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This morning Wade and I became official members at Gateway Church.  It took a 4 hour “Catch the Vision” class, but we did it!  Honestly, I officially lost all concentration capabilities at 3 hours and 30 minutes, but it was an excellent little seminar.

One of the things we discussed is that actions speak louder than words.  It’s such a cliche’, but as with all cliches, it so true.  That’s something that really spoke to me today and I’m just so happy that I got to spend my Saturday morning doing something positive and productive with the one I love.  I really can’t think of a better beginning to the weekend.

When we got home from church, I took a nap and then read a little bit of school.  I don’t officially start back until next Friday, but I’m trying to get ahead since I’ll be in Nashville for that whole first week.  I’m a little nervous about how I’m going to manage 4 classes, the Graf Fitness Challenge, meeting and socializing with all of my colleagues and learning about the 30,000+ products that the company sells.  I know it’s one of those things that will work itself out, but I can’t help but be a little anxious about it.

Speaking of the GFC, I have done a great job this week.  I exercised 6 out of 7 days (my goal was to do at least 5 days), I’ve lost 4 lbs. (my goal was 2 for the week) and even though I’m a little under the weather, I feel pretty great overall.  I didn’t work out last night because I felt so cruddy (I wanted to say “crummy” but I didn’t know if it is spelled “crummy” or “crumby”).  I was dreading doing my cardio today, but I woke up from my nap with a burst of energy and decided that I needed cheesy potatoes for dinner.

I bet you thought my burst of energy would lead directly to working out.  You’re wrong.  I started getting all my ingredients together.  I got the hashbrowns out of the freezer to thaw, the onion, cream of mushroom and cheese soup from  the pantry and the sour cream from the fridge.  We had the potatoe chips, but there was one thing missing…butter.  I really didn’t want to get into the car and I knew I should probably get my exercise in, so I decided to walk to the grocery store.  There and back is 4 miles.  I took me one hour and 5 minutes.  As I was walking, I realized how ironic it was that I was walking (doing something healthy) to get butter (an historically unhealthy item for my unbelievably unhealthy cheesy potatoes).

Thank goodness the GFC is only focusing on cardio.  I’m going to work on that for a good month before I decide to go and change my eating habits.  I mean, I did go back to vegetarian on Monday, but let’s be honest, “vegetarian” and “healthy” are not synonymous.  I’ve eaten more cheese in the past week than most people eat in a month; nachos, cheese and broccoli soup, baked potatoe with cheese, etc.

Okay, I’m off to enjoy the evening and, of course, my cheesy potatoes with Wade.


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