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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I want to say only 10 minutes tonight..but 10 is enough. It's enough for a sleep deprived mom who is sick, plus sick kids. I am feeling hopeful that my son at least is on the mend. I am feeling stressed due to being behind 2 days of school due to all thus yuck floating around. With vacation coming up in just over a week it will be tough to get and stay on top of all my responsibilities. I had some chocolate chips tonight and they were not planned. I will have to be careful and manage my stress by just trusting that our best effort every moment is grace filled and enough! Progress...

Blessed by the encouragement I receive here! Thanks for reading and commenting. Your kindness is much appreciated! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VALLITTLEMAMA5 9/14/2014 12:33AM

    Hang in there! Public schools also have snow days and substitute teacher days and stop-learning-so-we-can-test-the-ki
ds days.

(I'm up with sick kids, too, or I'd be headed for bed!)

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BABCIATEA 9/11/2014 3:44PM

    hope all gets better soon

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 9/10/2014 7:08AM


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    I'm so sorry you are all sick - hopefully everyone gets better soon

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ZRIE014 9/10/2014 12:34AM

  get a good night sleep

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Up up and away

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I've spent the last few months eating poorly emoticon and barely exercising emoticon . I've been overall happy, but stressed emoticon . My husband works a lot during extreme weather and it's been a very busy time for him. Which means a very busy time for this mama. I love my life. It does however get lonely sometimes when my man is gone so much. I don't like feeling so disconnected and just plain miss him. So I've been eating, and not weighing, and barely exercising. This has been going on since the start of July. Oh well, what to do? Giving up is not for me. I'm not a quitter anymore. I've proven that to myself!

I am determined this month to exercise daily for a minimum of 10 minutes. I'm on day 3 of my streak with exercise. Today was a day filled with delicious and healing food. I bought a Paleo cookbook and some almond and coconut flour so I can take this to a new level. Excited to get into grain free cooking mode again. Happy to be moving forward again.

I have more to share but my battery is dying...more tomorrow!

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IRP1114 9/9/2014 1:35PM

    Congrats to just getting right back into it! You will do awesome with your new 10min goal. emoticon

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 9/9/2014 11:11AM

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VALLITTLEMAMA5 9/9/2014 8:46AM

    Keep up the good streak! Great attitude!

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Weekend Planning

Saturday, August 02, 2014

I am spending some time planning today & will update when I have it laid out. Things I want to keep in mind as I plan:

Do not do anything to set yourself up for failure-unreasonable expectations are no good.
Choose lifestyle choices that will replace those pesky old habits that have been rearing their head lately.
Trackable goals so I can measure my progress.
Have a short, mid range, and long term goal on paper.
I need a target! emoticon

This will be the framework for my goal setting today. I'm determined to make this a no end date, just focus on life changing results for me and my little people...Life is good, I am blessed!

Here's my weekend: My nieces are here. I spent the day with them yesterday and brought them home for a sleepover. They are 10 yo twins. I just love em! Yesterday I spent a few hours with my 4 yo niece, she is just the sweetest! She crawled up on my tummy and said "Aunt Jenny's belly" and started snoring...she has stolen my emoticon for sure! I am so blessed to care for them so their mamma can rest and recover from her surgery.

We may spend some time baking cookies from scratch later, but for now I have dishes to do, laundry to fold, and planning/goal setting to accomplish! Then tonight I get to enjoy a 40th birthday celebration emoticon with a friend and go dancing at Boogie Nights (80's -90's music!). I am hoping its a night of laughing and fun. I need the down time. Its always hard to drag myself out of the house when I'm feeling blue! emoticon So even while I FEEL like staying home and hiding out, I am choosing to go and shine the light from Jesus that is inside me. emoticon

Choices....With God's grace, moment by moment life is happening and I choose to enjoy and appreciate all the God puts in front of me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Have a fantastic weekend! emoticon (For me, Frog=Fully Rely On God) emoticon

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TEACHFIRST268 8/3/2014 2:42PM

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! And good for you for getting out there and shining! (Love that!)

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COOP9002 8/2/2014 11:55AM

    Hope your weekend is amazing.

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Sore and Blue...

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Well, the weekend is upon us! I am sooo sore today from the strength training I did the other night. I am used to doing functional workouts that involve my whole body. This workout was 5 lb weights and 55 reps, quick. It was tough keeping speed and form a priority. I was totally fatigued after 50 minutes. I don't know that I"ll do this kind of workout forever because it seems like a recipe for injury!

