Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I thank M3 for reminding me to blog.
I have not blogged since October and I should be ashamed of myself. God has forgiven me. He is my trainer and as you can see, His way works. I prayed a couple of months after I joined SP and gave my appetite and all those bad food habits that I had to Father. And that's Who He is to me. That's when success begin to happen for me. First, I had to have patience because I knew this weight would not come off overnight. Although I wanted it to. Don't we all?
Before the end of 2007 I had lost 33 pounds. That was a miracle from Father. My appetite is in control. Of course, I am tempted to eat foods I should not and sometimes I give in, but I don't do this as a practice. Sometimes you can treat yourself, but you should make sure you are in control and will not go overboard. Another thing I learned was to take control of food and not allow it to control me. Bad things happen in our lives, but food does not change those bad things. When I look to food for comfort, that is like telling Jesus that He can't give me the comfort I need. There is no Peace and Comfort like the One Who is Peace and Comfort...Jesus. I could not have made it this far without Him in my life. I speak with Him all the day long and share the victories that He has allowed me. I smile as I type because I am happy with God as my Trainer.
He has given me strength to finish a kickboxing workout, when I wanted to stop. He has guided me up 3 flights of stairs when I wanted to stay in the car instead. He has put the willpower in me to continue on this journey so that I can meet my goals. I have so much I need to give to this world and I want it to give the best me I can be. God is faithful and He promised me that He would never leave me nor forsake me. He is true to His Word.
I love to workout. It invigorates me. Gives me the desire to go on and do even more. Kickboxing has been one of the hardest workouts I have ever done, but it is worth it. According to Spark's Fitness Tracker a 30 min KB workout burns 450 calories. I think the more you weigh the more calories you burn. So I desire to burn the most calories at one workout. Strength training has also played an important role in my current success. I plan to expand on it during 2008 because I have alot of places that need toning up.
This is just a start of what I have to say. I also credit this site that is covered by God's Favor, for helping me to decide that I don't have to stay overweight if I did not want to. I do not want to. I can just taste that size 10 jeans. LOL For the longest I wanted to wear a size 10. 2008 will be that year. This journey is so fulfilling when you see results. Anyone who makes up their mind to take off the weight and stand firm, they can and will do it. It's according to your pace. This is not a race. Everyone is different.
Do like I do, don't give up. Keep working out and eat within your range. Success is right at arm's length. This is the best site filled with caring people who really desire to help each other succeed. That's awesome. Just like my Father. Praise the Lord for His Goodness to the children of men!