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Friday, January 15, 2010

Yesterday I was looking at some pictures of myself and became very unhappy about the way I look right now. Since losing 100 lb. I have gained back 30-35 lb. and it shows. I became very discontent with who I am. Then, I even looked at some of my thinnest pictures and thought that wasn't even good enough. So, although I'm working on losing the weight and doing P90X to become more fit and in shape I became very dissatisfied with myself.

Part of my new program is to become more fit spiritually and I'm working on spending more time with God in reading and in prayer. It's somewhat of a halfhearted effort and I still feel like I'm squeeing God into my schedule. But, I have to start somewhere. With that all said I want to share just how much God cares about us. I picked up one of two daily devotion books I read and today's devotion from Daily Steps for God Chicks just blew me away. This is just part of it but it is a quote from the book.
"There is only one you. You are an of a kind...unique creation of God Himself. No one else can do what He has called you to do. I wonder if we aren't slapping Him in the face when we desire to be anyone other than ourselves. You are giving your best when you are being YOU-not what you THINK people want you to be-but who you really ARE. You have got to get good at looking in the mirror and liking the girl you see. You are wonderfully made...never forget that! When God made you, he threw out the mold. He does not make mistakes. You are one of a kind, precious and priceless. Your worth is beyond compare. So head on over to the mirror right now, look at your wonderfully unique face, and say wow...thank You God, for making me just the way You did!! And if you are really feeling brave (or even if you're not) give yourself a little whistle...go ahead."

When I read this, tears came to my eyes and I was so grateful that God cares enough about me and how I feel that He used this book to tell me just what I needed to hear. This is just another example to me of how when I open the door for God to speak to me, HE DOES.

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FREELADY 1/21/2010 6:59PM

    Cheering for you on the working in Bible time and prayer! The discipline is so valuable, and day by day it does transform us. I appreciate your passing on the paragraph about getting "good at looking in the mirror and liking the girl you see."

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W8WHITTILER 1/15/2010 10:12AM

    What a wonderful eye opener, and it can hit home in some areas..
Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece.

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SWAL0701 1/15/2010 9:22AM

    Thank you for sharing your blog. We all do this to ourselves. I'm really bad at this and alwasy look at my flaws. It's something I'm trying to overcome and I do not want it passed on to my beautiful daughters.

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MSQUARED15 1/15/2010 9:14AM

  That is awesome! I, too, have made the commitment to become spiritually fit as well as physically fit this year. So, during the week I get up early, walk on my treadmill, do some toning exercises (2-3x/w) then shower and get ready for work. Then, before I check email or facebook or anything else, I do my devotional (I use the Upper Room), my daily Bible reading, and pray. It has been amazing to me how God has spoken to me through these times. He has put certain scriptures in my heart to reflect on and commit to my heart. "My ways are higher than yours" Isaiah 55:9, "Be strong and courageous" Joshua 1:9, "the Lord says, "See, I am doing a new thing" Isaiah 43:19. I'm not sure exactly what God has in mind for me this year, but I am trying to be more open to His word and His will and so far it has blessed me beyond compare. Good luck and God Bless

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P90X W1 D4

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Every day I'm feeling strong and feel really committed to P90X (or need to be committed:) and I have much to do today. I HAVE to be organized now or it won't get done. Also, I was very convicted about spending so much time on this and so little time set aside for GOD. My devotion time is a pidly amount so that HAS to change if I want to continue. I'm looking for more ways to just keep God first and foremost in my life. After all, when my day comes to stand before Him He's not going to ask me how I did with P90X. He's going to ask me What did you do for my Son? Also, by putting God first I can call on Him to help me with P90X. I'm also getting more organized in my cleaning. So P90X is helping me in many many other ways. I"m weighing daily and keeping a record on my calendar but plan to also log my food into the Sparkpeople nutrtion tracker daily and log my calories and macros so I can get a handle on my weight. Right now I keep fluctuating 3 lb. up and down. It may be the exercise but I have a feeling that it may be mindless grazing and although the food is on plan it is just too much food. So, once a week I will update my stats. So far today I've had a short devotion time, planned out my meals for the day and logged them into the nutrition tracker. If I eat ANYTHING off the list I will update my nutrtion tracker. Feeling gooood and am off to clean before I lose my momentum.


Exercise daily. Walk with God.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

OK, it's not my own saying but I saw it on a church billboard yesterday. It was like God himself was speaking to me. I am taking on a huge challenge physically with P90X and I'm devoting a LOT of time to it every day. My hearts desire is to start my day with prayer and devotion time. I have finally started doing that but always seem to squeeze it in. My meager 10 or 15 minutes in the morning is nothing compared to what I'm devoting to P90X. So, my goal is to get up a little earlier to start my day with a more relaxed, devoted devotion time. Also this morning as I was turning on the tv to watch my P90X DVD, Joyce Meyers was just going off the air so she must be on at 7am. I plan to have my devotion time before then and then watch Joyce Meyers. That's a start.

When my day is hemmed with prayer, it is less likely to come unraveled (also not my saying).

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CRESSY237 1/15/2010 4:18PM

    You are definitely an inspiration. I am planning on devoting more time to prayer and living healthier also in 2010. emoticon

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JANISLI 1/14/2010 9:33AM

    Way to go, Mazzalin. You are an inspiration. I will turn 57 this year and I have yet to tackle P90X This year though.
After Slim Series, and Power90.
Janisli emoticon

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DONNABGOOD62 1/13/2010 3:18PM

    Some things need to be repeated. Who cares who said it first.

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P 90X W1 D3

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I am feeling stronger every day. Today was Shoulders & Arms and Ab Ripper X. I also taught a Silver Sneakers class and did a 40 min. Spinning practice with another instrudctor. My eating is good and I'm feeling really great. My triceps are talking to me right now though and I don't think they are saying nice things emoticon


P90X Week 1 Day 2

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm on W1 D2 of P90X. Yesterday I did the core synergistics and I taught a Spinning class and took a Bodyflow class. On today's schedule was cardioX. I had a really busy day at work and I got home at 6pm, asked Roger if he would stop and get dinner for himself on the way home because I would be exercising right after work. So here I am so proud to stay motivated enough to do the workout at home and complete it even if I looked like a dork doing it. Anyway, as I'm doing the DVD Tony says if you are on the lean program this is your SECOND workout of the day. I know that cardio is on Mon. Tues. and Sat. but is that IN ADDITION to doing cardio X? I guess it is in addition to the program of the day. I talked to my friend Julia who is doing this with me and she reminded me that this program is called EXTREME for that reason and if we want extreme results we are going to have to put forth extreme effort. I'm not throwing in the towel, oh no. My next birthday is monumental and I have 8 months to "bring it" so I can be Sixty and Sexy.

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JANISLI 1/13/2010 11:58AM

    You go girl, you can do it.

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