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What New Year’s Resolution?

This year I came up with a brilliant New Year’s Resolution.  How do I know it was brilliant you ask?  Was it a moment of pure narcissistic bliss?  Nope, it’s seeing what happens when I stop doing it.  Rewind to January 1, 2010.  I had a heart to heart with myself and said, “Self.”  OK, just kidding about the conversation.  After turning over multiple ideas, I came up with the resolution to not snooze more than once each morning.  This would keep me from running late or missing workouts because I would snooze up to an hour.  Plus, I don’t know about you, but I don’t end up feeling a whole lot more rested from those 8-12 minute intervals of “bonus” sleep.  I started off great.  Then, it just crashed and burned after this car accident.  I’ve been snoozing and missing out on the time to complete tasks in the morning.  I snoozed and missed getting on the recumbent bike before work.  I snoozed and missed being able to do a deep conditioning treatment for my hair.  I snoozed and didn’t get in town in time to check into my hotel before work.  You get the point.  Not excessively snoozing is a simple intervention for a wide variety of tasks.  Time is precious.  There’s no good excuse for just wasting it.  Tomorrow, I will get back to my snooze only once lifestyle.  I’m excited about all the additional productivity that will come with it.  Wish me luck!

Oh, the informercial I was thinking about is the one for the Shake Weight.  I am sure that I’m not the only one that sees that commercial and thinks about something better suited for a bedtime use than home fitness.  I see the demand to target that resistant flab under the arm, but that visual just is too much for me.  I find it hard to take it seriously.  Let me know if you have used it and have had great results.  Maybe, I’m wrong to be distracted by that repetitive up and down motion.  LOL.

I’ve got to get that beauty sleep, so I can wake up bright and bushy tailed ready to take on the world tomorrow.  Sweet dreams to you, too.  Good luck on getting closer to your goals.

(Reaching to set my alarm)

Much nub, fitness, and health,

Dr. Ericka

Eating on the Road

Tomorrow, I head back on the road.  I live in hotels 5 days out of the week, so I continue to search for the best ways to eat healthy with just a mini-fridge and a microwave.   I realize the first step is having discipline to avoid junk.  I have to have willpower when there is pizza, fried chicken, and all types of goodies around.  I actually eat better away from home than when I’m back at home with my family.  There’s just always something around.  No excuses.  Some people have mentioned raw diets.  Hmm.  Not sure about that, yet. I just know it may take being more disciplined, since I’m not burning off more calories with exercise.  Wish me luck with Physical Therapy and discipline.  Do you have any tips for me?  I’m open to suggestions:)

Oops.  I need to get my beauty rest.

Much nub, fitness, and health,

Dr. Ericka


Ok.  Today, I did accomplish my goal of taking my measurements.  I realize that I didn’t do this at the beginning of my journey to become a lean, mean, analyzing machine, but this feels like a new beginning.  I’ve been out of the gym for over a month, but somehow I’ve managed not to gain a bunch of weight.  I’ll just give credit to God for that.  I’ve been reigning in my comfort food consumption.  The next step is to be more vigilant about what I eat.  The portion control appears to still be doing ok.  I’m hoping to find out some exercises that I can do when I go to physical therapy.  I miss working out.  Can you believe that I’m saying that?  Oh, back to the measurements.  I’m still getting up the nerve to share them, so y’all can hold me accountable.  I knew they were different than I was used to, but I must admit that I was taken aback to find out what they actually are.  Numbers don’t lie, but they do make great motivation.  This reminds me that  you have to face your fears to have a chance at conquering them.  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to set your clock forward.

Much nub, fitness, and health (waving goodbye to that hour that I don’t feel that I can spare),

Dr. Ericka

I’m Back

Hi.  Thanks for stopping by.  I’m picking up my fitness journey with a back and neck injury, but I’m determined to get back on the “wagon.”  It’s time to quit making excuses about comfort food and how I’ll get started again tomorrow.  I need some help.  I need suggestions on good exercise alternatives with a gimpy back.  Thanks ahead a time.  I know what I need to do on the food side…quit shoveling crap in my mouth.  My body is revolting anyway.  It’s saying “Give us us low fat” (imagine Djimon Hounsou in Amistad).  LOL. I’ve definitely been indulging in more fried food and candy.  Well, I’m off to get myself together and work on this site.  Have a great day!

Much nub and health,

Dr. Ericka

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