Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Year, New Me (well hopefully)

Happy New Year everyone!  Sorry it is a little late.  The holidays around here was a little busy.  We had my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and her kids here for Thanksgiving.  Then the following week my best friend from Michigan, Melissa, came out for a quick visit.  We met up with our good friend Donna from Myrtle Beach.  We had a great time at a wonderful restaurant in Dedham MA, called One Bistro.  Oh yummo is all I can say.  Two weeks after visiting with Melissa and Donna, my parents came to NH for Christmas.  We enjoyed having them, even though it was a bitterly cold week of weather.  They probably won't be coming back during the winter ever again. lol.  After my parents left preperations for our annual New Year's Eve get together got started.  So any way, I'm sure everyone has a busy holiday season.  I just can not believe I have not posted anything since last September. 

Now on to the new me... I have been going to my local gym five days a week since November.  It wasn't until about 1.5 weeks ago I realized I needed to step up my game plan.  I found myself at home practically binging on the snacks I buy the kids for school.  Well geez, no wonder I haven't lost any weight.  So I decided to go back to the South Beach Diet in addition to stepping up my exercise regimen.  So my new friend at the gym is this Arc Trainer.  Man I love this machine.  It gets your Heart Rate up to where it should be.  You can feel it working your thigh and butt muscles.  I remember the first time I worked out on it I could only do about 7 minutes and that is on the manual setting.  Now I am doing 50 minutes on it at the weight loss level.  Since starting the South Beach Diet and upping my time on the Arc Trainer I have lost 3 pounds.  So it does show that exercising and eating healthy goes hand in hand. 

From now on any of the recipes I post will more than likely be a South Beach Diet recipe or a low-fat recipe. 

I hope everyone has a Healthy and Safe New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Aww..Thanks Diana. What would I do without being able to visit with my best friend? It's so fun!