Brrr...it's Iowa and the high today is supposed to be a whopping -2 degrees. Yes, I said -2 (and that's the high folks-low is supposed to be -9)!! Get out the longs johns, the wool socks, and the blankies!! If I didn't have to go to work, today would be a good day to hibernate...curl up with a cup of hot tea, a box of chocolates, and read. And what would I read? Well, in addition to my favorite authors, I'm quite fond of "People" and "Us" magazines. Okay, it's more than fond...I read them every week and they're basically my window to the world. If it's not in "People", I don't know about it. (Yeah, it's sad when one looks to an entertainment magazine for news!! 8) ) I'm up on Bradgelina, Jen and John, Jennifer Lopez's latest problems, and where all the stars went to celebrate New Years. (not Iowa-that's for sure!! No, they went some place WARM!)
But the last couple of weeks I've been a little disappointed in my two favorite magazines-instead of the latest dish on the stars, they want to talk about dieting and exercise. Okay, I know diet and exercise are important, but come on...these people work out two hours a day and many with their own personal trainers. So "Have a Body Like Jen"? I don't think so!! Who has that kind of time?? Not me...and the closest I ever get to a personal trainer is popping in my yoga DVD to struggle along and try to imitate what the instructor is doing. But on the other hand, reading about how fit they all are winds up making me feel a little guilty about my own lack of nutrition and exercise.
So what am I going to do? Not read those articles any more? No, one of my goals for the New Year is to improve my lifestyle. And not just for the sake of vanity...I'm going to do it to be healthier. I'm going to limit the chocolate (didn't expect me to give it up completely, did you?) and eat less carbs (btw-I consider popcorn one of the major food groups! 8)) Instead, I'm going to eat more fruits and veggies. I'm going to attempt to get at least some exercise. I may not have two hours a day, every day of the week, but surely I can find twenty minutes during the day to get off my duff and move! I'll let you know how it works...8)
What do you do to stay in shape? What tricks do you use to motivate yourself to live a healthier lifestyle? Just please don't tell me you exercise two hours a day! ;)
Last thing--the winner of last week's give away...Sarabelle. Send me, firstname.lastname@example.org, your address and I'll get your signed copy in the mail!! And thanks to all the poster's over the last few weeks for participating in THE WITCH'S GRAVE give aways!! We'll be having more later.
Take care, and to all the other Midwesterners out there, stay warm!! See you next week!