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Day #282 - April workplan in progress to see progress

Monday, April 01, 2013

In exactly 17 days I will turn 49 years old!!! So excited, headed straight for the BIG 5-0. Yep I'm ubber excited each year that the Lord blesses me. I can thank God I'm not where I was last year this time...and thank Him for where I'm going. I look forward to a long healthy life and I'm making moves now so that I can truly enjoy each day. I have no plans to spend my later days being sick, unable to care for myself and depending on others to do for me. No sirreee I plan to be about my Father's business always!

So this weekend I spent Saturday running errands. Relaxed much of Saturday afternoon, took a nap because I was feeling like a cold was attempting to jump on me. That's not going to happen. Sunday sunrise service, morning service, cooked and did my hair. I drank plenty of water this weekend, trying to drink the emergen-c and maintain some of my good habits. I've pretty much nixed drinking anything other than water, gatorade and green tea. I've pretty much allowed myself a soda here and there but I've been trying to stay away from them.

I did poor planning this morning when it came to my food for the day. Although I went grocery shopping this weekend, I basically focused on my dinner for yesterday and Saturday. I didn't plan ahead to lunch this week. I guess I thought I would have left-overs to bring today but I gave those to my brother for his dinner yesterday. I do plan to cook this week. No ifs, ands or buts about it. I did pretty good with that last week and even this weekend. I did eat breakfast out yesterday since I was up at 5am I brought something on my way home from early service.

As I've mentioned in previous blogs I'm exploring the deeper rooted issues that are within me. I believe in the power of prayer and I also believe that some things I can't do on my own. I know that there comes a time when we need to face ourselves truthfully. I'm at that point. My relationship with God can always get better and during this time I'm working on that and on realizing who I am and what's buried within me that may cause me to self-sabotage not only with my journey to lose weight but in all aspects of my life. I'm meant to be greater, do greater and live greater and I plan to do so. So I'm on this journey to find truth, acceptance and deliverance. I will keep doing my inner work while I continue my outer work. So for the month of April I really am going to focus on the root of my issues.

My plan is to:
Continue my cardio workouts at the gym
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Kickboxing class
(I brought some weighted gloves on Saturday to take with me on my walks)
To do at least one cardio day outside
Cook much more at home
Continue drinking my water and eating better
Pray for guidance and direction and be obedient
Give up sweets
Give up soda completely

30 days to make changes, 30 days to see changes and 30 days of my life with one day of celebration my birthday!!!

On Friday I received in the mail a free sample pack of Atkins fiber/protein bars. There were 3 bars altogether, along with a food guide and quickstart guide for Atkins. oh yeah some coupons too. I haven't read the book or tried the bars yet, I will let you know when I do. Did anyone else get this starter kit?

Okay that's it for now...think this is long enough and thanks to those that read and comment. Hope you had a great Resurrection weekend and you're ready for a new month.
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NIKKICOLE83 4/2/2013 12:57AM

    My opinion is that Atkins will make you lose weight but that it is unbalanced and unrealistic and every person I knew who did it, ultimately gained the weight back. I do believe carbs need to be tamed but to eliminate them is unhealthy. That is just my take on it.

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SLICKEM05 4/1/2013 12:02PM

    I really really enjoyed your blog! I too am excited about April and Spring...look for something special in your "Goodie Page" from yours truly! Yes you are blessed and I am too. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens US! yay! emoticon

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SUGAR0814 4/1/2013 11:38AM

    You're doing good! Stick to your plan! Keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon

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