Today's workout was upper body and you can check out the full set of moves over here on Facebook.
Speaking of devotions, this morning's came from 1 Peter 5: I may not be an elder, but I am a mother, who can also watch over my children willingly and not grudgingly. I am to lead by a good example, while remembering to stand strong in my faith and know before, during, and after a trial, God will restore, support and strengthen me (and YOU). This strength can be mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or physically, and ties in to what I need to say next....
I have a confession. I did not get my upper body workout in yesterday. The day went something like this... Get up, later than I had planned. Talk with my husband. Go pick up my daughter from her sleepover, bring another one home with me (glad to have friends over :) ). Back to the grocery for ingredients to make the dessert (oh the tricky spelling of words!) the girls have had their eyes on the entire week prior, along with a few other things. Update the blog, help a friend out, make dessert, make chili, hang out with the girls and then chill. I chose to spend the day the way I did. PLUS - I have been so sore from lifting on Thursday, I am not sure I would have been able to do any good any way (seriously, having a hard time not falling down the stairs because my legs are so TIGHT).
My point is, I could have worked that workout in at all costs yesterday. But I decided it was worth more to spend quality time with my children and be there for others. That is balance. Situations like this also help me to see working out in the morning on the weekends is really the best thing, for ME. I can do it before the day gets started, not take any time from my family, and if surprises arise - like having a friend over unplanned, I already have it done for the day. I am convinced a child will grow to despise ANYTHING that consumes your attention. Regardless of how “good” it may be. Do not be consumed by “doing” or hobbies or other activities keeping you disconnected from those that matter most.
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