Friday, April 20, 2012
Things have been very busy for me lately. Between the meetings, family Bible study, working, caring for the kids, excersizing and other responsibilities.... It seems like I have no time for anything these days!
This week I've worked every day except Thursday and on my day off I had to go to the doctors and run errands! The good news is my doctor gave me a new medicine for my anxiety that helps with my back pain too. But its a non-narcotic that's reeealy good! [I still have my other medicine but I rarely use it. I have it for the night time b/c the tend to make me sleepy.] The new medicine doesn't make me tired but it does make me itchy, lol. As with any medication I am cautious, but so far today [and yesterday] I noticed an great improvement in my mood! I had been a little anxious and stressed lately, probably b/c of all the added things going on, but I'm getting myself back in the grove of regular, vigorous exercise [something that I have found to be the most helpful over everything else- cept prayer of course.] So I'm trying to focus on cardio on the days that I feel down b/c I've found that it helps pull me out of the blues better than anything!
My youngest is going to be enrolled in school for next year! I can't believe she is already gettin ready to go to school- my baby!!! My older daughter is going into Middle school this year!!! Its crazy, I feel like time is flying by and I just need it t slow down.
Recently Spark People contacted me about getting before and after pictures because they said I was a perfect candidate for a pitch they were sending to Woman's Day [and other magazines.] Of course I was shocked a very happy. My hubby took some better "after" pictures of me in a white dress that we bought back in 2005 for me to wear on my honey moon but I turned out to be too heavy for it back then- NOW it looks so beautiful on me! Icing on the cake for this wonderful week. The pictures will always have a special place in my heart for those several reasons.
Even if nothing comes about of it, that's ok, I'm just happy that I've seen the changes I have in my life! And that's all that really matters. It cracks me up when certain people make comments about me being to skinny [which is obviously a statement made out of a lack of knowledge about the whole situation, b/c if they knew how much muscle I've been putting in my body, if they knew how wonderful it makes me feel to eat right and workout regularly, if they knew how many health problems I HAD that have gone AWAY from all these changes, if they knew how much all this has helped with my alcoholism and anxiety then I'm pretty sure they would see how ridiculous it sounds from my point of view... but I just laugh it off.] I'm sure they mean well, but that's why it meant so much to me that Spark People noticed and considers my story worth sharing. I know that Spark People understands me and there are a ton of people here that understand me too and are cheering me on, not trying to hold me back!
I invite any one reading this to go to my main page and read the highlight statement. It sums everything up pretty well. I'm not concerned about losing weight any more. I'm proud and happy to say I've reached my weight loss goals. But now my gears have shifted. Now I want to get stronger and put more muscle in my body, which I have already begun to do. No No No, I'm not trying to bulk up! LOL. I want to look feminine, but I believe its just as beautiful an feminine to have lean muscle on me. Its the "magic secret" to maintaining weightloss and the best way to make your life easier physically in this world!
Today I worked [10-4] then came home and did TF45 Class with my hand weights. It used to be so hard for me to make it through a Turbo Fire work out with weights on my hands, but now its like nothing! I continue to be amazed and inspired by the gift of fitness that Jehovah has blessed my life with. I'm making some healthier food choices too.
Ok, I gotta catch some zzz's for work tomorrow. Another busy day ahead of me. Hope all my sparkies are doing well. I haven't forgotten any of you! Life is just throwing alot at me right now. But its nice to know that my friends here understand that and never jump to negative conclusions about me just b/c I've been busy, lol. I really do miss chatting with many of you and wish I had more time. Maybe Sunday I will be able to catch up on some of my sparkin', hahaha!