Monday, September 7, 2009

stop & smell the roses

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses!"
Ok. 4 days in a row of *something* with exercise. Thursday= 30 mins of cardio; Friday= 20 mins of cardio + some weights; Saturday = 40 mins of cardio and the above photo was taken during yesterday's (Sunday) 4 mile hike with my friend and her dog, Kaiser. I am not going back to school for the first time in 20 years and now I have no excuse not to work out. Today I am very tired but I plan to do a little Pilates DVD or something low-key this evening, because tomorrow is my new weigh in day.

Also- I recently purchased coconut oil because I read somewhere that it helps with weight loss. I have been using it here & there in my cooking. I notice I'm a little less hungry? I also bought Laci Le Beau's Dieter Tea, which is just a fancy name for "tea-bag laxative." I notice I'm a little less hungry?

Am I not hungry because I am not eating for the wrong reasons these last few days with increased exercise or is it because of coconut oil and colon blow? The world may never know....


K-RiS said...

good for you Jilly! How many points is Coconut Oil? I love that stuff, I really need to order some more of it.

Tricia said...

Yay on the exercise thing.

What were you hoping the tea would do? If you wanted a metabolism boost, green tea is your answer. If you wanted more of an appetite suppressant, you might have luck with "fasting teas", which are made for people who are fasting, and should help with hunger (at least, I'd hope they'd help with hunger).

Me said...

There are so many conflicting stories out there about all those 'weight loss' teas. I don't know what to believe anymore.
Great exercising! I love hiking. I'm so looking forward to the fall season when nature is clothes in the most beautiful colours. Hmmmmm, my bf and I need to go again this weekend.

nic said...

NICE exercise! (and cute picture)

The tea and oil may be working as a placebo effect, but I think most of that is BS. But, whatever works to keep on track.

Rockin Austin said...

How adorable are you?? Love the pic. I finally broke my plateau, just doing what I've always done. Just keep doing what you know, keep moving and eat in moderation (or within your points.) You WILL get there. :)