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Friday, June 24, 2016

Day 176

Not sure why it's so easy for me to lose momentum from day today as quickly as I do. Yesterday I did great. Today not so great. I did 3 sets of 20 squats.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Day 175

Today I was a hot mess. I woke up this morning and procrastinated a little, and then I got smart.  I said to myself, "I know your games... I'm not going to let you get dressed until you exercise," because I know if I got dressed that's it. Game over.

Well I ended up hanging out my PJs until about noon LOL (called myself out on my own game, ha!). That was the first time that I had been in my PJ's for that long probably since like high school... well I don't know if it's been that long but it's been a really long time. Dude, I even went in the backyard and watered my flowers that way. I didn't think it was going to be an issue because I never see anybody, but of course the neighbor kids had to be looking out the window, so they started banging on the window, I waved which made matters worse, and of course everybody had to come to see what's going on. Oh hey, it's just me in my PJs and husbands 3-sizes-too-big-for-me clown flip flops, in the pre-heated oven that is my backyard (perks of living in Vegas), watering my 1/2 dead, scorched  flowers, close to noon. No biggie.

So I did finally get on the elliptical and I stayed on for 40 minutes *gasp* a whopping 40 minutes... consecutively! I know! I was surprised myself! It's been awhile since I've done THAT too LOL.

Anyway. It's another day tomorrow. Hoping for good things. I found out that my step brother is getting married on Jan 14th, so i made that a goal date for me to be below 200. I'm not close with him,  so I doubt I'll even go, but I'm using it as an excuse anyway. *fingers crossed*

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength. One day at a time. One choice at a time.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Day 174

Tonight I worked on my arms. I mainly worked on my biceps. I did various types of arm curls including preacher curls and static curls. Today feels like a lazy day and a busy day all at the same time, but, I was on que with my diet. If only I could get them both to work out on the same day...

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Day 173

Today I was a good girl bc I woke up and got onto the elliptical for 30 minutes...but I was ultimately punished for something bc i found a scorpion next to my bedroom door  *eek!*

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Day 172

Today I failed when it came to exercise. My plan was to wake up early and get on the elliptical, but little brother came into my room again and so I ended up just staying with him until he woke up and then we just got ready for the day and time slipped from their. We had swim lessons for a little one early this morning, and tryouts for a swim club for the big one in the late afternoon that didn't pan out. We have to come back again next Monday because it was too hot IN the building (108F) so they closed the pool. We had swim for the big one in the evening and so we were pretty much out all day.

Anyway, I forced myself onto the elliptical before bed for 20 minutes but I was really just going through the motions.

Whoever said, "the more you exercise, the easier it gets," was wrong (I think I might have said of this at some point??? LOL). Today is day 172 and I still struggle everyday.

Another day over and done with and I really need to do this in the morning tomorrow. I don't know why I let myself procrastinate. I know where my trouble areas are. And knowing is half the battle right? LOL

One day at a time. One choice at a time. I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Day 171

Today was a crazy day at work. It wasn't stressful like most days it was but it was stressful and a completely different way. With the heat being over 110F today,  we had rolling blackouts here in Las Vegas all day and it affected my hospital in the later part of the day.  Our power kept going out and my telemetry system kept crashing. The air conditioning even stopped working. It happened at the end of my shift so it was quite hilarious to me... But not anybody else LOL oh well (i knew our system was gonna crash at some point) . There weren't any patients affected by it bc the generators kicked in so that was good.

Anyway,  tonight i did 3 sets of 30 squats. Hoping to wake up early to get on the elliptical.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Day 170

Tonight I take it back a little old school and I did some Pilates. I don't know what any of the moves are called but they are kind of different variations of ab work. One of the moves I did was kind of like reverse crunches... but not really and I didn't do the weird arm pumping action that usually see with Pilates. I did 3 sets of 10 of those. I did another variation of side crunches and I did 4 sets of 20 of each of those on each side.

