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Minty Motivation!

Posted by The Mint on April 15, 2011

04/13/2011 – 4445 steps
04/14/2011 – 5264 steps
 
Good morning, Mintdom!
 
Whoo hoo! I have a new pedoMINTer.  My little box is filling up with ex-pedoMINTers – it is difficult to find just the right one because I am fussy.  This one actually speaks to me so I do not have to keep looking; it also reminds me to be conscience of my steps and it keeps me motivated.  Anyway, I am happy to have one again – gotta love counting steps!

Right now, staying motivated is my biggest challenge.  Motivation is like keeping a campfire going; it needs tending to constantly or it goes out.  That is what happened to me – my fire went out and I lost my motivation. Having a pedoMINTer is the spark that ignites my fire; wearing it every day and writing Mintdom stokes my fire. The other thing that helps tend my fire is the support I receive from all of you, either in your notes to me with little nudges, or ones in person!  I SO appreciate each of you!

What are some of the things that keep you motivated?  I would love to hear your ideas!

AffirMINTion: I tend to my motivation.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.”
 ~ Fred Shero ~

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says she agrees with Fred Shero … AND I LIKE IT

Life is Minty Fresh!
 

My Minty Motivation!

 

 

xoxo

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Getting Ready For…

Posted by The Mint on February 14, 2011

02/14/10 – 10 Minutes of Exercise (Dancing) – 7,243 Steps (found pedometer) whoo hoo!

Good morning Mintdom,

I have a busy week this week, both at work and at home.  I am heading to California on Friday to attend a convention. I am excited for a couple of reasons.  First, I get to spend 6 days with my sister, Nancy who is also going, and second, this is my first time at the Keller Williams Realty Family Reunion.  You know how it is when you are getting ready to leave town; there are a million-and-one things to do and a lot on my mind – hence the early posting this morning. I am a little nervous about all the walking, but I am wearing good shoes and bringing Motrin. LOL!

Jeepers – my mind is going in a hundred directions right now. I am excited for Friday, and it is ONLY Monday!  It is hard to focus so I am making lists of what I need to do a personal list, work list, and packing list.  I learned to make lists from my dad; he is the champion of lists.  I think that once I get it all down on paper, my mind will slow down.  I already feel better just writing this morning.  Maybe that is the cure to my insomnia – just get up and write.  LOL

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Here is a GREAT video if you need some motivation to get ready to do whatever it is that you need to do today. http://tinyurl.com/GettingReadyFor. What are you getting ready for in your life today? Are you prepared?

AffirMINTion: I have prepared for the day!

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says that even though she is awake, I can stay snuggled next to her, and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

 xoxo

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Attitude * ComMINTment * AND Trivia

Posted by The Mint on February 2, 2011

01/31/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing – Strength Training Arms + Chest Added – H2O – 6 Glasses – 5,363 Steps
02/01/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing – H2O – 8 Glasses – 3,423 Steps

Good morning, Mintdom,

I did not do my strength training yesterday; however, I made up for it this morning and did both arms and legs. The one extra thing that I need to comMINT to today is, to make a doctor appointMINT.  I am anxious to go and dreading it all at the same time. It is not for anything important; I just need to go for a physical.  I just do not like going at all. I know, I know, I need to change my attitude. I am working on it!

I am on a food kick right now.  I am working on eating healthy meals.  In order to eat healthy, I have to know what I am eating; therefore, I am looking at food labels. I also like to take do the Trivia Quiz on www.Sparkpeople.com .  Here is an interesting question.  Minty will have the answer for you below. 

Which of the following ingredients is a sign that a food product is made with 100% whole wheat?

1. Wheat flour
2. Multigrain
3. Unbleached wheat flour
4. Enriched wheat flour
5. Stone ground wheat flour
6. All of the above
7. None of the above

I actually got this question correct on the quiz.  How did you do?

AffirMINTion: I LOVE going to the doctor. I can hardly wait to make my appointment.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Minty Mini MoMINT

My mom says… the answer is number 1*, just like me, and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Proud that My Mom Knew the Answer!

 

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

*EXPLANATION (from Spark People)
To make sure you are getting 100% whole wheat bread, look at the ingredients list—not the front of the package. “Whole wheat flour” or “100% whole wheat flour” should be the first ingredient and the only flour listed. Do not fall for deceitful terms such as “wheat flour,” “unbleached wheat flour,” “multigrain,” “enriched,” or “stone-ground wheat flour.” These are just sneaky ways of saying refined white flour.

