Monday, October 08, 2012
I have been struggling with several issues, it seems forever (a few years actually), and I realize fear is the underlying factor with several of these issues.
Today, I was actually feeling good, even after running two errands; so I decide to start a DIY project - metal 3-tiered cart. After an hour slowly stripping the rust and enjoying the outdoors with my dog, I came to the realization that the slow and steady process I was/am making with the cart, I can use as a parallel to the issues I am dealing with... slow and steady, look for the small forward steps.
Remembering God may be taking slow and steady progress with HIS diy project, me!
May He bless all of you and your families.
Monday, January 16, 2012
I decide to blog about the BLC 18 "DREAM" Challenge (Friday, Jan 13th thru Monday, Jan 16th)
D = DO! ~~ my DO plan for this weekend was to write 3 gratitudes and 3 accomplishments each day... (I plan to continue this for all of January.)
On Friday ~~ I am grateful for my parents, my dad helped me fix an area for my puppy. ~ I am grateful for my puppy, she gives me a reason to get moving in the morning and I enjoy watching her antics. ~ I am grateful that today was the first time we (NEPA) have snow (except for a short snowfall in October 2011) this winter. (I am not found of cold weather!) ~ I accomplished this morning a walk with my puppy around the back field. ~ I accomplished this morning cooking my breakfast. ~ I accomplished reading a SP motivational article this morning (see below.) ~ I accomplished DAY 1 SP 28-day boot camp dvd – 22 minutes. (This was my first day using the new SP 28-day boot camp dvd. I bought it at Target with the coupon on SP's/Target's website.)
On Saturday ~~ I am grateful for my niece who asked me to play with her today. ~ I am grateful for my “baby” nephew who looks at things with such innocence and “new” eyes. ~ I am grateful that I was able to go sledding with my niece and nephew. ~ I accomplished a load of laundry. ~ I accomplished getting up and moving in the morning. ~ I accomplished going out with my cousin.
On Sunday ~~ I am grateful for my puppy listening to me. ~ I am grateful for the sunshine today. ~ I am grateful my mom’s cooking. ~ I am grateful for my niece’s interest in science. ~ I accomplished fixing something in my front yard. ~ I accomplished getting up and going to Sunday School. ~ I accomplished getting an old microscope out of storage and showing my niece how to use it. We had fun.
On Monday ~~ I am grateful for my dad; he fixed a fitness item for my back. ~ I am grateful for my sister; she drove us (including our niece and middle nephew) to the movies. ~ I am grateful for my middle nephew; we had fun at the movies. We went to “TinTin…” and my sister & niece went to “…Bought a Zoo.” ~ I am grateful for a nice sunny day. ~ I accomplished walking 20 minutes (around the field) with my dog this morning. ~ I accomplished washing my down duvet. ~ I accomplished washing my new winter sweater. ~ I accomplished printing out my “Ideal Life Design” class worksheets. ~ I accomplished not eating chocolate during the movie!!
R = READ ~ The motivational articles I read....
On Fri. ~ Secrets of Success: Yoplait Commercial Is Correct
*****The Yoplait whips REALLY are amazing if you freeze them!!!! Don’t bother with any other yogurt, it doesn't work. If you have a choc problem, freeze the Yoplait choc whip. Amazing replacement for choc ice cream, hard to believe it's healthy - Submitted by STLCARDSFANS05 1/12/2012 in Healthy Eating*****
Thanks for submitting this secret; I'm trying it tomorrow with the Chocolate Whip.
On Sat. ~ Secrets of Success: Pole Dancing!
*****...BEST WORKOUT OF MY LIFE! The place I found, Pole Fit, focuses on the "gymnastics" side of pole dancing, so it's good clean fun (we're not learning how to be strippers). It's so rewarding, because each class you can obviously tell you are getting better. ... You build muscle so quickly, and it almost instantly tones all over your body :) - Submitted by BABETOMORROW 1/15/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments*****
Thanks for submitting this secret; I wish there was a place in my area. It sounds like fun!
On Sun. ~ Motivation Articles: Drop the Fatitude and Get a Winning Attitude!
Change Your Thoughts to Win the Weight-Loss Game -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert
I liked what this article had to say.
On Mon. ~ Wellness Articles: 7 Good Reasons to Smile - When You Smile, the World Smiles Back -- By Jennipher Walters, Health and Fitness Writer
This article is great! Reminds us all to find something to smile about. I like watching "Golden Girls" (tv show), they always bring a smile to my face.
E = EXERCISE for at least 20 minutes/day MINIMUM.
Fri. 5 mins walk + 22 minutes SP 28-day boot camp dvd (day 1)
Sat. 20 minutes sledding & light shoveling
Sun. none - rest
Mon. 20 minutes walking with puppy
A = AGUA Get at least 8 8oz waters in each day.
Fri ~ 6 glasses of 8 oz; Sat. ~ 6 glasses of 80z; Sun. ~ 3 glasses of 8oz; Mon. ~ 6 glasses of 8 oz.
I need to work on drinking more water.
M = MONITOR your intake by keeping a journal of everything you eat this weekend.
I did this on paper and was able to see my fruits/veggies and watch how much sweets I ate. It worked for me.
Thanks for reading.
Monday, November 07, 2011
Today I took one step forward... walked by the donuts, cookies, and candy in the store without buying any. Then, this afternoon, two steps back with 2 cups of whoopie pie ice cream, and tonight at my sister's birthday dinner I took another step back with a medium slice of cake and half-a-cup of chocolate ice cream. OOPS!
Tonight in sweats I weighed myself and found I gained a few pounds. I definitely need to get back to walking, simple ST exercises (under doctor supervision), and everyday writing down what I eat and why. (I am an emotional and stress eater, when upset, I especially want to eat sweets.)
Friday, April 08, 2011
Ok so you know I am craving chocolate. I am sick and chocolate is a comfort food for me. Of course, I don't have chocolate in the house.
I have a bad head and chest cold. It is going around my siblings, niece, nephews, and parents. I have been drinking orange juice (yes, I know the sugar and calories), hot water, hot tea, and chicken noodle soup.
Yesterday, I walked my puppy 1.16 miles for 35 minutes. In the beginning I felt good, toward the end, my chest was hurting and it was hard to breathe, should have stayed closer to home. Oh well. Today, I didn't walk at all, slept all morning and most of the afternoon. I will be turning in for the night soon, tired again. Unfortunately, I have been having problems breathing during the night due to my cold - I toss and turn and wake up.
I am hoping by Sunday I am better, I want to attend a Pain management workshop for autoimmune diseases. It would be nice to learn a better way (than pills) to control my chronic pain.
Well, I'm about to fall asleep.
Take care everyone!
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