Takin’ Care of Mama-
It’s suppose to be a journey of taking care of oneself.
To take the time to get healthy and fit; in mind, body, and spirit.
Only I seem to get sidetracked…often.
To give up, to stall, to lay aside priorities of myself.
Even to share the journey here is awkward;
the effort, the success, the struggles, and the failures.
I think my husband thinks it’s easy for me to blab my personal stuff here,
but it is not. Takin’ Care of Mama is personal.
It’s embarrassing and attention drawing at worst,
and being noticed at best. Either way, it’s uncomfortable.
So why share the process? To give hope.
Just like this post did for me!
I am a Bully.
I must admit it was a convicting post,
but one that made me stop, reflect, and …
So what are my goals with Takin’ Care of Mama?
In simple terms (for now):
To get fit, stay sane, and grow in Christ.
So this week I start slow n steady.
I began walking.
Both as a daily discipline in my mornings
with my family for occasional outings.
This week the family walked a 1/2 mile up our hill to some hunting grounds. We saw rabbit or fox holes, elk poop, and hunting trails.
As for my mornings, Chanelle and I have been hill walking every morning. I have started with 1.2 miles and am slowly progressing from there.
I began to juice.
My husband got me a Ninja for Christmas.
Can I admit this is the first time I finally used it?
It works fabulous, btw.
It’s a little thicker (because of the pulp) than my usual juicer,
but it blends nicely. Fresh nutrients, Mmmm.
Trying to Eat Clean
I don’t tend to get legalistic about this,
but rather strive to do this. How?
By avoiding processed foods (knowing that it will occasionally happen anyways).
By choosing whole foods when possible.
By being aware of what chemicals may be in the foods I am consuming.
Next is my Journey with Jesus
I usually call it my spiritual triathlon; to read scripture, to pray, to worship.
Basically it just means to focus on Jesus.
Seek truth, love others, find joy.
See how that works?
Desire truth? Read the Bible.
Want to love others? Pray.
Seeking joy? Worship the One who loves you.
So here I go again… (ha! reminds me of an old 80’s song lyrics; hopefully I don’t travel so alone though).
Me & my short round self hiding with the people I love.
That pretty much wraps up my reality for now.
My focused scripture of the month:
The fruit of the Spirit is;
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control.