Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Change begins in my heart... not my mouth

I could "tell" you how much I want to lose weight. For me, it's not about looking good, though that would be a very good benefit.

For me, it's about being healthy, in mind, body, and spirit.

This year I am running a 5K in May and the very next weekend I want to run a 10K. The first one is for the fight against Breast Cancer the second one is a fundraiser for Grace Centers of Hope.

But I can talk about it all I want. The change can go on and on in my mouth and nothing will ever change. However, when the change happens in my heart, everything can change. Let the change begin inside and transform to the outside. My favorite song is "from the inside out", it's even my ring tone...

In my heart, in my soul,
Lord I give you control
Consume me from the inside out Lord
Let justice and praise become my embrace
To love You from the inside out

I've been trying to eat well, and then we went to camp... ugh... I could have made good choices, but I didn't. But I did walk... a lot! SOmetimes we have to make the change again!

I've made a few changes... no more getting my nails done (time and financial save). I don't have time to work out... I will make the time. Cutting down on the TV, reading more. More water. But more importantly, my heart is changing!

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.


Louise said...

Good post, true words .. thank God He gives us second, third, fourth, chances to change.

Pat said...

Good for you, you've the the recipe for success!!

MegansWeightLossJourney said...

Hey Margie - Great post. I love that song too!! I find myself almost shouting it because I can't help it
: ) We can do something together!! I think I am going to start going on Thursday night to the weight loss group at Metro - I think it's free and it will help hold me accountable. I will ask Angie about the details - we could go together. It's an hour. You are right though, and I can to the realization too... it's not going to fall off, I have to get my mind right and I HAVE TO MAKE TIME TO WORK OUT!!! I am NOT a morning person, oh-man, ask Chris, but I pray every night "god, give me the strength to get up in the morning, please, I need you to help push me lord." And then in the morning, when I get up, I say thank you God for waking me up this morning and I start with reading my bible then head into my workout. I know you already get up and start your day with reading your bible. And then I take it to the next extreme and workout at night too... HEY LET'S run the 5K together!!! Can we??? It will really push me, and we can PUSH each other!!! I have always wanted to run a 5K and then a 10K... I don't think I should try and do both, but for sure the 5K - what do you think??? Let me know. With God on our side, ALL things are possible!! I am so excited that he's my number one cheerleader : ) When I miss a workout, I feel like not only am I letting myself down but also I'm letting him down. Love you lady!! Oh and I go to Fitness every night except Fridays and I could go in the mornings too if you want to go. I just have been doing my videos in the morning at my house.

Deb said...

You go girl! I'll be praying for you and cheering you on!!

Two friends and I have made a commitment to make better eating choices so we can lose weight. I haven't been doing so well...