Tag Archives: Health

It’s time to Yoga (or just get moving!)

After several days of restful vacation (one very ungraceful fall down the stairs in the pool), it’s time for the Husband and I to get back into the swing of things. As I have told you before, we are planners so the workouts get scheduled as well. Let me tell you what I’m up to this week!

Monday – Took Maggie for a short walk to ease back in.

Can't we just stay on the couch?

Can’t we just stay on the couch?

Tuesday – Still recovering from pain in my hip and derriere so it was another Maggie walk. 2.5 miles today

Wednesday – Trying out a new Yoga studio. I won a free month of yoga a while back (almost two months) and I still haven’t used it. I can’t wait to get in there and stretch everything out. I’ll have to let you know how everything goes

Thursday – Looks like this is my running day this week. I kind of fell off the running track after the BolderBoulder but I’m ready to get going again. I have a feeling that this will be slow… very slow.


Friday – Quick Fitness Blender in the morning and a dog walk.  Have you seen these people on YouTube?  Really liking the format.

Saturday – TRAVEL DAY. Heading to Chicago for a few days. Hopefully the hotel I’m at has a workable gym.


As you can probably tell, I’ve noticed that my clothes are tighter than I’d like (and it’s not the washer/dryer’s fault) and I don’t want anyone to see me in a swimsuit. I’m ready to get my act together and shed my extra layer. Hopefully I can keep you posted with some positive progress. Definitely not a weight loss blog but I feel that professing things out loud helps me to focus.

Any tips for mixing up your workouts?


Filed under Family, Fitness, Uncategorized

I’m feeling good! (GIVEAWAY!)

About two weeks ago, I started the GoodBelly 12 Day Challenge.  For those of you who have never heard of GoodBelly, they are Dairy Free Probiotic drinks.  The line of products offers everything from your morning juice to a probiotic shot that includes your daily multivitamin.  Before attending the GoodBelly Happy Hour, I had seen probiotics but had never used any.  Essentially, your body carries around a lot of bacteria, some good and some bad.  The GoodBelly products attempt to get rid of any bad bacteria and replace it with the good stuff.  It’s all about balance!

I am always skeptical of anything that isn’t already in my meal or nutrition plan but I thought I would try it out.  Throughout the 12 days, I went through some bouts of unpleasantness and bloating.  I started to watch what I was eating and drinking and how close I was doing that to taking the probiotic.  Once I found my rhythm, things went a lot easier.  It seems the better I ate, the easier things went.  Definitely kept me honest on my planned menu for the week.  Straying on junk generally caused a stomach ache.

So in hindsight, how am I feeling?  Well, we actually bought GoodBelly to keep in our fridge for maintenance.  I felt a little better, seemed a little easier to get up in the morning, and I had a little more color in my face.  As I am no nutritionist, if you are unsure of how you will be affected my probiotics, you may want to check with a professional.  For me, I definitely think that this is something that will be working for me for a while!

Now to the good stuff.  GoodBelly wants you to feel good too!  One winner will win enough vouchers to participate in the 12 day challenge.

To Enter: Leave me a comment telling me which flavor you want to try!

Bonus entries:

1. Follow me on twitter @kemerselis and leave a comment telling me you did!

2. Like me on facebook here and leave a comment telling me you did!

Thanks to GoodBelly for sponsoring this giveaway!

This contest closes on Saturday and I will annouce a winner next week!  Good luck


Filed under Food, Health

Rise and Shine!!

It’s Tuesday which means that it’s not Monday.  I think that is a major reason to celebrate. 

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I’ve got a handful of days left to get myself out and running before the 5k.  Definitely think I will be falling in the walking category for most of it but I will be happy to put an official 5k behind me.  I’m up to running about 1.5 miles without needing to walk.  I hope I can keep keep this up

So I just hit submit!


Here we go!  Goal set, credit card charged, no turning back!

I’m wondering, any advice for first time runners?


Filed under Fitness, goals