Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Teaching a fitness class after years of overcoming different hurdles is truly something I am thankful for.
I don't take for granted the ability to move and do what I do anymore. Years of pain and lack of mobility nearly took my courage away. It was not easy to convince myself that I could ever do much more than endure life anymore.
That was me 3 years ago...I have to keep reminding myself that the person in that bed was very scared. I didn't know what was in store for me. It was a rough recovery, but I was determined to press on.
The greatest key to overcoming the obstacles in my life has been the faith that God has so much more for me. I truly believe that faith has a big part in our ability to have success in every area of our lives. He cares about us. We need to believe that He wants us to succeed even more than we do.
There are obstacles real and imagined. I actually believe the greatest obstacle I have is in my mind. Having to change what I think will change the way I act. It is important to pay attention to what you are saying to yourself. Is your internal world contributing to your success or failure?
One of the students in my fitness class is from South Africa. She is so encouraging to me. She mentioned that too many who have been through what I went through, have used their condition as an excuse to give up. She said most just give in to the weaknesses they have in their lives and decide that it is impossible to ever be different.
That was never me....I am the type that looks at the situation and try to figure out how to do things people think I can't do. I am very determined to go further, go harder, and go stronger, than I can imagine at this moment. It is one day at a time. One challenge at a time. One choice at a time.
Every step we take, no matter how small, brings us closer to the goal.