Monthly Archives: June 2013

My Scale is Evil!!

I’m not a health nut or a fitness guru, I’m just in my mid forties & struggling. Do I love the scale or do I hate the scale? Well I think today the scale is evil! I’m trying to lose 10lbs and it is just such a struggle. Years ago I would be able to lose weight without even thinking about it. But it is no longer so easy.

I am normally an active person, and I do go to the gym. When I am focused (like I am right now) I go at least 4 times a week. I do 2 spin classes a week, one spin bootcamp class, and I just added a circuit class. I also do yoga at least once a week. But my biggest struggle is my diet!

A couple of weeks ago, I got so frustrated because my evil scale was not moving at all. I spoke to my spin instructor after class and expressed my frustration. We went over what type of exercises I did and what I ate; we also discussed the evil word “hormones”. She told me to try adding more strength training into my workouts and that I should add more protein to my diet. She also told me about an app she uses called “Lose It”. Continue reading

How I Started Knitting…

For as long as I can remember my mom always had yarn & needles in her hand.  We lived in a small town south of Boston.  So she made us all sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, and anything else you can think of.  I never had much interest.  Even as a adult, it never interested me.  But then one day I read a book by Debbie Macomber, “The Shop on Blossom Street”,  and I was totally hooked.  I can’t remember which book in that series was about knitting socks but I wanted to knit socks and knit them now!  I called my mom and told her I wanted her to teach me how to knit socks.  She was so happy to teach me how to knit!  She came over the following weekend with her favorite yarn (Homespun by Lion Brand) and a set of needles for me.  She said she bought me the wooden ones because they were the best to learn on.  And we started. Continue reading