Hurry Up Spring

It’s been a little over three weeks since my last blog.

My life has been uneventful. I don’t mind though. The older I get the more I enjoy being home. We have had a few teaser spring days since my last blog. Supposed to have a few more the next few days just for it to be taken away the day after spring officially arrives.

Daylight savings time is here and that makes me happy. It’s crazy that one hour forward makes some people happier and others not so much. I’m not a morning person so that must be why I like the longer evenings.

I’ve been doing Zumba on Mondays. It’s a good workout. I try to take walks when it’s warm enough. I was jogging then the weather stopped cooperating and I was forced to stay in. Okay maybe forced is a strong word but I don’t like cold weather. It makes me hurt all over. Another annoying thing about getting older. This week I had ZUMBA class twice. There was a group of college kids in for spring break. They liked Mondays class so I had an extra class for them today. They were so sweet. Kinda, felt young for awhile there.

Tomorrow, I’m going Easter dress shopping with my youngest. I have to say I am quite upset with myself. I have not lost any weight I gained. I have been losing and gaining the same four pounds over and over. I took a whole year to lose weight got where I needed to be just to gain half of it back. I had my picture taken today and a side view is never really a good angle. Today, was no exception to that. I was so disgusted in myself. Maybe it was the kick in the pants I needed to get back on track.

This week I have done good. No eating after 7:30 and I am trying to plank at least 30 seconds a day. It’s a challenge we’re doing in a group.

I know I am whining a lot but this is real. Where I logged my weight with the Fitness Pal app for the last few years I notice a pattern. I am always heavier in the winter than any other season. I am the smallest by the end of summer and early fall. Which coincides with I’m happier during the times I’m smallest and kinda depressed in the winter lol.

I just thought I’d share in case someone else might be feeling like me. I might get knocked down but I always get up. One of these days I’m going to stay up. I just gotta figure out how.

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!


Day 356   My Struggle………

I’ve been busy today. I went to town and got groceries. I was making excellent time, feeling good, having a pretty good start to my day. Then I got stuck behind a train. I was two minutes from my home and the coal train got me. This is what feeds our family so I didn’t want to be too upset. I sat there for an hour. It was awful. I didn’t let it ruin my good day though.

I came home got groceries put away and straightened the house. Then I worked on a new fun song for Zumba. My fun song is usually a song from the eighties lol. If you’re wondering , it was Conga. 

Thanks to practicing and having Zumba class I have in 20,000 steps with over 150 active minutes! It’s been awhile since I sweat that much.

My eating has been good today calorie wise but needs work on the nutrition side. I’m under calories for the day though.

Have a great night!

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 353  My Struggle………

Yesterday, I decided to have a relaxing day. I’m not sure if I know how to do that. I wasn’t stressed so I guess that means I was relaxed. 

I got up straightened the house, cleaned a little, and put on a roast for dinner. I know I didn’t want to clean today but I have to do some everyday or I’m stressed from the mess. Then there will be no way for me to relax. 

I did get in the pool today. I got in and cleaned it pretty much the whole time I was in there. We haven’t been in it since school started so there was lots of bugs and dirt to remove. When I finished and thought about enjoying it ,a horsefly decided to join us. He would not leave me or my youngest alone. We decided to get out before we got bit.

I’m definitely going to spend the rest of the evening relaxing. It’s only 8pm so I think I can be lazy the rest of the night. I’m going to try to anyhow. Except, I haven’t got in all my steps. The walking in the pool doesn’t count because I had to take my Fitbit off. I guess I will have to walk in the house till I get them in.

My eating has been 50/50 today. Half good and half bad. 

Life is a struggle. I struggle when I have too much to do. I struggle when I’m trying not to do too much. Though my day sounded pretty crazy, it’s been a good day.  I like getting things done during the day then I can spend my evening doing nothing. Even, if my nothing is really something. 

Least I don’t have to cook tomorrow! Leftovers are awesome.

Have a great night!

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 320   My Struggle……….

Went to town today and got tires on my car and a few groceries. My youngest and I had Mexican food for lunch. I only ate one serving of salsa and chips. Then I had a chicken quesadilla for my meal. I burned the calories at Zumba tonight. I hope anyway!

I have in almost 14,000 steps with 93 active minutes. 

Not really much more to blog about today.  Town and Zumba pretty much sums up my day! How was your day?

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 319   My Struggle……….

Happy Sunday!

Hope everyone has enjoyed their day today. I had a pretty good day.  After church I pretty much took it easy.  

It was a beautiful, hot day. That’s why my youngest and I waited till evening to play games outside. We had three games to set up and play. We played volleyball, bean bag toss, and ladder ball. That was my exercise for today. The boys were four wheeling and my oldest had to go back to college for her job.

My eating has been good today. I did well on keeping my sugar low. That, let me have enough sugar grams for a treat. So, I drank a Yoo Hoo.

Have a great night!

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 318   My Struggle………

Pretty happy today, my oldest came home for the rest of the weekend. I haven’t seen her in two weeks. She made it home just in time for dinner too!

All my kiddos are in the pool right now. I was in for a little while but the bugs started biting and I started getting cold. 

I took a walk to my happy place earlier this evening with my dog. Thankfully, we saw no snakes. They’re the reason I don’t walk the mountains as much in the summer. 

With the walk I got over 80 active minutes. I almost got my steps in too for the day.

I started tracking my food again. There’s no way I can lose weight apparently if I don’t. 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! 

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!

Day 315   My Struggle……

I woke up today feeling blah. Definitely, going to try to get into the chiropractor next week. It feels like I have a pinched nerve. 

I did get into the pool today as planned. The heat of the sun and the cold water is just what my shoulder needed. Going to take turmeric and valerian root before bed. I have Zumba class tomorrow so, I gotta get it straightened out.

I didn’t get in my steps. I don’t think I did anyway. I had to take my Fitbit off before getting in the pool. I know I got in steps from cleaning it for sure that didn’t get counted. 

I’ve ate pretty good today. A lot of garden veggies. I was really happy with the tomatoes. There’s no tomato in the store better than a garden tomato. Like usual I’ve got more zucchini than I know what to do with. I only got two cucumbers one regular and one lemon cucumber. I have lots of blooms though.

Even with pain in a shoulder, I still had a nice day!

Hope you had a great day!

Thanks so much for reading and God Bless!