Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I'm Back...then I'm Gone

Today is a catch up day at work for me.
I also am making it a catch up day on the blog for me.

It's been a while, and I know I need to catch up on my writing.  The past two-three weeks has been crazy.  Sarah got healthy again, but then we had to make an emergency trip to Memphis, work is very busy right now and I feel like I am taking on the hours of our good friend who is an accountant.  Along with all of that I also have the "part time" job  with P90X-it's about 10 hours a week.  With all of that the blog has fallen lower and lower on the priority scale.  And coming up I will be headed to Guatemala City, Guatemala for 9 days on a mission trip with our college leaders.  I have no idea how or if I will be able to update you with everything that we will be doing there.  I will try though.

Measure Me Monday
I missed two Mondays now.  Last week we were driving to Memphis, TN to be with Sarah's family as they mourned the loss of Sarah's grandmother.  It was a great trip, and it had an added bonus of also meeting our new nephew Michael Cameron, or Baby Mikey for short.
For the workout it was great too.  I used a guest pass at the Germantown Athletic Club.  Nice facility with great work out equipment.  My diet was off-it is real hard for me when I travel-but kept up the exercise.  So, I did do the Measure Me Monday routine this past Monday and I had zero weight change but lost an inch and a half.  Nothing spectacular, but considering the week as a whole it is not surprising.  I have a new found motivation and will install it after my trip next week.  Looking forward to continuing the weight loss and lifestyle changes that have come from this P90X revolution.

Bro Time
My brother came into town this weekend while Sarah went down to be with her friends for a bridal shower weekend extravaganza.  I was really excited for Sarah, who hardly ever gets to see her friends or take time for herself.  She had a such a great time with some of her favorite people on the planet.
I loved having my brother in town.  It was fun for him to hang with the kids, and the kids loved having their Uncle Blake in town.  I did feel like an old man who is a fuddy duddy.  At night we just hung out at the house, but that comes with the territory I guess.  Hopefully I did not bore him too much and he will come back to see us soon.

Good to catch you up a bit and hopefully I will get this back into gear.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ben Rector

Hey All,

So today is a quick review of a new album I purchased recently.

Into the Morning by Ben Rector

I just wanted you to all know that I really enjoy this guy's music.  He leans towards a more poppy feel, and of course if I am honest that's the way I swing too.  Check it out on iTunes.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Measure Me Monday (M3)

Well, I am back.  Back to Blogging and back at living life with my, now, healthy wife!

In good Monday fashion I will update you on how I am measuring!

It's Measure Me Monday:
Inches lost this past week-2 inches
Total Inches Lost- 33 inches

Weight Lost this past week-5 lbs
Total weight Loss-29 lbs (remember I gained 2 lbs last week, so a net of 3 lbs lost on the total)

I will say it was more encouraging to see a weight loss instead of weight gain.  I will admit that I do not know where it came from though.  I feel this past week was up and down when it came to food.  But either way the results stand for themself.

God Bless and if you are thinking you want to start loosing weight-I would encourage you to take the dive and focus on living a healthier lifestyle.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

She Back Everyone! She is Back!

So tonight's post will be sweet, like my wife.  She is back from hell.  She just said, "I think I am back."  She goes back tomorrow for more blood work, but because she is feeling better we think her levels will be back to normal.  If not, that's a different story.  I think I will watch a bit of and then hit the sack.  Good Night and Thank You for Your Prayers.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Going to bed. Long day.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Blogging is tough

Here I am sitting in front of the computer trying to dig deep into my being for a topic that is interesting.  I am just wiped out and the thought of thinking is even tiring.
I had a great conversation the other day with a friend who just had their first child.  It was awesome to share how life is going, and where our faith is deeply intersecting with every aspect of our lives right now.  As a father, husband, son, employee, and friend I am finding my faith in Jesus Christ to be the best thing going.  I know that there are so many people who believe me to be naive and ignorant to the rest of our world's religions and to be hypocritical, but I am finding that as each day goes by where my weakness/tiredness/overwhelmingness grows and grows-Jesus gets bigger and bigger.  I am seeing Matthew 5 make sense.  It is not how I would have picked this journey or lesson to be revealed but it is how my God is leading me.
Check out the Sermon on the Mount and be reminded at how much a counter-culture faith in Jesus Christ truly is in our current day.  Sit and listen to the words and really open yourself up for examination.  I know that it will give you something to think about at least, and maybe change your life.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Measure Me Monday (M3)

So I have been away for a few days-please forgive.  I am planning on jumping back head-first into this commitment.  I will spend a few days next week pouring over a few ideas I have, but this week is a hold on tight and make it through kind of venture.
It is Monday and I will update you on my workout/health pursuit, but want to shine a little light on why I have been away.  I was in Dallas last week and though I could've just updated with short mobile blogs, I thought I would give you more insight later this week.  When I returned home I found my wife to still be sick.  She has really been battling this virus.  We are praying that it is just a virus.  The doctors have used scary words and have said there is potential for it to be really bad, but right now we pray it is just a virus.
It has really put her out of commission and I have been able to help out a little bit around the house and with the kids, but what we all know is that this does not work without Sarah.  She holds this family together and I have really not been myself because she can't be herself.
We are both just tired.  Plain and simple worn out.  Work is tough right now and with the home not any better we are just asking for a breather, or in P90X terms-a water break.
So please if you pray, pray for Sarah.  Pray that God would heal her body and give her peace and joy for what she is dealing with today.  Pray that I can love her well through this and that our kids can survive Daddy being in charge.
For my update: Measure Me Monday.
I have lost another 4 and a half inches (a total of 31inches!), but have gained 2 pounds (I have still lost 24 total lbs since Jan).  I am a bit confused.  I want nothing more than to write that I have lost more weight and inches, but it is not the case.  The guys I workout with think that this second half-we are now past the mid-way point-will really make a difference.
I did learn last week that finding time  and a place to workout while traveling is really tough.  I was reminded that I am so thankful for the two guys working out with me-I need them to push myself and to stay committed.
There it is.  Probably my weakest M3 but I have a deep resolve to work harder and push myself through the next 17-20 lbs and reach a weight I have not reached in almost 8 years.