Wednesday, July 09, 2014
My husband and I took our first cruise about two-years ago and immediately decided to take another with our children. We did and what a blast. We relaxed and enjoyed island life in the residence style. That includes eating directly from the ocean, no really. From a dock market we tasted conch without the amenities of the American way. It was great. Of course, our kids thought really fish, clean, use salt water to clean and then cook -- no thank you. We tries leaves from healing trees and let's just say we have never felt better.
However, being on the cruise ship with an limited supply of food and ice cream (yogurt, too) machines available 24/7 was a dangerous zone. I did eat the soft serve yogurt to be healthier but I'm sure I ate too much of a good thing...LOL!
Needless to say I am now getting back to my clean"er" food eating, if that is even possible. The fruits and vegetables we ate on the island were just possibly the cleanest eating available since Biblical time. We even tried snails and alligators without the "extra" high price. this was a much needed vacation and I learned to eat some foods I never thought I would try.
I can say I did not stop exercising though. We learned to salsa, walked the track, islands, and beaches; and even lined danced everyday. Who said a cruise had to be about food and weight gain. You can maintain if you go about it smart. Stick to water, eat fruit for breakfast, indulge for lunch, and always start dinner with a salad. Exercise, exercise, exercise all day -- walking, water slides, hot tubs...oops that goes elsewhere, and dancing.
Back on track now and back to my reality.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Most addictions are detrimental to life and not just your own but also those who love you. Well, food (especially sugar) can be just as bad as drugs or alcohol. I should know because every day I feel like I am fighting for my life to decrease or stay away from sugar. My worst enemy, as far as weight lost, is chocolate. I was the happiest person in the world when health news came out indicating that chocolate was good for you.
I can take a sip of wine and be finished (even with its health benefits), but chocolate...well that's another story. I know that I need a 12-step program so I am at step one now, admitting I have a problem.
If anyone can assist with how to decrease this "need" please let me know. In switching to a clean food diet I had no problems with other foods, such as: eggs, bananas, pineapples, dairy, wheat or non-raised free range meats. But chocolate? That is just cruel and unusual punishment. That should be outlawed to ask anyone to step away from or at the absolute least give me the electric chair.
If anyone can help please let me know. Oh, yeah and I don't like fake sugar so sugar-free is out of the question also, I'm sure.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
I hated the mention and word "exercise", however, T25 has started to change that for me. I think it has a lot do with the amount of time and seeing results. Although since I began I have only lost one pound, I feel amazing. I can feel a difference in my clothing which tells me that I am losing inches and that is great for me.
I know that most people are looking to lose weight (as am I) but my primary focus is health and longevity. I march to my own beat and wear my own style and that has even been in the exercise arena. So this makes T25 even more empowering for me.
I thank God daily for being able to say that in this day in age I have a 25 year old marriage, wonderful children, and an extended family that is more than awesome. It is these things that make the working out all worth it because I know I will be around to continue to take care of and love my family.
To anyone who is struggling, just take it slow and do it for yourself. If you are meeting negativity set your goals, keep them to yourself, and make a commitment with God and NOTHING will make you stray. Remember loving yourself is the first step to success.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I had been struggling with the thought of becoming a supervisor on my job, when the present lady decided to retire early. However, I fret over this thought and wondered if it would ever happen for me. My husband kept telling me to realize that God would place me where and when He wanted to and that I should remain prayerful.
After a little talk with God and loss of sleep, stress, anxiety and many other concerns; yesterday God said, "be content and stay where I have placed you." Well today I received my confirmation to that very statement. My supervisor has decided not to retire early but to complete her next three years. This for me was a weight lifted off of my shoulders.
That mental weight being lifted made my workout lighter than normal. Not in the sense that I did less but in the sense that I was able to focus more and work harder. Having job confirmation is awesome but what is more comforting is God's confirmation in ALL that you do.
That weight lifted has helped me to be ready to lift my weight, move it around and lose it. So off I go to my great weigh-down.
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