The Well Path - Prep week

First I wanted to explain where I came from, where I am at, and about "the other program" I am in.

In Sept. of 2015 I was a size 12 weighing 170 lbs. All my life I had been thin, healthy and very active. All I wanted was to get back to that. But also being 53, could I do it?

I joined a group that meets at my church called First Place 4 Health  - this is a Christ-centered weight-loss and healthy-living program. Visit the website - HERE

Every program might be a little different, but I will explain what happens at our weekly meetings.
*First we do a 45 min work out (you don't have to come for this - it is a choice). This is a really good workout and a great way to add exercise to your week. 
*We get weighed.
*Then we sit and have a short message about something health related (the importance of protein, a good work out heart rate, etc.).
*The we do the Bible study part of the program. We follow a book for a twelve week session. I am now ready to start the third book.
*Then we choose a prayer partner for the week - we go around the room and say what our partners prayer request is. 

During the week - we do the daily Bible study, we track everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) we eat, and keep track of our exercise (and steps, I have a fitbit).

This program is wonderful!!!! Since being in First Place 4 Health - I have lost 24 lbs. and am down 2 sizes! I am now at 146 lbs. and a size 8! 

When I received The Well Path I was not sure what to expect. Well I loved it so much! I thought "This would be the perfect addition to what I am already doing!" 

So this post is about "The Prep Week" -
I love that they even have a prep week! This  is a great idea! It really does take about a week to get everything prepared. 

 ~ I have been trying to start my day by drinking hot lemon water, but it is hard to remember! I've done it a couple times. I need a sticker or something to remind me.

 ~Track your inactivity - I am doing this a little different than what they suggest. I am doing a combo of "Mapping my day" (which is suppose to be done week 1) with the "active vs. inactivate" and I am only going to do this for a few days just so I can get a good picture of what my ave. day looks like.
This is what part of my day looked like -
 At the end of the day I ended up with 8.5 hrs of inactive time and 6.5 hrs of active time - I didn't think this was too bad.

I am also going to track my exercising everyday.
Mon. 9:00-9:30 - DVD workout with buddy
Mon. 6:00-7:00 - power walk (3 mi.) with buddy
Tues. 8:30-9:30 - power walk (3 mi.) with buddy
Tues. 7:00-7:20 - exercise bike

As I said before - I am a huge soup person! So this part was wonderful for me! I also want to remind everyone - I am a vegetarian. So all my soups will be with a veg. broth.
Here is my list -
I have already made the split pea soup, and will make a bean soup next. I would like to have at least a few to choose from in the freezer. -

So - that was my prep week. See you next week for the Week one update!


  1. I really love the 45 minute workout at the beginning. I am in a program called Muscle for Myeloma. I have the non malignant part of it but my numbers have been going up. Lately, I used to exerice but have some pain from inflammatory arthritis and back problems that is hard. But I have started physical therapy and I can count the exercise part for Muscles for Myeloma. I hope that we can both keep it up.

  2. Oh wow Carol, I had no idea!
    I am so glad you commented! Good luck to us both!

  3. Wow! That is awesome! I love how the get fit program is tied with your Bible study. It's like hitting two birds with one stone. It sure is a wonderful way to motivate someone to stay focused on getting healthier. I wish you tons of luck!!!