A Little Slice of Heaven

If you're like me, exercise is more like work than fun. Today I share a way you can enjoy walking - by focusing on nature and beauty. In the past few months I've created a new habit - taking a walk with our husky, Olaf, after our children get on the bus. Although most of the quarter is rented out, … [Read more...]

Pitfalls on the trail to healthy living & Five Minute Friday

As some of you know, I've been working on changing some of my habits. I'm thankful for the success I've had - becoming more active and losing some weight. However, I still have a ways to go. I was doing very well until summer hit. I lost 25 pounds and was exercising regularly. Then I reverted back … [Read more...]

Fitness journey check-in, recipe, and tips

Some of you have asked how my fitness and healthy living journey is going. I'm encouraged by the progress I'm making. (If you're not interested, you can skip down to the recipe.) I'm seeing my endurance increase. It's no longer a challenge to walk at 3 miles an hour. Most days I'm walking at a … [Read more...]

Encouragement to Persevere

This is week 5 in our Made to Crave Action Plan study. Here are some great quotes from Lysa Terkeurst: "Our goal is not a number on the scale. Our goal is to be absolutely at peace—emotionally, physicallyand spiritually." "Our scale can measure what our body weighs, but it can never measure our … [Read more...]

Embracing the Equation for Weight Loss

This week in our Made to Crave Action Plan journey, the theme was: "Embrace the equation: Exercise AND Reduce Calories". Since the beginning of January I have been very intentional about getting exercise. However, I haven't been as intentional about reducing calories, other than making sure I drink … [Read more...]

Step One Accomplished; Moving Forward

I'm now in week nine of my journey to fitness. Last week I accomplished my first goal - doing the whole iFit level 1 walking program. I did it! I've also noticed that exercising is not such a chore for me any more. In fact I look forward to it every morning—it leaves me feeling energized and in a … [Read more...]

3 Essentials on the journey to fitness

The road to fitness and eating well has many potholes that can easily trip us, make us detour from our original plans, or even make us totally give up. Some weeks the numbers on the scale will mock us. Some days our schedule will squeeze out our time for exercise. What will keep us moving towards … [Read more...]

Dealing with stress in a healthy way

I'm starting week 7 of my journey to fitness. The excitement has worn off and some days exercising is just plain hard work. I've seen progress, especially in the first few weeks -- I'm down ten pounds and five inches. I've hit the first plateau, where my body is saying, "Hey, wait a minute. Let's … [Read more...]

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