Another Year Older and Trying to Be Better

Last week was my birthday. The BIG 3-9. Normally I would say how old I feel or complain that I didn’t want to get any older. This year I didn’t feel that way at all. I guess I’ve grown up a bit. I do still claim to be 29 though. (wink)

I had a pretty decent birthday. I have no complaints. I had my hubby and kids with me. The kids did homemade cards for me, Hubby gave me a beautiful card with a gift card, and my parents sent me, as per my request, a couple of workout DVDs. I am so excited to get started on them.

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The kids and I sat down and watched Tae Bo Cardio Explosion yesterday.
WOW!! It’s crazy but I’m sure I’ll love it!!
I have to admit there are some things that I can’t do just yet.
I plan to modify those things so that I can complete the workout.

Also today was my weigh-in day.
I had a pleasant surprise.
A 3.4 pound lost since my last weigh-in.

~That Dirty Word No One Likes To Hear~

You know what word I’m talking about…

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No one I know likes hearing that word. When I write a post either here on my blog, on my group page, or my group’s twitter, I disguise it. I use words like active/activity, fitness, or workout. We need to change that. Exercise is NOT a Dirty Word.

Here is a post from my Encouragement and Support for Weight Loss group on facebook; posted April 29, 2014. (Group Link below)

Exercise… I don’t have time today.
Exercise… but my body will hurt.
Exercise… but I’ll be sore tomorrow.
Exercise… but it’s too hard.
Exercise… but I’m too tired.
OR
Exercise… I will make the time to be more healthy.
Exercise… My body may hurt, but pain is weakness leaving the body.
Exercise… Sure I may be sore, but I’m using & strengthening muscles that haven’t been used in awhile.
Exercise… It’s hard work but the benefits will be worth it.
Exercise… Clears the mind, strengthens the body & it can help regulate SLEEP.
You can keep making excuses…
or
You can suck it up buttercup & tell that negative voice to SHUT UP!

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Group: http://on.fb.me/N8qIVm

A.F.K. and Other News

I would like to apologize for my absence, but I don’t have much control over that at the moment.
Currently I have limited internet. By that I mean some days are GOOD, other days aren’t even worth sitting down with the laptop.

In other news:

  • I have fallen off the fitness wagon & have been trying to get back on it. Asthma has been acting up so I need to be careful.
  • I had a blessed, lovely Mother’s Day. My 2 blessings made cards for me, hubby gave me a card, cleaned, and made dinner.
  • My daughter (6 y/o) lost her first tooth over the weekend and was very excited that the Tooth Fairy visited.

I hope all the mothers and grandmothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Proverbs 21:38 "Her children rise up & call her blessed; her Husband also, and he praises her."

Proverbs 21:38 “Her children rise up & call her blessed; her Husband also, and he praises her.”

Tell It To SHUT UP!!

You know what I’m talking about. You’ve heard it yourself. You may have even heeded to what it said a time or two. You know exactly what it is.
That nasty… rotten… nagging… negative voice!

“You can’t do this.”  “You’re not strong enough.”  “You’re too tired.”
“This is too hard!”  “Do it tomorrow.”

No!
NO!!!
SHUT UP!!!
I’m NOT going to listen to you anymore!!

This voice may nag you daily. Tell it to SHUT UP!!

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I Don’t FEEL Like It!

Today’s post is taken from my blog from my online food/fitness diary.

Lately that has been my attitude. I just don’t feel like it.
Well then, stay fat, stay unhealthy, stay unmotivated.

OH NO!!!  It’s not going to be like that!!

When I get that attitude, I need to jump on it fast
and tell my FEELINGS to SHUT UP!!!
I cannot live by my feelings or I won’t accomplish anything. So I guess I’m going to build myself a bridge and get over it!!

I’m in this for the long haul no matter how long it takes.
I want to do this… I NEED to do this. For myself & for my family.
I am not taking any more chances with my health. I don’t want to die of a heart attack or stroke. I don’t want to develop diabetes or any other disease.

I want to be here, to help my husband raise our kids.
I want to show them that I AM strong enough and that you can do anything you put your mind to do.

So look out fatty, Momma’s coming for ya!!!!

Just Did It

Cookies My Dear? REALLY?!

I love my husband so much but some things he does just drive me crazy. He’s supportive and encouraging with my weight loss, but I could just smack him for things he does sometimes.

He went to the grocery store last night to stock up on a few things before Winter Storm Pax makes it’s arrival. Meat, veggies, fruit, milk, bread and… what’s this? COOKIES???  REALLY?!?!? He even said, as he took them out of the bag, “I know. I’m naughty.”  UGH!

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I think I prefer salty/savory over sweet things. It’s the fact that it’s a temptation. Sometimes my will-power isn’t that strong. Don’t get me wrong I do not eat totally clean (yet); I eat what I want.

On top of that, hubby doesn’t eat breakfast most days and rarely eats lunch. So he eats one or two meals a day–dinner and a snack. That’s not healthy for him. Breakfast really is the MOST important meal of the day. It gives your body its jump-start to get through the day.

His morning routine consists of drinking 2-3 cups of coffee (with milk or creamer & a bit of sugar). Then he’s off and running doing whatever is on his schedule for the day. On the days he works hardest or is gone the longest, he wonders why he’s so tired. (HELLO!!! Could your body be telling you it’s lacking energy & much needed vitamins and minerals because you’re not eating properly??)

It concerns me very much. I think his body might be going into/is already in starvation mode. He’s always been thin, yet muscular. Always active, but not as active as when he was working construction and landscaping. He has gained a little weight around his mid-section over the last few years too.

When he does eat Breakfast or lunch it’s not overly unhealthy. Usually cold cereal, oatmeal or pancakes for breakfast. And maybe a couple of sandwiches or leftovers for lunch. On days he doesn’t have breakfast & lunch, he’ll eat dinner and then have a snack later. He snacks on chips, or [his usual] cookies. And sometimes he’ll consume half the package!

I have tried to encourage him to change those habits. He’s even admitted needing to. I have even suggested that he start using the online food/fitness diary that I use so he can see what he’s putting into body and lacking in his diet. No such luck.

I don’t want to nag him. (And I don’t). I just want him to see what he’s doing to himself. I want him to live & be healthy. I want him around awhile, you know?
1 Corinthians 6:19 (NKJV) “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?”

I’m a Beast… Hear Me Roar… meow

I don’t recall exactly where we heard this phrase, but hubby and I use it from time to time when we’re feeling silly or in a good mood. But today, it’s how I am feeling and it’s most definitely NOT funny.

It’s been a down day for the most part & the day isn’t even half over yet.
I’m not even sure why I feel like this. If I should hazard a guess, it may stem from yesterday, but I’m not so certain about that either.
On one hand I’ve been growly with people. On the other, I’ve been sad, almost depressed. I don’t feel like doing anything.
I don’t feel like working out.
I haven’t even eaten yet today.
And I know that isn’t right.

It’s time to SNAP out of it!
I know what I have to do.

I’m going to put some music on.
There’s a song from the early 90’s
that always seems to change my mood for the better.
(this has become one of my theme songs over the past year)

C + C Music Factory  —  “Live Happy”
(Not my vid)

Ahhhh… I feel much better!
Now it’s time I get busy, and make this a GREAT day.

“Don’t Worry, LIVE Happy!”