I have 50lbs. to loose. I just want a healthy weight, not my skinny killing myself driven weight. From years of heavy bodybuilding, I am pretty muscular and there is no skinny to ever be found in me again! All those muscles help me pull Bryan up in bed though! Thank the Lord! I'm a beast, lol! But an overly chubby one who feels the damage from years of stress since Bryan's accident. God restores us, and He is my hope.
Day one was fourth of July for me by the way. I usually eat one meal a day, maybe two...really bad idea, I know better, I just forget. I am sure the enemy plotted against me through that to undermine my health and well being. Well, enough! I'm taking back my health and not only that, I'm going to help others take theirs back! I hope what I have to share will help someone! I had been in a deep dark hole with this. I don't even know how I got there and I didn't know how to get out... But God has given me courage to get going and conquer this mountain that has been crushing me!
If you have felt crushed, come on this journey with me! Let's encourage one another! I am going to gather up info I have known for years to share and also new stuff I found on Pinterest for health, of which I have saved many and not done any!!! Lol, well, I am now! I will share the smart ones that actually help you. I have personal stuff I have learned over the years through experience of losing weight and when I was a personal trainer. So you can know me a little, to know I won't stir you wrong, I used to have people ask me all the time for diet plans and workout programs. The programs worked.
I AM SO EXCITED! Gonna take the Land! ....oh, back to fourth of July being day one, I Ate breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks,...and got sick! Not used to eating so much so my tummy hurt. That is how out of shape I am in. My body has been in starvation survival mode. It did not know what to do with all that healthy food! ....like the Chia seeds my daughter fed me! She is helping me eat by actually making breakfast and lunch for me, because she knows I won't. She is my Angel from God right now. I need help relearning how to live and take care of myself. I just lost my way in regards to health.
Today was day 3 and I did a workout called not your Momma's Yoga. I had purchased videos before but did not stick with it. I am old so lots I can not do and I have a broken back, so I modify. That's OK, I am proud of what I can do and you should be, too. So if you have an exercise video of any kind, do what you can and be proud of that. You don't need a video though. Mainly, just incorporate some working out through out your day if you are too busy for a scheduled routine, which is my plan to do personally to make sure I get it done! You can do a little at a time even if you are busy!
STRATEGY: My main exercise strategy is to just move a lot. To do walking in place, side to side stepping, swinging arms up, out, dancing, wiggling, moving... while I am watching TV and through out the day when I think about it. Nothing fancy, just walk in place, move and dance for at least for five minutes at a time. All through out the day, that will add up! Also, for weight bearing exercise, when I notice I am grabbing milk or cans of food or anything with a wee bit of weight to it, I will do arm bicep curls, triceps kick backs, shoulder lifts, shrugs, etc. While doing dishes, I will remember to take a break to do some squats while holding on to the counter and also doing tippy toe exercises for my calves and working my adductor and abductors (inner and outer thigh muscles) by just lifting my leg out to the side and squeezing legs together to get the inner thigh. How easy is that?! Just do it when you do dishes and then it is done! While making dinner, you can move the food you are carrying or pots and pans, empty one, lol, no accidents! What ever you get your hands on can be used for easy weight lifting exercises. ...easy and done!
HUGE TIP: Drink an 8 ounce glass of water as soon as you get up. This one thing will help you lose weight and jump start your metabolism. The rest of the day, drink 7 more glasses. Your body needs it and did you know, if you don't have enough water intake, your body can not burn fat? Make sure to eat breakfast! I wait for a half hour after I drink that water before eating. And, well this might not be the best thing, but since I skipped breakfast because I hit the ground running taking care of Bryan, I started making a cup of instant coffee with milk instead of water. Well, it was better than nothing! I plan to still do that. ...only try to remember within two hours of that to eat something! I will remember that now. I have worked out a schedule to do so.
I will Write more soon and I will learn how to not be so wordy. Just want to get a post out tonight. I have not shared one in awhile. I was wrestling that depression! I WON! Thank you JESUS! I will be sharing blog post on my Facebook Art page where you can be notified when I share a new one by selecting get notifications from the like button. Since Facebook only shows to 6 to 10% of fans, this will make sure you actually get the chance to see the post. I will be sharing more art as well, so you will get to see new paintings when I make them. Here is the link, https://www.facebook.com/Propheticartjustforyou
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Love, blessings and hugs!