Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jan 22 - Salad

I really cannot stand honey oak stained wood, so I apologize for the background of the pic. But I really loved my awesome salad tonight! So much so, that I felt it was blogworthy.
Greek Salad topped with chicken… Mmmm. Emma made a yummy salad dressing from scratch the other day, and I have been craving it ever since. 

 This salad was huge, and I was stuffed. I posted a photo of my food, which I never do, because there is quite a little victory in this. 
Today I had a great photo session with Carter, and we jumped in and out of the car all over downtown Springfield! As always, my reward for the drive home, is to swing through Ocean Zen and get sushi!! Don't judge. 

But not tonight. It's this consistency thing. I needed to just drive on home, where I have a wonderful fridge full of good stuff to make for myself. I am so blessed to even be able to say that!
So, tonight, I am thankful for this salad, for saying No to sushi, and fir awesome photo sessions. 

And YES, I have kept up my ONE MILE A DAY, usually doing at least that mile and/or a class! Feeling strong!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jan 17 - Good

Well, it seems as though I'm better at keeping my walking going every day, than I am at blogging every day. Yesterday was boot camp +1 mile on the track. Today is 1 mile outside… And I just don't have time for more today! 

But "here's the deal," (Greg-Ism) ... All it takes, is just a little at a time. JUST 1 MILE A DAY. 
I can't tell you how much better I feel already, and we are only 18 days into this year!

Today was so good... 1 mile walk in 40 degrees! Coffee with a dear friend! Booking a new Bride! Dessert making! And pulling off a great surprise party for Nathan's 18th birthday! 

And now it's time to post this so I can go to bed! Wouldn't you be tired, too? 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jan 15 - Faithful

Just one mile a day? Done. I did 2 miles, actually. Oh and yesterday? Done. 

So, this verse was on my mind tonight, shared with me by a sweet friend:
Eph 3:20
"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly, above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in th church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end."

I always have lots of plans in my head. But the truth is, God has ideas and dreams that are far bigger & better than what I can even imagine. I am doing this little One Mile a Day challenge to gain consistency in my life. Faithfulness. But while my task is small, God is preparing me for more. I can't wait to be faithful again tomorrow! 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Jan 13 - Serious

I missed blogging yesterday! But I did NOT miss my mile! As a matter of fact, I'm sore as heck from boot camp yesterday, as well as strength training today! 
I love knowing I'm committed to this. I'm so sure I'm all in, that I bought new workout clothes. Yep, it's getting serious.
Tomorrow I'll give more insight to the Clean Eating and how that's going, too. 

Now, for some rest! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jan 11 - Expo

I know you're all out there just waiting to find out if I did it. Well I'm pretty sure I walked about 5 miles today, but I just don't have a pedometer/UpBand/FitBit to prove it. I'm still slightly disappointed, though. I wanted to gear up and do that mile in the freezing drizzle, & it would've made such a great blog post. :)
So I have to remember, that it's about progress, not perfection. 
Today was an incredible day! I got to meet 100's of brides, future brides, bridesmaids, mommas, (and even a groom or two) at the Metropolitan Bridal Show here in Springfield, MO. I truly had a blast, and in spite of the nasty weather, I think it was very well attended and super fun. Set up and tear down went smoothly, but it's exhausting work. A huge hug and thank you go to Nathan, Lauren, Emma, Stephen, Trevin, and of course, my sweet husband. I seriously could not have done it without you! 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jan 10 ~ Plan

Another mile down.
This time I was able to bundle up and run it with my oldest girl by my side. And it was too cold to just walk it, we had to run! I have the gear all figured out now, so I'm ready for tomorrow.

Ah. tomorrow…
I have no idea how to fit even a one mile run in tomorrow. You see, I have a Wedding Photography display booth at the Metropolitan Bride Show in Springfield from 11-4, then we break it all down, load it on the trailer, drive it home, and unload it all into the barn. By "it," I mean the massive display I had built for me last summer. It consists of 3 large wall panels, 587,732,000 trim pieces, furniture, large wall size photos, a computer, and all the little stuff. I have to be there by 10:30 all set and ready to go. Fortunately, I think I'm ready except for bringing the computer.

So yeah, about that run. If I can make it happen, it will be early. And January in the Ozarks…

Early = COLD.

I am making my plan for the day. A day which starts 22 minutes from now. And I can't wait to see what my tomorrow will hold!

Friday, January 09, 2015

Jan 9 - Wind

The hardest part about this One Mile a Day thingy, is that sometimes I seriously don't have time! Today I got lucky though, & I happened to wear the right clothes into town- so when I had an unexpected free 20 minutes- out the door I flew! And this time, I ran most of my mile because it was so gosh darn freezing out there (22 degrees w lots of WIND!)... 
So, that's one more day of completion. 

One more day towards my goal. 

I'm setting up my booth for the MetBride Show on Sunday (come see me 11-4!!) so I may not have much time for this mile over the next 2 days. But this is about consistency and hitting my goal. I will have to figure it out. 

I'll keep ya posted!