Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sweaty Memories

I got a super-dooper special treat on Monday and got to go visit my girl Kandy. I don't even know where to begin telling you how MUCH this single girl has impacted my life. She gave me my "fresh" start and really introduced me to the world of fitness. I know I had to put in the work...but she really was my "coach" over all these years. She has held me accountable and kept me on track and I love her so much! Not only is she an amazing friend, but she is as sold out to God as I am and we have so much in common. There is no doubt God was working when He brought us together as friends over 11 years ago! Even though we only lived near each other for a very short time, we have remained friends over the years and have never lost touch. Now as we both are pursuing fitness (and P90X) even more...we are getting closer than ever before, I think!

On Monday, I got to take a trip to where she lives and do a work-out with her again (after about 11 years). We did Cardio X. It was a BLAST! I know this is a LOT of pictures...but I loved all of them and just couldn't pick only a few. As always, Kandy looked FABULOUS! She's always been my role model in fitness and exercise and just as I knew she would, she looked better than ever. Her muscle tone is beautiful and shows all the hard work she puts in! These pictures don't even do her justice! She is a total knockout! Stephen is ONE LUCKY GUY!!!

If you've ever been curious what one of the P90X work outs look like...well here's a sneak peak of CardioX!

Squat X-Press (the last 10--we were going airborne!) I like how Kandy put it: See! White girls CAN jump!!

Running Man. Okay, Kandy took the cake on this one! She was "running" so fast that you couldn't even SEE her hands! WOW!

Here I am "running" --trying to keep up with Kandy!

Oh and the Beloved Superman/Banana. Here I am in banana...

Here is Kandy during the turn! Lookin' good girlfriend!

And here I am in Superman. Oh how I love the super hero exercises! Spiderman rocks too!

I believe this was the KenpoX portion--front kick/back kick. Look at them legs!

Airborne Heisman (I always hear Tony say "stop---and then go! Stop!--and then go" on this one! ha ha)

And last but certainly NOT least--Wacky Jacks. Just when you start to think you're looking pretty good and are starting to feel confident, they throw in something like this to make you feel like a total WACKO. But, I can attest, they WORK! "ripping on the obliques" as TH would say!

Ahhh......done with another AWESOME work out!
Time for the bikini's and some sun-bathing by the pool now!!
Not too shabby for 2 momma's in their 30's huh?

But before we say must remember we are Girls with Guns!! :o)


Miss Got Wings said...

cute cute! looks like a great time! see, that's why I love you gals. You get together to workout for fun - love it! and all that hard work definitely shows - good for you!

Christina said...

That looked like sooooo much fun!! Makes me wish you, me, & Demi could get together and sweat it out :o) One day...

KC said...

Ah had me in tears at the start of this post. Knowing I have inspired at least one person to live a healthier life, makes it all worth it. :)

Those pictures had me cracking up, remembering how much fun we had. I can't wait to get together again. Hopefully it wont be 2 years between get togethers this time.

Rene' said...

those were the pictures I was waiting for! :) You guys both look great! Glad u guys got to do it together. And u guys looked awesome WHILE working out-I think if someone took pictures of me working out I'd look at WORN OUT and pathetic! Glad u had fun-great photos!thanks for sharing!