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post #21 of 633
Isabel you rock! What a great idea!

My goals:

Drink 2 litres of water a day
Stop skipping breakfast!
Run at least a mile 4 days a week
Overcome my irrational fear of our bowflex (it really looks like a torture device ) and starting using it 3 days a week
Stop losing weight and gain 10 lbs of muscle

That book looks great! Thanks for sharing it Steph!

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Originally Posted by Sihaya View Post
Well, I woke up miserably sick : this morning and think I probably have strep throat. So I will be postponing starting any exercise other than yoga until I feel better. I would really like to start on Monday, though. I find it extremely difficult to start things in the middle of the week.
Ugh I'm sick too... just a head cold but I hate being so spacey and groggy... Hope you feel better soon!
post #22 of 633
Wow! Look at all the water goals. Suddenly I realize I must be doing one thing right already - because I drink 64 oz of water just between dinner and bedtime! And probably another 96 during the day. . . Yes, I pee a lot!

(But ramping up my H20 consumption sure did help to cure my constipation-only IBS.)

I just found out my super-amazing yoga instructor is offering intensive once-a-week sessions that include homework. Wooo! I've been waiting for years to have yoga at-home assignments! I guess I'll be upping my yoga goals to 7 days/week soon. Yippeee!

Oh, Sihaya. What the big suck to be ill in this most beautiful time of year! DH and I just went through a horrid two-week sickness, so I know how you feel. Rest and ... he he ... liquids!
post #23 of 633
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Originally Posted by Sihaya View Post
The interesting thing is that since I got the name from a book and the author is dead, I don't really know the real pronunciation. So I suppose it's silly of me to even worry about it. I pronounce it Si as in sick and hiya as in hiya, howya doin'.
Hehee, I was thinking the name right, I just didn't explain well.

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Wow! Look at all the water goals. Suddenly I realize I must be doing one thing right already - because I drink 64 oz of water just between dinner and bedtime! And probably another 96 during the day. . .
Ok, I'm done with acting like I have an idea of ounces! I'm getting my calculator now!
Wikipedia is my friend! U.S. fluid ounce, about 29.6 mL

I just found out my super-amazing yoga instructor is offering intensive once-a-week sessions that include homework. Wooo! I've been waiting for years to have yoga at-home assignments! I guess I'll be upping my yoga goals to 7 days/week soon. Yippeee![/QUOTE]That's great!

I don't think yoga classes would work for me because my schedule is very irregular. Does any of you have good experiences with yoga videos?

Lisa: Thanks! It wasn't my idea, I just started the thread here.
post #24 of 633
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Ok, I'm done with acting like I have an idea of ounces! I'm getting my calculator now!
Wikipedia is my friend! U.S. fluid ounce, about 29.6 mL
Sorry about that ... I actually don't measure my water intake in ounces, either. We measure in Nalgenes around here (Nalgene being a kind of water bottle). Such as, "I drank 3 Nalgenes at work today." One Nalgene is roughly 32 ounces, or 1 liter.

So ... I drink 3 liters throughout the day and 2 liters after dinner.

Geesh, that was a lot of conversion. It would make the world so much easier if everyone just talked in Nalgenes!
post #25 of 633
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Originally Posted by ATD_Mom View Post
Sorry about that ... I actually don't measure my water intake in ounces, either. We measure in Nalgenes around here (Nalgene being a kind of water bottle). Such as, "I drank 3 Nalgenes at work today." One Nalgene is roughly 32 ounces, or 1 liter.

So ... I drink 3 liters throughout the day and 2 liters after dinner.

Geesh, that was a lot of conversion. It would make the world so much easier if everyone just talked in Nalgenes!
WOW, you drink A LOT!
I like the metric system myself : It's logical! Everything is the 100th or 1000th part of something else, and degrees celsius are also more logical than Fahrenheit (sp?). And no, I am not at all biased! :

I like Nalgenes! We can use nalgenes in this thread.
*Off to update the first post to include nalgenes.*
post #26 of 633
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Originally Posted by Sihaya View Post
The interesting thing is that since I got the name from a book and the author is dead, I don't really know the real pronunciation. So I suppose it's silly of me to even worry about it. I pronounce it Si as in sick and hiya as in hiya, howya doin'.
That's how I thought your name was pronounced. What book is it from?

