Faith Fitness and Laughter

Morning workout and body image

on April 11, 2012

Hey hey!  Let’s just say that when I got up this morning I was determined to get in a morning workout.  I mean for the love of Pete!!  I used to get up at 4:30, go to the gym, work out, go to work, come home and work out again!!  Not having any momentum to get up early enough to get one in was starting to bug me.

After I finished this morning, I realized something.  That was like 10 years ago!!  Don’t get me wrong, I love getting my sweat on first thing in the morning, but I am going to stop letting it bother me when I don’t.  🙂  Ahhh 🙂




10 pounds down Jessica Smith 20 minute arms.  I really do love this workout.  Light weight, lots of reps.  I usually go with my 5 pound dumbbells and this really does the trick.






1 slice of Gluten-free toast, 1 slice of turkey bacon, and 1 organic egg with some spinach.



Mid-morning Snack:






Cottage cheese with almonds, Salad with a few crackers on the side.  I forgot my raisins! :/



Afternoon Snack:


Mini-Clif chocolate chip bar





Banana/Cherry Protein Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • 1/4 cup of Almond milk (I am out!!)
  • 3/4 cup of chocolate coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp of  chocolate whey protein powder
  • 2 big handfuls of spinach

I have yet to have my nightly snack, but I think that I might go with some grapes.  One of my goals was to eat more veggies and I feel like I have a pretty good start.  I think I could incorporate some more to my salad.  Any suggestions??



I wore a new outfit and some new shoes today, but didn’t realize that it was going to be a bit nippy today.


Goofy picture, I know!  The dress was like not wearing anything it was that thin!!



Body Image:

Is it positive or negative.  When you look at yourself in the mirror what do you think?  When you enter a room, do you automatically think negative thoughts about your appearance or are you confident and positive?  Do you cut yourself down, out loud or in your head?

Why is it that we go right to the negative instead of being the confident women that we are?  I speak mainly to women, because I am one.  🙂  Sometimes I can be to conscious of my body image that all of these thoughts go thru my head and I don’t like it.  Even if I never lose another pound, I have to be happy with myself.  I think there is a difference between settling and content.

Psalm 139:14 says that we are all “fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Jeremiah 29:11 says that “He knows the plans that He has for us.”   Just in those two verses alone tells me that we have purpose.   That you have purpose.

If you are struggling with your weight or even your body image, remember that taking that first step to make a change is a beautiful thing.



I hope you have great night!  I am off to clean my face and look at some new blogs!!  Hey Pink Team!


9 responses to “Morning workout and body image

  1. I love that strawberries are so good right now! And I hate that my head is programmed to go negative! I need to cut that out!

    Can’t wait to read more…so glad to have met you through sweat pink!

  2. Jamie Walker says:

    OMG, I am obsessed with strawberries right now…and agree with both of you…no more negative thoughts! Let’s all just be proud of who we are and not feel “guilty” if we sleep in a little extra one morning (I am guilty of that as well). 😉

  3. Hello fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador! Those shoes are so cute!

  4. evafitness says:

    Good point not to beat yourself up! Great job getting your workout in, I’m starting to LOVE 20 minute workout dvd’s. Just the right amount of sweat! ps. I’m in love with clif bars, especially chocolate chip

  5. evafitness says:

    Hey! Sounds like you got a great workout in! I have been loving my 20 minute workout dvd’s lately. Never thought 20 minutes could work up enough of a sweat but I am changed! ps. adore clif bars, especially chocolate chip 🙂

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