never Mind Aerobics Here's Punk Rope. Jumping Rope for long periods of time was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I like how jumping rope is something you can do with the equipment or just hold an invisible jump rope (which is what I did). It makes the criss cross & one leg stuff easier to just do it without. Some segments were not jump roping which I liked. I think it would get boring & too hard to do one exercise straight through. One thing I liked about the dvd is that each song is a different segment so you get a quick stop in between songs. & they put up a blank screen with the name of the song so it's a good place to pause & get a quick sip of water. I consider myself advanced beginner or intermediate fitness level & I was able to get through the whole thing. One thing I didn't like was where one song was just kind of a freestyle segment. Also some dvds that have multiple segment let you customize it to play certain ones. This dvd doesn't let you do that. It was fun & I think it'll do it again but to be honest probably not right away. I like the dvd but this seems like something that would be a lot funner in the live class.
Mar. 4th, 2009 @ 01:59 pm
I just saw a commercial for a coupon for a free frozen dinner from Kashi
. Any suggestions? I've never tried any Kashi meals.( also curious if anyone's tried any of these workout dvdsCollapse )
I got the punk rope one but haven't tried it yet. I wish there was a class for it near me but they're all in different states.
I'd tried every diet out there, and was considering bariatric surgery right before I walked into my first meeting. I'm so grateful I found Overeaters Anonymous. This has been a long journey.
I'm still wrestling with the body image issues, of course. Some days I still feel like 230 pounds inside. But I've grown so much emotionally and spiritually. This is a lifelong process...
I hope everyone is doing well despite the weather in their given location. I really havnt updated anything on here for some time since I have been so busy with work/school/my etsy store
But I did find something for you ladies that I thought you mind find humorous and even inspring.http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7733318
This girl makes a bunch of these really quirkly looking scales with different foods on them. I think it's pretty excellent motivation if you ask me.
as an additional question, Do any of you ladies fiercly craft and make stuff to keep yourself away from your kitchen? I know I do, I recently have opened up a web store as of about a month and a half ago selling vintage clothing and jewelry that I make (it really helps because nobody wants to fit in big sizes in vintage clothing, especially when the sizes back than were WAY bigger than they are now)
anyway here is my etsy. Schmutzerland.etsy.com
I also do ceramics as well and I have recently came up with the idea to make plates that say "Put the fork down you fat ass! and "A moment on the lips forever on the hips"
I would love to know if any of you would be interested in any of this.
You all are beutiful, and think thin. You can do it.
A writer friend recently began using an exercise bike, and I offered up the following advice to them. It seems quiet enough here lately that I'd like to share.
As someone objectively viewed as "in pretty good shape," I was given a rude surprise a couple of years ago after giving blood and discovering I had an extremely high cholesterol level; after three years of, basically, cutting down on highly-processed stuff as much as possible and working in more aerobic exercise, it's back down to a figure that would make my GP, if I had one, proud.
But, yeah... "eat less, exercise more, drink lots of water." Everything else is a variation or amplification on this.
I would offer one bit of advice - don't always go for the same amount of time at the same pace; the East African Plains Ape is nothing if not an adaptable machine, and wants to hang onto every precious calorie it can, to ward against future lean times, and will eventually learn to become more efficient when undertaking a regular routine of exercise. Shake it up by going fast-slow-fast one session, a steady pace another, and, if your bike offers such functionality, vary the resistance level both between and within sessions.
In short, treat your bike time like an episodic story, and vary both the plot elements, style, and pacing to keep the reader (your metabolism) on its toes. You don't want it to know what comes next, even if you, the author of the metabolic narrative, know that "the last five minutes are going to be a flat-out hill climb sprint of death" - your body will still be surprised when you put the hammer down.
|» kitchen gadgets|
What is your kitchen gadget of choice? I used be made about the blender but then I got a mini food processor and its so addictive. I would say on a daily basis I make smooties, homemade hummus and blend pasta sauces... |
Its only three cups which means I feel better about making half can chickpea hummus and eating it all that day. Same with a 2-3 fruit smoothie (warning if you have smooties for breakfast be close to a bathroom t.m.i.)
