Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

5 Reasons I like Curves

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Its the start of a new year and GYM’s all across America are being flooded with new members. Many of these new members will hit the ground running and fizzle out before mid-February. (more…)

What’s your Excuse?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

I hear a lot of excuses about why people don’t live healthy life styles. I get tired of hearing the excuses. Truth be told I have used some of these excuses in the past. (more…)

Learning to Run….

Monday, July 16th, 2012

I am getting more adventurous with my fitness plan. A few weeks ago I began researching running and how to incorporate running into my exercise routine. The problem is I have not run anywhere for over 20 years, so I had no idea where to begin. Its not like I can put on running shoes and just start running and not pass out before I get to the end of my street. I am a little intimidated by the prospect of actually running but excited at being healthy enough to run. (more…)

My Fitness Challenge

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

I failed miserably at my fitness goals for May. Work is a mess during the month of May and I ended up being exhausted and scheduled for lots of after school events. I made it to the gym a total of 1 time in May. That is worse than pathetic. (more…)

Stalls… I hate them

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me~ Phil 4:13

A few days ago I woke up with Phil. 4:13 running through my head and heart. Lately have been having feelings of failure, especially as it relates to weight loss. I know that I am not a failure but it is hard not to feel that way when the numbers on the scales refuse to budge. (more…)

What’s your excuse?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.  ~Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

Last week I started reading the blog of Sean Anderson. His blog chronicles his weight loss journey and how he met and is currently maintaining his goal. I started reading his blog at Day 1 and became inspired to add more exercise to my daily routines. Sure I had been going to the gym, but sometimes I had reasons also known as excuses as to why I could not make it to the gym on any given day. While reading Sean’s blog I thought to myself if a 500 pound man can get out and walk so can I. I made a plan to walk everyday of  Winter Break in order to help build a new habit. (more…)

I’m my own obstacle

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it ~ M. Scott Peck

Everybody needs time to themselves. Time to relax, think, pray, refocus or just time to get away and be alone for a few minutes. Sometimes I feel like I have a difficult time carving out a few minutes to just focus on me. Work, family, household chores, and other obligations consume more of my time than I would like. The problem with never having a minute alone is that eventually I become a grouch and unpleasant to be around. (more…)


Sunday, December 11th, 2011

I have officially lost 65 pounds this year. The last few pounds lost have been hard fought, but the fight is mine to win this time.  Madilyn weighs 30 pounds, it is hard for me to believe that I have lost the weight equivalent to two small children. Some days I don’t feel like I look like I have lost that much weight. (more…)

Random Thoughts

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Life is moving on as it should. Sometimes I wonder when or if things will ever slow down for us as a family. I have not had much time for blogging so today I will post some random updates.

  • Madilyn is now almost 8 months old and doing great.
  • We have received her new birth certificate in the mail as well as the final adoption decree.
  • I finished my Financial Resources class at KSU and am now 3 credits closer to graduation in May.
  • Work got really busy for me. Too busy in fact.
  • Now not only working at Creekview, I am also working at SHS. The lady who does my job their is on medical leave. So I have to divide my time between two schools. It has been challenging, but I am making it work. I think:)
  • I decided I hate my body and how I look. So I have reactivated my Gym membership. Last week I went 4 times. I plan to continue to go on a regular basis.
  • I got a new “Hot” and “Sexy” hair cut. Hot and sexy were the words used by my much younger college classmates. Made me feel good. The style is much easier to maintain and is more hip. Changed my haircolor, it is much lighter now.
  • Decided that short jeans just don’t work and went with average. So now i wear heels with jeans and feel like I look so much better, just by making that change.
  • Spent my entire winter break working on KSU work and myself.
  • Joe Sangel spoke at Rev this morning. He did a great job talking about “Being debt free is Sexy.” David and I are working really working on becoming debt free for our family. We attended a class offered by him last year and learned a lot.
  • Praying about Caleb’s school situation. Tuition at his school is going to be around $8500 next year. This is getting out of our range. Looking at a situation where he may be home schooled part time and in class part time. Cost would only be $250 per month instead of the current $800 a month.
  • David’s business is going very well. He has had to hire several more contractors and work continues to come in.

Need to update more often, but life keeps getting in the way.