Friday, June 19, 2009

Empowered

Yesterday was such a nice day here, we took advantage of it and played tennis. Our son is ten, and he has picked up mine and my husband's love of the game. (Of course...I had to say LOVE!!!) I have not had any lessons, but hope to take some when we have the funds for it. One thing I can tell for sure...I am moving around much better, and my serves and volleys have improved since I started working out again. I do have an exercise video that is a tennis workout, but I need to get the VCR working again so I can use it. It's such an awesome feeling knowing that I am getting stronger everyday: in body, mind, and spirit!

Since we did tennis, I did not get on the treadmill, but I did part of a dance workout DVD and some wall push-ups a little later in the evening. Today we are getting thunderstorms, so if there's too much lightning going on I will either do that DVD again or one of my Leslie Sansone walking DVD's. I used to make excuses when there was a storm so I could skip my workout...but like I say now: NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

I'm still enjoying my organic Starbucks and Fage Greek Yogurt, and I have made a vow to include even more fruits and vegetables in my diet. I've always eaten them, but I know it was nowhere near the amount I'm supposed to be eating. Drinking a lot of water everyday helps as well. I'm not missing the diet soda at all, which is saving us money on our food bill. It's all about choices at the grocery store...cut back on the stuff you shouldn't eat and then you can afford to purchase the foods that are better for you.

God has not only given me the strength to do this, but He is showing me that I had strength from him all along that I was not really using. He has also brought many wonderful people into my life. I want to give a special shout-out to all of the Biggest Loser and Dance Your Ass Off contestants who are on Facebook, and all of the other awesome people involved with those shows who are my friends there as well. You all inspire and motivate me, so I can do the same for others who may need it. I'm very blessed to get to know all of you, and may we all continue to help others become empowered in their lives! xoxoxo

8 comments:

Mesha said...

Hey, I found your blog through your comment on Kristin Steede's blog. I just wanted to encourage you to keep pressing on through your weight loss journey and gain the victory one day at a time. I also am looking forward to weight loss and have dedicated my blog to journalling that progress. Keep up the good work.

WriterMarie said...

Thank you Mesha...I am checking out your blog too. One day at a time is how it needs to be done, and I can't wait to read about your journey as well!

ValleyGirl said...

Isn't it cool how one blog leads to another and suddenly you've discovered some wonderful women pursuing God AND trying to live healthier lifestyles as a result! I LOVE IT! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Mary Lou said...

Marie,
I finally got caught up with your blogs. I just read today's entry about you gaining 2 lbs. Please, please, please don't get too discouraged. It is perfectly normal for your weight to fluctuate. Remember the other indicators of weight loss: body measurements, the way your clothes fit, body fat percentage, etc. You are in this for the long haul! Keep up the great work! You are an inspiration to so many people, you deserve a big pat on the back!

Mary Lou

Mesha said...

for some reason, I can't comment on your most recent blog. :(

WriterMarie said...

I know...and I don't know why, I haven't changed any settings. I'm going to see what I can find out about that. Hmm...

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