I went out and caught a cold.......I am miserable.
It was hard getting my exercise done last night, but I did it. I did go to bed early. I even slept well.....which was a good thing. But I am darn miserable today.
Have you ever noticed that It's hard to stay positive and motivated while sick.? I met a lady once who told me about "Gratitude's" and "Positive Affirmation". Every day she gets up and says three things she is grateful for. Then she reads her positive affirmations and it's amazing how it can sculpt your day.
I am grateful for my family, that I have a job and my wonderful sparkpeople friends.
I am grateful to have a nice home to reside in.
I am grateful for my job and having work to do.
I have decided to use these positive affirmations to guide my day:
Affirmations for Health
Every Cell in my body vibrates with energy and health
Loving myself heals my life. I nourish my mind, body and soul
My body heals quickly and easily
Affirmations for Weight Loss
I am the perfect weight for me
I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself
I choose to exercise regularly
My body is healthy and functioning in a very good way.
I have a lot of energy.
I know some of you are saying, "Big deal....whatever.....man she's weird!" Yeah, maybe I am.....but I'm making a commitment to get this weight off. And I have day one under my belt.
I have a feeling I'm going to be really sore tomorrow. My aunt got this big idea that we should buy The Biggest Loser on wii and follow their exercise program. I figured...Why not...any exercise is good exercise. So I bought it.
I still can't do squats without serious pain to my knees but I'm sure it will lessen over time. It was a really good workout and it focuses on adding challenges too. My challenge today is to eat a apple. That I can handle!!!!!
It was a great day......I look forward to making this workout a habit....
If you haven't read anything by Richard Paul Evans.....you're missing out. I have read three of his books this holiday season and I am amazed by each one. They are very easy reading and each one has tugged at my heart strings. Each one has also been better than the last. Right now I am finishing up the book, "Grace". It's about a girl who is abused by her stepfather and runs away. She is hidden in some young boy's club house. It is amazing. In it is a poem that the character "Grace" has written. I loved it so much, that I have to share it with you.....
I Would.....by Grace Webb
If only I could shine in your life as you have mine....I would.
If only I could love you as deeply as you have loved me....I would.
If only I could heal your heart as you have healed mine....I would.
If only I could lead you to God as you have lead me.....I would.
If only I could give you the hope that you have given me...I would.
If only I could stay with you forever.....I would.
We finally had Christmas with the kids. It was a great time. I love being around the grandkids. Here is a picture of the cuties.
I took this week off from work to watch the youngest, Aubrey. Her babysitter took the week off. It has been fun, but very busy. She is three....we took all the decorations off the tree, but she wouldn't help me remove the tinsel!! LOL! I don't know what she has against tinsel.....I love it but it is messy!
I was also able to put a roast in the crockpot this morning. My hubby loves it when I'm home and can take the time to prepare special meals. Special meaning they take longer than 5 minutes to make.....it's hard when you work every day.
He is a great person. We shop together, cook together, and clean up together. We draw lines with things like mowing and snow shoveling....he does that....and he doesn't clean bathrooms. But he will run a vacuum from time to time. He also does his own laundry....gotta love that!
I am really looking forward to the bootcamp coming up. I have been very good at maintaining but haven't had any weight loss lately. Of course, I am not making a concerted effort to do so either. I need to get refocused. I have been reviewing my Becks books and rewriting my goals and statements. I have been taking time to write new cards and will be making more of an effort to make things more specific.
I have been focusing on my goals and getting them specific and meaningful so I can start this new phase right. I am confident that it is going to work this time. I will also be making a concerted effort to post more of my progress on my blog so that you lucky readers can help me be more accountable.
I should have been doing that all along. It's hard to stop the feeling of being embarrassed and ashamed of your condition. It's kinda stupid too, because we are all in or have been in the same situation. And we are here to do something about it. And DO we WILL!!!!!!!
It has been years since I have seen this much snow!!! I am about stir crazy for being stuck in the house. It has been a CRAZY weekend.
On Christmas Eve, our son came over for supper. Afterwards we opened presents and then he went home because the snow started coming. DH and I were in bed by 10 p.m. How pitiful!!! We were supposed to go to my Aunt's house but it wasn't meant to be. Our candlelight service was even canceled.
On Christmas morning, DH was called out to a catastrophe at one of his customers. He is an electrical contractor. He got a call from a dairy.....one of their barns had partially fallen and they were concerned about the electrical. I was so worried about him driving out into the country. The blizzard was so bad.
He made it out there and it was worse than we first thought. They had emergency rescue crews there. Two people had been in the building but they got out. They weren't hurt--thank goodness. Many cows were injured and the highway patrol had to put many of them down. A lot of neighbors showed up and spent the day shoring up the rest of the building in order to save the rest of the cattle. He milks 1200 cattle a day. They had plows keeping the roads open for them.
So because of this I spent Christmas alone. Normally.......I would love a house to myself. But on Christmas......it was just sad. Because we hadn't planned on being home for Christmas, we didn't have any of the food trappings here.......that was a blessing. I tried to keep busy and really didn't think about food much even though I was so worried about DH. I was so glad to see him when he got home........which was about 1/2 hour before the second wave.
Finally Saturday afternoon we were able to get out of the house. DH spent over 3 hours moving snow so we could get our vehicle out of the garage. I haven't seen so much snow in many years. We went into Sioux Falls and had lunch.....wandered around the local Walmart.....didn't even buy any bargains.....hmmm.....wonder if I'm sick? LOL!!!
And then it started to snow again!!!!! So we headed for home. I hope we will be able to go to church tomorrow, and the rest of the children are supposed to come over in the afternoon. Our Christmas tree still has many presents beneath it so it hardly feels like Christmas is past.
But it was a time for a lot of reflection and I am grateful for the roof over our heads, a warm house, and plenty of food on the table. I hope you all had a blessed holiday! I am looking forward to starting the Bootcamp in the new year and wish you all much weight loss!!