Sunday, April 7, 2013

an epic journey

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret:

I do not enjoy working out.  

It's the truth.
I do not find enjoyment in busting my butt, sweat pouring down my face, or sore muscles.
I do not choose to go for a run "to clear my head".
The rush of endorphins does not make me feel like I can take on the world. 
{Though when I do kick boxing, I pretend I'm beating down the devil & that feels pretty good}

Working out, for me, is something I have to do.
I am not one of those people who can eat whatever they want & still wear the same size they did in high school. 
Or 6 weeks after having a baby cause people's jaws to drop. 
Nope, I'm the girl who 19 months after having a baby has to explain, that no in fact, I am not pregnant again. 
Just can't seem to lose this baby weight. 

So, when my husband came home & told me that he had pitched an idea of doing Cross Fit for a year in return for a column in the paper & I said, "What about me?", you can imagine the jaw-dropping that happened over here!

You see, he thought it would be cool for readers to follow an average guy (who also does not like working out) take on a year-long commitment to getting healthy & changing his lifestyle.....via only the most grueling workout regimen I've seen/heard of.
He would write about his daily struggles, his victories, & the transformation that will occur to inspire others toward a healthier lifestyle.  

Well, I couldn't have him getting all buff and leave me in flabland, now could I???

He decided that following a husband & wife team could be great to show how this could impact our relationship & our marriage, & he got the seal of approval.  

And so, the journey begins 9:00 am Monday morning.  
To say I am nervous is an understatement!
Hear are some things that we've been told by people who currently do Cross Fit:

"You will feel pain like you've never felt before."

"You might want to buy an industrial-sized bottle of ibuprofen."

"The first 2 weeks you will hate every second of it."

"You'll probably be sore for a few months."

"You will discover muscles you never knew you had."

So, while I'd love to keep you updated on this journey, please don't be surprised if you don't hear from me for a few weeks. 
It's probably because I can't move my arms to type. 

Honestly though, I'm super excited.
Not about finding those new muscles but about challenging myself to an entirely new level like I never have before. 
I'm excited about doing this with Mike because I know he will be my biggest supporter as I will be his. 
I do believe this will have a very positive impact on our relationship & I'm excited about that. 
And I think that God is going to use this experience to teach me, grow me, & stretch me (literally & figuratively!)

So here's to a journey to a new me, a new Mike & a new us!
{Pray for us??}


  1. You go GIRL! I love to work out since it has been ingrained in my life since before teen years, but I have seen many others transformed when they started an organized fitness program. He will give you energy and strength!!! Will be praying for you.

  2. I'll be praying for you! Let me know how it goes! The people I know who do Crossfit look amazing, and so will you!!

    1. Thanks, Holly! We are going to need it!


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