Last week was a breakthrough week for me.
I have always struggled with exercise, but I really feel like I've found a good nitch.
Long story short, I did a total of 18 miles with Leslie Sansone! 18 miles!!!
AND, my eating was really good too.
Great eating and exercise week - do I hear the halleluja chorus?!
I sometimes feel a little nervous to be honest, that this will just be a phase. This fitness won't last. But I am going to do everything I can to ensure that it is a lasting change and not a passing fad!!
I'm not gonna sugar coat this, when I weighed in this morning I really wanted to kick my scale to the curb!! According to MY scale, I had only lost a pound. Ok, now before you start singing the praises of a pound, please realize that normally I wouldn't be sad about a pound - but seriously, I think my scale is messing with me!!
According to the scale at the Choose To Loose group I've been going to since the end of August I have lost 6 pounds (not including this week - last weigh in with them was on 9/16). During that same time (end of August to Sept. 16th) my scale said I had only lost 1 pound?? Now after exercising my butt off (ok, that's an exageration - this girls got back and plenty of it!!!) and eating really well it says I've only lost a pound. I seriously think it's time I purchased a new scale. One that wont mess with my head. I know a scale is not the only measure, but I sure as heck think it's important to have one that is actually in good working order. I'm really anxious to see what the other scale will say when I go on Thursday night.
Last week I also had the program at church I have been talking about and it was a big sucess!! Everyone had fun and the gals that did the skit with me were amazing. The message God had me give went over very well too and we had a woman accept Christ as her savior - Praise God!!!!
I got a call this afternoon as I was rushing to finish my chores and get dinner done early as we had a Scout Den meeting tonight from the president of the women's ministry group of the church I was to speak at on Saturday. She was calling to cancel the talk. I totally understood the situation, but I was/am seriously disappointed!! They may re-book but it wouldn't be until sometime in February. I'm disappointed both for not having the opportunity to speak to this group of ladies that I have never met as well as the money, to be honest.
I have felt led by the Lord to workin women's ministry almost since the day I became a Christian over 18 years ago. He has slowly brought me along and I am now feeling like He may be calling me into ministry on a larger scale than just (and I don't mean "just" as a slight) a women's ministry leader at my church. I think I'm being called to speak and teach. I had lady after lady come up to me after the event Friday telling my how much I had touched them (I know it was God working through me, it's definitely not me!) and telling me I should be doing this professionally. I feel as thought their encouragement is affirmation as to what I think the Lord has been trying to say to me. To all of you praying gals out there, please be praying for the Lord's direction in my life and that I would be sensitive enough to follow His lead!
My goals for this week:
continue to eat healthy
do at least 12 miles of exercise
get all of my water in
daily quiet time
It's time to get to bed!
Have a good week everyone and keep making good choices :)