Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another goal has been met!

Today I met another goal in my life! I was able to complete my first ever 90 minute workout! YAY!! I am doing a happy dance! I love the arc trainer and hate it all at the same time! I did 30 minutes on that and then an hour on the treadmill!After talking to the personal trainer she said I need to keep my heartrate down so I can burn fat.  So needless to say, I have been focusing on that.  I may not be fast, or set my incline high, but I will tell you that I am losing weight :) oh and inches! Even better :)

I received cash for my birthday so with part of it, I joined weight watchers.  I have stayed below my points (honest I'm not trying, its just hard unless you eat junk food lol) and I haven't tapped into my weekly extra allowance or my activity allowance.  Praise the Lord.  I'm trying to make healthy decisions, eat more protein and drink lots and lots of water :)

Tim has been a huge encouragement to me and tomorrow he said he's gonna go to the gym with us...so lets see if he can hang lol...

I have gotten past the point of not wanting to work out.  I enjoy getting up in the mornings and going to the gym first thing.  What has been the biggest blessing of all, is taking my time at life.  I do not have to worry about going to work or making sure I have plenty of energy for work.  I have been able to focus on myself for the first time, and just getting myself healthier.

I'm excited about meeting my goals! I guess it helps me keep going too! lol



Had such a wonderful week!!!

3/11 was the Lords Day! Both Services were amazing! We had one of our young teen's get glorious saved! AMEN! His dad had been coming for about 2 months! We are very excited to have Evan in our class! He is very intelligent and fits right in :)

3/12 I had one of my greatest workouts! I know...I have said that before....they just keep growing! I worked out on the Treadmill for 45 minutes and then did the Arc Trainer for about 7 minutes.  My first time on it and it kicked my butt! The rest of the day I cleaned, went and did a little shopping and relaxed with my husband :)

3/13- Worked out 60 minutes on the treadmill and 10 minutes on the Arc Trainer.  It was TOUGH! ugh! I didn't get a very good nights rest so I think that had something to do with it.  The weather has been really warm and BEAUTIFUL.  If only I had my camera charged....I did order a new charger...so I'm sure when it arrives I will find my original charger *sigh* I also did LAUNDRY! UGH 8 loads...over at the Kachuk house.  I enjoy their fellowship! Had a great time :) Hanging out...not doing laundry! But I did get to use my homemade laundry soap and I LOVE it! It works soooo good! Will be well worth the $28 investment :)

3/14- Worked out 60 minutes on Treadmill and 20 minutes on Arc Trainer....WOOP WOOP! I had a GREAT workout!!! I'm really focusing on my heat rate while working out...the Personal trainer said if its lower I can burn fat...so thats what I'm trying to do right now.  I have to go much slower...but hey...its not how fast....its how well...so thats a good thing.  Church was wonderful tongiht.  I was able to hold little Savannah the whole time.  She is the cutest baby girl I have ever seen! Seriously! She has the most perfect features! a Head full of dark hair big blue eyes and just adorable! She is a reminder of what my ultimate goal is :)

3/15- Worked out 60 minutes on Treadmill and 20 minutes on Arc Trainer! It's official....the Arc Trainer is my enemy! I always thought  my legs were strong....until I get on there! The first 10 minutes are painful, and I find myself wanting to quit.  Something deep down inside me shows up and makes me remember my ultimate goal! I will do this and my lazy flesh will not hold me back.  This is the first time in my 32 years of life that I've desired something and stuck with it.  It's been a rough journey but every day I still get up and do it! Tim has been a huge motivation for that as well.  My knee is still really bothering me and today after my workout it was really difficult to get around.  I'm thinking I may need new shoes.  Maybe I can get those for my Birthday :) I did a little shopping at Walmart and at Target for some storage items.  We are staying in the Prophets Chamber until our Parsonage becomes available and its little...and we run out of places to put stuff! I got some amazing deals! Bought a few rolling racks on clearance and USED A COUPON! so I got it for super cheap! Love it! Did very little work at home as my knee was really bothering me! There is always tomorrow:)

3/16- No workout this morning...but don't worry...I got one! lol  I did about 90 minutes of cleaning! I mean GOOD CLEANING! ya know the spring time kinda clean! It felt good to have my house clean! lol  Then I went shopping for the Workers Luncheon we are having as an appreciation for all their hard work at Harvest.  I love doing things like this! Whats on the menu?  Chili, meat Sandwiches, chips, fruit salad and cookies for dessert.  I browned the ground beef so I would have less to do in the morning tomorrow.  6 pounds later....lol  Anyway...it was an overall good day

3/17-  No workout again today, BUT I did prepare all the food for the Workers banquet, served the food and cleaned up! So trust me, I got my workout! lol We had a great appreciation banquet.  46 people showed up and heard a ton of great things about the banquet.  Thankful to be able to do the Lords work! I did wear green just so I wouldn't get pinched :) Tomorrow is my birthday! Can't wait!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Weekly blogging...

I'm not sure that many people would be interested in hearing about my week but I just read a post from a friend concerning her husband grandma that past away and it reminded me of something I've been wanting to do.  My goal is to blog once a week about the past week and hopefully I can get more than that in...then at the end of the year I'll have that year printed and put in a book.  I know of quite a few people who are doing Project Life.  Something I'd love to do but I just don't think it's me right now.

So I'll start with Last week....3/4-3/10
I'm hoping to add pictures but I have to wait until my new charger shows up in the mail since my husband has "misplaced" it *sigh*

Sunday of course was Church...it was wonderful.  The spirit of Harvest is just wonderful! We love that the people are willing to do anything asked! The Pastor, Martin Shott, loves his people.  He would seriously give them his shirt if they needed it.  The messages have been on reconciliation  since our theme is "Each one reach one; Each One Teach One".

Monday- I didn't end up going to the gym with Anna but I did do my biggest Loser dvd!  I also received my package from Close to My heart! I am a brandy new consultant! You can find my website here www.annlee.myctmh.com.  So I played with that!

Tuesday- I worked on my crafting! fun fun! Our Pastor invited us out for lunch....special occasion?  Keep the staff happy! lol He's so funny! We watched a movie :)

Wednesday- Worked out 60 minutes on the treadmill felt really good to accomplish that! Then I came home, cleaned up some, worked on some crafting, took a nap, and we had church! I worked in the nursery with Roxanne.  We had a great time...loved the little ones we had.  Dillon, Christina and Kayla.

Thursday- Got up around 8am and went to the gym.  Walked the treadmill for 60 mintues...it felt good...until i hurt the back of my knee.  *sigh* :(  Rested the rest of the day, missed Financial Peace :(

Friday- More Resting,

Saturday- More resting, made Chicken and Dumplings for a lady in the church that had surgery, spent some time with them. Watched TV and went to bed early because it was time change sunday...which means we would be losing an hour!

That concludes that week! Make sure you come back to this week! I will try and have more detail and of course, maybe, just maybe pictures :)

Ann Marie