Saturday, May 19, 2012

It Ebbs and Flows......

All Journeys have ups and downs, it may be said that it would not be a journey without them :0). I have noted on this journey (in other blogs) that taking a good look at yourself can be hard and usually uncomfortable because often times what we find when we look in the mirror is not nearly as pretty and neat as we once thought. I am learning that the best medicine is to look, examine, then take it to God for clarification (in the event some of you are like me at times and in denial of what you see) and help in working on it. All issue/flaws (as it were) are not bad, some merely need to harvested and reshaped so that they are better used. I think Willie "P-dub" more said a mouth full when he asked that we "listen to what our haters have to say" because in hearing their words we can learn much about ourselves.
As an honest look at yourself  relates to health and fitness,the fact that 60% of Americans are overweight or obese should let you know that you will get no where in your journey if you are unwilling to face yourself and be accountable for your actions or lack thereof. If you stress eat admit it, if you don't exercise, yet you are constantly wondering why  you have not lost weight, it may behoove you to be honest with yourself. Whatever, your issue is admit it then attack it, do not merely be a bystander in your journey instead take the helm and become an active participant because it is by this action that change happens.
 I believe that it is in AA that they tell their participants that admittance is the first step, irregardless of where that statement comes from it is the truth. The first thing we have to do is admit we have a problem acknowledge our part in the issue and then get a plan together to attack the problem. You will never accomplish anything by whining and complaining about it (in your fitness journey or otherwise) - believe me I am preaching to the choir! :0)
If you want to run a marathon - get up seek out the steps to begin to train for it and get it done. If you want to lose those last 30lbs off - get up and get a plan together, find a class or a trainer, whatever and get it done! You are the only one standing in your way. One thing is for sure nothing will change if you continue to sit on the couch or whine about the issue.
One of the biggest waste of time is to long for what someone else has or has achieved when you yourself are just as capable of achieving that or greater.
Greatness is in you because of Who created you, you can not deny it, you can only run from it. Stop running, the price that was paid for you was too high for you to give up or worst of all not try at all.
No matter what you find when you look in the mirror, you are loved more than you can imagine. "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
Move out of the way and get MOVING. You CAN do IT!

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