I don't regret the workout and I will likely do it again, it was fun to mix it up. I see the benefit in that! Boredom sets in when I do the same DVD over and over.

My week has been really off. I have been on call essentially. I'm so glad I am able to structure my week to help out and have rolled with it the best I can. Some of my plans have changed and my eating has been really off...all contributing to my feeling blue..My sister in law had surgery, my friend was in from TX visiting, my parents have been camping close by to also be available for my sweet brother & sister in law. The good news...Their kids are precious and I've enjoyed spending my day with them today.

The food choices I've made have taken a toll. My gut hurts. I feel dehydrated. My hands are cramped up and hurting. I had a very difficult time doing the strength training/holding those 5 lb weights the other day. My eating is NOT working for me.
Removing dairy, grain and sugar was working for me. Adding them back in...its hurting every part of me...emotional and physical.

Stress is contributing to my poor choices. I miss my hubs. He is working a lot. Its good but its bad. Our time is so short together. Its frustrating me. My go to behavior is to run, avoid, eat, hide and just be down and crabby.

Good thing I committed to NOT give up on myself! Many of the good habits I've cultivated are still here. I'm not making poor choices EVERY day. I'm not making poor choices ALL day. I'm working on the things that are causing me stress. I will get through this by looking at it straight on and facing it, hurt and all. Its part of life! Its OK to feel! I am going to enjoy the company I am blessed by, my kids, my nieces, my friend from TX, my friends I'm spending time with this weekend.

I'm off to pray folks. My heart is full of hope. Life is GOOD. I do love my life. Just feeling a little blue tonight.... emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 8/2/2014 4:13PM

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    PS. In my physio they always told me it is better to go a bit slower and have correct form & controlled movement than fast & lose those benefits. So don't worry so much about doing the weights too fast--keep your focus on correct form...concentrating on the muscles activated etc. :) You're doing well! emoticon emoticon

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    Aw, thanks for your encouragement on my for you. Hang in there girl. Hope is *alive*. We can't always see the fullness of it, but it never stops beating in your heart--for there dwells the Source of all Hope. :) Breathe in, breath out...slowly inhale, and slowly exhale. I *know* its hard to keep on track in busy/stressful times (I'm having the challenge/temptations now too) and easy to resort to old/negative coping mechanisms. But that only causes more chaos eh? :( When those times happen (as they sometimes will) make a point to do something healthy for you afterwards. It helps me, as I remember that (those) unhealthy things are NOT my life and do not define me. The life I've chosen, that I continue to choose time and time again...are ones that are good for me & impact those around me. You can do this...from strength to strength, from day to day. Moment by moment, you are never alone to face the stresses, whirlwinds of struggles and temptations that come your way. emoticon Let your heart still, let all those thoughts, worries and stresses ease free of your mind/heart, and just be. Still. And know Someone is in control of it all...and is caring for you in each moment! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 8/2/2014 1:51AM

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Just remember that He loves you and wants the best for you too.

As for the soreness you can soak in some Epsom salt and that will help with the soreness and also hot chocolate milk with natural sugar will help with the soreness too. Epsom salt has magnesium in it and helps relax the muscles and the cocoa helps repair the muscles emoticon

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Wednesday ramblngs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We are planning our vacation to Orlando and that is great fun. I am motivated to do more strength training so I feel confident in my swimsuit while we are there. I've been slacking on my strength training lately, and my running too...hmm.

My week has been good! My friend from TX is here visiting and I love spending time with her and her family. A blessing for sure!

The rest of the week is pretty busy. Tomorrow we are swimming with friends. Tomorrow night we may camp for a night with my parents and spend Friday at the campgrounds playing with cousins. I'm looking forward to it!

Saturday night I may join my friends for a night out. It sounds so fun to go dancing to 80's and 90's music. I am not much of a drinker or a dancer though so I may opt for night in with my hubs. Whom I miss dearly! It seems like he's so tired that our time is short these days. :-(

So....I'm off! Off to do the normal stuff at dinner time. Then off to run and play with the kids.

Lets make it a fantastic week!

Update: Just finished Personal Training DVD with Jackie, 30 day fast start! I did the Upper & Lower/Abs workout. It was awesome, feeling quite fatigued, in a good way! Yeah!!!

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IRP1114 8/1/2014 1:02PM

    Congrats on making it a good week and getting that workout in! Hope you and your family have an awesome trip!

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