Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. What are you thankful for? I am thankful for new beginnings. God truly blessed me back in September, by saving my life. That has given me a new beginning. Spring will be here in a few weeks, woo hoo, my favorite season. A time of renewal, I am looking very forward to it. I am starting a time of renewal in my life. Starting Monday, Feburary 27, I am beginning a 90 day fitness challenge. It is time to get out of my recliner(or, my throne, as lovebug calls it, lol) and get my body moving. Our spare bedroom, that had become, our junk room, has been transformed into "Denise's Gym". I have my exercise equipment in there, and we moved my stereo in there, so I can shake my booty, until it falls off, lol  I have a dry erase board hanging on the wall, where I am going to encourage myself daily. Go Denise Go!! We found a new park close by our apartments, that I am going to walk at once a day, everyday.  It is a really nice park, it is owned by a church, that is across the street from the park. Of course, I will also be dieting, have gained some weight since I came home from rehab. When I came home, I was weighing 113, I now weigh 134. My doctor that treats my diabetes, wants me to weigh, no more than 120. So, that means, I need to lose 14 pounds. But, actually, I want to lose 24 pounds, so I can weigh 110 . I want to thank my friend Marsha for all of her encouragement. She is also doing the 90 day fitness challenge, and has lost 60 pounds so far, woo hoo!! I am very proud of her.  I would appreciate your prayers, as I begin this challenge. Blessings upon you all.

21 comments:

Kristin Bridgman said...

Hello there,
I found you through another's blog.
Way to go on getting out of your throne. I'm trying to do that too. My one word for this year is discipline and working out is one of those areas for me. I'm not overweight, but not fit either. Maybe we could encourage one another. I have a treadmill out in the garage that is being used to hang clothes on. I'm going to give them away and hop on the thing and see what I can do.
Glad I came by, I suddenly feel energized! :)

rcubes said...

May His strength always be yours. I'm amazed always with the strength you show in everything. God bless.

Wanda's Wings said...

Being thankful is a good thing. Today I am thankful for God, family,and that I'm not depressed.

Kate @ Teaching What Is Good said...

Yeah for fitness! Glad you are home and doing well, and praying right now for the loss of those pesky 20 pounds!!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Praying for you as you embark on your health and fitness quest!

Carol said...

The daily walk sounds great--something I should put in place.
Blessings as you pursue healthy patterns!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Carol

From the Heart said...

May God richly bless you and help you with your diet. I'm proud of you for taking steps not only for the doctor but for yourself as well.

Tonya said...

Best wishes on your fitness goals! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate your comment.

Gen said...

New to your blog through Thankful Thursday post. Love the idea of the dry erase board...you go girl! So pleased to hear that you are doing so well with your recovery. Wow, God is so good! Joining your blog and will continue to keep you in my prayers.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Cranberry Morning said...

Denise, you sound SO ready to do this project. You'll succeed, no doubt! Good for you! I got a little too used to sitting. And lucky you to have spring just around the corner!♥

Kathleen said...

Ha! I love your little move it to lose it ladies! CUTE! I have my treadmill out and this past weekend I walked a zillion miles when I visited my daughter in Denver so off to a good start and I am sure you will do fabulous!

Renee said...

Hi Girl :) How are you two doing ?

Melanie said...

Good for you, Denise! :)
I've been using my treadmill more and taking walks with Katie. We've been enjoying the time together.
Thanks for stopping by to visit, and for your sweet comment.

Cathy said...

Good for you, sweet friend. I need to do the same! I weigh way too much. I am trying to eat better,and I did walk today. It was so pretty outside. Love you ~

Beth said...

You can do it! I went to the doctor today and learned I have gained 12 pounds since December. Yikes! This post was just the encouragement I need to get back in shape and eat better. WE can do this! I wish we lived closer to one another so we could be workout buddies.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You go girl....you will have all the backing and encouragement from us...your friends!!!

Bonni said...

Love your blog! I'll be praying for you for the weight loss journey! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Jennifer Dougan said...

Hi Denise,

Regarding your comment on my post "Swords and Dragon-Slayers," what a wonderful thing to say about your husband!

Thanks for stopping by. Nice to "meet" you.

Wow, so what happened in September when God saved your life? Good for you for trying to work out. Whew, I am trying to be motivated to do that too, and drinking lots of water. :)

Jennifer Dougan
www.jenniferdougan.com

Pia said...

you can do it, denise! go! go! go!

Godsgalnj said...

Have fun doing this, Denise! :) You are an encouragement to me to do the same! :)

Marsha said...

SO proud of you! I'm glad the doctor gave you the go ahead to get started. You be careful now! You're personal trainer is right here ready to assist you any way I can.

Love and Hugs to you.