Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tim and I started this journey together along with Benji and I clearly laid out my conditions of participation before the first DVD had begun to play. My familial caution went something like this...
If I even sense that you are making fun of me or mocking my abilities...I will not be responsible for my response!
I am pretty certain I made myself clear and my men have been only too kind to abide my request (threat?)! Unfortunately the one I am having trouble with is myself! I have been keeping a journal since beginning and this is an excerpt from it...
I am finding my self-speak has taken a hit some days and I must make a conscious effort to speak words of life and encouragement to myself instead of condemnation. Why is that so hard? Why is it so much easier to encourage others and see their progress while privately mocking one’s own?
The very work I am trying to be successful in is the one I stand to single-handedly sabotage by my own negative thoughts and self-doubt. My inability to lose weight may yet become a reality once again because of my lack of ability to corral my thoughts and steer them down the path of life!
Just as I choose to go down and punch play on that DVD, I must choose to look myself in the mirror and breathe life on myself! I must choose to focus on the positives and the progress I have made so far. I must choose to be the very best cheerleader for myself that I would be for anyone else who might show up in my basement to huff and puff along with me.
I am strong in ways I never thought I would be. I can perform push-ups in spite of never really having done them previously in any of my 46 years. I have endurance that has surprised me and sheer grit and determination that I didn't know I had. Now if I can just translate that as easily into my mental state of being as I have my physical state of being, I just may surprise myself one day when I look into the mirror!!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Okay, you all know I am a SAH home-schooling mama, right? I had a very vivid reminder tonight that I really do need to get out more. What happened you may ask?
One of the hardest things for a Mama is to be tired when she has a lot on her plate ~ and what Mama doesn't have a lot on her plate? I am tired and attribute it to the fact that I have not been sleeping very well lately. I normally don't have trouble falling asleep at night because I am so exhausted by the end of the day, but the last few nights I have tossed and turned before I fall asleep, only to find myself tossing and turning during the night, too, and waking long before the sun is up.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Today we are celebrating Jesse Thomas Cash and the 11 years we have been able to do life with him!! Jesse is an amazing boy with a penchant to eke out every last drop of fun and enjoyment from life! He is smart, extremely cute ;O) , athletic, a history buff and has been dubbed the "family comedian" because of his love of all things nonsense related! ;O)
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Psalm 148:13 (The Message)
13-14 Let them praise the name of God—it's the only Name worth praising.His radiance exceeds anything in earth and sky;
Jeremiah 32:17 (New International Version)
17 "Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
12-16 God continued, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and everything living around you and everyone living after you. I'm putting my rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth. From now on, when I form a cloud over the Earth and the rainbow appears in the cloud, I'll remember my covenant between me and you and everything living, that never again will floodwaters destroy all life. When the rainbow appears in the cloud, I'll see it and remember the eternal covenant between God and everything living, every last living creature on Earth."