Thursday, April 15, 2010

Getting Healthy

Since I had Kate 9 1/2 months ago, I've really been wanting to get back in shape.  And not just so I can be "skinny".  It's not about that.  I want to be healthy.  I want my family to be healthy.  I love working out and I feel good when I eat right.  I've lost all of my baby weight plus five more pounds.  Hopefully I'll be losing 10 more!

Here are some helpful websites I've found to help me in my quest for being healthy!

-  My sister-in-law, Mary, just became a Certified Personal Trainer - Go Mary!  She just started a blog that will help you optimize your fitness goals.  She updates it weekly and has all kinds of fitness tips.  Her website is called Personal Fitness Trainer.

-  My friend, Dearie (really Deirdra, but I call her Dearie), is a Registered Dietitian.  She has a blog that has all kinds of wonderful health facts about food.  She updates it daily and I love reading her tips!  Her website is called The Daily Weigh.

-  I've recently found a website called My Fitness Pal.  It helps me track calories.  I have a fitness goal and it tells me how many calories I should eat per day in order to reach that goal.  I just enter everything I've eaten that day and it tells me how many calories I've had.  Easy!  And I love that it calculates everything for me.  And I do enter everything.  If I have a handful of PB M&M's, it gets entered.  I want to be honest!

-  This one is awesome - you guys are going to love me for this!  Have you ever wondered how many calories/fat grams your homemade recipes have?  I found a free recipe calculator!   You enter the ingredients, how many servings the recipe makes, and voila!  It calculates the nutrition info for you.  It is the best!  Knowing the nutrition info helps me only eat one homemade cookie, instead of eating 4 or 5 cookies worth of dough, then two or three cookies when they are done (you think I'm joking???).  The calculator is at Sparks Recipes.

For those of you who want to be healthier, I hope these websites will help!  I just registered for my 2nd 5K today!  And I'm already planning my 3rd and 4th . . . Who would've thought I'd ever be a runner?  Not me!


Rachel said...

thank you I'm just like you I need to lose the baby weight too. I Love Mary site thank you for the info.

Amy said...

Wowwy! good for you! I am trying hard as well. I have lost 7lbs and hope to lose 10 more as well. So, thanks for the tips I will use them all!

Harris Family said...

Way too go! I wish you lived closer so we could run together! Thanks for the great tips! I love using Spark recipes plus they have great recipes to try!

Bonnie said...

Awesome! I will definitely use these. Glad you are doing so great on your fitness goals. I want to run with you too! I went for a run this morning and it felt so great.

Mary said...

Thanks Michelle, your the best! I'm gonna check out the other sites right now! They sound awesome. I love that your going to keep running! So great!

The Bruces said...

Congrat's that is awesome and thanks for posting these websites I am excited to look more into them.... I just signed up for a school 5k and I am nervous I have never done it before and I am just getting into running so I hope it goes well I still have 6 weeks before it so I just hope I am ready :) But anyways your fam is cute as always take care

Twitchell Family said...

Thanks Michelle, I started using the My Fitness Pal and I already LOVE IT! You know when you have to write it down you don't want to eat it. Thanks for sharing hopefully I can lose some more weight too.