Saturday, May 17, 2014

Feeling Better

Today I had much more energy than the whole week put together.  On the Turbo Fire schedule I was supposed to do Fire Starter again, but I didn't feel like doing that one.  So I did Fire 40, which is a more intense workout, but I like it better now that I have the hang of a lot of the moves.  After that my energy dwindled until about 12:00 and that is when I took the kids to the park.  I am not sure what happened at that point, maybe it was just breaking out of the cycle, or doing something different besides being cooped up in the house due to cold weather, but while we were at the park I got a new surge of energy that carried me through the rest of the day.

I am feeling much better today, Lily was also doing better today probably due to the fact that she pooped yesterday.  Hopefully with the miralax in her system now it will help keep her regular and I won't have to go through that again.  I was so hoping that we could just take her off of it, but no such luck.  That girl has an iron will. 

I talked to my older sister today and she mentioned that one of the reasons my weight might have jumped back up is because I am drinking a ton more water than I used to and my body isn't used to having so much water in it, and since I am more hydrated it is reflecting on the scale.  That is definitely a possibility since I have been drinking all of my 64 oz of water every day for two weeks now whereas before it was a small miracle if I got 16 oz down.  So that is something to think about.  This morning I was at 151, which I suppose is .7 down from what it has been all week, but with my track record it will just pop back up.  Besides it is still above 150 and the next time I drop below I am just going to be waiting for it to go back up.  Best not to get my hopes up so as I am not so disappointed.  I have also decided to only weigh myself once a week again and force myself to stay off the scale every other day.  I am way too emotionally attached to the numbers the scale reads.  I am thinking of getting a new scale that tells you your muscle mass as well as body fat % and water weight.  I sure with I had a scale like that for these past three months!  If I could see that my muscle mass was going up and my weight and body fat% was going down I would know for sure that I lost say 5 pounds of fat and gained 5 pounds of muscle.  That would have really helped psychologically.

Anyway, this evening we went on a little walk and Lily totally ate it.  She skinned her knee up and tore a hole through her jeans.  She was a disaster for almost the rest of the time (until we arrived at a park) and when we got home she went to pieces.  I but some Balance oil from Doterra on her (after patching her up of course) and put her to bed and she was asleep in 5 minutes flat.  I sure love that balance oil from Doterra.  I still want to get the lime and orange oils for cooking.  I made a lotion mixture of peppermint and melaleuca for the hives on my neck and it is the only thing that has helped them to go down.  I am really loving those oils!

Anyway, tomorrow is pancake day and I have a choice to make, either I eat mine without chocolate chips and whipped cream or I am going to have to subtract points. hmmmmmm I am not sure yet what I am going to do, but tonight I am feeling pretty good.

Gratitude Journal
Today I am thankful that the weather was warmer allowing us to go outside and to the park to play.  I am thankful for my two girls, and I am thankful also for Deena who is always looking out for me.  I am thankful that she is my director, and my friend.  I am thankful for the doterra oils that have really been a big help for our family.  I am thankful for my husband and that I am able to stay home with the kids even if it drives me crazy sometimes.  

1 comment:

  1. GET THE NEW SCALE!!!! LOL, it will do so much for you! you will see changes, and that will help your motivation so much :) yeah for sunshine!