Saturday, April 16, 2011

Post Your Points

Gee, that week went by fast. I did pretty good....but I'm ready for next week to ramp it up even more.

How did you do?

Enjoy your Sunday and get ready to start again on Monday!!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Are you willing?

This past Monday I went on a 60 mile training ride. That ride takes about 5 hours. Five hours of you, nature and your thoughts. During this ride I thought about a conversation my husband and I have occasional. Usually this conversation has to do with me riding my bike has always trailed over into other topics. The general idea is that I don't like to do hard things...I don't like to suffer. Whenever this conversation comes up I get frustrated...but I've decided that I get frustrated because most of the time he is right.

Many times I have grand ideas and designs. Paticularly when it comes to being healthy. But, the truth is I don't want to have to suffer or give up being comfortable to achieve what I want. Maybe I will for a short time but not usually long enough to make a difference.

Did any of you read this article by Trainer Momma? It basically is her experience with what I'm talking about.

This is not easy for me but I'm trying to find a way to push through, be strong, make the hard choice to achieve my goals.

The thing that it amazing is usually once we break these barriers that we put up for ourselves it's no longer hard.

Ex. It's so hard not to eat late and night....but then once you stop for good it's really not that big of a deal.

It's the TIME it takes to develop a habit that's challenging. We get started and give up when it gets the slight bit uncomfortable. It's time to change this.

Just some food for thought for you all. What's holding you back...what do you not want to suffer through? Don't let it stop you!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'm a lurker...all take, not much give!

I may seem absent from the blog, but I really do come and soak in the inspiration that you all give.  : ) 

Life is a balancing act, and I truly feel that I'm doing an okay job balancing it all.  I have three busy kids, a very supportive husband, but I'm also a college student embarking on a MAD dash to graduate this December.  I do okay with my eating and okay with my exercise, and I know I need to do better, but with a fussy back I feel like I'm doing the best I can right now.  As if I need my life to be any crazier...they just called me to the Young Women's President at church!! (For you non-"Mormons", I'll be in charge of all the girls ages 12-18 at church).  This will be really fun, but not so easy. 

So Audrey & friends, from now till December 16th, when I graduate, I'm asking for your patience as I try to be a Healthy Wife with a crazy & Happy Life.  : )  (Besides, I can't give up!!I need to look really good in my graduation pictures, right??)

You girls are amazing! Thanks for inspiring me to be better!!


Good morning girls! I've had a rough past couple days with my bowels. I don't know what is going on. Last week was awesome. No bloating or pain, and I stuck to my boring menu. Then, over the weekend I ate some things that I normally don't eat...and have been miserable for 2 days now. I hope my body gets back to normal so I can get my duties accomplished. Is anyone else bothered by certain foods? For me, I know my body doesn't like wheat, but there is something else going on too. I took the advice from a girl who has IBS and it seems to be helping. She advised me not to eat anything processed. Now, this has been really hard, and it has forced me to plan ahead so I have food on hand to boiled eggs, baked potatoes, brown rice, fruits and veggies. It's been a little tricky to get my carbs in but I've been able to eat between 200g-300g daily. With all the running I'm doing it should be a little higher, but I'm glad to have at least that much without eating wheat. Everything felt great until this past Sunday when we had guests over from Chad's work and I made a gluten free cake mix for peach cobbler. I also ate some chips, and some other things that are processed. I'm finally feeling a bit better, but still not 100%. Any advice? I hate to be so absolute and crazy with what I put in my body, but if I'm not, I pay for it for days!!!! Can't a girl just eat what ever she wants!!!!! Thanks for listening to my ranting and raving!

Quick Answers

This first week challenge started yesterday!!! Hop on board if your ready...if not, the next challenge starts next Monday.

There are no free days or 30 point challenge. Since we are doing Monday through Saturday use Sunday as your free day!!!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ready, Set, Go!

The next three weeks are going to consist of THREE quick challenges. They will start Monday and end Saturdays. This way for any of you that have plans for Easter, or Spring Break don't have to feel left out!

I hope that with three quick challenges they will be fun, motivating, and a quick jump start to the swim suit season that is just around the corner.

Join me! We are going back to the normal point system. Hopefully for those that participated in the 5 week focus challenges this will be no problem! The rest of you hop on board and get going!

Looking forward to hearing about your successes and great ideas to keep motivated now that the warmer weather in on it's way!!!

Did any of you keep track of your points for the 5 week challenge....let's hear about it!