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, December 28, 2011

P90X2-Day 3

Ahhhh....Rest or Recovery Day! Already? It seems too soon to be having a day "off"....but I did take full advantage. I honestly did want to do the Recovery DVD....BUT....instead I showered and went to the mall with my mom to make all of our Christmas returns/exchanges and then I hurried home to cook dinner for a family who just had a new baby and THEN cooked our healthy P90X2 dinner.
Dinner was a HIT again! Tonight we had a Mandarin Spinach Salad with Lemon-Basil Broiled Salmon. YUM! Best salmon I've ever cooked at home....and that salad was amazing!
We each ate TWO CUPS of fresh baby spinach leaves topped with mandarin oranges, walnuts, avocado slices, red onion and a homemade mandarin vinaigrette dressing (recipe in the nutrition guide).
Matt couldn't take the "no weight lifting"...and did the P90X Shoulders & Arms DVD while I was cooking dinner. :) Since his primary goal is to NOT LOSE WEIGHT and BULK UP (opposite of my goal!! ha ha) He wants to add in some additional weight-lifting.

Tomorrows workout is called Total Body along with the new Ab Ripper. I can't wait. I have NO IDEA what "Total Body" means, but I'm sure it'll be good! :)

By the way, I am LOVING this new book PUSH by Chalene Johnson! I can't believe how much clearer and more focused I feel after just 3 days now that I know exactly what my goals and priorities are and I've written out my "Top Priority Statement". Since I love it so much, I'll share it with you. This is very personal to me...and was the result of lots of brainstorming and question-answering in the first chapters of this book.

"My number one priority is to build myself up with Bible and prayer so that I can be the best wife possible for Matt and so that I can do my best to teach my children how to have a passionate personal relationship with Christ and to be grateful and respectful people. I will weigh all pursuits against this goal and decline any activity that doesn't lead me to it. I desire that God, my husband and my children know that they are more important to me than any personal pursuit."


Gina said...

Powerful statement; you go girl! I like hearing about your experience with both P90X-2 & the book. How much is the new P90X? If I order it, I'll make sure to do so through you! I have an almost 11 week you think I can do it (we did P90X original March, 2010-May, 2010)...or would it be too much too soon? Thanks!

Jen said...

Gina! CONGRATS on the new baby!!!! :) YES! I definitely think you can do it! It's actually MORE doable than the original P90X, I think. The workouts are a tad bit shorter AND you only workout 5 days a week now instead of 6. (well, you can add an extra-curricular activity on that 6th day if you wish, like running or cycling, etc.) Anyway, I'm finding that it's less of a time committment than doing P90X was. The food is amazing so far!! If you decide to order, do a quick run through of all the P90X DVD's just to get your body conditioned to that sort of workout again. You will need to get a stability ball for these workouts, if you don't have one. :)

Gwen said...

LOVE your priority statement! Your husband and kids and others around you will be SO blessed (alread are, because the statement is YOU!)