Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tall locker - $19/month or $228 for the year
Features a shelf at the top, a mirror on the door, a drawer, 3 hooks, and a shelf on the door
Short locker - $9/month or $60 for the year
Features 3 hooks
Am I crazy in seeing thinking that price for the tall locker is not a deal, but a rip-off?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Walk it out!
This posting on NPR's Health blog, Women and Walking: The Benefits of Picking up the Pace, focuses on the benefit to women, but that shouldn't limit men. No matter the gender, walking is an excellent form of exercise and it is done of your own power!
All it takes is 30 minutes of day. That can even be broken up into 2-15 minute segments. Just a little bit helps you in the long scheme of things. Eventually, you may add to your time and not even realize it.
Do it! Your body will thank you!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I set a goal back on January 2nd to run 40 miles in 4 weeks. This is the mid-way point and I'm at 23.6 miles. Nike+ states I'm 4.82 miles behind my target. I calculated that I need to do at least 2 miles each day for 11 days. Now I know that I can't do that each of those 11 days. For example, I have a conflict on Tuesday that will prevent me from running/walking that evening. Also, we never know about the weather. In fact, it is due to the extremely cold weather we had here the week of January 4th that prevented me from completing more runs/walks.
I hope to get in 3-4 miles at some point tomorrow and also on Monday. Weather.com tells me to expect rain Wednesday and possibly on Thursday. Sunny on Friday and rain against next weekend. I need to get in at least 10 miles over the next 7 days. Here's to hoping the weather cooperates.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Really? Eating at Taco Bell for health?!?!
Then I saw the commercial. Oh gracious!
Now, I will give it to the commercial and the website in that they specifically state results are not typical and the "drive-thru-diet" is not a weight loss program. Yet, they use the term "diet" which is widely thought of as a means to lose weight. Are they using doublespeak to confuse folks? Methinks so.
Let's dissect this a bit more.
- 7 of the 9 items are under 9 grams of fat. More specifically they are 7-8 grams of fat with 2 of them being 4 and 4.5.
- the average amount of sodium is 910(mgs) - what happens if you add sauce?
- the 2 items with the least amount of fat has the least amount of fiber (2 gms)
Additionally, what else did Christine do?
All in all, this seems like false advertisement to me. Just a means of getting more customers when a lot of folks pledge to lose weight.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I started today off with a 3.74 mile walk so I'm well on my way!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Personally, if I seek a renewal it will be something that I can do. For example, when I decided to lead a more healthy lifestyle I never used the "d" word. I see that as a temporary thing and I started my healthy lifestyle mid-year, I think it was April (and I stuck to it).
Therefore, I don't set resolutions. For one, it seems that most people don't keep them and they don't seem to be realistic (i.e., doable). I'm all about doing what I know I can do. I'm a realist and there are some things I may as well not attempt. If I'm not going to give my all, I don't see the point of my taking part.