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It's Just a Test: HOT Guy at The Gym

Sunday, May 15, 2011

After the church picnic today, I decided that I need to get my hiney to the gym and work off some of that good food I ate.

I put on my "gym hair" (don't laugh) and my workout clothes and got out the door. I was not in the mood for cardio so after about 10 minutes on the elliptical, I decided to just do an extended weights session. I got a great workout in, and was headed out the door at exactly closing time when this cute guy that I see pretty often turns around (I was walking behind him) and strikes up a conversation. I hope he couldn't read the 'are you really talking to ME?' expression on my face, but if he could it didn't stop him, he kept right on talking. He introduced himself and asked me about my regiment and commented on how often he sees me.

Call it low self-esteem, but he is not the kind of guy I expect to try and talk to me. He's over 6ft, very muscular, hazel eyes, and pretty attractive- at least conventionally attractive. I, on the other hand am not conventionally attractive- I'm short and chubby- definitely not the tall (or at least average height) leggy skinny girl I would picture this type of guy being attracted to. Having said that, we talked for awhile. The LA Fitness employees were long gone by the time we parted ways.

I'm writing about this, not because I'm excited about him, but because I'm proud of myself!! I am a natural loser detective. If a guy is a reasonably nice guy, with a steady job, decent looking, book dumb but street smart, and is a cheater- that's my guy! Always the same type for me. I'm done with that now, and even though I would REALLY like a boyfriend, I'm not dating any more losers- ever! So yeah, he was very attractive, but he did NOT have a relationship with Jesus- and that was the only strike necessary- I'm so proud that I've finally got it!

1)I did not feed into his conversation (in the sense of really telling him anything or flirting)
2)I did share the gospel with him
3)I did invite him to church
4)I did tell him I was not interested!!

Lesson learned and test passed. Now, if God would just bring me the real guy I'd be all good :)

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MOMAAGAINX2 5/16/2011 6:51AM

    Gym hair??? That is my all the time hair. Glad you can say no even when the guy is cute because of your beliefs.

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ERIKO1908 5/15/2011 11:12PM

    What a great story!! And sticking to your guns on what is required...awesome!! No need to waste time & energy when a "must" is missing!! (I think this would be a good exercise for me!!) You are a beautiful, vibrant woman whose Spark is obviously shining bright!! WTG on Day 7!!!

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LEXIEEE14 5/15/2011 10:19PM

    My gym hair is bed head! I am proud of you for making a list of requirements for a man and sticking to your guns. No need to waste your time on losers.

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ENDURETHERAIN 5/15/2011 9:01PM

    That is such an awesome story!!! All points of it!!
I'm proud of you!! And I think it's awesome that you have gym hair! :)

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Zumba Love

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I haven't blogged in a while and there is so much I want to write about! I'll keep it short though.

You know how experts on Sparkpeople always encourage us to "play" instead of just "working out"? I understood the logic, but never really thought I would find any physical activity that I actually could consider play- I couldn't fathom physical exertion being fun. Tolerable, maybe, but fun? NO! All that changed when I took Zumba a few weeks ago. I love it! As a disclaimer I must say that not all Zumba instructors are created equal. Some classes are better than others, but Kat at my LA Fitness is the BEST!! By the end of that class I'm soaked, I've burned at least 500 calories, and I'm sad that it's over. I really understand now how ENJOYING your exercise completely changes your life. I look forward to my classes now. Even when I'm tired, I'll still go, because it's FUN! It's a treat instead of torture. I encourage anyone who reads this to not give up. Keep trying things until you find something that YOU like/love to do.

I haven't made it to my goal yet, but if loving Zumba will help me with my consistency, I think I'm closer than I've ever been before.

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SUNSHINE667 5/12/2011 11:51PM

    You are soooo right... not all instructors are created equal, I just wrote that on your page, lol. I am soaked when I leave that class every time I go too. I am glad someone enjoys it as much as I do emoticon

Keep it up girl and shout to Kat at your gym and Cindy and Lyna at mine!!!!


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ANITA_NM 5/12/2011 11:06PM

    Glad to hear this - I'm doing a 2 hour zumba class on Sunday, and have been wondering what people thought of it.

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LAMSISGIRL 5/12/2011 11:02PM

  You go girl!!! Keep up the good work.I took my first Zumba class tonight.Yes, i had a great time.

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KIBAISREADY 5/12/2011 10:59PM

    I know what you mean... It's totally matters who the instructor is.... I so so love Zumba! It has helped me tremendously... Wishing you continue success! emoticon emoticon

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Goal Recap #1

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My goals last week were to:

Drink 8 glasses of water a day- I did terribly! I only got 6 on average :(

Eat at LEAST 4 servings of fruit/vegetables a day (I know that's not enough, but it's a start)- I exceeded this goal on my days :)

Get into the gym for cardio 5 times this week for at least 30 min.- I made it 3 times

Get AT LEAST 7 hours of sleep every night- I averaged about 6.5 most nights

Read my Bible every day- at least one scripture before I Spark for the day :)- I did this everyday!

Strength training 3 times this week-I did ST 2 days this week

Even though I didn't reach all of my goals, this is probably the best week I've had of diet and exercise since August of last year. I was in my calories range 6 of 7 days this week and that's huge for me.

