Toothless Wonder

If you need a smile, check out this video.   Thank you MOM!!!

 

We will tell the next generation
       the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD,
       his power, and the wonders he has done.  Psalm 78:4

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Something Special 2

I told you before that it would take something special to get me to miss exercising with my favorite people on Tuesday and Thursday. AND not by any means is she number 2, but how could you say no to this face?

She's breaking out!

She

Heads up all you crosspointfitters, you’re going to get the girls teaching tonight:) Don’t worry, you are in good hands. Jeff couldn’t stand missing Lauren score her first (notice I said first and not only) goal last week. He wanted to take her to practice tonight.

I would LOVE to know what is something special to you.

Bike Sights 2

Well, at least I have it behind me….my first fall. If you have ever ridden a bike with the clips that attach to the pedals, (Rick) you will understand my dilemma. Never should you unclip your left foot and lean to the right. So, sorry, there are really no beautiful bike sights this time because you don’t see many from the ditch! But check out our original Bike Sights post if you like pretty scenery.

Rats!

Rats!

No, I was not texting at the time.

No, I was not texting at the time.

All in all it was still a lovely day.

Happy Birthday!!

It is hard to believe anybody that wears shoes like these could be 40-something! But she is!! Be sure and stop by her blog and show her you can’t believe it either!!

I’ve Been Purging!

No, not in that way….but this is supposed to be a fitness type blog. Just humor me.

This fall, both of my children stepped into a new phase of life. My 5 year old daughter started kindergarten, and my 18 year old son moved into his college dorm. For weeks now I have been in this weird waiting mode…waiting to go get in the car rider line, waiting for the weeked when Andrew comes home. Waiting and not really doing anything. I can’t seem to get too involved in something. I have to get ready to get in the car rider line.

But something has finally snapped in me, and for whatever reason, maybe because we started a new series at church called “Baggage”, I thought it would be a good idea to start cleaning out all our closets! It was overwhelming at first, but I admit, once I got into it, it really was liberating! Of course, I started with my son’s closet. He will freak when he comes home. 🙂 Lauren is so excited now that her closet is a new place for hide and seek.

Jeff is a nervous man as he treasures so many things that I would LOVE to purge. Pray for him. Don’t worry, I will respect his request to not mess with his stuff.

So what are you hanging onto that probably needs purging?

“Can I Get a Witness Up In Here?!”

There is so much encouragement in hearing from other people who have figured out ways to improve on their health; whether it be quitting smoking, losing weight, adding exercise into their lives, etc. We thought you all might enjoy hearing from real live people and their success stories.

Mike Quin is a technical support manager for Black Box Network Services (free plug), and one of our dearest friends. He is one of those people that as soon as you meet him, you just can’t help but love him. In his own words, here is his story:

“Well, I was weighing in at 270lbs. I was having heart palpitations and snoring so bad that I wasn’t getting a good night’s sleep. I went to the doctor for the palpitations and was soon sent to a cardiovascular surgeon for test. I was sure expecting blockage and open heart surgery. Instead, I was told, that my type of palpitations were normal and I had no real heart damage at all. I explained to the doctor that I really hated the palpitations because they make me feel bad; he offered two remedies. One was a medication that causes liver failure and the second was diet and exercise. So, I started out walking and eliminating the whites (bread, rice, potatoes, etc.). It took a couple of months walking, slowly increasing my distance to where I am now. I am running 3 miles a day and I’ve lost 45 lbs. I’m still working on it and have a ways to go but its working. I’ve reached plateaus along the way and got disappointed few times. So I’d take a day or two off then get back at it and that seems to work. I am taking your advice and working on other parts of my body during those days off from running, I’ll let you know how that’s going after a few weeks. The palpitations have disappeared, I’m sleeping a whole lot better, and I feel refreshed. When people say they feel better, they’re right. I feel lighter and more energetic than I have in a long long time.”

You go, Mike! We are so proud of you! Thank you for encouraging all of us.

I know there are more of you out there, and we would love to hear your stories. Give us a comment or email us so others can share the love!

Something Special

It would take something pretty special to keep me from exercising with my favorite people.

Yesterday, we spent the day moving our first-born into his new dorm room at Union University in Jackson, TN. Amidst all of the emotions that I have as his Mama, an overwhelming peace and assurance that Andrew is where God has brought him, reigns in my heart. Yes, I am still going to cry and miss him tremendously, but with such hope in all that God has for him. Today, I’m so grateful for our faithful and loving God.

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6