Friday, May 31, 2013
The last few days I have been wondering is exercise is becoming a habit for me. Not that I am doing anything too strenuous, but since I got my Fitbit, I am compelled to try to get my 10,000 steps in. I am so glad I am a teacher because I go home with 4500-5000 steps under my belt on an average day. I actually looked forward to beginning to walk home yesterday when my husband was late picking me up. The downside was that I had to drive back to school to get my bag! I started exercising last night and wasn't done when I got interrupted. I went back and finished up at 9 p.m. This was previously unheard of, so I am hoping... No where near being at a wonderful place, as far as food goes, but I will take this. I'm crossing my fingers!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Some of my hydrangeas have buds! There are even some on the back of my house that I have had there for years, but have never bloomed. I love hydrangeas. If I had more space (and my husband would let me) I would have them everywhere. Where I live they are very slow-growing, but now I reap the rewards. Be patient, I keep telling myself. Hydrangeas are a good lesson for me. What I am doing today may not result in immediate success, but in tomorrow's!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Ate well all day! Didn't want to exercise, but talked myself into it. Patting myself on the back, but then the chocolate mini bars in the cupboard started calling me. Just one...should have known better, that has never happened! Strength will return today!
I'm not really rejoicing, but I am accepting and will keep trying not to be mindless about my health.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Today was a difficult one to motivate myself to exercise. I have had a streak going and I was ready to break it, reasoning that I hadn't taken a day off. I started thinking about it and realized that I would end up feeling bad that I didn't, so I got out a Wii game and worked out for 40 minutes. I was so proud of myself! I have to remember that feeling because I think I am going to be pretty unmotivated until school is out until the end of June?
Monday, May 27, 2013
Since I had already blogged about gratitude for our soldiers and husband, I knew I was going to use gratitude for my SparkFriends. I have been on the amazing journey for about 7 weeks and have never felt more support and encouragement. Can it get any better? I have surrounded myself with people like me with the same goal of getting healthy.
This morning a SparkFriend's page got me thinking. Although I have seen a reference to this particular message, it didn't resonate with me until this morning. When something breaks, fill the cracks with gold. (I'm really paraphrasing here.). Something that was broken then becomes more beautiful.
This led me to think of the refiner's fire that is mentioned in the Bible. I remember this fascinating me as a child. Fire destroys. As I understand it, the refiner's fire makes one stronger. I am working hard to become not only stronger in my body, but in my mind and determination, as well.
Wisdom came when I recognized that I was not on a good path, or rather I was on a good path, but very half-heartedly. It was for the wrong reasons. The doctor's numbers had told me so or I simply wanted to lose weight. This journey is so much more than that. You have taught me things I never would have thought of myself and I am very grateful.
Happy and healthy Memorial Day! Hugs to all of you!
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