Yesterday I participated in something TOTALLY out of my comfort zone. I ran in a 5K. I wasn’t running the whole time, just in spurts, catch my breath and then run some more. It took me 45 minutes, but I FINISHED.
In my last post, I told about a workout program I was doing. I’m still doing it!!! I’ve lost 53 lbs. I have a long way before I reach my goal weight, but I am on my way!!! December is “maintenance month”. Not gaining any holiday pounds is my goal.
I’ve thought a lot about why I started this fitness journey and how I am able to continue. The daughter of a lady I work with was doing the program and I had heard her mom talking about it. I went to the website and found out when sign ups were. I remember driving over to sign up. I was so nervous!!! I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
I do know that God’s grace has carried me through this experience. He led me to this program and has been with me every step, every lunge, every frog jump and every heaving breath. He knows how many drops of sweat have poured out of my body. He loves me so much and I am grateful. Gratitude gets me out of bed at 4:30, 5 days a week. I am grateful for God’s love. He is concerned with my well being and my health. If He is speaking to you about this area of your life…………..LISTEN AND OBEY. You won’t regret it.
The 5K was called the Reindeer Dash, so we dressed up.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The holidays are easier for us, even though we miss Peyton. The emotion of missing him gets magnified somewhat during this time of the year. His birthday is in October, then we go through Thanksgiving and Christmas and then the anniversary date is in January. A friend of mine posted this picture on my Facebook wall a couple of days ago.
The girl in the bottom right hand corner of this brochure has a PDJ Baseball tournament T-shirt on. Some people may count this as coincidence, but I don’t. God is telling me, He sees me, He sees my tears and He cares.
I am looking forward to our Heavenly reunion.
Thanks for reading! : )