Friday, November 01, 2013
So for a challenge that I'm in, I had to read the following article and blog about how I handle stress or what methods I have used before. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
If you were to ask anyone I work with, they would tell you...."Who Becky? Stressed? Nope. She's as calm and collected as can be." So many of my co-workers tell me that I'm such a calming presence. Honestly, I don't know what they are talking about because I feel stressed all the time.
At home....it's a completely different story! My stress level shines through like a brilliant diamond that has just been cleaned.
Okay...so how do I handle my stress? Well, years ago the answer would be, I eat. It calms me down. Now in the present day, I would tell you, I drink water mainly. There's just something about drinking a nice glass of ice cold water. I do this at work and at home. Here are some other methods I use:
- count slowly backwards from 10
- do some calf pops/raises
- go to the person who I need to talk with instead of using my phone right by my desk
- check in on SparkPeople
- go the long way to a class
- stop a student in the hallway and give them a hug
- my dad use to take naps at work (the boss knew too), my dad would do so much better after them
There are plenty of ways to stress less. Good luck!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Joshua is giggling and smiling. What a happy 3 month old I have!
Monday, June 10, 2013
This is a really hard blog for me to write considering I'm 38 weeks pregnant, will be having this little bundle of boy any day now up to the 20th of this month, and trying to lose the 30+ lbs I gained with him while nursing. What was I thinking?
Yep, I WAS thinking....I need to be a great reminder to others, myself and my family that a 40 year old woman can have a baby, be successful with family and career, and still maintain a healthy lifestyle.
So here are my SMART goals:
Specific - Once I have little Joshua, I'd like to lose 20 pounds by the end of this BLC22.
Measurable - I will continue to track my food and hopefully after being home from the hospital, I will actually feel like exercising. This extra weight is really dragging me down (literally and physically).
Attainable - I know that 20 pounds is attainable because after my last one was born, I weighed less once I got home from the hospital. Amazing how that works but here's hoping!
Relevant - I want to be a good example for my children on eating healthy and getting back into shape when life gets in the way.
Time-Bound - Honestly I feel that by the end of BLC22, I can be at my starting weight of when I first found out I was pregnant. It is totally doable but the 20 pounds sounded much better and much more attainable.
Please don't get me wrong. I feel very blessed to be pregnant with a boy after having 3 girlies. Sadly though, I was just starting to lose weight in a good way when I found out I was pregnant. I know that after Joshua is born, I can keep up my healthy habits and losing weight the correct way. I can't wait to see what God has in store for my family this summer!!!
Oh yeah....I can't forget the pictures!
This is me last week at 37 weeks. Getting pretty big or should I say Joshua is getting pretty big!
These are my three cute girlies. Rachel (7), Ruth (6) and Sarah (3).
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Well yesterday we went for an ultrasound to see our little baby and what we we're having. People at work were so excited to find out so I wanted to figure out a neat way to let them know.
A little background: Hubby and I already have three girlies and have always wanted a boy so considering this will be my last (I'm 40), we were rather excited to find out if this would be our little boy.
Once I got home, I put my three girlies to work. I posted on Facebook the following:
"For those of you dying to know what we are having....."
It was really fun to see all the comments from people. I might become a little more brave and post a picture of me later but I'm not quite ready to do that yet. Just waiting to see what my doctor says about the little boy that we're having. Praying that everything is okay with him.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Keep in your heart the following verses:
Psalm 34:1-4 "I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear it and rejoice. O magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears."
Psalm 71:14 "But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise Thee yet more and more."
Always remember that God is with you and He will never forsake you regardless of what you are going through. Life will get hard and you will feel very lost but you will have friends who will help shape you, mold you, and make you into the beautiful, Godly woman that only He desires for you.
Some other tidbits of information and just plain good advice:
1) Stay in the habit of being active. It's a wonderful thing and will free you from your own self.
2) Water is not your enemy regardless of how many times you'll need to go to the restroom.
3) You are beautiful. Don't let your lack of self-esteem get in the way. God has BIG plans for you and you need to let Him take and keep control.
4) You will get married to a wonderful man. It will seem like forever for him to find you but it will happen. You'll enjoy reminding each other of that fact!
5) Stay close to your mom and dad. Spend quality time with them because they'll be gone before you know it.
6) Food is meant to be for keeping you alive not to comfort you when you are feeling down. When you are feeling down, read your Bible and pray. Talk to friends and have them do active things with you.
Most importantly your life is a blessing and while living it as such, you will bless many. Always remember that! Love, your future self
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