Sunday, October 28, 2012

Week 1: DONE!

Well it's been my first week on Tina Reale's Best Body Bootcamp and it turned out as good as I hoped so far.  I was really worried at first because I didn't think I was going to be that sore after the circuit and that it would work my legs more then I wanted but I was wrong! My arms are killing me (in a good way) and I'm definitely being challenged in new ways, and learning new workout moves. I've always done better with someone else guiding my workouts so this is perfect for me, since she makes me do my weights, and in a way that I enjoy more. She did make me cut back on my cardio, but I'm working on being alright with that, I knew she probably would so it's just an accepting thing at this point.

Plus she gives us goals, and I've decided since she's giving me the physical activity goals, my doctor is kinda giving me food guidelines, I'm going to kinda do maybe one goal that is more physical/mental health, and one that's spiritual. In the grand scheme of things, spiritual health is very important I feel, and something I want to integrate fully in my workouts! 

I've not done the best these weeks with food. I've accidentally ate my allergies which put me in crazy pain, and then snacked way more then I should have (and probably ate more sugar then they'd like) but Monday is a new day!

Something God has really brought to my attention recently is choosing to be happy. Choosing joy. it's something Joyce Myers and others have discussed, but I guess He really made it real to me. I've asked for the joy of the Lord many times, and I think He helped me realize and accept that the only person holding me back from that is myself.  He can give me all He can but I have to accept it and act on it out of faith.  I have to choose to be happy, to have joy no matter the circumstances, knowing and trusting that it will all be alright. That He holds my future in His almighty hands and will not let them fall...or let me fall for that matter.

I guess I know what one of my goals for next week might be now:

Say one thing I'm thankful for, I like about myself, and/or that makes me happy! 

After this week I think I may narrow it down to one of these three and maybe 3 for each, but small steps!

Friday, October 19, 2012

I like my magic shoes

Sorry it's been awhile, here's a quickie on what's going on with me!

Saw the doctor & I can now eat "free range organic poultry" (which for me means poultry for now cause I'm poor) but otherwise still same. He said I looked so much better & I told him I felt better too, but since it's only been a month it sadly must continue. I am getting used to it & the addition of poultry has helped so much (although I cannot wait the day I'll be able to eat oatmeal & beans again!)

I'm going to be starting Tina Reale's Best Body Bootcamp on Monday. So excited!!! I will be posting of my progress throughout, although limited on details for obvious reasons lol. I really am excited about getting a good muscle workout again and having that partnership push. I miss that.

On the 25th I get to go hear Dr. David Jeremiah preach at the Philips Arena, yayness! I really grown to love hearing him so cannot wait.

I will hopefully soon be looking into getting a house. The first step was made today: calling the real estate agent from my church and contacting him through email. He's going to put me in contact with some lenders so slowly but surely I may end up moving!

At church last Sunday the pastor preached on the armor of God, specifically the feet

"And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace"
Ephesians 6:15 KJV

What comes to my mind first? Forrest Gump of course!  I love that movie (for those who don't know lol)  & I even added a note in my YouVersion Bible quote the man himself:

"Forrest: Momma always says there's an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they're going. Where they've been. I've worn lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard I could remember my first pair of shoes...Mama says they was magic shoes. They could take me anywhere..."

  After the early service was over I stopped & told him & he was so amused he had me email it to him so he could use if during the second service!  Gotta love Gumpisms (^-^)

What's great is how this really does apply to this verse for me...Through Christ and the Holy Spirit we really do have "Magic Shoes" that, through our Heavenly Father's love, will take us anywhere (within His will of course)!

Also how we take care of our "spiritual magic shoes" will say a great deal about our daily walk with the Lord.  From how much time we actually spend walking with Him to how we take care of the relationship itself and our "shoes"

Yes I am a dork...that is all


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Change of Mindset

A few weeks ago a blogger asked me to fill in the blank:

I am _______.

At first honeslty all that comes to mind is horrifyingly  imperfect.  My imperfections as of late have taken a hold on me, and are slowly becoming something my perfectionist-side is having a hard time coming to grips with.  It's bad enough when my shortcomings effect myself, but when they start to hurt others, especially my best friends during one of the most important times in her life...they become an insurmountable obstacle blocking me from my path to becoming happy, joyful, & accepting of myself.

My journey to loving myself.

Another friend of mine & blogger I follow wrote in her most recent post

 "So, my advice, to myself and to anyone else who takes the time to read this: Enjoy your current season. Good and bad. For their will never be another quite like your current one..."

This really spoke to me. Just enjoy where I am, yes I am imperfect. I fail sometimes, I fall short of the goal, but I need to learn to just enjoy the lesson learned from each mistake.  Just relax and let God gently and kindly guide me. Enjoy where I am...Enjoy who I am

 I am _____.

There is so much power in that! I kinda got into this last blog so I won't go scripture crazy today but I will list off some of my own positive affirmations. Hopefully some of them will stick & will help to pull me out of the punish-mental funk I've dropped myself into. I may have done this before, but I guess sometimes you just need to remind yourself :)

I am a child of God!

I am blessed & highly favored!

I am saved by the grace of God & Jesus Christ.

I am exactly where I need to be.

I am exactly who I need to be.

I am perfectly imperfect.

I am made divinely in the image of God, by the hand of God.

I am made with a purpose, a purpose to love those who need it, including myself.

I am beautiful & wonderfully made.

I am joyful, positive, uplifting, and helpful.

I am a servant of the LORD

I am important.

I am needed.

I am loved.