Charlotte Knights game at BB&T stadium downtown with best younger daughter Mattie!
Mattie bought the Fitspiration Journal for Kris for her birthday (available at Target). Lala thought it was cool and she got one, so did Darian. Kris gave one to Kenny to help him build strength and Karen showed Kay who picked one up. Why is it cool?
- Starts with a gratitude journal- people who are grateful are happier!
- Has a place for goals- have to know where you want to go to get there!
- Has places to track what you are doing or other health info.
- Has tips for food and exercise every day.
- Has a motivational quote.
- Has a place to track you stuff (workouts, recipes).
Why is this important…
“Habits are highly ingrained behaviors. They are almost automatic. Changing one habit is hard enough. Trying to change more than one at a time is often a recipe for disaster. So, despite the occasional example to the contrary, my advice is to focus on one habit at a time.”
Here’s the only problem: In the world of fitness, we still haven’t caught on. So when people decide they want to get into shape, they feel as if they have to do everything at once. Join the gym, check. Buy some new running shoes, check. Set the alarm for 4:30am, check. Cut out all the junk food, check. Eat more broccoli, check.
They mentally prepare themselves for an all-out assault on fitness and, after a few short days or weeks… splat!
Maybe this is why so many people who lose weight put it all back on. Instead of making fitness and weight loss a long-term, sustainable practice, they made it a short-term, inconvenient project.
Habit based coaching starts with a simple daily practice.
Based on your starting point, that practice might be to go for a 15-minute walk every day. It might be to take fish oil and a multivitamin each day. It might be to start the day with breakfast. (Of course, these practices can be scaled up or down).
Then, every two weeks, once the previous practice has become a habit, you can add another one. Each habit builds on the last until 6 or 12 months later, you’ve been transformed.
A journal helps you plan, check and see what is working and what is not, shows you your improvement, gives you a great place to stay organized (I put recipes and workouts in mine).
You don’t have to buy one (though this one is cool) you can use an app on your phone, use a plain notebook, download ones off the internet- the important thing is to start…even Silvie goes on a daily walk!
It started with 1 and then another and we inspired each other to get healthy…some of us still have a way to go- one day at a time!
When Kris walked into her home from the beach- Mattie and Matt had quite the surprise. Most of this is “exercise” gifts (Fitbit Charge, Yoga mat, weights, kettle ball, cones and so much more)- these girls are on a mission. Also a picture of Kris with her necklace of sea glass.
Here are some shots of Miss Silvie while we were there to catch up on pictures we didn’t get posted.
She feels so good in your arms! We got a semi family photo- Clyde is important too! Silvie has discovered her thumb!
Oh how much fun this little one (and her parents) are…thank you for such a great time!
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”
Kam played in an AAU tournament last weekend- won 3, lost 1
They won there pool- Central Western Red
Then lost in the last 3 (don’t know who one- haven’t updated the site. If it wasn’t Kam- who cares!
Mom and dad left today for Myrtle Beach…
They will be joined by Kris
And Kevin and Kristy
Kate is back from Arizona and back at school- hope your trip was great!
More like a car, better gas mileage, AWD- we get it Saturday (had to come from St. Louis.) Check out some of Subaru’s cool features.
What’s up with you?
For thoase who never get to see Kam play- here is some video of the game against Mynderse- they lost but you can still see Kam play (Number 5). There will be an award ceremony Tuesday- go Kam.
Katie is in Arizona for Spring Break visiting Sarah- have fun.
Mattie is home with her mama on Spring Break chilling…
Lala is home on Spring Break cleaning and chilling (picture from “Love Your Pet Day” at school)
This week-chill…just like everybody on Spring Break and Baldy!
Tuesday I get my root canal…about time, I am so over the pain and the pain medication.
Tuesday-Kris is coming to Kansas City for a Wednesday meeting- then back home- we’ll take a quick trip!
Sunday, Bear has a standing morning visit with Muffy while Father Ed & Jan go to church- they love each other.
Found this picture of Kam from Saturdays game- not too bad for a kid who had the stomach bug. Way to persevere Kam!
Then I found this picture from the past…
Linda sold her pick up truck!
Another picture from the past- before I was born.
Remember, Clyde Savannah (Class C3 Champions) against Mynderse Academy (Class C1 Champions), Monday, 3/4/13 at Waterloo HS @ 7:00 pm.
What’s up with you!