Thursday, July 16, 2015

Praying For A Miracle Day 1

I could really use a miracle!  Today is day two in whatever this thing that I'm doing is going to end up being.  I'm hopeful, as I always am, that THIS time it is going to take and my life with be transformed.  And by "it", I'm talking about overcoming my addiction to eating and living a healthy life!  Maybe now is the time!?!  I mean, when I was a smoker, I remember trying over and over again to quit and it just wouldn't take..... until it did.  And when it did, it was effortless and it was for good.  So I have experience with big, successful changes in my life.  Why couldn't the stars be aligned this time?

Well, I believe they have.  And I'm not ashamed to say that I'm tapping into WHATEVER I have in my arsenal to take it on.  My Body For Life workout schedule, a daily Bible devotional, becoming addicted to self-help books (already there really) and taking advantage of a newly retired husband who can prepare meals (I always wanted a live-in chef)..... stars aligning???  Well, to help tip the scales even more, I'm also employing the help of Mr. Hal Elrod with his masterpiece, The Miracle Morning.  I've read it before and attempted to do it, but fell off the wagon (seeing a pattern?) and quit.  I am SO ready to quit quitting!!!  Time to exorcize a really bad spirit and start exercising a really good one.  Today is Miracle Morning Day 1:

S- 5 minutes to sit in silence and reach for God.
A- I am successful and capable with divine wisdom that surpasses understanding.  I am highly favored by God receiving blessings I can barely contain.
V- What does being successful and capable look like?  How am I interacting with those around me with divine wisdom, favor and blessings from God?
E- 20 minutes of Elliptical today
R- Psalm 37:18-19 The Lord knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever; they are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance.
S- Praying For A Miracle Day 1

I am going to spend the day increasing my productivity.  I am going to focus on connecting to God.  I know that in Him is my success.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Giving It Another Go



A few years back I joined my local Curves and jumped on the Curves Complete bandwagon with HUGE success.  Since then I moved to an area that doesn't have a Curves, my husband was forced to retire from his job, I started a new job and life has been FULL of fun and mental changes (some not-so-fun).  How do I respond to a whirlwind of changes that gives me whiplash?  I stuff my face and DON'T do what I know I need to do to stay healthy and reach my goals.

Welp today I'm giving it another go.  I may not have a Curves near me, but I AM still part of the Curves online community and I have access to some pretty great resources and included in those resources is a meal planner complete with recipes and even an "on the go" menu that I lived on today until dinner.  While not advised to do on a daily basis, having "on the go" options means that you can stay on course when you are in a pinch! 
  • Breakfast:  Dunkin Donuts Ham and Egg Wakeup Wrap (went through the drive through so that I wouldn't be tempted)
  • Morning Snack:  Starbucks (iced latte, YUM)
  • Lunch:  Firehouse Subs, Steamer on wheat, no cheese, no mayo
And finally that leads me to dinner!!!  I ran to the store today and picked up everything I needed to make this INCREDIBLE Mediterranean Spaghetti!  This one features garlic hummus as the low calorie cream sauce and is loaded with chicken, tomatoes, onions, peppers, fresh basil olives and feta cheese to garnish.  And using quinoa noodles made this one gluten free and OMG so yummy!!!  This one is definitely a comfort food disguised as a healthy meal!!!  And the new Curves Complete recipes now has a new feature where you can control the amount of servings and it automatically adjusts the shopping list for you.  That feature didn't exist the first time I was on this program.  I'm hoping that it is little conveniences like that to give me the boost I need to make this happen..... FOR GOOD!!!!  Here's to giving this another try.  Now to dial it in on the exercises and 10,000 steps per day.  I KNOW my Curves Complete pedometer is around here somewhere!!!!

**** To the ladies at the Ahwatukee Curves... I miss you guys more than I can put into words!****