Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Fluffy Girl and Willingness
Hello and Good late Thursday evening to you all. I have had a long day...Lots of things to do...Lots of fluff to lose!! So I worked all day...Walked 3.5 miles, grocery shopped, walked Greta, did the hokey pokey and turned myself around!!! O.K. I did everything BUT the Hokey Pokey...but I am certainly feeling Pokey tonight!!!
Yes...I did walk 3.5 miles tonight...NEW FLUFFY GIRL RECORD!! I started really slowly...honestly, I did not really feel like walking at all..I spent most of the day physically struggling...Not that anyone likes not feeling well..But I am a funny bird! I try to compensate in any way I can to make sure that it is not obvious that I do not feel well! I have always had some shame about being ill...I know that is weird and trust me...I will continue to address that weird character flaw with a professional...:)
However, as I started my walk tonight..it was really physically difficult...but right before I started...I had been looking at a picture that my friend Kristen took at Enchanted Rock...
Love this picture and what it represents--your amazing journey!"
So I read that and started my walk...This is an amazing Journey and I cannot take that for granted and there is no guarantee that it is going to be easy...It has not been easy...but it truly has been amazing.
So...as I walked I felt stronger and stronger...I fought through the discomfort and the "struggle" and I just WALKED...I plugged in my ear plugs...listened to some good music and did my best to remember that all I have to do is put one foot in front of the other...Before you know it...I had gone 3.5 miles...I used my struggle for good. I decided I was absolutely willing to stretch through the physical and emotional pain...I remembered that God is the Author and Perfecter of my Faith and I just have to be willing! I am willing...I am inspired!
Tomorrow is Weigh in #30...Tomorrow is the beginning of the 31st week of this Journey and I am willing to Move Forward, Trust this Path and Know that I have all the Faith I need!
Please keep this Journey in your prayers! At times...my vision is not so clear and I need your prayers for strength and courage...I need prayers for FOCUS! Kristen took another photo I love...funny enough..it reminds me of this very thing...
Before I go...I love CNN's online segment called Distractions...If you have a minute...watch this video..I sometimes completely relate to sweet little Penguin!!