Monday, November 03, 2014
I have been on a roller coaster ride for the last 2 to 3 months. I am trying my hardest to get off. Sometimes it will not stop until you get the will power to stop it yourself. My will power recently has been shot. I try, but somthing always comes out and pulls it back. When I think of what I need to do, I realize that from what I did before to what I am doing now, I am not doing. Several months ago, I was tracking my foods religiously, I was walking religiously or doing some type of exercise, I was drinking my water, not eating after 8:00 PM and cooking often. These things have gone out of the window for me. I have decided, today is a new day.
I have decided that I am going to focus on a few goals at a time. I have started to get back to my exercising and trying to track my food and drinking my water. I will start there. I know I will make it though.
I think my secret identity would be Strong Girl. I try to be strong no matter what comes my way. Thinking about where I was and where I am now, being strong has helped me to overcome obstacles that have come my way. I remember when I was a young girl, I was always afraid to speak in public, stand up for what I thought was right, etc. Now, I do it as Joyce Meyer would say, I do it afraid. I do it anyhow. I know people talk and do things, but I can't live my life just because they don't like what I say or do. God gave me wisdom and he gave me this strength that I have. It came from no one but Him. I prayed for strength and He delivered. I am just now at this moment realizing that and I thank God for it. I know, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Amen and Amen.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Today in church, we recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone was requested to wear pink today. Even the children were a part of this and wore pink. We not only recognized the day and provided information for the congregation, but we also celebrated women in the church who have fought the battle. These four women have been role models for each of us. They did not give up, they went through treatment with support of family and friends. Those with husbands, we recognized them as well, because they went through everything with their spouse. This is one battle that they knew with faith in God and the strength He provided to them that things would be alright. You know the saying of "Grace Under Fire," they each went through this battle with grace. No complaining, showing their strength, and a willingness to share with others who are going through. I am proud to call these women heroines. Let us all give a hand to the women and men who have gone through, who are going through and who will go through. The hand of strength and hope is what helps them to succeed.
Monday, June 23, 2014
I can plan and plan all I want, but until I make the move to do something about it, it will not improve. I have been stuck for the past few weeks. Things are just not moving one way or the other. I have got to work better. When my schedule changes, then I tend to lose momentum. It is slowly coming back, so I will make it all work to my good.
My goals Wil remain the same, but I need to read them daily. Just posting them is not helping, I have to make them a part of me and who I am. The best thing I can do for myself to be kind right now is to get focused on my goals. I can and will do this for myself. The exercise is not the problem, it is some of the other ones. Two or three of the nine I do as part of my lifestyle, but the remaining are easy, but I neglect them. It isn't too many, it's just that I am not focused. It will happen.
Know my goals.
Make them part of my routine.
Monitor my goals every two weeks to determine if I need to adjust them.
Work this plan to make it happen.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
There are times when something occurs out of the ordinary. During these times we have to have a plan of action to get back on track. I think of what I have done in the past, and even now.
1. Understand that you have actually gone off track
2. When you have gone off track recognize what you did.
3. Determine why you went off track
4. Plan for the next snack, meal, or day.
5. What are you going to do differently?
6. Find something to take the place of an unproductive thought
7. Track your food (most tmportant)
This is what I do and try to follow it closely.
Monday, May 05, 2014
It has been quite some time since I made a blog post. Part of it is that I really did not have much to say, but today as part of my weekend challenge, I am supposed to post. I think of where I started from and where I am now. I have developed a new sense of where I want to be and the steps I need to take to get there.
During these past few weeks I have learned so many things. I always thought I had thing under control and that I didn't need to see my goals daily or even really discuss my eating and exercise habits with friends and family. Even tracking my foods was more sporadic at best. I have developed my goals and posted them at home and at work. They are where I scan see the, every day and every night. They are also the first thing I see in the morning.
The main goals I have for myself are: 1. Track my foods daily; w. drink 64 ounces of water daily; 3. Exercise daily, cardio 3 times a week, strength training 3 times a week; 4. Read my Bible daily. It has been a trying time, but I have done pretty good.
I have increased my exercise routine and I have even cut down a few minutes on my two mile walk. I feel much stronger and am able to do much more with my exercise than I have before. I am more dedicated to succeeding than I have been before. In completing the fitness test, I hope to increase my reps much higher. I have seen some improvements from BLC 24 to BLC 25. I have even been able to now get through 40 - 50 minute DVD's without stopping. I can feel the change, see the change, and live the change. Not only have I been able to see it, but others have as well. People oftentimes feel that change is bad, but all through life there is going to be change. How we handle that change is whether we are able to sustain the change. I know I can't do it alone with encouragement from family and friends and the strength from God I know I will make this change last.
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