Monday, August 20, 2012

1/2 way there ?!?!

6 weeks, really already!?!?  I can't believe the time has moved by so quickly.  6 weeks ago I began a journey to transform my life and to begin learning all I can about being healthy: mind, body, and soul health. 
Today I was brought back to a quote by a very wise Kelly Rota-Autry, "It's not a procedure, it's a process".  I'm a Type A personality. I like to be in control, I like it all laid out in black and white, I have little room for gray in my life!! ......those of you who know me best are surely shocked by this revelation, I know weird, right!?!  Pick your jaws up off the floor and move on!
Today we were asked, "What has been your biggest breakthrough or insight thus far in your BTWG journey?"
1). It's NOT a procedure, it's a process.
2). It's hard to deny the truth, when it's all laid out in front you (you know that black and white I love so much)...there's no escaping that!
3). Take care of your body, and it will take care of you in amazing ways!

In the past week I've gotten 2 personal records in the gym.....

8/16/12 90# Overhead Squat (prior to this, the most I've ever done was 65#)
8.20/12 105# Split Jerk (prior heaviest was 75#)

Tangent: I remember when I first started at PR in August 2011 Chris saying to me that I would learn not to worry about the number on the scale going down but to focus more on the number on the barbell going up.
I thought he was just talking crazy talk!!

Did I make these 25 and 30# gains b/c I've been actually fueling my body with what it needs, and working to keep it injury free with mobility and yoga?  Hmmmm, the magic 8 ball says......strong possibility!!

I praise God for all these things, He is constantly amazing me with the wondrous works He performs in my life.   So many people have entered my life at just the perfect moment to lead me down a path to better myself!  And for that I am forever thankful!

~Don't you realize your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price.  So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

1 comment:

  1. All of that....everything you wrote....MUCH better than eating a store-bought donut, ain't it? heehee Good job you, Nicole! And yes, Chris is good at that "crazy talk"....thank God he is!