Saturday, June 12, 2010


Okay so I may have missed a few weeks... maybe like 12... but I still have not given up. Things are going okay... my new job is going great now, I've really been enjoying it and learning a bunch. My routine is still a work in progress but coming along much better here over the last two weeks.

So to give you a quick update...
- I have been going to a small group from our church that my friends have been trying to get us to go to for months! Time finally opened up and we have been going through a Crown Financial Study which has been fantastic! It has really opened my eyes to how much money I have been wasting and how much more needs to be going to the Lord!
- I have very slowly been reading Knowing God and it has been good. It's opening my eyes to God's glory and holiness and who He is. I have been struggling a lot lately with who exactly God is and my wonderful friend Kara brought to my attention that if I want to know who God is I have to go back to the Gospel!
- I have also recently started reading The Gospel for Real Life and I am onto chapter 3. This book is great because it puts things in words I can understand. Now, I may have a Masters degree but my vocabulary isn't great and I can easily get lost in big words and theological terms! So even though I have to read a paragraph more than once sometimes it's usually because my mind started thinking about something else as I was reading and not because of the words the author uses!! Now if I could just figure out how to read without my mind thinking about other things!!
- I've been reading about 5 out 7 days of the week and have tremendously cut back my TV time!!

- A friend of mine recently completed Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and she enjoyed it. She talked about how great it was because it had 3 different levels and the flow of it went well. So I thought I would give it a shot.. I have had it for 2 weeks now and I believe I have completed 9 or 10 days of it. There are some days I just can't get to it like on Monday's when I leave the house at 6:30am and don't get home until 10:00pm! But I have enjoyed it and I can feel myself getting stronger... but I'm still only on Level 1! I'm not quite ready for Level 2 yet!

- My husband is amazing! He started a new job in April and has been doing great!! The hours that he has have been great for us because they are allowing us to spend more time together than we are used to! Last night he wanted to go for some coffee, so we left and got our coffee then he just wanted to drive around! We finally found the entrance to the state park (after living in this neighborhood for almost a year we found out that it was only about 3 miles from our house!)! I am so excited that we found this because I have been wanting to go... we didn't go in last night because it was already 8:00pm and we didn't want to pay the $5 to go in for only an hour. So we started driving again... now usually I am one that always has to know where we are going or what he is doing... I can't just sit and let him take control sometimes, but last night I was just going with the flow and he took me to Dave and Buster's to play some games!! It was sooooooo much fun! We played one of the games that you have to hit a button and if you land on the jackpot you get however many tickets it says... well we hit the jackpot! It was 138 tickets... I played the first time and it landed on 10 tickets and Jeremy told me to close my eyes and he would tell me when to stop and I did and we won! It was hilarious!

Anyway... those are the updates over the last 3 months... hope to update it more often!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Week 2

Wow... not so good.... I started my new job this week and it kinda through me out of my routine. Add on to that that I am staying on part-time at Hobby Lobby and Wednesday was our Anniversary. So I worked Tuesday night, Beef and Boards Wednesday Night, and worked Thursday night, on top of my 40 hours at my new job this week... so needless to say, I just want to throw last week out the window! So Monday will start a new week for me and hopefully I will be able to find a routine with the new job and keeping my part-time job! See you all next week!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Week 1

Hello! Well it has been one week and I am okay with the week it has been. On the exercise side I have successfully completed week 1 of the 8-week half-marathon program from I can't say that my eating habits have improved a whole bunch but hopefully it will come along. I have cut down on the fast food which is a major improvement for me.

As far as the daily walk with God is going... that I still have a lot of improvement to do. I have been reading a book called The Gospel According to Starbucks and while I know that in no way replaces reading my Bible on a daily basis I have been learning a lot about living my Christian life on an EPIC scale...

My week has been challenging, this is my last week working Full Time at Hobby Lobby before I start my new job on Monday. I really wanted to give my best attitude and work with a great attitude this week. Well the Monday was good, I can't say Tues and Wed were my best days. I have two more days of work at Hobby Lobby this week and I want to give the best attitude I can, no matter what I'm asked to do!

So for this week my goals are to focus more on reading and spending time with God. I start my new job on Mon, it will be 8-5 Mon-Fri. I will work Tuesday night from 6-9:30ish at Hobby Lobby and Wednesday is our 3 year wedding anniversary and we are heading to Beef and Boards. So it will be a busy week but I have to remember to make time because none of these things would be possible with the Lord and His blessings!

Thanks for reading everyone! See you next week with another update!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A new start

Hello everyone and welcome to my journey! I don't know about the others reading this but I have tried so many times to start things and never continue (or finish) them. There are two main examples that are going to be the focus of this blog...

1. To spend time daily with my Lord and Savior who has given me more love and mercy and grace than anybody I've ever or will ever meet. I have tried a few different ways to attempt this and it usually works for a week or so. My goal this past month was to cut an hour of TV out of my life daily and spend time reading. I still believe that is the best option for me because I spend way too much time watching TV... A lot of times I don't even watch it, I just play on the computer with the TV on. This isn't just about reading though, its also about prayer. This will sound horrible but I try to avoid telling someone I will Pray for you because I know my prayer life is not where it should be and most times non-existent and I don't want to give false hope. I would love to confidently say to someone yes I will pray for you and sincerely talk to the Lord about their concerns or praises or whatever they need!

2. To exercise. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have started and stopped this one. It's not necessarily to "lose weight" of course everyone has those 10-15 pounds or whatever they want to lose and I do, but that's not the purpose. I feel so lazy most days and I know that it is better for my body and my health. It is to avoid more weight gain in the future. My eventual goal would be to run a 1/2 marathon, I'm a long ways off that goal but know I can get there.

I know I can accomplish this because I have the strength of my God. Although reading doesn't take too much physical strength... it's more than some people realize.

I will end on a positive note... although I am not Catholic I did decide I wanted to give something up for Lent. I have developed a strong addiction to pop since the beginning of the year. I've always enjoyed a pop or two during the week, but it was becoming at least 1 if not 2 a day. I wanted to give it up for two reasons: 1. because it was meant for me to focus on Christ, everytime I wanted one I would focus on Jesus and the sacrifice He made for 40 days while being tempted, although His temptations were much more intense. 2. I wanted to prove to myself that I can give up something if I really set myself to it.

Thanks for reading, and hopefully I will be keeping this updated throughout the week!