Archive for the ‘Personal Journey to Fitness’ Category


Saturday, February 14th, 2009

It is that time of year again, when all our New Year’s resolutions seem to be dissolving. But, we still have those extra pounds from the holiday feasting. This is one area where it is almost mandatory to remain vigilant. For our health, for our self-esteem, and for our family.
We are all fully aware of [...]


Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

As everyone knows, if you want something done successfully the first time, go back to the basics. This also applies with guaranteed weight loss strategies. Researchers put 300 overweight adults on two very different diet plans. Not too surprisingly, it was discovered that the people who ate a variety of meals based on the USDA’s [...]

How to make Homemade Cottage Cheese

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Both Cottage and Yogurt Cheese are almost a main staple of any diet. Although most often associated with dieting because of their low caloric count, these cheeses are very tasty on their own or combined with fresh fruits or salad greens. They are excellent sources of calcium and vitamin D, and very simple to make. [...]


Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Wednesday, October 8
Being a little apprehensive of attending this new Zumba class, particularly after A’s tirades from last week, even though I had a free guest class card, it was difficult to motivate myself to put the workout gear together and go. As I approached the club entrance, I hesitated and started to turn around. [...]

September 24–3 classes in one night

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

September 24—Fitness Update

Bodystep to start out with. Good instructor, Tammy…music was not too loud, and she could be easily heard from my spot 26. Tonight I was having more difficulty following the change ups. Could be because yesterday I found a hidden cache of candy, and absolutely had to sample some of the different kinds [...]

Fitness in 30 days?

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Fitness in 30 days

It was difficult to motivate myself to go back to classes and exercising after a week layoff. Back at square one in the motivation spot. It really does take 4 weeks to change or develop a new habit! No matter how good your motives and/or your determination are. It helped that I [...]

Third week…..

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Having taken all of last week off due to a pulled left back muscle, Monday I was ready for action!
I had mapped out a plan to attend 3 of the classes, and also do my 20 minute reguime. The first class, Step, was a wonderful workout. With my new ’sweat wicking’ shirt, compliments of [...]

Weight loss trail…..

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Weight loss trail
Sunday, September 14
Today my right lower back is sore. Thought that I would take a day off, being Sunday and all. Realized that the reason my back is sore is because I carry the heavy club workout bag over my left shoulder, obviously pulling on my right side. Will have to change bags, [...]

First week as a club member….

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Okay, so this is the end of my first week……and I am 2 pounds lighter. Whew! I have worked hard. Everyday this week, I did the 20 minute circuit. Wednesday I took my first group exercise class…it was body flow. Interesting enough, a little bit of tai chi, pilates, and regular exercise. Then I tried [...]