Life Is 10% What Happens To You & 90% How You React To It!

FARRSide of Life… March 31, 2017…  Over the past 9 weeks, I have lost a total of 48.6 pounds!! I am 1.4 pounds away from losing 50 pounds!! It seems so close, yet so far away! It has been a couple of weeks since my last blog. There are many reasons for this, but I will choose to sum it up with one simple, yet complex word: Life!

When I first started RBL2017, one of my coaches at the amazing GIT YMCA told me that Life will throw me curveballs on this journey. At the time, I was not really interested in hearing about that. I was intent on not letting that happen to me. I was dialed in on the goals, the task and the journey in front of me. For the first seven weeks, I was all-in. I was focused and had found a nice “stride” in my journey to a better me. I created opportunities for balancing exercise, healthy eating and meal prep, all while letting all other life, family and work obligations to simply co-exist.

The past two weeks have been a challenge trying to balance and juggle many of life’s curveballs. Life has handled me instead of me handling life. While my workouts have been inconsistent, my focus, my drive and determination have not. I have simply hit a wall…

Jennifer was the featured interview on His Radio this morning. Her inspiring interview highlighted the very reason we are doing this together: our family! She doesn’t know it, but her words and her story have helped me break through that wall! I have been telling her throughout this journey that when it comes to eating or not eating certain foods, we are making choices. Ultimately, we can have anything, but we choose to eat foods that are healthier and more nutritious.

Chuck Swindoll once said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it!” Today, I choose to take back control of my life, my schedule, my planning and my choices. I will finish this first part of the journey STRONG! I will choose to handle my life in a way that continues to be God-honoring. I will celebrate my 48.6 pounds lost, but I will not settle! God’s still working on me! For that, I am thankful!!!


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