Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Anyway, at work one night I overheard a lady talking to her husband/boyfriend.? He must've said something to her about lifting weights, and she said (loudly), "No, I don't want to build muscles!".
Yes, you can't just lift weights without doing cardio or you will build muscle under the fat, and it won't make the fat won't go away. BUT as you continue doing cardio and weights together and eating healthy, having more muscle will help you burn additional calories and make you look better when you have lost the fat! Doing cardio and cardio alone will only make you a smaller version of your flabby self!! Everything will still be loose, jiggly, and saggy unless you firm it up by weight training. "Skinny fat" does NOT look good.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The weather has been beautiful the past few days and I'm hoping it will last!
I slept in til almost 10:00 today! I hate sleeping that late, but I needed it.
Then I went to the gym(leg day) and to the tanning bed....came home and walked Asher, then sat outside on the front porch and read a book while my hubby washed the cars...
There is nothing better than the feeling of the warm sun on my face. I have been needing that sooo bad!
Then we went to Subway for dinner, came back home and sat in the sun some more!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
We took Asher over to my mom's on Tuesday-he has so much fun there running through the woods and getting in the creek! Took a few pics of me having fun hanging from trees and doing cartwheels-I'm such a kid! : )
Today, unfortunately, is not as warm(in the 50s), but it's still sunny, so I can't complain. Weather here is crazy. I wish it would just get warm and stay warm! Not too much longer I hope! Summer will be here soon....
So anyway, the past couple days when I've been driving to work in the morning, I've been thinking about our old house and how much I loved it and am going to miss it! I'm trying not to think about it that much and to be content because it's just a house...but the past couple of days, it just seems to pop into my head and make me kinda sad. I really thought that it was the house of my dreams and that we'd be there for a long time......then everything changed.
I guess maybe I was just too comfortable. I try not to ever take anything for granted, and I feel like I didn't take having that house for granted. I felt so blessed to have what I had and thanked God for it everyday. I felt like God was rewarding me for living my life for him .....
But as I was thinking this the other day while driving to work, and having a little pity party for myself...I kinda felt like God said to me, 'you were living too much for yourself.' I really didn't think that I was...I thought I was a good Christian...I was tithing every week at church...sponsoring a child in Columbia....trying to live right....
But even though I was doing those things, I still would sometimes forget to read the bible for a week...or not find the time to set aside to pray-not even ten minutes......but I sure could always make sure I had an hour to go to the gym or to play around on the computer or to read a mystery novel.
Yeah, I was tithing and sponsoring a child, but what if instead of eating out once a week, I took that money and sponsored another child? Or even a third child? So maybe I wouldn't be able to eat out every weekend...but those kids don't even have enough food to last them a day...I could surely sacrifice one meal at a restaurant.
So I guess one thing I've learned through this situation is to never get too comfortable. Never think you are "good enough." Never think that you aren't selfish. We can always do more for God. We are never going to be able to do enough! There is a whole world out there that needs to know about Jesus...a whole world out there full of people who are struggling to make it...who don't have food or shoes or clothes or a home....we need to be doing what we can do help in some way, instead of being so focused on ourselves. We are all guilty of that.
I am thankful to be going through this situation right now, because I know that God is teaching me something, and I will be a better person because of it.
I want to give more to Him, because He gave His whole LIFE for me!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Ugh, I just feel so drained and worn out after a leg workout....I feel like I need to take a nap.
Plus, I threw in some shoulders along with legs and supersetted legs/shoulders. That really kept my heart rate up....my endurance is horrible! I guess that could be because I never do cardio!!
I'm scared of losing muscle if I do cardio, and if I can stay lean without it, why should I do it? lol.
I know it's good for my heart...but right now my goal is to BUILD as much muscle as possible, and that is really hard for me-so no cardio for now! My knees have been hurting me lately, which sucks. Probably from all these years of doing heavy squats. But I gotta do it if I want those quads and glutes bigger!!!
ANYWAY....I'm just writing cuz I'm really bored right now. Had a couple of clients cancel today, so now I don't have to go in 'til 7 tonight for one appointment. Just did some laundry, now I'm playing around on the computer...I think I'm going to go eat something, then go to the library and check out a bunch of books! I haven't been reading lately and I'm going crazy! I looove to read.
I cannot wait for summer to get here, and to get moved into our condo!(only a couple more weeks!) This week is supposed to have a couple of warm days-yay! I hope it will be here to stay soon....
This Jesus of Nazareth without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Muhammad and Napoleon; without science and learning, he shed more light on matters human and divine than all philosophers and scholars combined; without the eloquence of schools, he spoke such words of life as were never spoken before or since and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of orator or poet; without writing a single line, he set more pens in motion and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art and songs of praise than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Well, we didn't have anything planned until a couple of days ago, and then we decided to go see cirque du soleil since they were in town. It was fun! The stuff that those people do is sooo amazing! Wish i could've taken pictures, but it wasn't allowed. :(
Then we decided to go to O' Charlies after that for dinner-we love their potato soup and chocolate cake! Yum! So I am now at home and completely stuffed! A little too stuffed, actually...
Friday, March 6, 2009
*I hate moving. It really sux, especially knowing you have to move again in 3 weeks.
*I wish Matt would get home!
*I am so hungry, and there is no food in the house.
*I'm craving something chocolate right now...and coffee for some reason.
*Today was a dumb day. All I did was clean and pack up stuff. Did get a workout in, though.
*I need to get out of this house!
*I just want to get settled in to our condo. I hate this waiting....
*I hope Matt finds a new job!
*I can't wait for summer to get here! Wish I could go to the beach.........
*My 3 year marriage anniversary is next Saturday!! Still don't have anything planned.
*Probably won't til then. : (
*Wish we could do something different instead of just dinner. Oh well.
*Can't wait to see Matt tonight!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Back to another week of work after a very short weekend, it seemed. But I got a lot accomplished over the weekend. Our house is now nearly empty, and pretty much everything has been transferred to storage temporarily. It's kind of sad to see an empty house again...when just a year ago I was filling it up with stuff and making it my own!
So my husband has been at his new job for a couple weeks...he doesn't really like it all that much right now-he has to work some pretty crazy hours. He goes in early and doesn't come hope til around 9 pm. ) : I'm sad cuz I don't get to see him as much as I used to! But I guess that gives me something to look forward to on the weekends! But they just don't last long enough...
I really need to get another job, but I just don't know what! I'm a personal trainer right now, but I don't work enough hours at all. Personal training can hardly be a full time job. So I can either find another gym to work at,too, or find a completely different job...doing what, I have no idea! But at least God is providing right now. That's all I can ask for! I just can't wait to get out of this "transition" phase, or whatever you wanna call it. Guess I just have to be patient.
Psalm 37:7 Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thy heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.