Thursday, November 21, 2013
Happy Thursday! I woke up and bolted out of bed this morning. Shortly after I got up I heard a noise...it was me going "Holy cow!" I have been wanting to run forever so I set myself a goal to be able to run a mile by next June. So I started running in intervals. It feels good but wears me out! Thank goodness I stretch afterward or I would be more sore than what I am! Good news is that it is also helping me get good quality sleep at night so I feel refreshed and ready to jump right out of bed. I will probably do it a little slower tomorrow though!
I do want to say how blessed I feel being able to get up and exercise. I see people everyday that struggle with physical or mental limitations and it makes me appreciate how lucky I am that God has given me this healthy fully-functional body. Now I need to make it the best I can and continue to keep my kids motivated to stay healthy and keep exercising. I try different meals on them to see what they like. My goal is to create the meals they like in a healthy way. The kids love Mexican food so the other night we had a Chicken and Bean Enchilada Casserole and Refried Beans. They were literally fighting over the casserole! I also substituted fat free sharp cheddar cheese for a garnish instead of the regular cheese and they didn't notice one bit! I think we are moving in the right direction! My husband is acquiring a taste for these healthier foods also...he's a hard one! He will eat anything I make but he has to "doctor" it up...so difficult to find something he likes without having to doctor it up. Hey, he has lost a pants size doing it though!!
Sorry for rambling. I am also thankful for all of you who comment on my blog regularly. TATTER3, DRPEPPIE121, BIGSISTRUCK, GRACIEST351 and BIGPAWSUP, you mean the world to me! Your comments and experiences from your own blogs keep me moving in the right direction! I love having you all as friends! Even though I haven't met you, you continue to daily re-inspire and motivate me! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences!