Thoughts about today

First thought today was…..it’s too cold!

Today, I started out my regular routine. I had laundry, cleaning and cooking to start off this new year.

I did have a good day even though I had plenty of work to do. Finding happiness in a day can be hard sometimes, but today was pretty easy.

I got a Instant Pot for Christmas. I’ve already used it three times. I really like it so far. I’ve made beans, meatballs, and today chili. I love that you can sauté before pressure cooking all in one pan.

My younger kids are still on Christmas break till Thursday. My oldest is home from college/work till tomorrow. I really enjoy having all my family home.

Today, I feel amazing compared to last week. I either had a very bad cold or flu and on top of that pink eye. My son had been sick and he passed it on to me along with the pink eye. Which he got from school before break. It took me five days before I got it.

My husband and I had our 17th anniversary yesterday. I was so happy to feel well enough to go out to eat. I only had runny nose and slightly red eye. My symptoms are almost all gone. Which is a good I was afraid I was going to start this year sick. Many prayers and zinc was the best medicine.

I still love my Fitbit. My old one died and I didn’t get a new one till after Thanksgiving. I bought it online on Black Friday. I was so happy to have one again. I got the Alta this time with heart rate. I like it so much. Last week was the first time I fell below 100,000 steps for a week. I only got a little over 40,000 which was very bad. Today, I am back on track and I reached my goal of 12,500.

Nothing exciting for the first day of 2018. It’s just been a good, ordinary day. Which is fine by me! Because, my goal is to find something good in every day!

Thanks for reading and God Bless!

Day 297    My Struggle………..

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend so far!

I’ve had a pretty good day! My oldest got to come home for the night. She left three weeks ago and I’ve only seen her three times. She’s been working hard, and traveling, all for her VBS job. I’m one proud momma.

I played outside with my youngest two playing bocce ball and lawn darts. We figured out lawn darts are hard. Nobody, got past one point. It’s still fun to try!

I even did some Zumba today! Which helped me get 70 active minutes for the day. I also got over 14,000 steps.

Eating was pretty good. I did make pasta for dinner because it’s one of my daughters favorite. I like to treat her when she’s home. I only had a serving.

Going back to spending time with my family now!

Have a great night!

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 272    My Struggle…….

Today has been a great day!

 I turned 43 today but I sure feel much younger lol. I’ve had a couple days off from eating right and I’m ready to get back in the groove tomorrow.

I still did my workouts. I did my Zumba workout twice today! I have in 15,000 steps with 106 active minutes so I’m happy with that.

I feel very blessed by the love from my family and friends! God has let me see another birthday and I was able to enjoy it with my family. I’m so thankful!

Have a great night, thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 248  My Struggle……..

I’ve had a good day considering it has been rainy and cold. This morning my youngest and I finished our craft we were making.  Even though it was cold out we still grilled our burgers outside. 

I guess you could say I’ve had a cheat day when it comes to my diet. I did do 45 minutes of Zumba. I thought for sure I would do better today but family time was more fun and needed. My dad came over for a visit and the girls and I talked him into playing six rounds of Yahtzee. He won three but I won a couple at least lol.

I am going to go watch a movie on Netflix and do some walking in place. I have to at least reach my step goal for the day!

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 193  My Struggle……

Old man winter has come back for a visit. An unwelcome one at that. I have to say though he hasn’t been as much as a pest as last year. 

I’m one who freezes to death as soon as the temperature goes below 50 degrees. I used to not be like that. I decided today not to let the cold stop me from going outside. 

I went to the top of the mountain to my happy place. It was so peaceful and relaxing.  I’m so glad I went even though I had some numbness from the chilly wind. 

It felt good to know I got in all my steps early for the day too! I have over 15,000 and 103 active minutes. Last night I am happy to say with a struggle I got in my steps with 49 active minutes. 

My calories are good for today too! We made our own personal pan pizzas tonight. I made a veggie one and the whole thing was only 505 calories. 

Other than the pizza I just had juice for breakfast and a latte before my walk. 

Today I took the day off from any cleaning except what had to be done. It felt nice to have a fun and relaxing day! Getting ready to play a game with my kiddos now.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 165  My Struggle……

Happy Sunday Everybody!

How was your day? I’ve had a pretty good day. We had a nice church service this morning. 

After church we came home and I made some lunch. It was an unusually warm, super windy and cloudy day. 

I thought it was going to rain. My oldest still wanted to go on top the mountain and take pictures. 

My husband drove me and my girls to the top. We were glad we went despite the wind and clouds. 

We had a nice time taking pictures while walking back down. It never did rain. It was a nice time spent with my girls. Especially since my oldest had to go back to college after we got back.

I’ve got in my steps with 73 active minutes. Plus, I have made good food choices. I made hamburgers for my family but I had tuna. 

Hope you had a nice weekend!

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 161  My Struggle……

Today was grocery shopping day. I usually don’t look forward to going. Today I did because my youngest went with me.

She had gotten a coupon from school for a free personal pan pizza. So we had to go use it before it expired. 

We didn’t get breadsticks like usual . I got a veggie personal pan she got cheese. It was also my lunch and dinner combined. The calorie total is 550. I believe that I made a good choice. 

My blog photo is what I ordered. This is a picture of what I had left


Calories going to be under today!

I have in over 16,000 steps so far with 116 active minutes. 

My best part of my day was spending time  with my kiddo. That’s more important than dieting or exercising.

Hope you all had a great day!

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!