"A man who wants something will find a way;
a man who doesn’t will find an excuse.”
I have found so many excuses recently!! NOT GOOD!!
It is time to really want to get my diet and exercise program back under control. I had lost a few pounds, but have gained them back plus a couple. I know what to do to lose - so I really don't have an excuse for the weight gain.
My son has lost about 20 pounds recently - except that his lose is due to stress at work. That is not the way I want to lose.
I did find an article about each day journaling 5 things I am thankful for - I think that is my key. When I am thankful, I feel so much better physically and spiritually. And then am more motivated to take control of my day!!
Got this from my sister this evening. I have been doing quite a bit of Bible study the past couple of weeks - we are studying Genesis in our Sunday School class. Amazing - the beginning of everything - including even time itself.
It is already the 10 and I am just getting into April. No celebrations this month - but I am so ready to start weeding and planting. Lots of beautiful daffodils and tulips blooming. My tulips are in a shaded area so the buds are just starting to show -so will be a while before the actually bloom.
I am so enjoying our knitting group. We meet Monday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. And I am getting lots of knitting done - am making good headway on the yarn stash I have. Next week will be the 3rd anniversary of the restaurant where we meet. And, they are going to set up a potato bar for us. So sweet. They are a great group and have really spoiled us there.
I just finished some grocery shopping at WalMart. I really prefer Safeway, but there are a number of items that are quite a bit cheaper at WalMart - and some things I cannot get at Safeway.
Also stopped at the club and did my walk on the treadmill. I did not go last week - did some walking in the neighborhood. But, I find that I really do better if I do even 10 minutes every day at the club - seems to keep me more motivated!!
Well, enough rambling for the afternoon. It is overcast and windy this afternoon. A good afternoon to knit and watch another episode of my series. Right now am watching Alias on netflix.
Hope everyone is having a good week - eating well and getting lots of exercise!!
I have entered a few challenges and then have fallen by the wayside. But this month I am determined to actually complete a couple of challenges.
The first comes from the knitting group. It involves using up some of the yarn I have stashed. I do not have very much, but am looking at what I do have and how I can utilize those yarns. Will report later.
The second challenge is the "Rise and Shine" challenge on the Daily Spark. It is two-fold. Eat a healthy breakfast and exercise at least 10 minutes first thing in the morning - every day!! I am eating breakfast every morning, but do not exercise first thing. That will definitely be a challenge for me. Mostly I walk - either on the treadmill or outside - most every afternoon. So first thing in the morning will take some doing!!
Have my daily planner out and am putting these on my schedule for each day. I laugh at the "schedule" idea tho since I am retired and really do not have much of a schedule to keep. Well, I suppose I really do. Let's see:
Monday: the knitting group from 1:30 to about 3;
Tuesday: meet with Elaine for Bible study from 10 - 11:30 and knitting group again from 6 - 8 p.m.:
Wednesday: Bible study at the church 6:30 - 8;
Thursday: Meet Elaine at the church for a time of Prayer and the card ministry we have started.
Sunday: Sunday School and Chursh from 9:30 - 12 and Circle of Sisters (at church) 6 - 8 p.m.
And dinner out with my oldest son. We were meeting Sat evening, but his schedule is changing at work, so will vary for a while. Next week it will be Tuesday evening. We usually meet at WalMart in the video section, shop a bit and then go somewhere for dinner. Last week we went to Shari's for breakfast - I think we will be going to TacoBell next. We have been craving tacos.
Now, that I have written all of this guess it is time to do some of that exercising. 10 minutes is really not very long - very doable.!!
Whatever your challenge is I want to wish you the very best!! I can do it!! You can do it!! We can do it!!