To say that this summer has been busy for my family would be the
understatement of the century. July was the icing on a triple chocolate
layered cake of full plate, scheduled to the max!
Also in July, we went to Siloam Springs with the kiddos to church camp. Last week, after the 4 day trip to Hattiesburg for the World Series, we came home to Vacation Bible School for our church where Brien was the storyteller. He brought the message each night for the kids. I was the music leader. I taught the kids dance moves to four songs over the five days. I had a twenty minute time slot for music. I had an unfortunate realization after that first night.
After dancing around with the kids for less than twenty minutes, I felt terrible. I was hot and sweaty, I felt nauseous, and could hardly breathe! This was not me, I am trapped in someone else's body. I would never let myself get this far!
My best friend was telling me about the great results she is getting from her newly purchased Fitbit. She has been walking, and has started feeling better because she is encouraged to walk more and be active to get in those daily steps. I was intrigued and did some research and decided to purchase one for myself.
Today I begin a new journey. I will set goals, I will smash them! I will take back control of my health and well being. I've got lots of ball games and stage performances ahead of me. I can't continue on this road I am on. I am taking a longer route because I want to get those steps in!!!
I reached my goal yesterday and I am well on my way to making it there today! :)
I did not write this post for sympathy. I realized that I needed to make changes, and I want to hold myself accountable. By posting publicly, I will hold myself at a higher standard. These "before" pictures are going to be different in a few months. I will hold myself to it!!! Phil 4:13 "I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.