Yesterday I went straight to the gym after work. On the way there, I took my rings off, including my brand new wedding rings that I got for Christmas, to put lotion on my hands. I laid the rings on my shirt and then my son called. I answered the phone and totally forgot to put my rings on. When I got to the gym, My husband realized I forgot. He found the diamond on the seat and my original wedding band between the seat. We could not find my new band. We looked everywhere. One of the sweetest ladies that was behind me, got out of her car to find out what was wrong. She looked and looked just as much as we were. She was great. She finally had to leave. As she was leaving, she told she would pray we would find my ring. As soon as she pulled off, I found it!!!! God does answer prayers and he definitely answered all of ours. Then I go in and wanted to go ahead and pay for the 5k, but I thought half off was $5, so that is all I had. I was telling the girl at the front that I would pay another night, then I heard a guy at the other end say “give me your $5 and I will give you this” It was a $10 bill to pay for the 5K. I couldn’t believe it. I learned that there really are good people in this world and I was blessed to have met 2 of them. I wish I could see them again just to tell them both thank you again. God is so good!!!
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
I am so excited to have such beautiful days that I can come outside and take a walk with my daughter and my dog Ginger. We walked our 3 miles and I have never seen Ginger so tried. Breanna and I had a wonderful talk about how things were going and I would not have changed that for anything. The whole big RBL has been so much easier than in the beginning. I have started to learn how to eat and take advantage of the weather with a great walk. I never would have thought that exercising can really change your out look on life. I always looked at people and thought I could not do that because I was so busy. Busy or not I have to start taking time for myself. I have let some of my chores go because of the workout but I would not change this for anything. I enjoy being a better mom to my children by showing them that we can have fun with each other outside. I enjoy playing baseball with Cory, soccer with Cole, and volleyball with Breanna and now I have the energy to keep up with them without being out of breath.
I am learning that when I most don’t “feel” like working out, I most need to work out. These past couple of weeks have been somewhat of a struggle for me. It started with overall feeling of energy and making decisions not to workout, then. I found myself slipping on food. I did not allow myself to fall into the wrong types of food, but not controlling portions of even healthy carbs at meal times isn’t great either. This past weekend brought some very heavy heartache. What goes well With emotional pain ? Unhealthy decisions…. And apparently a sympathy bowl of banana pudding staring at me in the fridge! (From a very sweet friend.) Today in effort to get back on the horse, I headed to the Y. Upon changing, I discovered, I had not packed any workout pants. So, I put my work clothes back on and headed home. I did complete a UFC fit cardio DVD and some extra body weight exercises after. I will just have to try again tomorrow for the Y. In the mean time… There is still that bowl of banana pudding haunting me in the fridge!
Today was a first! I’ve been going to the Y around 8:45 in the mornings, and I have a friend from Church who’s been joining me over the past couple of weeks. It’s been nice having someone exercising with me. My friend’s schedule has been crazy the past couple of days. She sent me a message this morning that she wouldn’t be able to join me, so I went ahead and exercised since I was already there. She asked me if I would be able to go this afternoon and meet her around 4:00. I told her yes! So….I actually ended up working out twice today! An hour of Cardio….Twice! And I even used the weight machines while I was there this morning!
I actually feel pretty good, and I’m planning to be back there tomorrow morning at 8:45. It’s been a great day!!
Today’s run/ walk was tough. I’m not going to lie, it’s challenging to keep up the momentum! I realize there will be hard days. I had a busy weekend out of town for a family wedding. I’m still tired from it but I will push through and rest tonight and I will get back my drive!!! Not giving up! So proud of my TR group! When one of us is struggling the others pick you up and encourage you. Blessed!!
Well, after running a lot over the past few weeks I thought I would be ok and maybe get by without an injury. Everything was going well. Until I decided to walk 7.5 miles on the golf course! Yep, I can run 3, 4, 5 miles and have no problems. But after one round of golf which was 7.5 miles of walking (I had a gps with heart rate monitor connected to my phone) I have an injury.
It’s not going to completely shut me down, though. It’s not one of those injuries. I guess it’s more of playing hurt vs. sitting on the sidelines because I am “injured”. It hurts, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think it’s something that will put me out. I’ll take a day off today and see how it feels tomorrow.
Looking forward to Friday night bootcamp! So glad Verdae has been doing mini bootcamps to get us ready!