Thursday, July 30, 2009

Temple Business

I started the P90X regimen two days ago. The only thing that doesn't hurt are my fingers as I type... but I'm happy. The last time I was athletic was... um... Show Choir. Yeah. And 12 years and 3 babies later, it shows. I got rid of all my size 2's after my first son. I got rid of all my 6's after my second. After my daughter I resigned myself to a size 12. Really? It's not about the number, it's not. More about the fact that I gave up on myself.

Let's face it, I am a mother of 3 and I do like to eat. But it's time to be about Temple Business. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

Do I actually expect to get ripped in 90 days? Nah. But I do expect to have more energy and confidence. Most of all, I want to set a good example for my children, about our bodies and God's word. I for sure want to drop the ability to do the truffle shuffle.

Lest you think I'm walking into deprivation, I'll have you know my reward for the 60 minute workout last night was 3 spoonfuls of Starbucks caramel macchiato ice cream. And I don't feel even almost bad about it; it wasn't the whole pint. The Word says temperate (moderate) in all things.

So I'm all in for the next 88 days. Even if it means that I no longer walk down my stairs... it's more like a controlled fall.

5,4 - 3,2...,


"Rachel" said...

I'm cracking up about the truffle shuffle - I can do it too! :)

Sara@i.Sass said...

Is it me or were you jelious that girl got a kiss from Sean Astin too? Dreamy.
Anyhoo, I have to laugh at more then just the trufflr shuffle, so Wonderbread got his *cough* frre Starbucks ice cream coupon too, Java chip frappichino. Let me try to spell this:
Got that? It was so good. and yes I too only indugled in a few spoon fulls. (Wonder hates coffee so you can se why I chose him to give the free coupon too. ahem)
I'm gonna need to go watch Goonies now...I heart that movie. Did you get my message/comment about Glee coming to MOA Sunday Aug.23 2-5. I think you should really come. You can stay all night at my house, if that is your rents would be willing to watch the kiddos and then we could go to the mall...think about it.

Kieliszeks said...

I give you lots of credit and encourage you to do a little extra for me if you still have some umph. I need to get back to my eliptical after Emmitt joins the world.

forever folding laundry said...

Do you know that tomorrow is Gary & my 10 year anniversary, and P90x is what I ordered him as a gift. (I know, I know...hopeless romantics.) Looking forward to comparing notes with you!


Growin' with it! said...

oh how i loved/love that movie!!! but i will say i liked the candy bar sharing scene better. wonder if he can still do that as an adult. more power to ya on the goals...good for you girl!

jubilee said...

Talk about a blast from the past! I can do the truffle shuffle all too well. To my utter dismay.

The second or third day of P90X I could hardly walk down the stairs. Felt like my knees were going to give out. So, I know what you mean by controlled fall!

I think I need to revisit that verse and maybe revisit my efforts at P90X.

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Forgotten Katalyst said...

You are my personal hero!