The Stresses of Life

Today was not a good morning for me.  We are down to one vehicle and that means if I don’t get in first thing in the morning at 5am to workout it’s probably not going to happen. Well for the second day in a row, I have turned my alarm off without fully waking up and therefore not able to get my early morning workout in.  I was so upset and frustrated.  When the kids and hubby left for the day, I just sat in the chair and sobbed and talked to God.  I said, “Lord, I have failed at so many things in life and this is the one thing that I don’t want to fail at. It is so important that I get healthy so that I can do the work that you have called me to.  I can’t fail at this too.”

After my little pity party I had for myself,  I picked up the phone and got on facebook. Right at the top of the news feed was a blog post from one of my Caine Halter team mates.  She talked about so many of the same things that I was feeling at that very moment.  I realized that I am not alone in this.  I have the support of all these amazing people that are all facing the same struggles and frustration and stress that I am.

Then God reminded me of the message I heard at church Sunday.  We just started a new series about being High Character Christians and that God wants us to keep and even keel even when the stresses of life come and try and knock us down.  This is something that I have been needing to develop in my life.  So many times I start out on something with such good intentions and doing great things but then something in life happens and I get frustrated and give up and quit.  I feel like God gave me this opportunity to not only get this weight off but He is also using it as a tool to help me develop the things that I need to have in me like perseverance and self control.

There are always going to be things in life that try and get in our way and make us want to quit and I am not going to let those things win this time.  I may have had a little stumbling block, but I am going to pick myself back up and keep on keeping on.  Ok, so I missed a couple workouts, I can still do something at home.  I can still eat healthy.  No matter what the scale says, I am not a failure unless I just quit trying completely.

Well, anyways, that is my thoughts for the day.  It helps just to be able to write and get my thoughts back into perspective.  Thanks for reading and please keep praying for me.

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  1. Christy – I manage to do a lot of my work outs at home. believe it or not there are a lot of options for you to do and still get something done. If your kids go to school then when they leave you can go out for a jog/walk in your neighborhood.. Lots of options for you

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