Monday, June 24, 2013


When I am at the gym, I feel like there is an inner athlete working her way out. God and her push me to keep going. When I feel like I can't put one foot in front of the other,  I pray and thank God for giving me strength.  A song by Plumb that frequently plays in my ear  says  "I can't do this, I can't do this, I can't do this by myself, I can't do this, I can't do this, Oh God I need Your help". He helps!!!  I finish my workout!! Who can plank for a full minute?? I CAN!!!!  Who can do a burpee??  I CAN!

I wonder where that inner athlete was all those years ago??  I was the last girl on the track running, I believe I was doing the 800 meter run, everyone had finished and I still had half a lap to go. I think I walked it.  Embarrassed and feeling like a failure I crossed the finish line in physical and emotional pain.  I do not have to be embarrassed now. 

fixing to run 2nd 5k

I can run 5ks. I can push myself.  I can eat healthy.  I can have cheat days and get right back on track.  I am thankful that I went to that casting call and went through that process.  I know that He who began a good work in me, will carry it on.  (See Philippians 1:6)


Just like I have discovered that I can be strong physically, God continues to teach me that I can be strong emotionally and spiritually. The link below is a song that is fitting in my journey and I think it will always be.  We are never finished this side of eternity.

If I keep allowing God to clean this ole house then I am on the right track and there is peace in that. 

Athlete is defined according to Webster as a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.

Daily life requires this as well. Allowing God to clean our houses requires this.

I hope you let your inner athlete out!   

Just breath and put on foot in front of the other.

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (NKJV)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Frustations....but Joy comes in the morning

I have felt a little frustrated. 

The scale is not giving me the pat on the back I feel I deserve (its a fingertip tap, not a pat).  I know its not just about the number....really I do.   I am experiencing many positive things but a little validation would be great.

So yes, I confess my frustration and impatience. I want to push the quick start button on my weight loss like I can on my microwave.

God has given me many journeys that require patience.  My school years, college, waiting for my wedding day, 9 months of anticipating holding my baby. If I would have rushed through any of these I would have missed lessons, friends, memories, a healthy child. 

The scale may not show me the number every week, but there is a journey here I don't want to miss. 

There might will be moments of frustration but joy come in the morning. 

So when I am feeling frustrated I am going to remember how far I have come!

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!!

You can do all things through Christ who gives strength!!