Last year around this time I was introduced to a new way of eating. Eating clean. I had never heard of eating clean and did not really understand what it was. After speaking with a couple of friends and doing some of my own research, I found out what it truly was about. Eating clean is not another fad diet. Eating clean is not a quick fix to lose weight. Eating clean is a lifestyle change and it is eating healthy foods. When I say healthy foods I mean eating brown rice, vegetables and lean protein. Eating every two and half to three hours. Basically? It is cutting out processed food from my diet.
07 May 2013
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Many of you may remember at the beginning of the year I had set some fitness goals. One of those goals was to run a 5K without stopping. I have never in my entire life run for 3.1 miles…EVER. I am sure when I was in the military we ran more than that but I would at some point stop to walk. Well, after some persuasion I am signing up, today, for my first 5K race on June 1st.
To say I am a little apprehensive or scared would be an understatement! I just thank God for the wonderful people He has set in my path that encourages me and push me to meet my goals. Yesterday, the two blessings and I spent the day with a wonderful family. During our visit my friend (whom if available that day will be running with me on June 1st) told me that I could run 3.1 miles and I need to just try it. My mind was of course telling me I can’t and that I won’t make it.
When I got home yesterday it was time for my workout session. I was tired. All I wanted to do was take a nap. I knew I had to push myself to work out because I have goals I need to
meet surpass. I completed my weight lifting session
and knew cardio was next. Ugh I dread cardio! I jumped on the treadmill and set
a goal to run without stopping for 10 minutes. 41 minutes later and 3.2 miles I stopped! (The first two minutes I
walked for warm-up, so it took about 39 minutes) I just ran without stopping!!
To some this is one of those “okay so what, I run that every day as a warm-up.”
From a non-runner who set a goal and met that goal, that is HUGE! I have been
on cloud nine since yesterday and cannot wait for June 1st to
I know the only way I did this was with His help. I was praying the entire time I was running. I was asking Him to help me. I was quoting two scriptures; Philippians 4:13 and Joshua 1:9. I knew it was going to take more than just myself to run these miles. I had His encouragement. His strength. His love.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
I ran 3.1 miles for the first time without stopping because my Lord and Savior carried me throughout the entire run……Join us for Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers!
06 May 2013
Last week we had nothing but cold temperatures and rain. I could not motivate myself to really get anything done. All I wanted to do was lounge around in comfortable clothes and have no agenda. So that is what we did. We did nothing last week. We took the time to be still and rest. I believe the two blessings needed it more than I or so I will think that. Our life will soon become chaotic and I wanted to have some days where we could enjoy the quietness of our home.
30 April 2013
Yesterday I was so productive that I absolutely forgot to post my 1,000 gifts! I know today is Tuesday and usually post GratiTuesday, but God sent us so many blessings last week that I just need to share.
26 April 2013
After having kids I would work out and lose the baby fat. When we moved to Alaska I slacked on my fitness and eating habits. I gained about 30 pounds. Last year around this time I really focused on getting healthy. I changed my eating habits and incorporated fitness into my life. I was doing really well with it. I only lost about seven pounds but I lost a lot of inches. However, I was miserable. How could I be miserable if I was losing inches and dropping a pant and shirt size?
25 April 2013
In February when we were attending our nephew’s funeral, my hubby’s brother and sister-in-law had a blanket sent to the funeral home. Sadly, there was a mix up and the blanket never showed up. I am not sure what exactly went on after that, but today we received an amazing gift in the mail from my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. We knew we were to going to be getting something in the mail, but had no idea it was this:
We absolutely love it and I immediately knew where it was going. The place it sits is where we can see it when we come from the bedrooms, living room, and no matter where you go in the house you will pass it. It truly was a blessing and I pray God pours His blessings on my husband’s brother and sister-in-law.
God is so good! Feeling very blessed today….