As I was walking Cooper this afternoon for his normal late afternoon walk, it occurred to me, that other than the sometimes yuckiness of life…. hormonal teenage outbursts, middle aged husband emotions (😂), continuing to grieve my Dad, the still unreconciled extended family situation, plus normal ‘life’ stuggles… my life is in a really fantastic place. I know that this is all because of Jesus, our ultimate peacemaker.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
I‘m very blessed to have pretty much always had a very strong surety when it comes to my faith. I don’t struggle with doubt, or unbelief in any areas… and I KNOW, beyond a shadow of doubt, that this strength in my faith is what places me in this great place in life. If I made the mistake of looking at things logically, maybe I’d struggle to not get depressed about it. BUT, I know that God’s plans are the BEST plans, so even when something doesn’t happen, or not happen, when I think it should…. or something doesn’t come together that I wished had…. or God pushes me down a pathway I was hesitant (understatement) to go… I have the confidence in knowing that God’s got this !!
What I was most thinking about when this came to me on my walk this afternoon was my health and fitness journey. I know I covered this in the last blog, but I’m really finding the social media outlets not only a tool of accountability, but a great encouragement.
I had to buy 3 major pieces of equipment in order to dive into this ministry that God has for me…. when the 2nd arrived a couple of days ago, I said to my husband… “This is getting real, when the 3rd package arrives, I actually have to do this.” Like I said in the last blog.. exciting, but scary !! 🖥📸💜🏃🏽♀️
Another thing that had me pondering where I’m at, is the people that we’re surrounded by. It’s a no brainer that we do our best when championed on by loved ones and friends.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
I’m very blessed to have really wonderful people around me, but like most people, I also have those around me that are kinda hoping I fail…. those that think this is just a faze.. and I’ll just go back to the unhealthy weight and food choices that were my life 3+years ago. I also have people in my life who choose to see something about me that simply isn’t me. All I can say about that is…hey… haters gonna hate. Move on, but pray for them like crazy.. coz happy people want the best for others… unhappy, or damaged people… do not. So, whatever way you look at it, those that maybe don’t champion you on in your life…. or worse, outright speak negatively about you.. need our prayers more than anyone else.
Back to the possibility of back tracking in fitness… even if solely for physical comfort, I’d need to stay off dairy and big amounts of meat intake….. which is a BIG part of having a healthy body…. so even if I were to let the physical exercise go, I’d still be far healthier than I was previously. Having said that, I kinda LOVE my walks, my workouts, my clothes (😂), so I can’t see me going away from this healthy lifestyle.
In order to keep it real, I’m not saying I never get down… coz man, I do ! I was in a real funk a couple of days ago for an evening and a day… and I just couldn’t explain it… It was near the anniversary of my Dad going Home to the Lord, but I really didn’t think it was that.. it was different…. and low and beyond.. the dreaded monthlies arrived today… so waa laa… explanation found !! 🤔
On this front, I actually received a letter with a surgery date for my much dreaded Hysterectomy, but as it was going to clash with my daughter’s 18th b’day & party, I had to let them know I couldn’t do that date… so back onto the waitlist I go. Heartbroken?? NOT
As it’s Easter Saturday (is that actually an offical thing?? I don’t think so.. but anyway)… so in just 17mins… it’ll be the time my Dad went Home on Easter Saturday 2017. Last year, it was rough, as easter fell BEFORE the date of the anniversary, but his year, it’s already passed, so it seems a lot easier. However, I”m choosing to not dwell on it, so there’s that.
In regards to my blog pages, I’ll just let you all know that I will be consolidating my two pages. I’m halfway through blogging my Europe trip with my sister last year, so I’ll finish that off before wrapping the page up… but after that, this will be my main blog page, so as to best facilitate this new health, wellness and fitness ministry.
My entire homeschooling journey, as well as Master 14s ADHD diagnosis & journey are over on Lovely Shiloh, as well as travel blogs, preparing for and then grieving the loss of my Dad.. and general life. Feel free to go check them out, but there’s 248 blogs over there as we go live….. so just a bit of reading for you. Here is the link. 😀
I’m wondering if there’s a way to make a copy of all blogs… without literally printing them all out.. if anyone knows of a way, please tell me, as I’d love to do that.
OK.. that’s it for now.
Blessings Peeps. xox