Although my "official" start date on the Body For Life program is this coming Monday, I'm already working out and getting adjusted to the diet. The hardest thing about dieting to get fit is the fact that you need to feed yourself six small meals a day instead of the usual 2-3 huge meals. It definitely takes some getting used to, but you can really feel your energy levels surging throughout the day while doing it. Liz and I hit the gym for some cardio last night, and I spent some time doing a few bicep routines just to work some kinks out, but the REAL test starts tonight when I hit my upper body routine. I'll probably post before and after pictures once the 12-week span is complete, just so you folks can see what it's all about.
If you haven't heard of Body For Life, well, I'd recommend going down to the bookstore and grabbing it TONIGHT if possible. It'll change your life, not only phsyically but from a mental aspect as well.
Ariel made a great suggest in a comment thread earlier. She says I should create an Amazon wishlist, then become an Amazon associate so that whenever someone buys me a present I get a kickback from the profits. Sounds quite shady, yet I'm sure it's perfectly legal. Of course, in order for this to work, people would actually have to buy you stuff.
I've got this nice little blogroll on the right hand side with links to various people, but my poor like "links to me" section under blogrolling.com still reads 0. Come on, people -- send me the love.
I'm thinking about becoming an Amazon Associate. I don't really know why -- it's not like any of you would EVER take the time to buy something just to get me a kickback from the profits. :-) I may go the tried-and-true route of making an Amazon Wishlist so you people can buy me stuff if you feel so inclined.
I should point out here that if you're like me and you enjoy writing about your mundane life, then you should go to EasyJournal.com and get your own. It seems really nice.
Yesterday was pretty surreal. It was a rough day in the office, as you can tell by my cryptic comments here in the blog. Last night got significantly better, though, and by the end of the night it became a day I will forever remember.
Aren't people that are involved in full-time ministry supposed to be different than the rest of the world? Isn't there a measure of grace that comes with being in a relationship with Christ?
Unfortunately, this article is true. Most of you have probably already read everything about it, since it's already been run in just about every major newspaper throughout the entire world. I was going to comment on it this past Friday, but declined to do it since I'd already posted a few links and didn't want to over-do anything.
I'm not the healthiest person in the world (though that is fast changing since my employment at Commandos), but even *I* can recognize that eating fast food is not good for you. You don't eat fast food for the nutritional value or health benefits -- you eat fast food because it's FAST and in most cases, cheap. Fast food in itself is a stable of American culture because we are all lazy and driving through some place like McDonalds enables us to get food and drinks without ever lifting our fat rears out of the comfort of the driver's seat.
This is just ridiculous, and if this group of lazy people actually WIN the lawsuit (and it's America, they probably will), I will probably come back on here and write an extended entry about the subject.
Is that not the greatest thing you have ever seen?
I had an absolutely great weekend. Friday night, I spent time with Liz and ab. We ran some errands, watched a ski trip video from four years ago, and then ended up swimming and watching Beauty And The Beast to close out the night. Saturday was spent fishing, and wouldn't you know it -- I actually caught fish! I have never caught a fish by myself in my entire life, and so I was doubly proud when I reeled in a nice 10" perch out of the stocked pond by my house. I ended up taking a liking to the whole fishing thing, and caught four more before the day was through. Yesterday and last night was spent over at Liz's house. We ate a great dinner, ate some of Ab's amazing strawberry cake, and then watched "The Shining." Now, I've never seen that movie before, and it freaked me out. I still don't quite understand what was going on there, but I probably shouldn't dwell on it since it's not exactly something I want filling my head.
It was an amazing weekend.