Ugh, have to work tomorrow. I really wish i didn't have to work there.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Day 169

This morning i got onto the elliptical while i let my hair process. I was on for 30 mins.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Day 167 + 168

Yesterday i  did 4 sets of 10 leg kickbacks.

Tonight i did 4 sets of 10 side lying leg raises. Tonight was a lot tougher than yesterday's,  let me tell you. Whew! My legs are still shaking!

Anyway, yesterday when I woke up I was still pretty mad about all the crap people give to my son about his hair. I told him that if he was really that upset that we would just go cut it off and be done with it.

We talked for a long time about it. I really just wanted to remind him of what was in his heart and how he first felt when he made the decision to grow his hair out. Miriam, you are totally right,  guys grow their hair or all the time so I don't know why people be trippin'. I reminded him of this too :).

I reminded him that one of the contributing factors to his decision to do this was because he was caring and sensitive to others, and THAT was the exact reason why it hurt his feelings so much... because he's so sensitive. I reminded him that these things would make him stronger and what matters is on the inside, and he is pretty darn amazing.

He was still pretty concerned about his friends at school teasing him and I told him that true friends wouldn't make him purposefully feel bad. I think him realizing these 2 things were the things that helped him the most. He said his friends Aiden and Daniel don't tease him and they are his 2 best friends. When they first met they asked about his hair, and when he told them why he was growing it out, they accepted it and moved on, not mentioning it again. I told him thats what true friends were and you could see his face change, and all his confidence grow back. Now he feels strong again, and I am so glad for this. My sweet boy :).

The place we chose to donate to, requires only a minimum of 8 inches, so he is 3/4 of the way there. He should be finished by the end of the next school year or the beginning of 5th grade and he said he wanted to wait it out. I'm so proud of him, and I can't wait for him to experience the beautiful blessing waiting for him at the end of the rainbow. The whole journey is a blessing, but the final reward will be so exciting for him! It'll be his first blessing from giving (outside from what he can see), and I hope it inspires him in so many more ways to seek to serve instead of being served. Love it!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Day 166

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 30 minutes.

I have to say I am quite upset. I don't really say much outside of my daily exercise, but I am so mad, I just need to get this off my chest. I am so completely irritated with almost everyone that my son comes into contact with, including but not limited to my father in law, some teachers/instructors, his little friends in AND out of school, their parents, random strangers and random kids that I just want to scream!!

My son is 9 years old. He has such a beautiful and loving soul, and I am so proud of him in all things, but he chose to do something selfless that all these people previously mentioned just don't get, and they are making him regret his decision, which infuriates me. When he decided to do this, we tried to prepare him for the things people would potentially say, but he held strong and said he wouldn't let it bother him, but now 1/2 way into his journey, it's starting to wear on him. He was just in tears because of the things people say to him on a daily basis now. Everyone has an opinion and he is tired and doesn't feel like he should have to defend or explain himself daily, ESPECIALLY to people that already know and have been told multiple times what he's doing and why (*ahem* FIL). Up until now, the encouragement we've given him, had been enough, but he's struggling now and mentally exhausted, ready to throw in the towel.

Last year, we read an article about an 8 year old boy that was so inspired by a St. Jude commercial, that grew out his hair to donate, to make wigs for kids. My sweet boy was so moved by this powerful act of love (his Nana died 3 years ago from cancer and it still stings him) that he said he wanted to do it too. We told him it would be hard and he'd get teased but he said he didn't care and he would be able to handle it. For months we talked about it and he stuck to it.

It's been about a year and now the daily taunts are getting to him. It breaks my heart! I
He's losing sight of why he started this journey and is ready to stop :(.

I told him it was his decision and to sleep on it. I need to sleep on it as well bc I am so mad at all these people right now. Grrrrr....

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength. (I wish he could feel this in his heart the way that I do).

