Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hardcore Tuesday

Ok I am feeling a bit back to normal now.

I drank a gallon of Sassy Water yesterday and while it helped a bit, I am still struggling to get back on track with my regularity.

Yesterday I did P90X back, biceps and ab ripper. I burned 428 calories.

Then last night I ran for approx. 35 minutes. My aunt called a few minutes after I started and stupid me forgot to pause the elliptical. Originally I had set the elliptical on the Fat Burn setting for 45 minutes. I did bring the phone back down and talked to her while I ran. Boy does that sky rocket your heart rate!! For the approx 35 minutes, I burned 500 calories.

This morning I weighed in at 163. A half pound down from yesterday. Heading back in the right direction.

Today is Hardcore Tuesday. Normally before my sons Playgroup, I do Plyometrics but I have a few errands I have to run before hand so Plyometrics will have to wait until about lunch time. I will do it while the kids eat and then when they nap, I will have my lunch to refuel.

Tonight is gym night. ARC training, CX Works, Body Flow, then RPM. If I don't get back on track from today, I dont know how I will. LOL.

I know that part of the reason for my weight gain besides the sugar is stress. I have been immensely stressed lately with some financial difficulties my family is going thru right now. It will get better, and is already starting to ease a bit, but until some major things are done, the stress will be lingering.

This whole time that we have been going thru this, I have put my stress into Gods hands. It really is all about not fretting. God will provide. And I truly believe everything happens for a reason. I have been pretty calm and at peace.

Then last Friday I received a piece of mail that rocked my world and threw me into a loop. Really sent my stress level skyrocking. Finally last night I broke down and called my parents. This whole time I have felt like I havent had anyone to talk to about this...that besides Aarons family this was something that needed to be left in the dark...that I have to figure out and get thru it myself. I was worried about how my family would judge us by what we are going thru. That they would see it as our fault. After talking to my parents, I felt a huge sense of relief. Aaron worries that my parents will look at him differently. Like he isnt providing for his family. I hope that that isnt the case. Right now, I hate having to depend on family, but then again, if you cant count on family, who can you count on? Aarons family has been a huge support. They understand and know what we are going thru. And that is a blessing that cannot even be expressed into words.

Unconditional love...what an awesome thing!

For my fellow bloggers and readers, please keep my family in your prayers as we go thru this difficult time.
I will keep you filled in as to how we are doing.

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  1. I'm sending hugs and prayers your way. I'm glad you talked to your parents. If nothing else, it's good to get it off your chest and they should know that you're stressed. So what if they judge... that's their issue. I'm so proud of you!!! Things will get better! God is good! xoxo

  2. Even if you don't feel that great having to depend on family, your parents will almost definitely be happier knowing you're getting some help from them. I hope things get better for you. The fact that you're still driven enough to keep fitting in your workouts is amazing. x

  3. I just found your blog but I hope everything works out for you and your family. Family is SO important and it sounds like you have a great support network.

    Congratulations on your incredible success. I love P90X and I love it when I see other people doing the same workouts !

  4. Thank God we have family we can turn to, right? God Bless!

  5. Bless your heart! Everything will work out, the wonderful thing about hard times is that they always pass. This too will pass!

  6. Thank you everyone! The support is really appreciated!!