Daily Habits and the Big Red X

Henry loves Watermelon, Toddler

Happy Monday, Quilters!

I really love yesterday’s photo of my grandson, Henry–it’s such a classic baby expression to which we can all relate!

But Henry is such a happy child, I couldn’t leave you with that image of him…This is the Henry we all know and love!

LOSE THOSE FAT QUARTERS CHECK IN

Several weeks ago we started a fitness challenge for quilters–“Lose those fat quarters”.

I was really good for several weeks,  but have fallen off the bandwagon lately…too hot, too busy, too tired, too…too…too.

Pretty soon I’d excused my way back to bad exercise habits and the bad eating habits followed right along.

ARGHHH!!!!

EXERCISE AND QUILTING

My niece, Renee told me this is how she balances quilting and exercise…

“I start the day with exercise, because I know I will stop exercising within 60 minutes and then I can quilt, guilt-free.  If I start quilting, I won’t want to stop–even hours later–to exercise.”

Smart girl!

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Renee Hartman,  Photo courtesy D.Hartman

PUT AN X ON THE CALENDAR

Here’s an interesting article on how Jerry Seinfeld developed a daily writing habit.  I love the idea!

YOUR DAILY GOALS

What about YOU?  How is YOUR #MoveMore campaign coming?

Would a calendar help YOU?

Could you use a calendar to help you start a doodle habit as well?

Are YOU ready to get back to #LoseThoseFatQuarters?

I think a challenge and prizes are in order….what do YOU think?

We’d LOVE to hear!

I’m off!

Signed,

N0-(more)-Excuses-Kennedy

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Sewing Notions and a Winner!

 

Vintage Sewing Notions, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters and Health-Conscious (Health-Conscience?, LOL) Fitness Buffs!

Did you sew or exercise more this week?

Did you accomplish your exercise goal?

What about your nutrition goal?

NO EXCUSES RULE

If you are having trouble finding time to exercise, you might like this Weight Watchers article.

I am working on the #NoExcuses Rule…which is Exercise FIRST-before laundry, before blogging, before sewing…consequently, I never blogged yesterday–but I did get my 10,000 steps –the last 3000 were a late evening walk with the DH and the dogs!

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THE WINNER of The Notions Quilt

Congratulations!  The Winner this week is:

MaryAnn (dmwolf@new…..)  Please send your address to my email:  lckennedy@hotmail.com and I will pop the quilt in the mail to you.

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THE KICKOFF TO SUMMER

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, it is easier to get outside and be active…but it’s also easier to go nuts on potato salad and pies…

Make a goal and a plan!

Bring your own appetizers!

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Happy, Healthy Quilting!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy @ The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

What’s For Lunch? Open Line Friday

 

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters, Health Nuts, and Fitness Pros!

What’s for Lunch, Mama Bird?

We all love to go those all day guild workshops where you learn a new technique, bond with other quilters, talk a lot, laugh a lot and…

EAT A LOT!

Let’s face it–potluck lunches are the best!

(worst for the diet….)

On top of that-it’s Barbecue Season…Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July.

Every sunny weekend will bring a new food challenge.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Many diet experts recommend having a plan for these situations including bringing your own “safe food” to share.

Today…let’s talk about strategies and recipes…

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Do YOU have a favorite healthy recipe or strategy when attending the food banquets of summer?

Please include links.

Here’s a link for EmilyBites–a great resource for light recipes.–Thank you, Karen for sharing this link earlier this week!

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

PS…”What’s for Lunch Mama Bird” quilt was stitched with Sulky 30 wt Rayon in white and Sulky 40 wt Rayon in blue-with Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin on my BERNINA 770QE–LOVE!

PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy @ The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other uses, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!