Recommitted–Twice Over

Weight Loss… it’s a difficult road. If you are overweight you know exactly how hard it is.

If you’re one of my usual readers you know I have struggled for years. You have read my unfinished story. The saga continues…

It has been a few months since I have worked out. I’ve become lazy and more sedentary. (not good!)  I have known just by the way I feel that I have been gaining weight and needed to do something about it. I’ve been angry with myself. I’ve felt discouraged because I hadn’t seen any results when I had been working at it after having been so sick. (My family and I had had terrible colds, lasting many weeks, thrice over the past 2 years).

For the past couple weeks I’ve sat knowing I need to change my habits and get back into my fitness routines, yet at the same time I was thinking, “What can I do? How can I change this?” Then I remembered some wise words I had spoken to others–JUST MOVE!

Yeah, I was taking my own medicine.

This week I jumped off the self-pity train, recommitted myself, and got back on the Fitness Wagon. For the past 2 days I have been kicking my own behind. Do I hurt? Oh yeah! But I’m not going to let that stop me. It’s a good pain.

This morning I did a weigh-in. I didn’t want to do it, but I knew I had to. I was shocked. I knew I had gained, but it was more than I thought I had.

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I’m glad that I made the choice to do better for myself. Not only that, I have a family that needs me too.

With all of that said, last week I recommitted my life to Christ. I had not walked away from Him, I just wasn’t as serious in my relationship with God as I used to be.

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Maybe you’ve been struggling with losing weight or to break a bad habit. Or maybe you, too, haven’t been totally committed in your relationship with God.
Don’t be dismayed. Recommit!
Smile and hold your head up high. You can do it this time! If you happen to fall along the way, get up and keep going.
You only fail if you quit.

Now I’m off to plan my workout for today.
Much love and God bless you. ❤

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Why Do You Write?

Do you write for pure enjoyment? Do you write to share recipes? Maybe you want to share helpful information about computers or weight loss tips and advice. Maybe you want to be a published writer, be it poetry or a novel…

Why do I write?

First, I write for several reasons. I enjoy it. I enjoy the creativity of a good poem or story. I like to try to encourage others and build them up. I like sharing information that I’ve learned or that I think would benefit others around me. And yes, I like sharing recipes.

Second, Do I want to be a published writer? No. I don’t see that happening. At least not until I’m dead. I have written a good number of poems, most are personal, so I wouldn’t want to see them in print for the world to see unless I could avoid potential embarrassment. However, in some instances, parts of my life could read like a book.

Last, but not least:  ~New content to come~

For some time now, I have been wanting to write about some of my life experiences. Some of which are quite difficult for me to even think about, let alone speak or write about publicly. But I believe it has the potential to help others who are facing or that have faced things that I have. I am hoping to begin posting stories within the next month or so. With that said, some things may be uncomfortable for some people to read. I will include a warning at the top of such posts.

2015 Fitness Goals

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Yeah, I know… it’s almost the end of January, but it’s not too late to start making goals for the year.

Goals? Don’t you mean resolutions?

NO! I mean GOALS.
Resolutions are too easily tossed to the side.
GOALS require commitment.

I have made several goals for the year and fewer fitness goals, but will be making more. For now my list consists of:

1) Working out more often.
I started slacking after school started. (I’m a homeschool mom).

2) Walking 300 miles over the course of the year.
I think I’m falling a bit behind, but I’ll catch up within the next month or 2.

In His Footsteps

There is a lot of persecution in the world today, especially towards Christians. As one myself, I find it extremely heartbreaking. We are judged, criticized, mocked… and in some parts of the world tortured and/or murdered.

People treat us like we’re wretched human beings.

Yes, there are some “christians” that have a holier than thou attitude. In my opinion, they give true Christians a bad name.

As Christians, we are called to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. He is our example. We will never be perfect, as He was, but we should strive to live our lives to be like Him.

I think Carol S. Wimmer expressed it best in her poem, “When I Say I am a Christian”:

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost sometimes
That’s why I chose this way”

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble –
needing God to be my guide

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed
and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I’m worth it

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek God’s name

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved

©1988 Carol Wimmer All Rights Reserved

Daily Writing Prompts and Upcoming NaBloPoMo — Writer’s Block Again?

I’ve been feeling somewhat displeased with myself for not writing very often. I don’t always have or come up with material to write about; Sometimes I try to do it on the spot.

It’s been some time since I’ve written using a writing prompt and NaBloPoMo is next month. I will probably start doing those again. As a homeschooling mom, I sometimes give my kids Daily Prompts as writing assignments. I was reading over one of the prompts from last week and got the idea to use them for myself as well. They would give me even more practice in writing.

One of my biggest personal writing issues, because I’m a perfectionist, is that I want to improve on punctuation and sentence structure. Do I need a comma here? What can I do so this is like this? That doesn’t seem right. My brain is in a fog or something.

I always did well in English and Creative Writing while I was going to school, but that was two decades ago and it has slipped over the years. Most of what I’ve written since high school are poems or letters. I’ve tried journaling to see if that helps, but again it’s an issue of ‘on the spot’ writing.
Is this a form or writer’s block?

It Takes Guts

For months I’ve debated even sharing my story.
I know I shouldn’t care what other people think or say about me, but I already have self-esteem (confidence) issues. Being morbidly obese magnifies them.

There I said it.
YES, I’m morbidly obese; I’m not just “fat”.
It’s hard to admit it to myself, let alone publicly.

Today I have a new page that I’d like to share. It’s my untold (except in my Facebook group), incomplete fitness story. It tells when & how my struggle with weight started and how some of life’s circumstances landed me where I am today.

My [Incomplete] Fitness Story

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