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My Best 30 Ever

7 Oct

Last year my church, PromiseLand-San Marcos, did something called My Best 30 Ever (MB30E). It’s a 30 day plan to bring out the best Spiritual and Physical disciplines. It was great when I did it last year and I’m thinking about starting it again, starting this Sunday, October 10 and ending on Monday, November 8. Anybody want to do this with me? It would be great to have some encouragement for the days when I don’t feel like following through with the goals I set.

During MB30E there are two sections, spiritual and physical, that I am setting goals for. I’m going to break down everything I plan on doing below.

SPIRITUAL: Our relationship with God is the most important relationship of our life. We should spend time developing this relationship. There are many facets of personal devotion that are essential to a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. However, I will focus on 3 key ingredients: Prayer, scripture reading and fasting.

–         My prayer goal: 30 minutes per day (at least). I will pray consistently every day when I wake up and am getting ready for the day.

–         I will most likely pray for friends and family, that God’s will be done and for blessings in their lives. That God’s will be done in me and my husband’s life. That I would be open to hear God and break out of my comfort zone and away from the things of this world.

–         My reading goal: 30 minutes per day. I will read 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at night.

–         My fasting goal: I am planning on multiple one day fasts. For instance every Sunday I will fast from all foods until dinner. During MB30E I will only allow myself sweets one time a week and no fast food or sodas.

PHYSICAL: I Corinthians 6:19 What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. (KJV)

We are unable to accomplish all that God has intended for us as long as we are physically destroying our bodies with our diet and lack of exercise.

–         My diet goals: Drink more water every day. You are supposed to drink half of your body weight in ounces per day.

–         I feel like I eat pretty healthy. I’d like to be able to try some new things and recipes…which will come in 8 days once Bobby’s fight is over and he’s not cutting weight anymore. He’s been sticking to the paleo diet. Which is great, but I love having breads and granola and sweets too much. I also definitely miss black beans and couscous and pancakes and waffles… I think you get the picture. Paleo just isn’t for me, but eating healthy definitely is!

–         Exercise: I’ve been doing C25K… I just want to keep up with that every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On the off days I’d like to get some weights in or Pilates. I’m not trying to lose weight, I just want to stay toned and healthy!

So, what do you say? Are you with me?

Be Blessed, Adri

 

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Two goals on the check list…

6 Oct

I started C25K Monday. I loved it. If you haven’t heard, Couch to 5k is a running program to get you running a 5k in 9 weeks. I downloaded these great podcasts by Robert Ullrey that keep you on track in the running/walking intervals set up by the guy who invented the program at Cool Running.

Once I’m done with C25K I will have accomplished one of my goals! I am planning on signing up for Warrior Dash to make it official! Per the website: Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes. This running series is held on some of the nation’s most demanding and unique terrain. Participants will conquer extreme obstacles and celebrate their feat with music, beer, warrior helmets and muddy shorts. Since I don’t drink, I guess someone else can have my free beer ticket, but the warrior helmet, shirt and medal sound pretty cool to me! The next Warrior Dash that is close by is in Austin on November 20 & 21, now all we need to do is come up for the entrance money and stay in shape until then!

Now, on another note, Bobby is starting his culinary arts classes in January! I’m so proud of him. He wants to open a restaurant with a Mexican American bakery and great sandwiches and food… but that’s something for a different post.