Jeremiah 17:9 says “the heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?” Right now, my is very deceitful. It is telling me to just give up. The scale affirmed this feeling with a rather large jump that I can’t blame on the prednisone just yet (I have hives of unknown origin) which just leaves my lousy choices of food this week. You see 42 days of Fit builds each week. The first week I was to give up desserts and soda and this week I was to make sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Well, I went about 3 days without the dessert and soda and then is went down hill. I accomplished the breakfast part and I have accomplished the exercise goals, but those “desserts” and sodas, it is super hard. I was going to allow myself a special dessert for Mother’s day and be okay. However, it didn’t stop on Mother’s day and today with my weigh-in the guilt has come on raging and I “feel” like giving up. I’m teetering on a precipice: Do I push on and strive to do better or do I just give in? I’m choosing to ignore the feelings of despair and push on. My head is there, my heart is not. When your heart is not there or is deceiving you it makes everything seem harder. All I can do is take it one step at a time.
My numbers for the Virtual Marathon: This week I logged 5.92 miles bringing my total up to 14.14. That is just about 54%. I had hoped for more and may throw in a walk tomorrow just to help boost my numbers.
******WARNING: THIS IS NOT FOR THOSE FOLLOWING 42 DAYS TO FIT. DO NOT CONTINUE TO READ IF YOU ARE DOING 42 DAYS TO FIT, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!!!*****************
So it all started with I had a meeting and needed to make a dessert. My most requested dessert is Oreo Truffles so that is what I picked to make. Then a thought started brewing in my mind, could I use Nutter Butters for the filling. A little research revealed that yes that is possible and so while shopping I picked up some up. As I am mixing up my Oreo filling for some reason I’m thinking about how much I like chocolate and peanut butter. It was seriously like a lightening bolt hit me with this idea, combine the fillings for a special, yummy treat. Now I have ones that I love that have peanut butter allergies and I wasn’t sure how the 2 combined would come out so I made a small batch, taking just a little filling from each
so for the poor picture
I then got them will combined and proceeded as normal for making them.
My friends, they are YUMMY!!!!! Well, out of the 4 people who have gotten to try them 3 said yummy, 1 still preferred the Oreo Truffles. If you try this combination, I would love to hear what you think.
So I’m almost done with week 1 of 42 days to fit. Has it been easy. No, absolutely not. In fact the first 3 days I didn’t even succeed. First day was a bomb, flat out. Days 2 and 3 were 50-50. I either didn’t have “dessert” or I didn’t have soda. Day 4 was a struggle because I actually made it without either. Day 5 wasn’t any easier but I made it. Today is day 6 and right now (it’s still early) it seems like it might be a little easier.
I’ve learned a bit this week. For one, I like my sugar around 3 and 7 pm. I have conquered the 7 pm one by packing an apple and some peanut butter with my supper. The 3 pm time has a been a bit difficult. Almonds help but they still aren’t quite the same and I struggle. I already know that Sunday will have dessert but I plan I making my serving small. Workout wise I did well this week and I’m amazed at how much easier it was to get on the treadmill than to lift the weights. At one point in my life it was the opposite. Fridays are my weigh in day and I was down about a pound this week. Was hopefully for more after a big increase last week but I’ll take what I get.
As for the Virtual Marathon, this week I logged a total of 5.63 miles. That makes a total of 8.22 out of the 26.2. I am 31% of the way there. That’s not bad, but I do feel I’ll be a little tight if I don’t get some extra time in somewhere.
So I did my fitness test yesterday and to say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. I’m trying to look at it as a start place and that I have nowhere to go but up. To cap things off I will be starting 42 Days to Fit at a rather high weight (for me) due to some medication at the moment. I’m hoping that weight will come off as quickly as it came on but I”m not sure how that will go.
Yesterday was the kick off for the Virtual Marathon and while I’m not officially participating I did set a May goal to log 26.2 miles of dedicated cardio- this does not include mowing or regular movement. For the first 2 days I have logged a total of 2.59 of the 26.2. That leaves 23.61 miles to go or 90% of the distance.
