It’s been an incredible first day at lake ouachita. A day filled with good fun with good people. I rode a jet ski for the very first time and spent the whole day with Danielle and her family swimming in the lake. This area is truly beautiful and the lake is so clean and clear. I’m beat and a little Sunburnt but these kinds of days are what make you conscious of God’s goodness and grace.

It’s been an incredible first day at lake ouachita. A day filled with good fun with good people. I rode a jet ski for the very first time and spent the whole day with Danielle and her family swimming in the lake. This area is truly beautiful and the lake is so clean and clear. I’m beat and a little Sunburnt but these kinds of days are what make you conscious of God’s goodness and grace.

Three of my favorite things: Danielle, Bacon, and Camping. She is not a fan of the smell of bacon. Lol.

Three of my favorite things: Danielle, Bacon, and Camping. She is not a fan of the smell of bacon. Lol.

Bound for lake ouachita state park campground in Arkansas. There’s a beautiful girl from Texas waiting for me there. Can’t wait to see her! Danielle and I are blessed beyond belief!! #roadtrip #Arkansas #camping

Bound for lake ouachita state park campground in Arkansas. There’s a beautiful girl from Texas waiting for me there. Can’t wait to see her! Danielle and I are blessed beyond belief!! #roadtrip #Arkansas #camping

M & D’s Summer Challenge Day 23 
So it’s almost a sure thing that I’ve lost the July portion of mine and Danielle’s challenge. Lol. My posting has been nonexistent the past week and that’s not cool. Life has just been so crazy lately that it is easy for me to get out of the habit of writing posts. Work has been especially busy lately and I have worked over a lot to help stay ahead on projects. 
With that said, here is a selfie for your viewing pleasure. This is the first bathroom mirror selfie I have ever posted online and will probably be the last, so enjoy it. Lol. I am feeling really good and can tell that I am still shedding weight. This shirt used to be super tight on me and now it is loose. That is always an awesome feeling. 
No workout today, I had to work too late. 
Eats:
B: Eggs and Bacon
L: Chicken Salad with Sesame Seed dressing
D: Sweet Potato and Turkey Burger
- Matt

M & D’s Summer Challenge Day 23 

So it’s almost a sure thing that I’ve lost the July portion of mine and Danielle’s challenge. Lol. My posting has been nonexistent the past week and that’s not cool. Life has just been so crazy lately that it is easy for me to get out of the habit of writing posts. Work has been especially busy lately and I have worked over a lot to help stay ahead on projects.

With that said, here is a selfie for your viewing pleasure. This is the first bathroom mirror selfie I have ever posted online and will probably be the last, so enjoy it. Lol. I am feeling really good and can tell that I am still shedding weight. This shirt used to be super tight on me and now it is loose. That is always an awesome feeling.

No workout today, I had to work too late.

Eats:

B: Eggs and Bacon

L: Chicken Salad with Sesame Seed dressing

D: Sweet Potato and Turkey Burger

- Matt

M & D’s July Challenge Day 16
So this week has been really crazy at the office and I ended up spending all night at the office trying to fix problems with a site I’ve been working on. 
I worked late tonight as well but not as late. I really needed some time outside so instead of going to the gym today I went for a hike after work. It felt good to be out on the trail after the past two hectic days. 
Eats: 
B: Apple and Almond Butter
L: Veggies and Sweet Potato fries
D: Smoothie and Turkey Burger
- Matt

M & D’s July Challenge Day 16

So this week has been really crazy at the office and I ended up spending all night at the office trying to fix problems with a site I’ve been working on.

I worked late tonight as well but not as late. I really needed some time outside so instead of going to the gym today I went for a hike after work. It felt good to be out on the trail after the past two hectic days.
Eats:

B: Apple and Almond Butter

L: Veggies and Sweet Potato fries

D: Smoothie and Turkey Burger

- Matt

M & D’s July Challenge Day 14 
I’ve decided to incorporate my smoothies into my diet because they are delicious and healthy if you make them right. 
Workout: 30 mins on the treadmill for 2.5 miles. 
Eats: 
B: Apple and Almond Butter
L: Rice and Turkey Burger with blue berries
D: Strawberry, Banana, and Cherry smoothie with green super food, Chia seeds, and coconut milk. With a sweet potato and Turkey Burger. 
- Matt

M & D’s July Challenge Day 14 

I’ve decided to incorporate my smoothies into my diet because they are delicious and healthy if you make them right.

Workout: 30 mins on the treadmill for 2.5 miles.

Eats:

B: Apple and Almond Butter

L: Rice and Turkey Burger with blue berries

D: Strawberry, Banana, and Cherry smoothie with green super food, Chia seeds, and coconut milk. With a sweet potato and Turkey Burger.

- Matt

Spent my Saturday talking theology and painting the Summit Church parking lot with Stephen Burch. I am beat but it was a good time and I was happy to help serve the church.

Spent my Saturday talking theology and painting the Summit Church parking lot with Stephen Burch. I am beat but it was a good time and I was happy to help serve the church.

M & D’s Summer Challenge Day 11
It was a great Friday! I hit up the grocery store to pick up some food for the next week including supplies to make smoothies! 
Workout: 20 minutes on the treadmill followed by leg workout with leg extensions, calf extensions, leg press and squats. 
Eats: 
B: Apple and Almond Butter
L: Bananas
D: Chicken and broccoli
- Matt

M & D’s Summer Challenge Day 11

It was a great Friday! I hit up the grocery store to pick up some food for the next week including supplies to make smoothies!

Workout: 20 minutes on the treadmill followed by leg workout with leg extensions, calf extensions, leg press and squats.

Eats:

B: Apple and Almond Butter

L: Bananas

D: Chicken and broccoli

- Matt

M & D’s Summer Challenge Day 10 
There is a new Thai place that just opened down the road from the office and I decided to give it a try today. I had planned on bringing lunch but I left it sitting on the kitchen counter, whoops. Lol. I got the curry lunch special and it was super delicious and fresh, cheap too! Will definitely be making trips back here in the future for a cheap healthy lunch. 
Two workouts today one in the morning and one this afternoon before work. I did 30 mins of cardio on the treadmill this morning. Then this afternoon I did 10 min warm up followed by reps on the arms machines at the gyms. 
I am going to start focusing more on weight training in the coming months. I stopped by the vitamin store and picked up some Creatine to add in muscle building, it seems to be the best one to take for gaining muscle mass. 
Eats: 
B: Bananas and Almond Butter
L: Chicken Curry and Fresh Spring Roll
D: Steak and Sweet Potato
- Matt

M & D’s Summer Challenge Day 10 

There is a new Thai place that just opened down the road from the office and I decided to give it a try today. I had planned on bringing lunch but I left it sitting on the kitchen counter, whoops. Lol. I got the curry lunch special and it was super delicious and fresh, cheap too! Will definitely be making trips back here in the future for a cheap healthy lunch.

Two workouts today one in the morning and one this afternoon before work. I did 30 mins of cardio on the treadmill this morning. Then this afternoon I did 10 min warm up followed by reps on the arms machines at the gyms.

I am going to start focusing more on weight training in the coming months. I stopped by the vitamin store and picked up some Creatine to add in muscle building, it seems to be the best one to take for gaining muscle mass.

Eats:

B: Bananas and Almond Butter

L: Chicken Curry and Fresh Spring Roll

D: Steak and Sweet Potato

- Matt