Monday, September 23, 2013

Week 2 Scripture And Challenge

"Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow. For tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of it's own."  Matthew 6:34

You've got this! You can eat healthy, you can exercise to feel better.

How is everyone doing? Are you on target? Are you falling behind?? Are you finding certain obstacles in your way?!

I must admit that exercise is NOT my favorite part. I REALLY have to push myself to do it but once I'm done, I feel GREAT! 

So here is how I'm feeling after week 1.

I'm extremely confident with Scripture Memorization.  I've read, written and consciously viewed the scripture each day this past week.

I've taken a picture or two of a couple meals I've had:

 Raw Zucchini pasta with marinara sauce and Nutritional Yeast
 Salad with Raw Mango dressing
 Veggie sandwich on wheat with black bean soup and an iced coffee
Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

Serious obstacle on my part is that I'm stress eating this week and feel more bloated than ever. The morning goes great but by the time evening rolls in, I'm wanting to eat anything and everything. Doug did two twelves this week to catch up on finances from a car part we needed new in order to pass inspection. The baby had an accident on the floor, the dog followed suit (which doesn't usually happen) and none of us got much sleep this weekend. The stress has caused me to crave carbs at night. ((sigh))

So what do YOU do late at night to curb your cravings and the stress?   

To add to this, I haven't slept well in 4 days.  It's not for lack of trying. I'm WIRED, which I'm guessing is the carb overload at night and the anxious thoughts going on in my head of things that need to get done. 

Finally, I've been sick which I've guessed is from the stress.  So while I HAVE worked out this week, it hasn't been at the intensity that I've liked.  I have been doing Classical Stretch.  I sweat like a hog. While you may think this is SO easy, it's a pretty good workout.  Miranda used to be a dancer (me too!) and when she hurt herself, she wanted to find a new way to incorporate her love for dance with exercise she COULD do.  It lead to Classical Stretch, which is a combination of Classical dance and Tai Chi.    I did this Monday, Wed. Friday. and Saturday with some bicep work on 5lb dumbells on Wed. and Friday night.  Hopefully this week will be better as I am not feeling sick at all!

This weeks scripture couldn't have come at a better time.  With all the anxiety and inability to sleep.  THIS weeks verse should prove to help!  God is SO perfect in His timing.

May the Lord bless our week and the work we do for the glory of Him who saved us! In Jesus name...AMEN.


  1. I'm guilty of falling off the wagon.
    It's been a stressful few weeks. Our dog passed away, my daughter sprained her ankle AND fractured her foot.
    YES, stress does take it's toll on our physical and mental health, on our attitudes and moods.
    We just need to pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and get back on the wagon.
    I'm with ya girl.
    I plan to get back with it this week.

  2. How are you???
    I did 1 mile today, trying to get back on track.