(Day 3) Chair Exercise

Exercise is like a bad word for me right now. It takes so much time to build up stamina and endurance but when you stop, it all falls down. The reason I was discouraged yesterday was because I could not do some of the exercises that were listed in a challenge I am participating in. Well my accountability partner took care of that and helped me to realize that I cannot do what I have done in the past without starting fresh. I have to start slow and build up my body to be able to do those squats and burpees and all the rest.

I remembered a chair exercise video that I used to do a few years ago so off to YouTube I went to find it. I had to do the exercises without the resistance band because I have to get a new one but man was that a workout. I am adding it here so if you are beginning your workout journey like I am then you can check it out too. It’s a good one.

I am determined to walk more and I’ve decided that I will begin to take prayer walks. I can’t do any of this without Jesus walking with me. So why not? I love Jesus and I am so thankful for being at a place finally where I know that I know that I know this time is different. This time I will be victorious. The reason why I know this is because it is no longer about the number on the scale. It’s about giving honor and glory to God in and through my body.

Thanks for joining me on this journey and now off I go to get started on that prayer walk!

Until tomorrow…

 

 

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(Day 2) Discouraged Already

discouraged“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.””
John 13:34-35 ESV

I’m just going to be real with you today. I was charged and completely motivated yesterday and this morning I felt like a deflated balloon. I sent a message to one of my accountability sisters and we chatted back and forth and and she really encouraged me. This really was an example of the scripture above. She displayed love to me. It’s so refreshing when you have someone who will just shower you with love and encouragement when the enemy starts whispering lies in your ear. Then I turned around and it was like the floodgates of heaven opened up! I was receiving encouragement from everywhere. Posts from my TimeHop app, posts on Facebook, Twitter, broadcasts on Periscope, a chapter in the book I’m reading, etc. It was like God was saying “See my daughter, I have many ways to display my love to you. Don’t be discouraged and don’t be afraid, I am with you wherever you go.”

I’m so thankful for this day. It started off late, stressed, discouraged and fearful but it’s ending with peace, hope, love, joy and encouragement. Is everything perfect? Nope. Oh but it’s so refreshing to be a part of the family – the body of Christ. This is a process and a journey that takes putting one foot in front of the other. I am so glad that I have sisters to walk with me on this journey.

Do you need some encouragement today?

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