Friday, January 25, 2013
Bad weather has began here in my neck of the woods. My goal is to keep my family safe and warm. My hubby gets off early morning when the roads will be slick. Praying for safe travels for him.
The kids and I are enjoying an evening snuggling and watching a little PBS! My oldest made homemade cookies and I didn't over do it. Go me! I purposely didn't buy any processed goodies on my shopping trip today.
I have tracked consistently for three days and it has really helped me to get a hold on my eating. It is amazing how fast the calories can add up. I need to think of my eating like I would consider spending money. IF I eat all of those empty calories, will it be worth it? My daily calorie budget is like a checking account and I need to spend wisely. Each bite either takes me toward or away from my goals.
As far as my challenges on BLC and Peak 313, I can't say enough good things about them. The ladies that I am teamed up with have been amazing. I have been encouraged and motivated to meet goals and complete challenges.
I have been on point with my exercise and also the Bible reading. Things that I would like to work on next week are drinking more water and tracking my meals.
I am at the end of Week 7 of C25K. I am amazed at how I am progressing. I am still about 50 pounds over my desired weight but I am doing it. As I run, I think of how much easier it will be to move around when I am not dragging all of the excess pounds. With God's help I can and will reach my goals.
Our BLC21 weekend challenge is a BINGO game and I am excited. We have four days to complete a series of health promoting activities. I plan to black out my card and rock this challenge. It helps to have such a great team pushing me along the way.
One of the squares on my card poses this question: When you reach your fitness goal, how will you feel? I will feel even more empowered than I do right now. Empowered because I came to a point that being unhealthy was not worth it and I decided to do something about it. I have seven people depending on me and I need to be as healthy as possible to be there for them. I believe that this body is on loan to me so stewardship is important to me as well. I will feel energetic, sexy, and like a good example when I reach my goal. Not to mention that I will be wearing some really cute outfits.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend everyone.