Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Getting Fit and a "Freebie"

I've never been one for counting calories, carbs, fat grams, etc., but I was getting so frustrated with my weight and the inability to take it off, or even be motivated to try, for that matter.  We had joined a health club over a year ago, but never hardly went.  So, back in November, I signed up with an awesome personal trainer named Hiro Martin that works with small groups [8 peeps max].  Our little group only has 3 people right now and it's awesome!  Hiro is trained in lots of different areas and she's so good and patient.  Plus, Hiro holds me accountable...since we are a small group, she knows when I'm not there and she'll call me!  She keeps me on my toes!  We do a combination of Zumba dancing for cardio and then TRX, free weights and other things for strength and core training.  We do lots of stretching and balance on the ball and yogo on the mat.  I can tell that I'm getting stronger and having more balance, but so far, no weight loss.  Then I discovered "My Fitness Pal" and started logging in everything that passes my lips...boy have I been surprised!  Here I was all along thinking I didn't eat much...when, in fact, I've just been eating wrong.  And the good thing about keeping the log [which is totally free and also tracks your daily exercise]  is that you can check on a food or drink, just if you're thinking about consuming it...I've changed my mind about eating or drinking something more than once [well, except for last night]... 
 ...when Wayne and I ate out at Papa's & Beer and I had chicken quesadillas and 2 margaritas!  According to "my fitness pal", if I ate everyday like yesterday, I would gain 15 pounds in 5 weeks ~ lol.  Okay, back on track today!  Papa's & Beer will have to be a quarterly treat at the most!
This is a brand new little bracelet I made today.  The bone turtle is so cute!  I love it!  Of course, it's for sale in the shop...check it out.
And then there's these and I'm giving a pair of them away!  All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me what your most favorite "diet" food is!  Lol...I need to start compiling a list.  Ozzy will be picking the winner Friday!  Good Luck!!
*Update* - yesterday we took Lita to get her 6 week x-ray on her back leg and Dr. Crouch said she was doing great and we could start taking her on short walks!  Yay!!  All four of us are going to take the walks...and I think Ozzy had the most fun, which is what life is all about!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door." ~ Irish Blessing


  1. I am also on MFP and I love it! I mix that with Fitocracy to try to stay in shape. If you want a motivational buddy, I am justsomejane on both!
    I just bought a dehydrator and have been making apple chips like crazy! I just slice them, sprinkle a little cinnamon on them (very good for you) and put them in the dehydrator for about 5-6 hours. They are so good!!!
    Glad to hear Lita is doing better :)

  2. I ♥ plain greek yogurt! I just add some Splenda.
    Good luck on your getting fit adventure.
    ♥ the earrings!


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