Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
That's me and my knee right now. I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that I'm limited in the exercise department right now. I want to go running, in the worst kind of way. I'd love to go over to the track RIGHT NOW, the outdoor one, and run in this light falling snow. What a wonderful day to run, (with the track cleared off of course =) but I can't, and that has me, well, trying to wrap my brain around the fact that I can't. It is not computing for some reason today.
So because I want to run and can't, I don't want to do anything at all. That I CAN unfortunately wrap my brain around!! So what's a girl to do? Go get my workout clothes on and get with it. No excuses. No pity parties today. Move it Move it.
So that is exactly what I'm gonna do ~~ Move it Move it.
Today I start the Psalms in my 90 reading of God's Word and I am pumped about it!! I LOVE the Psalms. So as I ice today I'll have my Bible open to God's Word and really chewing on it; letting it soak deep into the crevices of my heart.
Let me leave you with this:
Psalm 1:1-3 (New International Version)"1 Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers."
Have a wonderfully Blessed day ~~
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Last week I hit goal weight ~~ YAY ~~ and then because of the UTI and bloating because of that and the fact that I've had to eat really early and really late to take medicine, this morning I'm up about 2 lbs. Ick!! But I'm back on track and back to my exercises today.
So my goals for this week are:
- Making sure I document my eating and my feelings (journaling).
- Eating more fruits and veggies.
- Getting back on track with my exercises.
- And planning meals better (again =)
So back on track we go!!
Love you all!!!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Yes there is of course a physical element to it, like drinking plenty of water and eating fresh clean foods everyday, like the baby carrots I am currently partaking in as I write this post. But there is also, and more importantly, a Spiritual element to being beautiful. Being a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ is the BEST beauty secret I know.
He makes you glow from the inside out. Having a personal relationship with Christ puts the aging process in a much different light. The world will tell us that as we age we are not as beautiful as when we were younger, but in the Spiritual it is definitely the opposite.
As you age, or mature in the LORD the more beautiful you become. His life lived out through you makes you the best and most beautiful you that you can be.
So take some time each day and really soak in the beauty that is our LORD. Soak in the fact that He loves you so much He died and rose again to give you life; real life. Soak in the fact that He is seated at the right hand of the throne of God making intercession for you and me RIGHT NOW!! AMAZING!!!!!
So today relax in Him, breathe into Him and feel yourself becoming more beautiful from the inside out as the moments pass.
Have a Blessed weekend!!
Monday, January 25, 2010
So on Mondays we will be discussing setting and keeping goals. We'll set immediate goals and more of long term goals as we go. This week we're settle on immediate goals.
So last week was a difficult one to fit exercise in to. This week hopefully will be a little less hectic. Today is a very busy one, but beyond today it looks like maybe it will be a little calmer, but we will see!!
Even though I have not had the major intense workouts, I have still been working out and stretching. My knee has had a slight set back because of the less intense workouts and stretching, so this week I am right back at it. Working hard and getting my head back in the game, so to speak =)
I was eating pretty good up until the weekend. And then cravings hit and I didn't want to be a good girl with my eating, but I didn't do to badly. I am, however, right back at it on this Monday morning. My goal this week in the eating department will be to plan ahead more. I am not good at this. But when I do plan, I eat sooooooooo much better. So that is the plan this week, to have a plan!!! Good plan eh?!?!!
In the exercise department, the plan is to bike more. My sweet husband got our recumbent bike pedals readjusted for me and now I'm off and running, er a riding!! So my goal this week is to ride at least 15 minutes a day and then hopefully by Friday worked up to 30 minutes. That's the plan, and to also continue with my knee home PT exercises and stretches.
So what is your goal for this week? Go ahead, set a goal for eating and exercise this week and then write it down and read it everyday to help keep you on track, and you can share here in a comment if you'd like or e-mail me. It helps to be accountable to someone.
Well have a beautiful day and a goal hitting week =)
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Now my plan was to go to Panera Bread, because I know exactly what to order and the calories, but she wanted to go to Zio's and since this is my FAVORITE Italian Restaurant, I obliged. And it was delish. But my dilema was what to eat? So normally I get a veggie primavera, but the last time my sweet hubby and I went I got a veggie pizza and it was just delish, so I decided to opt for that again.
Now the problem with a place like Zio's is the bread they bring, and I do love me some bread and that Olive Oil dipping sauce, well let's just say I could LICK THE PLATE!! So what's a girl to do? Well, this is what this girl did. I ate two small pieces of the bread (probably not adding up to a regular size piece of french loaf bread) and I probably had maybe 2 teaspoons of the oil (maybe), I opted more for the spice end of it. It was so good.
I had a salad no dressing and didn't eat the croutons and had them leave off the cheese, and then I ordered a veggie pizza no cheese and had 3 pieces of 8 and had them box up the rest. There are no nutritional values for Zio's so I had to try and figure it out. I think I got pretty close. It came up to 564 calories, way more than I usually eat at a meal, but it was a special meal with a friend, and I do this very rarely, so it was fun. I had a balanced and healthy supper tonight, and I'm right back on track.
When you eat out, it is wonderful to eat a salad first and avoid the bread unless you have the will power to only eat a little bit. Order your entree and a box. Box up half of it and eat the other half. You have a wonderful supper or lunch for the next day, and you don't leave so stuffed you hurt.
I enjoy eating out, but I really like to make healthy choices, and I don't feel deprived AT ALL!!!!!
Have a Blessed evening!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
About positive changes ~~ and deliberate!!
This past week my schedule was changed. The kid's needed a baby sitter for Sir Cuteness and you know I was RIGHT THERE all the way. It was so fun!! And I'll be babysitting from time to time as they need me to.
Now all this babysitting changes my schedule quite a bit, so it becomes crucial that I am deliberate about my work outs and eating right. It is much more difficult to do those things when your schedule changes.
Let me encourage you today that even if your schedule changes, start making plans to how you can switch up your exercise time to meet the change, and be sure and make healthy eating choices even on the run. It can be done!!!
Yesterday was such a warm day here, and Dak decided to go for a run. So I called my sweet hubby to find out if I could go walking while he ran, and he said he didn't see why not, just to watch my form and then stretch it out if I could. It was soooooo great!!!!! This is the first real cardio I have done since being back from Mayo. It felt so good. So this afternoon I'm going for another walk ~~ yippee!!! I'm ready to get back to some good ole fashioned cardio!! But of course all in due time, all in due time. =)
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!