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, December 28, 2012

Howdy! :)

Well, hello there! :) Today is December 28, 2012 and I'm enjoying a lazy, relaxing day at home in my pajamas doing Bible Study and drinking coffee and catching up on old blogs. Something I haven't done in months/years. I am remembering again why I loved blogging so much. I'm thinking I will take it up again..even if just for a while.  I've always been somewhat of a 'writer'...loving to put my thoughts down on paper and I've missed doing it. I still journal to my kids and lately I've begun a prayer journal, but there is something about sitting down at my keyboard and just letting my fingers peck away...that is liberating! :)
Since this is my "fitness" blog, I will update you on my current situation: I am still coaching for Beachbody but literally putting zero work into it. I'm sure this is NOT how the business was intended...but since I don't want to quit and I'm still making a decent income from them on a weekly basis, I just let it be and enjoy the checks every Thursday. Maybe someday I will pick it up seriously again...but not for now. Of course, I am always here should anyone need to ask me anything or want some advise or encouragement, but I am not acting as "salesman" currently. :)
I am also still instructing fitness classes at my own business Cross Training Fitness inside of a local martial arts studio. I have cut back to 4 classes per week and I think that is going to suit my life much more comfortably than the 5-6 I was doing previously. This continues to be a source of joy and good income for me, so I can't seem to just walk away from it. (even though I constantly struggle with being too busy and consider letting it go...)
If you remember me saying a while back that I was going to be "let go" from my job with the doctors office...well, I just talked to my boss last week and he informed me that their plans of switching to a new system are CANCELLED and that I will infinitely have my job! :) --or at least until he retires in 15 years. Hallelujah! That is WONDERFUL news! :)
Oh ya...I was talking about fitness.  So...if you must weight is up.  Not horribly, but definitely not at my comfortable 130.  I actually haven't weighed in about a month...but the last time I stepped on the scale it was 140.2.  It would be great to get this 10 pounds off and I'm not giving up on it...but if I don't, its not the end of the world.  Now when bikini season gets here...I may say differently! ha ha 
I found some fabulous new jeans at Maurices that are only $29.99 and fit me like a very soft, comfty, stretchy glove and that is enabling me to be much more okay with my 140 frame. :)  Hey...whatever works.
I will not allow myself to grow any bigger however. This is the limit!
For the month of December I have taken "off" from my classes and have been doing at-home workouts of all sorts. Matt has a new program called Body Beast that we enjoy doing together.  Last night I learned a new TurboKick round for my upcoming session and then I did TurboFire Upper20 and Abs10.  It was a great workout and it's nice not having to think so much (as compared to when I'm teaching.)
I'm certainly less disciplined and less dedicated than I have been in the past to my health and fitness, yet I am still within a reasonable weight, still have my guns and still get my heart pumping. I'm still working out anywhere from 2-5 times a week and eating it's all good.  Of course...Jan 1st is right around the corner and with that comes some (inside my head) promises to do a little bit better and to get back to some of the more healthy habits I've let slip. :)

Okay friends, I don't want to overload you on my first day back! Talk to you (or myself!?) again soon!