Great Friday

This week wrapped up really well.  I was able to get all of my goals done, and now I’m relaxing on the couch with Anna watching TV.  Tomorrow and Sunday, we’ll be babysitting my niece and nephew, so we’re resting up for that! 

Friday:
1- 20 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
1- 3.5 mile walk
30 sit ups
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily

Total:
5- 20 minute sessions on the Elliptical
5- 20 minute sessions on the Treadmill
5- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
210 sit ups
3- 3.5 Mile Walks
4 sets of 2- 60 second planks
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Went on a Date with Anna
Go on a 24-hour fast

Remaining:
NOTHING 

Goals for Next Week:
5- 20 minute sessions on the Elliptical
5- 20 minute sessions on the Treadmill
5- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
210 sit ups
Walk 12 miles
1 DVD Workout with Anna
4 sets of 2- 60 second planks
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna
Fast

If you notice, I’ve changed my goals a bit.  I’ve added back in the DVD workout since the kitchen is done and we can use our family room again.  I’ve also changed my walk goal to a total number of miles.  This is because I’ve actually been doing it that way for a little while.  If I’m really busy, I’ll only walk 2 miles, but then the next day, I’ll follow it up with a 5 mile walk to balance.  So, I said to myself why not just make that dang change?  And I did.  Also, the fasting.  I’m really glad I added this into my routine.  I’ve decided, though, that a 24-hour fast is too focused.  I don’t want it to be about a specific time, but FOR a specific reason.  Of course, I won’t be “fasting” for 2 hours.  But really, I’ll keep the habit of fasting after dinner on night A until dinner of night B.  That way, it’s more about my closeness to God than the 700 Calories I’d save on the food during the fast.

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2 Responses to Great Friday

  1. Remaining – NOTHINGThat is pretty darn awesome! Great job Beej!Two hour fasts . . . that struck me as funny. I would say that wouldn't be viewed as much of a sacrifice in God's eyes. 🙂 I thought it was interesting to read you are going to fast for a specific reason, not a time. That is an interesting concept. I suppose that is probably how the great prayer warriors did it. I seriously doubt any of the desciples said, "I am going to fast for 24 hours!" Instead, they probably thought something like, "This particular prayer needs all of me. I am praying and fasting until I feel the peace of God."Great work for the week Beej! Enjoy the weekend.

  2. Kimberley says:

    Way to achieve all of your goals!!! Congratulations on doing such a great job!Hope you have a fun time with the children.

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