several years ago, i discovered jillian michaels
on the biggest loser tv show.
she's intense and i adore her.
i haven't seen the show recently
and i'm not sure if she's still on it or not.
i do know that she is in my dvd player though!
i have a goal, to drop 31 pounds(or more?!).
so, a couple weeks ago, i picked up this dvd:
i began the 30 day shred, for three days in a row!
then we went on a little four day vacation.
when we got back home, i saw that some twitter pals were just starting the daily shred!
accountability!! so, i started over again-and let me tell you that with a near week break,
it felt like starting day one. ouch.
it's really great to have some other awesome girls
i am so out of shape.
this is no secret to most who know me.
also? working out with a toddler around
is like a triple workout, in my opinion.
doing the workout, i see that there are many moves that i did regularly years ago.
i was an extremely athletic and strong person.
now, these very same moves make my weep and moan.
i get it, i am 30 years old, not 21.
but really, what the heck happened to me?!
sure, i have a load of reasons why i am not in better shape.
even some really legit reasons. but you know what?
no matter what obstacles that have crossed my path, i need to get it together.
while there are a few things i can't do, due to back or knee issues, there is plenty i can do.
it's time to do it.
thinking about my athletic abilities in my past
are not making me strong today.
i must work now to be fit now.
this morning paul washer tweeted this:
"we are only as strong
as our current devotional life.
we cannot rely upon the past.
present fruit requires
a present drawing upon the vine."
true isn't it? those mountain top experiences.
spiritual highs, maybe from a conference or a really great week of quiet times with the lord.
they are beneficial and refreshing. but we have to daily seek christ
and listen to what he has for us, in his word and through the preaching and teaching of it.
if i am to mirror christ at all, ever, i must draw from him often.
i want to be strong. physically and spiritually.
i am so thankful for this little workout dvd.
it is hard for me though(because i am a wimpface right now).
today will be day 7 for me, and i even tried level 2 last night. holy moly.
the cool thing is, i feel better already,
and soon i will even begin to look better-bonus!!
becoming physically fit again will be
a great gift to myself and my family.
even more importantly, staying spiritually fit
will glean eternal benefit.
"Not that I have already obtained
this or am already perfect,
but I press on to make it my own,
because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own.
But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind
and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."