Monday, April 23, 2012

Let the INSANITY Begin!

My First Day of INSANITY 

Opting for the convenience of working out at home, I decided to cancel the Planet Fitness membership and order Shawn T's Insanity Program, which I discovered while watching an infomercial.
The package was delivered on Saturday, April 21 and I immediately tore open the box because I was so excited.  I spent the entire weekend reading the nutrition guide, taking my initial measurements, having my wife shoot my "before" photos, and setting up my profile.  You know, all the basic preparation stuff.
When I get my self into something, such as this program, I like to go all out and learn as much as I can so I don't go into it blindly, and thus miss out on all the potential results I could of had if I would have been more informed.
As I progress through the program, I will be posting my results and my opinion of the program in case others of you out there may be considering giving it a try.  I don't plan on quitting any time soon and I will keep working my way through Insanity until I achieve insane results and beyond.  
My first workout was the "Fit Test" DVD, which consisted of different types of jumps and push-ups.  Needless to say, I am not in shape!  However, I WILL get there!  God has given me a new mind and now it is just time to get the body to catch up to my mind.

New Living Translation (©2007)
Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. ROMANS 12:2

Monday, April 16, 2012

I Failed but I Am NOT a Failure!

For a few months now, I have been liberated from the power that sugar had over me, well, until yesterday when I gave into my temptation to put Whoppers Robin Eggs into my mouth.  I sucked them down like my mouth was a vacuum or a tractor beam.  

In the past, I would have closed down shop and any dreams I that I had about living a healthy life because I thought, "I obviously cannot do this so why even try".  
The enemy and adversary of our soul would love for me to think a thought like that this time around because if he can keep me from smiling and being an effective Kingdom worker, he can prevent countless others from gaining Kingdom access.  

This is because the Joy of the Lord is my strength.  No joy = no strength!  It is time to get back on the horse and in the terrain of thought that nothing good will happen in my life if I continue to put poison in my mouth.  God never intended this kind of stuff to enter the human mouth, and I will rely on the Holy Spirit to block this junk from entering my mouth again.

I may have failed but I am no failure.  There may be battles along my way to Heaven which I may lose but in Jesus' Name, I WILL win the war!

"For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief". Proverbs 24:16
American King James Version