"Family ties are bound by love"

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Things we love~
  • Sundays
  • Time with family
  • Eating on the deck
  • Watching home videos

Food we love~
  • Ice cream
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Cafe Rio
  • Cold Cereal

Summer Plans
  • Trek (me and the girls)
  • Bear Lake (the whole fam)
  • Girls Camp (me and the girls)
  • Dance Camp (me and Kena)

Grateful for
  • Gospel
  • Friends
  • Eternal Families
  • Healthy bodies

Projects and to-do's
  • Garden
  • Organize storage
  • Clean out garage
  • Spring cleaning

Hopes and dreams
  • Mission
  • New patio furniture
  • Warm weather
  • Cancun... wishful thinking!

Monday, May 10, 2010

P90X & BOM90 ~Gaining strength

You may have noticed my challenge countdown on my sidebar. Well, this is what it was all about. I had heard about this home workout program, and was needing a change in my workout routine. Then one day TJ came home with the program (got it from a friend) and asked me if I wanted to do it with him. I was totally up for the challenge. It is a 90 day intense program, complete with diet and all. I wasn't interested in doing the diet portion, because I eat pretty good already, just wanted some tone and strength on my bod! So back in March... we began. The first workout, I thought I might die. I realized it was going to be tough, but I loved it! It was just what I needed. Since TJ challenged me to something, I decided to challenge him to something. I had heard you can also read the Book of Mormon in 90 days if you read 4 pages a day. He didn't commit, but I thought we could do them both together.
Well today ended the 90 days and so it is time to report! In the beginning, I became crazed~ and looked forward to both things each day. TJ and I started off working out together, but he didn't like mornings. So he was doing it at nights. He was not interested in reading with me, said he would on his own. (didn't happen) :( We both were fully committed to P90X for the first 6 weeks, then TJ got strep, two times in a row, and then he had to get his wisdom teeth out, so he stopped. And when I went to Cali with Kena, I missed a few days, and then the weeks that followed I missed a few days here and there, but stuck with it. I didn't loose any weight, but I feel stronger and my clothes fit better. And I feel proud I finished!!

Book of Mormon. I missed a few days reading, and it put me farther behind each time. So as of today, I am 45 pages short of finishing. :( I have loved reading it quickly because it is like a novel. I seem to understand time frames, and people a little better. But for personal, spiritual knowledge, slower is better for me, because that is when the pondering takes place. I feel stronger, and have gained a stronger testimony of that sacred book.

Both challenges have helped me in different ways, and I loved doing them so much that I plan to keep going.

Sorry Janet... I am not posting pictures of my before and after.... because they don't exist!