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Even though I haven't been exercising otherwise, I've been trying to get in at least 100 kegels/day. I actually think they're kinda fun : And much much easier than getting motivated to do squats!
This is going to sound weird, but I've been doing kegels pretty much constantly for as long as I can remember. I imagine I discovered it--probably in the bathroo--as a child, and it just so fascinated me that I was always doing it. Now, I know what it is I've always been doing, and can't see a good reason to stop. :

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Originally Posted by ATD_Mom View Post
Wow! Look at all the water goals. Suddenly I realize I must be doing one thing right already - because I drink 64 oz of water just between dinner and bedtime! And probably another 96 during the day. . . Yes, I pee a lot!
I drink an average of 150 ounces of water a day. I drink water constantly at work so that I don't NIBBLE constantly. I pee a lot too.
post #27 of 633
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I don't think yoga classes would work for me because my schedule is very irregular. Does any of you have good experiences with yoga videos?
I have this one: Click and I love it!
post #28 of 633
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Congrats for losing the 18 pounds! When I used to go to a gym I really liked the eliptical machine (that's the same as a cross trainer, right?).

Thanks! I've been struggling with my weight throughout my twenties, and I had lost 55 lbs 5 years ago, but slowly 30 of them returned. SO I'm really trying to not let that happen again. And yeah, ellipticals and cross-trainers are the same thing

But anyway, I did have a breakthrough...because other people were in the gym today, I got inspired to stay on the elliptical for 20 minutes and did 2 miles!
post #29 of 633
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But anyway, I did have a breakthrough...because other people were in the gym today, I got inspired to stay on the elliptical for 20 minutes and did 2 miles!
AWESOME!!! That's almost twice as long as 12 minutes! Woooo hooooo!

(I envy anyone who can use an eliptical (we call them "crazy legs"). They look like they'd be such a great workout - I just get bored after 2-3 minutes and give up!)
post #30 of 633
Yeah, the woman next to me was on for 45 minutes...So I evened out my pace and held on for dear life! I was a bit wobbly when I got off, though.
post #31 of 633
Ok, reading through the posts I realize I need to get back to kegeling. So I will go for 100/day. My poor pup also needs more exercise so I'll add that I'll walk with him 3x/wk.

I also want to increase my water consumption so I'll go with 64oz/day during the workweek, more on weekends when working on the house.

Food - limit sugary snacks to three times a week. THIS WILL BE A TOUGH ONE!!!!
post #32 of 633

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Hi girls!

Some of you are really ambitious -- and well hydrated!

My goals:

*Prepare meals at home at least five evenings a week.
*Work up to sleeping 8+ hours every night, in my bed, with the lights out (and not dozing off on the couch in front of the TV or underneath a book, with the lights on).
*Wake up earlier in the morning and extend walks with the dog to at least one hour.
*Limit pastries, etc. from the coffeeshop downstairs to once a week.
*Stop, breathe, and meditate for at least five minutes every day.
*Do at least two cardio workouts (videos) each week.
*Drink more water.

I think that's a good start. And you might note that it's after 2am my time when I am posting this. So obviously these goals aren't starting for me tonight. I'll try to get things going with the healthy sleep habits on Sunday night. And then I get my organic food delivery on Monday morning. Yippee! That's motivation!

:yawning: Good night for now!
post #33 of 633
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Lisa, thanks for the DVD link!

ATD Mom: It really isn't that hard to use a cross trainer, you get used to it fast. I liked to go forward and then backwards on them <- I also got extremely bored on those things, so if there was nothing interesting on tv I made up silly stuff like that.

Witchygrrl: Yay for the 20 min! And I know the wobbly legs feeling, but it goes away fast usually.

Andrea, I'll update the first post with your new goals right after I post this one. - I have to say, I'm so glad I don't really like sweets. Unfortunatly, I can't go long without lots of carbs - the ones that come from the evil white flour.

Jonna: If you succeed in sleeping the 8+ hours a night PLEASE let me know how!! My sleeping habits have been horrible lately.

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My daily (or something ) report: I walked for sure more than half an hour today, and I spent a wonderful hour reading in the glorious . All I still need to do is drink water, but that's not hard.
post #34 of 633
I would like to add: Do 100 kegels/day. to my list.
Great idea! I completely forgot about the kegels.

