Heart Palpitations

heartpalitations

Heart palpitations are a feeling that your heart is beating too hard or too fast, skipping a beat, or fluttering. You may notice heart palpitations in your chest, throat, or neck. Heart palpitations can be bothersome or frightening. They usually aren’t serious or harmful, though, and often go away on their own.

I started getting heart palpitations when everything happened with the neighbor. I don’t know if the amount of stress started it, or if it was a mix of everything. I was also in the middle of a civil rights case against my daughter’s school when everything was going on. I was also in the middle of being distant with family. I really had a lot going on and I wasn’t using my voice as I should had been.

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Increase Strength

Do you feel weak, no strength, no energy?

Life can be exhausting. It can drain us from the strength we need everyday; cleaning house, chasing kids, paying bills, etc. We can exercise to make us feel better, and strengthen us physically, but we also need inner strength to be able to function. Our mind, body and spirit are inner-connected, how we feel spiritually, emotionally can effect on us physically. Ever thought about that?

Psalm 138:3
n the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.

My Journey May 27th

I have decided to make a post about my journey through my weight lost. I have already lost 13 pounds and counting. I do not weight myself every day, as I believe that really doesn’t help. Your body is going to go up and down in weight. You are never the same in the morning, as you are at night. So, you can’t expect your pounds to be the same day by day. You will have good days, and bad days. Never let your “weight” upset you, if you are happy in the results you are getting, and how you are feeling, and then go with it! You are the only one to make yourself happy, and don’t count on the small things to bring you down.

Any who, I am 25 years old, 5’3 is my height, and I am 178 lbs (as of May 2nd).  I will post pictures, maybe once a month, or the days I go to the Dr. I am not sure yet, if you have ideas, please let me know.

I believe that friends will motivate you, and also that it comes within. If you don’t want to do something you will find 13 million excuses not to, than someone who likes doing it and wants it to be done. Self discipline is a must. If you cheat and drink a coke, then you need to burn off those extra calories.

I am not on a strict diet either. I watch what I eat with proportions, and eat 1 sweet before 6:00 pm, if I want a sweet that day. I, however, have cut out my sodas, pop, or coke, whichever word you use 😀 I have become a fan of flavored water, the little packs you can peel and pour into your 20 oz water bottle. If I work outside in the yard for more than an hour or 2 then I will not exercise in the house. Working outside is hot enough for me, and I am totally exhausted by the time I get back in the house. Sometimes, I am outside for 4-6 hours at a time, just depends on the temperature or shade. I do take a diet pill but on June 3rd I will no longer be taking it. I will be off of it for 3 months. If I gain weight in 3 months I will not be able to get the diet pill back until I lose the weight I gained. So, now you know what I do and I hope I can keep you motivated and try to keep myself motivated. I will post daily, or try to about what I eat or what I do for exercise that day. (Lisa, you better remind me, and vice versa, pinch Kayla into doing this with us) I will update this with a recent picture of me, as soon as I find my camera charger (Bah!!! Don’t know where Hubby put it)

If I exercise inside, it is on the Wii (Just Dance 2) or the elliptical. I will post either, how many songs I do, and how long with the Just Dance 2 and with the elliptical I will post how many calories I burn, and how many minutes I done it. I love doing the Just Dance 2, its fun and you can sing along. If you have kids they can do it with you 😀 (Even though Jade likes crawling around my legs and I step on her on accident sometimes)

The end of May results

May 27th
Morning: I had a cup of Honey Nut Cheerios with ½ cup of 2% milk
Lunch: A banana 😮 with 16 oz of water
Dinner: Sandwich (honey smoked turkey with a tsp of Mayo on one side of the bread, Mustard on the other slice) with 20 oz of water

Exercise: spray painted my doors, played around outside from 2:00pm til 8pm.  (small breaks of course)

Sweat; Just the Way I Like It

I never thought I would be back exercising, but let me tell you…

It feels WONDERFUL to be in self-control and back happy once again. I am not on a strict “Diet Plan”. I just watch what I eat and the proportions. I don’t weight myself until I go back to the doctor, then I figure out how much I have lost since the last visit I went to.

I exercise because I want to, not because someone makes me. Exercising is not a choice it is my option. I don’t feel pressured into doing it, I just do it on my schedule.

I love the fact that you heart rate gets up and you start sweating, it is like a relief from within and you are already feeling better about yourself.

When I started exercising I was 191lbs. I am now down to 178lbs as of  May 2nd. I still have a long way to go as my personal goal is around 120lbs. I know I can do this! I have self-discipline and self-control I know what I want and I am dedicated. I love what I do and I will continue on my journey to what makes me happy.

I have the best friends in the world, they strive to make me smile and remind me to believe in myself, as well as my family.

I have a long way to go, but I know I can do it.. I will get there one way or another!

Now go get your groove on, as I am 😀

Jenna vs. Weight

Have you ever felt you just have no motivation to even start loosing weight?

Well, I have been there! I spent 3 years of my life just never wanting to do anything. I would wake up, tend to Jade, sit at the computer, watch TV and munch on endless of food. Why was I doing this? Because I was bored!!

So, now I’m guessing you are thinking How in the world I could be bored with a baby and being at home. HA! Tending to a child isn’t all fun and games as most people make believe. It is work, not like babysitting, but it is your responsibility. No one ever said it was going to be fun, hard, easy, or aggravating, just like with any job.

Here it is, being at home with a 3 year old is hard. I am home all the time. If my husband works 48 hours a week. I am home 48 hours that week, then on top of that if he has school then I am here at home, while he is at school. Don’t get me wrong. I love my husband it is just hard when you only have 1 vehicle and he is doing everything he possibly can to better our future, put groceries in our cabinets, and to provide for me and our baby.

As I sat in the house a light came on in my head. I wanted to do something for “me”. No one else, but just me. I needed a way to make me feel happy about myself. Something that I can wake up to and feel refresh. That is when I told myself that I was going to make me into the person I was way back when. I want to be myself again and for no one else but me. I want to make myself happy and I am tired of relying on others to try to even touch the need that I have been needing.

April, anyhow, I began to loose weight. Watching what I ate, and no not just watching it go into my mouth but actually watching how much I consumed that day. No more chips on the table, cupcakes on the counter, cookies in the cabinets. I do have the “100 calories” nutty butty bars in my cabinet though and I limit myself to one a day. As the day I started to decide that I was going to loose weight past by. I realized I needed something in the house to stare at me so I can see it. So that way I know it is there and I know I need to use it and to start getting these extra pounds off.

I have been using my elliptical and the Wii. I basically try to burn half of the calories I take in a day. I usually exercise, depending on my mood, in the morning and at night, right before bed. If I want a “sweet” I eat it after I exercise in the morning. This allows the sweet to be through your body before you lay down at night, so you are not storing the extra while your laying down. Another thing is I never eat after I workout before bed. I workout, take a hot shower, and go to sleep. This helps me!! I am no longer wanting something to eat right after I workout because I am too tired and its bedtime. The calories I burned off will stay off. Now I can just focus on my next day and not worry with what I ate the previous night before.

Now you know the Jenna vs. Weight. I do slip up, I do make my mistakes, but I’m not going to give up in what I want or let it make me depressed. This is what is making me happy and for once in a long time I am truly happy about myself.

~Thanks for reading~