An unexpected mountain to climb.

So I am part of a network called Faithful Finish Lines. The aim of the group is to live a healthier life. It went really well the first two weeks and the beginning of the third week. I was really “being healthy” in all the “right” ways. Then I hit a road bump on Tuesday, an unexpected mountain to climb.

My dear Mom was diagnosed with cancer. It is still hard to say it because if you say it out loud it means that it is true. My first reaction was emotional eating and not wanting to exercise. By Friday I realized that I need to be fit and healthy to climb this mountain. I cannot let extra weight hold me back- I have a long road to travel. So as of Sunday I’m back on track(mostly)  and determined to walk this road physically and emotionally.

If it wasn’t for this amazing group at Faithful Finish Lines this whole process would’ve been harder. Thank you for your support!

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This Bible verse got new meaning for me in the past few days.

 

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Faithful Finish lines week 2



Faithful-Finish-Lines-ShortI’ve been challenged by Sara to join Faithful Finish Lines for the next 7 weeks. Last week I wrote about my journey up to now.I’m not one for New Years Resolutions that is why I chose one word for the year: Grace and Faithful Finish Lines is all about that. Let me continue:

Second part of week 1:

I started a new job that I really enjoy. Since it’s still in the beginning stages I have a lot of energy. I walk on the treadmill for 15mins each day and do between 800m and 1km. That is a lot for me. From doing zero to 1km.

I’ve also seen that writing down what you eat helps a lot! Thanks for the tip.

Week 2


The challenge for week 2 was eat more fruit and vegetables.

prepped fruitThis isn’t hard for me as I LOOOVE fruit and veg. The challenge for me is that hubby loves protein-any form of it. He would leave veggies etc if he can have meat. A steak on his plate is enough to keep him satisfied. What I’ve learnt is that if I prep the fruit both of us eat more of it. I have containers with peeled fruit in the fridge so that you can just grab and go.

We also need to set a fitness goal for this month and Faithful Finish Lines has some great guidelines and tips for deciding what your goal would be.  They take you step by step and advise you. If you’re struggling with this as much as me I would really recommend that you sign up for the next challenge it is worth it!

Update on my progress:

I’m exercising more and I’ve lost 1kg.

I’m focusing on what I eat and eat less.

 

I’m planning  menu for February at the moment. Please share any tips and advice in the comments? Some great recipes?

amanda

Are you ready for a new you?

I am ready for a new me.

Faithful-Finish-Lines-ShortI’ve been challenged by Sara to join Faithful Finish Lines for the next 7 weeks. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve been having a problem with my weight since the age of 15 or 16 and after I fell on 13 August 2013 it got even worse. The pain in my left arm caused a lot of pain and made me want to keep still for long periods of time (while I eat something “to make me feel better.”) 
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I’ve decided the week before Christmas that 2015 will be a year of great change. Thus my excitement when Sara invited me.

What is Faithful Finish Lines all about?

A Faithful Finish Line is a short-term, specific goal that will recreate fitness and mission in our lives. – Sara Borgstede

Each week will have a different theme and a memory Bible verse. For the first week we need to focus on movement and write down what we eat.

I will let you know how it goes. I’m not one for New Years Resolutions that is why I chose one word for the year: Grace and Faithful Finish Lines is all about that.

Plan a Fitness Goal. Reach It. Allow God to Recreate You. -Sara Borgstede

 

How are you staying fit?


amanda