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!
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Gratitude seems to be my theme this weekend! I am so grateful to my husband. He is so supportive about this journey I am taking, although he has loved me no matter what shape I have been. He has always been easy to cook for, or not! Not picky, will eat the same thing for 4 days straight. He does have his little quirks that he has to have - Heinz ketchup, Miracle Whip (although I am trying to cut that!), Raisin Nut Bran, grapes and cherries. On school days, I sometimes don't start exercising until after 5, so he waits for me to finish before he eats, which he has usually made himself. I do get the meat out of the freezer, however! This weekend's goal, as some of you know, has been to achieve a balance between chores and "me-time." On Friday it worked like a charm, yesterday was a different story. His main goal was to get the lights on his trailer to work, since my sister wanted to get some wood for her deck. It was "brisk" out, as my husband would say. I call it cold and windy. He was having a terrible time. He would get the trailer's working, but then the truck's wouldn't work. After 2 trips to get parts, which are 7 and 15 miles away, respectively. He came in, as I was still reading a book, and said that he had to go back to get another part. I told him I would go with him and keep him company. After we got back, he thanked me. Really? "I didn't do anything." "You took the time to stop what you were doing." To make matters even worse, the truck and trailer still don't work. It is 7:30 am and windy and "brisk", as my husband says and he is out there again while am still sitting "sparking." Has been my best friend for 34 years, married for 36. I definitely got the better end of the deal!
Friday, May 24, 2013
I have today off and my husband doesn't. That is generally good news (not that I don't love him dearly). The day is mine. What to do? There is tons of housework, and I mean tons, because I have let it go the last 2 weeks. With the exception of working out, which is now pretty much of a given, the day is mine. I want to be lazy, but then I look at the clutter around me and shudder! I would read, read, read, catch up on some TV and movies that hubby can't stand, and listen to music or play the piano. Maybe take a bath, instead of a shower? I think I will add "lazy times" to my list and set the timer for them as I go along throughout the day. Sounds like a plan?
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