Went to bed early last night and actually got some sleep, 6 hours is much better than what I have been getting!
Gotta remember to walk before I run! I added 200 steps on the riser on the WiiFit step, my poor legs just couldn't do it yesterday. So I think it will have to be an every other day kind of thing and I will take an extra week before going up to 400 steps on the riser. Don't want to hurt my calves!
Found the cutest videos on youtube that tells a story while doing yoga poses for kids! My girls love them! My oldest DD was in desperate need of a break from school work, and the video did just the trick! It's called Cosmic Kids. Just wonderful!
Therapy today. No treating myself to a latte today, we are flat broke. It's only for a few days, but I don't like this feeling at all. I'll be more careful with my paycheck this next month so I don't have to go through this again. It's not about the latte. Ya know?
My hips! Very important to stretch my hips after I work out, I don't know why, but they ache! I got my full 3k steps in this morning, plus a lot of stretching, I'll do my burpees and strength training in a bit... My kids were trying to rush me so they could get breakfast (They are not old enough, imo, to work the microwave without me here). My right calf was really acting up this morning, I need more calf stretches throughout the day, methinks. It was hard to make it the full 30 minutes!!
I'm loving my Made To Crave Daily Devotional! I'm on day 5 and I get this nugget (which is just what I needed this week as I'm thinking about staying motivated): "Between any trial and the blessing that comes from that trial, there is a pathway we must walk - that pathway is perseverance. Perseverance means having an urgency, firmness, resolve, and consistency." That is the word I've been searching for! That is what I need! I keep finding my 'motivation' and losing it again. I need to persevere no matter what my motivation meter may be at!
My dear friend has lost 37 pounds and is fitting into her jeans that she wore for her wedding photos! I'm so happy for her, but at the same time I feel a twinge. I don't like that. I should be all happy for her, but I feel that twinge. I think that twinge is a mix of my regret, thinking I could be where she is now, jealousy that she is there now and I'm not, and a bunch of other similar things. But I would not trade the weight for the problems she has. We've gone through a lot of the same problems, usually just months apart, which can be kind of scary how similar our problems are. We both got kidney stones, then gall stones, then gallbladder removal... within months of each other! Now she has gout and I'm thinking, Oh No! But the difference is clear. She decided to go no sugar, then no red meat, and now no processed foods and no meats. I'm eating better than I was but have not cut out all of the sugar and other things. So I really should not have that twinge, as she took a healthier eating rout. She's more active than I am. Not working out, but just in general. She's always standing or up cleaning something, she does not sit for long. So I need to squash that twinge and just be happy for my friend and start doing better myself so I can get there too.
So persevere my friends, and have a wonderful Wednesday!