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Baby Lidon Par Keith is here!

I gave birth to my baby boy 2 weeks ago and am LOVING it. As a first time mom, everything is just so new and exciting. I started working out this week (upper body at home), but am waiting to do lower body for a little longer.

Diet week 1 was great! Lean and free of sugar and grease – partly because that’s all my tummy could tolerate.

Diet week 2 was clean, but I made allowances for a cookie, or some frozen yogurt or bread

Diet week 3 has kick started with a GREAT beginning.  Notice I am still keeping some extra fat in my diet.

Meal 1: 1/2 whole wheat Eng muffin with PB, 1/2 cup of black coffee

Meal 2: Protein shake, 1/4 C oatmeal with truvia

Meal 3: 3 eggs scrambled on 1 slice whole grain toast, sprinkle of cheese, 2 cups spinach salad

Meal 4: Banana with PB, 1 scoop chocolate protein “pudding”

Meal 5: 1/2 C brown rice, 3-4 oz chicken/fish/turkey, 2 cups broccoli (or other green veggie)

His name will be *Lidon **Par, for God is our righteous judge who deals with us by His righteous hand, giving and taking as He sees fit. Job 1:21; Job 2:10. And this child will be as a stone pillar [alter] in honor and remembrance of God’s mercy and goodness in our life.

*Lidon: judgment is mine

**Par: rock

The story behind the name

March 2, 2008 I begged God to let Luke live – please, Lord, let him survive this car accident and use us to be stronger together than I could ever be on my own. God heard my cry and spared Luke. Acouple years of surgeries and doctors appointments and a lifetime of ailments, but Luke has reminded me that God gives and He takes away, “shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” he says (quoting passages from Job).

Then after we were married and were ready to start a family we struggled with infertility. The doctors said I was “in a gray area” meaning that things seemed fine on charts, but I was inexplicably unable to get pregnant. We were left wondering what God has in store for us and why He was making us wait – what were we supposed to learn from this?  Remembering that God spared Luke’s life often made me feel guilty about being upset that I couldn’t get pregnant – I felt like “how dare I ask for another miracle”.  Over 2 years of waiting and hoping and being disappointed and trying to stay strong and just trust in God’s perfect timing…my heart was weary. Then just when I did not think I could handle hoping for one more moment, we found out we were pregnant.  “Thank you! Thank you!” were Luke’s first words – thank You, Lord…

We see adversity…but God has also given us many blessings.

It was important to us that our child’s name honor the God who gave him to us.  The passages that resonate in our marriage have been Job 1:21 and Job 2:10 – and we truly believe that God is a righteous God who allows us to go through adversity and blesses us as He sees fit. Praying for wisdom as we continue to seek how to honor Him with our lives and now, the raising of our child.

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Yay, Normal People Food!

Yesterday I left the office at lunch, but this time it wasn’t for the gym!!  I was picking up a grilled chicken wrap! yum!

For the first time in what seems like a life-time ago, I bought my lunch.  When I was paying I wanted to tell the cashier, “This is my first normal people lunch in 8 months!” But I refrained. I might have given her a heart attack.

Faith Keith - grilled chicken wrap


A Picture From My 1st Show

A plethora of funny stories to come, but here are one of the pics from the stage. I took home a trophy that night – I was floored!  I felt so honored to walk the stage with all those incredibly fit and beautiful ladies who all worked SO hard. It was surreal being there.  I LOVED…I mean LOVED the stage. I had the time of my LIFE walking on that stage. It was SO. MUCH. FUN!!!!!!!!

I made top 5 first call out and actually thought I was being dismissed haha…thankfully my trainer, Susan Groshek, came back stage immediately. I asked her what that meant and she said “you made top 5!” – I started jumping up and down in my 5″ heals and squealing like a little girl. Of course, it’s not final till the night show.

At the night show they called my name…I wasn’t sure if I heard right. I looked around and said “did he say Faith Keith? did he say Faith Keith?” Nobody answered me so I thought well….I guess I’ll just walk up there and if its not me then they can shew me off – at least I will be remembered. So I walked on and the stage director was motioning to me to come on, so AH it WAS me.  THEN THEY PLACED US!! And I got third!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWEEEEE!!!!!!! I was ecstatic!  I wanted to drop my jaw open and say “ahh oh my gooooosh!!!!”

