I haven’t mentioned my health journey for a while. I’m doing great. I am down 81 pounds since last summer. Believe me, no one is more surprised about that than I am.
James and I went shopping on Wednesday and since I am on a search for warm weather clothes, I tried on a few things while we were out. He asked me, “Did you think at this point last year that you would be able to wear these sizes today?”
I surely didn’t! In fact, I felt hopeless about it. Then one day last summer I just stopped feeling hopeless and took charge. Now I’m running (still a shocker to me every single time) and losing weight and not eating junk…craziness. You can do it too; I know that for sure.
I get a lot of questions about my weight loss, so I thought I’d answer a few here.
1. How far do you walk/run every day?
I go between 4 and 5 miles. I take about an hour so if I go faster I can go further. I listen to inspirational music and pray and breathe in the outside and the time to myself. I really look forward to it every day. For the month of April my Facebook group is challenging each other to push ourselves for 15 minutes, so I am running for at least that long. It’s unbelievable to me. I share a picture every day from my morning walk on Instagram….come see!
3. How do you find time for exercise with all of those kids?!Well, it can be a challenge! In my life now I can leave my kids so it’s easy to get in some morning exercises. But even so, I still try to get it done extra early so I can be home by the time they are up and going. If I couldn’t leave them I would find things to do at home, like DVDs, and I would sometimes take them with me and I would just have to figure it out. You can always try to do half an hour after the hubs gets home.
4. Can you tell me more about the Lift Caps that you take?I still am crazy about my Lift Caps! I get a lot of questions about the caffeine in them. I am very sensitive to caffeine and I don’t drink coffee or black tea at all. But the Lift Caps don’t bother me. The people that sell them explained to me that the caffeine in it is different than what’s in coffee, more purely processed. I do have one friend that is so sensitive to caffeine that she did notice it, but she loved them so much that she makes them into half pills (by pulling them open and pouring half into an empty capsule) and takes one half pill every day with success. I take 2 every morning and they help me so much with my energy. But if you ever have questions the great people at Life Priority are happy to answer them for you!
5. What essential oils have you used to help you lose weight?
I have enjoyed one called Slique. It’s for adding to your water and not only does it give great flavor, but it helps your metabolism and curbs cravings. I also love Citrus Fresh or Lemon in my water. They balance my acidity and taste great! Overall though, I think the oils have helped me maintain my own emotional balance which has helped me stick to the diet and exercise routine.
I also shared a bit of my health journey HERE at Hip Homeschool Moms. I’ll be writing there once a month about various subjects. It’s a great site if you’re looking for some homeschool encouragement!
And if you would like to join my Facebook group for women trying to get healthy, leave me a comment here or message me on Facebook and I would love to add you! We pray for one another, share ideas and encourage each other to stay the course.
Have a great weekend!