Blondie

So I finally too the plunge and changed my hair color. I liked how it came out.

Well…I’m in the process of packing up the home for our upcoming move.  We have been going through many items that we no longer have need for.  It is good to go down memory lane.

SkyyFitPlan


Week’s FitPlan:

Day 1: Muscle Endurance/3 mile run
Day 2: Kick, Punch & Crunch
Day 3: High Step Training Advanced/4 mile run
Day 4: Low Max
Day 5: Muscle Max (go as heavy as you can)/2 mile run
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Step Blast/3 mile run

So…. No new snipit of knowledge today:
Recap on a stress-free week and relaxing half a month.
FitPlan:
Must work on intensity!!!!  Today’s run was nothing to write home about. 

Today was the first day that I had slept-in in such a long time.  I awoke @ 9:00 a.m and felt that the day had passed me by without me knowing!!! Everyone was in total shock that I had stayed in bed.  ha…ha…

I’m still working on my SkyyFitPlan Database and hope to have it completed by early July. I would like to record everything daily on one location. Right now, I have 4 different spreadsheets that records my fitplan

Pillars of the Mind

Pillars of the mind
strongholds on your heart
thoughts you let run wild,

could tear your world apart.

People all around you
pull you..with what they say.

Patterns in conversations
that seduces you away.

Like charmer working with snakes
..your very soul is at stake.
Listen to the rhythm
Listen to the pace
dropping anchors into conversations
to put you in a relaxed state.
Ask yourself these questions
to shake yourself from that system…
Is what you’re hearing true?
Who is Jesus to you?
While keeping the Lord within your sight,
why do you not judge for yourself what is right? Lk 12:57
Whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable
if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
Philippians 4:8
The Lord is worthy to be praised. 2Sam22:4
Keep your mind on God.
The pillars of your mind stands strong
when God’s the God of your heart.
The games that people play won’t stand
God holds you by your right hand.
When you know God….
Stand up! Be Bold!
The smooth words of the seducer will have NO hold.

Devotional

2 Kings 11:4-12; 2 Chronicles 23:1-11

The Revolt against Athaliah:
Athaliah, the mother of King Ahaziah of Judah was mad!! She had just found out that her son was dead and she was going to get even!
She began to destroy the rest of the royal family. The royal children were about to be killed, but one was hidden.
Well…. 7 years later….Athaliah discovered the truth and was not very happy about it.
Jehoiada, the priest decided to act and summoned his courage.
Then he made a covenant between the Lord and the king and the people that they would be the Lord’s people.

There are many times that I need to summon my courage in order to act on a decision.
It is hard going against what is popular in the culture when everyone seems to accept certain sins as normal. But when the Lord builds the house, that house will stand.
God is still building my house…. and at times it is painful… but oh how it is needed.

Hollow Eyes—9/24/86

Skyy, a long time ago

Hollow Eyes
There she stands all alone
no one cares, no one’s home.
She’s just staring out in space.
Saying nothing, no one hears….
deep inside, she’s crying out.
someone help her,
help her now…
When you look into her eyes…
that is where the struggle lies
when you look….
you can see her cry.
No one looks into her eyes….
No one tries to stop her cries.

If you see her standing there…
would you stop her??
or would you stare?
Look around you and you will see
the little girl standing there patiently
–waiting for your helping hand.
——————————–

Wow…
Words were powerful, even back then.
writing was the way a little girl, with no voice… could cry out.
Glory be to God, who covers me.

Looking back

Loneliness
When did I get over you?
When did you leave my heart?
One day, I noticed you…
the next day, you’re gone.
I saw you today…..
but not on my face.
I saw you on the face of another.
It was there in the way she hung to what he said
it was right there in her smile.
I saw it…because it was usually me…
it was in the way she tried to keep her mind
busy.
Oh..loneliness, loneliness….
why not just go away?
You grip the hearts of women
You plan on a long stay.
You are an illusion,

………really an intrusion
on others who are “okay”
Loneliness….just go away.

                               2-20-99

*How do you Communicate?*

Think about it….. what are you really trying to say??
Are you sure…… you want to say it?

Words they’ll try to shake you
Don’t let them break you
Or stop your world from turning
When words keep you from feeling good
Use them as firewood and let them burn

Like stones in your pocket people try to wear you down
Someone always wants to take the love you’ve found
So let’s runs with these changes and I want you by my side
And there’s not a word I’ve ever heard that would make me change my mind

——-“Words” Train

Have you noticed?? 
We always communicate to others what’s really in our hearts.  When I was a child, I always wondered why older people gave this advice:  “If you don’t have anything nice to say…. don’t say anything at all.”
What’s in ours hearts is communicated through our actions, through our mouth….. through our words.  It’s hard to hide the words- once spoken.
Some cover the words by jokes…. You know it, thinking that it losses it’s affect if it comes in through laughter.
The words are still there.
Some cover the words in whispers….You know it, look around, they’re not here…. I say it..
Thinking it losses it’s affect if the person doesn’t hear it.
The words are still there.
Some cover the words..by implications…. You know it……saying “everyone was there”..when speaking to someone who wasn’t.
Thinking it losses it’s affect when I’m boasting.
The words are still there.
The words we speak, shows the world the status of our hearts.
Some hearts are filled with love…. those people are so lovely….
Some hearts are filled with music….. those people are so groovy….
Some hearts are filled with distrust…. those people are so moody….
Some hearts are filled with envy……. those people are so petty……
Bryan Duncan understands about the heart……….
A heart like mine
How could it be worthy that You’d find
A way to redeem this hardened clay
Twisted and broken
Oh Father God above
The wonder that You’d love a heart like mine
I make my promise to
Do the one thing I can do with abandon
I can give every heartbeat to You
It’s never wrong to want to be with a person who has a heart like yours.  It’s equally never wrong not to want to be in the presence of others that don’t share a heart like yours. 
What the elders were “probably”… like my 2 year old would say……trying to say was:
If you  don’t have something nice to say… say nothing at all.  Because when you speak, others can see your soul….no one wants to be around someone with a dark heart.
Communicate love…
Communicate hope….
Communicate peace…..
Blessings..


June

Mom and Gabriel on his day
Anna being a big girl
June is here already. This year is zipping on by.

Fitness Goal for this month is to log 12 miles weekly. I’m following a fat burning plan that should last 90 days. Mostly, sprints
through out the week and endurance work on the weekend. One session of upper body strength and one session of lower body strength each week.

The new plate guidelines has inspired me to take a look at my plate and make better choices. Starting with tonight’s dinner, I tried to make my plate resemble the new guideline’s plate. The whole family got into it. Who knows, maybe this will work.

My healthy 1st meal



Anna’s plate