Thrive90 – Day One

As I mentioned here and here my health is not at its best right now. Over the last week I’ve been thinking, and praying, about the possibility of surgery. I keep thinking about the fact that this surgery would remove two (one at a time) parts of my body that God gave me when I was being formed in my mother’s womb; and I’m not sure I want to do that. It’s not like they can be put back if I change my mind. Not to mention that I had already done that once. A couple of days ago was the second anniversary of my hysterectomy.

I still have mixed feelings about that surgery. On one hand, I no longer spend days on the couch, clutching my abdomen; but on the other hand I regret that I can no longer have children. I don’t want that regret again.

As I was praying and talking about the possibilities, an option presented itself. It had been suggested that I could eliminate some, if not all, of my symptoms through exercise. I objected because my symptoms began when I was at my lowest weight. Admittedly I have gained a bit of weight since the hysterectomy, and I am not happy about it. That, combined with some of the online research I did, made me want to try to lose some of the weight.

There was an email in my inbox about a webinar for an exercise program called Thrive90. After watching the webinar, I felt like this was something I could do, and be successful at doing. It’s a program from a website called Fit Marriage and it looked like something that would accomplish more than just weight loss, increased energy, and better health.

Today was the first day. As you may have guessed Thrive90 lasts for 90 days, and you’ve got to start on Day One. With the program came several videos that I can stream or download, a calendar that plans out my workouts, a fit test, and an article on goals & motivation. There’s more, but that’s what I want to focus on.

Today I was supposed to take those dreaded ‘before’ photos (who knows, maybe I’ll be brave enough to post them once I don’t look like this anymore!), take the fit test, and do some measurements. Then I had to do 30 minutes of something cardio-related. Ugh! Those numbers were depressing! But I do the fit test after each four week cycle and can track my progress. And I even did my cardio – the kids and I took a brisk walk for 30 minutes. It was hard for me, but I did it and I really felt good about it.

Tomorrow I get to try my first workout video. I’m a little bit nervous and a little bit excited. It is my goal to report on my progress as I take this journey. Hopefully I will have some small success to report soon.

What about you? Are you working on improving your health and/or getting fit? How are you doing it?

* Disclaimer: I am trying to bring in a little extra income to help my family, so the links to Fit Marriage and Thrive90 are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will receive a commission. Other than that, I have received no compensation for this post. I paid for the program and the opinions, and results, are ~ and will be ~ all mine.


  • Noreen

    Hi Heather, Firstly I want to thank you for visiting me today and I entered your name in the drawing. Reading your post made me realize that we have several things in common-firstly I homeschooled my two daughter through high school but didn’t start until 6th grade, keep it up-my girls are grown and are now homeschooling their kiddos. Secondly, I was raised Catholic, went to Catholic schools, married in a Catholic ceremony and have one sibling who is still active in the Catholic church. I no longer attend the tradional church but attend a bible believing church. I’m glad you are staying true to what you were raised in.
    I’m sorry you are having health issues and glad you have started a new exercise program. Now that I’m older with 9 grandkids, I wish I would have stayed more active. Blessings to you Heather and may Jesus direct you in all areas of your life.

    • Heather

      Thank you, Noreen! I appreciate your visit and your comments on my blog. It’s ironic that I am more involved and more conservative than I think my parents raised me to be. I love the rich history of the Catholic faith. I love how I can trace it all the way back to the time of Jesus Himself. And, while I understand what you mean, I would like to clarify that the Catholic Church believes and follows the Bible too. May God continue to bless you and your family as well. Thanks for stopping by.

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