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A Culinary Adventure – Sticking Toe In

Posted by The Mint on January 31, 2011

01/27/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Strength Training Arms – H2O – 8 Glasses – 3,203
01/29/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – None – H2O – 8 Glasses – 4,678
01/30/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Strength Training Legs – H2O – 7 Glasses – No Step Data – 10 minutes of shoveling sidewalk

Good morning, Mintdom,

I am venturing out of my culinary rut, and trying some new recipes.  My sister got me started when she suggested that I look for some new healthy snack alternatives. I have tried a couple of new main dishes and I posted them on Facebook.  A girlfriend posted her White Chili.  I asked her for the recipe; it looked healthy so I tried it and posted it.  So far, I have sent the recipe to all over the country, including CA, NM, and someone that went to my high school! Anyway, do not be afraid to step out of your culinary comfort zone. 

Here is the recipe – it originally came from Cooking Light Magazine.  Thank you to my friend, Maureen for passing it on.

This white chili recipe uses hot pepper sauce made from jalapeños; it is milder than the red hot pepper varieties. Stirring frequently toward the end of cooking time prevents the bean-thickened broth from sticking to the bottom and scorching. Serve with Spicy Jalapeño Corn Bread. (I did not make)

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup chili, 4 teaspoons yogurt, and 1 teaspoon green onions)
Ingredients
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large)
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
5 teaspoons green hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons stone-ground cornmeal
1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (about 1)
Lime wedges (optional)

Preparation
1 Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat Add chopped onion and garlic to pan; cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally Add broth, hot pepper sauce, salt, and chicken to pan; bring to a boil Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes Remove chicken from broth mixture; cool

2 Add cornmeal and beans to broth mixture, stirring with a whisk; simmer 15 minutes Mash about 1/4 cup beans against side of pan Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken to pan; simmer 5 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring frequently. Top each serving with yogurt; sprinkle with green onions. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutritional Information
Calories:
198 (19% from fat)
Fat:
4.1g (sat 0.8g,mono 1.7g,poly 1.2g)
Protein:
24.8g
Carbohydrate:
14.3g
Fiber:
3g
Cholesterol:
56mg
Iron:
1.6mg
Sodium:
456mg
Calcium:
63mg

A Mini Minty MoMINT
“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.” –Author Unknown
My Mom says… she is teaching me a new trick, and I LIKE it! My mom gives me a treat every time I shake hands…and I like that too!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Minty is Ready for Her Lesson

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Intentional Happiness

Posted by The Mint on January 28, 2011

01/27/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Strength Training Legs – H2O – 8 Glasses – No Step Data – 20 minutes of shoveling driveway

Good morning Mintdom,

Yesterday, I asked the question, “Is happiness genetic?”  I told you that I would let you know my opinion, and here it is. I believe it is a combination of genetics, circumstances, self-awareness, and choice.  I think choice is the biggest factor.  Genetics and some circumstances are out of your control. I do think that no matter what happens in your life, it is more about how you handle your circumstances that contributes to your happiness. I am also intentional about surrounding myself with positive people; I read positive books; and I listen to positive music. 

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Herman Cain
 
Here is my happiness question for today:

Do you make time each day for complete silence?

Studies show that just 10 minutes of sitting and breathing each day will give you a happiness boost.  If you believe these studies, would you be more inclined to practice sitting quietly each day?

AffirMINTion: I enjoy my quiet time each morning.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… watching me, play makes her happy, and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!
xoxo
http://tinyurl.com/HappyMinty

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Mints Just Wanna Have Fun!

Posted by The Mint on January 24, 2011

01/21/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – 10 10 10 Strength Training – H2O – 8 Glasses – 5,046 Steps
01/22/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing – H2O – 8 Glasses – 4,442 Steps
01/23/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing + 10 Minutes w/Minty on Floor– H2O – 8 Glasses – 4,652 Steps

Good morning Mintdom,

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie

Speaking of fun – this is a GREAT video.  www.tinyurl.com/funpianostairs . It is a shame that we cannot have more of these.  Exercise IS a lot easier to do if you have fun doing it.  I love to dance (cardio) and play with Minty on the floor.  What sorts of things do you do to make exercise fun? Feel free to share your answers on www.Mintdom.com – I am sure you all have some fun ideas!

AffirMINTion: Dancing is fun and I like doing it every day

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to. 

