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Move It!

Posted by The Mint on May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Swimming 1/2 hour

Good morning Mintdom!

Move more, move more, move more and move more. That is what I said to myself while I was in the pool today. I need to repeat that every day. My new goal is to swim! I LIKE swimming. I swam this afternoon and I am sore this evening, which is good news because it means that I did something. I enjoyed and I am sore!

Right now, I can swim freestyle without stopping about three fourths of the pool a couple of times but stopping in between. I want to be out there doing laps. I am not sure how long it will take me, but here is a list of my new goals:

  1. Swim the whole way across the pool
  2. Swim the whole way across the pool and back without stopping
  3. Swim across the pool four times without stopping
  4. Swim be on the Ellen DeGeneres show without stopping
  5. Swim across the pool sixteen times without stopping
  6. Swim across the pool twenty times without stopping

Since I have an indoor pool, I have no excuses for not making my goals. Do you have written goals? Do you have a plan to achieve your goal? If you do not have written goals, then why don’t you? If you have written goals, do you also have a plan?

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery (author of The Little Prince)

AffirMINTion: I choose to move more for my health

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

PS Goal #4 is not an error – I just wanted to see if you actually read this stuff; although, I do want to be on her show one day! LOL

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says…  Move more every day for your health… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!
hangin

 

xoxo

 

 

Let’s Move It!

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Learning Keeps You Young + Trivia

Posted by The Mint on July 27, 2010

07/26/10 – 5,114 Steps
1 hours of exercise (water aerobics)

Good morning Mintdom,

My steps were low yesterday, although I made up for it with the water aerobics.  I actually do not mind exercising in the water – especially with a group.  It is fun!

I believe that part of leading a healthy balanced life is to feed your body, mind and spirit in healthy ways. I love to read and I often come across some interesting facts.  I thought I would share something that I learned the other day in the form of a couple of trivia questions.  I think you will find it interesting.
How many calories does a single gram of alcohol contain? 
___1 ___ 3 ___ 4 ___7 ___9 ___ 0
Answer: One gram of fat contains 9 calories, but alcohol is not a nutrient because it cannot be used in the body to promote growth, maintenance, or repair. It is a toxin that is broken down as an energy (calorie) source and can be converted to fat.
How many teaspoons of sugar does a 12-oz can of soda contain? 
___4 ___6 ___ 8 ___10 ___12
Answer: Four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. A 12-oz can of pop contains 40 grams of sugar, which is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar and 160 empty calories

How did you do?  Did you get the answers correct?  Were you surprised at the answers?  I got them both wrong and I was surprised by one of the answers.

AffirMINTion: Learning improves my life

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” –Henry Ford

My mom and I love to learn – that is why we will always stay young, and I like it!

Life is Minty Fresh!

xoxo
Let’s see, which book will keep me younger

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Life is Minty Fresh!

Posted by The Mint on July 13, 2010

NOTE: This post is all about my new puppy, Minty – although she will say it is all about me!

Streak 1: Out of bed BEFORE 6:00 am Streak 2: Track Sodium Intake

07/12/10 – 4,024 steps
8 glasses of water
Streak 1: Met: 5:45 am
Streak 2: Met: 1231 mg
1 hour of exercise (water aerobics)

Good morning Mintdom,

I met had a GREAT day yesterday.  Even though my step count was a little low, the exercise made up for it.

We (Minty and I) slept in this morning.  We had a big day yesterday as she had a check up and her shots.  I just have to tell you that I felt like I did as a new mom.
Here is a little snippet:

I tried to get her to go to the bathroom before we left but that did not happen. Do you remember your mom asking before a trip, “Did you go to the bathroom?” Of course, usually someone who had to go at the last minute or 10 minutes after we were in the car.  On the way to the vet, Minty threw up – poor little girl.  We arrived at the doctor’s office and I again tried to get her to go to the bathroom and STILL no luck – she was too nervous and I am sure not feeling well. I picked her up along with my purse and her portfolio with her records. Phew – you could push one of the doors to get in.  I came up to the front desk, checked in, and received a clipboard with papers to fill out.  So now, I am holding Minty (I am afraid that she might go to the bathroom on the floor, WHICH HAD CARPET ON IT!), my purse, her papers, and the clipboard.  I sat and put everything down on the bench next to me except Minty and as I was filling out the papers, a young woman comes up to me and hands me this new puppy box.  Minty loves people, she is wagging and wriggling looking for attention from this new person, and I am still trying to fill out these papers.  Finally, they call Minty’s name.  I pick up everyone and everything and walk into the room. The tech and the doctor were very nice – Minty got a clean bill of health and her shots.  We checked out, I tried to get Minty to go potty again to no avail (at least she did not go potty in the office).  I gave her a little water before getting back on the road, cleaned up her little carrier and got on the road.  As we were leaving the parking lot, this woman started waving her arms and pointing at my car.  “You left something on your car,” she said. Sure, enough I left Minty’s little drinking bowl.  Jeepers – it is like having a new baby!

I worked from home yesterday to make sure that Minty did not have a bad reaction to the shots.  She was lethargic all day until about 10:30 last night, right before bed. She was a wild woman! We ‘played’ until nearly Midnight before going to bed.  I do not think either one of us slept well – hence getting up late.

That is all I have for you today – no quote – no video and an extra short Minty MoMINT

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

I love my mom but *I* was the one that got the shots.  She did not tell you that I was brave until they squirted something up my nose!

My mom takes good care of me and I like it!

Life is Minty Fresh!

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Sodium – It’s More than a Salt Shaker

Posted by The Mint on July 13, 2010

Streak 1: Out of bed BEFORE 6:00 am Streak 2: Track Sodium Intake

07/08/10 – 7,451 Steps
6 glasses of water
Streak 1: Met: 5:39 am
Streak 2: ½ day – 1860 mg

07/09/10 – 6,929 Steps
7 glasses of water
Streak 1: Met: 5:59 am just barely!
Streak 2: not met

07/10/10 – no data
4 glasses of water
Streak 1: N/A
Streak 2: not met

07/11/10 – 5,092
8 glasses of water
Streak 1: N/A
Streak 2: met 984
40 minutes of exercise

This will be short this morning because Minty has a doctor appointment to get her shots – ouch.

I am tracking my sodium intake now and learning a lot. Did you know that dried apricots, cranberries and pine nuts have no sodium? I might have guessed with the fruit, but not the pine nuts. Here are some sodium facts for you.

Sodium Facts – Too Little or Too Much
Here are some of the things that happen if you do not have enough Sodium in your diet – Sodium and chloride are the two elements, which combine to form sodium chloride (table salt). Since salt is such a common part of the diet, a deficiency of sodium is rare. Having diarrhea, vomiting, or heavy sweat loss for an extended period can bring on a sodium deficiency, resulting in nausea, dizziness, and muscle cramping.
This is what can happen if you have an excess of Sodium in your diet – In healthy people, excess sodium is excreted. Some kidney diseases interfere with sodium excretion, causing fluid retention and swelling. For people who are sodium sensitive, a diet high in sodium can promote high blood pressure. For adult males and females, the Tolerable Upper Intake Level for sodium is 2.3 grams each day or 5.8 grams of sodium chloride.

AffirMINTion: I love to learn how to nourish my body properly

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“He who takes medicine and neglects the diet wastes the skill of his doctors.” –Chinese Proverb

My mom and I are learning to eat well and I like it!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Are there any health shows on, Mom?

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