I am hurting right now! My legs are tired! My feet hurt! But I know it is well worth it. Here is what I did today:
6:00 am Hardcore
7:00 am Breakfast (peach muffin, fruit)
8:00 am Hike
11:15 am Yoga Stretch
12:45 pm Lunch (tomato soup, and some grain thingy, like a lettuce wrap)
1:00 Calorie Challenge
1:30 Cooking Demo
2:30 Cardio Intervals
3:30 Total Toning
5:45 Dinner (shepherd's pie...trust me, unlike any shepherds pie you have ever had)
6:15 Spending your calories wisely
Because it is my first week, I have lectures. Starting next week, some of those lectures will be replaced with workout classes.
Again, I did things today that I never dreamed in a million years I would be capable of. They do not give you breaks. You go NON stop. I hiked over 6 miles today....uphill, uneven terrain....on rocks....and made it. The trainers are so encouraging...willing to chat with you anytime.
As i was hiking today, I was thinking about how I have done so much more than I ever dreamed I could. I never thought I could hike uphill as high or as long as I did. I never thought I would be able to bike for 45 minutes straight without stopping. It was painful...it hurt...but I just kept thinking of the end result. What would happen if we treated our spiritual lives the same way? What if we all let God "get in" our lives...take complete control and use us....what if we all actually used the gifts God gave us...what if we let God push us out of our comfort zone for something great? Sure, it may be awkward to share Christ with that person at school or work....but again, look at the end result. Just think about it.
Below are a few hiking pics from today. I will try to do better about taking pics at the ridge...
Me hiking....um yes, I was EXHAUSTED!!!