I bought that 8 Minutes in the Morning book by Jorge Cruise this past weekend. I'm reading through it - looks good.
One of the things he has you do is take 'before' pictures. I've learned a very big lesson this past weekend - DO NOT TAKE 'BEFORE' PICS WHEN YOU'RE PMS-ING & ARE HAVING A CASE OF THE 'UGLIES'!!! I had my hubby take the pics with the digital camera, I downloaded them, opened them up and proceeded to bawl. Gah, what was I thinking? I know in some rational part of my mind, it was saying - self, you might want to wait a week to take/view these pics...but no, I forged forth and did it anyway. Dontcha just love hormones?Oy.
On a brighter note - I bought another little book A Morning Cup of Tai Chi (I almost typed 'a morning cup of chai tea...yummmmm). It comes with a 15 minute audio CD - it's very cool. The author breaks down the movements into number shapes (1-10) and associates words (representing feeling/emotion/action) with each number. Definitely makes it easier to remember! The dogs were funny when I was doing the CD last night - Maisy kept putting her paw out to me and Smokey would come and lie down right where I was stepping to put my foot down.