Friday, July 31, 2009

What's the Plan???

I am still trying to get into a routine. It's hard not being in my "own" home. This week (still being a transition week) I did the first week of Jillian Michaels' Making the Cut. It was harder than usual for me, which shows that I've been slacking off a bit!


My plan is to begin P90X this coming week.

I've heard great things about it, but I have also heard that it is terribly hard! I still need to go buy a pull up bar, but I have pretty much everything else. I'm excited but yet scared all at once. I am really big on muscle confusion - which this program is all about. Humm... maybe that will be another post... Muscle confusion...


Anyway, I will keep you all updated as I begin. Who knows, maybe I'll even post on Monday telling you how hard it is!! Anybody want to join me?




Friday, July 24, 2009

Oh Where Oh Where Can She Be....

Well, after my last post the excitement soon faded. Let me explain....
We were supposed to close this past Monday, but last Friday the land survey that was done on our yard showed that our fence and half of the play area that we created for my kids last summer was actually our neighbors yard. We have lived next to this couple for 6 years now and they didn't even know it was their yard for goodness sakes! So, we either had to have them sign over the land to us upon giving them money, or have someone come fix the mistake by clearing everything out. Well, our neighbors thought their piece of land was more than what we offered them (which was the bid to actually fix the property to begin with), so we just fixed it. Now, we are closing at 4:00 today, and I'm SO ready to put all of this behind me!
I have been stressed out of my mind. It's hard trying to keep things normal for my kids when we're living with our in-laws until our house is built. Last week I worked out like normal... and then Friday hit and I began to have some stomach issues due to stress. We worked non-stop last weekend. By Monday I had lost 3 lbs. I went to Zumba class on Monday and then worked on the house. By Wednesday of this week I was flat out exhausted from being on my feet going up and down 2 flights of stairs for 14 hours straight that I cried my eyes out!
I will stop ranting and raving now...
Pray that everything goes smoothly with the closing at 4:00 today. It will be "some" stress lifted off my shoulders right now.
As for the future...
I miss all my bloggy friends so, so much. I didn't realize just how much I look forward to reading and hearing from you all until not blogging for 2 -3 weeks. My plan is to start back up on Fitness Fridays AND I want to start doing p90x! I found it hilarious that Sandy and God Speak's Today posted about this today. We are always on the same page when it comes to working out! But I'm with her... I'm a bit scared of it!
Drop me a comment... I'm dying to hearing from all of you!

Friday, July 10, 2009

An Announcement...

Drum Roll Please.........................................


WE'RE MOVING!!!!!


We received a contract on our house of the 4th of July weekend. We accepted it on Sunday night and we are to be out of our house in 2 weeks. Yep... I said that right 2 weeks! Actually now... A week and 2 days...


I thank you all for your prayers and support. God has a hand in EVERYTHING!

This being said, I have been a bit busy lately. I did however make time to guest post over at Sandy's God Speaks Today Blog. So if you haven't already seen it, head on over there!

Talk to you all soon! Now I'm off to pack... 40 boxes and counting!


Friday, July 3, 2009

Motivation

Staying motivated is something that is very hard to do. There are so many things that can throw you off course. Whether it be getting sick, taking a vacation, finding something better to do, or just being plain unmotivated there are still benefits of sticking to the plan and seeing it through.

A wise guy once told me that if I can do something for 2 days I can do it for a week. If I can do it for a week then I can do it for 2 weeks. If I can do it for 2 weeks then I can do it for a month. And if I can do it for a month I can do it FOREVER! This wise guy is my very own husband.

This past week marked the 1 year anniversary of my weight loss journey. It was exciting for me to take some pictures so that I can see the before and after results, because trust me, there are still days where I just feel “blah” and don’t see the results until I look back at my old self.

I’m centering this post of staying motivated. If it wasn’t for my motivation and determination I don’t think I would have had the success that I had. I’m not saying that I didn’t go through some rough patches because I did. Especially from November until March where I didn’t lose a single pound! But did I quit…. NO WAY! Never give up – NEVER. Throwing in the towel is way easier than pushing through the hard times, but what benefits do you get from that?

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

And just because I reached my goal weight of 130 lbs doesn’t mean that I’m stopping. This is a life style for me now. It’s just that I’m in maintenance mode instead of weight loss mode. Sure I would love to tone some areas up (aren’t there always areas that need toning?) I just want to enjoy the benefits of all my hard work!
Here are some before pictures from last year...





And here are pictures from this year...