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says that she is succeeding with her exercise because I put the fun into it… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun xoxo

PS You know my mom had to give you this www.tinyurl.com/MintyFun
PSS AND you can have fun dancing to it! xoxo

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Take Time to Play! :)

Posted by The Mint on January 20, 2011

01/19/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise Strength Training (10-10-10) – H2O – 8 Glasses – Steps – 4,300 +

Good morning Mintdom,

I feel good about getting my steps up there, and I actually did better then what you see above, but somehow I have misplaced my pedoMINTer or it fell off and that was about what it said when I last looked!  I hope that it is at the office or in my car.  If not, I am off to buy yet another one!  LOL!  It really helps me to wear a pedometer, as I am much more aware of moving during the day.

I have to be extra good with food and water today as tonight is our office’s happy hour.  By good, I mean I am going to eat correctly, with protein, fiber and a lot of water.  I do not want to be hungry or thirsty when I go, which will help me not over, indulge!  I am looking forward to it though.  Our happy hours are fun because the people are so awesome! I think it is always good to take time out to play, although some in my family might think I like fun a little too much! 

“Have fun in your command. Do not always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it; spend time with your families.” – Colin Powel

AffirMINTion: I love putting fun in my day!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says that she has fun playing on the floor with me… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Minty Plays!

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Mints Rule!

Posted by The Mint on January 19, 2011

01/17/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Strength Training (10-10-10) – H2O – 8 Glasses – Steps – 4,432
01/18/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Cardio (Dancing) – H2O – 8 Glasses – Steps – 3,303

Good morning Mintdom!

My steps were low yesterday, because I worked from home due to ice on the roads.  I am sure that I could have brought my step count higher; however, I did not focus on it.  Today will be better.  I am still stiff from the little strength training exercise that I did on Monday – yikes – ten minutes, and I am sore.  My sister, Nancy gave me the exercise to start with on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  She calls it 10-10-10; it is three sets of 10 reps for three little strength training exercises. I am restarting with baby steps.  It takes a long time to get in shape, and I swear it takes a minute to get out of shape!  The good news is that I am aware that I stepped off the path of my health journey and that awareness has led me right back. I am looking forward to getting stronger!

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu

For those of you that have stepped off your path – you can come back anytime!
http://tinyurl.com/comeback2

AffirMINTion: I am stronger every day in every way.

A Mini Minty MoMINT
 

“I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.” – Pietro Aretino
My mom rules, but she is a queen.  My mom calls me her little princess… AND I LIKE IT!

 

Life is Minty Fresh!

Princess Minty

 xoxo

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Another Step Towards Health – That’s Gilly!

Posted by The Mint on January 17, 2011

01/16/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing – H2O – 8 + glasses – AND…. (Drum roll) 4,122 Steps
 
Good Morning, Mintdom!
 
I am so happy to get a pedoMINTer back.  I actually bought one before the holidays, but it was defective so I sent it back.  The company just sent me a new one. My committMINT is going to be at least 4,000 steps a day this week. Next week I will up it to 5,000, and I will go from there. Seems like a pretty big step back when I was doing 7 – 8,000 steps before my pedoMINTer broke; however, when I started with a pedoMINTer, I was barely doing 2,000 steps a day – that is progress!
 
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
 
It sure is nice to have a pedoMINTer back.  I need to buy a backup in case this one fails.  I do not want to be pedoMINTerless again!

AffirMINTion: I take steps each day towards better health!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is Gilly!*
 
A Mini Minty MoMINT
 
My mom says… she is taking steps to better health, AND I like it!

Life is Minty Fresh!

This is me BEFORE my beauty appointment

 xoxo

* Note: I just heard the word ‘Gilly’ for the first time.  It means ‘better than good’

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New Syndrome Discovery!

Posted by The Mint on January 11, 2011

01/10/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Monday Off – H2O – 8 glasses

Good morning Mintdom!

You may be thinking that with only 10 minutes of exercise a day, there should be no days off. I feel funny about it myself; however, I am forming a habit, and if I was doing 30 or 60 minutes a day, I would take Mondays off for sure and probably Fridays.  I am working as if I am at full scale.  During these last ten days, I have noticed a couple of things – I already have more energy, and I find myself breaking out in exercise when I am home!  It is amusing because, I find myself dancing from room to room instead of walking.  A couple of times, I have been standing with the TV remote control in my hand, and suddenly break out in the 10-minute cardio while flipping channels! In addition, I am beginning to LOVE water so there are definitely some good things going on in my brain! I think I discovered ‘Purposeful, Accidental Water Syndrome’ (PAWS)!  LOL!

My conclusion is that if you want to form any sort of habit, start with 10 minutes each day and you may develop PAWS!

AffirMINTion: I love forming good habits!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

My mom says that she got her inspiration for PAWS from me, AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!
 xoxo
Ready for My Close-up!

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