On the fitness track

too much food

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Anyone want to come eat some food? The sick people in the family are hardly eating, but I’m making full meals for the two of us who are healthy so there’s a lot of food hanging out in my fridge. I’m making something very simple tonight that I think even Tabs and Chris will eat […]


Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

We all know the tricks people use to inspire themselves to workout and lose weight. There’s the old buy the perfect dress in a size too small, or posting a picture of the ideal body on the front of the fridge, to the more modern posting of weight lost tips on pinterest.
I don’t do any […]

ego trip

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Let me tell you, I am getting compliments left and right lately. I’ve had more than one person ask if I’ve lost weight, which, I have. I’m down about 15lbs since April. It’s slow going, but they say the slow route makes it easier to keep it off so hopefully “they” know what they […]

sleepy and in the dark

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Woke up more than an hour past my alarm so I wasn’t sure if I could fit in my workout. I think today would only be a 20-minute day, so went ahead and put on my workout clothes. I always put them on first thing as that’s one less excuse to skip it. I sitll […]

monday stuff

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Chris went to a Lost finale event in LA last night so while he was gone I worked on Tabitha’s Sleeping Beauty dress. I got the bodice and skirt pieces cut out which doesn’t sound like a lot but I’m making my own pattern and the dress is made more complicated by being half blue […]

completed the challenge

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Well, I did it. Tonight I finished the 30-Day Challenge on EA Sports Active. That’s 20 workouts in 30 days. Honestly, I’m not going to go up a level just yet. The days with jumping activities really kill me and I cannot conceive of doing more of them. I’m giving myself 2 days off (though […]

cookies for everyone

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

We had Girl Scouts tonight and I had to talk to all the girls about selling cookies. I hope I was informative, engaging, and motivational- but somehow I think I was a tad too boring. As long as the girls understood it all, then that’s the important part. We start taking orders on Saturday if […]


Friday, January 8th, 2010

So this morning the damn Wii told me I gained 0.7 pounds since yesterday. It’s lucky I didn’t take a hammer to it’s cute wittle head. Honestly though, I was so depressed I decided to take today off. I didn’t do yoga, I ate an unhealthy breakfast and after we get this last kid to […]

run, zandra, run!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

I finally bought myself some lighter weight shoes for working out. I wouldn’t mind doing it barefoot except I can’t run in place barefoot because the tendon in my arches gets stretched and then I limp for a week. Tonight I ran with the lighter shoes and though my feet were lighter, my lower legs […]

no title tonight

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Daisy first got the sniffles last Monday afternoon. She still has them. Tabitha has had a cough for roughly 3 weeks now. I’ve had a sore throats for a week. Chris has a full actual cold. Basically he put together all the symptoms the rest of us have and combined them. At least his way […]


Monday, April 20th, 2009

How is it going to be 99 today and drop to 74 on Friday? The girls and I tend to get colds when the weather does that to us, let’s hope we can bypass it this time!
I got up on time and did all my yoga plus 15 minutes of the Wii Fit aerobics including […]


Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The kids’ schedules have become increasingly demanding and I’m the one who takes the brunt of it. I feel like I’m constantly under pressure and it’s been hard to keep any kind of balance lately. Almost everything has suffered, from my skin to my cooking to my working out. I don’t even feel calm enough […]


Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Yoga is supposed to be an act of meditation. But when you have two little people making comments such as “That’s easy! We do it in gymnastics!” “Hey Mom, when you stand that way it looks like you only have one leg!” the moment isn’t very peaceful.
Methinks I’ll start a little earlier tomorrow morning.

back in the groove

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Chris has a temporary reprieve from the uber-late shift so I’m taking full advantage and started walking tonight. I haven’t walked in months and it felt good. We all went to the grocery store after dinner and then I walked home. After a couple blocks it felt like I’d never stopped. I could feel […]

full steam ahead

Friday, June 15th, 2007

So I served pineapple with dinner last night. Either when I was transferring the rind/skin/peel/whatever to the trash or when Tabitha cleared the table after dinner, pineapple juice dripped in various places on my kitchen floor. So I’ll be walking and then just a little part of my foot will stick. Considering it’s been just […]

on track

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

I’m such an idiot. I hate the idea of exercise of any kind so I put off walking. Actually, I walk a lot, I walked 2.5 miles just yesterday, but walking for distance isn’t a cardio workout which is the kind I need to do. Tonight I decided to walk even though I didn’t want […]

Today’s the day!

Friday, April 7th, 2006

The time has finally changed and Chris is home 4 evenings a week so tonight, I finally get to start walking again! yay! I have been looking forward to this day since last Aug. when my walking regime was cut short. I lost 14 pounds last year, in an amount of time I can’t recall. […]