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Monday, July 20, 2009

Too hot

It is too hot. I wonder if my health suffers with the heat too. Although I eat less and lighter in the summer. Heading for more fruit and salads but the exercise thing is just not happening as often or as much. Everything I do is at a minimum. Other than daily chores I find it difficult to want to do much else. I sleep less in the heat too. Any ideas?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Responding to Stress

First, I apologize for not posting on this blog in forever!

Second, I lost it! All of my baby weight is gone, and I've even dipped a couple of pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight! I lost it by working out with home video workouts 4-5 times a week. (Having a treadmill attached to my boob (aka breastfeeding) for the past seven months probably helped too!) My favorite home video workout is The Firm--I have their "CardioWeight System" DVDs. It is mostly dance style cardio with toning and strengthening exercises thrown in too. Jillian Michaels' "No More Trouble Zones" and "Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism" are killer workouts too. Are you a big home video workout junkie? Have you ever tried either of these workouts?

Third, what the title of this post is all about: responding to stress. I developed a bad habit a couple of months ago of responding to stress by eating. I noticed that I was doing this, so I'm changing my ways. Instead, when I'm stressed out by my adorable yet sometimes super cranky baby that I stay at home with and take care of all day, I do crunches. Do you ever respond to stress by eating? Do you have any healthier alternative ideas for responding to stress? Please share!