Another year is done

Wow 2017 is going to be over in a few hours and I have had some time to think about the last year. I have gotten in better health! Walked not one but two 10ks this year! Went on a great vacation for Sanibel Florida! Planted a wonderful garden. Made better choices for my eating! Kept my blood pressure under control. Had family come and visit at my house for the first time ever! And my business did pretty well this last year as well! I have had a pretty blessed year really!

As 2018 comes rushing in I want to take a few minutes and share what my plans are for the new year.

Business wise I am taking a Master Class and learning more about portraits and getting more candid photos of my clients. Try and get there natural appearance. Even going to work on selling some of my work. Reading the Photographers Market 2018 book and going to get my work out there a bit! Starting January off with promo photos of a client for her new radio show…so exciting!

Still going to work on my health. The gym a few days a week and then some added stretching at home. I plan to walk the Air Force 10k again in 2018 and walk it a bit faster than in 2017. A few 5Ks I’m sure are going to happen as well. Plan to keep taking inches and weight off my body and continue to cook more at home for me and the family.

Going to spend time with friends and family in 2018. Going to try and make a schedule to see people that I have missed this last year. Even if it’s a FaceTime chat. Life is to short not too!

I am taking time for me in 2018. Whether it is a walk, a trip to the gym, some quiet time or what ever I am adding this to my life in 2018. It will help my mind to me healthier as well.

May 2018 be blessed beyond all our imaginations. May we all be healthier than we have ever been and may we be doing what makes us happy!

Bring in 2018! I’m ready!

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Who knew….

So I have been walking again.  I know its bout time but I am doing this and feeling good about it again :0)

Last week I logged 28.74 miles and 66,620 steps.  I feel good about it too!

One step is better then one more second on the couch for me. I was going to skip it today and just sleep in but God had other plans.  I woke up from a crazy nightmare and thought well I’m up I might as well walk it off and I did!  Saw a beautiful sun rise.  I am blessed.

I am drinking more water again and eating better and am feeling good!  Started measuring again this week so I will get back caught up with that on my next blog.  Watching my BP.  I am on meds but my BP is way low compared to what it has been to get me on said BP meds.  I go to the Doc in 3 weeks and I am going to talk to her about that.  If it stays low I may have to adjust by calling her.  We shall see.  My BP after a 1.5 mile walk and a 25 minute bike ride in the humidity was 117/63  that seems a bit low but Im watching it.

Other then that life is what it is.  

I made zucchini bread from scratch.  Let me tell ya it was WONDERFUL!  Neighbors liked it and I am taking a piece to my dad and sister the rest well….its mine :0)

well that is my update…..till next time…….

An update

As I sit in my study room I thought I would give an update on my journey.
I haven’t been eating right and I know that. Still been under my calorie counts but not eating food that will help me with weight loss. I really need to work on this. The scale shows no change however…..The inches are falling off. Due to more walking I’m sure. 7 inches off my body in 22 days! 2 alone on my waist. We will call that a win. (insert happy dance)
I didn’t walk much this week due to some stomach issues but I am planning a big come back…..I have a good support system that I need to use more often. I also got a fitbit and let me tell you i love it! It keeps track of so may things and keeps me accountable. If you have fit bit and want to buddy up send me message. we can challenge each other! Being able to see my sleep patterns has helped me adjust when I need to go to bed as well. Love it!
I can tell a big difference in my stamina when i don’t walk so that is getting moved back t the top of the list of things i need to do for me.
Speaking of wins….school s going relatively well. One class I am struggling in but I think I am working it out. Ok my struggling and yours may not be the same, I have an A in the class but i keep failing the exams. I know the material but I’l be danging if I can get it right on the test. Talked with the prof and he gave me a few ideas. We will see if that works.
That pretty much sums up the last few weeks for me.
Hope all of your journeys are successful!

What to do on a rainy day

As I sit in the cafeteria at school I can’t help but think about the rain this morning. Though we need the rain for the grass to be green and for the lakes to stay full I selfishly wish it wouldn’t have rained this morning. Why you asking yourself. Well forts off my dogs had to go out. Not that they really care whether it is raining or not but I had to go out and chain one of the dogs to a tether. She has proven herself as an explorer and well I wasn’t giving baths or combing anyone out before school today. Then there was loading the car for school. That has its own problems. I didn’t park he car where I should have and it took longer to get it he back seat to put my bag back there. Which normally doesn’t matter right. But it does matter when it rains.
The best part is there is a parking garage at school. So once here I don’t have to go outside. The highlight of he day thus far.
Thank God the move is pretty much complete. We just have clothes there that need to come to the new house. Talked about doing that today but I, so not moving In the rain.
Maybe I can talk the powers that be to help me get some boxes empty so I don’t trip in the dinning room in the morning sconce there is no light.
I got a fitbit. I have been enjoying seeing my sleep patterns which have been bad the last week. Very restless sleep. But it has become a great game with me and roommates mom. Every time I get close to betting her in steps she goes for a walk…lol I have been making an effort to stay under 1300 calories. Need to add more veggies to my diet. Something I struggle with but need to make it happen. It helps that we are all counting calories and learning about portions which is a big step in our house. More salads for low calorie meals I see in our future.
School has been very writing intense and I am doing my best to keep up. That and moving has been a lot on my plate. I have to remember one day at a time. Some days that is easy and other days I am over welded. Guess we will see if matter wins out over will.
Those are my thoughts this morning. Thanks for reading :0)