DAY 11 Online Fitness Journal

Today I weighed in and have lost almost three pounds in 11 days…I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but I also measured today and was excited to see that I’ve lost inches!!!

Weight 154.2

Measurements

Waist at the belly button 34″

Waist at the bottom of ribs 30″

Hips at pubic bone 44″

Arms 12.5″

Upper thigh 24.5″

Lower thigh 20″

Chest 35″

Calves 15″

I feel that this is a VICTORY!!!

I don’t know about YOU but I AM PUMPED about the next two weeks…My jeans already fit better and my workouts have become easier.

I’ve been doing 45 min of cardio 4 days a week, and then muscle toning exercises, rotating lower body, upper body, and mid-section. (I’ll be posting video’s showing you the routines.)

If you would like to join the Fitness Challenge and get fit in 2019 just message me on Facebook Messenger or email me from AskingMom.Org’s CONTACT page!!! At the end of the challenge, IF you’d like to submit your testimony and before & after photo’s, I’ll mail you a FREE GIFT for participating!

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Parenting 101

I LOVE being a mom!

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a tough job, but the rewards are astounding.

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Unfortunately, when I was a child, my father passed away;

I was left with a mother who was young, and just really struggled financially and emotionally being a single mom.

But God is SO GOOD! He brought me through it with an amazing testimony to share. 

If I have one bit of advice to all parents, it is this…learn to laugh, because with this job… a sense of humor is a MUST!

There will be days when you are sleep deprived, worried about money, starved for affection, (that is to say hugs, kisses, and words of affirmation, that are NOT immediately followed by a request for a cookie) NOT feeling attractive, and overwhelmed with everything that needs to be accomplished in a single day!

However when you have a sense of humor, it tends to take the edge off, and make it not only easier to bare, but a deep and beautiful experience.

One time my youngest child hurt her eye, and she had to wear a patch over it for a week. She looked so sad with her injured eye covered, that my heart went out to her, every time I saw that little face.

Walking out of the hospital she asked me, “Mommy, do I look like a PIRATE?”

Confused, and feeling much like a deer caught in the headlights of an on coming truck, I ventured out and cautiously responded with “Do you WANT to look like a pirate?”

As I held my breath awaiting her answer, she looked up at me with a HUGE smile on her face, one big blue eye gazing into mine, then said “SHIVER ME TIMBERS!!!”

She wasn’t suppose to be playing with her brother’s Nerf gun, btw.

LOL!

Immediately all the fear for her little feelings vanished as I realized that the whole ordeal had upset me, far more than it had her.

I said “YES baby girl, you look like the prettiest pirate on the high seas!”

THIS girl is high energy, brave, resilient, and kind, with a sense of humor that shines light into the darkest corners of my heart, and brings joy to even the most hectic moments of life.

No one can really teach you to be a parent, because every child, every situation is different. What it means, or what it’s like, is difficult to convey to someone who hasn’t lived it.

It’s AMAZING, unbelievably difficult, exhilarating, hilarious, and tragic.

It will break your heart, yet cause you to smile through the tears.

When my first child was born more than 20 years ago, my mind raced with all the things I would teach him, but in reality it has been my children who have taught me.

Taught me about unconditional love, perseverance, sacrifice, how to find humor in serious situations, keen negotiation skills, and how to rely on God in everything.

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Thanx so much for reading!

Share with us, something funny that your child has said.

Something that TOTALLY cracked you up?!?

Pls post your story in the comments, because we’d love to laugh with you. 

Talk soon 😉

 

 

“Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.”

~Bob Keeshan

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