So, I've decided it's about 5 weeks until Sadie's 4th birthday and I'm tired of stressing, grieving and using her as an excuse not to take care of myself! I've made a commitment to myself to spend the next 5 weeks focusing on finding me- emotionally, physically and spiritually. So, I started with going to the gym today for 1 hour on the eliptica machine. I burned over 500 calories... awesome! I'm going to write a positive thing about myself everyday and read an church article or scriptures. Here's some extra incentive... Scott agreed that if I exercise for 30 calendar days (excluding Sundays) we can get a Wii. Yeah!!!!!!
EMOTIONAL HEALTH - So here's my positive thing- My most valued role is mother. I live and breathe for my kids. I care sooo much about their welfare that I screw up. I get high strung and stressed... WAIT THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE POSITIVE... I love my kids so much I would do anything for them.
PHYSICAL HEALTH - gym 1 hour- over 500 calories!!
SPIRITUAL HEALTH - When Life Is Getting You Down
By Val D. MacMurray, Ph.D.
"The idea that all stress is bad and should be avoided is only one of the myths of stress. Another myth goes to the other extreme: “Stress is unavoidable, so why try?” The truth is really somewhere in between. The most intelligent way of managing stress is to take a look at your life and plan to reduce or eliminate unnecessary stress. "