Friday, March 21, 2008

Beautiful day for a hike

Today I was able to hike south mountain with Hayley and her young girls church group. I was reminded of how much i love hiking. I use to go hiking in Utah all of the time. Since I was a teenager there I knew of all of the cool places to hike. I have missed it. I would really like to go hiking again before it gets too hot. but today was perfect. only 87degrees. Hayley had a lot of fun and it was fun hanging out with her. She gets so silly and giggly around her friends.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Why we crave chocolate. thought this was interesting....

I read this in a fitness magazine. While some experts attribute our cocoa lust to the candy's aroma, flavor, and texture, others believe we can actually get hooked on the emotional lift it provides. "Eating it can boost levels of serotonin and dopamine, two chemicals responsible for regulating mood and behavior. It also has small amounts of drug-like substances known to affect brain chemistry.
Spanish researchers found that chocolate contains the same alkaloid compounds linked to alcoholism. A separate study showed that the candy contains theobromine, a stimulant used in place of codeine in cough syrup. another group connected some of the chemical in chocolate to the mood elevators found in marijuana. Women who have tried to suppress all thoughts of chocolate ate 50 percent more of it than those who didn't .. so allow yourself a square or two of chocolate each day and savor them when you aren't distracted.. This blew me away. i thought it was very interesting.

I have lost six pounds and 3percent body fat!! I haven't been able to workout everyday this last week due to all of us being sick. But i'm not stopping! i"m soo motivated i probably drive everyone crazy talking about it because it is such a huge part of my life right now.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

EEEWWWWWW! GROSS!! not for the tender tummy

Parker came up to me with his poop covered hands! yuck! It was everywhere. On his hands, back, the floor, and some books on the bookcase had some on it too. This was so gross. I really need to potty train him. he is 2 and half and has been ready for months now.

My workouts and diet has been great. I have been sticking to my diet about 90% of the time. No coke or anything else but water since feb 15th! i have lost 4 1/2 pounds so far and it feels great!! It's amazing what eating healthy and exercising will do.ha! i have been waking up at 4:45am on mon, wed, fri to go to the body pump class. my body is looking so much stronger. i'm getting definition in my arms again and i can see my calf muscle too! On tues and thurs i do cardio. It is happening. Yeah me!! It's tough but it's worth it. goal is to have my best body EVER!!!!!