Day 8: Food, Fitness, and Faith

Happy Mother’s Day!   Since it’s Mother’s Day, I didn’t get up and do my exercising right away.  I got up, threw on clothes, and took my family over to wish my mom a happy day & give her our presents (a book full of prompts for her life story and a pink bromeliad).  She … Continue reading Day 8: Food, Fitness, and Faith

Day 7: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day 7 fell on the Sabbath and my parents were in town.  We got up, walked over there (the short way), and had what passes as breakfast at my mom’s house: store bought sweet rolls.  Checked the calorie count and ate just one (220 calories).  Also had a banana and a cup of coffee.    … Continue reading Day 7: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day 6: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day 6 I got up and tried to do my 10 minute Dance Solutions video.  I have several problems with it: 1) There's no instruction, just dancing. 2) I am trying to lose weight, which means that I cannot see all my muscles, so I have no idea which ones are moving.  3) I can't … Continue reading Day 6: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day Five: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day five was when I fell apart.   I got up, couldn’t find the exercise video I wanted, so had to do a different one.  It was for the balance ball, an upper body workout, and really, it did go okay, but my head was down towards the ground a lot, which made my headache … Continue reading Day Five: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day Four: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day Four was my last day of the week with my Nancy Marmorat video. Today's focused on the "butt-ox" (I can't help but giggle when she says it like that; it sounds like some ugly beast, silly, but true).  I like to refer to it as the "booty" instead. 😉 Foodwise: breakfast was at my … Continue reading Day Four: Food, Fitness, & Faith

around the house

If you come to my house this week, you’ll see a whole lot of little blue post-it notes around on the walls like this:   If you are a guest here, please ignore these signs, as they are for family only.      Nick and the kids have been asking for things they could do … Continue reading around the house

Day Three: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day Three I had the same kid-in-my-bed situation, so I put off exercising until that small window of time between taking big kids to school & Greg to MDO.  Greg burst in on me at some point with a "What are you doing that for?!"  The look on his face was priceless.  I got in … Continue reading Day Three: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day Two: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day Two was all about your partnership with God.  It reminded us not only to avoid unhealthy foods, but to remember that you can ask God to help you with that part of the journey.  That God is always protecting you and to try to remember that when you’re faced with unhealthy choices of all … Continue reading Day Two: Food, Fitness, & Faith

Day One: Food, Fitness, & Faith

During the spring campout a church a few of us ladies were chatting (while making lunches for the kids) about how we were all in need of a little help with our waistlines.  Most of us had gained 40 or more pounds since our weddings (although one had gained a lot less, she was a … Continue reading Day One: Food, Fitness, & Faith