I completed my 100 squats this morning for day 9 and it was really not that bad. Yesterday on my “rest” day I was kind of dreading the big 100! I am so glad I am sticking to this. Day 1 I was 190 pounds and Day 8 I weighed in at 183.5. I didn’t think I was losing any weight at all. I do a little cardio and some elliptical along with this through out my day, but nothing regimented, just when I have time. I hope that you find something that works for you if your desire is to be fit and lose some weight!
I am reading Joyce’s book about a love walk and I came to a verse that really struck me. I thought I would share it.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Lay it all out for Him and then let it be. He sees fit for what your life should be. We of course have free will and may choose to go our own way, yet if we lay it down for Him to take over He will certainly lead us where we are supposed to go!
We can so easily forget what the meaning of Christmas is. Do we really know? Read Luke 2 and find out! It is now that we need to instill the knowledge of Jesus birth in our children. We can’t let them live the fairy tail for a few years and then let them decide what to believe. With Christmas programs in full swing I pray that your church teaches the story as it happened and doesn’t glamorize the night that Christ came to this earth. Be joyful and thankful and loving everyday, because Christ came to this earth to bring that to YOU! Accept it and live it.
I need to take my own advice. With our Christmas program and everything else going on the last couple of weeks I have not been full of joy. Full of anxiety and stress, yes, full of joy, no. I pray that your family will take the time to sit and enjoy one another this Christmas season. Leave the fighting and bickering outside in the cold where it belongs.
I have just watched a fantastic heartwarming movie. The Letter Writer. I hadn’t ever witnessed a preview previously, but caught a glimpse on Netflix. It looked good, so gave it a try. It is so sentimental and symbolic. If you are wondering why you exist you should watch this movie, pray and listen for God to tell you! You are here for a reason you just have to stop being so stubborn and listen for the path that God wants you on. And remember to bless someone else during the course of your day.
Don’t judge. You just never know what someone has gone through in their life or even in that day! The prettiest, the richest, the poorest, the most deformed people have stuff going on in their lives that they may not have any control over. Love them. Help them. Give to them.
We went to Detroit Lakes last weekend to meet Tricia and Christian. The boys played and played and played and talked and talked and talked. Oh and we googoo and gaagaaed over the baby to of course! It was so much fun.
The boys played in the pool and had a blast as well. Ben is just learning to swim. He still uses his floaties on his arms, but he is getting so brave it’s great! He still gets a little nervous when his head goes under the water. I always tell him not to panic and just take deep breaths. Well he started to jump in the water in the deep end. One time he came up gagging and flailing his arms, so I ran over to him. I told him to stop panicking and take a deep breath, to which he replied, “Mom I am not panicking I was just afraid I was going to drown!”
Well I guess it’s official now. I had my ultra sound and there is a baby in my tummy! I am so excited! I can’t even believe it’s happening and until my ultrasound yesterday I have been hesitant to get too excited. But now my baby is 2.26 cm long and has a heart beat of 167!
I have been out of practice for so long I am going to have to read all of those baby books over again. Benjamin just turned six years old! He is more excited than I am I tell you! That boy can’t wait for the baby to come.
So now we have to shift gears from the adoption of a toddler or preschooler to diapers and formula. Just what Mitch was excited about avoiding:) Oh well – I will take the poopy, pukey, paranormal smells of a new born. It will be an adventure!