Saturday, November 29, 2008
10.5 lbs lost
4.1% body fat lost
5.25" lost (2.5" around my hips/stomach)
Feeling really good today. Although I realize I still have a lot of work to do.
Any advice? What do you do to stay motivated when you have a big goal?
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
We're working on tools that will help build community and encourage story-sharing. Relational tools make me giddy!
Aren't you excited, too?
Sunday, November 16, 2008
And I'm excited about it! Crazy, right?
In the past, when I've needed to get in shape, I've always tried the same things. And the same things have only worked half-heartedly. I've been fortunate to never truly struggle with my weight, but I've always felt like I wasn't quite meeting my potential either.
Which reminds my, Cindy has a great new quote hanging in her gym now that says, "Don't let your mind cheat you out of your own potential." Or something like that. It's a good one though, right? And so true.
Here's what I'm doing different:
- NOT getting on the scale (I've never thought I could handle this, because I'm obsessed with numbers, but really ignoring the numbers has been a huge key to my endurance)
- Scheduled workouts
- Strength training (this is my primary focus at Cindy's house and my homework is the diet and cardio)(I've never known how to do the strength training stuff, but I have muscles in my abs now that I don't think I've ever felt there before)
- True accountability - Cindy is a great teacher and motivator, she makes me feel good about my best, whatever that happens to be on that particular day.
Now that it's cold outside and I don't have a gym membership, I'm trying to get creative with how to get in my cardio. So, last week, I checked out some DVDs at the library. There wasn't a huge selection, so I ended up with (don't laugh) "Dancing with the Stars: Cardio Dance" and a Biggest Loser workout.
Honestly, I haven't tried either one, yet. But, I'll let you know how they go. I know my husband is dying to know.
I've still got some work to do. I've still got that waterbed effect on my gut (moms, you know what I'm talking about), but I just had a baby four months ago... so I guess I'll give that some time.
But Saturday, Nov 29 is the day. Thirteen days and counting...
Friday, November 14, 2008
My hope is to post more about my everyday life as a mom of twins + one, as a woman striving to become more like Christ, as a wannabe chef and as a church communications professional.
I'm not perfect. I'm not trying to be. I'm just trying to get better all the time.
I hope you'll keep visiting and I hope you'll tell your friends!
I've got some "Stuff" (see my new labels) on my mind and I'm excited to share. And maybe even start a conversation or two.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
We were thankful for a new invention they used on her that shone a light through the bottom of her hand so that they could quickly and easily spot a vein. I think even the staff were surprised with themselves at how well they inserted her IV. She cried for only a minute and quickly fell asleep in my arms after it was over.
She was fascinated by the pink and purple tape around her hand. She's at that stage where she's just noticing and reaching for toys, so it was cute to watch her little mind at work, pulling at that tape all afternoon.
I was thankful for her sweet temperament. God has blessed us with some sweet babies.
And during my first trip as a mom to the ER, I learned some things about myself, too. I learned that I can (and should) trust my gut in making decisions for the care of my children. I felt calm, collected and confident as Baby C's mommy today. I knew what we needed to do, when to ask questions and when to push back. I felt proud of myself.
She's still not out of the woods. The trip to the hospital just got her tank full to hopefully ride the rest of this bug out at home. She's on a diet of electrolyte fluids for the next 24 hrs (she was on it for the prior 24hrs, too).
Please continue to pray. We really appreciate it.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Please pray for my baby. She's been pretty sick since Wednesday.
We've talked to the doctor this weekend, and we're watching to see if she needs to go to the hospital (in case of dehydration). Just flu stuff, nothing more serious than that.
I would appreciate your prayers.
Here's an extra cute video of her to put in your head so you don't forget to pray!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
He challenged her by asking where in the Bible she heard that God calls us to "balance." He said, it's nowhere in the Word. Jesus wasn't balanced. Paul certainly wasn't balanced. God doesn't call us to find balance.
But, somewhere in the last week, I must have missed a beat. Things are feeling out of sync.
I know I'm going to have moments like this. Where I'm just plain over it. I want to quit every commitment I've made and stay at home and not feel so stinking rushed all the time.
But, for me, that will only feel good for like a week.
I need to take a minute (a mommy time out, if you will) and sometimes in life I just need a good friend to tell me to SLOW DOWN. But, most of all I need to have some serious heart-to-hearts with Big G.
In the meantime, maybe I should wear a sign: White girl, desperately seeking rythmn.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The kids had story time, a costume parade, crafts, lunch and impromptu dancing (see video below).
We came home for naps and got up to go trick or treating and be friendly with our neighbors. Then off to another party at the barn. This time for adults and kids.
Our family dressed up this year as characters from the Wizard of Oz: Baby C was Glenda the Good Witch, Lo was the cowardly lion, J was Dorothy (complete with ruby slippers), Andy was the tin-man and I was the scarecrow.
Baby C's cozy spot during the playdate. A pretty rough life, I tell ya.
Sweet niece (the butterfly), aunt Shan-Shan, Grammy and Lo. It takes a village and I'm so thankful that my village is close by to enjoy times like these.
This pic gives you an idea of the chaos that was the Halloween playdate. These are my people - moms, with babies strapped to them and toddlers at their feet, all while wearing a smile.
There's no place like home. I tried to get J to say that all day long. No luck.
Our family at the party. Aren't we cute?
Daddy dancing with Dorothy. Wish this pic wasn't fuzzy. But, it's still sweet.
The hostess with the mostest. Jme and Jac - she was the CUTEST little pirate!
Lo with her GGpa. It's special to watch how Lo is drawn to her GGpa.
Superman! My handsome nephew stikes a pose.
Aunt Shan-Shan showing us what a lion says "Roar!" Lo less than enthusiastic.