thursday’s theme and problems/solutions

June 7, 2012 in Blog, Family, Food, Goals, Marriage, Rambles, Thursday's Theme by lindsaymwright

I’m feeling a deep need to ramble.  Like a deep down urge. 

Before I get out of hand, let’s get Thursday’s Theme out of the way.

The theme for this week’s Tuesday Trainer is VANITY MOVES! 

We’ve done this theme once before and I loved it.  Vanity moves are those which don’t necessarily burn a ton of calories, but focus on areas that you’d like to see “toned”.  (which is ridiculous – as you can’t spot reduce, but still…) 

When I told Travis about the theme, his response was, “So the exercises that you can lift the most weight on.”  Umm…no honey.  Isn’t that funny though? 

When guys think “vanity”, they go straight to Gaston. 

When women think vanity, they just want Belle’s tiny thighs.

And that’s what I learned from watching Disney movies.

Here’s my Vanity Move:

When you submit…

  • Tell us who you are! If you blog, tell us the URL!
  • Do the exercises correctly! I can’t post videos with improper form or sketchy descriptions.
  • Be yourself – let that personality shine through!
  • Anyone can participate. I encourage ALL fitness levels to submit a video!

Video submissions are due next Monday, the 11th, at 8pm, EST!

Please have them to me before the deadline or you risk not being featured! Go here to learn how to upload your video.

Now some HONEST rambles.  Here goes…

Problem: Plantar Fasciitis.

Solution:  REST!

For someone who makes a living bouncing around and who is currently cast as a dancing Indian princess, rest is out of the question.  I’m called to be on my feet, MOVING for at least 4 hours a day!

Someone PLEASE give me another solution. 


Calee’s solution.

Alternative solutions?  Maybe a cortisone shot?  I already purchased insoles and they kind of help.  But the pain is still there and I can’t get it to go away.  Please leave any advice you might have!.  


Problem:  Horse-like appetite when I have 2 weeks to look “Indian svelte.”

Solution:  Limit dessert and “close the kitchen”.

We have 2 weeks until Peter Pan!  I have a skimpy costume (I’m told – haven’t actually seen it yet) and while I LOVE LOVE LOVE how my body looks now, I’m vain (hence the TT theme) and would like to look a bit tighter.  Like a fitness model.  Like an Indian fitness model.


So I’m taking a two pronged approach: 

1) Watch my sugar intake.  Dairy and fruit sugars are awesome.  Brownies and cookies, not so much.  I give up dessert for for two weeks.

2) Close the kitchen at 9pm.  I tend to do a lot of late night snacking.  I’m not necessarily hungry – it’s just a habit.  It would be fine if I reached for a protein shake or a piece of fruit, but all I want lately is ICE CREAM.  And cereal.  Swirled together.

Remember – these are just GOALS, not a regimen.  I won’t be crying if I eat some cake. Even if I don’t lose any weight (which is not the goal), I’d like to give this a shot.   Anyone want to join me??


Problem:  Not enough time for romance/family.

Solution:  Plan more dates and say NO more often.

When I’m busy and tired, romance seems to go out the window!  Travis and I get home from rehearsal around 9:30, put the kids down and CRASH.  I’m smart enough to know that this is simply due to some overscheduling (that will be remedied within the next two weeks), but stillHe, and WE, deserve better! 


Take me back!

The solution – I need to say NO to requests that take me away from my true focus.  And I need to say YES to more date nights.  Easy fix, right?


This sounds like a whole lotta complaining!  And it is. 

Do you know WHY my life seems out of balance?  Because I haven’t been spending enough time with my Abba.  It all comes full circle.  Reading my Bible and simply talking to God daily keeps me grounded and in a place where I don’t feel overwhelmed.  Noted, Lindsay…noted.

QUESTION:  What are your problems?  And what are you going to do about it??