The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Do you have a vision?

I'm down 70lbs - I need to hit 75lbs lost by Monday, which happens to be my 24th birthday. :)

Read and weep friends! Well, I don't want you to cry, "Read and REJOICE" I suppose."
Yep - that's 35 hard core minutes on the Stair Master w/ 353.3 calories burnt

This would be me drenched in sweat wondering what in the WORLD is wrong with me...

Me trying not to faint! I seriously was light-headed and thought I could pass out any minute. :(
Me thinking, "Girl, ARE YOU CRAZY! - 35 minutes, seriously, ARE YOU CRAZY!"

WiiFit - went to my folks house to log my weight with the Wii and "Mr. Balance Board," had this encouraging comment for me. It was a great way to end my work out day!

Breakdown of thought process:

5:45a - SNOOZE!
6:10a - Thyroid Medicine - SNOOZE
6:30a - Roll over...SNOOZE
6:45a - wake up - brush teeth, desperately search for clean gym clothes
7:00a - "Oh snap...I need to get to the gym."
7:15a - "Well shucks, it's too late for the stair master." (head to water aerobics)
7:30a - short, VERY SHORT, walk around Community Center
8:00a - 50 min water aerobics class with my beautiful instructor and friend, Shauna


7:10p - "Ah snap! I soooo wish I would have went to the gym this morning."
7:30p - wasting time - avoiding task @ hand
7:40p - *shrugs shoulders* "Oh well, I guess I have to do this...might as well start now."
8:00p - *happy dance* "Uh huh, that's right - hit my 20 minutes"

...a few seconds pass (while still stepping)...

*whisper in enticing voice* "Why not go for 25 Mesha, afterall, you've been challenged. Come on, you are only 5 minutes you really wanna stop now?"

8:05p - *sweat pouring from brow, neck - and well just about everywhere*

"Do you really wanna cop out now, I mean, 5 more minutes and you can say you've done half an hour twice. You know you wanna...just do it."

8:10p - *gasping for breathe*

"MESHA! Seriously, are you settling for just TYING your record? Aren't you more than a you just meet the standard or do you SET the standard...break that record and hit 35 minutes or else you'll regret it the rest of the night."

8:15 - *sigh*

"...nice, but 40 minutes is only..." STOP

"Um, KNOCK KNOCK! That superwoman shirt you are wearing does NOT make you superwoman. You are 10 feet in the air, getting light headed and about to faint - STOP NOW!!!"

"Whew, finally an internal voice with some common sense and logic - PRAISE GOD!!!"


This week I proposed 3 challenges to a new found friend of mine, Valerie, and one was @ least 20 minutes of cardio 5x this week. She braved the "Satan Torture Machine of Death" as she called it and blogged about it to - go give her some mad props friends! Thanx! Ali also took me up on Valerie challenge and is doing it herself and was quite the overachiever with her P90x and other workout videos...check out her post too.

Verse of the Day:
Proverbs 29:18 (NKJV)
18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.
ABOUT THE VERSE: I chose this verse today because without a "revelation" that this constant battle we fight DAILY against weight is not some 12-step program, it's not some fad diet - we will fail. It's TRULY a life-style change. Without that revelation, we will "cast of restraint" and dive back into our old ways and end up worse off. The King James Version actually read, "Where there is no vision, the people perish."

I want to be a vessel of honor for God (including this physical body).

I want to live a healthy, enjoyable life.

I want to have a family and be around to raise them. Play with them. Love them.

Do you have a vision?


Momma Ali said...

I AM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU. So thankful. You have no idea. The verse you posted here really got me thinking, and I loved it. Thanks, Mesha!! You rock my socks! AND ---> I am going to attempt my first session of more than 15 minutes on the stair stepper tonight. I am shooting for 20 minutes!! Here's to hoping... ;) Thanks for the shout out!!!!! = )

ValleyGirl said...

Girl, you are just ON FIRE!! Look at you, sweatin' away the pounds ~ way to go! Seventy pounds is absolutely incredible. What an accomplishment. I love that your focus is glorifying God through this ~ you've got an amazing testimony and you continue to be an inspiration to those of us who are trying to do the same.

Elizabeth Olive said...

Wow!! Thank you so much for all you run down and days work... It's always go go go! Also, thank you for posting on my blog, you have inspired me to do better.

"Good, better, best- never let it rest - till your good is better and your better is best!"

WriterMarie said...

You are awesome! Thank you for reminding us about having a vision, because some days we lose sight of that when we get stressed. I bet you'll hit your goal for your birthday! xoxoxo

Shauna said...

I want 40!!

Laretha said...

Man! Shauna is hard core!!

I am proud of you girl!

Okay, so Chik fil A opens August 13th. How early do we need to get there to ensure we are the first 100? Tell me again my expert CFA friend!

Laretha said...

OH - and the play by play on the thought process...

oh snap!