Friday, February 8, 2013
Body and Mind!
I've been on a journey to cleanse my soul, my mind, my body of all negativity that surrounds me.
It's not very easy because we are surrounded by so many people and things, constantly, some of which contribute nothing positive to our lives, so it's easy to let it all pile on and never really break free of those chains.
But breaking free is what I'm striving for and while I fill my soul with the Lord's word, I fill my mind with positive thoughts, and I fill my body with healthier food and exercise.
I'm not going to lie, I don't like exercising and it's almost like torture to get me working out, but I've realized that the older I get, the harder it is to shed those extra pounds. Gone are the days when I could pig out on pizza and then be a little vigilant for about a week and be right back to pre-pizza time.
Yeah, that is not happening anymore. The pounds come, and the pounds stay.
Joining a gym, or even going to the gym is not going to work for me. I don't have the patience for it, I would much rather stay home. So, I've been doing Yoga, more specifically I've been doing the Diamond Dallas Yoga, which literally kills me. I am in so much pain today, it hurts to even go potty, no joke LOL
Wish I was a guy so I could do my biz standing up, because sitting down makes me cry. LOL
I love food, what can I say. I can't diet, it just does not work, so I have to compromise with myself, I can eat what I want but I HAVE to work it off. Bummer, but oh well.
I'm also starting some Home Spinning classes, which I'm really excited for, and that is going to start on Monday. I can't wait to see the pounds drop and start getting my body in shape again.
For my soul, I am starting my One Year Bible Reading plan again, but I have to change it up a bit. I'm doing some research to find the best plan that works for me.
I'm going to be perfectly honest with you all, are you ready?
I can't read the Bible straight through from the first book to the last. The Old Testament is extremely hard for me to get through, it's extremely dry reading and confusing and by the time I get to all the laws, I'm very discouraged, so I find myself jumping all over the place.
I think when it comes to Bible reading I need just that, to be able to jump around, read here and there and mix and match. It is the only way I'll make it through the first tough books.
I'm also surrounding myself with devotionals, like Joyce Meyer's Battlefield of the Mind, 31 Days Toward Intimacy with God by Joni Earickson Tada and my women devotionals.
Some days are great, others are not, but that's ok because I'm human so I usually stumble about, fall off and then pick myself up and get right back on it again. Like today, I am so sore from yesterday's yoga that I did nothing, just relaxed, did a little sewing
a little baking for my new Lucky Leaf Giveaway over on Full Bellies, Happy Kids.
and ordered pizza for dinner.
And since I didn't share last night, this is what we enjoyed for dinner yesterday, Kentucky Hot Brown Tart, just look at all that gooey mozzarella cheese, yum. Recipe will be coming up on Full Bellies, Happy Kids.
It's almost like I'm working towards a new me, liberating myself of negativity, of people that don't contribute anything to my well being, and of things which are not essential or necessary to my life.
Oh it's going to be tough, I know it is, but I'm up for the challenge.
Well my boys are playing Super Mario Bros on the Wii and laughing and shouting and being really loud. My girl is reading on her laptop, and I'm going to do some cookbook reading while I wait for my shows to come on tonight.
I do hope you're all staying warm and safe, if you're in the areas being affected by all that snow, keeping you in my prayers.