Monday, November 05, 2012
I went to the Health Tab on SP today and found this definition of abortion: "Abortion is the removal of pregnancy tissue, products of conception or the fetus and placenta (afterbirth) from the uterus."
"Pregnancy tissue...products of conception"? Otherwise known as a human being. Abortion is the termination of the life of a human being, 3,300 every day in the US alone. Oh that we would stop deceiving ourselves by using antiseptic language to excuse our sin. Grace abounds for all who confess their sins, and how I pray that we as a nation would confess our tragic sin and turn from our wicked ways.
Monday, November 05, 2012
My wife and I are going through some hard financial times. We'll be fine, the Lord is on our side and He'll provide for all of our needs, but for the moment the provision has been just what we need. The number one area where we can save money is food so we've been stretching our food as far as possible, which has actually been pretty fun. And as a fringe benefit, this has allowed my calorie intake to go down by 200-300 per day which is good for me right now. I haven't been able to exercise as much as I'd like because work has been so busy, so the reduction is a welcome one.
The main point? The Lord works all things together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28), and He is certainly working this temporary difficulty for my good!
Hope you all have a great day!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Gym season has begun, so I've completed a couple of full body workouts and it sure feels good to have a little Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in my abs and glutes. I've been completing high-rep, low-weight sets, so I'm not too sore, but a little is just right--let's me know I've worked out, encourages me to hit the gym again, and yet doesn't slow me down!
Not sure if I'm going to be able to be back in the gym tomorrow as my day's kind of off the hook, but we'll see. One way or the other, I'll get back there soon enough and work on the next round of DOMS!
Hope you have a great day!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Worked out at the gym today and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the last 30 minutes when I walked and ran five intervals of one minute at a 9:40 pace (6.2 mph). The plan for the next 10 weeks or so, as far as running goes, is to complete a 5K in less than 30 minutes.
So I'm using the CP25K program again to make this happen. But since I've just returned to jogging/running after a couple of months away from it (due to cycling season), I'm starting with two weeks of "Pre-CP25K" in which I (1) walk for 5 minutes, (2) complete five one-minute intervals @ 6.2 mph with four minutes of recovery in between. This is a breeze for me, but I've learned that it's good to give my body notice that we're going to run again, so I'm taking it slow!
Anyhoo, thanks for reading, hope you have a great evening!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Yes, I have a "gym season." My main fitness passion is cycling and during the months of May-July it so dominates my free time that I am unable to ride and go to the gym, not to mention that at a certain point we reach peak performance by focusing our efforts rather than diversifying them. The pinnacle of cycling season is always the last full week of July, for that is when The Ride Across Minnesota takes place. Now that that's behind me, and I've had a few weeks of active recovery, I'm ready to hit the gym!
Here's what I plan to do for the first six weeks or so:
1. 30-minute cardio warm-up on the elliptical machine or bike ride to the gym.
2. Full-body workout--32 different machines/exercises, low weight, high reps, one set for each exercise, very little recovery time in between sets. The idea here is to wake my entire body up to the fact that it's time to workout in the gym again, giving it plenty of time to prepare and adapt for the more rigorous workouts that will come later in the fall.
3. 30-minute walk/run. One of my goals for the fall, in preparation for my first marathon next June, is to complete a 5K in less than 30 minutes, so I'm going through the CP25K program again, this time focusing less on finishing a 5K without walking and more on finishing a 5K at a certain speed. After that, I'll work on finishing a 10K in less than 60 minutes.
The plan is to complete this workout three times per week, ideally on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and then to take mellow bike rides on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The ideal rarely becomes real in my life, but I have to have something to shoot for, right?!
Thanks so much for reading, hope you have a great day!
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