Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Trying to get back on track...finding that I remember now why it was so hard in the beginning... It's because when you start these things its hard to get the momentum going.. Soooo,...today our water was shut off! That was not good timing either. (For several reasons: 1) We have barely enough to pay the bill! Let alone a reconnection fee!!! 2) Tonight is meeting night and we all needed baths!)
So... at the risk of sounding (pardon my terminology..) ghetto- I shall tell you all what we did- what I took the initiative to do-... See...we have a lovely pool surrounded by a nice privacy fence ...and well....see...since it DOES have a privacy fence...- LOL-I'm sure ppl already know where this story is headed but Ill say it anyways- I got myself and the girls to go for a swim. After we was done swimming, we one at a time, took buckets of water behind the pool (with our swim suites still on!) and lathered up, shampooed, conditioned, shaved, the whole 9 yards-! and rinsed with buckets of clean pool water. After ward we sat on our towels in the sun to dry. I actually really do feel really clean! I even smell really clean, not at all like chlorine. Its funny what you will do to get clean when you have to!
Tomorrow...somehow...we will get the water turned back on. But to say the least, today was interesting. It got me to thinking on how lazy I am. How much I don't have a clue that I'm pampered! I was talking to the girls about how they had to do things back in the old days and it got me to realize that I'm so spoiled as a parent and as a mother! I mean I'm so thankful for many of our technical advances, yet at the same time I would like to keep myself in check more on how much I rely on them and how literally lazy I have allowed myself to become.
At least before I went out for a swim I got a 20 min cardio workout in. It totally reminded me how much I love working out! I'm really ready to do this. Except once I get back on track I do not plan on ever letting myself fall so far away from being on track again!
Going to go get ready for the meeting now. There's nothing I can think of that could make me feel better than to be around my spiritual family in times of hardships.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The heating element on our oven went out... The top of te stove works but we will have to buy a new element before we can bake anything though. If its not one thing then its another, lol. Thank goodness I have a job! I thank Jehovah all the time for that!
Things are going pretty well. Tonight we had a nice family study. Things always seem so busy though. Wish I had more spare time sometimes. But on the other hand keeping busy is a good thing for me.
I find that my daily prayers are veeery important though. And I have to MAKE time for them. Its just like anything else thats good for me, I have to CHOSE to do it and realise that its going to help me so much. My prayer is at the top of the list for me. It keeps me anchored, along with my Bible study and meetings.
Well I'm going to sleep now. I want to get up at some kind of decent time tomorrow so I don't sleep too long on my day on my day off, LOL- I wonder what the weather will be like. Too bad no one meets for service here on Tuesdays!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Today I reached my ultmate weight goal of 115 lbs. One year ago I would never have thought that I would ever be this small or healthy again! But thanks to sparkpeople and Chalene Johnson's workouts and my wonderful husband and family's support [and even most of all my Heavenly Father, Jehovah!!!] I have don't what most people would think is impossible! At my age I never thought I could be this healthy and small again. I really didn't realise a year ago how much the extra weight and bad habbits was robbing my life of!
The crazy part is NO there is not a majic pill or so called secret! The only "secret" is that there is NO secret to losing! Its all common sense and will power. These things seem so hard and complicated but their not. That hard part is all in your mind. Of course we each have our own health issues to fight, but thats not what I mean. I mean changing your view of food and excersize- for most people thats all they need. And will power for those in pain that think the goal is too far away. Don't look at the finish line!!! Take small goals and inch your way there. If you're dealing with health problems, love yourself and be patient. This may take years! But remember you're not in this for the "majic pill" or speed diet that will only get a little off now just to cause you to baloon back up even bigger later! You want to change your MIND, your whole way of thinking, moving. The way you veiw fruits and veggies verses snacks, cakes, ice cream, chips, fast food. I've decided NOTHING- no food will ever be worth hurting or worse yet KILLING myself for again. And I've decided my body deserves to get what it WANTS- MOVEMENT! And I love myself enough to never deprive it again. I'm worth the effort. My health is worth the work, the sweat and yes even the pain and inconvienience at times.
Join me!!! Please join me! This journey is NOT over! I'm still breathing, and so are YOU. Join me in making our lives healthier and better day by day. My new goal for my self is to be able to do my Turbo Jam Sculpt 40 DVD with 8 lb weights [right now I can do it with 5's.] Also I'm buying a stronger ressistance band for my Turbo Fire weight training DVDS. The 3rd thing for myself is to be able to do Turbo Fire 60 class with my weighted hand gloves. I have new goals for others too. I want to help my loved ones more. So my goals related to others is to be there more for my Mommy. To be the support she needs! To continue to try to encourage my brother to change his life [I refuse to give up on anyone!] And possible the most important- HELP MY CHILDREN TO LEARN TO BE HEALTHIER, with all their choices. Diet and exercise, so that hopefully they will never have to know what it like to gain too much weight or to be weighed down by bad habbits.
Well I just had to share this wonderful news. I just want to sing it from the roof tops!!! And wow- want amazing encouragement to do the workout I'm getting ready to turn on- Turbo Fire 60!!!
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