10 minutes at 15 grade incline on the treadmill at a pace of 4.5, 3 sets of 225 pounds on the squat rack, 1 set of 45 pounds on the squat rack of 50 reps, and one set of 50 reps just the bar, leg extensions, leg curls, hip adduction, hip abduction... All in supersets! Then I finished it off with the dark chocolate non-dairy vegetarian meal replacement shake from AdvoCare! And it tasted great!
Last night I put in the P90X video to get it set for today, and my 1 year old son Garrison started doing push-ups. He knows what there for! Now you have no excuses! Go get it done!
Only 28 days into the 90 day challenge and I'm down to 217 from 225. My record since high school is 214. I'm also noticing my 36 jeans are getting very loose. Will I actually get down to a 34? I was 20 years old the last time I could do that!
The family did great for their 1st 5K! Maria and the 3 youngest came in at the end, Asher was 192nd, Bethany was around 150th (she won't actually say), I was 45th, and Cason was 39th out of 300!!! Cason won a Chick-Fil-A party tray, Asher won a gallon of apple cider, Bethany won a gift certificate for 31 bag, I won a tshirt, Maria won 2 holloween books, Kindsey won a Subway coffee mug! I would say it was a successful adventure!
This morning as a family we are running a 5K to support Sam and the Whetzel family as they continue to fight cancer. Video footage to come this afternoon!
Physical training is of some value, but Godliness has value for all things, holding promise for the present life and the life to come.
I love working out, I love feeling great, I love being strong for my wife and kids. I love more hearing the voice of God, being in His presence, and learning from Him. Physical training can't help me in the next life, for I will get a new body. Spiritual training is proving ground for heaven. How much we are able to bring heaven to earth shows how vaulable things in life are. I love you guys, and I love God more! May you have a week, and make it great!
Tonight the Surratt family had a fancy dinner followed by a dance party! It was so much fun to dance with my wife and girls. I even got to dance with Asher, and Garrison. I'm so bad at dancing, and Kindsey made sure to tell me when I messed up, or forgot to do something. =o]
Tonight I start with Advocare Spark and Catalyst. Then P90X Plyometrics with(?) people. I think this qualifies me for group fitness training certification. I think I might have burned a lot of calories, just maybe. I end This work out with Advocare Post Workout Recovery! I'm still holding at 219 lbs! So comment with your guess of how many people you see in this post.
Today is the 5th straight day of overcast sky's. For this Californian that means I want to stay at home in my comfortable soft sweats and tshirt. Get a warm blaket and sit down in my recliner watching a motivational movie (The Dark Knight Rises, Braveheart, Gladiator, To Save A Life, Black Hawk Down, Lord Of The Rings, Chronicles Of Narnia, Remember The Titans...). It gets difficult for me to stay motivated in these seasons to get out there and go for it.
The Truth Is God is still a healing God,
God still speaks to me individually through His Word each day,
I DID get up and complete my X Stretch workout on my rest day,
I do still have the most beautiful wife in the world,
I do still have 6 amazing kids who want the best life has to offer,
I do still believe I'm making an impact on the lives around me,
I am still being inspired by my family and friends...
So while there are reasons for me to be depressed, and reason I could complain, and things in life that I don't enjoy...
I choose to be inspired by my God and find ways to hold up the arms of those who don't have the strength to hold their own arms up today. As Jesus is the light and that light came into the world, I want to shine as Jesus as a bright light of hope in a dark world.
Today I will jump and reach for the next level in life without a rope, and I will rise up out of this pit that would try to tell me I am destined to die in here without hope. I will do it to survive, I will do it to inspire others to do the same, I will do it to set an example to my children of what is possible in life, I will do it to lead this family God has given me to greatness with the hope that they reach farther and higher than I ever have in life, that my fullest potential reached will be there foundation for greatness in The Lord.
The Truth Is...Fill in your truth for today by commenting on the post.
I triple dog dare you!!!
See the little guy with the diaper? That's my 1 year old Garrison. He not only stayed focused on what Tony was saying on the tv, but he gave loud man grunts to express his appericiation! I love him and he was a great reminder to me that we need to embrace even the difficult things in life with passion!
Cason is my 9 year old next to me. Middle Linebacker for the Broadway Jr. League football. Leading the defense with 25 solo tackles in 4 games. Theirs a reason he's out playing his competition. When he was 5 years old I would play tackle football with him in the front yard. I didn't go easy. Through tears, more determination, an unrelenting desire to win, encouragement from me, and his huge heart he never gave up. now tackling someone his size with pads on is nothing. Yet, twice he has been leveled by his opponent and twice he has pause a second to catch his breathe, then popped up to give me a thumbs up and got ready for the next play. That's heart. I'm inspired by these 2 little ones! From the actions of children.