Monday, February 6, 2012

Win-Win Situation

Look what I got myself for my birthday....
Oh yeaaah. A book all about lifting for women.

The amount of excitement I have for this book makes me feel extra nerdy, but I don't care -- 
this stuff is cool, this stuff is interesting.
But when Rob asked, "don't you ever get sick of reading about all this fitness stuff?", it occurred to me that this book (or any book similar to New Rules) isn't for everyone.  
But then I got to thinking... 
There's an opportunity here -- 
I do my nerdy thing with the book, find the good stuff, and then blab about it on the blog. 
What do you think?! 
I think this sounds like a win-win situation for everyone!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Fit Friday

Portions.... Boring, but important!

Controlling portions is a great way to lose weight without depriving yourself, but studies have shown that people often overestimate portions during mealtime. 
And I'm no exception:
I pile on the food and eat it all so quickly that I fail to realize maybe only half of the plate would have been enough.
Needless to say, portioning is definitely one of my weaker points when it comes to watching what I eat, but I've found that eyeballing portion sizes is easier when referencing tangible objects like baseballs and light bulbs. And after a while, it becomes second nature. 
So next time you're piling on the rice or pasta, think about baseballs!

And since I've been MIA lately, here's a peak at what I've been up to...
 1- Rob and I went skiing in Vermont last weekend with his family... So much fun!
2- My sweet mama treated me to a salon session for my birthday. I'm normally a long hair kinda gal, but the upkeep has been driving me crazy. Hopefully the shorter locks will cut down on dry time.
3- this week was filled with lots of salads and lots of veggies