Thursday, January 23, 2014

Blowing dust off this thing....#Empowered

P31 OBS Blog Hop

Haven't posted here in a long while, but for a blog hop, I'll try it again!! :)

This week's word, #Empowered, has helped me so much! I am remembering that with God's help, nothing is impossible. I am remembering that God wants me to come to Him with EVERYTHING, even my struggle with food. And with God's help, I have been #Empowered to commit to run a 5K in October! Some people around me may have doubts, but I can do it!!

I'll confess, I've gained 20 pounds in the last year. It has really bothered me. I haven't been a Skinny Minnie for years, but I had stayed in the same size clothing pretty much since my 10 year old was born. Even through another pregnancy, I didn't gain enough weight to have to change sizes. But I've had some health problems over the past 18 months, and I suspect that one of the medications I am taking has contributed greatly to the weight gain.

I'm trying not to focus on the number, nor the clothing size, but on getting healthy and exercising more, and making better choices about what I eat. My husband has committed to doing the same as well. I started taking modified TaeKwonDo classes back in the spring and even tested for my yellow belt! I had to stop with the classes for a while when the health problems reared their ugly heads again, but I'm back at it! I am #Empowered! I can do this!! I can hopefully test for my orange belt in 3 months, train to run the 5K, and be healthier!! I am #Empowered by the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the closer I get to Him, the better life will get!!


Jess said...

oh sweetheart! I know how discouraging it is when medical limitations cause our bodies to change in unwelcomed ways. *HUGE HUGS* I do believe though that you can overcome this battle because the strength your resting in is not your own. Much love!

Melissa Maria said...

You can do it! You're an Overcomer! I started "running" in August when my daughter turned 1. I did (kind of) the Couch to 5k and it helped a lot. I ran my first 10k this month. I finished last, but I did it (through the mud and muck of the horse/cow farm). Now I'm using the training plans for another 10k in March (I didn't train for the first one) and a 15k in May. I'm glad you're feeling #Empowered this week!!

Brianna said...

YES! I love that you're really feeling this week's word. It's really the perfect one to start off this study! :)

Sadie Ussery said...

Wonderful post! I loved this week of the Bible study. Looking forward to next week and the rest of the Bible study! Way to get involved and moving...Tae Kwon Do is amazing. My oldest girls are in that...too bad they don't have adult classes here!

Kelly said...

You have set good goals and are on the right track to health! God bless you!