January Wrap Up

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Boy did this month start out rough! It took me a while to get on track after the holidays. I didn't imagine it would be so hard since I actually started the holidays doing really well. But, I got off my workouts and it got easier and easier to not do anything. It wasn't until somewhere in the middle of the month that I got my butt in gear and I am so glad I did. Now I really don't feel any different right now and my clothes don't feel loose right now but I am fully aware of the benefits of working out. I have decided that I am not pushing myself hard enough though. My workouts are getting easier and I can endure longer which is all great but I really need to step it up to see the changes take place and meet my goals. I am not rushing myself mind you, but I don't want to take all year to get to goal. With that said, if it takes all year - it takes all year as long as I am actively working on reaching it.

Nutrition has been a factor this month I know. I have not made the best choices this month. I have been running so much until I found myself just grabbing whatever so I could say I ate. My normal planning has not gone into my meals. And I hate to admit I have had more junk food this month than I have had in a long time. I am making no excuses just stating the facts. I have to be honest and hold myself accountable. All this changes for February. If I don't do this correctly I will no one to blame but myself. I refuse to sabotage my own progress any longer.

Emotionally I have been up and down this month. My father has been ill for a few years. He is a diabetic, he has high blood pressure and his kidneys have failed so he is now taking dialysis. He recently fell and broke his hip! I am three hundred miles away (not far I know) but have been unable (and my family tells me it is not necessary right now) to go and see him until next weekend. We had a really bad scare with him so now I am going to make the trip. I believe in God and the power of prayer so I put my faith in trust in the Lord right now. Those of you who can get a prayer through I would appreciate being added to your prayer list on behalf of my father.

Life happens and that is what this journey is all about. Getting to the point where you can endure the hardships as a good soldier and continue on the set path until the end. No where is it written that things would be easy, but are promised help along the way. I am receiving my help for this journey on this site. Every comment left on my page and blogs is so special to me. Because when you think about it, people don't have to take out time to reach out to you. But one thing we say in the church is it is just nice to be nice. I have not been able to comment as much as I normally do, but don't worry I am coming your way. We have goals to reach and I am going to do everything I can to help. We CAN do this! We WILL do this! February is a new month with new challenges and new experiences. Are you ready? Fired Up! Ready to Go!!!
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