Monday, June 13, 2016

Day 165

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 40 minutes. My goal is to get onto the elliptical every morning this week. I hope I can stick to it!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Day 164

Tonight after work I did 10 sets 10 pulsing bicep curls.

Gonna try to go to sleep now so that I can wake up early and get on the elliptical.

one day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Day 163

Tonight I just did 4 sets of 15 reverse lunges. Gotta grr up early for work early again. Good night!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Day 162

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 25 minutes. I had good intentions to get back on but we all know that I'm lazy and I didn't... I guess it's a daily struggle for me, until I do it, then it actually gets much easier LOL. First time that kills me. And I think you gotta find something good to watch on Netflix too LOL.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Day 161

This morning I got up early and got on to the elliptical trainer for 30 minutes. It really does make life easier for me when I get up early, but I hate it so much sometimes LOL. Sleeping in is awesome and sucks all at the same time (cause I know if i don't exercise early, I put it off all day).

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Day 160

Today was a weird day as far as exercise goes. I love my son pick the workout we were going to do and he wanted to dance. Boy did we dance. And jump. And jump. And jump. And spin and jump and jump. He had a ball and he wiped my butt out (isn't it supposed to be the other way around?) LOL. IDK how long we danced for! We listened to Robert Miles' song Children a few times till he called for a break. Then we did it again when Big Brother got home from Camp Invention. Fun stuff.

I know I said I was going to work on my diet first instead of lifestyle change, but I've been thinking about it and one of the things that I want to do is for every hour that I'm awake I want to "be active" for at least 10 minutes out of the hour, and I kind of did that today. It wasn't intentional but it was on the back of my mind so I guess I tried to do it. And for the most part of a successful but I definitely want to be more active. My house and floors are clean LOL.

I think I did pretty good with my diet too. I had a moment of weakness but instead of going full out cookie mode like I wanted, I just had a bowl of cereal that totally helped with my carb craving. There are definitely worse carbs lurking in the darkness of my pantry, so all in all it was a good day with my food choices.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Day 159

This morning I got onto the elliptical for 30 minutes.  I've been thinking a lot about my diet and lifestyle changes and hope to start making changes. I need to be a lot more strict with my diet and it sounds silly,  but to me that seem easier than the lifestyle changes I plan to make... so I'm gonna focus on the diet portion first. Just being more strict with choices and food diary.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Day 158

Tonight I did some overhead tricep extensions and some wall pushes. Just been a blah day.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Day 157

I wasn't able to get on the elliptical this morning, but I did squats and walking lunges.  I lost count after 25 squats up the stairs and did about 30 walking lunges. Up early to take the big kid to inventors camp and the little one to swim lessons.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Day 156

This morning before work I got on the elliptical for 20 minutes. I'm on my way to my car right now, coming home from work so I might get on again before bed but I thought I would get this out of the way since I tend to blog so late.

I hope to get up early again in the morning so that I can get on to the elliptical again, but we'll see...

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Day 155

I got onto the elliptical first thing this morning, but only for 10 minutes. I had big dreams to get on again after the grocery store, but didn't get a chance. Summer break kinda stinks. Both boys are driving me bonkers. I bought them water balloons and filled up like 30 for them. That just turned into a bad idea (learning experience lol) and they just played in the back yard with me there to keep them out of trouble.

It was 106F today and it's supposed to be a lot hotter this weekend (like 110+F).Thank goodness I'll be in a freezing cold "sterile" environment...although have I mentioned how much I hate that place??? Don't want to go but I guess mental abuse is better than heat stroke????

Oye.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Day 154

This morning I woke up early and got on the elliptical for 40 mins. I'm so glad I did, bc I'm exhausted and am gonna go crash.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Day 153

Today I did some floor exercises. I was trying to focus on core so I did things like reverse crunches, regular crunches, planks and a couple other things that I don't know the names for. I guess they would be like laying trunk twists? Anyway I need to get more comfortable on the floor. I definitely need to be doing more floor exercises than I am now.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Day 152

Today I was a good girl and I got up early and got onto the elliptical. I got on for 20 minutes and then took the boy to school. Hoping for the same tomorrow. I can't believe it's the last day of school!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Day 151

Today I did 5 sets of 15 squats abs 3 sets of 10 standing trunk rotations.

