Thursday, October 15, 2009

Facing the Giants...the Death Crawl...

My favorite movie is "Facing the Giants." In that movie there is a speech from Coach Taylor that says "I want God to bless this team so much people will talk about what He did. But it means we gotta give Him our best in every area. And if we win, we praise Him. And if we lose, we praise Him. Either way we honor Him with our actions and our attitudes. So I'm askin' you... What are you living for? I resolve to give God everything I've got, then I'll leave the results up to Him. I want to know if you'll join me." This speech has become a reminder of how I need to live my life to show others that God is in control of my life.

One of those areas I have struggled with is the area of my weight. I am a heavy person. Awhile back I had a hard time to say that. Mainly because I was living in denial. I knew I was not a healthy person and I was getting out of control. Of course over the past few years I have attempted to do something about it, only to fail and gain most of the weight that I had lost ... if not more.

Well...I believe that for the past several months God has been placing it on my heart to blog about my new life change. Goals set to honor God with my actions and attitude. My actions (or lack of actions) have not been the greatest in the area of my weight loss/non-activity. God has shown me that I need to step it up in this area.

Since May 27th, I have begun a workout program. In the past, I have not always giving my all, but I have kept a better record of what my progress has been. I'm trying to look at this as a lifestyle change. Making small changes in the area of eating and working out...and hopefully end up getting small results.

This movie is an inspiration to me in my progress...Many times I will feel like I can't do something in my workout program, but I try to attempt it and even if I have to modify the workout move, I try to keep going. I have found that doing this has helped me to see other areas that need to be changed.

I'm reading the book (again) by Bob Harper "Are You Ready?" I have a picture of me reading it while eating a candy bar. After my friend took that picture, I realized a choice I could have made was to not have the candy bar. I mean...here I am reading a book to change my eating habits, yet no change was made. It has been helpful to me to make better decisions.

I hope to blog more regularly about my progress. I feel maybe getting more accountability will help me in this journey of changing my life to be more healthy and therefore, honoring God.

I want to leave this blog with a scene - one of my favorites - from Facing the Giants. This scene is something that I try to remember when I'm attempting to workout. I just have to give my best and leave the results up to God.

Enjoy...


Thursday, October 08, 2009

All That is Within Me...**

Well...it's been awhile since I wrote anything. Momma hasn't complained about me not writing, but I thought I'd share with a few happenings.

Happenings at Church -
Church is my second home. I would say my work is my second home, but Church is my second home I like. LOL!!! I am custodian at church and it's really nice to see improvements made. Also I took upon the position of Nursery chairperson. The board wanted to have someone in charge of nursery that wasn't able to always work in it. We had one lady who would stay and we loved that she enjoyed it, but we felt she didn't want to ask other people and so she would just stay there. Since I have another ministry (leading music) it wouldn't work out for me to stay in the nursery. So I mentioned to pastor I would test it and see if we can get some things started. One of the things needed was basically a whole new nursery. Our nursery hadn't been re-decorated since the 80's (I believe). Pastor's wife and I picked out new paint and she helped me in getting new carpet and a chair picked out. I will have to run to get a baby bed and she will be getting new toys for our nursery...age appropriate toys that is. Right now there were so many toys that were for older children, I'm surprised we hadn't had a problem with chocking.

While the Pastor and Lynn (a trustee) painted the nursery they began seeing other things they could improve. One being the hallway and stairway. There was this dark hunter green paint that was very dreary half way up the wall and then cream color the rest of the way. They decided to paint it yellow (same color as our fellowship hall). It is so bright now and they also took care of getting rid of some eye sore items. It has been nice to see the church getting spruced up.

We will begin Revival meetings October 25th (evening service) and continue through October 28th (Wednesday). John Gowdy will be our speaker. He is a local pastor in the next county. My brother David went to College with him.

Happenings at work --
Well...I'll be attending school next month for work. My boss approached me about getting my license. I don't know that I would ever use it if I ever left this job, but for now, I think it may be best for me to do it. It may help me with knowing my job better.

Happenings at home --
Well...I have begun to work on my workouts differently. I was doing the Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone, but wanted to kick it up...so this week I decided to do WATP three days this week - Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Cardio Max - The Biggest Loser workout on Tuesday and Thursday. I survived both days of Cardio Max. Bob (Harper) the Trainer, kicked my butt. WOW!!!

I got a new closet...or new closet shelves. I also took my closet apart and am now putting it back together (slowly). I want to make sure things are going in the right places. I don't want to just stuff everything back into the closet and then have a messy closet again. I want it to be organized and helpful. I'm thankful that my mom has patience, because most of my closet stuff is in her sewing room. Hopefully by the end of the weekend it will be out of there.

Well...that's all for now. Not really a lot happening, but in a way quite a bit at church.

Until next time...


** "All That is Within Me" is the title of a CD by Mercy Me.