Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Biggest Loser Finale

Made my boys watch The Biggest Loser finale last night instead of reading bedtime stories. Rotten parenting, but I had to know who won before I read it on Facebook or something! It was amazing to see those transformations. Really helps me want to keep going strong and forget the must have ice cream excuses.
Did you watch it? Do you love the show?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


It's easy for me to become obsessive about exercise and eating right. I realized the other day we were in trouble when my 5yo held up his Honey Nut Cheerios and asked, "Does this have too many calories?" I think it's extremely important to teach children how to live healthy but there's a balance. For me it works best to schedule my exercise. I can workout in the morning, but the rest of the day is focused on my boys. I also try to keep it real with meal planning and treats. We will eat healthy meals most of the time, but it's okay to go out on Saturday night, or plan a meal that has cream of chicken soup in it every once in a while (you should see how excited my boys get at those dinnertimes), or eat a bowl of ice cream while we sit around and chat at night (we try not to do it every night, I promise).

How do you keep a balance between being healthy and enjoying life?

Friday, May 13, 2011


I'm running a 10K for Smithfield's Health Days in the morning. It's a fun, family-oriented race and the distance isn't a big deal, but I still get nervous whenever I think about it. Is that silly? I think it's because I know I'll want to push myself and I know how bad that hurts. The course is up a canyon so I can already feel that hill. I keep telling myself I just have to put one foot in front of the other, but it's not helping!
Any advice to calm my nerves?
Do you ever get nervous before an intense workout?