April’s Fools Day! What tricks are you playing?

In keeping with my fitness journal I didn’t do that great this weekend. All that Easter candy and having a cluttered house just doesn’t really motivate me.  I did work on my house, but it is a daunting task.  Mason and I did go for a mile long walk after dinner on Sunday so there were some healthy things happening this weekend! The weekend is almost always my downfall. At home my parents do most of the grocery shopping and their idea of healthy isn’t really healthy at all. On top of that when I do eat or drink something that isn’t the best choice they are on me saying things like, “I thought you were trying to lose weight?” I know they mean well, but sometimes I just want to tell them to stuff it! Anyway, I suppose part of the problem for the weekend is that I don’t really have a set schedule.  I hate schedules more importantly I loathe set routines. I may have a routine, but I don’t write it down, I don’t plan out the details of my day.  I get up, I get dressed (m-f anyway), I go to work, etc.  On the weekend I sleep in, most of the time I only brush my teeth (unless I am leaving the house then I change out of my pjs), and from there it is whatever floats my boat and some cleaning. I know that I am going to have to change that if I want to continue on in success, but right now I am at loss and mostly because I am feeling overwhelmed with what appears to be my to do list.


I did manage to have a healthy breakfast this morning, wheat toast with peanut butter and lunch is 1 cup of last night’s pasta salad with ½ cup of baked ham (also from last night’s dinner).  I will probably have some leftovers for dinner as well since I cooked 6 lbs of ham yesterday!


I went grocery shopping on Friday and realized that I have lost my talent for grocery shopping.  When I lived in Greenville, I could buy a whole butt load of food (meat & vegetables), but ever since I moved home it’s all went to the birds. Part of my problem is that I have added 2 more mouths to feed and that blows my budget out of the water. I mean, I love my dad, but I can’t afford to feed him.  Luckily he is happy eating sandwiches if I don’t cook enough.  I just feel like I am in a cooking slump.  The things I never had a problem with before seem to keep multiplying.  My son was never a picky eater and now he doesn’t want to eat anything, but junk food which my parents are more than willing to supply. It took me a while to get used to cooking for 2 and now I have to cook for 4. I really don’t have a desire to try new recipes, but the recipes that I have learned to cook quickly cost at least $10 more where I live now than they did where I used to live. Basically I just feel like complaining.


Now, that I have gotten all that off my chest. Whew! I feel better. It is time for a change! I will just have to carefully plan my menu for this week and next week.  I also enlisted my son in helping me exercise everyday in the same way that I have him assist me in not racking up anymore speeding tickets in town.  Every day he has to remind me to exercise just like every time we get in the car he reminds me to set the cruise control. I also found another Bible verse for motivation today in my daily devotional. I love that God covers absolutely everything in his word for you! Here is the new verse I learned today: “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.” 1 Corinthians 6:19. This is the second time that I know of in the book of Corinthians where this is mentioned. I also found reference to this in Numbers. 1 Corinthians 3:16, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” and Numbers 35:34, “You must not defile the land where you live, for I live there myself, I am the Lord, who lives among the people of Israel.” I know that last verse can be interrupted many ways, but it can be applied to taking care of your body as well.   God must have known that I was in a fitness funk this morning with that well timed verse in Corinthians and the devotional on allowing yourself to be disciplined. Did you know that discipline doesn’t only mean getting in trouble for doing something wrong? When you look up the definition for discipline the very first one is, “Training expected to produce character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.”  It is time that I started disciplining myself when it comes to working out and grocery shopping and anything else that I complained about!


It always helps me to get everything off my chest whenever I am in a funk! I usually write in a journal or in this case a blog when I am feeling overwhelmed and having a pity party. Sometimes I even share my pity party with friends.  Then my head is clear and I start coming up with solutions.  What do y’all do whenever y’all are in a funk?


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