Quote of the Day


Your life will always be to a large extent what you make of it.
The mold to your success and fortune are in your hands.
You cannot do everything, but you can do something.
You choose your thoughts and actions. Only you can find success.
Nobody can do it for you. Nobody will do it for you. You have to make it happen.
If you take responsibility for your actions,you can live your dreams."

I found this quote on http://timothypatrickcarney.com/daily-motivations-for-october-2011/ which is a website geared more towards marketing professionals rather than individuals interested in losing weight.  Nevertheless there is something about it that I can relate to.  For me, my weight loss journey has been filled with numerous ups and downs.  I have had moments when I have felt completely frustrated and wondered to myself if I can do it.  Sometimes I struggle with fitting everything "in" even though my intentions are usually admirable.  One of the most valuable lessons that I have learned is to do what I can and focus on doing something rather than accomplishing nothing.


YouTube Workout Video of the Day #34

Zumba anyone?  This song is old, but I think this workout is still pretty good even though it is not quite as intense as some of the other videos I've seen.


Mid Month Check In and Denise’s Daily Dozen

Right now it’s time for another update.  I got on the scale earlier this morning and the good news is that I haven’t gained any weight.  The bad news is that I have not lost any either.  I’m not discouraged since I know that I haven’t been working as hard as I should.  The only option that I have is to step my game up.

I was browsing through the weight loss and nutrition books at my local library when the title of this book caught my eyes- Denise’s Daily Dozen.  I remember working out to Denise Austin at 6:00 A.M. and 6:30 A.M.  on Lifetime Network when I was in high school.

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The premise behind this book is very simple.  Denise Austin encourages readers to exercise each day using a routine consisting of a set of 12 moves which take only 12 minutes to do.  If you miss a day of working out all you have to do is add that day’s routine to the next one.  You can either do another day’s routine or a bonus daily dozen workout if you have more time to workout.   Although this program does seem a big gimmicky, I like the fact that the moves are a combination of cardiovascular, toning, and flexibility exercises.

Each day of the week is dedicated to a specific workout:
Monday: Cardio Fat Blast
Tuesday: Lower Body and Ab Workout
Wednesday: Cardio Kickbox Workout
Thursday: Upper Body and Ab Workout
Friday: Body Boot Camp Workout
Saturday: Athletic Kettlebell-Inspired Workout
Sunday: Yoga Stretch Workout

I plan on doing mini updates on my progress with this book as well as a review.


YouTube Workout Video of the Day #33

Here is another great YouTube Workout video.  I absolutely love this!!!  Mix up your workout routine by getting your heart pumping to this workout to Beyonce's "Move Your Body" which was part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" fitness campaign.


Holiday Workout by Kim Strother

The holiday season is almost here.  I found this video on YouTube and decided to share since it gives some creative tips for fitting in a good workout in between holiday gatherings and etc.

Slight Update

Hey everyone!  I'm not sure why it has been forever since I last posted, but I've been working on a lot of things that I can't wait to share.  Today is the 13th and I still plan on doing my weight loss update on the 15th.  I'm still losing weight and I went ahead and posted my goals for this month at the beginning of the month.

One of the main reasons why I have been having difficulty lately getting things posted is due to computer problems (le sigh).  I ordered a new laptop via Ebay (yes I said Ebay) and so far so good.  I hope everyone is doing good and good bye for now.



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