II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Winning but not Losing...Ergh!

Most of you probably remember a while back when I posted a picture of a bunch of cool Adidas stuff that I had won from participating in a contest our health insurance company had. ($200 worth of stuff to be exact!) Well, I've won again! After the contest was over (and I didn't win the grand prize :o( they sent out a quick on-line survey for everyone to take on what they liked and disliked about the contest. Well, of course, I did mine seeing as how I LOVE surveys (I know..I'm an odd ball). Anyway, this morning when I woke up I had an e-mail telling me that since I filled out the survey, I was one of the 6 people chosen to recieve a $25 gift card to Sports Authority! Yippee!! For years, I have been begging for new work out clothes/shoes. Now I have so many, I have a hard time picking out what to wear in the mornings! Here's to serving a God who is not about having just-enough...but about blessing us more abundantly than we can think or imagine and who cares about even the smallest of our desires! Thank you Lord!

I have to say thanks to my friend Tori for reminding me that I bought this great new jump rope and then encouraged you all to do the same...and then I haven't used it again since that last post! ha ha

So, in honor of you Tori and the fact that you took my advice and went out and got a jump rope...I came home today from the gym...from having worked out vigorously for an hour and a half...and I jumped rope! I jumped for 5 straight minutes, then had to run inside and drop the Browns off at the Pool (ha ha) and then jumped another 5 straight minutes--10 total! What a work out! I'm telling you guys! Try it! You won't believe how hard 10 minutes of jumping rope is! I took a picture of myself right afterwards with 2 of my buddies (my jump rope and my ball). Sorry for the gross thigh....I wanted to crop it out...but then I'd have cut off half of the picture.

By the way, the reason I titled this "Winning but not Losing....Ergh!" is that I am not having any success with my attempts to lose weight by summer. I have upped my work outs from twice a week to 4 times a week and I am now using the high-step at the gym instead of the low-step and I've been watching my calorie in-take (but not strictly) and I still haven't lost a single pound. It's frustrating but I know all this extra work has to pay off somehow...even if not in pounds...then in inches. Still, if someone can tell me a way to get rid of this jiggly jello belly, I would love you forever!

And, one last little thing before I go...to my friend Logzie...Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for the WONDERFUL book you sent for me: The Confident Woman. I am only about a quarter of the way through it...but I can't believe how acurate you were about this book being for me. I feel as though someone has been spying on me and they wrote a book about what they've seen! It's almost unbelievable. If any of you don't have this book...you should really consider getting it. Especially if you think you and I are alike in any way---then I know this book will minister to you as it has and is to me! Thanks for letting God work through you Logzie on my behalf! Love you!


Logzie said...

So many things to say here...

Congratulations on your WIN!! Yes, God is SO more than enough!! Ephesians 3:20!!!

Your thigh is NOT gross!!! Seriously, it's not just one of those things you say to your girlfriend after she makes a comment like that...the TRUTH is that YOUR THIGH SIMPLY IS NOT GROSS. You have to trust me on this...you know I am straight up honest with you. :0)

I have really cut back on my pop drinking and I have noticed a difference just from doing that. Maybe look at your sugar intake. But I think you look fantastic right where you are at! That belly is just an award for bearing children...along with stretch marks...HA!

And last but not least, God totally told me to give that book to 3 different people and each and every person I did give it to says it has changed their life. God is SO good! I am glad you are enjoying the book!

Love you!!

KC said...

Yea Jen! Congrats on winning that gift card.

You look amazing in this picture! You actually have a bicep muscle showing! Your muscles are getting really defined. Yea!

You are doing everything right. Remember, muscle weighs more than fat, so you may be losing inches even though the scale isn't changing. So don't worry about what the scale says, go by how your clothes fit and how toned/muscular your body looks.

By the way, if you need any "healthy eating" ideas, or need to modify your diet, let me know. I will help you!

On the belly issue. Girl, that is the hardest part for me to get in shape to (due to having babies)....but I will send you an e-mail about how to help with that area.

Who is the author of this book? You know how much alike we are, so I guess I better read it. :)

Jenelle said...

Keep working, your body will respond in time. Your body can only handle change at a certain rate. You can also look at how many carbs you eat at a time. I can eat the same amount of carbs, but I have to spread it out throughout the day. Just an idea.

I'm one of the blessed recipients of Logziella's book. It truly has been a RADICAL mental shift for me. God has really reached out to me through the author's demonstration and application of Scripture and principles. Life changing

Amos said...

I think all this working out is just building muscle. And muscle weighs more than fat. So I don't think you need to be concerned. Plus you are doing great things for your heart, not to mention the benefits of the mind of working out. You look great Jen, I don't think there is any need for concern!

tori said...

hey you! thank you for all your lovely comments~ i missed you at church today, were you there? i don't think we have anyting going on the 5th of may, so let's plan something?

whatcha think????