Working Out Week 47 of 2014

This past week I decided to cut back to four workout days per week instead of five like I have been doing.  This time of year is so busy with the holidays I decided that I need try out a different schedule and see if I can accomplish some extra things on non workout days.

Also, this past week my computer died – the mother board and processor totally quit and I had to get a new laptop and I am still learning it and reloading my programs on it.  What a week it has been!   I was upset for a couple of days about my computer dying but thankfully my husband is a computer expert and helped me get a new one and get all my data off of the old one – at least it wasn’t totally lost or I would have been even more upset.

Workouts this past week:

  •  Monday- Cathe – Low Impact Circuit Total Body Sculpt premix – 47 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe – To the Max – Less Impact premix – 39 min.
  • Thursday – off
  • Friday – Cathe – Cross Fire – Circuit Blast premix- 36 min.
  • Saturday – Shiva Rea Surf Yoga Soul – 25 min.

Cathe Low Impact Circuit workout

The Low Impact Circuit workout is a combination of cardio and weights but I did the premix that was just the weights and total body workout.  There are lots of great exercises to really challenge your muscles on this dvd.  As you can see the cat was around – see his ears and little head in the bottom of the one photo?

Cathe Cross Fire

The Cathe Cross Fire workout I did on Friday was a fun circuit workout that has cardio and weights.  Lots of sweat after this 36 minute session.  As you can see the cat sat in the same spot for most of the workout watching me.

The yoga workout I did today, Saturday, was the Shiva Rea Surf Yoga Soul dvd – the first dvd I ever bought of hers years ago.  I did three segments of this workout – the Mandala Namaskar, Flexibility Flow and Shavasana.  I love doing yoga on Saturday mornings- I think I have mentioned that before.  It is a great way to begin the weekend.

Weekly Fitness Tip – Use portion control when eating holiday meals

- Use a smaller plate so you are less likely to overeat

- Remember to eat more vegetables and fruits – especially green vegetables and go easy on the potatoes, stuffing and breads

- Eat foods without gravy or heavy sauces or have a very small portion of them

- If cooking the meal yourself try using lower fat options in some recipes to cut back on the fat and calories – for example use 1 or 2 percent milk instead of whole milk

- Do not go back for second helpings

- Don’t skip dessert but make sure it is only 1 piece of pie and not 2 or 3 – also, skip the whipped cream or use a small amount

I hope everyone had a great week and that you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week.  Also, don’t forget to get some workouts in – especially the day after Thanksgiving day – even if it is just a good long walk – keep moving and you will stay fit.

Have a great weekend!

– Kimberlee

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Working Out Week 46 of 2014

The workouts I chose to do this week focused on weights and then yoga on non weight days.  Workouts were as follows:

  • Monday – Cathe High Reps Upper Body Premix – 39 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe – Drill Max Total Body Mix – 52 min.
  • Thursday – Shiva Rea AM Daily Energy – 28 min.
  • Friday – Cathe – High Reps Lower Body Premix – 35 min.
  • Saturday – Shiva Rea AM Daily Energy – 28 min.

Cathe High Reps Workout

The Cathe High Reps workout dvd is a total body workout with weights and you do a lot of reps of the same exercise but with some count variations or holding.  The workout has several premixes and I did the upper body premix on Monday and the lower body premix on Friday, so I used this dvd twice this week.  You definitely feel this workout the following day – excellent for muscle conditioning.

Cathe Drill Max

Drill Max is an older Cathe dvd and is another total body conditioning workout.  It actually has cardio mixed with various drills of weights but there is a premix that is called Total Body that I used which is just the weights and no cardio.  You can see my personal trainer – the cat – cheering me on while sitting on my workout step in the one photo above.

ShivaRea AM Daily Energy Yoga

I used the same yoga dvd twice this past week – the Shiva Rea AM Daily Energy.  I did different sequences on the dvd – on Thursday I did the Core Awakening and Body Mandala and had both of my cats join me for that one – they were both waiting for me on either end of the mat before I started.  On Saturday I did the Vira and Shavasana sequences.  I love starting my Saturday morning with a little yoga early in the morning.

