Saturday, June 5, 2010

Managing Your Time

So I had a great workout at the gym this morning: 2.16 miles on the treadmill /369 cals. burned, 90 crunches, 30 leg presses only 7 pull ups...just tried them for the first time today...will do better as time goes on. Didn't work my arms today, they need rest from the workout yesterday.
Now I am eating my Breakfast of Champions Omlette, it contains 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1/2 c broccoli, 1/4 c shredded carrots, 1/4 c diced videlia onions, 1/4 c 2% milk shredded chedar, a few dashes of Mrs. Dash (extra spicey) and is cooked in 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. I am also eating a fresh berry salad with sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries mixed with 2 tbsp of cream cheese fruit dip (most of the time I use vanilla yogurt.) I shared that information with you because I want to share good tasting healthy recipes with anyone who might can use them.

So today I am going to talk about time management. One of the biggest struggles of my weight issues has always been battling with time, as I am sure is the case for all of you. We live in a microwave world and we are always busy, especially if you're a mommy! Our schedules are full of the many things that we have to do for our, baseball, soccer, football practices, dinner, washing, etc... But you have to become selfish my friends if you want to accomplish the goal of lossing weight and keeping it off. Now hear me out I'm not saying that you've got to give up everything and become selfish everyday. You just need to set aside at least 20 mins a few days a week to yourself so that you can exercise. You don't have to join a gym, there are many exercises you can do in the privacy of your own home. You can even take your family on a walk. But you have to say I need this time for me and stick to it. Look I know it is hard to do. I use to feel guilty for neglecting my family but when I started seeing the results I got over it quick! I devote almost all my time to them. They can do without me for a few hours a week, besides when they saw how much it meant to me they became very supportive.

Deuteronomy 14:22 tells about tithing and savings. "Be sure you set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year." So we know that this is telling us to give a tenth of our income back to God. My husband, Shane, and I live by a truth of giving 10% to tithing and 10% to savings, then you pay the bills and live off of the other 80%. You maybe thinking what does this have to do with time management? It's simple, you see tithing is much more than your income, it is also your time. Just as you should give God at least 10% of your time, you should also be giving 10% to yourself. I'm sure you're asking "How am I going to do that?" and I know it is hard especially when you have so many people counting on you. BUT YOU'VE GOT TO TRY!

So where do we go from here? Can we make our minds up that we are going to do this and stop allowing interferences to get in our way? Only you can decide for yourself.

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