A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey… but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong. So every day I get STRONGER!

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Crawl back to life

Wanted to write this post for weeks now but still having some time management issues so let’s see if the original thought is still as strong and if I can get the words flowing to tell you what is constantly on my heart.

I watched the hunger special on the food network a  couple of weeks ago and there was a woman in Texas that runs a food pantry. Everyday before they opened the pantry they gathered together and their final chat was, “If you can’t feed them all, feed just one!” So simple, but it’s something to remember in so many aspects of our lives. There is always so much we want to do, so many lives we want to touch. But in the end, we can only do so much.  So this post is for that one person. I hope that something I say inspires you in some way to do something that you never thought you could do. For that one person to make a positive change in their life and then pay it forward and inspire positive change in the life of another. I don’t have all the answers and I too have my moments of weakness and despair. I do however know how to seek the answers I need and make a choice not to dwell in a space of despair or let my weaknesses overtake my strengths. I encourage you to do the same.

Though one of my chief concerns is health and fitness, this is not solely directed at those on a fitness journey. This is about TRULY LIVING LIFE! We all have DIVINE callings we need to answer. Consider this your call to duty.

Whatever your journey consists of  it will be hard.  YOU MUST TAKE IT ANYWAY! No one can do it for you nor has the heart to do it for you because they have no idea what that journey really means to YOU!  You know all of your inner struggles. And because you know all those little details, you already know how strong you are. You already know that you are capable of overcoming obstacles. You already know that you can keep going long after you think you can’t. You know you can make choices that you feel good about. You know you can learn from mistakes and put your best foot forward. You already know you are powerful beyond measure! Yes, there will be times when you lose  sight of things or when you detour a little more than you want to, it happens. Life happens. But that doesn’t mean you give up, that means you pick up where you left off and keep it pushin…that’s the key, DON’T GIVE UP! Faith doesn’t make things easy, it just makes them possible! Have faith and start crawling….

Sung to the tune of Crawl by Chris Brown

Even if others think you’re through,

You don’t have to share that view.

The only one who matters is you

I hope that you can see that too.

 

So where do you go from here,

When you seem so far from your goals?

And where can life take you now

If you believe that you can, you can still have it all!

If you crawl, til you can walk again.

Then you’ll run. Until you’re strong enough to jump.

Then you’ll flyyyyy!

Your journey has no end.

So just crawl, crawl, crawl 

back to Life!

 

Take the focus off the pace!

Your journey need not be a race.

Everything in time and space.


Learn from setbacks and mistakes.

 

So where is your vision now,

Is it in the depths of your heart?

LOOOOK, can you see it clear?

Now is the time, take the chance you can’t fall!

If you crawl, til you can walk again.

Then you’ll run. Until you’re strong enough to jump.

Then you’ll flyyyy, your journey has no end.

 

So just crawl, crawl, crawl back to LIFE!

 

 

 

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Randoms from my fitness journal

Thought about starting a new journal over the past few months and with so many things that are trying to steal my joy I felt now was the time and this will give me a way to stay focused on my journey.

The past few years I’ve regained 15-20lbs over the winter months pushing my weight into the 150’s every time. Well this year I stayed consistent with everything and I am happy to say that I have actually lost this time around!

My current story goes like this:

36yr old mother of two in the final stages of divorce from a marriage of 11yrs. Had planned a move to Dallas after my divorce was final but that plan fell apart so here I sit about to make a brave attempt at starting over.

Working out has always been “my time” my stress reliever, my solace, and so I plan to use this journal to keep me grounded. I’m ready and poised for the great new things that will come into my life as I enter this new chapter.

My goals:
1)Get a job(been a stay at home mom for 8yrs)
2)Go back to school(studying Deaf Education)
3)Get my own place(that I control)
4)Have my best year ever
5)Get my best body ever
6) Never lose myself in a relationship again, NEVER!
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 The longer I put off things the more anxiety about what could happen builds up and it makes me not want to follow through. But when I go ahead and take the plunge, I realize that it was not as bad as I thought it would be.
I felt like I’ve been on the cusp many times before, but instead of going for it, I shrink back afraid of my greatness. Never again, there’s no time like the present to give life my all.
I do Kundalini yoga which I love! Lots of movement and mantras. I always feel transformed after doing it even when I don’t get a meditation in.
Been kicking butt on some killer hills and I can tell the difference in my glute/leg strength.
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