October 15, 2018

Monday CMU at the Morg

Monday CMU Workout at the Morg had a nice chilled, wet feeling in the air
Side Straddle Hops x 25 In Cadence
Merkins X 20 In Cadence
Mountain Climbers x 20 In Cadence
CMU Clean & Press- 20
CMU Swings- 20
Sumo Squats with CMU – 20 IC
CMU Curls – 20 IC
CMU Lunges – 20
Lying CMU Press – 25 IC
CMU Bent Over Rows – 20 IC
CMU Tricep extensions – 20 IC
Repeat X 3
Had to stop after 2 due to lightning
Count-Off & Name-O-Rama
Ramrod (VQ), Choker, Flobee, Sleep Number, Granola, Orange Julius, and Mr. Wonderful
Circle Of Trust – Continued at Donut Shop
Baby steps – Always take baby steps towards reaching a goal. Need to lose 40lbs? Don’t expect to drop it overnight. Take baby steps toward it. Say no to that dessert. Choose water at your meal instead of soda. Want to draw closer to god? Baby steps can help there, too.
Don’t fall into the deception of thinking you’re going to get everything right – you’re not! Just keep on keeping on! Do one thing in the right direction. Then another. Then another as if learning to walk again – when in truth, is exactly what we are doing.
Thinking of sin – Comedian Flip Wilson gained nationwide fame during the ‘70’s with his female character “Geraldine”.
Geraldine was prissy, sassy and known for giving in to a world of temptations.  She’d brag about her escapades and immediately explain her actions away by saying, “the devil made me do it!” It was funny stuff.  Of course, good humor has to ring true on some level and her winking at sin is something everyone understands.
There’s nothing new about loving sin, but the results of doing so have been painfully clear since the beginning of time.
The main reason we keep giving in rests more on our stubborn grip for self-rule than on the promised pleasures of the indulgence.  It’s about rejecting God’s values in preference to our own.  It’s about trusting ourselves to know best and distrusting God.  Next time you’re tempted, think of temptation as a rejection of God’s sovereignty and it may help diffuse some of it’s allure.  Like the dieter’s motto: A minute on the lips, forever on the hips, sin’s motto might well be; a death-embracing diss for a momentary bliss.
“The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again.” Korman’s Law
Stay Committed – Ephesians 5:28: “In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies.  For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.”
One of the characteristics of a materialistic mindset is discontentment with the “old” and a hunger for the “new.”
As a society becomes more materialistic, they exhibit the same casualness with discarding relationships – even the most sacred ones.
We discard things not on the basis of their quality or function or usefulness but solely on the basis that they are, well, “yesterday.”
It’s a mindset, a cancerous corruption of our convictions that blinds us to better judgement.  Completely uninterested in the long-term consequences, we “short-term” ourselves into a stream of quickly fading satisfactions.
We know the foolishness of believing “the grass is greener on the other side” until you jump the fence and see it’s actually more brown but yet we scrape ourselves trying to climb over that fence.  There is no perfect mate (I’m including you, by the way. And me!).  Be a radical.  Live to bless and honor your wife.  Regardless.
“Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly…both partners might be found more more suitable mates.” – J.R.R. Tolkien