Fitness

Change Your Stinking-Thinking!

Working out requires WORK…otherwise they’d call it something else. But in order to stick with your fitness goals, you need to have FUN too.

I’ve tried so many workout systems, and I can’t say that I’ve ever seen the same results as I am seeing now with HIIT training and crossfitinspired workouts from Jess at Blondeponytail.com.

I am working harder, in a shorter period of time. Which makes me feel like I can do so much more than I have ever been able to before! With Tabata workouts (20 sec on, 10 sec rest, repeat for 8 rounds) I am doing 80 push ups in 4 minutes! and I can actually do it! I would have NEVER imagined I could do this, but it really does work! You never know your full potential until you try, and try hard! I can’t wait to see how I grow on this journey. I want to eventually be able to do pull-ups and do real Crossfit workouts…I’m not there yet, but I know I will be! And if I can do it…SO CAN YOU! No matter what your fitness goals are, big or small, one thing I learned on my journey, is that you are so much more capable of success than you’ve ever imagined.

How has working out has affected me spiritually:

You may be thinking…Working out is not spiritual…your focusing on yourself, not God. But for me…it is a very sacred time. I thank God for my body…that I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Working out has brought me closer to God, it has changed my self esteem and turned my negative thoughts into positive ones.

Old thinking: My legs are fat, I am fat, My arms jiggle, I can’t do this, I’m just not good enough…etc….I use to really beat myself up and it made working out miserable. I didn’t respect myself and in result, working out was like a torture chamber for my body and mind.

New Thinking: My legs are strong and capable, my lungs are getting stronger, my blood is pumping and bringing health and life to my cells. Today I am strong, I am able. God is my strength.

I thank God for the time I have to workout, I know it is a luxury. I live in this moment, and in this moment I am blessed, because I have a body that God has made, and He will not let one hair fall from my head without his consent. I need God’s strength and love, and by taking care of myself in this way, I feel God’s love, mercy, and grace. Because my health is a gift from Him and I do not want to take it for granted.

There are so many who are battling illness, or are not capable of running. I run for them. I work out in honor of them. When I complain or grumble about my body, I stop. Because I know that I am blessed, and with that blessing comes responsibility…responsibility to honor God by being the best rate version of myself.

 

 

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3 Responses to “Fitness”

  1. Kristin May 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    You’re so inspirational! I can’t wait to see how far you go!

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