Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fitness Check In

For those of you who have read this blog, you know that my husband (Lee) and I are participating in a fitness program known as Body For Life.  This is a 12 week program that involves exercise and eating healthy every 2-3 hours throughout the day. We are in the middle of week 5 now and I am so proud to say I am 1/3 of the way done. 

I have lost 8 lbs and several inches off of my waist and stomach.  The best thing I can say about that is that my clothes fit so much better.  Lee has lost almost exactly the same as me and is looking so good!  It has been soooo much easier because we are doing this together. Because of that, we can motivate each other when we feel like quitting or don't want to get up at 5 in the morning! 

I reminded him the other day that we used to talk about finding a hobby that we both enjoy to do together.  It looks like we have and I think it was the best thing we could have done for ourselves and for our marriage.  It really spices things up and gives us another thing in common.  Sometimes, as pastors, we have a tendency to talk about ministry and the concerns it brings when we are together but it is good when we have other things to share.

I am also happy with the progress I see my body making.  When I first started, I could hardly do an inverted push-up or the elliptical machine.  This morning I was amazed at how far my body has come in only 4 weeks.  I feel so much healthier and not bloated all the time!  I actually crave water now.  So that is my latest fitness update.  I will let you know how things go as I go through the next 2 weeks!


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