June 16th, 2011
Thank You All for Visiting my page and sharing so much of you with me. I am overwhelmed with Joy by the outpouring and wish I could answer each and every comment. My Heart is so Full, Thank You. When I began my journey I never thought from where I am at that I would impact so many people and that you would impact me as well. I read every comment – God Bless You All
I have been continuing to work out every day no matter what. Some days are harder than others but oddly enough the days (or nights) that are harder to get started usually end with me not wanting to stop. How refreshing to begin to feel alive again and with a purpose. The Lord is so Good.
My Dad, who passed away almost eight years ago, once told me that a little pain lets you know you are alive. Well I am feeling more alive as I progress to more challenging work outs. My muscles are happy to let me know they are waking up and my right foot is rebelling a bit from time to time. My water heater went out this last week and boy could I use a hot shower right now! At least it is over 100 outside so the water is not too cold. Hopefully it will be fixed soon and I will be feeling like I am at the best day spa money can buy. Living in an RV is affordable from month to month but repairs can be very expensive. God always provides so I am not too worried.
My husband is doing a bit better from his last surgery and finally getting better sleep so hopefully that keeps up for his well being. He finally got his new wheelchair too so this makes his quality of life better, which makes me happy. He has two more procedures next week so please Pray all works out on Tuesday & Thursday. Also on a positive note he has not had a grand mal (Tonic-Clonic) seizure for a month, this is the longest he has gone without one for a few years! He has three kinds of Epilepsy on top of a long list of medical problems. Last year he had approx 700 Grand Mal seizures. Through it all God has been faithful as we don’t have much but we have never done without either.
Working out nights is a wonderful thing but one challenge I am having is it takes quite awhile to go to sleep. I feel energized after my workouts and just stay awake too long. Anyone else have this happen?
It is not bad enough to make me stop, in an odd way I really enjoy that time, it feels good. Morning is another story though if I was up way too late but it is so worth it. I already feel renewed and I am in the “honeymoon phase” of getting to know myself and my body again. Pushing through even after the honeymoon passes will be my main goal and to never go back again.
I measured myself today and guess what? I was so shocked that my waist was 5 1/2” smaller. Wow, that was sure a reminder that this is working and I am getting smaller and stronger. I also realized today that my hip hasn’t hurt in 4-5 weeks. What a bonus, I don’t usually think on myself too much as I care for hubby and that keeps me very busy, when something good happened I didn’t even notice. Life is so funny. Try not to be a bad girl like me an overlook such a wonderful thing!
Better go for now My New Friends. You are all so Inspirational, Helpful, Friendly, Encouraging, Joyful, Positive, Prayerful, Spectacular, Heartfelt, Genuine, Supportive, Courageous, and so much more. Your All Awesome no matter if this is Day 1 or Day 1000, Pound 1 Lost or have already met Your Goals. I use to think this was about being more accountable but now I know it is really about Love. Love Yourselves and your Journey will be easier, we are all important and here for a purpose. Thank You & May God Bless You in Every Way You Need.
Stormy Leigh, Now 42 since last Sunday