Wait…how did it get to be Saturday already?!

That’s the question I asked myself this morning when thinking about how I have to work in children’s ministry and that it’s small group connection day at church tomorrow. Then I remembered that I haven’t checked in for the week. I don’t think you’ll blame me when you hear all I’ve been doing. 

I have worked out every single day since JR went to work. For those of you playing at home, that’s 12 days. In a row. For reals.

I can’t get a workout in while Justin is awake since he is a ginormous (hey, it could be a word some day. I mean, look at selfie. Or “facie” as my mom calls it) momma’s boy and has to be in my lap if I’m sitting down for more than ten seconds. So, every night around 8 p.m. I put Justin in his crib and then work out. I’m trying a website called Daily Burn. I”m on the free trial right now doing the 15 minutes a day for 15 days program (Actually, it’s called DB15). I’ve also been doing 15 minutes on the recumbent bike to make sure I stay under calories for the day.

Oh! I’ve also logged everything I’ve put in my mouth for 13 days. That’s pretty epic for me because now it’s like a habit. As soon as I eat, I pull out my phone and log it. Now, I just need that dang scale to start moving past the 5 lb. lost mark. 

On the spiritual front, I’ve started using the journal given out at last week’s sermon and I’m trying to get caught up on bible study. I’m doing pretty good with the Proverbs 31 online Made To Crave study and I’m loving the small group that I’m in. I think if I’d been in a small group in the last study that I would have actually gotten more out of it. 

Well, Justin is awake (again) so I guess I had better try to get him back to sleep. 

Good night, y’all!

Keep On Keeping On

I feel like the last two days have been non-stop even though I didn’t really do much today. Maybe it’s because I had a very long day yesterday and then was a bit drained when  I realized that I had left my debit card at the restaurant in South Carolina and now I have to wait on a new one from the bank (and pay 8 bucks for it). When I think about it, I’d rather pay the fee than drive all the way back to SC just to pick up my card.

Anyway, I have done much better this week on eating right and working out. I’ll admit that I had a not-so-healthy meal last night, but I still worked out and came in under calories. I’ve done very good today and will also come in under calories with exercise. I think one of the things that is keeping me accountable is the 100 Days of Tracking challenge I’m doing with a Facebook page I follow. I’ve tracked all of my food for six days in a row. I really feel like I’m on my way to getting back in the grove and getting these pounds off. I’ve been riding the recumbent bike, even though it really hurts my lower back, and doing kettlebell exercises. Hubby sent me a link to a site called Daily Burn and I’m going to sign up for the thirty day trial and see how I like it. I’ll check back later and let y’all know what I think.

Tomorrow I’ll start the “Made to Crave” bible study with those lovely ladies at Proverbs 31 Ministry. The book, by Lysa TerKeurst, is all about learning to crave food less and God more. I’m so excited because this time around I remembered to sign up for a small group. Last bible study I read the book but didn’t make much effort outside of that. I find it awesome that my church is also doing a sermon series called “Let’s Move”, which is all about being healthy in spirit, soul, and body. Definitely check it out!

Remember how I said I wanted to read the bible before Christmas? I signed up for a daily plan through an app on my phone and I’m already behind. I think the best way for me to study the bible is through Church sermons, devotionals, and reading books. I’m just not very good at sticking to the daily plan.

Also, I think I’m gonna end up blowing my goal of making new recipes out of the water. I think I set the goal at 12 (?) but I’m too lazy (and sleepy) to go back and look right now. Just in the time that JR was home, I tried five or six new recipes. It really does seem like we haven’t had the same dish twice in a while, and that’s a great feeling.

I’m also praying really hard for the Lord to point me in the right direction professionally. There are some potential changes coming up in our lives and financial stability would be a great thing.

As of right now, I feel like I’m on a roll and that it’s only going to get better.  🙂