Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Typical Thursday

Today was just a typical day for me. I am a full-time student and had my class in Holistic Health today. The class has been pretty good and very informative. I've learned all about alternative health and many different modalities for taking care of ourselves in non-western medicine ways. I am very happy with how this class is going, but I will admit that I'll be glad when this semester is over.
I also typically do my housework and make dinner for my husband before we head out to a night at our church with Life Tree Café. It's a beautiful way to connect to people and build relationships with other church members and those who come to visit. I like that it's available to anyone and you can come with your own ideas and your own thoughts, everyone is welcome. It's a night out for my husband and myself to get to know our church family on a more intimate level and get to meet new people who come to visit and take part in a very informal conversation café.
As you can see nothing exciting, it's still pretty cold here in Maine, but it is comforting to have some continuity in our life and no stress with how our days are planned.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weight Loss Challenge

Well, this week I start an 8 week weight loss challenge. I think it's just what I need to get myself more accountable for all the exercise and lifestyle changes I've made to see the weight come off. I was in a program at my doctor's office, but I'm not finding it very motivational. I sit in group and just listen to people not willing to make the changes necessary to loss the weight. I mean, you have to exercise. You have to make changes to your diet. You have to be ready to do things differently. So, instead of going to group, I've decided to take on a challenge at my fitness studio. I go for my initial weigh in this morning and I'm probably not going to like what I see. I exercise about 4 times per week, sometimes more, but I'm not seeing the numbers move. So, we'll see if this helps to be in a little friendly competition.
I'm also getting ready to head off to Niagara Falls in a couple of weeks to visit daughter #1. She moved out there in August and I haven't seen her since. I'm flying out in a couple of weeks to visit for a few days. I can't wait! All in all a pretty good start to the week and things are going well. Wish me luck today and I'll have updates often!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Finally, I'm back and better than ever!

Well, it's been a long time since I posted anything. A lot has been going on since my last post. My husband returned from a year long deployment. I started back at college and I'm going to be having a grandchild! Yes, lots going on and I thought it was time to get myself back to writing and tracking things a little better. I've been working out and trying to get my health on track. I've been doing yoga, zumba, and some Focus T25! I am feeling great! I really am enjoying getting healthy and with a new grandchild on the way I need to get in the best shape I can.
I also started painting. I love it. I've done 4 paintings so far and find it very relaxing. I am trying to do more things and different things. Every chance I get I try something new. Last week I went to a new type of Yoga class. Kundalini Yoga. It was very empowering and I found myself experiencing a new sense of well being.
I also turned 53 last week. I don't mind getting older. I am really embracing it! The older I get the more well rounded I feel that I'm getting. ( Not rounder in the physical sense!) I feel that there are more doors open to me and more things to experience. I hope to get back to regular blogging and getting more pictures on line from my life. Better documentation is what I'm striving for! Glad to be back and lots more to come!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Sunny May Day

I am sitting in my home in the middle of the state of Maine and am looking outside at a beautiful sunny second day of May. It's been a long time since it's been warm and sunny. We have had one of the coldest winters on record and spring just doesn't want to be found. Today makes all those cold winter days seem far away. The sky is the most deepest shade of blue and my forsythia bush outside my window is beginning to blossom. All this beauty makes me stop and realize that we have beauty and wonder all around us. God has provided ways of showing his personality in the creation that we live in. We just need to look for it. I imagine God loves color which we see in the flowers and trees. He loves music which we can hear from all the birds in the sky. And he has a sense of humor.... we can see that circumstances we sometimes encounter. I guess I'm being reflective today. But the weather and the beauty has swept me off my feet and I have to praise the One who created it!! Have a  blessed weekend all!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Celebrate the Savior!!!
Happy Easter to all and Thank you Lord for your redemption!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter around the Corner

Easter is this Sunday.... I love this holiday for many reasons. I love the fact we get to celebrate the resurrected God. We celebrate the beginning of spring and all the newness that comes with it. We get to spend a day with family to enjoy a slower paced kind of day to reflect on the wonders that God has provided for us.
God has been very good to me this past year. He has watched over me while my husband has been deployed. He has given me peace when I've been stressed and has provided me with all my needs. If not for the Risen Christ, none of this would have been possible. I'm truly thankful that God the Father sent His son to the earth to redeem us from Sin.
I hope you have a wonderous Easter Sunday and that the Lord has blessed you and your family.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Weighty Issue

My journey to get healthy and fit started exactly one year ago today. A year ago my weight was at 177.5, My blood pressure was 160/90 and my triglycerides were off the charts! I was really unfit and didn't exercise at all. My journey began because I felt I was not taking care of the body that God had given me and not respecting myself to be the best that God wanted for me.  So  I joined a gym that does Zumba and Yoga, no machines for this girl, began a doctor supervised weight loss program and got myself moving and eating according to to my program. During the year I lost weight but I really feel that my biggest accomplishment was regaining a healthy body, one that is now a body that is showing my respect and Love for God our Father. I now weigh 149 pounds,  by blood pressure is usually 116/70 and my triglycerides are at 124...I finally feel good about presenting myself before God and thanking Him for all the blessings he has given to me. By changing my eating habits and making exercise a priority, I've changed my life to benefit my husband, my children and my God!