We have talked a little bit about this journey to get healthy and loosing weight…more emphasis on the healthy but the loosing weight has been a super nice bonus! So let’s get real and start with this…I have always hated to exercise. I was the kid who never participated in P.E….in fact I am pretty sure I got a D in P.E. in high school. Even as an adult I hated exercise and really loved Wendy’s. I have spent the better part of my twenties pregnant, which if you have ever had children you know what that does to your body. So here in all transparency is where I was….
I was miserable with my weight and how I felt about myself, right after baby two I started working out and being a little healthier…lost about 15 or so pounds and then baby number three joined the team. I had a healthier pregnancy and made better choices but of course weight was still an issue, so was blood pressure, and other nice health issues. I never thought that I needed to put work in to take care of all that. I knew something had to change after Owen was born…I knew God did not intend for me to be miserable and unhealthy. I also knew that I could not serve Him fully, and I could not be available to the calling on my life without my health being in check. I knew getting my health in check was the only way and with that my mind was made up.
So here I am 3 months and 27 pounds down, loving where I am…I have found a love for exercise…I love eating healthy everyday (but yes I do on occasion splurge). I love having energy, feeling better, being able to keep up and just do what needs to be done! God has opened a door for me that as I look back on my life I cannot help but laugh because who would have thought Fitness could be my witness! I would have ever thought that God would be able to transform my health and my life and then turn around and let me use it in the lives of those around me to draw them closer to the Lord and to teach them how to be healthy and to treat their body like the temple that God said it is! I am having flashbacks to 6th grade drama class and the superlative award that I got at the end of the year was “Most likely to be an aerobics instructor” the humor is almost to much.
God pushed my boundaries out of the way and made me available to do this thing! He opened a door that is so unbelievable…when I signed up a few weeks ago to be a beach body coach I couldn’t help but think…are you sure you are qualified for this? No I don’t have a degree and I have not achieved my “beach body” but I am in the middle of the trenches with you trying to get to the same place you are going and I want to hold your hand and run along side you as we try to get there together. I want to help you reach your goals, I want to be your cheerleader and encourager. I want to push you when you have days when you just don’t want to exercise, I want to jump up and down with every non scale victory, and I want to watch as you make your family healthier and stronger…but more than that I want to watch you draw to the Lord in this journey and seek His help in this area of your life, I want to watch you grow in the grace of our sweet Father who loves you and wants to see you healthy and ready to serve Him.
I am ready…are you?
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