Oatmeal with Cranberry Sauce and honey

I have been buying fresh cranberries in large quantities lately from Aldi since they are so inexpensive there.  Anyhow.  I made some cranberry sauce the other day and have enjoyed it a couple of times this past week in my morning oatmeal with a little honey.  It is a great way to start the day and the oatmeal keeps me full for hours.  Also, it has been quite chilly here in Texas this past week and having something warm for breakfast is important on chilly days, in my opinion.

CranApple Juice with cider spice and honey

Fresh Cranberry Apple Juice with 1/2 tsp cider spice mix and 1 tsp manuka honey

I have been using my juicer but not quite as much this week – probably due to the colder weather.  I did decide to heat up a juice I made with fresh cranberries and apples and then add some cider spices and a teaspoon of manuka honey – it was a delicious warm drink on a cold day.  Also, the whole combination made me feel very healthy.

As the holiday are quickly approaching I am going to try my best to workout at least four or five days per week.  I am thinking of cutting back to four for the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas just because there is so much going on between family, church, friends, baking, cooking and shopping.  I have decided that I can’t do it all, all of the time.  Therefore I may even skip a week of my weekly workout post if I am just too busy – I am sure everyone can relate.

Weekly Fitness Tip:  Change your schedule or routine as needed

- This is a busy time of year – don’t completely quit working out but adjust your schedule to fit in at least a few workouts per week or maybe two 10 minute workouts per day – one in the morning and one in the evening

- Do circuit training or Hiit – high intensity interval training – to get the most out of your workouts in a short amount of time

- Working out will help you deal with the stress of the holidays better and keep you focused on being healthy during this time of year

- Remember to include some yoga or stretching workouts to de-stress and balance you

I hope everyone had a great week and is staying warm – winter seems to have come early in most parts of the United States this past week.  Let me know what your workout plans are for the next week or for the Thanksgiving holiday week coming up.

– Kimberlee

 

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Knitting Project Blue Lace Cowl

Life has been so busy lately it seems.  I look back at the past month and realize I have not really accomplished much in the crochet and knitting department.  One of the reasons may be because I have a lot of projects going – two crochet and three knitting – and I work on one for a day or two and then on another one.  I think I am going to have to start focusing on finishing one thing before starting another.  The problem with that plan is I get tired of working with the same yarn so I switch – or I think of some great new idea or find a new yarn that I want to use.  The dilemmas of crochet and knitting, I guess.

I did recently finish this pretty blue lace crochet cowl.  I love how it turned out!

Blue Lace Knit Cowl

I designed this knitting project myself and I am really pleased with the finished product.   I showed it to my knitting friend today, who I meet with twice a month to knit and have coffee, and she really liked how it turned out.  She had seen me knitting it a week ago when it was still on my needles.

Blue Lace Knit Cowl

The cowl is versatile and can be worn long – as show above – or doubled for warmth as in the top photo.  The yarn I used to knit it with was something I had bought over a year ago and had in my stash – Red Heart Boutique Midnight.  The yarn color is called moonlight and has shades of dark blue and some silver sparkles in it.  It was easy to knit with and has a nice drape.

blue lace knit cowl

The above photo gives you a close up of the lace stitch and you can kind of see the sparkles in the yarn.  I designed this cowl to be knit in the round so there is no seaming.  I will eventually be offering the pattern available in my etsy shop and on craftsy in the future.

Next week I plan to share a crochet project and pattern on my blog and as a guest post on Skip To My Lou blog.   I hope you are having a great week and getting more projects accomplished than I have lately.

Take care,

– Kimberlee

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Working Out Week 45 of 2014

The first full week of November has gone by – hard to believe it will be Thanksgiving soon.  My workouts this week were cardio and yoga workouts.  The workouts I did are listed below:

  • Monday – Cathe Friedrich Party Rockin Step 2 – Step Mix – 46 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe Intensity Timesaver #6 Step + Hiit Lo – 47 min.
  • Thursday – Shiva Rea Yogini – Backbend sequence – 30 min.
  • Friday – Cathe Party Rockin Step 2 Timesaver 1 – 33 min.
  • Saturday – Shiva Rea Yogini – 19 min.

Cathe Intensity workout

Cat watching exercise dvd

Intensity is a Cathe workout that I have had for several years but had not used in a while.  I really like this dvd and there are lots of premix options so you don’t have to do the entire dvd.  The workouts are fast paced and fun and as you can see even my cat likes to watch them – he sat there right on the TV stand and watched the video for at least 5 minutes.  After I was done using the step and doing the stretch at the end he decided to jump on and off and try to go under the step – which was too low.  I guess that was his version of the step workout.

