It's Been a Bit
It's a month short of two years since I wrote on here. It's been a crazy few of years. Lots of changes with life.
My hubby started having seizures and we spent a good year and half trying to get a doctor that would help us. He is now to the point that he can function again and live a better life.
I personally have been dealing with some health issues also.
We left the church that we helped plant.
I wrote a book that is in the process of being published. I have a separate website writersa.info that is for my writing.
The original business I planned on starting didn't work out but I started selling on Poshmark making an Eccentric Hearts Closet I am selling handcrafted items along with reselling used clothing and home goods.
Twelve days ago, I lost my mom in a tragic car accident. Nine years and six days after I lost my dad in one. I am still trying to process it. I keep thinking I will hear from her still. I am constantly wanting to message her something and remember that she isn't there to get it. I am not sure where I would be right now if it wasn't for my faith and God's comfort. Each day I make the choice to do the best with what I have and live a life that I would hope my parents would be proud of.
I am updating the layout of this site and going to start updating the pages as well.
Week 4 workout
Started week 4 of working out. I am up to 20 minutes 3.6 miles. So since I started I have doubled my time & increased 2.5 miles. I am noticing that doing things through out the day I don't get out of breath as much and I can do more. I am excited what several more weeks will be like.
Working out Week 3
Today is the start of week 3 working out. I first have added a day so this week will be 4 days instead of 3. My workout stats I did today were the following 16 minutes, 2.7 miles, and 107 pulse. So from week 1 I am up 6 minutes and 1.6 miles. My pulse was only down 1 point but I did work at lot harder today. I probably won't do body measurements & a picture until 5 weeks. Not sure if anything has really changed but I can say this I feel better and am not so much out of breath doing things now. God is good!!
A week ago I got my elliptical/exercise bike but together and started working out. In just 1 week I am already some improvements!! It's not a lot but I think it's awesome. Stats are 11 minutes, 1.7 miles, 41.3 calories and pulse 99 on a higher tension level. Changes are 1 minute more, .6 mile more, 6 calories more, my pulse down 9 and I wasn't completely out of breath.
Also I am excited that I just joined something that I am hoping will really improve my health and my family's. It's an all natural wellness company. I can't wait to get some products and see how they are. If they are as good as I have been told you all will be hearing more about it. I might even be able to make some income with it.
Loving Life. God is Good!
Time to get healthier
For Mother's Day this year I asked to get an elliptical/exercise bike. I did this because I want to start getting in better health so I can be a better mother, wife & friend. Being at the place I am it's hard for me to be very active with my kids and I hate it. I hate not feeling good. I am going to be blogging my progress to stay motivated and to be held accountable. I will not be going on a diet or taking any diet pills, drinks or etc. I am just going to exercise and start eating a bit healthier. No I am not going to go extreme with it. I will still have soda, junk food, etc at times. Just not as much and I am going to try to make more meals and snacks. I want to try to get to the point that I can make meals kind of from scratch. What I mean is not using preboxed foods. Every 30 days or so I will post a picture of my progress with my measurements. At first I thought yikes but then I said I am who I am I look how I look people don't like it tough, they can just go somewhere else. I only exercised for 10 minutes today for the first time but let me tell you it kicked my butt!!
Day 1 Measurements: Weight 206lbs Waist 47" Bust 54 1/2" Arms 14" Thighs 25"
Workout: Machine 10 mins Distance 1.1 miles Calories 28 Pulse at end 108
Abby 5 months
Just did Abby's measurements for 5 months and I came up with 27" long and a whopping 20lbs! According to the growth charts she still is in the 95+ percentile. But her head is 16.5" which is 25-50 percentile. So she may have a small head like her daddy but just like her daddy, God has blessed her with being super smart.
Surfing & 5k training
Saturday our church went to Jacksonville beach to kick of the FLOW (Fellowship Lead on Water) ministry. It was so much fun. We have several surfers at our church and they were giving surf lessons. There was a part of me that wanted to try it, then another part that thought I couldn't do it and would be so embarrassed to look like an idiot. Well the first part won. I not only tried to surf but I actually stood up on the board a few times. It was so amazing. I want to go back and try it again even though I am sore still. I also got a bad sun burn that day but it's healing and all the fun I had was worth. The only disappointing thing was that Curtis wasn't able to be there with me and see me. I am hoping the next time we go back he will be there with me.
Today I had my worst times yet for my morning walk. It's ok though cause I am still feeling the workout I got from surfing and I did start a bit late so the heat was a little worse. What matters most to me is the fact that I did do it at least. My worst issue when it comes to exercise is making excuses not to do it. Almost every morning I try to talk myself out of it but I do it anyways. Thank You Holy Spirit for giving me the strength not to quit.
1 mile mark
I added another lap to my 5k training today and according to the app I am using I hit the 1 mile mark. I still have a long way to go to get to 3 miles and doing it in the time I want to. I know God will continue to give me the strength to be able to do it.
I had the spirit of lazy come over me this morning the alarm went off so I would wake up and do my morning walk and I was just like turns it off and turns over. I started making excuses not to do my walk, like I will just do some exercise in the house later. Knowing it wasn't at all what I needed to get ready to do a 5k. After an hour or so of talking myself into more sleep and not doing exercise I grabbed my phone and decided to read Jude. For those that may not know I have a bible app on my phone that I love cause I can take the Word with me anywhere I go, that my phone can go. Anyways after I read Jude I was feeling more motivated and checked the weather temperature. It wasn't so bad so I got dressed and went out to do my walk. I did it for the first time without carrying a water, focusing on learning to breath through my nose instead of mouth. God kept a nice breeze going for me. I actually was less out of breath and exhausted for the first time. Glory be to God.
Week 2- 5k Training done
I only got to do training yesterday and today because Curtis told me it wasn't good for me to exercise hard when I am on the heaviest days of my period. Yes I know it might be TMI but I am just being honest. I decided to follow his advice since it is true that I tend to get anemic easily. Despite missing 3 days I still added another lap and today I did the best per lap so far. Glory to God who gives me the strength to do anything.
Also someone linked me a 5k that will be at the end of September. So I was thinking of using that one as a practice to the one in November.
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