Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I'm thinking about trying out the cash system.

One of my goals (it's always one of my goals) is to pay down my debt (and possibly build my savings). I'm thinking the cash system might be helpful with this.

Any suggestions?


Once I figure out my system, I'll report back on it. Certainly having a balanced budget would be helpful!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

No movement = crumpled on the floor

I have got to find a better way to take care of my legs! We had two weeks off from dance and I did NOTHING during that time. Sure, I spent 9 hours Christmas shopping, but I didn’t workout. No cardio, no yoga, no pilates, no stretching. Nothing!

I’m regretting it now, that’s for sure!

Classes on Tuesday (which included a Polynesian Aerobics class – a mixture of Hula and Tahitian moves as well as strength training) totally kicked my butt. Yesterdays classes didn’t help. Half way through my first class (Ballet), my leg went out and I crumpled to the floor. Amazingly, I didn’t hurt myself, but man are my legs SORE today!

I know what I need to do. I need to not take two weeks off from ALL activity. I need to stretch more efficiently/often. This really should include some sort of daily yoga/pilates/stretching routine, I just can’t seem to motivate myself to DO it. I’m going to work on that though. If for no other reason than – I’m currently at work and the standing, sitting, bending, filing, standing, sitting again routine I have going on here is sort of painful. ;-)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Balancing the Eats

The holidays are a really tough time to maintain healthy eating habits. Somehow, my fridge/counter has not had any fresh fruits or veggies in/on it in weeks. Tomorrow, that changes. Tomorrow Matt and I are going to do a big grocery shopping trip.

So, how do I intend to balance my DEEP love of chocolate and desserts with my need for nutrients and fresh foods?

I could never eat a diet (I use the term diet not as in dieting to lose weight, but diet as in the foods I ingest) void of sweets. I can, however, do my best to limit my sweets. We have SO much chocolate in the house right now. I’m trying to limit my intake to a few pieces/one dessert a day.

I love fruits and veggies. It should be easy enough to eat them. I ENJOY a good fresh salad. Perhaps once we have these things in the house I can get back in the habit of eating them regularly.

So, the plan? Buy tons of fresh fruits and veggies and be SURE to eat those veggies/fruits every day. My body needs these things. I want to feed my body what it needs!

What does your body need? How do you insure you fulfill that need?