So back in February, I got this kindle book called 42 days to Fit. I’ll be honest, it dropped into the line up and I didn’t even look at it. Until the other day. On Monday morning I received numerous emails about a super deal called The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle. As I was looking over the titles 42 days to Fit caught my eye. When I went to check it out on Amazon, Amazon told me I already had it. Well alrighty then, let’s search the kindle and see what it’s like.
Now for at least the last month I have been struggling with consistent exercise and healthy eating. It’s just been a down hill slide that I can’t get stopped. But after looking over the book and her blog, I think I can. I have the journal printed out and I have reviewed week 1. I have decided I’m going to do the fitness test either tomorrow or Friday and make Sunday day 1 of week 1. I’m hoping this will be the rock that stops me and starts me back up the hill or helps me back onto the wagon, however you want to look at it.
While I was checking out her site I saw something else that intrigued me. A virtual marathon. Yes, you read that right, a virtual marathon. Now, I’m not a runner. I’m getting better with jogging. I have decided with doing the 42 days to fit to restart couch to 5k. A marathon though, that takes lots of work. But if I have a month to log 26.2 miles, that’s doable. Now I’m not officially registering. While they are giving away some nice prices, I just can’t justify the price, but I am going to do it in spirit so to speak. I’m going to log my time and see if I can put in 26.2 miles in one month. Not just casual walking or even mowing the lawn, this is going to be purposefully time. I’m sure for some this is a piece of cake but I really feel like it’s going to be a stretch for me. My first 1/2 mile will come with my fitness test later this week.
I plan on posting regularly here for accountability. In fact if you would like start praying that I can make it through the first week’s food challenge which is water only to drink and no desserts. Yep, it’s going to be a hard first week.
So the other week I received an email from one of the fitness blogs I follow asking me where I hoped to be in a year fitness wise. Wow, what a loaded question. I really didn’t/don’t have an answer. I however, I did decide to look back and see where I have been. I must say it saddened me. When I looked back at last year’s measurements, not much has changed. I have lost a net of 3 pounds and I can’t remember if I lost any inches but right now that doesn’t seem to matter. To add more guilt to the mix, I have been stress eating for various reasons since reading that email. That certainly hasn’t helped with the weight loss battle. And no the motivation to exercise is quite dimension as well. Maybe I’m just hitting bottom before going up again. Hopefully with warmer weather and maybe a good swift kick in the rear I’ll get back on track
You know that old saying: “If you aim at nothing you’ll hit it everytime” Yeah. I need to find something to aim for.
We had a very busy but lovely spring break. It was full of play dates, co-op (okay so that’s school but plenty of fun times) and just relaxing times. Well except for the times when someone was sick which seems to have happened more than normal. This week we started back to our school schedule and it has been a rough start as some where still sick and we have had tears already over math work. The tears with the math work about sent me over the edge but I’m blaming my lack of patience due to taking care of sick people for so many days. I”m sure that sounds horrible but a person can only handle so much. As I look ahead to the coming weeks I feel that normally will NOT be residing here. Between appointments, field trips, and weird random things it is going to be a juggling act school wise. Oh and to add to things Dozer and Short Round definitely want in on the school. Short Round is turning 5 soon and wants to know if he will be in Kindergarten after his birthday. I have decided I can’t delay the inevitable any longer and have decided to give Easy Peasy a try for the 2 of them. Short Round will definitely be starting with Getting Ready 1. I’m thinking Dozer will need to start on like day 172 with the McGuffey Readers of Getting ready 1. (Although, I just did a quick look at what it says they should know before starting there and he may have to start at the beginning too). I also now have a membership with Enchanted Learning that is coming in quite handy. Today I printed out a Spring Activity Book for Slingshot from there. It was short and sweet and she liked it. The only problem I have is that my printer didn’t flip the pages correctly so some are upside down. I also have most of next year’s curriculum decided on and got a great deal on Math Mammoth through Homeschool Buyers Co-op. I’ll share the rest of next year’s school stuff later. So that’s what’s happening here. Hard to believe we are in April.