Saturday, October 31, 2009

Week One

Week one is complete and so far I have lost 1 inch around my waist, 1 inch around my hips, and 4 pounds. Only 56 more days to go :) I am loving the Insanity program!!

*Also, some dear friends of ours are starting Insanity on Monday so now I have even more accountability!

Happy Halloween: The first of 3 days in the next 56 that will test my eating willpower

Friday, October 30, 2009


Dear Guys Who Wear Skinny Jeans,

I automatically don't like you! I bet your mother urges you to wear bigger pants. Begs you even. Does the crotch of those pants bother you? The waistband is so tight that you walk weird and your crotch looks funny . Not that im looking. makes your shoes look weird. Since I have posted a post about you I will probably end up having sons someday who demand to only wear skinny jeans but I will deal with that later. You, on the other hand, need to find some different jeans.

Jenny C

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Not Worth It

For the last..well since the Marathon in February I have been eating things like this:

On Monday Kyle and I made a change. We started at 63 day journey back to our healthy, fit, selves using the "Insanity" program from Beachbody. (Google it). Today we completed our 3rd workout and I am feeling great. I am ashamed to say that prior to Monday I was weighing in at 21 pounds over what I weighed on our wedding day in March of 2007. We have made several attempts to "try" to get back in shape but never committed to our goals. With beachbody we were able to have a coach who checks in on us daily to ensure that we have completed our workouts, a calendar charting our success, and a nutritional guide that we will not stray from.

We will complete Insanity on December 27th and remain healthy and fit through the holidays. I am excited about our new adventure and plan on keeping you updated with our success. When I am finished with this 63 day program I will post before/after pictures but not until I have the results will you see where I started from (unless you want to see and keep me accountable during this which case email me at and I will send you my before pictures so you can encourage me)

Please pray for me..I haven't craved chips and salsa yet but I know that the next 60 days will hold plenty of moments of temptation. It's not worth eating those crappy things pictured above if you have to go to this much Insanity to fix it. It's just not worth it!

Cheer me on!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Don't Waste Your Life..

I pulled this book off the book shelf of my husband a few weeks ago for a nice little cozy something to read before sleep. I was W.R.O.N.G. Not only did this book awaken something so deep in me that it made me shudder but it did the complete opposite of what I had intended this book to do. It woke me up!!! Here is an excerpt:

"God's purpose for my life was that I have a passion for God's glory and that I have a passion for my joy in that glory, and that these two are one passion" (Piper 31)..."God created me-and you-to live with a single, all-embracing, all-transforming passion-namely, a passion to glorify God by enjoying and displaying his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. Enjoying and displaying are both crucial. If we try to display the excellence of God without joy in it, we will display a shell of hypocrisy and create scorn or legalism. But if we claim to enjoy his excellence and do not display it for others to see and admire, we deceive ourselves, because the mark of God enthralled joy is to overflow and expand by extending itself into the hearts of others. The wasted life is the life without a passion for the supremancy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples" (Piper 31).

1. Enjoying & 2. displaying
"his supreme excellence IN ALL spheres of life" I do that? Where do I fall short? Where do you fall short?

If that isnt all..I go to church on Sunday (praise the Lord) and this is what I hear:
Matthew 6: 25-34 says,"

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifea]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[a]?

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Our pastor challenged us to think on what we focus most of our attention on. What do we treasure? What dominates your time and attention? You see our treasure should be JESUS! but I fail at this every single day. From what Piper says I should actually be enjoying God and displaying His supreme excellence in All spheres of life. So here is my confession:

After reading Piper and hearing this sermon I was hit over the head with a 2X4 brought to attention that I treasure my parents divorce. I display it actually. I wallow. I abandon when things get hard (or too close). I push away and I actually quite frankly treasure the school debt that was left for me to pay when my parents divorced. It drives me. Motivates me. Entralls me with its chains. I work and strive and don't trust God with this treasure..or do I? After this realization I mourned the divorce of my parents (once more) and sat and soaked in the words of Hillsongs "The Stand" (don't worry I wont type the whole thing)

You stood before creation Eternity within Your hand You spoke the earth into motion My soul now to stand  You stood before my failure Carried the Cross for my shame My sin weighed upon Your shoulders My soul now to stand  So what can I say What can I do But offer this heart O God Completely to You  So I'll walk upon salvation Your Spirit alive in me This life to declare Your promise My soul now to stand
Do you get that?? He stood before creation for me and for you!!! I'm getting preachy but I must! So easy it is to go back to our old self. but Piper states a few chapters later that when Christ died on the cross for our sins we died on that cross with Him. Our old self is gone and the new is come! How much hope is there in that!! Why do we take steps backwards! We were bought with a price from the beginning of time and we should be enjoying and displaying that love for us every single day. So I say NO to wallowing to pushing away and to treasuring things that hinder me. Im striving to not waste my life and to enjoy every single moment. Even those that hurt. 

Monday, October 19, 2009

How Long Do You Want to Be Loved?

