Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Well...due to the length from the last post, my modification of the 30 day shred has not happened yet. LOL!!! Lasted two days which wasn't too good. I do hope that once the holiday is over, I'll be able to get back into the swing of things.

Today is Thanksgiving Day...There is so much to be thankful for...and I hope I don't miss something as I write.

God -
The One True God...He is all I need...yet I sometimes forget it. I'm thankful He gives me the opportunity to serve Him in my local church.

My family -
I have an amazing Christian family to support me. I couldn't have picked a better group of people...God is great to have given me all of them.

My friends -
Drama, drama, drama...but I don't think I would trade them. Last week, we had a small drama episode, but in the end we were able to work things out and have a really good Thanksgiving with friends Dinner. I love each of them, but am especially thankful for the ones who are my inner circle. Jesus had one so I think it's okay to have one too.

My job(s) -
I know this is weird to post, especially since I've been in the hiring process for another one...but I really am thankful to have a job that will support me. That I can pay my bills and still be able to spend some money here and there. There are some people out there who do not have a job and I have one full-time job and a part-time job at the church. I enjoy the part-time one better because I don't consider it a job, but a privledge to clean the church.

My ministries -
I love singing and to be able to lead the music at my church is such a blessing. Also being able to sing with I:43 is something special too.

I could probably go on...but for the sake of time I won't.

We will be celebrating Buckeye Christmas today after our Thanksgiving dinner. I love this time of year. God allows for my family to be able to visit for this weekend and we all get along...it's great!!!

Until next time...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day 2

This day was a test for me. I don't normally workout on Saturdays or Sundays so this was a change for me. I decided to use my Biggest Loser Yoga workout today. I enjoy doing that workout. It's more intense than you think.

Working out went well though. I wasn't for sure I was going to do it or not, but the more I thought about it the more I knew I had to keep this modified 30 Shred going.

Still don't have the before picture. I'll try to get one on here tonight.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday the 13th...the beginning of my modified 30 shred

My sister has been working out with the 30 day Shred by Jillian Michaels. She has kept me up to date to let me know how she is doing. I am going to do a modified 30 day Shred. I am going to work out for 30 days straight. I'm going to use my Cardio Max and Biggest Loser Yoga DVDs, and I am also going to use the 30 day Shred DVD as well. I figure I can use it more for my strengthening workout.

While I was in Lexington with my job, I noticed my ankle was feeling a little tight. I wasn't sure what caused it, but I decided to lay off the workouts until it stopped bothering me. I have been icing it in the evenings. and keeping a brace on it during the day. Today I decided to start my workouts again. It has been a little over 2 weeks since I had done any workouts at all. I hope to be able to update each day with the way things are going. Maybe my next 30 days I can do an actual 30 day shred workout. We'll see how things go.

I will also try to post a picture that is recent and be able to see my progress...I can tell from the beginning of the year to now, but I want to see better results and to be more consistent with my diet portion as well.

I hope to post the picture either tonight or tomorrow sometime, but I will try to get it taken today, to show the actual results. I also need to weigh and measure myself.

Until next time...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jeremiah 29:11 - Don't worry!

Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord..." I was reminded of this verse by one of my facebook friends. I have known this verse for awhile now and at one time it was a verse of the moment for me, but in all the uncertainty I needed that reminder today.

God knows the plans of what is happening in our lives...He knows them before we know something is going to happen. Last night at Bible Study a good friend of mine told me she lost her job. I got an excitement in me because I saw an opportunity of God working in her life. Why can I sometimes only see that in other peoples lives? I know He works in my life too, just as He does with my friends, but instead of being excited to see what He's doing, I become concerned or even worried - which from our Bible Study last night was a demand of "not to worry."

I love how God gently reminds me of the things that I know already. Simply with the passage of Scripture from the facebook friend, I was reminded that I wasn't seeing my situation as I was seeing with my friend's situation. Now I'm looking to see what God is going to do with this situation...with excitement, too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I love my lips...

Well...it has been awhile since I last posted. I was driving home tonight and listening to my ipod...one of the songs I was listening to before I got out was the Veggie Tales Rocks "I love my lips" so that is why I titled this post with that song. It is a really cute song.

Things have been happening for sure. Last week I had to go to Lexington with my work. I was in insurance school for four days...the trip was information overload. Crazy! When I got back, my sister Mary with Maddie and Marcus were here to visit until Buckeye Christmas. I love having them here. I wish the others could have come this early too, but they had work happening back there.

I have a few prayer requests...for now they are unspoken...I hope to be able to update soon on them.

I:43 will be singing at the coffee house again. It is this Saturday. Pray for us, because we may be down one person due to a work situation. I am praying she will still be able to do both.

Tonight's Bible study was really good. It was on the demand of Jesus "Don't worry." So much needed tonight, especially with the day I had been experiencing. I know for a fact that God is in control and I just have to let Him deal with things as He sees fit. I just need to live life trusting Him.

Well...that's all for now. I hope to update better, but life can get crazy at times.

Until next time...