Monday, May 23, 2011

relay for life.

relay for life was AMAZING!

there was a lot of chaos the morning of, but at the end of the day, everything went super smoothly and really well. my team ended up raising over $2000 for the american cancer society!! we did american idol karaoke for our 30 minute event, and i think it ended up being an hour long. lol. people LOVED it. of course, my husband was the meanest judge.

here's some pics of the event:
our tent. :)
team crush.

michael & zane.
i always joke that this is my future daughter's future husband, cohen. :)

of course, my luminaria had to be zebra.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

caution: busy weekend ahead!

wow, i can't believe it is already time for relay for life!

i'm going to take time to brag about my teammates for a minute. this is the first year our church has participated in relay for life, and we have already kicked it out of the park! we raised over $1,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society and have 25 partipants signed up! it will be a truely amazing event, and we will make it even better next year! pics to come!

with relay for life this weekend, i am going to be extremely busy! if you know me though, i would not have it any other way. i'd rather be busy than just sitting around--although i like to do that too. :) busy weekends do not prove to be very nutritionally friendly. when we get busy, we tend to eat out a lot. not a good eating out either where there are healthier choices. i mean downright evil BADDDDD eating out. so, i am going to have to be extra cautious of that this weekend.

so far, the calorie counting has been working. it has made more aware of the things i am putting into my body and consuming a day. by just cutting back to 1,200 calories, i can already tell a difference in the way my body is starting to change.

i can't say the same for zumba though. because this week has been slammed with craziness, i have not been very good at keeping up with exercising. the good thing is that i will get plenty of walking time at relay this weekend, so maybe i can catch up on my many days missed of zumba.

michael and i have been very blessed to be able to start paying off some of our debt. so, hopefully when baby prichard comes into the world, they don't have to suffer the consequences of mommy's bad shopping habit and daddy's student loans.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

calorie counting & zumba.

i LOVE zumba! it's probably one of the best workouts i have tried. they offered zumba at searcy fitness center, but i have always been afraid to try it. mostly for the fear of looking really dumb and out of shape. however, my mom bought the at-home zumba dvd package and gave me a few of the discs.

the first try: the first 10 minutes kicked my butt!

the second try: i didn't even get through the first 10 minutes! :(

the third try: i'm working up to doing to the full routine in 10 minute intervals. :)

maybe i will be a zumba-doing fool before too long, and hopefully shed some of this unwanted weight!

i've JUST started calorie counting again. i'm only trying to consume 1,200 calories a day. this is the average amount of calories that a person my size and my activity level needs to consume a day to maintain weight. i have done this in the past, and lost almost 20 lbs. i gave up on it because i became entirely too obsessed with it...almost to the point of dropping caloric intake to 700 calories a day. so, please keep me in your prayers that this past demon does not creep up on me again. i know it's risky to be calorie counting again given my past with it, but i have decided that when God is in control, it gives me the power to be in control.

i've been keeping a food journal for a day now. it is amazing how much it helps to write it down! this gets me in the habit of checking nutrition labels and ultimately, really keeping an eye on how much i am putting into my body.

well, that's all for today. :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

mother's day.

mother's day is an especially sad day for me this year. this time last year, i was the mother-to-be. i was starting to talk myself out of the what-ifs of the situation and really start to enjoy the moment of what joy was coming my way december 15, 2010. there are times that i have found myself wanting to break down this week. i've had constant reminders that i will not be celebrating this first mother's day with my bouncing babies, and every time it makes me want to just lay down in my bed and cry all day. but, i cannot do this.

i have to continue to walk by faith and not with doubt. my God will deliver the sweetest gift to me when i am ready and when those around me are ready.

"If you don't take your stand in faith, you won't have a leg to stand on." --Isaiah 7:7

Thursday, May 5, 2011

the art of distraction.

the art of distraction.

it's what the devil does to take our attention away from our goals that we have set for ourselves, and i have fallen victim to to it.

i have to admit that the last few weeks i have not been on point with my "bustin' for a bump" plan. thus, why i have not posted very much. i am really ashamed. :(

i have eaten horribly, failed to work out, and blamed all of this on a horribly busy schedule. i am currently working 3 jobs, we are still children's pastors at our church, i am heading up relay for life at the church, and we have had some complications arise in our schedules. it's not been an easy journey to really even start. but, i know i have to get through this and start looking not only to my future but to the future of my family.

on sunday morning, we have a great sunday school class for twenty-somethings in our church. our teacher is AMAZING. every sunday, she gives us the bible verses we are studying that day in class. this sunday, one in particular really struck me. 1. Corinthians 9:24-25. 

So, here I am. I will continue to run for the prize--a precious jewel to call my own. I will not be discouraged. I will forge on.

What I've Been Reading:

You'll be surprised about some of your favorite foods.
My favorite breakfast food was on the "Not That!" list. :(
What I've Been Watching:
Yo Gabba Gabba! We are sneaking these programs into our house,
so we can get used to them before we have a little one.

You've all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally.

--1 Corinthians 9:24-25 (The Message)