Thursday, January 28, 2010


Mr. Tony Horton has gotten me to do things that I never thought I would do. One being yoga. It's a 90 minute workout and I was in positions that I never thought I would be in. Here are some pictures of the pros performing some of the insanity. Yes I did these.
Now I know this doesn't look so hard but it is. It was hard to keep my balance then put my hands on the ground, then twist up sideways. My legs were definitely on fire.

So the P90X people hold this position for a full minute. I'm not that hard core. I only lasted about 3 seconds...I was afraid I would fall on my face.
Okay so I was so close to getting my feet to touch the ground, but I just couldn't do it. But I tried my hardest!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Fresh Start

Well, I don't know how many people actually read my blog, however, I feel the need to update and inform everyone on my new and improved lifestyle!

So to start, the JCPenney salon girls are having a Biggest Loser contest and I joined! It started about 3 or 4 weeks ago and goes until the end of February. This was exactly the motivation that I needed to get healthier. I didn't really think I had a shot at winning but I have wanted so badly to get in better shape. So I have dramatically changed my eating habits and I exercise every day...which is HUGE for me! I usually give up after about a week of working out, but I have kept at it faithfully for the last month or so. I already feel so much better about myself and I can feel my body getting smaller and stronger. I have been doing the P90X workouts and oh man they are amazing! The first couple workouts I did were killer but I am getting better at them. I love how they challenge me and mix things up every morning. It's been tough to get up every day before work, but once I do I feel sooooo much better! I love how I am feeling right now.

Next up, I have been inspired by the people in my dad's ward. I have been attending his student ward in Rexburg since I am off track and I didn't really want to go to the single's ward or our home ward by myself. I have been absolutely loving it. I can not believe how strong the people in the ward are. I absolutely love going to church and I actually pay attention and get something out of the lessons. Well, anyways, last night was FHE and there were two groups that came to the house. I can't even describe how amazing these people are. They are so welcoming and funny and outgoing, I love it. Anyway, I was told all growing up that the type of person I am will determine the type of person I will marry (or something to that effect). For some reason, last night and the lessons in church on Sunday really got me thinking about how I need to be better at a lot of things. I want to be better at studying, not just skimming, my scriptures. Also, I am not faithful at saying my prayers twice a day. Sometimes I don't even get one in. BUT, I'm changing. I want to be worthy of someone who does these things and is always growing as a person spiritually, mentally, and physically. I decided to do something about these thoughts and act on the inspiration I received last night while I studied my scriptures. I went to Wal-Mart/Target and bought 3 new journals and a dry-erase board. I am going to hang up the board and make a checklist of things I need to do daily. I got a dry-erase board so every single day I can re-check what I do. (It's quite the list I will say) I actually have purposes for each journal too! One is a fresh new regular journal. I hate writing in my old journal because I was so unfaithful that there are entries from 2000, it just depresses me that I didn't keep up so I'm starting fresh! The second journal is a gratitude journal, it's adorable, and I can't wait to use it! I'm going to write 3 things I am grateful for every day. I'm starting out small with just 3 so I don't get overwhelmed, even though there are PLENTY more things I am grateful for each day. Then last but not least, the third journal is my food journal. I am going to keep a daily record of everything I eat so I can always refer back and improve on my eating habits. Like I said, I have already made drastic changes but I still have major room for improvement.

Moving on. Like I said I totally love my dad's ward, but he had to give me a talk about the best way to act around the students since I am the Bishop's daughter. He told me to be very outgoing with them, in other words I have to majorly get out of my comfort zone. He also told me to not just blurt out that I am the Bishop's daughter, so as not to freak them out. He told me lots more, but I'll get to the point. I put all of this into practice on Sunday and I couldn't believe the difference. I had prayed for help in being confident and I was extremely blessed. I was able to talk to so many different people and make conversation and really learn their names, not just ask for it then forget it 5 seconds later. I really made friends because of my own efforts, not just because I'm the Bishop's daughter.

So here are my new resolutions in a nutshell:
1. Keep my room clean. It took me forever to get it cleaned after I moved home and I want it
to stay that way.
2. Study my scriptures every day.
3. Work-out every day...except Sunday of course :)
4. Put things in my body that will benefit me.
5. Limit my time on Facebook. I waste a lot of hours.
6. Say two prayers every day.
7. Write in my 3 journals every day.
8. Be more outgoing and confident. Confident, not cocky.
9. Be more honest.
10. Stop gossiping. This is a big one for me. I admit that I have always struggled with this.

I think that's everything! I'll update how my resolutions are coming.