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Thursday, October 20, 2011



Today I read Ecclesiastes 11:10. I've read it before, but today I heard "Keep your body healthy" for the first time. I've been through some serious internal struggles lately and I know that working out and weight issues are at the center of my troubles. I still hadn't done anything about it though... until a few days ago. I've been praying that God would help me know what to do. My health has not been so good for the past few weeks and I know He's trying to motivate me to get up and do something already. But, I wasn't sure what to do. My mind gets bored really easily, so I didn't want to go back to the gym and try to force myself to like the treadmill, weights, stair climber, et.all. I hate that stuff. I feel like a gerbil on a wheel and all the skinny people are laughing at me. Bleh. No thanks. I tried Tae Kwon Do a year or two ago. I enjoyed it, and I moved up a belt and broke a board - thank you very much! But, we moved away from my Sen Sei and I haven't been back since.

     And then it happened... I was watching tv one night (my husband had long since fallen asleep beside me), and a commercial came on that I've never seen before. It was for The 10 Minute Trainer Program. You mustn't forget that TIME is a huge issue for me... I have 4 children and I'm married. So, I'm a busy lady! But the 10 Minute Trainer Program is only 10 minutes each day! So... I jumped on it, picked up the phone, and ordered it! I was a little scared I would lose interest or something to that effect, but this time everything about it feels different. I'm different. I know I need this. I want this. God is calling me to action. I must do it.

     So, my package arrived yesterday afternoon amidst all the hustle and bustle of 3 children at home, naps, lunch, diaper doody, and so on. And it sat there, unopened until 9:30 last night. I walked by it all day, just wondering when I would even get the chance to peek inside! Well, I decided to put the couponing and blogging on hold for an evening and see what was in store for me. So, I opened the box.

     I had to do something I have NEVER. Repeat, N.E.V.E.R. been willing to do. I had to photograph myself. Front, back, sideways, all the ugly parts. Uncovered. Out in the open. Ugh. And there it is... *Sigh* Ok, so that's done, now what? I had to measure myself with the (tiny in my opinion) tape measure they included. Seems like it could have been a little bit longer... geez. We get it, I'm fat. I still need to know how fat. Ok, so that's done, now what? I have to put all those embarassing and revealing bits of information on the internet! Of course!!! What else would I do with all that private stuff but post it for the entire frickin' world to see?! So, I did it. I really did. I did mark my profile for "buddies" only because well, this is 2011 and there are some nuts out there, but for those who will befriend me on this journey all my yuck is out there for you to see. And, also I'll just go ahead and apologize that you have to see it! LOL! Anyway, I'm half way through day one. I've followed the workout and dietary plan with a minor change to my morning snack since I haven't been to the store for fresh fruit.

     Keep your body healthy. It's a command. I never knew it, but it's in there. In black and white. In the Old Testament. Wow. I didn't realize I was disobeying God by being unhealthy. So, I'm doing what I feel I need to do to correct that.

     And for those of you who are DYING to see my before pictures... well, you're just going to have to wait until I don't look anything like that. When I'm closer to my goal I'll do a reveal. Until then, um, well, I have to see some of you folks and look you in the eye at PDO and Target and stuff, so I'm just gonna wait on that. :)

     In the meantime, I'll keep you posted on my progress, journey, and all that stuff. If you'd like more information about this program or you'd like to join and you need a buddy, just click here. This isn't an affiliate link. I'm not being paid to advertise this program nor will I gain any benefit if you join. I'm just sharing my personal story and inviting you along. :)



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