Faith Keith Bikini - Ronnie Coleman Classic 2011

Ronnie Coleman Classic 2011


Reflections

2010 started out to be a great year and it resulted in a very life changing course correction!

Big plans to run my first half marathon were tanked after a snowboarding trip souvenir: a broken tailbone.  This road block however, sparked the new series of events leading to an entire course correction.  I learned during recovery that I love staying at home and if/when we have children I know I now want to be a stay at home mom.  Also was blessed by a new found accountability partner in my walk with God.  I finally had time for art again and had time to reflect on fitness goals.  Why stop at half? I knew I was capable of more, so I immediately put full marathon on the list.  I discovered that I wanted to pursue bodybuilding.  Begin training with a pro, check!  Get in to the best shape of my life to date, check!

2010 taught me that I was doing much of my life for myself…by God’s grace and prompting I was able to refocus my life back to where it needed to be. My quiet times have never been so consistent.  I am not perfect, but now I have accountability and opportunity to make course corrections when I notice I fall off.  What a GREAT year of learning! Amazing how God is so patient with us 😀

I am excited to see what the Lord has in store for me in 2011…what imperfections will He choose to refine? What weakness of mine will be put to the test?…I am not perfect, but I do feel more prepared to face the new year than I was at the beginning of 2010.  Let us press forward not as achieved, but achieving!


Course Correction

Project All-I-Want-For-Christmas (AKA Project Booty) is in effect.

Cardio:

Last week, I crammed 4 cardio sessions in 2 days because I had not been diligent, but was determined to stick to my commitment.

I will be diligent this week! That was insane!

Diet:

I then started looking at my diet log.  Not doin’ so hot. I thought I was doing better than I am.  Logging tells it like it is.  So I had my cheat meal last night and decided that I am going to focus hard and wait 10 days (instead of 7) to have my next cheat meal. December 16th is my next cheat meal!

Diligence:

Yesterday I forgot my gym bag, so I had to go home.  I was terrified…I KNEW that once I got home I was not going to have any desire to go back out in the cold to do gym.  Donloree told me not to even take off my coat or anything and just get back in my car.  Autopilot! This was the best advice for me last night.

Now I need to work on my sleep, per my commitment.

Stay the course, Faith Keith…steady. 16.5 weeks.

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The routine I accomplished…

5 minutes warm up

Adductors 4S) 10R each: #70, #90 #80 #80 + ProjectBooty set: Drop set – 10R 80#, 10R 70, 10R 60, 10R 50, 30R 40

Seated curls 5S) 10R each:  #50, 90, 90, 85, 85 + ProjectBooty set: 15R 85#(broken into 7R+5R+3R)

Seated Leg press 5S)  10R #180, 8R #240, #240, #240 + ProjectBooty set: 8R #240 (barely made it!)

Plie Squat 4S) 10R each: #45, 50, 50, 50 + ProjectBooty set: 50#

+ ProjectBooty 3S Plyo: Squat – Negatives with 20#each hand

+ ProjectBooty 3S Plyo: hamstring curl with swiss ball (not really a plyo, but I needed another ham exercise)


Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, folks, I am off to Thanksgiving weekend in the sticks of Oklahoma, then I will traveling down to the Gulf of Mexico to see my dear Maudzy (grandmother) till next Wednesday! Both places have sparse connectivity to the internet, so if you notice I drop off twitter/blog/facebook/email/texting…I am probably not dead, just suffering from nature’s greatness 🙂

I will be sticking to my goals along with my Bikini or Bust friends. If you want to keep up with us during super sonic week, go to my list and follow us on twitter :).

I wish everyone a super happy thanksgiving in the US and a happy super sonic week to my pals outside the US borders. May you all enjoy family, friends, food, and FITNESS!

Find your balance between strictness and pleasure this season. (ie stay sane! I expect to find y’all all in one piece when I return)

Much love and with thanksgiving,

FK


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