I definitely feel like I have gotten more of a direction and focus this last week. I think Ragnar really was a motivator to get strict and get strong again. One of the biggest things that I have learned while trying to lose weight and become healthier is that health is a constant focus. That is a big reason why I have talked about making it a lifestyle change. Because you lose everything you’ve accomplished if you just go back to the same habits that put you where you were in the first place. Yes, there are definitely times that it gets easier but even then, there will be difficult moments. I would say that over the last few years I have proven that I have made a lifestyle change. Because when I have relaxed about how strict I am and don’t focus as much, I am still eating better and working out better as a regular thing. However, not as much as what I would like to be the normal. I am just glad I am headed in the right direction.
Having said that I have been sick this last week as well. I am an asthmatic, and this is attacking my lungs. So as far as my regular cardio kind of stuff, I have been holding off on anything crazy. My first goal being physical, I can say that I have been working on strength training things just not the cardio.
Mental – I am officially through 5 books in the last month! It would take me months to pick up another book after finishing one. I have read Nevernight, Everyday, and the In Her Dreams Trilogy. I really liked the first book, it was following a darker storyline without the typical heroes. The second book was amazing! It was so unique in concept and the author has a beautiful way of speaking. The trilogy was pretty good as well. I liked that it was a unique concept, and first book in the trilogy was very intriguing and I really wanted to know where it was going to go.
Spiritual – I have not gotten into guided meditation yet. I still need to make this a priority so I can actually get a little more comfortable with real meditation.
Pullups – We went out and got a pullup bar. I am actually really excited about this. I mean it was only a week ago that I realized I could do one for the first time ever. I personally think the chin-ups are easier than pullups. I also think it’s ridiculous that my husband has made me realize that there is a difference between the two and benefits to both. I mean, come on! Who cares which way I put my hands? Either way I’m still pulling myself up, as in PULL UP! As I say, I’ve realized the difference and I understand the different muscles I will build doing both.
Adventures – This week I was FINALLY able to book some tickets for emerald creek in Idaho. Emerald Creek is one of two places in the world that has star garnets. Our family has been getting into rockhounding and this has been on our bucket list for a while. However, the only tickets they had was for the end of August. So, the dates for that were based on availability of tickets and not convenience. We will make it work. We are also working on an autism awareness 1k kids run. My son with autism wanted to do it as his homeschool community service project. It’s a month out and we have been in over our heads with the planning of it. Hey, if anyone wants to help with allowing us to make this a great event for the kiddos you can support it through our Go Fund Me Fundraiser.