Shiva Rea Yogini

The yoga dvd I used this week was the same for both days but different sequences.  The dvd was Shiva Rea Yogini.  This was another dvd I had not used in a while and was so glad I pulled it out this week.  It is more of a female yoga routine and I love all the backbending sequences – I really felt this in my core on Friday.

Cathe Party Rockin Step 2

The Party Rockin Step 2 dvd is a little over a year old and I have used in the past.  I chose to do this one twice this week.  This is another dvd that offers a lot of variety and different premixes so both of the mixes I did were different.  Lots of sweating with this step dvd.  As you can see the cat is once again photo bombing in the one picture.

Oatmeal with Jif Whips Pumpkin Spice and manuka honey

I created a new oatmeal recipe for breakfast and ate it a couple of mornings this past week.  The weather is cooler now – especially in the morning – and it is nice to eat a warm bowl of oatmeal.  I found this Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice at the store the other day and decided it would be good stirred into a bowl of plain oatmeal and I also added a teaspoon of Manuka honey for added health benefits.  This was really good and I will be making more in the weeks to follow.

Cranberry Orange Juice

I am still using my juicer but not as much in the past week.  I guess with the weather cooling down I am looking for warmer things to eat and drink in the morning.  I have found a few juice recipes though that taste good warmed.  One of my favorite recipes lately is cranberry orange juice which is pictured above.  I drink this one cold, not warm.  Now that cranberries are in season I have been buying them frequently and using them in my juice recipes.  Cranberries are so good for you.

Weekly Fitness Tip:     Eat More Fiber

- Fiber makes you feel full longer and helps you maintain a healthy weight

- Fiber is good for your digestive system and keeps you regular

- Fiber is very healthy and good for lowering your cholesterol

- Fiber controls your blood sugar levels

I hope everyone had a great week.

– Kimberlee

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Working Out Week 44 of 2014

The first day of November has arrived along with much cooler temperatures here in Texas.  I am glad though – I am ready for a seasonal change.  It seems like the weather was cooler for a few days here and there in October but for the most part it still seemed like summer.

Workouts this week were all from my Cathe Friedrich X-train dvd set.  They were as follows:

  • Monday – Cathe – Hard Strikes – 46 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe Supercuts premix 10 – 39 min.
  • Thursday – Cathe – Legs – Barre, Ball and Chair and Floorwork – 48 min.
  • Friday – Cathe – Tabatacise – premix 2 – 37 min.
  • Saturday – Cathe – Bi’s and Tri’s –  premix 6 – 32 min.

I once again changed my pace of workouts from the past week.  The X-train dvd’s are all great and provide a challenging workout for your body.  I also like how these dvd’s have so many premixes on them so you can do a longer or a shorter workout.

Cathe Hard Strikes workouts

Hard Strikes is a super fun kickboxing workout that uses weighted gloves or actual boxing gloves.  I don’t have any boxing gloves so I just use the weighted gloves.  As you can see the cat likes this workout and is making sure I get it done.

Supercuts Workout

The Supercuts workout is a total body workout using weights and the slide and glide discs.  Another cat approved workout.

Cathe Legs Workout

The Cathe Legs workout was one I had not used in a while.  I chose to do the Barre (uses a chair), Chair and Ball and Floor portions of this dvd.   This was certainly an excellent workout for all parts of the legs and rear.  I was feeling it well into the next day.  The cat loves the chair and has to sit on it whenever I have it out.

Cathe Bis and Tris workout

I usually do yoga on Saturdays but decided to stick with the X-train workout dvd’s and chose a heavy weight workout called Bi’s and Tri’s.   As the name implies it is a bicep and tricep workout.  You alternate and do a bicep exercise and then a tricep.  There were a couple that used the band with the handles and also a 5 pound weight with the band – those were pretty tough.  Once again my faithful workout cat is there to cheer me on.

