Monday, January 4, 2010

I wholeheartedly agree with Dr Oz on this one...

If you didn't get a chance to see this story in the USA Weekend,
please do yourself a favor and read this article....it could be a life saver.

Dr Oz talks clearly about taking control of your health
plus he gives you 16 tips for feeling better in 2010.

Even though Dick and I walked 4.32 miles every day and tried to watch what we ate,
we were not pumping any iron....at all.

Plus, my pants felt tight....warning!!!!!

So we made the good decision to go back to Wellness Fitness Center,
sign up again and ask for help.
My trainer Maria said my body had gotten used to the walks and
I needed to mix things up....
she told me to swim, bike and use the Octane machine
and use weights in addition to walking.

Hallelujah!!

We absolutely love being back in the water, we use a kick board and fins.
The Octane machine is the BOMB!
Since I have arthritis in both knees,
I'm anxious about anything new.


The first time I climbed on and used the Octane,

I could do 30 minutes and work up a good sweat

without a single ping to my knees...

Yea!!!!

Hooked! ;-)

After just a week,

my pants fit better and I feel optimistic about the future.

I have two more sessions with Maria to go over a weight lifting plan and another to show me new exercises for the water with weights...

then I'm on my own.

Dr. Oz says.."I've learned that people change behaviors not because of what they know, but because of how they feel. So don't struggle with all of our recommendations if some of them seem unnatural. Focus on the ones you easily can program into your life. When you don't even realize that you're on a new lifestyle program, we have succeeded."

All I know is, I used to live in pain...now I don't

Great feeling!

~~~~~~~Dr Oz's website~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Don't Forget..Biggest Loser

starts tomorrow

January 5th!

3 comments:

Lindy said...

Interesting article, Maree. I agree with Dr. Oz that eating nine fruits and vegetables a day really helps with weight management. That said... it is a lot of work to buy, cut up, etc. that much produce!

I know there are two camps on whether or not to own a scale. I find if I don't weigh every day, my weight creeps up. I know from experience that I have to have a scale.

Wow, your new workout schedule is VERY impressive. Such a wonderful gift to give yourself. Happy New Year!

Maree said...

I know what you mean...but it's something to shoot for. Tonight I had Chinese stir fry and threw in lots of veggies. I try to eat fruit anytime I feel that ping of hunger. Also I try to shop at a local produce stand and fill up the cart..usually about $35 a week.

As for the scale...I go by how my clothes fit now, but while loosing the weight I weighed once a week.

Can't wait for the Biggest Loser tomorrow! Dr Oz's TV show was the bomb today!

Jboo said...

I'm afraid my chocolate and goody consumption went way off the charts during the holidays! My pants are too tight too. Started the 30-day shred dvd this morning and went to the Y and I feel better, mentally at least, already!

Happy New Year to you and your sweet family!
Janet