So I have been half-heartedly (read…too busy) to exercise or try hard at getting fit. Drat the summer with all it’s fun and times to devote to playing with my sons. I guess I am a schedule person….no schedule, no discipline! I will post my thoughts on that another time.
Anyway, here are my stats for today…last week is first, today’s are in bold.
Weight: 145lbs – 144lbs
Height: 5’6″ - 5’6″
Waist: 34″ – 33.5″
Chest: 37.5″ – 37.5″
Hips: 40.5″ – 40″
Thigh: 23″ – 22.5″
So my little walks and smaller meals might be helping. I did eat Hitachi but only small portions and had leftovers for a couple of days. I did drink Sangria
and indulged in pasta at a friend’s party. I even had ice cream a couple of times. It seems smaller portions
are key to me not blowing up like a balloon, which I would normally do if I ate these things all in one week at their regular portion size. Instead I enjoyed the food and did not grow a dress size!
Okay, I was aiming to become more healthy and feel better…not happening yet..so my next move is to do the following:
- Exercise at least three times a week
- Continue with smaller portions
- Take Omega 3 oils, magnesium and calcium (I am at the age where I should do this)
- Continue to detox my house by following healthy practices (read those plastic labels well people!) and add more plants for a natural way to cleanse the air.
I am not going to kid myself that I am going to successfully do more than this…I need to build up…make these habits and then
add-on to them over time.
I hear thunder in the distance so I’m off to walk the dog before the storm hits. I will post about my new plants next!
Apparently inside our home is less healthy than outside. Yup! We have insulated ourselves to death…well, almost. Although people now live longer, I am not sure they live healthier. I know we don’t go around dying of plague anymore…phew! But many more people are contracting cancers, developing learning disabilities, and asthma has reached new heights in terms of ‘getting us”. In my own, somewhat “green and organic” home, I have a son with asthma, a son with leukemia and a hubby with ADD! I will not start trying to pinpoint the reasons for these issues…it is life today!
Anyway, back to my point….keeping our homes healthy involves purifying the air, especially as we hate opening windows…the pollen makes us sneeze….the air conditioning is on….it’s too cold….we’ve crazy-glued them shut to prevent drafts….etc. So let’s turn to our friends…PLANTS!
Plants are natural air purifiers. They work outside so well…until we cut them down and destroy the ozone, but they can work just as well inside too. (BTW the expensive air-ionizers produce ozone which is good thousands of mile up, but hazardous to our health inside the home!)
Plants absorb toxins, boost oxygen levels and look pretty. Philodendrons are a good choice, along with palms, ferns, spider plants and lilies. Just remember to look after your friends like they are looking after you and water them as needed. :)