In all aspects of life

In all aspects of life

Monday, January 17, 2011

Plan of action

I've decided to eat carrots and pea pods with the occasional power bar until I reach my goal. I've been having too many 'little treats' here and there, or a meal here and there that I shouldn't. I need to be a little more strict with myself, at least for a while. A week or two should get me pretty close. Maybe I'll through in some spinach leafs too.

It's kind of nice and re-assuring to know that God is bigger than me and his plan is greater than I am. It's nice to know that HE knows where and what I'll be doing, and when. At times I've felt like I have 'missed' God. Not gone where I should have, not listened when I should have, or something along those lines. And maybe some of that is true. But God knows. If we miss something He has for us, He doesn't give up on our future. I feel that God has prepared me for this time. The military is not known to be a place where Christians dominate the discussion, but rather the place where Christians fail to step up to the plate. I don't want that to happen. For the past two and a half months I have been preparing myself physically, and will continue to do so up until the day I leave for training. But, I got to thinking last week that I need to start preparing my soul as well. If I had done nothing to physically prepare myself, I would most certainly fail. The same goes spiritually. If I don't prepare myself, I will fail. I need to be in the word, praying, fasting, etc..preparing myself to stand up for Christianity. What that means, time will only tell. Maybe it's listening to someone, not doing what other people do...etc..who knows. But I do know that God has prepared me for what is next. Through all the good and bad times in my life, through the people who have mentored me and the leadership practice I have had, I am ready.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It comes and it goes

Christmas has come and gone. New Years has come and...well sort of gone. Now its back to the routine of living life. Tomorrow I get to celebrate my loves birthday. It should be a pretty grand day. Its always nice to celebrate those that you love. On birthdays, or just any day in general. We could set aside a special day every week for her, and I would be a-ok with that. We are going to go to 6th ave wine & ale...or as the locals call it, 6th av. A delicious pizza and glass of wine, or beer, or water ( I'd say soda but they don't serve it) Happy Birthday (a little early) Allyson!

Whenever I read a book, it makes me want to write a book. I am currently reading "Decision Point" by President Bush, and "The problem with pain" by C.S. Lewis. Both great books that I would recommend. But back to writing a book. I am too much of a technical writer, too straight to the point to write a book. If I wrote a book it'd be about 5 pages and cover every important topic anyone could be concerned with. Ok, well maybe not, but you get the idea. Unless I wrote a book about myself, buuut, that would be too revealing. So I'd have to pretend the story was about someone named...something other than Levi. Ya know, names changed to protect the innocent sort of thing. Maybe one day. But probably not.

Dieting and going to the gym are not very fun. Good for you; yes. But not enjoyable. Going to the gym can be fun when you see where you started and see where you are now. But the actual physical act of getting up and being there and working out is not. And dieting...well, I love food too much. But it is working. I have faithfully been going to the gym 5-7 days a week since the beginning of November. And I changed eating habbits at the end of November (when Air Force talk got serious) and this morning the scale read 209.5. Much better than the 227 is read when I began being serious after Thanksgiving. 17.5 down, and 6.5 to go. Plus, I am getting bigger muscles. For some reason that makes me feel good. So even if its not enjoyable, I'll continue to do it because it's good for me. As Hebrews 12:11 says, 'No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening-its painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living..." I'll take it.