Having some major blogger’s block but I’m sure if I just start writing I’ll come up with some things to share and update you on. I apologize in advance for the way these thoughts won’t string together at all.
The first week of regularly scheduled activities was a big adjustment. I should’ve known. I know I’m spreading myself thin right now and I’m not sure why I said yes to so many things this semester. I keep telling myself that a lot of moms do this. They run around like crazy, wear a dozen different hats for all the kids they have (more than my 2), and serve in ministries so they can use their gifts and roll up their sleeves where needed.
I am chronically confused about this when it comes to being the mom that God has called me to be, though. My first priority, I believe, should be the ministry of my husband and kids. With little kids, especially, that means time, time, time. But I also want to share the load and serve in the church. I enjoy doing that. It’s not a “have to” situation, at all. Our church family is so awesome and affirms that family comes first, even for someone who is married to the ministry (a phrase that The Preacher’s Wife often uses. I loved her book, by the way.)
I just wrote three paragraphs to elaborate but, really, I have an idea that you all know what I’m saying.
I’m praying for wisdom on this matter, that’s all.
On a completely different topic, I’m happy to report that I lost the 5 pounds again that I gained on our beach trip. I started a new workout routine using the Biggest Loser DVDs (Cardio Max and Power Sculpt) and they are easier than the 30 Day Shred but still kick my butter like nobody’s business. SO MANY LUNGES!
I watched the season premiere of the show last Monday and cried. I’m already emotionally attached to the contestants, especially Sophia who lives in Maryland. Are you watching the show?
I’m trying to lose just a few more pounds. It would be great to say 25 pounds and, oh!, if I lost 28 pounds I would be at the same weight I was on my wedding day. Which, of course, didn’t last long but I remember how I felt at that weight.
So I have a few goals in mind but I’m willing to get there slowly and surely. Right now MyPlate says I can lose 1 pound a week if I keep my calories around 1,800 per day. I’m feeling motivated since I know I can do it if I just stay disciplined with a healthy diet and daily exercise. That word daily is key. Oh, and the word healthy too.
I was also motivated the other night when I went shopping for a new pair of jeans. I bought two new pair and now I’m invested so there’s no going back!
And I ran a 9.6 minute mile (if that’s slow, don’t burst my bubble!) and I want to keep that energy and strength up, it feels great. I ran the mile in high school in 10:41 and was the second to last girl to finish in my PE class. It would be nice to go back and tell that girl it’s not a big deal; she’ll be in better shape in 20 years. 🙂