Friday, May 11, 2012
So my husband has been a smoker for 17 years, and he has been having a hard time breathing. Over a week ago, he caught a pretty bad upper respiratory infection, and it literally made him sick to even try to smoke one cigarette. SO, he decided to just quit cold turkey. He has done SO well and I am so proud of him. So to keep him going and to keep a motivation for me, I made a deal with him that for every day he doesn't smoke, I will do at least 30 minutes of exercise. He sounds pretty happy with that deal, especially since now he's more about trying to get some cardio exercise in. Which also works out for me, because on weekends, he's all about going out and finding something to do for exercise and I like tagging along. I'm praying that the nicotine doesn't pull him back in. He's a pretty strong-willed man, so I think he can do this.
Monday, April 09, 2012
So, keeping his end of the deal, Jerry took me dress shopping on Saturday after I had gotten off work. I am in between a 16 and an 18. The 18s were either perfect or baggy, or the 16s were perfect or too tight. After trying on several different dresses, I found a dress that is cute, affordable, and fun. I also got some shapewear....which....by the way, if anybody wants a little extra cardio...go try on several different shapewear styles. I guarantee a good workout. :)
Last night, we went to my in-laws for dinner. My mother and father-in-law made lean deer steaks, mashed potatoes, green beans, homemade bread, and fruit salad. After dinner, we all went out for a stroll through the neighborhood. My husband and FIL took their bikes, my sis-in-law and mom-in-law walked casually and my niece and nephew (9 and 7) played silly games where we ran (cheetah speed), jogged (towmater speed), sideways walked ( crazy crawl) hopscotch jogging, kangaroo jumping, backwards walking, and on and on they went. I can't believe I was able to keep up with them, though since it was a little dark out I felt protective of them, so at first it was more of feeling a need to be sure they were safe, but then it just became a lot of fun. My husband and I raced up a VERY steep hill...and might I add that he was on his bike, and he weighs 150....and I sprinted up and kept up with him! And then, even the 2 kids were running out of energy, but I was still ready to go! It made me feel awesome :)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
My husband and I made a deal yesterday. He is so proud of me, and is determined to help me succeed with my weight loss. We made a deal that if I walk/jog around the block once a day, he is going to buy me a new dress for my brothers wedding on april 13th. He thinks that I can get down to a size 16, since I'm at a size 18 right now. I mapped out the route around our block to see how far of a distance it is, and it's a little over a half mile. I've been able to jog about a fourth of a mile, and since it's pretty hilly where I live, it might make a little difference. I know I've started out with just one lap around the neighborhood block, but I think I'm going to step it up to 2 laps. Besides, my dog loves to run, and he needs the exercise too.
In other news, I have recently been diagnosed with fifths disease, which attacks joints and leaves a rash, so my massage dream is on standby for now until I am sure that I can do it. Sometimes just doing hair is pretty painful, but I am working through it. For the most part it just affects my wrists, and lately for some reason my shoulders, but last week was affecting my ankles and knees as well. I'm just glad I can walk without much pain. And wrapping my wrists with heat wraps at night seems to help too.
Anyway, until next time :)
Thursday, March 08, 2012
So, I have a beautifully written cover letter and resume, so why won't I send them out? Am I afraid of failure? Rejection? I know that I do not like my job that I have right now and I'm miserable there, but I need another job in order to leave the one I'm at. The logical thing to do is to just send out my resume and at least give it a shot. I'll never know if I never try. I'll continue on this path until I step foot in another direction. "You don't drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying there". This is all me. I need to quit saying I'm going to do something and just do it. Time to get the ball rolling!
AND....my mom is the best mom in the world. :)
Sunday, March 04, 2012
I will keep this one short. I love my husband. He is my best friend. He is going for a maintenance position that has recently opened up at his work, and I sincerely hope he gets it. He deserves the best, even though sometimes I think he doesn't feel that way. I helped him write a cover letter, resume, and reference page to put him a step above the others who are expressing their interest, so hopefully that will help.
Thank you God for everything we have been given, every challenge that has been put in our way, and thank You for helping us see it through.
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