I will feel like gumby when this week is done!
I will feel like gumby when this week is done!
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.
Push ups 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12,
12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12
Pull ups Red band 20, 20, 20,
20, 20, 20
Heavy pants Red band 12, 15,
Lawn mower 20 lbs 15, 15,
Back flys Red band 15, 15
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!!!
Today I complete the X Stretch on my rest day at the end of 2 weeks. Results so far are:
Down 6 pounds to 219,
More flexible than ever in the X Stretch,
Belt loser than it has been in long time,
Next belt notch will go in by the end of this week! I believe I will be back in a size 34 jeans by the end of this 90 days.
Today I start into the second half of my 24 day challenge!
Today I'm 3 days ahead in my bible reading challenge. It's getting exciting with Joshua and the Israelites taking out Jericho and Ai.
Today's reps on:
Shoulders and arms + ab ripper X
Shoulder press 15, 15,
Bicep in/out curls 16, 20
Tricep kick backs 15, 15
Deep swimmers press 15, 16 full
Full supination concentration curls 10, 8
Chair dips 30, 30
Upright rows 15, 15
Static arm curls 16, 16
Flip grip twist kick backs 12, 16
Seated shoulder flies 16, 12
Crouching Cohen curls 16, 16
Lying down tricep extensions 12, 12
Straight arm shoulder flies 16, 16
Congdon curls 16, 12
Side tri rise 10, 6
290 reps of 350 Total.
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.
This is so awesome over 2 years ago I tried to do P90X plyometrics and I got through the first 25 minutes and I couldn't walk right for a week. I had to go upstairs sideways because of the pain in my legs.
Today over 2 years later after God brought Advocare into my life and gave me hope again through healthy, energy, and the ability to dream again physically. I completed the whole hour of plyometrics! "Thank you Jesus," I shouted as I beat my chest at the end of the workout. thank you to my wife Maria, Hugh and Kimberly Gall, Brian and Robbie Page, Jeremy Begay, Tim Harvey, Brian Griep, Sam Wetzel...the list could go on! I couldn't have made it without your encouragement. You are an inspiration. Oh yes and I started this challenge at 225 Lbs.