Wednesday, March 6, 2013

{ let's get physical - march }

I am glad that it's almost Spring.  I am so over winter, seriously.  I'm also on my last pair of gloves and the stores around here have switched over to Spring merchandise so if I lose them I'm out of luck.  Spring is also a good time of the year for a renewal of habits and creating new ones.  Walking feels better when you haven't been able to walk along the river for months because of the snow.  Maybe running will too but I'm not that ambitious yet.  Maybe that will be a future goal.

I like playing exercise rather than strenuous exercise.  
I've had a hard time finding a consistent workout routine and this past month I bought the Wii Fit Balance Board Game package.  It's so much fun.  I'm not burning serious calories but I can play it with the kids or by myself and it's still fun.  It also gives them a good laugh when I'm doing one of the sillier moves.
English: Logo for Wii Fit Plus.
English: Logo for Wii Fit Plus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I'm still a snacker.  
I'm working on being a better snacker.  Sometimes I just like to eat a few pieces of something to ward off the hunger pains and instead of picking up M&M's or a mini-Snickers I've stated making my own little 100 calorie snack bags of treats and fruits and veggies so that it's easier make that choice.  Although there are still sometimes where that mini-Snickers is needed.

The cold weather and all the snow days is still seriously prohibiting my ambition to do anything physical.
Wood cutting is over and we're in that transition from winter to spring which means everything is muddy.  Or icy.  Mud and ice aren't a real good combination for anything including keeping your shoes clean and dry, so the outside exercise may not come for another month or two.

I'm going to have to get another job if I want to keep buying all the "healthy" food at the grocery store.
Eating healthy in the winter is hard.  All the fruits and vegetables have to be bought at the grocery store and most of the time they cost an arm and a leg or aren't the best quality.  Some foods last for a few days but for the most part they still spoil a little before I can finish them.  This is another reason it needs to be Spring soon. 
Use My Fitness Pal
To work out at least 3 days a week
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day

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  1. I think those are all such attainable goals! :) I'm a big fan of Wii Fit anything, we could spend hours playing that when we had it (probably broken and in corner somewhere now.. haha). I'm tired of the cold weather too, I think heat makes me want to work out because it makes me think of pulling out my shorts and sundresses. I'd love to hear more and share what you put in your 100 calorie packs that you make!

  2. The Wii Fit sounds fun! I've never tried it. I think drinking 8 glasses a day is the easiest of your goals :) I have this 24oz water bottle I have on my desk and I go through it like I haven't drank anything for days. LOL I'm sure you'll get the hang of it. I also TRY HARD to drown my cravings by drinking water instead of going to the office kitchen to look for something to snack on :) Another thing that worked for me is making snack bags with serving size of every snack we have at home. Those extra unused measuring cups are actually doing their job now. ;) Good luck on your goals!


  3. Great goals! I'm with you on being ready for the warmer weather, I know that will impact my fitness routine. I love that you're using Wii to stay active in the cold months! I like MFP when I use it, but I have trouble sticking with it. I hope it works well for you, good luck with your goals!

  4. Wii Active sounds fun!! I used to have the kinect but I just lost interest. I'm bad haha...
    I'm with you on the water!! I must drink more h2o!

  5. Simple goals. I like that. I'm ready for warmer weather too, even if I'm not the in the shape I want to be just yet. I'd really like to get back outside so I can start walking/jogging again.

    Good luck this month.


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