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before and after

Posted in rantings of the madman, The secret life of a desperate health-wife on May 16, 2011 by NatalieWestwood

The last few weeks have been crazy, but I finally have the before and after photo shoot.

May 1602011

Feb 1 2011

I lost 4 inches on my waist. the scale barely moved but I am glad I was doing the pictures and measurements because I would have quite had I not seen a difference.

May 16 2011

Feb 1 2011


After Shot

Posted in The secret life of a desperate health-wife on May 3, 2011 by NatalieWestwood

I am sorry. The 90 day reboot ended yesterday. I spent the the morning celebrating at Magic Kingdom with my girls. But by that afternoon I was not feeling 100%. I figured I would do my after picture today, but this morning I woke up feeling like death. I will do an after picture, but I will do it a little latter this week when I feel better. getting little kisses from my cute little girls leads to them giving me their diseases.

A Royal Workout

Posted in The secret life of a desperate health-wife on April 28, 2011 by NatalieWestwood

So, I get to the gym I drop my girls off at the Kid’s Club. I head to the tread mills for my cardio, I step up for a run, look ahead and all 9 television on the wall seem to have nothing else on, but Kate and William’s Royal Wedding. I mean it; all the TV but one (that was playing Charmed)seemed to be covering something about the English wedding. Is nothing else happening in the world this week end and why do we as Americans care so much?

Don’t get me wrong I plan on watching the wedding. I am not getting up at 5:00 AM to watch it live. I will pick up a half hour recap later. My issue is that the American media is making my secret guilty pleasure a whole lot harder to hide. Come on people a war was fought so that we don’t have to care about the royal family and now we care more than anyone in England does. 

I am also way to susceptible  to media. After watching English love birds all morning I am now in the moon to watch the A&E version of Pride and prejudice or something by Elizabeth Gaskell. 

Good Food

Posted in The secret life of a desperate health-wife on April 27, 2011 by NatalieWestwood

Have you ever had whole foods Spicy Tuna/Salmon salad bowl? It is amazing… and when I say amazing, I mean one of the top ten things I have eaten… and when I say one of the top ten things I have ever eaten, I mean better that “Better than Sex Cake”… which isn’t and doesn’t live up to its name. I just don’t get that cake. If it lives up to it’s name for you, you are seriously doing something wrong… OK back on subject. 

Spicy Tuna/Salmon Salad bowl is basically the making s of spicy tuna rolls only in a bowl with lettus. I like it better than getting regular rolls because it has twice the meat in it and twice the meat means twice the protean. You may be wondering why I am on this whole rant and that is because I just had that salad bowl for lunch. I feel full and happy and light.

Popular People

Posted in The secret life of a desperate health-wife on April 26, 2011 by NatalieWestwood

Piper woke up this morning with a runny nose. Understandably, the kids club at the gym won’t take runny children. I suppose I could have just wiped her nose and sent her anyways like so many other mothers do. But, I resent them for doing that and in order to continue that healthy unrestrained resentment, I have to stay home when my kid is sick. 

So I tried to do my workout at home today. After spending so much time at the gym, I now feel like a loser exercising at home to a video. All the pretty, popular people are at the gym. OK, they are definitely not all pretty. But, they are all popular or specifically they are now more popular that I.

Don’t get me wrong very seldom in my life have I been accused of being popular. That is why I can recognize loser when I see it in the mirror and this morning I saw it. I need get back to the gym. Pretty soon I am going to lose  my “Gym Cred”

Weekly Stats

Posted in The secret life of a desperate health-wife on April 25, 2011 by NatalieWestwood

I so didn’t want to go to the gym this morning. I did go, but I really was lacking in enthusiasm. My husband needs to come home and make me work it. 

We have hit the last week. Next Monday will be my After picture. I have to say 90 days takes a lot, lot, lot,  looooooonger than I thought it would.  We did a strict diet through two of my favorite Chocolate Holidays and Girls Scout Cookie Season. It was hard. Easter is the best for Chocolate. But, I have to be strong and keep my last week intense. I have to admit I got some Reeses Eggs and put them in the Freezer as my reward when I am done. One more week to go. YA!

That was my best enthusiastic voice.  

Lookin good

Beginning Stats                  Current Stats

5’6 :Height                           5’6 :Height

137lbs :Weight                  135 lbs :Weight

38.5 :Shoulders                 39 :Shoulders

35.5 :Bust                           35 :Bust

30.5 :Waist                       28 :Waist

38 :Hips                           37 :Hips

“Exercise” The best Prescription Ever

Posted in The secret life of a desperate health-wife on April 22, 2011 by NatalieWestwood

Since I started working out  I have noticed how much happier I am. I didn’t know that I was that depressed before, but in comparison to how I am now I know I was depressed before.  I seriously haven’t felt this good since I was seventeen. (if ya know what I mean) If I keep this up, Maybe I can be one of those very chipper, energizer bunny type old ladies that never dies.

This really is a good motivation to keep up the exercising. It keeps me off Prozac. It also makes life better and safer for those around me. “Exercise release endorphins. Endorphins make people happy. Happy people don’t kill their husbands… they just don’t”