I've read most of Before Your Pregnancy; it's a good book to read while you're waiting to buy Birthing From Within.
post #35 of 633
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I would like to add: Do 100 kegels/day. to my list.
Great idea! I completely forgot about the kegels.
Done.

: I'm starting to have a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge list of books I want to read. Ack!
post #36 of 633
Hello ladies!

Everyones goals are so interesting! I'm working on mine now, I will post them a little bit later when I get them finalized.

GOOD LUCK!



ETA: Alright, here goes nothing:
Starting Monday September 25th
-Walk at least 3 nights a week with DP and the dogs
- Only drink Soda at dinner dinner (if at all)
- Go to the gym at least once a week for some sort of cardio
- Try out one of the FREE classes offered (yoga?)
- Eat a healthy breakfast everything morning


I am terrrorfied of going to the gym by meself so I have to start SLOW with that one.

Also I was thinking about tea. What's better tea or water? Would it be a good idea to start drinking green tea in the mornings? Are there other good teas more spacific to pre-baby bodies?

I would love some good breakfast ideas since it seems to be a pretty common goal.

My over all goals are to get my weight down a little, and get my diet TTC ready a little at a time.
post #37 of 633
I've been drinking Red Raspberry Tea to help make my cycle regular. I'm not sure what else it's good for (I think on the box it says it's good for toning the uterus?). On the box it also says it's good for anytime in a woman's life, including pregnancy, but I thought I read here somewhere that you aren't supposed to drink it during pg. Anyway, sorry, I'm not much help.
post #38 of 633
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Originally Posted by Charliemae View Post
I am terrrorfied of going to the gym by meself so I have to start SLOW with that one.
What are you nervous about exactly? I went to the gym by myself often, and it was ok. But the one I went to used to have a room just for women - they changed it later : - but the room for everyone was bigger and had more stuff, so sometimes I went there too, and even though it was a bit uncomfortable at first to be trying () to work out there, you soon forget the other people.
If you are afraid it'll be hard for you to do stuff if you're alone (it is much easier to work out with a friend) there are things you can do that help your motivation - like having good music with you. Music with a good beat makes you (well, it makes me) want to move. You can a certain time worth of songs depending on how long you want to work out - like 20 or 30 min -. You then start playing the songs when you start working out and keep on going till the music is over.
HTH
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Originally Posted by Charliemae View Post
Also I was thinking about tea. What's better tea or water? Would it be a good idea to start drinking green tea in the mornings? Are there other good teas more spacific to pre-baby bodies?
These might interest you:
About green tea and coffeine
About green tea and conception
I really like green tea, and these are two threads I can across some months ago and subscribed to. Usually, green tea has a lot of benefits and it's healthy - has a bunch of anti-oxidants.
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I would love some good breakfast ideas since it seems to be a pretty common goal.
I can't help you with that one! I also need good breakfast ideas! That's why I've been skipping it - no apetite, no ideas, too lazy, being in a hurry - it all comes together and then I usually run out of the house without eating. Maybe I should start cooking more for dinner and eating the left overs in the morning. :
post #39 of 633
I don't know exactly why the gym scares me so much, I started with a friend but she moved, and to be honest she was not very motivating. Part of it is just being shy, and feeling a little... I don't know, exposed I guess. I thought if I went with an ipod then it would be easier to tune out everything/one else there, but I KILL electroics. So the ipod I currently own died about a month after I got it, and I would get a new one (as if I could affored it ) but I somehow killed MY laptop a little while after so there goes all my music files. : (long story for a short answer : ) The point I guess is I have been using the lack of music as an excuse for a while, and I'm trying to force myself to go, with or without it!

Thanks for the links on tea, I haven't checked them out yet but will as soon as I'm done here. We have some green tea around the house, and I tried a sample at costco yesterday and didn't hate it, so that's why I asked about it. I think I'd like to try the raspberry tea sometime if I come acrossed some. Where would you find it?

My current best breakfast idea is yogert. but that's about ALL I can figure out in the morning.

Starting my new fitness goals on Monday! That's when school starts so I thought I'd jump in with new everything all at once.

This thread is WAY to quite... where is everyone!? You all better be working out right now!
That's about as movitaing as I get
post #40 of 633
So far, I've only managed the diet portion of my goal.

Does anyone else get headaches when they try to meditate? :
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