Weight loss Derailed. One of the goals I had for this blog was to share with you my health journey. Which includes my weightloss jouney. I have not written about that process very much over the past several months. There are many reasons why this is the case. I haven't been very successful with my progress over the past several months. During the winter my kids and myself were dealing with a lot of health issues that made things more difficult. I allowed my discouragement to rule my behavior. Rather that holding tight to what Jesus was calling me to. So here I am finding myself in [Read more...]
Getting some Exercise. I have found a really nice way for me to get some physical activity in each and every day. It is a mild workout that I can increase or decrease as necessary. I have started taking my little dog for walks around our neighborhood. Some of these walks are quite short, less than a half mile. Others are a bit more. This past week I tried something new. I was doing a little bit of strength training, or other body weight exercises in the morning, and walking the dog in the evening. It worked really well for me for about a week. On Saturday last week I took the kids outside [Read more...]
Good Morning everyone. Did you survive Thanksgiving? How did your fitness goals fit in with your holiday? Did you totally blow it all or did you hang on and keep going towards your goal? I have not been feeling well over the past week. Thanksgiving day turned out different than I expected it would. I ended up cooking a lunch for us here at home, nothing extravagant, but a nice lunch. Daniel took the older three kids over to my In-laws while I stayed home and rested with the younger two. I managed to prepare dinner for me and my two little bits, and then I lay on the couch the rest [Read more...]
Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all doing well today. Have you been getting ready for Thanksgiving? How does the holiday impact your exercise schedule? I have had some health flare ups this past week, and so I have to say I have not exercised nearly as much as I had hoped I would. I got about 3 days of exercising done this past week. Three days is a lot less than I had hoped for when I wrote last week's post, but I am able to say that even though last week wasn't what I wanted it to be I am seeing some improvement. I am up to 18 minutes on the treadmill, and about that much on [Read more...]
I wrote this post a few years ago, at the time I was training for my first 5K. I actually ran two that year. I am not able to go out and run right now, but I am hoping someday soon I will be scheduling another 5K. I felt this post was a great reminder as we are approaching a holiday, be sure you are taking time to rest your soul. Do you struggle with the mundane? With the dailiness of life? Do the constant demands upon your spirit drain your heart of all its strength. I get this way at times. The constant tugging of little hands, the cries of a little one who just wants mommy, and the [Read more...]
Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all doing well today.
Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all doing well today.
Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all doing well today. I am pleased to say that I am a bit more willing to write today's post. I must admit coming out publicly with my health journey is vulnerable and at times something I really don't want to do, but I believe that God wants me to change, and to do that I need to be vulnerable. I can say that over the past 7 days I have worked out 5 of those days. I did on average 13 minutes of some sort of exercise on those days. I alternated between my treadmill, my Gazelle, videos online, and even working in the yard. ;-) 1 [Read more...]
Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all doing well today. I do not want to write this post. I totally did not do anything I was supposed to do last week. In fact I didn't even bother with the scale today because honestly I don't want to know. I know what I need to know. I did not eat the way I should have. I did not exercise one day last week. Meh. But there I wrote it down. Accountability means telling the truth even when I don't want to. And right now my head is screaming, "I don't wanna!" So what am I going to do about it? That is really the question. My normal [Read more...]
Good afternoon everyone. I am a bit late with my Tuesday's Fitness Check-in. I have been a bit off track with my blog lately. I have been working on a new daily routine at home. And it has made getting to the blog a bit difficult at times. But I am pleased to say it has enabled me to get my exercise in on a more regular basis. In the past 8 days I have gotten some form of intentional exercise on 5 of those days! WIN WIN!!! I have also been more intentional with my eating habits. And I am seeing results. I am down a total of 3lbs. That isn't very much considering the time that I have [Read more...]
Good Afternoon, I hope this Tuesday finds you all well. I must admit I am feeling a bit out of sorts as I try to get back on routine with my blogging. My internet was very limited for about two weeks and getting out of routine tends to throw me for a loop at times. Thankfully this has not been too bad to get back on schedule. I am just feeling a bit scattered! So how have the past two weeks been for me? Well from an exercise perspective not too terrible. I did not exercise everyday. I did exercise more than what I was doing previously. That is a win. I have been eating a bit better. [Read more...]
Some weeks living with Chronic Illness seems to be the only thing that actually defines me. And my mind gets sucked into a very negative line of thinking. I know that I am not defined by what I do or don't do, but rather by my life hidden in Christ. But..... I have been dealing with a decline in my physical strength and endurance for almost two and a half weeks now. I came down with a cold last week that has knocked me out for the count since last Friday. I see the kids as they catch this bug, they are puny for a day and then the next they are coughing and a bit down, but for the [Read more...]