Monday, January 2, 2017


I truly hope your Christmas was amazingly blessed and your time with family and friends created lasting memories. We had a terrific Christmas and are excited for 2017!

Has the food been to die for? Mine was. 
Was the sugar addicting? I embarrassed myself more than once.
Did you break a sweat much? Me either.

Ahem.  Soooo...I have purposefully taken significant time off from exercise.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 
Sometimes we need to listen to this. The 'ol bod and mind just need a break! Creaky joints, busy schedules, pulled muscles, stress of daily life, odd aches and pains, and mostly, time to be still with God; it's amazing what will reset when you rest.  I did enjoy walks with the Lord and my hubs regularly, but with that said....

Those breaks are usually best when brief, and it feels good to refocus and get back into an intentional pattern. I'm heading to Costco today as my Fitbit croaked over the break ~ can't say it hurt my feelings too much. Side note: I found it a bit refreshing to be "off" my tracker for a while. While you know I strongly encourage the use of devices, if you're at all like me, it can sometimes sneak over the line into obsessive/strict/guilt-ridden behaviors. Like anything, breaks are healthy and offer the ability to tap back into how we FEEL vs. what is REPORTED. Okay, off my psych box. I will now slap that bad boy tracker-buddy on my wrist with a happy heart and ready mind.

We begin classes again on Wednesday the 4th at 5:15 and 10:00. Helpful hint - DO NOT CONTINUE TO SIT UNTIL THEN. Get up and move for the next four days. Even intense workouts. What are you saving it for?? Let's not all collapse after Wednesdays class, eh? So, wake up your heart and legs and go workout. It will be less traumatic next week. 

The schedule for January is attached. Remember that Saturdays are on hiatus for a couple of months. However, don't be surprised if a periodic Step class appears. The two we did before the break reminded me of how fun (hard) they are. 

**Just a reminder about weather since there's currently simply gorgeous snow on the ground. If PSD is closed or delayed, we will not hold classes. If it has not been called by the 5:15 class, please check your email before you come in.**

Lastly, if you participated in the gift presented to me before Christmas, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rico and I will very much enjoy a night away and a nice dinner {after basketball}! The thoughtfulness touched both of us so much and the generosity was humbling. You spoiled us and we can't wait to go!!!

I wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Looking forward to being blessed again by the relationships and work of God's hands that surround this fit little ministry-family of ours.

Many Blessings!