Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I have been so tired lately. I wake up in the am and stay awake for only a few hours and then I am so tired that I go back to sleep for 4-5+ hours. By the time I wake up again, it is usually night. Then the cycle begins again.
I had been doing so well until I came down with the head/chest cold. I'm over that now but still can't stay awake the whole day.
Sunday, I went to church, had lunch with parents and sister, then visited my cousin for 3 hrs. (Her brother had a sudden massive heart attack on Wed. morning.) When I arrived home, I was only awake for maybe 1/2 hour. I slept till late that night.
Yesterday, went with family to my male cousin's (see above) memorial service (about 1 1/2 away) and stayed until late afternoon. After I was home for about 1 or 2, I went to sleep.
Even today, I got up around 8 am and I am now so tired I want to go back to sleep. It is very hard to get up and get moving - cardio & strength training.
It is sleeting today and bitter cold. Very little sunshine, schools are closed. This doesn't help get me moving.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Yesterday late morning I went back to sleep and slept till 6 pm. I was so tired, body and mind.
I didn't have lunch but was still able to get 8 glasses of water and 5 fruits/veggies in.
I decided to try LS WATP 3 mile walk video (yep, a video not dvd - I bought it 2002 (I think) and had never opened it). I use several other dvds of hers.
I DID IT! I wasn't sure if I would make it; I also did all the arm movements just without weights. By the 2 1/2 mile mark my knees were starting to hurt but I kept going and made it to the 3 mile finish. Stretching helped ease the soreness in my knees, hamstrings, and thighs.
I felt great afterwards, energetic and happy.
Now, it is almost 1 am on Sunday and I am ready for bed. But I still feel good.
I plan on following LS Walk and Kick dvd later today. And on Monday, use another of her dvds/videos.
I seem to be over my head/chest cold and I want to get back to cardio everyday and strength training.
Have a nice and blessed Sunday everyone!
By the way, it is VERY COLD here!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
How do I balance, keep up with everything? I don't, my blog the other day said as much. In my Bible study "Living a Life with Balance" it mentions what Jesus said about worrying - Luke 12:22, 23.
"Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes."
And in Luke 12:31 Jesus tells us "Seek HIS kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well."
I forget this, maybe you also forget this, it is difficult to remember that GOD will provide and is with us when we feel we are at our limits and have nowhere to go. It is at those times, I (and you) need to remember to go to GOD, he is our Heavenly Father and HE wants us to turn to him at all times.
Only with GOD can I truly balance my life, first (1) I need to turn to Him in praise, asking for forgiveness, and asking for blessings/help for myself and others.
Even as I struggle now with natural/physical things, I can flourish in the Spirit when I place GOD first in my life. That is when the other things will balance out.
Have I done this? no; Am I working on it? YES; Is it difficult? YES
Other things seem to creep up on my time and push me away from my GOD. I need to slow down in the morning, afternoon, and evening to take time to talk, pray, and meet with GOD - devotions, Bible study, Bible reading, prayer. Just as I take time for family and friends, I (we) need to take time with GOD. HE is there/here waiting for us (me).
Have you done this? Is it difficult for you? What do you think? Is your life balanced?
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Tired now. Walked my puppy and older dog awhile today. For lunch & supper I ate healthy. It is my brother's birthday, so I ate 2 servings of cookies&cream ice cream pie.
I am overwhelmed; have been for some time. Just trying to get by one day at a time. I can't seem to breakthough my exercise and weight loss stagnation. I also seem to be always "organizing"/putting away items in my house. I have a small house; kitchen, family/living room, bedroom, hallway/laundry/doorway, bathroom, and small (small) second bedroom (using as a craft room/office).
I can't keep up with cleaning, finding places to put things, (I have given away and thrown away ALOT!! Truck loads), etc. My health interferes then I get discouraged and overwhelmed.
It doesn't help that I am working as a substitute teaching, I don't have a steady income. I am also taking online classes toward a certification.
I've read Genesis Sunday and Monday nights. I need to remember that God answered Abraham and Sarah's prayers. Even today, he answers prayers.
I get discourage and have no one to talk to in person; that is why I am typing all of this in my blog... I am starting to feel close to YOU (who have communicated with me) at SP. I am usually a very private person; especially with my problems/challenges.
My GOD hear all of our prayers and my HE answer them so we can understand the answers.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
"Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed." Booker T. Washington
This I need to remember.
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