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.

Friday, June 29, 2012

So, I'm sitting in a hospital room where I've been for about 7 hours now...and the lack-of-busyness is getting to me. My father in law had a bad accident at work yesterday and we came to visit him. I've done everything I can think of to keep me and the kids busy and I've run out of ideas. Thankfully Brooklyn had brought the laptop, so here I am, writing to you all!! (by the way, although my FIL is banged up pretty bad, he is going to be okay!)
So, in 2 days Brooklyn and I will board a plane and head to Panama for 15 days on a mission trip! I can hardly believe it's actually's FOR REAL! I'm excited but spazzing out just a little because I don't feel completely prepared.  I'm hoping to get all packed tomorrow so that we can enjoy our last day at home relaxing with Matt & Grant and then we'll be off!
One of the girls that is on my mission team asked me if I would run with her while we are in Panama. I told her I'm not much of a runner (which is a gross understatement-ha ha) but that I would try.  She said maybe I can teach her some strength moves too! :) I think (HOPE!) we are going to have access to a gym while we are there, but if not, I know plenty of body-weight moves to keep us busy and burning calories. :)

More than the exercise, I'm wondering what in the WORLD we will be eating while we are there. I know we will be eating PB&J every day for lunch (we have to bring it with us!) but not sure about the rest.  It would be super awesome if I accidentally lost a few pounds during the trip! :) Not that I'm admitting that I've gained some....;-)

Obviously, more than ANYTHING, I'm excited to see what God is going to do in and through us during this time of ministry! I'm super stoked to meet one of my favorite authors and inspirations, Dannah Gresh (the Secret Keeper Girl lady).  If you're reading this anytime before July 16th, I'd love to have a prayer from you!

As for what's new with us in the workout world...we just got the newest Beachbody program called Body Beast! I'm excited to see how "bulked up" Matt can get when he has a specific program to follow and food to eat, supplements to take! Hopefully I can get him to let me take some before/after pix and I'll try to chronicle his journey on here for everyone! He'd like to add about 20 pounds of muscle and I think he can do it. He's got the right body type for it, that's for sure!

As for me, when I get back from the trip, I will be teaching TurboKick 3x a week for the rest of the month and then I will begin a new fall schedule with my classes...which I haven't figure out yet. I've been working on a new program myself called Brazil Butt Lift which I am LOVING (and hurting majorly from!) I took some before pix...but we'll see if I ever show them to anyone! I guess it depends on the results! ha ha

Okay, the kids are about to be bouncing off the WALLS and going I am going to close this for now and go take them to walk around or something! I would love to get a comment from someone....anyone! :) ha ha
Love you all!