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)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I wish I could get there... I will!

right before today's run
I wish you could have seen me when I was thin. Man... I look back at those pictures and think 'wow'.  I worked out a lot, and a lot of times, I put myself first, in order to take care of me!  And now... well...  I'm fat. I hate that about myself.  

It has been a long time since I've been able to run any distance worth even mentioning.  Today I woke up, did my Shred, at lunch I ate outside with my friend and then we had a 15 minute walk.  When I got home, I walk/ran 24 minutes (1.66 miles) maybe not the fastest, but I ran more than I walked! YEAH!

I've decided that I will exercise, and I will continue to make good choices when I eat.  I may never be a size 6 again (I can't believe I was ever a size 6) but I will feel good about myself and my choices.

I've been reading two books (both I love) Hinds Feet on High Places and You're already amazing (Why I can't just read one book at a time like normal people??)  The links are for Amazon but I got mine for my Nook

Both are teaching me in kind of the same way but different too, that I was created by the God of the Universe and He didn't make junk... and that He will ALWAYS be there all I have to do is cry out to Him (He's there even if I don't cry out too!).  My heart is getting filled up and starting to really gush all over the place.  

Anyway, sometimes I feel guilty about putting myself first but if I don't take care of me, how can I take care of anyone else?

Phil 3:13-14 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


Jada's Gigi said...

you have to take care of you...that is wisdom..that is caring for His temple...doing something is better than doing nothing so do what you can. don't you just love "Hinds Feet"?

Terry said...

dear margie-martha-mary...i think that you are are not fat!
it is so nice that you can still run..i really envy this because i discovered about a year ago when i tried to run, i couldn't!
if the running makes you feel so good.. keep it up but don't go starving yourself!..ha! love terry