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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.

Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?

This is not a post about fitness 🙂 though there are principles I can apply to my fitness journey. I wanted to take the time to reflect – today is the anniversary of my husband’s would-been-fatal car accident of which he was a passenger.  He should not have survived and he should have had suffered brain and spinal damage.

Luke Keith - image of car accident by onlooker

image of car accident by onlooker phone


Today is always an annual reminder for me that life is unpredictable and that you truly mean the world to me. You are the joy of my heart and I am so thankful that the Lord spared my heart from the pain of losing you. I count it my greatest blessing and utmost honor to be at your side.

No one would ever know by looking at you all the pain you go through daily because of the accident. No one would know because you maintain an excellent attitude above reproach. You have never let it stop you and have never let yourself become a victim of the suffering. I admire you.  Thank you for leading by example Job 2:10.  I’ll never forget when you were in so much pain and I was so angry that this had happened to you and you quoted “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?”  I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

For this reason, I do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Col 1:9-10

This is your charge. That you walk worthy of the calling which is set before you.

So proud to be your wife and so grateful for every moment I can learn from you.

Remembering The Story

Make it hurts till it bleeds…but don’t be an idiot

“Make it hurt till it bleeds”– Jerome’s Gym

I workout alone. On a RARE occasion I get to meet my sister or friend at the gym, but 99% of the time it’s just me. I work HARD. I smile at those who pass or will say hello to familiar faces, but I am focused. I probably won’t hear or see you while I’m in a set.

My husband and I have very opposite schedules, but last night he was going to be at the gym at the same time! Sweet!!!! I was ULTRA SUPER DUPER excited when I found out we were even working the same muscle group! WE GET TO WORKOUT SIDE-BY-SIDE?!?!?! This was going to be AWESOME.

We set out to the first exercise, deep squats. I love the squat rack. As soon as it was up for my turn, he started giving me pointers to ensure I had good form and got the most of the exercise. I always appreciate that because LUKE REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF! (which is so hot, by the way) Then of course I was pushing HARD, really giving it my all and he was chanting things to me like “push harder!” and “go deeper, your body is strong, your mind is weak, tell yourself to push harder” O_oFaith Keith and Luke Keith - stick figures working out<br /> together yeah…after 1 set of that I snapped. Poor Luke…he didn’t know I couldn’t handle the chanting because I’m just not used to it. Not to mention my tolerance level was low because I was exerting everything I had into the exercise. 😦 He can’t read my mind!!! (although I’ve been looking for a school that offers that course)

Commence uber guilt trip. Faith Keith hearts Luke Keith I apologized to him later and he was so sweet and cool about it. He was like, “It’s ok, I learned something new about you” *Smiles fascinatingly as if he learned that I fart bubbles and glitter*

Moral of the story…know your limits and be slow to speak.

[Ephesians 4:29, James 1:19]

Great verses from the Bible to live by


//In case you were wondering, I adjusted my attitude when I realized what I did and we were able to finish our workout
together in harmony and smiles. We’re “newly weds”…we get over things fast 🙂

Husbands Are The Bomb

  • Who else will ask you “What are you made of?” when he sees you looking aimlessly in the pantry?
  • Who else will massage your legs after a brutal leg day?
  • Who else will call ahead to verify menu options?
  • Who else will back you up when people (who don’t understand) question your figure athlete endeavor?
  • When you voice your goals or concerns, who else will say, “You’ve got this. You’re almost there! Keep doin’ it”
  • Who else will help you out of your workout clothes after upper body day and you can’t raise your own arms?
  • And when you say, “Today was leg day…you know what that means?!?! EEE!!!” will answer you, “brown rice!” ’cause he knows…it’s that important 🙂

I stinkin’ love my husband.  What would I do without him…

What things do you appreciate about the way your husband supports you? Tell me!

Your Body Is Strong, Your Mind Is WEAK!

  • “Come on, you can do it. It’s all in your head” – Susan Groshek IFBB Fitness Pro (and my personal trainer)
  • “Your body is strong, your mind is weak” – Luke Keith Fitness guru, Professional Genius and Web Ninja (Programming / Graphic design enthusiast)
  • “Whatever your mind thinks you can do,  your body’s going to find a way to do it” –Jessica Lawrence IFBB Bikini Pro and Amateur Boxer
  • “If we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things. You’re getting off first, or I’m gonna die. It’s really that simple.” –Will Smith on Work Ethics

Be at the place where you are no longer the person giving excuses. Work with or without motivation. Set your game plan and do it.

Work hard. Diet true. That’s just what we do.

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