If you read my last post you know this is my year of change. I am very excited about making some changes in specific areas of my life. I am happy to report that slowly, but surely, those changes have begun. This will be a long journey and one that I am not going to bore you by constantly writing about. What I will do is occasionally update you with my progress or failure. I am faithfully committed to this journey and these occasional updates will be my way of holding myself accountable.
Since my first two declarations go together (weight loss and exercise), I will call this my getting healthy goal. On Monday I started Weight Watchers Online and so far have found it very easy to follow. I love the easy to use points tracker and find myself eating much healthier. So far I have lost 3.3 lbs so I am very pleased with my progress in this short period of time. As for the exercise, I am trying to gradually increase my activity. I have also been trying (and the key word here is trying!) to exercise using my Wii Fit Plus. If you can imagine a drunk trying to walk a tight rope, you might have a slim idea of what I look like trying to do these games that are supposed to increase my balance and strength. This machine tells me I am totally unbalanced and have the physical agility of a 71 year old (Ugh!). Looks like I have a lot of work to do...in baby steps. All I can say is this is the most hysterical scene imaginable that no one will ever see. This is definitely "me" time and will not be shared with others! After all, I have to keep some shred of dignity.
My third goal of more Bible study time and becoming more active in women's ministry has begun to be a reality, also. I am making more quiet time for myself and reading my Bible on a daily basis. My sister and I attended a Women's Day at a friend's church and brought back several ideas to our own women's group. We are currently planning a Women's Luncheon at our church and have many more ideas for the future.
Another blessing I have received from iBloom is getting to know an amazing group of women. Besides the team, there are over 100 ambassadors from all over the world. We connect through facebook parties and online conference calls. We share both praises and concerns, giving us the opportunity to pray for each other or to offer advice or help. It is a support group of unbelievable proportions. I am so blessed.
As for my last goal, I'm still not sure what path I am going to take to achieve it. More than ever I feel the need to reach out to others who are not able to lead the lives they would like because of health problems. I need to do a lot of soul searching and research before I can make a valid effort to move forward.
That's my progress so far and I am feeling really positive about the outlook for 2013. If you did read my previous post, I will update you to the fact that I finally got over the bronchitis and my nuclear stress test did not find any problem with my heart! Yeah! Praise God! Don't forget to leave me a comment to win the iBloom book and start your own journey to a happier life. Good luck to each of you!
Until next time...that's my view.
And, the winner is!