Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wellness Week Day Two

Monday I woke up at 8:10am, so I could make breakfast by 8:30am. Breakfast was a hard boiled egg and fresh fruit (yum.)

From 9:00am-9:45am was set up for quiet time doing the Bible study provided for us.

Then at 9:45am we all did fitness assessments to see where we were. We tested Muscle Strength & Endurance (upper and lower body); Flexibility; and Back Reach. These numbers are just starting points, and hopefully soon I will increase my abilities.

After testing we had our first team meeting. All 46 participants were divided up into 6 groups this week (the men made up one group.)

We all had a team leader as well. My team leader was the director of First Place 4 Health (who ran this Wellness week with Sandy Cove.) Words will never begin to describe how lovely this woman is. But more than lovely she is walking the walk, and she is overflowing with Christ.

We all got to introduce ourselves. I defined myself by being a single, homeschooling mom, with a special needs child. I wish at first thought I said daughter of the King. That is who I should be first, above all else.

As all 10 woman (the leader and myself included) in our group talked I wrote down their name and a little about them and I tried to glean a prayer request that I could pray for them during the week. From what they said I was able to write something down for everyone except Dorothy. I just wrote a general weight, since we were all there with weight issues.

I will talk more about Dorothy in later days, but I will say that once again Satan tried to ruin my week as he brought a judgemental thought to me about her, for no particular reason (or so I thought at the time.)

After session we all went to lunch. My heart's desire was satisfied as in addition to the meal each lunch and dinner we had a salad bar. I LOVE salad.

EVERY SINGLE DAY FROM 1:00pm-6:00pm WAS FREE TIME. This was amazing.

During free time we could do nothing or some of the activities available. At 1:00pm this day I went to a First Place 4 Health Basics with Vicki Heath. Vicki Heath is a dynamic speaker. I was excited to learn more about First Place 4 Health.

Next, I took a rest. I had a small headache (that was lingering since day before.)

Then, at 4:00pm-5:00pm I did a Dance Blast exercise class. It was fun, even though I didn't quiet get all the steps.

After a shower, I went down to dinner at 6:00pm.

In addition to the salad bar, I really enjoyed the fellowship. I sat with Charlene each meal, but we also sat at different tables and chatted with different people each meal. It was so refreshing from the talks that happen around our tables (with two growing boys even bathroom topics come up at the table-eww.)

After dinner we had another session together. We heard a success story from, Helen Baratta, who has lost 116 pounds and kept it off for more than 3 years. She was positively glowing as she shared her story and how First Place 4 Health had a part in it.

Then Carole Lewis spoke as well. She is soft spoken, yet so powerful. We concluded in prayer.

At some point in week we were taught about striving for 10,000 steps a day (which I had started doing back in Oct.) Each day we were to track our steps. Sunday I did 7,652. Monday I did 12,100 (I was wearing it during dance blast.) This was exciting as this was a high for me.

Stay tuned for day three.