Dixie Chicks

They didn't have you where I come from
Never knew the best was yet to come
Life began when I saw your face
And I hear your laugh like
a serenade

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

I slip in bed when you're asleep
To hold you close and feel your breath on me
Tomorrow there'll be so much to do
So tonight I'll drift in a dream with you

How long do you want to b
e loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

As you wander through this troubled world
In search of all things
You can close your eyes when you're miles away
And hear my voice like a serenade

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is f
orever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up
Is forever e
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

Thursday, October 15, 2009



There's a road a winding road that never ends
Full of curves lessons learned at every bend
Goin's rough unlike the straight and narrow
It's for those who go against the grain
Have no fear dare to dream of a change live to march to the beat of a
different drummer
And it all might come together
And it all might unraveled
On the road less traveled

For the road less traveled ain't for the faint of heart
For those who choose to play it safe and never stray too far
Me I want to live my life and one day leave my mark
And it all might come together
And it all come unraveled
On the road less traveled

I've chosen a pathway I may not endure
One thing's for certain nothing for sure
And it all might come together
And it all might come unraveled
On the road less traveled

For the road less traveled ain't for the faint of heart
For those who choose to play it safe and never stray too far
Me I want to live my life and one day leave my mark
And it all might come together
And it all come unraveled
On the road less traveled

There's a road winding road that never ends
George Strait

Monday, October 12, 2009

More on Dedication

I am writing you all tonight to plead that you (right now as you read if you can) will get on your knees in prayer for my dear sweet college roommate Stephanie and her husband Ryan. She posted this on her Facebook:

"First of all, I wanted to thank all my friends, family members, and co-workers that have been praying and thinking about my family. It means the world to have so much support and to know that I'm not alone in my grief. Being covered in prayer is the most comforting feeling in the world and I can't begin to say how thankful I am to all of you who have been praying for me.

On Tuesday morning, I started having what I thought were contractions and labor pains but they were pretty spaced out so I didn't take them to seriously. They got much worse extrememly quickly and the school nurse had to take me to the hospital. When I got to the hospital my water broke and they told me I was 2 cm dialated and that's when they couldn't find Tyler's heartbeat. I went into shock just thinking it was going to be ok and then I noticed all of the blood. That is when then informed me that I had had a placental abruption which is very rare and that they had to do an emergency c-section. It all happened so fast and I was in complete shock. I know they were trying to save me but nobody really explained what was happening. If you look up placental abruption on the internet it happens to 1% of pregnancies and is the leading cause of maternal death. Then they showed me Tyler and I really thought he was ok. He looked so peaceful and beautiful. The most beautiful baby I'd ever seen. The rest is pretty much a blur. They let us hold him which was wonderful but the hardest thing any mother should have to do. It's so hard to know you can't take your baby home, when you have had him kicking and moving around in your tummy for close to 9 months. I'm thankful that I got to see him though and kiss his sweet little forehead. I know God will take care of Him but it hurts so much that I can't take care of him anymore.

The hardest part was dressing him up in his little outfit and then watching the man take him away in a little box, I don't enough know how I'm going to handle the funeral tomorrow. I wish they didn't ever have to make a coffen so small.

His funeral is tomorrow for anyone that wants to attend. It's a 12:00 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels and then we are burying him in the same cemetry as my family, Bundick Cemetry in Smiley at 3:00.

The one thing that I'm asking is for my babies death to mean something, so I found an organization that I feel Tyler would love to support. If you want to help please make a donation in his name, so that he can go on to help other babies. Here is the website.

Thanks again for all your prayers and support. It's going to be a long long road for me and I do appreciate all the love and support that I've already gotten.

I love you my sweet baby boy Tyler and you'll always be in my heart and right next to me I feel you!"
My sweet baby boy Tyler!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Kyle and I got all excited today because we got new running shoes and decided to run the Austin Distance Challenge together this year. I just found out that we missed the first race. They added a 7th race this year last minute and I didn't check the website again until today. URGHH! Oh well, we are going to do the last 6 races in the Austin Distance Challenge
beginning on the 18th with:
Since we wont be getting the finishers jacket this year we will have to come up with some award we can get after we complete it. I'm thinking a vacation :)

Wish us luck!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


To my friend Stephanie Chambers and her husband Ryan who have suffered a great loss today. I love you guys!

Aaron Shust - My Savior My God
From the album Anything Worth Saying

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands one who is my Savior

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me; this I read
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

Chorus (2x’s)
My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior’s always there for me
My God: He was, my God; He is
My God is always gonna be

Yes, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring;
That He who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior loves, My Savior lives

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hello October

I am so excited about today being the first of October. Not only do I love the rich colors that fall brings about but there are a lot of exciting things happening this month!! I am very thankful for the month to come so I should call this post, "Thankful Thursday"

*This weekend we are traveling to Lubbock to help our Executive team who grew by several people in the month of September
*Next weekend I have a bachelorette party for my friend Erin Knight and am so excited to hang out with the girls.
*Saturday, October 10th I have been asked to speak at a State-Wide FHTM training in Austin! So exciting!
*Later that day I get to hang out with 12 of the most amazing ladies I have ever met and I am blessed that I was included on the invite
*On Friday, the 16th of October we are going to Fort Worth to a training with founder of our company, Paul Orberson
*Fall running season starts again!! Austin Distance Challenge #2??
*My brother-in-law Kane turns 22
*Friday, October 23rd Erin gets married!!!
*I'm running in the Wurst Run on Halloween in New Braunfels and then heading to Wurstfest to celebrate completion!
*we will double our Executive code and be really close to earning one of these from FHTM!!
*Please pray for us this month as we work, celebrate, and enjoy the fall!!!!