Thursday, February 18, 2010
That's it, twenty minutes of fitness took me 45 mins to do and it took another 2 hours just to make a salad and eat.
I walked in the door from work and absolutely anything and everything I needed to do got stopped and started and stopped and started and stopped again, because someone just decided she needed a variety of tasks done, many of which she could have done today, or yesterday or anytime without my help.
Hence I am going to do some meditations and devotions and go to bed at 8:15 and maybe I can get up at 4 or 4:30 to get some real fitness in before work.
Please pray, I really need it. M workouts always make me feel better. Now if I can just wake up that early,,....
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Day one of a monsterously hectic week, and I'm getting to bed at just after 8:30. I think I've learned to expect the unexpected, and since I know that there will be NO catch up time until Sunday, I'm taking it slow and steady.
Got in a little Spark time - not my usual, but that's okay. Sayed within my nutrition and water goals, which is almost a given as long as I track (which I always do). Gor a light 20 minute workout in, and I really wanted to do more, but then I would have bitten into my eating or sleeping time and I have come to the conclusion that those are equally important...so, I'm done with my tracking, just about ready for bed. I'm going to do 1/2 hour of reading and then get a good nights sleep so that I can be up at 5am to get ready for work.
Let's pray I can keep this pace and balance for the next three days at least. I'd like to take myself out on Sunday for a hike and picnic if the weather is good after church.....we'll see, it may be a little premature planning in northern Illinois. Anybody heard the weather forecast for the week-end, Sunday in particular?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The day is well underway, and slowly but surely I am getting things accomplished. I am really focusing today on being as prepared as possible for the next several days, when my schedule goes into hyperspeed. I'm learning though that I just need to stay focused and periodically to a self check - is what I am doing (or about to do) the most important thing to accomplish my short range goals...and ultimately bring me closer to my long range goals.
Yesterday, though not exactly what I had planned, taught me some very valuable lessons. First of all, to be content with doing my best at what I can do. Second, to stay focused, and, when I start to lose that focus, ask for help if necessary (not always easy for me). Third, to celebrate any success and to build on that success.
Despite a FULL SET of wrenches being thrown into my day yesterday, I stayed on track nutritionally the whole day. I also managed to get in my fitness, and even the extra that I had planned to do, as I know my exercise starts to suffer when my schedule gets crazy. I got quite a bit of Sparking done, plus some extra reading and Bible Study, which may also suffer later in the week. In fact, I reached a new record (for me) by doing a 14:06 mile - down from 20 min mile when I began just over six weeks ago. I went 4 miles total in under one hour!!!
That is still amazing me!
I've also learned, from a very painful lesson last week, that today, there will be NO running. There are many other activities that I can do aerobically and I can do my strength trng., but after the success of that run, my heart really wants to do more. However, I really want to be able to walk and move tomorrow, so, I will do my best to find other activities today to get in some fitness plus a little more.
Today is a shortened day, as I am going to be out leading my serving group tonight, so I will end there. Just to end by saying - What a Difference Six Short Weeks can make!!!
P.S. Oh, yeah, almost forgot - No SNOOZE Again Today!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Right now, I am just grateful for a quiet house for a little while. I got up early this morning (without hitting the snooze AGAIN, and I had such plans for the day. Last nights event for Feed My Starving children was a HUGE success and I was feeling great from all the positives of yesterday.
Gor quite a bit done, then my sister got up and I started to plan the rest of the day around what she would be needing/wanting. Then, my little sister called (or my older one called her out of boredom because I wouldn't plant it in front of the T.V. and gossip about the family, while watching sensationalist shows about people who have no bearing on my life). So, in comes little sister to the rescue.
Now normally, I would be grateful, except this time she comes over with homemade panzarotti, just 2 1/2 hours after breakfast and both seemed rather put out that I wouldn't just dive right in with them. Oh well, so sad. I retreated to the basement for a really good work out. A good stretch and warm-up and a full hour of cardio on the treadmill (4 miles!).
By best mile times yet!!! I even did one full mile w/walk two mins/run two minutes alternating.
Then, I came back up and ate a 5 oz piece of her creation - actually quite good, but not worth it nutritionally. This was also not good enough because I only ate 1/2 of the smaller one (which was a 5 oz serving) and banish the thought, heated some marinara for dipping to get in someadditional veggies. I'm feeling about now like I can do nothing right.
Dinner was out and planned and apparently I offended enough that little sis, now wouldn't stay and the moment she was out the door, big sis "needed" to eat. So, okay, that's done for the day.....
Finally after dinner, she decided it was time to get her nails done. Yippee!!! That gives me at least an hour to do some Sparking, regroup emotionally and maybe get downstairs for a second round of fitness today.
I'm sure big sis will want company tonight in front of the boob tube, so if I can get a little extra done before hand, I'll have time to relax and maybe do some reading while we watch the tube. I even have enough left on my counter for a light snack while watching, so it may end up a pleasant evening. Let's hope the nails come out okay.
And tomorrow is another day!
P.S. Thanks for letting me vent - I feel better!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wow...now this is hard. What are my big dreams and goals? What do I want? What does anybody want? To be happy. Trite, huh? Not that I am not happy now, but could I be happier? Sure. I seem to be always trying to get caught up in one area of life or another. So, I guess for me, my goal would have to be to get my life in balance. In sync with who I really am and what really matters to me.
Is losing weight the answer...in no way shape or form. Is being healthier? Maybe, but only so that I will have the physical, mental and spiritual fitness level needed to put my life in order and keep it that way.
It just so happens that my weight was becoming an issue and I found SP at the time - I honestly don't remember how...just browsing I believe, but I choose to call it divine intervention. Regardless, I am eternally grateful.
If I have to list things, I guess I would have to say that I would like to be financially stable enough in the next 3-5 years to think about purchasing a condo. I would also like, in that time frame to find a job that I could continue in until retirement, and one preferably in the non-profit or ministry arena.
Five to ten years out, I see myself doing more traveling. I always thought that I would retire in the San Antonio area....but why limit myself. I would love to open up my options and begin investigating them in that season of my life.
Ten to fifteen years, start thinking of semi-retirement. I could never fully retire. My life is to precious to me to not be able to be giving back in some way.
There are about a hundred other scenarios that I could be happy with. Maybe one day meeting someone special to spend my life with...sure...or go back to school....that would be fine too. But I think my ultimate goal is just be be happy with my life. Content. To know that my life on this earth left a mark for the good and that I lived it true to my beliefs and values.
Really what more could you ask of life?
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