Emily’s Updates For Weeks 1 & 2 (Recapturing Your Beautiful Fitness Challenge With WalkingRedeemed.org)


Emily’s Updates For Weeks 1 & 2 (Recapturing Your Beautiful Fitness Challenge With WalkingRedeemed.org)

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Starting The Year Off Right


Week 1

To be honest, I had some great days and some blah days.

I started Monday and did everything my outline required except the sit ups and push ups. And considering I woke up not feeling great Monday, I was glad I got through what I did. Then Tuesday morning rolled around and I did good to get through one work-out. I started to feel worse than on Monday, not to mention my extremely sore muscles from my Monday work outs. Yep, I told you I was out of shape!


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Wednesday was a complete bust and I didn’t even care cause I still wasn’t feeling too well, so thank God for today—Terrific Thursday! Thursday has been my best day yet and while I’m thrilled that I did a tad above and beyond to make up for the blah days, I know I’m going to pay for it tomorrow!


Thursday was the first day I incorporated my sit ups and push ups, but I did even more than double my week 1 daily requirement AND I drank double for my water intake. Like I mentioned in the beginning, my customized outline is probably considered pretty easy peasy. Yet for me, it’s great and challenging. It’s great because I can do a little here and there throughout the day (I never try to cram it all in at once). It’s challenging because although it seems like super simple stuff, I had no fitness routine/regiment prior to joining ‘Recapturing Your Beautiful.’ I’m starting from scratch and making it work. These are giant steps for me!


I’m enjoying the progress I’ve made so far and not beating myself up for doing less than 100%. It’s only Week 1 and I’m definitely a beginner. Overall, I give myself a B-, BUT…the week isn’t over! 😉


Wanna know what keeps me motivated?

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

-Philippians 4:13-


Week 2

I have once again surprised myself.


I think having an accountability partner, weekly check-ins, and promised weekly updates for you all really pays off. And I am very okay with that. :o)


As for Sundays, I plan to keep it simple and take a small break, as I did this week. I start my workouts back up on Monday and after getting through weeks 1 and 2, I’ve noticed three things.


 1. It’s okay to have a day that doesn’t work out (and I’m not counting my Sunday breaks). Sometimes there’s a day where I can’t seem to muster any extra strength, I have run and run and there’s no extra time, or I’ve had a major headache and exercise is out of the question, etc. Don’t stress! Life happens. You don’t quit because of one day. You just start again the next day.

2. Thursday is my power day! Well, at least this has proved to be true so far. I’m not sure why, but this is something else I’m very okay with. Maybe it’s because it took me all week to get motivated! 😉 Who knows? I just hope this pattern continues.

3. If children are anywhere around, then you can forget the possibility of doing  any kind of exercising alone (at least this is true for me and my two daughters).  And let me tell you, they will for sure motivate if not irritate you into getting in your workout for the day. “Aren’t you gonna do your exercising, Mom? Aren’t you gonna do it?” They see you reaching for the remote or walking towards the tv,  “Are you getting ready to do your exercise dance, Mom? Let’s do it! Oh you’re not doing it right now? Can I do it then????” or “Hey, Mom, is it time to do our dancing? Can I turn our music on now so we can dance? We can play freeze dance, too! Let’s do it!”  (There is only about 2% of exaggeration here.)


Other observations? I have done above and beyond my requirements of drinking one cup of water a day. It’s amazing what you can do if you just. do. it. Remember,


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

-Philippians 4:13-


Are you participating in the “Recapturing Your Beautiful” 8 week fitness challenge? If so, please chime in and let us know how it’s going so far. I’d love to hear from you! 

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Emily is a wonderful mother of two beautiful girls. She is teaching them to serve God with all their hearts. Emily is also a wonderful wife to an anointed pastor in western Kentucky. She is a wonderful helpmate both spiritually and physically in her husband's ministry. She is dedicated to God and to spreading the gospel and Love of Jesus. (Written by her husband, Markus. ;) )