Friday, June 25, 2010

A Sweets Confession

As I said in the previous blog, Becca and I are trying to workout with the P90X program. If you know anything about P90X, you know it is intense in physicality, mentality, and in how you eat. Eating well makes a difference in the results you see, which is obviously the case in pretty much every activity. The program comes with a diet program that we have found to be very difficult to follow. Therefore, we try to just generally eat healthy. There's nothing wrong with that. However, we have a strong struggle with sweets. Becca and I do not help each other out with sweets. If I want something sweet, she will have some too. If she wants something sweet, then of coarse, I will have something as well. So, we thought it would be wise to do a sweets fast for a week...Let me tell you how this went...

We thought we would start this fast on Sunday (Father's Day), however, we were given two mini pies at church. So, of coarse, we didn't want them to go to waste...both little pies were eaten as soon as we got home...Happy Father's Day, right? Anyway, after eating our Father's Day pies (which by the way, I am not a father...the church had a lot left over...just needed to clarify), we decided ok, no more sweets. So for a couple days (actually, I think it was a day and half), we did well. Ate healthy meals and had no sweets. Around Tuesday, however, we decided "you know, Domino's has a really good deal on two-topping pizzas, so maybe we should get one for lunch then I could take leftovers to work that night." Logical, right? So we ate very unhealthy pepperoni and banana pepper pizza for two straight sweets though! The next day i did not go into work until 5pm, so we decided to go into town and enjoy the day together. We had a healthy sandwich from Panera, then went to the mall. After the mall, we thought that it was such a nice day and I still had a couple hours that it would be a great idea to go to Starbucks, sit outside, and enjoy a nice coffee drink. But, what drink did we get? It was a warm day, so of coarse, we got one of the new fraps!...we did add more coffee and less flavor, so that has to count for something, right?

Then comes Thursday....

You know, sometimes when you're faced with a buy one get one free milk shake from your favorite ice cream place, you hate to see it expire without using! We fell into temptation! We each had Vienna Mocha Chunk shakes, and we LOVED them!! So the sweets fast is off....maybe next week?

ps: I am going to blame the shakes for the reason I did so poorly in my first softball game in over a year...shakes were right before the game...0 for 7...yes, I'm going to blame the shakes...but, I think they were worth it!

GO USA!!!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The new blog...promise there will be more...

So here we are at the start of the summer and enjoying the beautiful weather of Brockport, NY! Becca is enjoying her time of relaxation and preparation for next semester. Chris is working hard at the Marriott in nearby Greece, NY. He has now moved into a front desk position and for the last few weeks, he has been working, basically, a full-time shift. He enjoys the job for the most part, but he knows there is something more for him. He is just working and doing what he can until he can figure that out.

We are both going through P90X! Needless to say, we are sore and a bit tired, but we can already feel the results. So, if anyone that is reading this sees us soon, just know that we are eating, yes. We are just working out, eating right, and staying very active. It's so hard to not be outside and staying active in the clear skies, cool breeze, and low 80 degree weather! We now even have bikes. We ride down the Erie Canal at least every other day.

We have also made a connection with a couple in Greece, who are starting a new church. He is originally from Texas, and they lived in NYC the past two years, where they were apart of pastoring a church called Journey Church. They have now moved away from the city for health reasons and to start a church in Rochester. We are going to do all we can to help him along the way. The church is called Discovery Church, and we are really looking forward to what will happen with it and where God is taking it. So please pray for this ministry, for Elliott and Heather Sneed and their family, and for us as we try to find our place in what God wants us to do with the church.

We are really looking forward to going home in July! We will also continue to keep you up to date on what we are up to and even into our time at home. So come on back and keep checking our blog and see where the McArthur's are at the moment!