I get to pick up Aubrey after work tonight. That is an unexpected joy. I didn't expect to see her. She's my youngest grandbaby. I can't wait to see her.
Unfortunately, the reason I will be seeing her is because Clinton and Kim went to the Dr. today to hear their baby's heartbeat for the first time. They didn't hear one.......so they have to have an ultrasound this afternoon to find out if there is a viable baby there.
I am praying for good news and praying they can handle any news they may receive. They were so happy about the baby. I just have to share that as I can't keep my mind on much else. I will fill you in later.
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!!!!!!!