FitBit!

I have recently been introduced to the FitBit.  It was a gift and it is super fun!

You all know I am a fitness/health guru.  I am constantly trying to find the best workouts, chiseling muscle routines, healthy eating plans, and diets.  Through all of this I have become a healthier person.  I no longer think that I will be prettier if I am a size negative zero.  I really only thought like that for a year a few years ago.  I now know that I have a 10-15 pound range and both ends are very healthy.  One end may be more muscle and one more thin, but both are ok.   I know what I need to do to be my healthiest, I know when I don’t do that, accept it and start new the next day.  I have plans on using my interest in these areas to become a personal trainer.

Enough of that ramble.

Even though I have come to this realization for me, I also know I need accountability so I don’t go crazy with laziness or gluttony.  😉  The FitBit is great for that.  It keeps track of everything!  I can track my calories burned and eaten, how much sleep I get and its quality, my activities and how many steps I take in a day.  I am currently around 13,000 steps a day.  🙂  You can also link up with friends and have a healthy health competition.

I highly recommend this for EVERYONE.  Such a great gift and tool and toy.  🙂

Check out their website.

http://www.fitbit.com

weekly update

Here it goes…weight a little more than last week, and honestly with my exercise and calories I am not sure why.  But, it is what it is.  Anyway, here are ALL my stats.  Don’t do this all the time, so it is about time for a big update.

Tape Measurements:

Waist at natural bend (right above belly button) = 23.5

Waist at belly button = 25

Stomach (including love handles) = 28

Thigh at widest = 19.5

Thigh in middle = 18

Biceps = 10

Forearms = 8

Hips = 34

BMI = 20

Body Fat percentages:

Jackson Pollock 7 = 14.2

Jackson Pollock 4 = 14.4

Jackson Pollock 3 = 16

Perillo = 18

Tape Measure = 18

Really want to get back under 20 for BMI

The Best Part of Being Healthy and other random thoughts

While my days are full of normal life, the random thought posts may be more of a staple than full posts.  So here are some more ponderings of this soul.

* “Crockpots and beef are a winning combination!”

Before owning a crockpot, I thought it was a non-necessary kitchen item.  I am not a spender, so why buy something when I can use the oven for the same purpose.  HOWEVER…now that I am a crockpot owner…I have to say, while it is not perfect for all recipes, it is a winner for things like roasts, stews, soups and shredded meats and more.  So tender, so full of flavor, so yummy!  And more than that, you plop it all in the pot in the morning and there is minimal prep for dinner at dinner time.  🙂

* “I need to be spiritually fit!”

With training, I am pushing myself a little more each week, getting stronger and building endurance (at least I hope!).  I need to be doing the same thing in my walk with Christ.  I have outgrown my old routine and need to add more to it.  I have a running and lifting plan, so starting today have a new spiritual plan as well…one which will hopefully make me stronger in my faith and have more endurance in my walk.

* “The best part of being healthy is that you can eat!”

It is amazing how instead of just working on being toned after my last child, I cut back on a lot of calories.  Yeah, I was able to fit in some great clothes, but I was not healthy.  Eating diet foods and minimally at that.  Now I eat a lot (mostly healthy), and my metabolism loves it!  It has kicked in full tilt.  I may weigh more than I did last year at this time, but I am healthy, I am eating, I have muscle, and I still fit into my clothes.  

* “Oh this is what sleep feels like…”

After a week of coughing children up all night, the last few nights of sleep have been blessings.  I am not generally a scattered person…I am pretty planned out, but last week with an average of 3-4 hours of sleep, phew, my brain was not on the top of its game.

* “I love spring!”

This needs no explanation.

* “I love my family!”  “I love my Lord!”

Thank You God for blessing my life so abundantly.  Thank You God for Your grace, mercy, forgiveness and love!