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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Ab Plan

So........ughhhh....I hate to say this. It's sad but it's true--I am just too busy to be totally committed to P90X right now. That does NOT mean I am abandoning it completely, it just means that I am giving myself permission to enjoy my children this summer without the DAILY pressure of an hour + work out.

However....since my abs are my biggest "problem" spot, I have decided to make a realistic committment. I will do Ab Ripper X every Mon, Wed, & Fri. for the rest of the summer.

I also plan to attend my classes at the gym on Tue, Thur & Saturday's and throw in my P90X workouts whenever I can, but only if it's convenient.

I sort of feel like this is a cop out. I'm such a hard-core work-out fanatic...but I realize that my kids need my time and that they are starting to resent the time I spend each day working out. There are lots of ways to stay active during the summer (mowing, swimming) other than just being at the gym all the time or in front of the tv doing a video. I encourage you all to definitely get your work outs in this summer and stay active and healthy---but don't forget the most important thing of all---living your life!
hey...if the ab thing works out really well for me, maybe my 6-pack will finally come out of hiding by the end of summer! :) My zumba teacher says "we all have a 6-pack--its just that most of us keep it in the back of the fridge!" ha ha

By the way, I had my meeting on Friday with the director of fitness at our gym and I am now on the payroll as a sub! All that really means is that I have filled out all the paperwork (releases and such) and have shown her that I can teach a class (which was the scary part!) Now at any time my phone could ring asking me to come in and teach whatever class they need a sub for. When I let my mind "go there" it sorta freaks me out--the whole getting up in front of a bunch of people I don't know and talking into a microphone and knowing that I am responsible for the kind of work-out they get that day as well as their saftey while doing it! EEEeeeek! I just remind myself that I am simply a vessel following the leading of my Heavenly Father. I view this as an opportunity for ministry and I believe that if I will continue to diligently seek Him and allow Him to "complete His perfect work in me" that when the day comes for me to sub my first class, HE will give me the words, the confidence and the wisdom to do a fabulous job! I am being cautious to not let this become a vain ambition or a prideful thing. I am nothing. HE is everything. I never want any of the glory. My goal: As you see less of me (literally), you will see more of Him!


Michelle said...

I love this ... "As you see less of me (literally), you will see more of Him!"

You don't have to explain anything to anyone - don't feel bad about taking a break from P90X - as your hubby said (in your other blog) that you need to take care of your "house". P90X will always be there - this precious time with your children at this stage in their life ... that's priceless!! You are already in such great shape - your Ab plan and increased activity during the summer will definitely keep you moving in the right direction!

KC said...

Sounds like a great plan girlfriend. Summer is short, lets enjoy our kids while they are little. (I'm working out when they are busy with something else..and wont miss me...but I'm not letting my workouts take time away from them). We've been enjoying our summer together. This is the last summer, before Seth starts Kindergarten, so I'm trying to enjoy every precious moment of it.

Rene' said...

I loved the ending-too funny :)
I've been feeling similar this summer. I can get on the treadmill in the AM and walk, but I just can't seen to get motivated to run. And I have to admit-I'm hurting during the classes at the gym. I don't know if its the heat, or the fact that mentally I'm not into this whole "marathon thing" anymore or what. But I want to swim in the pool and enjoy summer instead of keep the kids inside while I run on the treadmill for a couple hours in the afternoon---that's ok in the winter-but not when there is a pool beckoning us :) don't feel bad. We'll all get thru this , and enjoy our lives and kids while doing it. When they go back to school and the weather gets cooler we will probably kick it in gear and be workout machines again :)