Wednesday, May 05, 2010
I started to write a blog this morning, but it was so negative. Where did that come from? I had started reading Charles Stanley's book, The Source of My Strength. The chapter was about dealing with Abuse in our lives. And, I found that the more I read, the more depressed I became. I have dealt with the abuse in my life - it is a settled item. But, I think that ol' Satan was trying to ruffle my feathers - and he was definitely making progress. So, I have put the book aside.
Instead, I did my exercises with Nicole - have her Cardio Blast DVD and it is great. It starts with a warm, then 10 minutes of workout, and ends with about 5 minutes of cool down. Just what I needed this morning to get back on track.
So, today will look for another book here in our church library - we have some wonderful books - and know I will find one that will be uplifting - and not so depressing. I am sure Charles Stanley's book is a great resource for many people, but just now what I need today.
I did start a new study with a group here at the church - Walking with God by John Eldridge. Last night we listened to the first segment on the DVD - and it was just what I seem to be needing right now. Isn't it amazing how God knows just what we need. And, He then supplies all our needs at just the right time.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
It is overcast, windy and much cooler here this morning. And, this weekend is our Spring Bazaar at Church. Hope it is warmer by tomorrow - no wind or rain would be nice. But, I love the weather - whatever it is. The rain washes the air and makes it smell so sweet and fresh. The wind blows the dust and leaves up around my front door - (more exercise sweeping and cleaning up). And, the cooler weather causes me to appreciate the warm days that are coming. I do love the bright, sunny, hot days of summer!!!
Got a couple new toys yesterday - a set of resistant bands and some weights.
Gotta get them out this morning and put them to work. They gotta earn their time in my apartment - can't just take up space.
I saw my teenage granddaughter at church last night. She has been rather rebellious recently and is now mostly living with her father. She has been with her mother this past week and is doing better. At least, she is staying in school and has a part-time job at Safeway. She looked better last night - not all the heavy make-up that made her look like she has a couple of black eyes. And, she is such a pretty young girl. So, I just pray for her daily - that God will protect her and keep her.
Time to get those new toys out and start training them.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Time to get back on track. Am mostly over the flu - just tire easily, but that too will pass. Have lost a couple pounds in the process, but those will probably just return. Need to measure - that is where I have been losing.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Oh, my goodness!! Just can't believe. I have lost another inch off my waist and half inch off thigh. I have not weighed for a while, but do not think I have lost any weight.
But that is OK - right now my goal is just to work on some good habits - like taking my calcium and vitamins and drinking more water - which I have been doing this week.
And exercising consistently -even for a few minutes a day.
Was a little down today - just very busy at work and lots happening this weekend.
A bright spot was lunch with my daughter on Wed. Will be so glad when she is finished with her nursing program in June! YEAH!!
But, this is very encouraging - since I did not really exercise today - but did go up and down the stairs a number of times.
Well, it is after midnight and have a full day tomorrow so suppose I should get some sleep.
Thanks for all the inspiration and encouragement.
Blessings to all,
Friday, April 23, 2010
Am finding little ways to move more during the day.
I have a pedometer, so when I am at work here at the church, I take it with me and walk down the hall, down the stairs, along the hall downstairs, and back up the stairs next to my office. I do this about 3 or 4 times a couple times a day.
The stairs are getting easier each day - and I am burning a few more calories.
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