Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me” (John 14:1).
I’m grateful that I survived another week of accomplishments and challenges! In my human capacities, I started off well then fell short of getting into bad habits (I can’t seem to stay away from drive-thru restaurant french fries but I know it CAN be done LOL).
This week, I maintained my workouts at home; with a free exercise class; and taking advantage of public transit since the gas tank was low. The workouts began with latin dance, bellydancing, and a cardio blast. I wore my new T-shirt that you see in the picture. I was very pleased that I was able to keep up with the cardio (LOL).
Next, I took a free Zumba class with a former instructor. If you remember from a previous post, I had a membership at my employer’s fitness center, but the wallet was taking a serious hit. The instructor had us working out from beginning to end for 45 minutes—no stopping. I needed to soak in the shower instead of stand up in one (LOL). The dance classes don’t seem like a workout. The key is to keep your abs tight and continue to breathe. Zumba works out the total body. I truly enjoyed the class!
It was obvious that my gas tank was getting low. In order to save my tank, I used public transit to get to and from work. I wish I could do this on a consistent basis, but it’s unfortunate that contractor employees are not able to benefit from transhare funds—funds given to full-time employees to encourage use of public transit. Overall, the day was beautiful, and I managed to clock in 8,491 steps total on my pedometer…YAY!
I haven’t given up on my journey to pursue and maintain a healthier lifestyle. While I was listening to a service online in Chicago and doing laundry today, I made my dinner in the crock pot: collard greens and stewed vegetables with some herbs/spices. It smells pretty good and I’m looking forward to eating it. I honestly enjoy cooking at home. At times, my schedule may not allow it, but I force myself to get some fruits and vegetables to have for lunch and dinner. You become creative with your meals. As a matter of fact, I knew someone who made their dressing in a crockpot. It looked good, but I MUST stay focused.
I ask those who read this blog to continue to pray for me as I go through this journey. When the goals are reached and maintained, I envision the results of hard work to be as beautiful as a rainbow.