Sunday, January 15, 2012


3 wks ago
I have to ask how many of you started 2012 with a resolution?
Fill in the blank... This year I will________________.
Who actually set up a PLAN to accomplish ___________?

If no plan of ACTION was set up, I have to say... how are your new years resolutions coming along?

I love the coversations I have with my mother.  She literally is my best friend.  No matter how many times I've gotten upset with her, she has always been there for me.  She always has the best advice and it really truly comes from her faith in Christ.

And as we were talking about my fitness goals, I explained to her how my faith and fitness go hand in hand.  When you set out to achieve better health, is requires a plan.  You plan out your meals, workouts, plan when you will workout, pack your gym bag, buy shoes, follow through.  You go a couple weeks and measure or step on a scale and determine if your making gains.  But you sure don't weigh and measure every day.  You trust your plan of action and follow through.  However, during the weigh in/measuring, if no loss or gain was made- You re-evaluate how your will achieve this goal.

3 wks of lifting 1/2" loss in stomach
than the above picture
I remember when I first started on my fitness journey, I went a whole three months and didn't weigh or measure myself.  I just did my workouts and ate clean.  After a month people were commenting, but I just said, "I don't know".  Right before I went back to school that year, I weighed myself and realized I had lost 35lbs.  I was excited, but exstatic to see what I could achieve if I continued onward with my eating clean and training.

2 years later and 90lbs down, I'm still embracing all that I have learned on my journey.  I change up my workouts and what I'm eating so my body doesn't platue... BUT THE BIG THING- I ASK FOR HELP.  When I don't know, I ask so many of my friends that are happy to guide me.  They have the back group and knowledge and have spent more years on the journey of fitness than I have.  I seek their wisdom and grow.

2 yrs ago...

The same goes for your walk with God.  We set out wanting to be a better Christian.  To live a life pleasing to Christ, however, we sin and fall short.  We get discouraged and give up.  BUT NO NO NO! God knows we aren't perfect.  He loves us and died for us.  We have to take the path of "SUCK IT UP" and "GET TO WORK"  Just because we are followers of Christ, doesn't mean life will be a walk in the park.  Some days being a Christian is like doing Circuits or Burpees!  We all hate em, but the BURN 8 SWEAT makes us stronger.  I encourage you all to look back at where you used to be.  ARE YOU THE SAME PERSON?  If not, are you moving forward.  Have you moved backwords but want to move forward... SET A PLAN OF ACTION!  You have to set a plan and stick to it.  Just like workouts, not all will go well.  It's the day in and day out of trudging, your able to take a look at what you have accomplished.  Don't get discouraged.  You are loved- Know This!

As always, I love hearing your thoughts.  Feel free to send them my way.  I grow as you grow and share your wisdom with me!



  1. Love your blog! I would love to know what you eat for the day? Can you email me with your sample of meal of the day to me? Many thanks! Keep it up and you are doing amazing.