I'm excited that I know several of you ladies already and I look forward to meeting others as we seek to honor the Lord with our bodies. I Met Danni Joy at church in El Paso, Texas when I was (???), quite young anyway. She has been such a dear friend and a great encouragement to me.
Moving on..brace yourselves cause here comes my basic fitness history. When I was 13 I thought I needed to lose weight so I changed the way I ate and cut out most starches and sweets. I felt great from not eating all the junk food but after a few months I got too small and had low energy from not eating enough. My parents counseled my so I started eating a lot more good foods to get my weight back up. It took 3 years to reach my start weight of 115 (I'm 5'7"). The problem is, my body has gotten used to gaining ( I haven't been as diligent as should be either) so I need to reverse that cycle. I'm somewhat afraid to; afraid that I'll get to thin again. The Lord has been gracious and has helped me change my body image. I no longer want to be the super skinny girl that is popularized now a days. I want to be a healthy weight.
I'm working on cutting out the snacking-all-day-habit, and instead eating 3 square measured (I've been using this site http://www.nutrimirror.com/join.php) meals a day while sitting down with my family. This is a big step for me (but I've done it successfully for the past 2 days!).
^Mom, little sister and I boating.
I also need to get more consistent with my exercise regimen, instead of 1 hours one day and none the next. We've gotten a mini re-bounder since SOF which is so nice. Last week Mom and I increased our 2 mile morning walk to 3 miles. I am looking forward to starting this challenge tomorrow. I do so much better with the accountability.
Blessings in Christ,