February 1st – Fitness Post

Kansas City is weathering what may prove to be the biggest winter storm we’ve seen in decades. What a great day to be indoors doing pushups! Today is official start day.
If you’re following the levels, here is what today’s numbers looks like:

Level 1 – 3
Level 2 – 5
Level 3 – 10

I thought yesterday was Feb. 1st so I get the benefit of doing the same number twice.
On an unrelated note I’m enjoying getting to interact with you on a slightly more casual level. Maybe casual isn’t the right word, less traumatic? When Dad asked if I would like to spear-head this, I was happy to. Typically when I’m writing posts, it is due to trauma or concerns in my family’s (meaning Melanie, the girls, and I) life. Getting to put blog posts up that I can write without tears in my eyes or great concern is wonderful!
I’m looking forward to the numbers going up. Remember, please don’t push to the point where you hurt yourself. The above levels are recommendations and designed to fit as many people as possible. As with hats, the “one size fits all” phrase has been replaced by, “One size fits most.” If the numbers, especially as they increase, aren’t a good fit for you, please adjust accordingly.

“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower” (Psalms 18:1-2).

Thank You!

Thank y’all for praying! The guys made it safely in and back home again. We have half the final mix on half of the songs, and we have six left to go tonight or tomorrow night. Tonight may be a challenge getting in, depending on how the storm tracks. Please pray for safety as we definitely want to finish the project as soon as possible. We will talk to the engineer and see if he is going to go in tonight or we might wait until tomorrow night.

We’ve been excited to see the enthusiasm for the push-up challenge. Today is the starting day. Please, if you haven’t already, make sure to sign up under the challenge a few posts down. We know there are more of you out there that have indicated interest based on the initial post! 🙂 Don’t be discouraged if you’re just beginning. This is NOT a competition!!! We encourage you to make it a team family effort.

Happy winter!


“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee” (Psalms 5:11).