Wednesday Weigh-in

It has been a week since I started this ViSalus 90 day challenge. Here is the break down of the last 7 days.

1) Keeping my diet in check is gonna be kinda hard, but I didn’t do too bad this week. Had about 3 bad meals the entire week. That’s a win.

2) Getting back into the groove of working out isn’t as easy as it was when I was in my 20’s. However I am doing it. Right now I am doing about 20 mins of cardio about 12 min of actual jogging and 4 min of warm up and 4 of cool down. Doing a modified circuit only doing big muscle groups to re-train my fat body to life things.

3) Body by ViSalus supplements:

    a) the meal replacements taste really, really good. I have them randomly. Sometimes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But my wife has made some good mixes. Choco cherry, Choco peanut butter, Fruit and berries. I have tried weight watchers shakes…no bueno, Advocare back in the day…they are ok. But seriously these taste great, which helps cause I don’t mind at all drinking them.

    b) Neuro: Is a great energy booster. I have the raspberry flavor. It did what it said it would do. The only complaint is that there wasn’t enough “flavor” to it. I got a hint of raspberry, but that was it. All in all, good product. Drop it into a small water bottle, shake and go.

    c) Vi-Trim: Used this a few times…did it work? I don’t know. Jury is still out. I can say that I did take it before times I knew I would be hungry (early after noon around 2pm to 4pm) and I wasn’t. Also it’s a flavor-less powder. No taste to it, but you can see it in the water.

So after week one the results?

I LOST 2 LBS. IN 7 DAYS…not too shabby  

DC*B (all i can say)

Last Friday I saw the David Crowder band for the last time. DCB after 12 years have decided to stop making music. I can not tell you how sad this makes me. DCB has changed my life through their music and lyrics. They are one of my all time favorite bands. Our 6 year boy feels the same way. You have no idea how much he loves DCB too.

I accidentally ran into DCB while at a local Christian bookstore. If my memory serves me correctly, I don’t think they actually went by the name The David Crowder Band, because the CD I bought said “University  Baptist Church”. I bought it popped it into the CD player in my truck and I was floored by the first track “All I can say”

At the time I wasn’t in the greatest place in my Christian walk and there was something about the song that hit me to the core. From then on that song became my life’s anthem. It was the very first taste of DCB that I ever had and as a proper way to see the band for the last time on Friday, they played “All I can say” as the very last song. As tears streamed down my eyes while listening to the song played live, I thought back to what the chorus meant to be back then and what they mean to me now…and nothing has changed on how I feel.

“And this is all that I can say right now
I know it’s not much
And this is all that I can give
yeah that’s my everything”

I’m in a way different place in my life now, but these words have stayed true. All I have to give God is me…not my stuff, not my family, not my money. It’s me, and at times I feel that I am worth nothing, that I have failed my family and my God, I know I have nothing else but to give but myself…so with that…I will give my everything.

Here is the video with the song and lyircs…

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Have you ever been so excited or nervous that you almost make yourself pee? No?

Well, as of the last week I have been feeling like that. I know, I know, you didn’t want to hear that, but that is the only way to describe how I am feeling right now.

We have been in Austin since the beginning of February. We have been praying, planning, meeting and talking about planting Revive Church, but there was one thing that we did not have yet…