The building blocks of this new lifestyle

I cannot believe that I am in my 10th week of being a RBL!  The time has flown by.

I am so grateful for the opportunity provided by His Radio, The YMCA and Rob.

This journey has changed the way I live my every day life.  Exercise is the new normal and it is fun.

Yesterday I went shopping for a new pair a pants and I am down two pants sizes! It was a personal victory for me,

While there are only two weeks left as an official RBL, the time spent as part of this team is the building block of my new lifestyle.



6 Weeks/12 Weeks/Lifetime

This is the beginning of week 7.  Halfway point? Sort of…

I know I cannot look at this as a 12-week journey, it must be a lifetime transition.  I never imagined looking forward to working out, I have never liked exercise at all.  Something about this is different.  I truly believe I will continue at the YMCA and continue to make exercise a priority in my life.  My husband has now jumped on the train which helps so much! Instead of being after work couch potatoes, we are after work exercise partners.

Thank you to Rob and His Radio, and the YMCA for making this new expedition possible.


21/90 Rule

I read it takes 21 days to create a habit and 90 days to create a lifestyle.  So close to that 21 day mark, no quitting now!

To say I have been lacking energy this week is an understatement.  I have battled with myself everyday about going to the Y.  Last night I came home from work and just knew there was no way I was going to make it.  I said a prayer, asked for strength, put on my workout clothes, said another prayer and went out the door. 3 for 3 so far this week.

The Webster’s Dictionary defines discipline as:  Control gained by enforcing obedience or order. /  Orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior.  

Shout out to my team, they are the best!  Congratulations to Rachel for winning the 1st week challenge.

Thank you God for being my source of strength and always keeping your promises.  With You all things are possible.


Week 1 Complete

I finished week 1 !!!  I pushed myself to show up many times I just wanted to stay home.  I pushed through 3 hard team workouts, two of which were in freezing weather outside.  I felt great after all of them.   Today I wake up and my muscles are screaming in pain.  I mean yelling- “WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US?”.    “Ouch”  seems to come out of my mouth as frequently as breathing.  I don’t even realize I say it sometimes.  BUT, I will press on.

2 Timothy 1:7 is my RBL Journey Verse:   “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” (NASB)   This is my constant reminder of what I have inside pressing me on through the hurts, through the lazies and through the potato chip cravings…   Power-Love-Discipline-Power-Love-Discipline-Power-Love-Discipline.  Fearless!  During my workouts I repeat this over and over again.  I know God’s Word is Truth even when I may not feel it at the moment.  If I repeat it enough and push through, I know that soon I will CLAIM IT!

My team is a huge inspiration!  What a great group of people God has allowed me to work though this journey with.   Sue pushes and encourages us toward our goals.  She is the greatest!

Meal planning and prep, cardio, weight training, team encouragement, and most importantly God’s Truth are all essential to my success.

I am thankful to Rob and His Radio for this wonderful opportunity.

I will press on with Power-Love-Discipline!


12 Weeks vs a Lifetime

Starting this journey is scary for me.  I have a real fear of failure, the struggle is real.

I know that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.  I know this and I pray it daily.  Still, I fear…

Today, I leave my fear at the altar, at the feet of Jesus.  He is the only one who can replace the fear with confidence and success.  He says I am worthy, I am loved enough, I am a child of The King, you are too!

12 weeks is my starting point.  A lifetime of healthy living is my goal.  The years of riding the yo-yo must stop now.

Only through Him will I overcome.