Sitting in church on Sunday I realized that God had given me the body he wanted me to have
but that my sins (gluttony, laziness, etc) are what have transformed it into the body I have today.
I also realize that my two blessings (plus a life of abundance in comparison to many)
have also had an impact on my body as well.
They have given me stretch marks, scars, and pudginess I didn't have prior
and that while I would not change a single one of them my body can never be the same
as one who hasn't had two rambunctious boys.
I will never get back the body I had in high school or college.
But I can care for the body I have now.
I am not working to get fit for others, my husband, or really honestly even for myself,
but for God!!
Does that mean a dress size or ideal number on the scale?
No it means I work hard doing my very best for HIM,
but just as every journey in life has it struggles I must accept the setbacks and plateaus as they arrive. Praying my way through them instead of throwing in the towel.
I need to give thanks to him for carrying me this far.
The Lord put in on my heart to start a fitness journey
because honestly I am too lazy and unmotivated on my own!
Because of that I need to look to him for guidance and support.
So my motivation wall isn't covered in pictures of my ideal body, but with verses that encourage me when I want to give up, that guide me through the hard times, and remind me of what type of woman I want to be.
Here are a few verses that motivate me I found on Pinterest (haha imagine that)
I like to check out Peak313 Fitness blog for new routines and motivation but have really found myself fond of crossfit workouts. I can do them at home and they are relatively quick to complete...the recovery however sometimes takes longer than the workout itself! I have a love/hate relationship with Crossfit...it makes me think I am dying every time I do a workout but then once I realize I will survive I feel stronger...and strength is way more important than skinny...
So how did I do this week?
I didn't track my food like I should. Honestly this makes a huge difference for me.
I only got in 3 workouts this week.
I am not drinking enough water.
Below is my chart...the numbers are either holding steady or slowly moving down.
So what are the goals for next week??
1. Complete 6 #Crossfit #WOD at home
2. Track my food consumption
3. Drink more water!
4. Walk/jog at least 5 miles in the next 7 days
Are you still working on your fitness goals? What keeps you motivated?