I am amazed how easy it is, I chop all the veggies and boil, simmer them and put them in the processor. At the moment my favorite pasta sauce is a can of tomatoes, fresh carrots, squash, peppers, sweet potato and leeks.. simmer then whiz it. So good for you.
To date since my ulcers I have lost 2 stone since October and feeling good.
Only 40 bucks http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DLC-2ABC-Mini-Brushed-Chrome/dp/B0000645YM/ref=pd_sim_k_title_9
i know a bucket load of you girls have been having a difficult time losing or even just keeping optimistic, but regardless I beleive in you ladies, so I decided to post what inspires me most.|
Alliston Mosshart from the kills is my all time biggest inspiration.
she went from looking like this, when she was in the band Discount
to this (currently)
i like that she is older 24/25 cause it makes me feel realistic about getting thinner.
Also here is The Kills new video for "Cheap and Cheerful"
i hope it helps someone!
|» Getting back on Track|
Today I rediscovered a love of Denise Austin. Out of all the work out videos I have tried I feel like she motivates me the best. At first I thought it was because she is so sincere in her attempts to motivate you but I have ruminated on this and come to the conclusion that this is false. I love her videos so much because I feel completely ridiculous bouncing around my inadequately sized living room attempting to do "combos" that I invariably fuck up at least ten times every session and her completely serious attitude with her pertinent comments to keep you on track allows me to laugh at myself without getting depressed and wanting to quit. I feel like we have some sort of mutual understanding about how silly we are acting and yet how important it is to do this for our bodies and ourselves. If you haven't experienced the Denise Austin phenomenon I recommend trying her out, especially if you feel like your in a rut and need a boost. I don't know if anyone else gets the same sort of feeling from her videos but the next time you get frustrated with your exercise routine just think of me in my tiny apartment living room, trying not to run into the furniture or ignite my downstairs neighbors with my "intentional stomping", missing beats and laughing at myself and hopefully you can laugh too and keep on keeping on.|
Also, I found this cool online book (you can also buy it but I think it's the same thing as the free one, not sure though) while I was doing research yesterday. It's mainly aimed at women but I think the author does a good job of describing and debunking strength training. Check it out if you like.
x-posted to dietingsupport and my journal
|» Hummus Pizza|
Made this recipe even faster. Made hummus pizza today with fresh homemade hummus (you can use store bought if you want) , La Factory Tortilla and roasted red peppers. You just whip your hummus, put the red pepper (deseeded) under the grill in your oven in a baking dish. Flip it over a few times then let cool. Chop up. Put the tortilla in the baking tray and top with spoonfuls of hummus, spread it out and then add the chopped peppers. Put under the grill for 2-5mins then cut and eat.|
(Ofc you can add any veggies you want on the top, I recommend grilling them before topping them on the pizza)
|» Minestrone (healthy style)|
* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or non calorie stray
* 1/4 pound pancetta, chopped (optional)
* 1 onion, chopped
* 4 cloves garlic, grated or chopped
* 2 carrots, chopped or 1 cup store-bought, pre-shredded carrots
* 4 stalks celery from heart, chopped
* 1 fresh bay leaf
* 1 bunch kale, thick vein removed and leaves coarsely chopped
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained
* 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
* 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves removed and finely chopped
* 4 to 5 sprigs thyme, leaves removed and chopped
* 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (I always add 2 cans)
* 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock
* 2 cups water
* 1/2 pound whole wheat elbow pasta
* Shaved Pecorino Romano cheese (opinional)
* 1 loaf crusty bread (opinional)
Yields: 6-8 servings
Heat a medium-size soup pot over medium-high heat with the oil or stray, about 2 turns of the pan. Add the pancetta and cook until crispy and golden brown, 4-5 minutes.
Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery and bay leaf to the pot, and cook until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Season the veggies with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Add the beans, chickpeas, herbs, tomatoes, stock and water to the pot, and bring up to a bubble. Add the kale and cook until wilted. Add the pasta and boil the soup until the pasta has cooked to al dente, according to package directions. (If you aren't serving the soup right away, cook the pasta separately and add it to individual portions as you serve.)
Remove the soup from the heat and allow it to cool for about five minutes before serving.
(Optional) Serve the soup with plenty of grated cheese at the table