Monday, July 23, 2012

And so it begins.....

On June 13, 2012, I took a leap of faith. I submitted an essay to BTWG (aka Bridging the Wellness Gap) and I was accepted into the 12 week program with 16 other 'recruits'. There's no turning back....I choose not to turn back! On Monday July 15, I began a journey into a new way of living. The 12 week journey to wellness has begun and I'm so stinkin' excited! I feel good about the commitment I've made to focus on my food choices, my physical fitness, and my spiritual wellness. For 12 weeks I'm trusting. Trusting the knowledge and years of experience that have been poured into this program by Chris. Trusting that this is exactly the place that God what's me to be right now. He's mapped it out so clearly, how could I say no? (more about that later). Trusting myself that I will stay commited and see this through to whatever measure of success is accomplished. And trusting that at the end of these 12 weeks I am equipped to carry this balanced, new way of living on for my lifetime!

I'll be coming here to journal my experience as best I can. I am not a writer and never claimed to be. Writing this blog is part of the BTWG program and for sure is a whole new experience in itself so you may have to put up with some crazy writing styles, some soul searching, some victories,  maybe a little moodiness, and I'm certain some failures. But I intend to celebrate each step along the way. Naive? maybe. But all I know is something has gotta change! I'm so tired of my obesity (yes, I can say it outloud but its tough). Tired of feeling like #$^& . Tired of it always getting in the way by consuming my thoughts and those all too familar insecurities rearing their ugliness from time to time. I desire to put this all behind me so I can move forward in such a way that will allow me to really focus on what's important...serving Christ and my husband, my family and beyond in a way that I cannot even fathom right now. How can I not step into the change?  And so it begins.......

Phillippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". And I certainly can't do any of this without Him.

12 comments:

  1. Hey sis, I am so proud of you! You are a blessing to so many! It is great that you have a loving and supportive husband too! I am praying for you to draw deep into the arms of Christ as you undertake this journey of changing old habits! I love you!

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  2. Sounds like an awesome experience, Cindy! I'll be following your blog! :o)

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  3. I have many PR friends and one of them is a Crossfit trainer there. I know others participating. I think you'll love it!

    Karin

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    1. So far so good, Karin! I wasn't sure of your connection but knew there was one somehow.

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  4. Awesome, Cindy! I will be following your blog and PRAYING!!
    Peace,
    Krista

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    1. Right back atch'ya Krista! I'm following your journey too! Inspiration!!

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  5. I am so proud of you and inspired. Will be following your journey and praying for you daily. God has used you in amazing ways so far and I can't even imagine what He has in store for you. Love Ya, Marsha

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  6. So very proud of you, and I am humbled to be alongside you. One day, one moment at a time, my friend. This victory is yours, no turning back! :)

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    1. Right back at'chya Sonia. Here we go!

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  7. Dear Cindy,
    The LORD has a wonderful of moving us into removing idols of the heart. Your journey is a testimony to His grace in your life. It helps to know that you have now put the LORD in His proper place at the center of your heart. May He continue to direct you daily in your journey!
    Blessings and Love,
    Sharon
    A verse that has helped me in this balance has been "Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God."

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