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!
This will be the framework for my goal setting today. I'm determined to make this a lifestyle...so 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 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 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! 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.
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.
Have a fantastic weekend! (For me, Frog=Fully Rely On God)
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....
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