Monday, January 16, 2012
Good Day Sparkfam! Thank you Google for representing MLK day! WOOHOO!!
I had to work today but I am thankful for a job to go to. No insults to my boss, if I wanted it off, they would've given it to me. I think it would've been more important to Dr King that we continue to work & enjoy full benefit that jobs & life have to offer us. I did made it to work but will be leaving early so that I drop my son off to his ride home to college. Its crazy that he's been home almost a full month. Snow shoveled, kitchen mopped, room kept clean & picking up my youngest from school. He is a big help to me when he is here. When he is gone, I try to minimize as much as possible. I will miss him but I cutting the purse strings slowly but surely. It seems weird now that I don't have my grandson Iz but I have more time to focus on the tasks at hand. I didn't workout this morning but I had a late start. Will be able to do that tonight with nobody to have to feed & make sure they eating every bite. I miss Izzy though, he makes the house sound like 10kids are there & its only him.
Tonight's workout will be Imax 2 & maybe Jillian? The DVR changed & it erased some of my workout programs. I am saddened but it will make me open to more dvds & classes being offered else where. I just love to sweat alone, I don't have to wait for a machine to be free or did I wipe up all my sweat off the machine. lol Things we do for others while at the gym but not all adhere.
I am praying you have a blessed day & reflect on how far you've come in life. Where do you want to be by 2013?
God bless Sparkfam!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Good Day Sparkfam! Its finally Saturday & I slept in late today. It felt good not to have to rush & make the bed & breakfast. Get son to school & time & get to work safely. I am so grateful that I made it. I finally get up to make breakfast pancakes, steak, scrambled eggs & boy the smells were so good. . . I've been doing the sundown fast with my church & its fine. Only until I cook at home. When I had to order food galore with week italian beef, tacos & fajitas, guacamole (one of my favs!) , pizza from both of my favorite places but not even a slice. I took home an italian beef but stayed with my cereal, cinnamon butter toast & cashews. At sundown of course. Yesterday me & hubs did it together from Thursday at 10pm til midnight last night. We both went to sleep. I opted today to eat a small pancake & cinnamon toast. So my meal at sundown is out the window. It will move me back on track for the coming week. Its actually not as bad as the first time I did it. I had to much of food affair that I kept saying it was okay to take a little of this or that. By doing the one meal at night, I have a way to escape. The last week I am going for 3day liquids only. I know with God's help all things are possible. I am not as tired as Sunday - Tuesday last week but my body was getting used to the fast. I mean, as a person who diets & tries not to eat certain foods its tough. The last time I shared it with you guys one person said that fasting was not for dieting purposes. Well why not? People do liquid fast all the time for weight loss. Mine is spiritual, denying my cravings (our flesh)? As Christians we have to put on the whole armour of Christ. My prayers & fast are for my family & friends......you guys are part of that too!
Today, I am inside so that means my walk will be done indoors on the treadmill. I am going to try for 60mins? Try to do 15mins every other hour with the jumping jacks I forgot to do yesterday. These next few weeks I am breaking my workouts into 2 30-45mins workouts. One in the morning where I am still not too weak & one in the evening after I have some soup or toast. With the fast I am striving to keep the meals under 700 calories so I don't wreak myself for the next day.
I wanna go to the movies to see Mission Impossible or Contraband tonight? Giving me & hubby a date night & the kids a chance to go with out as well. My oldest son is going back to college on Monday. I am not a on edge as I was last summer. Its been wonderful having him here. He likes to help me so much its like my older brother who passed away touched his life. He is so gentle & he character sweet. I am amazed other people notice how kids are but my co-worker always comments on how handsome & what a nice young man he is. I am thankful God has blessed us with our parents who taught how to raise ours. It ain't all a bed a roses I promise you but they are so worth it.
What have you given up for dietary or health purposes? Or are you reawakening your workouts this year? Lets change it up somehow to get us where we need to be near or at our goals.
God bless Sparkfam!
Monday, January 09, 2012
Happy Monday Sparkfam!
I am sleepy. I didn't want to get up. I am spoiled by the last few weeks of 3day work weeks. Now its full speed ahead. Losing steam but I'm hangin in there. Drank a few sips of green tea to up my metabolism, it helped but then fizzled out.
I'm going to bed early tonight but hopefully the sleep will be uninterrupted. Oh did I tell you that there was someone outside last night banging on something like it was 1pm & not 1am! Then my son's tv was on blast that I was listening to it from my own bed! Then my mind was wondering so fiercely I couldn't go back to sleep. Finally got my eyelids to close & dreamed random thoughts & then 5mins later, time to get up!
Now I'm about to get in my car & drive home. I pray you all get your fitness minutes in. I won't be I don't think. I might kill myself at this point.
Happy Monday & God bless!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Hey Fam! Its a beautiful day here in Chicago! This morning it was warmer but there is no rain & no snow, so party goers will enjoy the celebrations. Christians will enjoy watch services for those who have passed on & song & praise.... Which ever you choose be safe.
Today, I was busy finishing up the last of shopping for New Year's eve dinner celebration. Then I came home put the groceries away & began my workout All Star Workout's Kendall Body Sculpt workout. That was followed by Pilates Sculpt with 3-5lb weights & a good stretch. Oh back to the dinner this has become of the custom the kids & we really enjoy.
The menu was lobster tail, filet mignon steaks, twice baked potatoes, spinach & cucumber salad & asiago chicken with spinach. Of course we had a little libations but not tons of it. We also had garlic toast. Everyone is full & satisfied off doing their own thing.
They played chess & sorry (my favorite board game) and now they are playing computer generated games & with the tablet while they waited for dinner. My daughter, hubby & son came by as well & we really love it when we are all together celebrating together.
I don't really have a New Year's resolution but I did want to lose a few this year. So BAM there it is, I'm losing weight a few pounds this year. I also continue my daily resolution to be a better person at all times. It gets tough but as long as I keep that in my heart, it works most of the time. So what are you doing New Year's eve? Whatever you decide I pray you peace & joy.
God bless & keep you all. Happy New Year's Sparkfam!
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