Well, "wellness" around here is a bit of a joke, I have to say. But only because my dear friend the stomach flu is overstaying its welcome. It hasn't been the violent illness that it often is, but it's been long and drawn out. Now don't quote me on this, but after 6 days of just overall general ickiness, I might almost prefer the violent version. It's usually over in six hours! But shhhhhhh, don't tell the Flu Fairy.
BUT, I'm happy to be able to report a loss of
Obviously, this is somewhat due to my periodic lack of appetite over the last week, but hey, maybe it's what I need to kick-start my year. Despite HOW one loses it, when one's got an almost 5-pound leap, it's rather inspiring and the desire to hang onto it and build from there is decidedly a little more fierce.
I have, however, improved my intake of fruits and vegetables over this last week and since The Bushman's only working every other day this week, I've been able to maintain my average of walking outdoors four days a week. In two weeks, that will end because he'll be working WAY THE HECK UP NORTH for two whole months, so it will be time to dust off the elliptical.
We bought it last year so that I could keep up my walking while he was gone, but I hardly used it at all. This year, I'm determined to walk at least as often as I have been outside and once he's home again, my plan is to continue using it with the addition of outdoor exercise, so that I'm averaging an hour of walking, five days a week.
This coming week, I will continue to work on spending time in prayer, especially first thing in the morning to start my day, and incorporating the appropriate amounts of fruits and vegetables into my diet. How did you do?