Monday, May 20, 2013

On Being Totally Out of My Comfort Zone

You guys, I'm starting a fitness and clean eating program today.

(Cue the tears as I throw away my pint of ice cream.)

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have seen me posting about the Mama Shred. I'm joining some other moms who want to grow in being healthy, led by an incredibly encouraging coach.

I can unashamedly (but with a little bit of a cringe) admit that I am totally out of my comfort zone.

I am not an exerciser. My face turns beet red and is covered in sweat after ten jumping jacks. I'm comfortable leaving exercise to the people who actually have willpower. I'm comfortable eating whatever I'd like. I'm comfortable eating when I feel stressed. I'm comfortable not challenging myself. (And let's just remember what happened the last time I started "working out.")

But I've felt several little nudges from God over the past few months to challenge myself in the area of health. And to challenge myself in the area of relying on HIM, and not on chocolate. (I know that sounds silly, but it's often true. I find myself turning to a jar of nutella instead of going to my Father who knows and cares about all of my needs. And who won't give me a sugar high afterwards.)
So if I share a picture of me smiling before a work out, know that I'm only doing it so that I don't quit before I start. And if I post a picture of some healthy meal I've made for lunch, it's because putting it out there for people to see will be a small form of accountability. (Although there is an itty bitty part of me that wants you to air-high-five me when I manage to eat that whole plate of salad instead of scarfing down six cookies.)

In all seriousness, I am excited but genuinely nervous. I honestly don't know if I can do this.

Maybe pink workout clothes from the kid's section will help?

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Here's a reminder that tomorrow is a "Pint-Sized Moments" link-up! Come share the little victories from your week/month. The point of this link-up is to encourage one another, give glory to God for these sweet moments, and to help give us a greater perspective, especially on our hard days.
More info HERE.

4 comments:

  1. Good job!!!! It's scary to realize something has been replacing your Jesus. Good luck, sister! :)

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  2. I remember from my youth days, my youth minister saying that in order to be physically fit, we must be spiritually fit. Good luck! :)

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  3. God has asked me to do the same! It can be scary when it's something we genuinely don't like doing or we just don't do it. But, God is with us every step of the way. I've started to dive into why I feel the way I do and why I'm "unhappy" and overweight. The reason I stay that way is because I don't believe who I am or who God is...
    You can do this! With God, all things are possible! And pink always makes for a better workout!

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