2020 let it be a great year!

Happy New Year!

I know I’m a little late but they say better late than never 🤷🏼‍♀️

How many people are wanting to lose weight this year?

Yeah me too! I think I do every year and last year I was okay until the second half of the year. We lost a loved one and things just seemed to spiral downward after that.

I got up and dusted myself off and I’m going to get back on that horse if it is dragging me with just one foot in the saddle.

I found an awesome app, or I think it is. It’s the Peloton digital app. You can try it 30 days free without a credit card which was cool but by day one I was ready to sign up. It has everything I need. Time is no excuse either because they have five min videos too. I like the fun run audio. There’s music in the background and someone cheering you on the whole time.

Still need to work on eating better which is always hard for me. I will do it though!

This getting older is cramping my style a little. I am very thankful to get older but I do not like the aches and pains that come with it. I’m hoping adding exercises will help. I’m used to cardio but I gotta start getting stronger so this year I’m focusing more on exercises that will make my body stronger.

I have also entered into the world of reading glasses. Which I’m not fond of at all. I found myself having to put glasses in my bible case, purse, car, and every room in the house. Now, that’s just for when I wear contacts. If I wear my regular glasses then I just have to raise up my glasses to read up close. Since I can’t fix my eyes, I’m going to work on my body.

I still want to focus on my life with God also. I want to be faithful in prayer and reading scripture. I kinda slacked there at the end of last year too. It was definitely not good for my soul.

In one of my journals it started talking about to go to God with every request. The verse is Hebrews 4-16

The first question was what do you want to ask God but don’t because you think it’s to small. Or what do you want to ask but don’t. This was easy for me. My answer was “I don’t have this problem ” and I don’t. I ask God for anything that is on my heart. From healing someone to bringing my cat home because he’s been gone to long. God wants us to talk to him and I talk to him like my friend. He knows our every thought and care so why not just open up to him and just talk to him.

The struggles are real ❤️

I hope everyone reading this has a great year! Thank you for taking the time out to read these words! God Bless

PS I don’t know about you, but I’m so glad the elves on the shelves are gone. I’m sorry ,I will never understand the concept.

Take a moment

I had the day off from babysitting today. That means I have time to get the house cleaned up and laundry done. Two things that are never ever 100% done in my house. There is always something to clean and at the end of the day ,dirty laundry shows up again.

I straightened the house, swept, cooked, and started laundry. It’s going on 1:15 and I have a list of things that I need to do but I didn’t want to start another project. I wanted to go outside. The sun is out , it’s sixty degrees and it’s a beautiful afternoon that will not last long. Forecast says snow flurries are coming in by late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

So, I took a moment and put me first. I deserve an hour outside doing something fun and good for me too. I put on my headphones and jogged a mile around my house. Then when I finished I walked a couple more miles. It was so much fun. I usually jog a round in circles at the church but it was a nice change. It was also more of challenge since our yard goes up and down and I would go from a gravel driveway to the yard.

I had no idea that taking a moment for me and letting the housework go would be okay. It was though, it was okay to put me first. I usually put off doing something for me until I get everything done and then it’s too late or I’m too tired. If I would of waited just an hour later it would of been too cold. In one hour the weather went from sunshine and partly cloudy to just windy and cloudy.

My message is this. It’s okay to take a moment. Sometimes a moment is what we need to feel our best. It’s good for our mental health and emotional well being. I struggle with taking moments for myself because just like a lot of things in my life The Struggle is Real!

Have a Blessed Day and Take a moment!