Let’s Get Moving Tip – Dealing with a Setback

How do you deal with a setback in your life?  Do you have the determination to keep going?  Do you give up, feeling it will never work anyway?  Or do you find yourself somewhere in between?

For our purposes here, let’s just talk about setbacks in relation to improving our health, increasing our movement and in turn, having positive results in reaching our goals.

I have spoken many times about my love (obsession) for my Fitbit One.  For me, it’s been a fabulous way to track movement and keep me motivated.  But, even with a tool like this, there can be setbacks.  For many months I’ve not reached my minimum daily step goal, and in turn have not hit my desired goal.  So what do I do when things like this happen?

I can only speak for myself and admit to having MANY setbacks while working to improve my health and movement.  Sometimes I set my goals too high and when that goal is not achieved, “perfectly”, I feel like giving up. Continue reading “Let’s Get Moving Tip – Dealing with a Setback”

Dietbet – getting started

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I am taking the plunge!   I just joined 2 dietbets and can’t wait to get started!
One is for 30 days and the other for 6 months.

Want to join me?
http://dbet.me/hvuR9l  for 4-week challenge
http://dbet.me/Gbb3qy  for 6-month challenge

What is dietbet?

From the dietbet site: 
Could weight loss actually be fun? Ask the 400,000 people who’ve played DietBet. Continue reading “Dietbet – getting started”

Let’s Get Moving Tip – Hydrate

"WaterBottle | stephsneckofthewoods.com"We all know that we need to hydrate.  Some people don’t like water and choose other beverages.  I myself LOVE water.  Pure, fresh, reversed osmosis water, and a lot of it per day.  I prefer to drink from glass and this is my favorite bottle.  I have multiple. 

Whatever beverage you choose, be sure to hydrate often and be sure you are getting enough fluids.

On the plus side, hydrate well = more bathroom breaks = the need to get up and move! Continue reading “Let’s Get Moving Tip – Hydrate”

Let’s Get Moving Tip … Wintertime

"SnowShovel | stephsneckofthewoods.com"For those of us who live in snowy areas, we find it challenging to get outside and engage in regular walking and other outside exercise on a regular basis.  We all do have opportunities for movement during the winter though.  Yes, I am talking about shoveling snow.  I found out one past winter, that although shoveling did provide an opportunity for lots of movement and a fabulous arm workout, it did not register many Fitbit steps. When all was said and done, I came inside and found only 3,000ish registered on my Fitbit.  REALLY?!

That’s ok!  Don’t get hung up on just the step number.  Any regular movement is good.  The snow was beautiful and overall a good workout!

 

Dear Mr. Spider (Aug 2015 post)

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My Dear Mr. Spider,

While I sat innocently at my desk, working and taking care of business needs, you felt it was acceptable to drop down from a web. Not in the corner of my office, where you MAY have remained safe for the evening. Not behind me, where you MIGHT have remained unnoticed, as I was quite immersed in my work. But instead, you drop down in FRONT of me and touch my face; my nose specifically. Continue reading “Dear Mr. Spider (Aug 2015 post)”

Recipe Review – Sausage Balls

This morning, I tried a recipe from Kristie Sullivan’s book Keto Gatherings, pg. 328

Makes 24 Sausage Balls
Serving size: 2 balls
1.6 carbs per serving
This is assuming that your 0 carb sausage does not have any extra ingredients that might add carbs.

I followed the recipe as written, choosing Jimmy Dean Pork breakfast sausage as the base. The recipe stated “bulk pork sausage”.

Kristie recommended using a hand or stand mixer to incorporate all the ingredients.  I simply used my hands and mixed and squeezed well.  I always hear gloves when working with meat and all ingredients seemed to incorporate well. Continue reading “Recipe Review – Sausage Balls”

Let’s Get Moving Tip … Phone Calls

 

Ready for another movement tip?  Phone calls … a great way to connect and stay in touch with loved ones and friends.  Sometimes I can get a bit chatty, I’ll admit it.  Why not take advantage and grab your cordless or mobile phone and walk.  

Can you take that conference call on the move?  Do you have a chatty family member or friend?  Grab that phone, get up and walk while you talk.  You’ll be amazed how many steps can accumulate while talking.

 

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Hello 2019!

Welcome

Welcome to my neck of the woods!  Please be patient as I add some information from my old blog.

Anything new coming?  You betcha!

Subscribe and come with me on my journey through 2019. 

What is in the works for 2019? 

  • My 100+ journey (personal health)
  • #sistersdoketo – (yep, with my real life sisters, our exploration of a keto friendly lifestyle)
  • Cleaning out/organizing (I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve)
  • Exploration of herbs and essential oils (this has been ongoing for many years – always more to learn)
  • Recipes (yum!)
  • DIY (fun 🙂 )
  • A few antics (of course), and more!

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