Monday, April 08, 2013
Dad died in 2011 at 56 yrs old of liver disease. mom died in 2012 of Cancer. at age 54. they went much too soon and are missed terribly. Been a rough road to travel, but baby #7 was born 2 months after mom died, and has been a joy, that has gotten me through the most difficult days. (that, and my friend, and my family.) My pregnancy was frought with exaustion, nausea, and fatigue so needless to say I didn't do a whole lot in the way of excercise, except a walk here and there but now dd is 5 months old, I am up and moving and gotten lots of walking in last 2 weeks. it's felt great~
Here's to many many good days of excercise. I met my water goal yesterday and continue to push along, and keep working at improving my diet. that is my weakness. i love food too much. please encourage me when you get the chance. need all the encouragement I can get. thanks!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
as some of you may have seen my status message on sparkpeople, I am pregnant an expecting baby #7. been trying to stay active this pregnancy, unlike past pregnancies, an it has helped me cope with the bouts of nausea better so far. today I tried out Leslie Samsone's walking workout video, and did her first mile. loving it and will probably finish the workout more this evening after the kids go to bed. Saturday I went on a 3.60-3.70 mile hike with son and it felt great!
Friday, February 03, 2012
Wanting to get back to the workouts AGAIN today. have been slacking the past week. Last week I started back with jumping jacks and that was a great week but this past week, not so good. To be honest, this week has been spent mostly focusing on housework, homeschooling, and thinking about my dad. For those who don't know, he died in August and I am still coping with the loss. I have held alot of my emotions inside me, and it has been an emotional roller coaster. Up one minute, and doing okay, and really feeling down and feeling sorry for myself the next, and angry the next. It's been hard. We spent 3 days this week at the park doing homeschooling, and playing this week as well which has helped me to cope, and feel better getting out in the great outdoors and sunshine the few days of sunshine we were priviledged to get. I ate out with my sister and stepmom one night at a mexican restaurant for dinner and that was very pleasant. A much needed girls night out and I felt I actually ate pretty well. didn't even finish my salad because to be honest, I thought it was nasty. Won't be ordering that again! Apparently I don't like balsamic Viniagrette, and I don't like feta cheese. LOL and I wasn't fond of spinach leaf. that will take some getting used too and some purple leafs?? But the shrimp was pretty good! Still have not started the whole foods diet yet. Was waiting till we got Dh's paycheck for february and some money in the bank. :-)
been better about drinking water as of late although how much daily I am not sure, but I haven't been as hungry, which is saying something positive. :-)
as for fitness: about 2 days ago I got back to the workouts and did a custom sprinting workout on wii ea active for 8 minutes,12 seconds total (with breaks) I am not used to sprinting, but rather I am used to jogging, so this made me super sore for the last 2 days. Just finally not so sore today. I have started eating more fruits and went to the store and bought a bunch of fruits, and the kids have been loving it as well. 2 days ago we had yogurt parfaits and fruit for breakfast, and I made strawberry banana smoothies today which we loved of course. I haven't been eating as much lately due to loss of appetite I guess from upping my water intake and snacking on fruits more. I am usually not a snacker.
it's felt great!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Having a stressful evening. A friend suggested to write a list of my blessings to help turn the day around. What a wonderful idea!
My Many blessings:
Child #1 boy- age 9!
Child #2- girl- age 8
Child #3- boy- age 7
Child #4- boy- age 6
Child #5- girl- age 5
Child #6- boy- age 4
Dear husband of 11 yrs who hasn't given up on me yet
My family I was born into:
Dad- who is in heaven. I miss him so much
Mom who has been battling cancer but is still here. even when doctors said she had no chance of survival 2-3 times already
my wonderful sisters- ashley, Jessica!
My brothers whom I miss- (live far away too)
My Savior Jesus Christ, and my Father in heaven
The gospel of Jesus Christ.
My life, and health
Shelter,food, things of need
Sunshine, and the kindness that still exists in the world
The temple, the Lords house, and being able to go there to receive peace, and to be able to feel closer to God, and my dad.
my extended family, neices and nephews, inlaws, and everyone else :)
wow! I must say, I do feel better already! thanks to my friend who suggested this idea!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
So I have fallen behind as I didn't workout wed,thurs,fri like I was supposed to. So now I am making up workouts for the challenge. I did my first missed workout last night. now THAT ONE kicked my butt! I am sore today but will be pushing through the soreness today. that one was really tough for me. I felt like I would pass out half way through it. I ended up even skipping one set of the foot fires in it for fear I would pass out. I really should have taken a break and then resumed workouts but I was trying to push through the workout. finished workout 96% at 32 minutes: burned 198.7 calories. heart rate: 160 BPM After the workout I cooled down with a family game night and that was fun!
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