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Where the heart is....

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Plain and simple, I'm back...and sporting a 40+ pound gain. It is what it is, and I have decided that what it is....is all about the heart. In summary, the last 15 months have been terribly difficult. I coped by choosing food over heallth yet again. We moved and I had to leave the life I had carved out behind....but...home is where the heart is and my heart is with my family and doing what is best for my kids. We now live in a small rental home in a very rural area that has no space for my treadmill, elliptical, or weight bench....but if my heart is in it....I will make a way. My body is slow, and heavy, and sluggish again.....but every move I make towards my health....there my heart will be, growing stronger again with each step. By choosing to commit my efforts first to God, then to my health and family....in every minute I devote to prayer and in every Bible page I intentionally seek out to put me on the right path, the path that leads me closer to Him.....there my heart will be....receiving the only power* that will truly get me where I want to be. All of this I know....now to do and I will. My first big goal is to participate in the 2015 OKC Memorial Marathon in April. It will be the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Building. For so many reasons, this event is very special to me. It was so hard not to be there last year for the first time since 2008. Now my sights are set and I am officially beginning my training to cross that half-marathon finish line for the 5th time....and THAT.....is where my heart is. Here is to a new year, fresh mercies each new day**, and to knowing where your heart is. emoticon

*Ephesians 1:17-20
**Lamentations 3:22-23
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  • SHANTODD420
    You got this take it one day at a time and take it at your own pace. I am still here and with a gain as well. I have been working out with a trainer for over a year now and feel stronger. I am still working on my food choices.


    Hugs

    Shannon
    2103 days ago
  • ANEWLORI
    YOU GO GIRL!!!! I'm sorry you've had such a rough time.....been right there with you....year of financial stress and medical issues abound has lead to my highest weight ever. My body, heart and soul all feel the weight of it.

    I am SO proud of you for going for your 5th half marathon!!! YOU TOTALLY ROCK!! Gosh, I would love to get back to races. I'll be there in spirit my friend!!! MISS YOU!!!!
    2103 days ago
  • SKINNYINMYHEAD
    I'm so sorry you've had rough time... sux... but getting back to it is the best thing you can do for you and your family.... you already know you can do it! you've done it before - and very nicely I might add... so be gentle with yourself mentally while you push yourself physically... You got this! and I've got your back!

    Now? where are you living? if I remember, you were in Edmond...
    2156 days ago
  • TNTSMOMIE
    You can absolutely do this!!!
    I'm starting over after a 20 pound gain last year from being sick.
    I'll be in touch, bc we are going to make our goals. Your heart is amazing!!! You can do this!
    emoticon
    2156 days ago
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