Fruits for Juicing

I am so glad fresh cranberries are in the stores again.  I use the above combination of apples, cranberries and a lemon to create a really tasty juice in my juicer this past week.  I juiced 2 apples, one granny and one gala, 1 lemon, and about a cup of cranberries.  I also tried this recipe heated and it was really good for a warm and healthy drink on a chilly morning.  To make it even more healthy I stirred in a teaspoon of manuka honey that I recently bought at Trader Joes.  The manuka honey has lots of health benefits and is also suppose to strengthen your immune system.

Weekly Fitness Tip:  Don’t Weigh Yourself So Frequently

- Quit obsessing over how much you weigh – everyone fluctuates a little for various reasons

- Consider getting rid of the scale  -mine broke years ago in moving and I never replaced it, one less things to have in the bathroom

- Measure your progress in how you feel, how your clothes fit and in measuring inches lost not a number on a scale

I hope everyone had a great final week of October and you were able to find some time to workout and create some healthy meals.  Remember it is important to plan meals and stay on track especially during the holiday season – which is now here since all the stores are stocked with Christmas decorations!

Take care,

– Kimberlee

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Fall Crochet Shrug

This shrug is a crochet project that I recently finished.  I actually started it a year ago and then it quickly became a UFO – or unfinished object.  I am sure if you crochet, knit or sew you know what I am talking about.  For some reason there are just certain projects that you set aside and intend to go back to but that doesn’t happen in a timely manner.  Well, this was one of those.  I am so glad to have finished it and have already been able to wear it once.

Fall Crochet Shrug

The colors of this shrug remind me of Fall.  The yarn I used to crochet this was a cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby called I Love This Cotton.  It is a great cotton yarn to work with and I have used it for a lot of other scarves and shawls that I have crochet or knit.  It also washes well.   I used three coordinating colors – a brown, orange and a maroon.  The maroon is my son’s high school color so the shrug will go with my band Mom shirt.

Fall Crochet Shrug

Shrugs are a great accessory to have, in my opinion.  They stay on better than a shawl or wrap and they keep your shoulders, upper arms and back warm.  I live in a warmer climate so they are perfect to wear in the early spring or fall.  I have also made some bulky weight shrugs that are nice to wear around the house in the winter when you are cold.

I will eventually be writing up a pattern on how to crochet this shrug but I am going to do another test run of crocheting it in a different yarn first.  Currently I am working on a crochet cowl and a knit cowl – I hope to have both of them done in the next couple of weeks.

What crochet or knitting projects are you currently working on?  Click on Leave a Reply and tell me about them.

Have a great day!Fall Crochet Shrug

– Kimberlee

 

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Working Out Week 43 of 2014

This week I switched up my workouts and chose to do my Exhale Core Fusion dvd’s and some Shiva Rea yoga.  This was also a really busy week with a lot going on so I feel like the workouts I chose to do worked well with my schedule.

  • Monday – Exhale Core Fusion – Abs & Arms – 40 min,
  • Tuesday – yoga in evening – 15 min.
  • Wednesday – Exhale Core Fusion – Lean and Toned – 20 min.
  • Thursday – Shiva Rea Surf Yoga Soul – 30 min.
  • Friday – Exhale Core Fusion – Body Sculpt – 40 min.
  • Saturday – Shiva Rea Surf Yoga Soul – 20 min.

Workout Cat

Here is the cat – all ready to workout on Wednesday morning.  He was scared to get on the new rug I bought in the past but he seems to be okay with it now.

ECF Lean Toned workout

I had not done the Lean and Toned dvd in a while.  I really like this workout.  I only had a few minutes to workout that morning but 20 minutes of this dvd was awesome!  The core pretzel part that I did really worked deep into some core and glute muscles that had me feeling it well into the next day.

Shiva Rea Surf Yoga Soul

The yoga dvd I used this week was Shiva Rea’s Surf Yoga Soul.  I think this was actually one of the first of her yoga dvd’s I ever bought.  I have not used it in a while and forgot what great yoga sequences are on this program.  As you can see my cat really likes her dvd, too.  He didn’t even want to move off the mat at the beginning as seen in the one photo of me bending over him.

I also created a new smoothie this week.  It is a “green” smoothie and I thought it had a really good flavor to it.  I also felt quite energized after drinking it.  Below is the smoothie and the recipe:

Kiwi Lime Smoothie

 

I am also continuing to make juices in my juicer and try to drink one or two per day.  I have found that the juices or the green smoothies are a perfect mid afternoon snack that give me energy.  One of my knitting friends has also now pulled out her old juicer and bought the same juicing book I bought and mentioned in my post last week – Juicing.  You can read more about that book and a few of the recipes I have made from it in my Week 42 workout post.

