More Advice from Snoopy

This week was a tough week.  Of course, things didn’t go as planned.  I was only able to get to the Y four times this week and couldn’t make it to a walk with my coach.  I also didn’t lose any weight this week.  Bummer.  On the positive side I had my 4 week assessment.  I lost two inches off my waist.  Yahoo!  I even made it to 24 minutes on the treadmill one afternoon.

The midpoint gathering was a very good thing.  I helps me to remember that I am not the only one with struggles.  It also gives me more things to pray about.  Praying for the so many struggles the members of RBL are going through.  Thankfulness for the blessings and support that I have.  I am not sure where I would be with out the support and prayers of friends.  I know I would have already given up if not for the support of my wife.

Please continue praying for improvement on my cardio exercise.  My goal this week is to make it 1 mile on the treadmill, I came close at 24 minutes, but not quite there, but as Snoopy says, “Be Determined”.  One small goal at at time.  This is only possible with your prayers, I cannot make this without them.  THANK YOU!

I will not let machines win

“If you’re sore you must be doing it right,” a quote from my wife.  She is probably right.  I am sore and I know the more I work the more it will be sore.  I don’t plan on giving up though there are days I just didn’t want to go, but I did.  I still  need to get my cardio up to where it needs to be.  This week I was able to hit my longest time on the treadmill to date, a whole 19 minutes.  Thank you for those who have prayed, it’s working.  Please keep praying.  The weight side is going well, in fact I think I need to increase some of the weight even though it keeps me sore.  Sore or not, I will not let the machines win.

Trying to take Snoopy’s Advice

Last week was a tough week.  I have to thank Brian for sticking with me while trying to finish the group walk.  I really have a long way to go.  I seem to be doing well with the ActivTrax, but the cardio is doing me in.  I keep hearing that all I need to do is finish the 5K.  At this point it doesn’t seem that I will be able to.  The group walk this Thursday was discouraging to me, I couldn’t do half of what I should have or maybe I should say wanted to.  I do have to say that my wife and Kiara have been encouraging.  That and the prayers of my Life Group from Summit are keeping me going.  If not for those I would be giving up.

If you read this, thank you.  I need your prayers and encouragement.  Pray that my heart and my lungs will allow me to do cardio that will be beneficial to my health.  Pray that I be encouraged by seeing some improvement in my cardio exercises.  Pray that I don’t just give up.

So with your prayers and encouragement I will look on this week with hope.  As Snoopy says, New Week… Bring it on!

Just not alone…

This has been a long week.  Four ActivTrax workouts and a walk on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.  Thank you Sarah and Charlotte for that.  I don’t think I could have made it if these two had not been supportive along the walk.  It seems I have a bit of a ways to go to be ready for the 5K.  However, with the people in my group and my family I know I can make the goals.  My older daughter came with me on Monday, Sarah and Charlotte on Tuesday, my wife on Wednesday, the group meeting and my wife on Thursday, and my youngest daughter on Friday.  I haven’t been alone.  Also, everyone on RBL’s Facebook and the blogs on here are supporting me.  You prayers will keep me going.  Thank you all!

If pain brings gain, I am gaining…

I finished my third workout and I am feeling it.  Good thing that ActivTrax alternates the workouts.  My legs finally started to feel better, now my arms ache.  I do have to say, the cardio is the hardest part for me.  My time is getting better, but not where I really want it to be.  My family coming along with me is really given me the strength and incentive to keep going.  There is that saying, “No pain, no gain.”  Well I must be gaining on my healthy new lifestyle.

Started Workouts

I just had my first workout set up by ActivTrax.  I know I will be sore tomorrow, but I plan the next workout tomorrow.  I wish I could say “I can’t wait.” but I could.  It is my attitude toward exercise that I need to really overcome.  I know the only way I will ever get results is if I get past that.  I also need to show a positive attitude.  Wearing the Rob’s Big Losers t-shirt I am like that light on a hill.  Not only to the exercise program, but the fact that the majority who see us will tie us into HIS Radio and know that we are Christians.  If I have a bad attitude it will not only reflect on HIS Radio and Rob’s Big Losers, it will reflect on Jesus.  I can’t let that happen.  Please pray that I don’t!


Here I go

Tomorrow will be my Y assessment.  I am nervous as all get out about it.  I am not an exercise person, but I am hoping that having a plan, a coach and a mentor will change that.  My lack of exercise has always been my downfall when it comes to weight loss.  So tomorrow will be the start of a journey that will be completely different for me.  Your praying me through this is a needful thing.