Monday, May 4, 2009

Random Thoughts on Fitness, Nutrition and Life

I am working on projects, drinking green tea, listening to Birdsong Radio via iTunes and not minding the cloudy sky at all on this Monday. Too many blessings for that. Here are some random thoughts rolling around in my head at the moment!
  • Green tea is a good thing to reach for when I know I'm not hungry and I want something different than water. My favorite is Bigelow.
  • Goals are where I want to go and action items are how I'm going to get there. Stay focused on the goal.
  • The foundation of every eating occasion should be lean protein and veggies, both as fresh as possible. (Toss in fruit, healthy fat and starchy carbs strategically). Fuji favorite.
  • The 5th Turbulence Training Transformation Contest starts today! Can't wait to watch this one.
  • To worry about something you can't change is useless. To worry about something you can change is stupid, change it! - R. Craig Strickland, Pastor, Hope Presbyterian Church
  • A non-fat chai latte from Starbucks has a lot more useless carbs in it than I realized.
  • I'm going to try as many (sound) programs and products as I can and write objective reviews. Only the ones I believe in will be found on my blog.
  • My relationships are what really matters in my life, although my dogs are a great example of unconditional love.
  • I will do an unassisted pull-up. I will do an unassisted pull-up. I will do an unassisted pull-up.
  • We spend most of our lives buying things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't really like. - R. Craig Strickland (original unknown by me).
  • I am blessed with one life. I must take care of it and give it all I've got.
  • I'm trying out Cheat Your Way Thin by Joel Marion. Not really interested in cheating, just learning more behind the concept of starchy carb timing and experimenting with myself!
  • I will wean myself from regular peanut butter.
  • I have carved out time today to work on my goals for the next 100 days using The Magic Hundred. Will write about how it goes!
  • Jimmy (my husband) is now 8 weeks out from his first bodybuilding competition this summer. I like sharing this adventure with him.
  • I'd like to live long enough to have a great-grandchild.
  • This afternoon I will do more push-ups than before.
  • I'm having a hard time finishing Jillian Michaels' book Master Your Metabolism. Can't decide yet if it makes the get fit with kelley cut or not.
  • I've learned so much and still have a lot more questions about true fitness and balanced nutrition.

What are you thinking about today?

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SmoketheBlowfish said...

Kelley, I'm thinking about:

*How I can't wait to hear about your hubby's next Bodybuilding Adventure

*How sore Fred is after Day1 of FLAB

*If I'm making the correct training and dietary choices

*Idiots killing pigs to avoid the Swine Flu

*How many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop

*There's really a place in Thailand called Phuket...and JLT is there

*I need to get Peanut Butter w/out added sugar (even if it's only 3g)

Anonymous said...

Very nice post, Kelley...

"I am blessed with one life. I must take care of it and give it all I've got. "
...probably my favorite of all. I wholeheartedly agree. Too often I think we only see what we 'want' and (sadly) don't appreciate what we 'have'.

Thanks for the post!


PS: I am 100% confident that one of these days you'll nail a bunch of unassisted pull-ups without breaking a sweat...(!)

Kelley Moore said...

MikeZ - very interesting thoughts indeed! I would bet that you are making some great choices. It's all a journey right? And every day builds on the previous one.

Fred - that's probably my favorite thought too, because really if you don't do that, you're less likely to accomplish the other things. You will definitely know about it when I do that first unassisted pull-up!

Roundballnz said...

Great post Kelley .....

what am i thinking ?? - my brain is scatterbrained tonight - I have definitely got monkey mind tonight

though am thinking of doing 500 reps challenge i posted on twitter tomorrow

Rayna said...

Nice post, Kelly! It looks like you have set yourself in the right direction, started sprinting and never looked back. That's awesome and the way it NEEDS to be done.

Keep up on the pull ups. I found that doing jumping pulls up into negatives really helped me. The gravitron and bands *thumbs down* didn't do anything. (solely my experience though, is different for everyone).

We do only have one life. Isn't it a great thing to not only realize that but care enough to appreciate it?

Kelley Moore said...

Roundballnz - how is that 500 reps challenge going?

Rayna - thanks for the tips on the pull-ups. I've been doing hangs and negatives in addition to the assisted ones. Funny you should say that about jumping because I'm feeling the urge! Maybe that's a good sign!

Anna said...

Hi Kelly, that's weird, I thought that I left a comment here before but for some reason it didn't go through.

Where do I start? I got lots of things on my mind lately. Although this is also the reason why I got the Magic Hundred. Now I got my list, I just need to start reading

Have you seen CB's evolution of pull ups video? Here is the link: --> very helpful video. I'm currently on one to 1 1/2 chin up myself. It's something I need to work on more.

Nice post! It must have felt great writing those random thoughts down even if they are random.

Kelley Moore said...

Hey Anna! Glad your post came through. I'll be anxious to hear how your Magic Hundred goes! I'm working on mine too. Thanks for the video link! That should be helpful! k

Sandy Sommer, RKC said...

The Magic Hundred has helped me so much. Everything I've attained in the recent past is a direct result of it.

Kelley Moore said...

Sandy, thanks for visiting my blog. That's great about how The Magic Hundred has worked for you - good thing to hear. I'll be sure to post about my journey with it as well. k

Judith said...

Great blog and great post Kelley, you've got me thinking now. Thanks for visiting my blog and your good advice.

Roundballnz said...

"Roundballnz - how is that 500 reps challenge going?"

Going well 1st attempt with tweaks came in under 15 mins

goal now is to do it without tweaks with a similar time