This week I am not going to do my Fitness Tips.  To be honest with you I have not prepared anything for that part of my post that I have been doing lately and I am too tired to think of something right now.  We spent half the day over in Fort Worth at the Alliance Air show that my husband wanted to attend.  It was nice and we saw some neat planes and planes flying and doing tricks.  Today was very hot here though for October and the heat made the whole event less pleasant – and there was not a cloud in the sky today (which is good for an air show) or a speck of shade to stand in at the air field.  I am glad we got to go though and spend time together as a family.

Have a great weekend!

– Kimberlee

 

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Working Out Week 42 of 2014

Well, another week has flown by.  I can’t believe we are more than halfway through the month of October.  This week my workouts were:

  • Monday – Cathe Friedrich – Rockout Knockout – 38 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe – Greatest Hits Step bonus circuit workout – 45 min.
  • Thursday – Cathe – Lean Legs & Abs – 37 min.
  • Friday – Cathe – Great Glutes – premix 4 – 46 min.
  • Saturday – Shiva Rea Yoga – AM Energy Vira Flow + Shavasana – 26 min.

All of the workouts this past week were with my Cathe Friedrich dvd’s that were part of a series I bought last fall.  The exception was my Saturday workout which was a yoga workout using one of my Shiva Rea dvd’s.  I love doing yoga on Saturday mornings.

Cathe Greatest Hits Step workout

The Greatest Hits Step workout is a combination of several different Cathe step workouts and compiled together on the one dvd.  The premix I did on Wednesday also used some weights mixed in with step cardio – the cat joined me for most of the workout.  He was either on or next to the step.

Lean Legs and Abs workout

Lean Legs and Abs dvd is one of my favorites.  Even though most of the emphasis is working out the legs and core you still work the upper body a little with having to use the 8 pound dumbbells and doing a lot of compound moves.

Great Glutes workout

The day after Lean Legs and Abs I did the Great Glutes workout.  This really works your back side and the hamstrings.  I was definitely feeling it by the end of Friday and into Saturday morning (and into the day Saturday).   The workout uses minimal equipment and is a combination of light cardio and toning moves that use the 8 pound dumbbells.  The cat of course was around to supervise my form.  I think he is scared of the new rug I bought for the room though as he won’t walk on it.

Juicing book

I bought this new Juicing book a couple of weeks ago at Barnes and Noble in the sale section.  I think it was $10.00.  There are lots of great recipes in this book and I have made at least a dozen of them in the past week.  I like how the book is set up – it is alphabetized by the name of the fruit or vegetable and gives at least  two recipes per one fruit or vegetable.  There are also color photos – not of every recipe but at least one or two per page.  I have been trying to make up about three or four recipes every other day and store them in mason jars in the refrigerator so I only have to get the juicer out once a day or once every other day.  This is a real time saver.  It is also helpful to label the juices and put the name and page number of the recipe so you can remember what it was and note if you like it or not.

Peach Spice Pie Juice

The above recipe was from the book and called Peach Spice Pie.  It was just a peach and 3 carrots juiced and then you sprinkle a little cinnamon on the top.  I LOVE this recipe.  It is very good!  I always feel so healthy and energized after drinking a juice each morning, too.

Orange Beet Juice

The other recipe I just made this morning from the Juicing book was called Orange Beet.  It is made with the ingredients of the title – 2 oranges and 1 beet.  In the one I made my beets were sort of small so I used 2 oranges, 2 small red beets and 1 small golden beet.   I love how you can add or take away something from the recipes to create something a little different.  This juice here had an earthy flavor to it because of the beets in it.  I also felt so great after drinking this juice.  Fresh juices are really the way to better health, I think.

I also finally tried a juice with some red cabbage in it.  The verdict is still out on that one.  It is okay but not one of my favorites.  I think I will have to try it again in a different combination of ingredients to determine if I like the red cabbage.  The juice was a really pretty color though.

