Thursday, November 19, 2009

Still Insane.

       Well we are about a week into Insanity Workout. It is as tough as I thought it would be. Maybe I should say it's as tough as everyone said it was. The fit test was crazy and made me sore the next day. I was nervous about starting day 1 if I could barely make it through the fit test.

     I know..this box is innocent looking enough,but don't be fooled. Inside is alot of pain and sweat.It came in a nice looking package,neatly packed,brightly colored to make you feel positive about all the pain you're

 about to endure. The first day was plyometric cardio circuit. They weren't lying. I lived through it then but when I did it at 4:00 am this morning I just about puked,which actually, I heard many people say happens. At least I wouldn't be the only one.My legs and back were very sore,but I pushed thru,and was feeling pretty good about how I was doing...until...the "rest" say.It's really just a break from cardio.I know my legs are small and weak, but after slow squats and lunges, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to walk the next day.My legs have been sore for four days now,At some point I have to become accustomed to it.There were people in worse shape than me that have made it all sixty days.We took before pictures. I can't wait to see the after pics.I hope there is a big difference.There has to be.I have never worked out this hard.I have changed my diet,and I'm careful to eat the right amount of calories to fuel my body.After seeing the before pics, I'm not so sure I want to share them We'll see.

                      Emily's birthday is Sunday.We got her a new bed that we'll give to her on Friday.She is really going to like it.We all have had a cold this week.Caden got the worst of it.Praise God we have not had H1N1 symptoms.God is good.We are still waiting to hear if the church wants us to teach CPR.They said they thought it was a great idea and seemed positive about it.We'll see.I'm working today.I am trying to keep in mind that I am blessed to have a job.God has been good to us.And off I go...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Insanity !!!

     I've been going to the YMCA lately.Katy and I both have.I have been lifting heavier weight trying to get ready for the  workout dvd we ordered.It's called Insanity Workout, from the same folks who make P90X.I think the website is under Insanity on the right side.It's a 60 day workout program that is super intense.There are no weights, but plenty of plyometrics.Seeing the results of lots of people convinced us to try it.We are not normally suckers for buying stuff on tv.They talk about the people exercising on the video even need to stop and rest because it's so tough.People have mentioned losing weight,but most talk about losing body fat.I guess you don't lose a lot of weight because of all the muscle you gain. I'm not overweight by any means.I'm 5' 11" and weigh160 lbs.I hope to get some muscle definition and lose some body fat. At some point, I will post some "before" pictures and eventually the AWESOME  "after" pictures. It will be difficult to distinguish between me and Superman, but side by side you'll be able to tell us apart.I hope I have the "berries" to finish the 60 days.It will mean changing my diet too.No more Cheetos( I really love Cheetos). We are also going to cut out what little dessert we have at night.It isn't really about calorie restriction,more about healthy eating or cutting out empty calories.It will be more difficult for me than Katy.We eat very healthy any way, it's just those few things I don't "need".I'll keep ya posted.

        Our church will be opening the new building soon.We have only been going there about three months, but are very excited about it.This is the new sanctuary.God's hand is really on this church.A group just came back from Africa and the missions are a big concern for the church.We are blessed that God brought us to this church.The worship is awesome and the messages are convicting, and humbling.We hope to do our part soon by teaching CPR classes at the church.We may not have a lot to offer, but we can use what God has given us.

    I have been convicted to memorize scripture lately.Scripture that applies to my life, or the lives of people around me so I can share the news of Jesus and His gift.In light of the events and headlines lately,I see end times events happening and am convicted to tell people what I know.Here's my latest verse: