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Resolutions for 2013 – Improve You! December 31, 2012

Filed under: Cleaning,Meal Planing,Organization,Self Improvement,Shape Up — hmyers1 @ 8:52 pm

I have decided that my theme for 2013 is………….. Improve You! 

I am going to try to do small things to improve my life. I am going to hold my self accountable but not set goals that are unobtainable.  I plan on printing of one page yearly calenders for each goal to mark off the days/weeks/months that I have done what I needed to do. Here are the goals.

1. Live a more active life stile.  — I need to loos about 30 lb but I don’t want to stress about numbers. I will be checking my weight and keeping track of it. I hope to be active on 50% or more of the days in each month.

2. Work on organizing my home. — I will be doing this by particaping in the Monthly Organization Challenge from DaNita over at Delighful Order. (Very EXCITED!!)

3. Have international night once a month. — My daughter and I had the idea that we should have a food from one nation that we have not had. We also want to try and fined a movie or activity that goes with it.

4. Become a more educated professional. — I have my Masters in Education but I feel that in the last year I have not expanded my knowledge of the things that I teach. I will read one article, or part of a book, about educational technology and music education.

I think this is good for me. I have some other things that I would like to work on too but these are the biggies. Leave a comment below and let us know what your resolutions are and how you plan to accomplish them.

Happy New year and lets see what 2013 brings!



Self Care July 20, 2012

Filed under: Shape Up,Uncategorized — hmyers1 @ 10:59 am
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If you are a busy person, and I assume that you are if you are reading this blog, I bet you forget to take time for yourself. I know that I am bad about this. During the school year I am super bad about this!  Now with trying to make sure I make it the next 14 weeks, at least, on my feet and with this baby in the inside I have been looking at how I am taking care of me. I am going to have to let some things go to get the rest I need and I think I have come to terms with that (I say that but I know there are two dirty cookie sheets on the counter…ugggg). I am making my self a self care basket. Nothing super amazing and all things I had around the house that I found that I could use. For the most part it is lotions and some lip gloss. I also made my self a list of things to do or focus on to help me relax.

Here are some of the things on the list

1. Warm Bath with bath salts or bubbles

2. Hot tea or Hot chocolate (I know it is 105 out side but it helps! )

3. Watch my favorite TV show.

4. Pinterest

5. Look up activities to do with the kids after the baby comes

6. Put on lotion (this is something I almost never do so it is a big treat)

7. Learn more about things I like and have not had time for.

I am just looking for things to take my mind off of what might happen and make sure I stay relaxed.

What do you do to help yourself relax? Any ideas about what more I can put in my basket? I still have lots of room!


Workouts on pause…for now July 19, 2012

Filed under: Shape Up — hmyers1 @ 2:55 pm
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I know that when I started this blog I was trying to get in better shape and loose some pounds. After finding out I was 20 weeks pregnant I put that on hold for many reasons. I know that staying active is important when you are pregnant but after being on 15.5 weeks of bed rest for preterm labor with my second child and not knowing I was pregnant for the first half of this one my husband and I both feel that staying off my feet when I can is the best for us. After I have baby # 3 the workouts will be back on! Then I will have a full time job, two part time jobs, and 3 kids….what am I thinking!


Lazy Workouts June 27, 2012

Filed under: Shape Up — hmyers1 @ 7:26 am
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My friend from college pined this on Pineterest. The post is Lazy Girl Fitness form Violet Sages’s blog. This is the kind of thing I need.  She gives several excises that you can do when you are doing something you have to do – like cook, laundry, and brush your teeth. I did some of the tooth brush workout this morning until my 6  year old came in and started talking to me. Most of the things on her list you could do when watching TV. That is probably when I would do them. I am thinking they would be good to do after the kids are in bed because they are quite. Happy workout!


Workout Motivation June 26, 2012

Filed under: Shape Up — hmyers1 @ 7:36 am
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I have a friend that went to High School with that has been posting about working out for the last week on Facebook. She is a wife, mother of one, and works a full time and a part time job. She is a lady with a lot to do! I was happy she was working out. Another friend of hers asked what she had been doing for her workouts. This was her comment back.

“Mostly treadmill and elliptical, with some weight training thrown in. I’ve been doing a lot of interval work on the treadmill.  (she does this at a local gym) At home I do 30-40 minutes of Pilates, 15 minutes of ab work, 5 minutes of bum/thigh work, plus some yoga and stretching. Most nights I also add about 7-10 miles on my bike at about 15 mph. I’m getting stronger and burning more calories everyday!”

If that is not motivation for me, or anyone, to get off there couch and do something I am not sure what is. WOW!! I did 45min on the workout step yesterday and felt good about what I had done until I read her post. I thought that I should not waste the extra time I have over the summer and I should work out as much as I can. I will be on the beach in two weeks and any pound I can losses before then is fine with me. In a moth I have a conference out of state and it would be nice if my clothes fit better. My friend gave me the inspiration I needed.  What gives you motivation?


Working Mom Workouts June 24, 2012

Filed under: Shape Up — hmyers1 @ 4:23 pm
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Over the last three years I have put on (or just not lost) about 30 lb. I am not happy about this at all. When I was pregnant with my three year old son I ended up on 15 1/2 weeks of full bed rest. I lost most off my muscle mass and with two small kids and a full time job just never got back into the swing of working out. Lat summer, two years latter, I started running (OK jogging) but in August I messed up my knee. My keen is just about better now. So at year three I AM going to do this. This week my goal is to get in 30 min of movement no matter what it is. I am guessing the exercise step will be the majority of what I do.

Ideas? Tips? Leave a comment and help us all out.


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