Gotta get up early. Oye. Only 2 more days though. Yaay!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Day 150

Today was an awful, awful day. I was anxious coming into work today because I feel like they were setting me up for failure and boy did they. I would have quit and walked out but I guess that would be considered patient abandonment and I'd probably have a pretty hard time trying to find another job in this industry if I left that way.it was a really stressful and anxiety filed day and knowing that I'm going to be forced to do this again soon makes me really anxious. It's not safe or a healthy work environment.

I woke up early this morning (anxiety) and just got on the elliptical. I did 15 minutes and then got ready for work. Praise God that I'm off tomorrow.  I wish it was possible to find a weekend only, part time 12 hour position before next weekend bc I REALLY don't want to go back. Ever.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Day 149

This morning I got on to the elliptical trainer for 15 minutes before work and I'm glad that I did. I honestly didn't think I was going to wake up earlier and I definitely wasn't trying to. It just happened that way LOL

I have a big day tomorrow at work and it's causing me a lot of anxiety. I'm hoping that I can fall asleep and sleep throughout the night without  waking up multiple times. If I wake up early like today,and I feel energized, I'll get onto the elliptical, but we'll see. I already feel like I'm being set up for failure for tomorrow at work so I don't want to set myself up for failure with this.

Hopefully it works out for the best.

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Day 147 & 148

I'm posting 2 days together bc I forgot to post yesterday and I'm lazy. Lol

Yesterday I did 3 sets of 15 bicep curls with my 8lb weights.

Today I did 5 sets of 10 tricep kickbacks with my 8lb weights.

Did I procrastinate both days? Yes. Did Little Brother come in the room again? Yes, but I has an award ceremony to be at yesterday morning and wasn't going to make it on time bc I woke up late. I barely made it.

This morning I got to sleep in,  but instead of waking up at 7 like I wanted (yes, this is sleeping in for me) , I woke up at 8 and struggled to get out the door to the store before the zoo of people arrived.

Excuses, excuses...

So do I plan to wake up earlier tomorrow b4 work to correct past wrongs? Yes, but I doubt the hand that presses the snooze button will get the memo. (Did I just set myself up for failure? Yep. I sure did lol).

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Day 146

I am having a hard time getting a handle on my procrastination. This morning Little Brother crawled into our bed around 4 or 5, and when my alarm went off to exercise, I was just too tired. I ended up waking up like 20 mins later anyway bc he was pressed right up against my back. That would have still been early enough to exercise but i chose to just lay there and watch him sleep. He's so tiny still and I hope it doesn't pass me by. I realize that's what I end up doing in the mornings when he comes into our room at night. The other mornings I have no excuse lol.

I asked him to stay in his room tonight and he said, "oh tay." We'll see.

Anyway I got onto the elliptical tonight while hubby put him to sleep. I was able to get 15 mins in. Not bad, but definitely not my best. It's a constant struggle and with the weight loss slowing down, there is definitely a lack of motivation. Summer is coming up and I can't wait to not have to leave the house early. Yaay! Let the countdown begin! Eight days until there's no school!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Day 145

Well, I got up early this morning and I was able to get onto the elliptical for 30 minutes. I'm glad that I did because I wasn't able to find any time throughout the day to do it. After about 3 p.m. it becomes a lost cause. To be honest, I just don't want to do it anymore.

I can't wait until summer because then the kids can sleep in and I can get on the elliptical for as long as I want and not have to worry about being anywhere at any specific time. AND I won't have to take anybody to school. Yaay! One week left!

One day at a time. One choice at a time.

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.