Friday, May 30, 2014

So Whatever Happened To Melissa Dilan?

For those of you who were following the "craddle-snatching" love story of TJ Sinavage and Melisa Dilan-Hernandez here's the rest of the story.

The case of Melissa vs. TJ was adjudicated and she did NOT go to jail.  She did get married though to a man in the US Air Force.  (His name will not be released as he has nothing to do with the prosecution of the case).

Melissa and her new husband have moved about an eight hour drive from TJ making visitation very difficult.

 From my communications with TJ I believe that he would be the first to say that he has made a number of mistakes in his life.  If you are or ever were young once, I'm sure that you realize that missteps and bad choices are often a consequence of youth.

While I never met, knew, or spoke with Melissa her actions and words seemed manipulative.  She did not seem to make decisions from a mature vantage point. Let's face it Melissa had more life experience and should have been able to walk away from such a relationship once she learned TJ's age.  Instead, she insisted that TJ lie to others about her age because she knew it was LEGALLY wrong.

TJ acknowledges he was no angel but Melissa never saw herself as anything other than the victim in this relationship.  In the end it is the child that pays for the decisions that have been made.  That seems to be a point that some people forget.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Crappy Run

Crappy run this morning.  I ran a different route and part of it had me dodging cars and jumping into the shrubbery for about a half a mile.

*  I ran 5.82 miles pace 14:11 min/mile
*  Russian crunch 38 reps
*  1 legged seated shimmies 16 reps each side
*  V-crunch 18 reps
*  ab crunch 18 reps
*  Single legged v-ups 8 reps each side
*  Single leg drop 18 reps
*  Reverse crunch 16 reps

All the crunches are leading me on with their promise of having a Victoria Secret body, but in truth while I may be working out like an Angel I feel like the Devil when I'm through.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Step-By-Step Progress

Today's post is about making progress step-by-step.  My relationship with GOD is one that I must continue to work on each and every day.  I've placed a morning Bible study on my schedule forces me to incorporate time with GOD in my day.

Today's Bible study involves Proverbs 3:5-6.  

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6.

GOD reveals HIS will as we trust and obey HIM day by day.  GOD does not drop down from heaven a simple blueprint for our life from heaven.  As we walk with the LORD he shows us the way.  It is like walking in the dark with a powerful flashlight.  As we walk forward we see the way ahead.  From time to time GOD gives a flash of light that allows us to see miles ahead, but normally we walk in step by step obedience.

Keeping track of my exercise is helping me see progress.  I realize that if I'm really serious about making a healthy change in my life and get in shape then I MUST track my progress.  It sure makes me feel better than stepping on a scale every morning and agonizing any upward movement l might see on the scale..  

With that in mind here is my work-out for today:

* stair stepper - 2.08 miles - 1.90 calories
* Row machine - 5.09 minutes - 35 calories
* 30 pull-ups
* Pec fly - 25 lbs - 25 reps
* stationary bike - 15.06 minutes - 71 calories
* lateral raise - 20 lbs - 25 reps
* Dual cable - 12.5 lbs - 25 reps
* torso rotation - 20 lbs - 30 reps
* ab crunch - 20 lbs - 30 reps
* Nitro ab 35 lbs - 30 reps

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Got the car today

Hebrews 13:16

English Standard Version (ESV)
16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

I had the car today so I went to the gym:

* stair stepper 25 minutes 2.09 miles 190.5 calories
* elliptical 15 minutes 1.35 miles calories 120
* ab crunch machine 20 lbs 30 reps 
* nitro ab machine 35 lbs 30 reps 
* ab crunch MTS machine 10 lbs 25 reps 
* torso rotation machine 30 lbs 30 reps 
* dual cable machine 15 lbs 25 reps 
* overhead triceps machine 20 lbs 25 reps 
* chest press machine 30 lbs 25 reps