Thursday, January 06, 2011
I have some excellent workout DVD's that really kick my behind. I take it one step at a time, do what I can day by day and increase my strength and stamina.
I can not waste one more day sitting around wishing I were thin again. I can not regain my thin self by wishing it were so. If we could, we would all be slender right?
Take today, own it and really stretch yourself so you can reach your potential. We do not give ourselves enough credit for our small successes. I know I look at how far I still have to go too often and I forget how far I have come. I need to remember I am a pretty okay gal, just the way I am and I am getting better day by day thanks to all the loving support I get from you, my spark friends.
I love the goodie I got for breaking a sweat...lol thanks so much to everyone.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
It is a joy to come to my page and see the notes people leave for me. I treasure your comments. Thank you all.
I have a bit of a sad heart today. I have mentioned my friend CarolAnne who's husband told her he was leaving her. Well, he moved out yesterday and I she has emailed me, trying to be brave but she is heart broken over this. She said that they were both crying as they are both very gentle souls.
I don't want to be sad today or make you sad either so I am asking that those of you who pray, please pray for Rod and CarolAnne. She knows I am sending out prayer requests for her...she requested that I do so.
Thank you all, I am going to do my bootcamp exercises now. that should lift the sad feeling I have.
Monday, January 03, 2011
With one exception, I am able to complete the full hour of exercise. I have to be very careful with the crunchs...abdominal surgery takes a bit longer to heal inside than the six weeks they said. I felt that pull when I tried to crunch. However, I can modify and do very slight lifts and feel no pain.
Since it has been a while since I used my resistance bands and lifted my legs etc, I found myself winded quickly but I can do it, I will do it, I must do it, I AM doing it.
I lacked the courage to take my measurments until today. I said to myself, there is the tape measure, get to measuring....gulp. However, the tape measure is a better gage of my success as inches come off that may not show on the scales.
As a side note, if you have pets, make sure they are ALL outside when you start your gyrations and bouncing around. I didn't know one of my cats was upstairs sleeping and there I was on the floor trying to do crunchs, to no avail, and there I was face to face with one very delighted kitty to have mommy on the floor to climb onto and rub his sweet little face into mine. And that reminds me to get some breath freshening crunchies for my cats...phew.
Thank you for coming by and I really look forward to getting to know the new people that have come here.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Over the last month, I have heard a lot of positive comments about my weight and the changes I have made.
Every time I would see something that I would have gobbled down, before my journey, I would see the number on the scale, or hear the echos of the positive comments and I would not eat that bit of chocolate or a cookie.
If you have been reading my blog you will know that my beloved MIL sent home a whack of treats which I can not eat, and my husband should not eat. I have diabetes and overweight, andhe has a good 70lbs he should be rid of as well. Extra's are not needed or wanted, so we had a get together with neighbours and let them eat it all. Fun was had by all and the tempting goodies disappeared.
Hearing I had diabetes put the fear of God into me, and hearing I look good and seeing the results of diet and walking, have put a big old smile on my face and I never ever want the 20+ lbs I have already lost, back again.
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