Sunday, May 27, 2012
Today was a pretty good day. In church this morning, the pastor talked about how we are already victorious over sin because of what Jesus did... he died and overcame sin once and for all. And it occured to me--this applies to my eating habits, too. I'm not exactly sure where the line is where eating habits become a sin, but I know that God DOES want us to take care of our bodies and that we can't be ready to do whatever work he has for us if we aren't healthy.
So it just kind of hit me--God has already given me the victory over my horrible eating habits. It's not a matter of, "can I do this?" but a matter of "I WILL do this!" The winner is established already- I just have to claim it for myself. Not that it will be easy. We were talking about Joshua and the battle of Jericho, by the way (Joshua Chapter6).
But then my pastor went on to say that once we have achieved victory and won the battle, we have to KEEP being obedient... we don't go crazy and do whatever we want because we got what we wanted. And that applies to me in the food area SO much! Whenever I think I've had a victory, I leave off following the plan that brought me to the victory and then I start losing. Which here means I actually start gaining. I know that God created our bodies and made them function a certain way and that it requires the right kind of fuel. So although I don't think that God has a "diet plan" for me to follow, I can still use the researched that people have done to see what really is best for this body that God gave me. Exercise, healthy eating. All that stuff.
And plus, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phil 4:13, btw). I know I really have to rely on God more and not try to tackle this journey on my own. He created my body, he knows how to manage it and he can give me strength to be disciplined and really lose the weight this time!
And we had our annual church picnic at the state park today. I may have mentioned in a previous blog that my church family doesn't like to bring fruits or veggies to this stuff. Today was hot dogs, burgers, chips and desserts and one person brought a bowl of fruit. Well, I had a burger, one serving of baked Cheetos (which I brought), some fruit, and one small brownie. I didn't go back for seconds, either. This is very new for me. :)
Saturday, May 26, 2012
So I found out today that my Zumba instructor is trying to get a job in another town. That is very interesting news to me... maybe my gym will be looking to hire a new instructor... I don't know if they'd hire one who was barely certified, but you never know. Not that I'm certified yet... or have even talked to my husband about it. :) I think I could at least do what he does. Although I'm not sure if I could make that time commitment--maybe I could be a sub or switch out with someone else. I'd like that better.
I almost gave myself permission to eat all 2.5 servings of Annie's Rice Pasta and Cheddar and go over my calories for the day, but at the last minute, I got up and put half of it in a container in the fridge. I feel much better for doing that. :)
Friday, May 25, 2012
I am so looking forward to this weekend! And then we have to come back for 4 more days of school, then I'm OFF!! FOREVER!! No, not forever. :( Just til August.
My principal wants us to do more Zumba with the kids next year. We've done it on the Wii a couple times, and most of them really like it, so she wants to incorporate it more. So now I'm thinking of seeing if I could take the Zumba certification course this summer and count it as one of the comp days we have to have for Thanksgiving break. It would be even better if the school would pay for it. :) That won't be happening, though. But still, I think it might be a good idea.
Okay, I'm the music teacher, I didn't know if you all knew that. I like to do Zumba with the kids because it exposes them to Latin music and dances, and that goes with my standards. And my principal likes it because we can also count it as PE minutes.
I think I'll send her an e-mail right now and see what happens. :)
Thursday, May 24, 2012
So I've been going strong a little over a month now, and it's time to hit my first big frustration. A lot of it is my fault, though.... I keep checking the scale!! This is exactly why they say not to weigh yourself so often... it IS discouraging to not lose anything, or even to gain a few ounces. I know this is normal, but I don't like it. So I guess I'm going to have to be stricter on my weigh-ins and make myself only weigh in once a week. That will be Sunday morning.
Another reason this has me frustrated is because I've been working out like crazy. I know I'm probably just gaining some lean muscle to replace the fat I've lost, but I'm not feeling it much in my clothes or appearance. I think here, again, I'm just expecting too much too fast. I'm sure by the end of this workout challenge I will have some real results that I can see if I just wait it out.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I usually have something I want to blog about, but I don't really today.
I'm hungry. And for some reason, I'm really low on calories so far today--probably why I'm hungry. I have to go to my parents to do laundry after school today, and I'll probably have some broccoli for a snack. Mmmm, I do love me some broccoli. Then I think we're going to have tacos for dinner. And I'm glad because I can have lots of tortillas! :) I looooooove tortillas, more than broccoli!
Zumba was cancelled last night. :( So I did about 15 minutes on the elliptical, then went home and did my 45 minute video. Not as fun, but oh well! Wednesdays are my easy day-I only have a 20 minute pilates DVD scheduled, and I already did that at lunch, so I don't have to do it tonight! That's nice. I like getting my workout out of the way early in the day. This summer, I'm planning on taking a class at my gym that meets at 8:30. That will be perfect. I hope I like the class. It's called something generic, so I can't really tell what it is. Probably aerobics of some kind. lol.
I was talking to my friend about Spark the other day, and she started telling me about her mom's diet where she lost 50 pounds-- it was some crazy complicated eat only this and don't ever touch this kind of thing, where you do something different every week. I could never do that. I wonder how long she will keep the weight off. You can't have a lifestyle change with a diet like that, and without the change, you will go back to doing what got you fat in the first place. Anyways, I'm so glad there is Sparkpeople to educate me. :)
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