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Day of Rest

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Taking today off from exercise. I wasn't going to, but was thinking about how our bodies do need a rest, a real rest, every week. Like you are supposed to take a few days off from strength training so you don't injure yourself and so that your muscles have time to recuperate. Yesterday my legs were cramping up an I thought, maybe they need a break. So, day off today, not from my eating habits, but from exercise.

emoticon I weighed in at: (DH is sleeping, will weigh in when he gets up)

emoticon I worked my calories out yesterday, but ended up eating extra dessert, so totally blew it. I won't go into detail, but I have vowed that it was my last time, and I'm going to stick to my calorie range for the rest of the month. If I really want apple pie, I'm going to work out my calories to make room for it, not just eat it and go over my calorie range. If I sit and work it out in the morning, I can finagle my way around eating too much and keep at 1200. Keep my portions small, drink lots of water, and keep my bowl of veggies within reach!

emoticon Yesterday I made it 1000 steps on the riser!! I was so proud/happy that I made it that long! Woohoo! I just kept saying to myself, "just 100 more steps, I can do this!" And I did! I only worked out for 20 minutes, because I was running so far behind and I had to get a shower and get ready to go. This week I'm going to work out for 40+ minutes each day, add strength training Monday - Friday. I found a body ball work out routine that will be great for the other two days of the week. So Monday: chest, triceps and abs. Tuesday: legs and back. Wednesday: shoulders and abs. Thursday and Friday total body workout on ball.

emoticon Today the only cleaning I'll be doing is that covered for my morning, afternoon and evening routines, and basic cleanup in the kitchen. Maybe today I'll find time to patch up that pillow the kids ripped!

I'm learning how to crochet, I'm learning how to bake more, I'm working out and getting in shape, I'm learning how to eat more healthy, I'm learning how to teach my children, I'm relearning Flylady, I'm reading the entire New Testament, we are starting a new Bible study group in our home come this Fall
I'm hoping to: learn cake making and decorating, learn to sew, learn a foreign language, get more involved at church. I'm going to learn how to swim. That's right, I only know how to doggy paddle!

What I'm doing to accomplish these things? I'm going to take a break from the computer. That's right, minimal computer time, I'm going to turn the monitor off! I'm still going to do SP and and a few other things. Mainly I want to turn the monitor off during the day! I can have the computer in the early morning and after dinner, but that is it. During the day it will be off limits. I want to play games with my kids and have time to learn all these new hobbies and teach my kids and all that stuff that staying on the computer has kept me from doing! I'm also going to find a babysitter. I want to go to the sewing and cake decorating classes at Micheal's.

Today I will:
emoticon Stay in my calorie range
emoticon Drink my water
emoticon Remember my vitamins and meds
emoticon Sew that pillow back together!
emoticon Shine my sink

Today's Bible verse:
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matt 6:34 (ESV)

That is really hard, as someone who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. But I will try my best and give my troubles to God and pray that he heals me of this.
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    Great plan, getting away from the computer. It really does take quite a lot of our time!! Spark is important to stay on track, but get in and get off! You can do it!
    2092 days ago
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