Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What are you Thankful for?

I hope everyone truly had a wonderful Thanksgiving week. We didn't get together with any extended family this year which was truly a bummer for me, but it was still a nice Thanksgiving. As a result I was doing a majority of the meal. (DH did the Turkey, I just helped stuff it) we had Turkey, Mashed potatoes, candied yams, stuffing,corn, Strawberry cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie. Wanted to make Deviled eggs, fruit salad but never did. It would probably have been a bigger feast had I gone somewhere to eat, since everyone contributes a dish so I guess this helped me not eat as much. :-) As for the excercise this week.. I am having a hard time remembering what I did on tuesday but it seems I worked out on the wii fit plus doing free step, hula hoops for a total of 34 minutes together. then thursday ,Thanksgiving day I took a 1 mile walk just before the meal. Fridayand Saturday I got no workouts in, but on Sunday I walked a 3.3 mile walk according to sparkpeople.com. My pedometer claimed 3.66 miles,7,507 footsteps on that walk but it has a tendancy to overcount or undercount back and forth.. so who knows. I tend to trust sparkpeople maps better. as for the water intake I didn't do very well most of the week, but then on Sunday I chugged 2 water bottles during,after the walk..

My plans for this next week at the least are 50 jumping jacks daily. I would also like to workout on the wii fit plus atleast 3x week, and Strength training atleast 3x a week. 8 glasses of water a day is my goal. I am also starting to do Nichole Kellerman's workouts and loving them. I don't know why it didn't occur to me to "schedule in these workouts" but doing this now and think it should help!
I would also like to get more sleep. I did do better than normal Thanksgiving weekend and would like to continue to improve upon this area.
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this weeks blogging carnival question: What are you thankful for in your life?
I am most thankful for God, my religious beliefs,and that families can be together forever, thankful for My family and my children, and the opportunity I have to homeschool them. I am also grateful for my health. It isn't as wonderful as I would like, (lack of energy, fitness,etc) however things could always be worse! In being a part of mamavation, and working toward fitness, I know I will achieve my goals. I just have to be patient and keep trying every day! I am thankful for every day of life. Life is so short. I came to this harsh reality when dad died in August, and my mom has been battling cancer for many yrs now and it keeps coming back, but so many times she has been told she doesn't have long and each time she has proved the doctors wrong. For this I am grateful. Grateful for each day we have with her still here and God, and mom proving the doctors wrong. Every day is a blessing!
I am thankful for mamavation and the sisterhood and the support.
I am thankful to be in good health, to be able to have children of my own, and to be blessed with a large family. What are you thankful for in your life?

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