Saturday, February 28, 2015

My Heroes... Adam Brown...

I'm in the midst of reading his biography Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm. A man with demons of his own, who accepted Christ, and trusted God to lead him. He stumbled and stumbled and stumbled again, and each time he got up and re-found his focus.

He, and the men like him, are driven in a way I don't understand and yet admire. The women who love them are incredible, and I wish I were more like them. I hope they know I appreciate their effort and sacrifice for the softies like me. I'm not fit to shine their shoes, but I'm grateful for their strength, determination, and courage. I pray for them every day.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Brain Dump...

I am Pro-Choice. Everyone has the right to choose. God knew we would make mistakes and would need a Savior, and Jesus volunteered. Jesus volunteered to die for every single person to ever live so we would have the right to choose.

I am Pro-Life. Life is precious, every single one. It's heartbreaking when people throw life away in suicide. I'm not judging them. It isn't my place. I don't know their story, but I wonder what they might have contributed if they'd hung on a little longer. Who might they have inspired? It's horrifying when one person murders another. It's sad when a person chooses to give up the battle to be better and allows himself/herself to settle for whatever comes their way. Not to choose is to choose. The ultimate in giving your power away.

I am NOT pro-abortion. Abortion is taking a life. Pretending it's anything else is dishonest.

When I choose to lie, even to only myself, I'm choosing to side with the adversary. There are no shades of gray in this. Choosing the truth is choosing God.

I know. It sounds pretty black and white. Sometimes, it is.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Week 192 of REAL...

*word* *word* *word* *word* *word*

I misstepped, again. I've sprained my ankle, once again, after finally working back up to 2 miles after spraining it last March. I can be a bit clumsy, and the ankle has been weak for as long as I can remember. Bah.

REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake

What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S:
RIght up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. So my SEAL puppy reps (SEALp) consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each. 

PT ~ Physical therapy using 2-lb and 1-lb weights, alternating days.
UB ~ Upper body exercises
I'm starting low, at 10, to restart my workouts, with no weights yet.

20: Walk to the end of the driveway. PT.

21: Walked around the Ren Faire. PT.

22: Rest.

23: Walk down two houses. PT.

24: Walk down two houses and 45 minutes of wandering around a grocery store. PT.

25: Walk down two housesPT.

26: I didn't walk the two houses, but I have several errands to run, which will include a great deal more walking than two houses. PT.

The first picture was taken in February 2012. The second picture was taken in June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me: