Thursday, March 28, 2013

Living in the Moment

My yoga instructor is amazing! She is motivational and inspirational, but best of all, I leave her sessions feeling tranquil and mindfully optimistic. During my most recent class, she recommended that we live in the moment.

I know it's hard for me, because I always focus on the past, but she asked us to focus on the moment at hand. Don't dwell on the failures of the past, Don't worry about what the future holds- YOU can't control everything!

It really got me thinking. I do need to focus more of my energy on the task at hand. I only have one shot at life and I'm tired of tirelessly dwelling on the negative and waiting for something better to come along! That futuristic Utopian day may never come! The old adage "Good things come to those who wait" may not always work out as originally anticipated!

Take full advantage of today and every day! Enjoy each and every moment with family, friends, and yourself!

What's the best advice you have ever received from a mentor, coach, friend, or family member? Feel free to leave a comment!

© 28 March 2013 


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Realizing YOU are Out of Shape!

6:30:50. That was my time-six minutes, thirty seconds, and fifty hundredths of a second.

I remember back to my high school days. I could run a mile in this amount of time.

Fast forward to the present. In this amount of time, I manage to jog about 1/4 of a mile and my legs hurt, I was gasping for breath, and I was salivating. The nasty salivating that happens right before you toss your cookies. :(

It's official.

Now that I've admitted that, I can set a goal, make a plan to achieve that goal and attack that goal....And of course celebrate that goal with a new one!

My goal will be to make that mile jog/ 6:30:50.

I realize it will take hard work, dedication, motivation, and inspiration, but I'm ready to be In Shape Forever!

What's your goal?

© 24 March 2012


Start the Day off Right with a Well-Balanced Breakfast!

I LOVE my weekends!

I love being able to have time to make a wholesome meal that combines all of the food groups!

This morning, I was thinking about making the standard Sunday breakfast- eggs, sausage, and hashbrowns. I quickly realized I didn't have any hashbrowns left. So I started a reconnaissance throughout the kitchen and discovered a frozen potato and green bean medley. Green beans for breakfast? Why not?

It was a hit!

Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, strawberries, and apple made the plate as well.

My hardest part of eating well has always been portion control; I've started trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into every meal. I've also started to cut back on my portions of starches and meat while increasing healthy fruits and vegetables on my plate.

Don't like vegetables? Eat them first! That way you will fill up before you devour that whole 22 ounce steak!  

Have a great weekend!
Cheers to being In Shape Forever!


© 24 March 2013