As an avid non-workout-type-person, I’ve figured that having 4 kids, one of whom is nearing 3 years old, is enough workout for any mom, right? Except that I don’t eat particularly well — not particularly poorly, but not particularly well. And I sit at a computer for 8 hrs/day for work, and a couple more hours for fun. NOT a good equation for optimum health and fitness. There was that year or so about 12 years ago that I played around on the Bally’s LifeCycle circuit, but that doesn’t count as a workout really either.
So, when Michael O’Neill of His House Fitness sent out an email to local churches looking for a space for his latest class, I figured “Hey, I should do that!” Our church (my workplace) wasn’t really suited for what he needed, but he ended up going with one that is literally 3 blocks from my house. Perfect. So, Monday and Wednesday this week I got up at 5:30am, ate a banana, and headed over for my 6:00
torture session workout. No, I didn’t walk, I drove. Yeah, I know.
WOWZA!!! Monday morning was beyond tough. I almost hurled. I did cry, but I finished. Monday daytime wasn’t too bad as far as pain, but becoming upright Tuesday morning was a bit of a challenge. This morning was not as hard as Monday, but still beyond my abilities. That’s OK, by the end of the month, I’ll be able to do it all. I’m hoping to lose some weight, but more than that, just FEEL better. We are modifying our diet for the month — and most importantly — it’s all about working on God’s temple. So it’s all got a spiritual side to it as well. I’m loving it. Well, moaning & groaning & loving it!
So that was getting fit.
About the same time I got Michael Beau’s email, I started reading on GCM about Carol Tuttle and Dressing Your Truth. It’s all a little sketchy to me — I don’t have a lot of time to watch the videos — but it is VERY intriguing to me. Some of the ideas, I have always implemented by instinct, but some — let’s just say I’ve admired & tried to be something I am not way more than my clothing budget could really afford.
Today, I happened across this giveaway at Thrifty and Chic Mom on Facebook, so I wanted to share it with the couple of readers I have left. The whole DYT thing is a very interesting concept — why not delve into it with a free profile system?
I’ll be back to blog more about my health, fitness, and beauty journey!!! Just wanted to drop these links and say HI again!