This coming week I plan to set a bed time of 9:30. That means I'll be IN the bed, not heading to bed. This will help me not only meet my sleep goal, but if I wasn't so sleepy last Monday from my 6 hours of sleep, I probably would have made it to the gym. :) Also, I got a couple ladies from my church to join me for Latin Heat (a Zumba-ish class at LA Fitness). If I have people waiting on me, I'll be less likely to flake out and go home :) Anyway, that's the game plan.

This week I lost 1.8lbs, so now I'm 159.2! Every little bit counts. This week I plan to keep pushing and I will weigh myself on Friday or Saturday morning first thing. I hope everyone had a blessed Sunday and has a FABULOUS week :)

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SHAWNEDA 4/29/2011 11:27AM

    You're such an inspiration. You're doing great.

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SPAGIRLCH 4/18/2011 10:18PM

    great job! I've had a great week to! :)

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MSPROVERBS31 4/17/2011 6:48PM

    LOVE the blog, and you did GREAT this past week!

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BORNAGAINBRAT 4/17/2011 3:53PM

    You rocked it! Progress is good; right? emoticon emoticon

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Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ya never know what you're gonna get- Forrest Gump

Today I was having a pretty great day. I wasn't sleepy at work. I had a good breakfast, great snack, and a healthy, filling lunch with 644 calories left for dinner. To make it even better, I kept my commitment and went to the gym after work and did 45 minutes of cardio. I was on my way to Bible Study to complete my great day when I get an email saying that I wasn't selected for the job fair that I just KNEW I was a shoe-in for. I mean, we're not even talking about me getting a job here, we're just talking about a job fair.

To be honest, I'm so hurt. Just when I thought I might catch a break- NOPE. I just wrote a blog a couple days ago about how God is so faithful and even in my unemployment all of my needs have been provided for, but when stuff likes this happens it's hard to not wonder what God is doing in my life. This certainly isn't what I thought I was moving to Georgia for, but I just have to trust that "all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose."

It's days like this that I would feel deserving of some calorie bomb comfort food, but I had a 200 calorie pizza and some carrots, shed a few tears and went ahead to Bible Study. Now that I'm home and back on my computer, I'll be honest, there is a desire still for some comfort eating, but I will be victorious! Physically and spiritually. I won't overeat, and I won't have a pity party- not today at least. Today I choose to bless the Lord! No matter what, he's worthy of praise.

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BORNAGAINBRAT 4/21/2011 4:19PM

    You are so faithfilled he will lead you to prosperity! Amen!

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LIBRARYDIVA1 4/21/2011 2:04PM

    Roman's 8:28 is a special verse to me too. It's so hard for us to wrap our brains around our earthly circumstances sometimes! What I love most of all, is when we get through our current difficulty, look back and can see God's placement of our situation.
Thanks for being you emoticon you inspire me mentally, physically and spiritually.

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BALANCEDLIFE4ME 4/14/2011 5:03PM

    So proud of you for sticking to your original plan! Keep being patient. Being constant and faithful will pay off! emoticon emoticon

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BETTERTEE 4/14/2011 6:59AM

    OMG! I just went through the same thing. A job here in Atlanta called me and told me that I had not been chosen for the position and mind you I have been unemployed for almost a year. And of course I started to question God's purpose for me and yes I do cried (just longer - lol) It was one of my close friends here on Spark that made me stop and realize all things work together for those that love the Lord! I totally agree with her and feel much better now, but like you I had a tough moment there. Don't worry, the urges get a lost less frequent and your willpower will continue to grow along with your faith. And if you fall off the wagon realize that you are human and just get right back on. Happy Sparking and know that God will continue to watch over you and release your job situation at just that right time - his timing is Perfect! emoticon

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SHAWNEDA 4/13/2011 10:56PM

    Hey you are right there is a purpose in all of it. God knows, He cares, He's always there. Stay encouraged. I have some blog tips I'm going to post and share over the next few days. My ABC's to End Emotional Eating info. If you'd like I can send it to you. Stay encouraged. God bless.

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ANITA_NM 4/13/2011 10:09PM

    I'm proud of you for not giving in to emotional-binging. Good job!
That sucks that you aren't allowed to attend the job fair. Is there a way to call and get on the waiting list, if one of the attendees cancels?

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BCOLLIN4 4/13/2011 10:09PM

    God will help you get anything. And I'm sure that's why you got through not eating comfort food. And to every roadblock is always a new path to take.

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Spring Break Is OVER-Goal Time

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Back to work I go tomorrow. I've been out of work for so long that I'm really not dreading going back. I'm thankful for the work and looking for more of it. Hopefully a full time teaching position will come up soon- and when it does I will be praising God like you've never seen. He's so faithful! I've been out of work for almost a year but yet I haven't lacked anything; he's provided for me the entire time.

Anyway, enough of my praise report, the point of this blog is to lay out my plan for the week. I plan to:

emoticonDrink 8 glasses of water a day
emoticonEat at LEAST 4 servings of fruit/vegetables a day (I know that's not enough, but it's a start)
emoticonGet into the gym for cardio 5 times this week for at least 30 minutes
emoticonGet AT LEAST 7 hours of sleep every night
emoticonRead my Bible every day- at least one scripture before I Spark for the day :)
emoticonOH and strength training 3 times this week!

That should do it! I'll check back on Sunday. Make this week a great one friends!

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SHAWNEDA 4/10/2011 11:02PM

    Praise God! He is faithful. Your week looks great. emoticon

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ENDURETHERAIN 4/10/2011 9:28PM

    Those are great goals!!!
I praise God for all He's done for you, too!

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