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A New Day

Friday, January 20, 2012

I woke up today tired, but kept the routine going. After breakfast I started some laundry and then told the kids it was time for school. Here is what greeted me:

They told me they were playing "Idiots." In their minds they meant "Silly People." Make sure you really check out the hair on both. was nice to have a reason to smile and grab a minute of joy. And another minute of joy...Isaac will finally begin his Grade 2 Math next week. The curriculum we use is advanced and with his autism behaviors and "just don't want to do it" behaviors, I'm pleased with his progress.

By lunch I was still frustrated with myself over the whole food side of this journey. (I'm done kicking myself over the night snacking.) I knew I had to get on my knees and ask for the strength to get out of the pit. I did and then I took a nap before heading to the gym. The trainer could tell I was not at a high energy level. My lower back was also a little sore from the slush shoveling on Wednesday so she chose to do more stretches to help ease that. I never realized arm/shoulder stretching could do so much for the lower back but it was amazing! She then put me through endurance drills on some of the equipment and I did exactly what she asked and never had to ask for less weight or time. I spoke with her about my carb cravings that hit me and she encouraged me that sometimes it isn't a big issue...sometimes it can just be perimenopause and you need to give in at least once to get beyond it. I'm hopeful that next time I'll be able to recognize it quicker and do less damage.

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    I love the pictures! Sorry about the low energy, but it sounds like you still had a good day. Have a great weekend!
    2880 days ago
    Sounds like a good day all in all!!
    2880 days ago
  • JENNY712
    emoticon for sharing your beloved children with us. Keep up the good work and do not be to hard on yourself. We all need God's help to be over comers One day and one step at a time. Jenny emoticon

    2880 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/21/2012 12:51:24 AM
    I agree...God used the joy of the children to bring joy to your day!
    emoticon Hang in there Janet, you are not alone...God promises never to leave you or to forsake fact He promises to be a help, a strength and to the weary. None of us can do it alone but with Him we can do it. Good job recognizing that you needed His help to get out of the pit!!

    emoticon Have a wonderful weekend!
    2880 days ago
  • no profile photo GETTINGFIT4HIM
    God knew you needed some joy and laughter and your kids gave it to you in spades!

    I'm so happy to hear you are at a place of moving forward again. It really IS amazing how the body works, isn't it? Who would've thought that stretching in your arms and shoulders would help your low back? I found it interesting when doing a Leslie Sansone DVD recently when she said that when you lift your arms up it works your core! Wow!

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    2880 days ago
    Your babies are just too precious. What beautiful smiles. emoticon
    2880 days ago
    The stretching sounds wonderful. And her advice to give in once to get beyond it sounds great!
    2880 days ago
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