Friday, August 31, 2012

Celebrating the small victories

I decided to step on the scale this morning at work to check my progress. My last weigh in was frustrating. I've been hovering between the same 2lbs for over a month now. I'm trying to be patient with my body, but at that time I decided to step it up by logging my food intake and exercising for at least 2 weeks. I decided that if I see progress, I'll obviously keep it up, but if I didn't see progress I would let myself stop logging. I also have been increasing my activity level over the last couple weeks. This week I got sick again, but still plan to go work out tonight eventhough I gave myself the last two days off.
This morning when I stepped on the scale I had dropped the 2lbs!
I'm elated! Needless to say, I'm going to continue to log AND keep my workout schedule of at least 4 workouts/week at 45 min or more.
Thanks for all your encouragement!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Be Still and Know...

This past weekend, Nate and I got to enjoy a solid 48 hours work-free! I commented at the end of it that it felt like a mini vacation. Friday we got to sleep in, hang out at home, make good food, work out and then went to small group and fellowshipped with good friends. Saturday we slept in, sold some stuff we had listed on Craigslist, drive up to Woodland Park and walk around, and then we headed home and had a great evening in.
I know it may not sound like much--or it may sound like more than some of y'all have had in a while--but we were truly blessed. I feel like we have been "going" all summer without much of a breather. Not everything that has happened this summer was bad, but it still has been busy. Nate and I got to sit with each other, take a deep breath and hit the "reset" button.
I have to admit, it was a little hard to truly let myself relax because I have been struggling with the fact that in less than a month, I'll be without a job. I know God will remain faithful. I have complete faith that this step I am taking is where God wants me, subsequently, I know it's time to trust God to provide whether I get another job right away or not. This weekend was exactly what I think my soul needed. I needed to just enjoy the simple parts of everyday life with my wonderful husband and not over-analyze "what I need to be doing to make more money so we will be OK."
As I write this, I ask y'all to join me in prayer for God to provide the right job in the right timing for me. More importantly, I'm asking for him to increase my ability to be patient and trust Him.
How has God been stretching your faith recently?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back in the saddle again

Hi all! (or those of you who do read these)
I'm back! I realized that it's been four or five months since I've blogged at all and I was shocked at how fast time flew!

It's been a good, yet crazy, several months! My sister, Amy, got married (the picture above is of Nate, myself and The Bakers!), we went struggled through a devastating fire (thankfully my parents were spare loss, but were out of their house for almost three weeks) and I have had some major changes in my personal life too.
I've transitioned to part-time at my dad's family practice office and will be done there by the end of September. Meanwhile to keep our income up until October, I'm filling in for someone on maternity leave in our church's financial department. I'm loving the finance job! I'm learning new things every day and just truly enjoying working in such a wonderful environment.
As far as what we are looking ahead to this Fall and Winter:
Nate starts classes again next week, he is taking one class this semester as we hope to pay for the rest of his schooling in cash. He will have to take things a little slower, but it'll be worth it in the long run. Also, next month we pay off our medical debt!!! We will be debt free except for our student loans! We have been so blessed through our journey thus far and look forward to continuing it, maybe a little less intensly, but pursuing a debt free life none-the-less!
Also, as I'm going down to part-time work starting in October, I will be focusing on our Herbalife business. As I look forward to getting that up and running, I know it'll be a lot of hard work. I'm excited to be able to use our Herbalife business to help others to pursue the healthy lifestyle that they desire.
I hope y'all are getting into the swing of the Fall routine. What are you looking forward to most?
~Signing off~