Sunday, August 16, 2009

New callings and new goals

It has been an eventful Sunday so far. Our new ward meets at 11AM and at 10:20 this morning we got a call from the ward clerk asking us if we could meet with the bishop at 10:40 before church. Yikes! The bishop called Anthony to be the 2nd counselor in the Young Men's presidency and me to be the 1st counselor in the Young Women's presidency. Then in sacrament meeting, they had us stand up to be sustained. Sooo, last week was our first week attending that ward, they got our records during the week and skipped the whole "welcome to the ward having you stand up in sacrament meeting" and went straight to callings. How's that for efficient! We are going to an elder's quorum activity tonight so that we can meet some new people and after that Anthony is off to a Stake Young Men's leadership meeting at the stake center. This morning: no calling, this afternoon: calling + stake meeting. I think our heads are still spinning a little bit :)

In other news, I have decided to renew my previously abandoned goal of running a 5K. I looked it up and there is one near here in St. Petersburg on Thanksgiving day called the "Turkey Trot". I think that is a reasonable goal for me to do if I start training now. I'm going to try some inserts for my shoes and more stretching so I won't hurt my knee like last time.

I'm also doing the P90x workout (have you ever seen those informercials? They got me). I've been doing it for about 3 weeks now and it really has been great. (In fact, while we were moving Ant kept saying he was glad I had been working out because of all of the heavy lifting and carrying) I think I finally found a fitness-person/guru that doesn't annoy the heck out of me during their videos. He's actually pretty funny and makes sarcastic jokes about some of the harder exercises so you know that it is okay not to be happy and perky while you are dying. There are also 12 different workouts so there is a lot of variety. I never thought I would be able to do serious hard-core workouts for an hour at a time, but now it feels normal. I also bought myself a really good heart rate monitor so that I can keep better track of my exercises now that I'm not using machines at the gym. It is so cute!!! Here it is:
It was expensive, but so worth it. I've been using a $20 walmart one and not only is it obviously inaccurate, but for it to take your heart rate you have to stop and press a button for a few seconds. I don't have time for that!!! I need to be working it!! :)

1 comment:

Rachel G said...

Good to hear you are adjusting quickly. I'm on Day 2 of Level day of the 30 Day Shred, it's SO much harder than levels 1 and 2. Jillian doesn't annoy me too much, did she bug you? I usually have the sound up for a day or two of each lever, but then I just have it on silent on my laptop though, and watch a show or something on the t.v.