Strong and steady wins the race, right? I've always been a "dive in and go as hard as you can" kind of person... IT NEVER WORKED!! I soon became burned out and disappointed that I was not getting HUGE results in like a day! haha! I'm learning to become a more disciplined, stronger person by relying on the process and learning each lesson the Lord has for me along the way!!
So my goals are to:
1. to be STRONG!
2. to not feel old anymore
To GLORIFY MY GOD thru everything I do... 1 Corinthians 10:31
Eating smart, tracking calories.
STICK TO THE PLAN!
Praying and trusting in my awesome Lord for the strength and wisdom I need daily ... learning to lean on Him throughout my weight loss journey --this has been huge for me. For so long, I've relied on my abilitly, my so-called knowledge, my strength. I'm sad to admit it's taken this long to learn how much that DIDN'T work!!
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary ~ Isaiah 40:28-31.
Montana ranch girl, stay at home mom of 2 incredible boys, married to the best man on the earth :) and totally in love with Jesus Christ!
When you get to the end of your rope, there you'll find the hem of His garment.
For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you ~ Philemon 1:7.
I rejoice over you. As I prepare to close out my account with Spark People on the 12th, I want you to know that God has used you to refresh my heart and I have found much joy and comfort in your loving ways and caring presence. You will be in my heart and in my prayers as I take up my cross daily to follow Jesus. Keep up the good work, beloved. God bless you on your way.
Start now. Stay focused. FINISH STRONG! That is my goal for this month and all to come. I find that I start the month strong, then I let life get in the way and lose momentum and commitment toward the last half. That habit has lost more than one race. Starting now I am pacing myself, so as to not tax my bod and throw myself into this cycle again this month, saving some energy for that final thrust. If I fall, “NOW” is when I start back, for tomorrow may never come. I am maintaining focus, for as my friend and FlyLady say, “Focus makes us FABULOUS”. And I have my eye fixed on the target before me to make every step a strong one so I FINISH STRONG in February with an ultimate goal sighted for 2013.
“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win” ~ 1 Corinthians 9:24, NASB.
Our race on this journey is our own, and we are our only opponent. Bettering self is the race we run. I don’t know about you, but I find that it is more difficult to run against self than anyone else, for I am overly gracious and give excuse too easily for my falls. So, NOW, “I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified” ~ vs. 26-27. Making myself accountable with hope of encouraging others of you who struggle as I do, this is my prayer for us as we run our race this month.
PS: I love going through everyone's pages and seeing changes they make to their decor. So pretty, yours is. Hugs.