I have fallen of the green smoothie challenge I was doing.  I think I had a few at the beginning of the week but I am really into juicing lately and not so much the smoothies.  I did try to drink at least one “green” juice a day for an afternoon snack to make up for not having the green smoothie – so I am thinking I didn’t completely drop out of the challenge.  I am just having a green juice instead of a smoothie.

Fit Tip of the Week – Eat Well for Better Health

- try out some new healthy recipes

- go to the library for some healthy cookbooks or magazines – or look up some recipes on pinterest

- make it a goal to eat only whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and limit sugar, caffeine and avoid alcohol for at least 5 days and notice how much better you feel

- try out juicing to see all the health benefits

- try out green smoothies to increase your daily intake of greens and fruits

I hope everyone is enjoying the nice fall weather in their area.  It is finally cooling down here and the past few days have been beautiful.

Have a great weekend!

-Kimberlee

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Working Out Week 41 of 2014

This past week I got back on track with my workouts.  They were all Cathe Friedrich workouts I own and some yoga at the end of the week.

  • Sunday – rode bike to store for a few groceries
  • Monday – Cathe – Hiit  – Double Wave Pyramid – 30 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe Hiit – 30/30 – 30 min.
  • Thursday – Cathe Ab Circuits – Stability Ball Abs – 20 min.
  • Friday – Cathe Low Impact Circuit – Premix Upper Body Sculpt – 31 min.
  • Saturday – Yoga – Find Instant Calm routine from Yoga Journal Magazine – 20 min.

Cathe Hiit Double Wave Pyramid workout

The cat and I were so glad to be able to do our regular workouts again now that the wood floor is done.  I like working out on it for the cardio.  I chose to do my Hiit dvd- high intensity interval training – for the purpose of testing out how cardio would be on the new floor.  It is a little hard on your back for the ab workouts, even with a mat.  I am thinking I will have to invest in a thicker mat for ab workouts or yoga.

Cat waiting to workout

Here the cat is above waiting to get going with the Hiit workout on Wednesday.  He was all over and around the step when I wasn’t using it as seen in the below photos.  I had to do a lot of those continuous kicks – at least 24 in a row per side and avoid kicking him at the same time – an extra workout challenge.

Cathe Hiit 30 continuous kicks

 

CatheHiit 30 workout

 

Cathe Ab Circuits Ball Abs

I love doing the abdominal workouts that use the stability ball.  There are at least 5 or more different workouts on the Ab Circuits dvd and the stability ball one is a favorite for me.

I am continuing to use my juicer almost every day.  I have checked out some other juicing books from the library with some good recipes and I also bought one on sale at Barnes and Noble a couple of days ago.    I am really noticing a difference in my stomach becoming flatter and in less cravings for sweet foods since I have been trying to drink at least one or two juices per day.  I also notice increased energy.  One of my sons is also getting interested in trying some of the juices – mainly the fruit ones, no green ones for him yet.

Root Juice

I am also just finishing the second week of the green smoothie challenge that I mentioned in last weeks fitness post for week 40.  I have created a recipe of my own that I am really enjoying and drank a couple of times this past week.  There was one day that I forgot to drink my green smoothie and that was on Wednesday.  I did have a juice that day though.  The recipe I made up is below – I am calling it Peachy Green as it has spinach and peaches in it and is a really pretty green color.  I think it tastes good and I can not tell there is spinach in it except for the fact that it is green!

Peachy Green Smoothie Recipe

 

Positive Results

 

Weekly Fitness Tip:  Be Patient, Be Persistent, Have Perseverance

- Change takes time – you can not expect miracle weight loss overnight

- Keep at it – don’t let a set back or two get you off track and going back to your old bad habits.  Look at how far you have come and how much better you feel.

- Realize that there will be ups and downs but stay committed to better health and you will succeed

In our weekly newspaper, The Dallas Morning News, there was and article on health and fitness on Wednesday.   It was very inspiring about a lady who weighed almost 400 pounds when she was around 29 or 30 years old.   She got some bad health news from here doctor a few years ago and decided to do something to take charge of her life – the article said she began walking as that is all she could do at the time.  Within three or four years she lost over 200 pounds and has gone on to become a personal trainer who is now helping others.  I thought that was such a great story about someone who succeeded in taking charge of their life and making a positive change.

Well, I hope everyone had a good week and you are enjoying your weekend!

-Kimberlee

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