As you see from the title, we only got 3 days in this week. On Wednesday M was feeling under the weather, and I honestly didn’t have the motivation at 4am to get up and go alone. However, I did get my husband out with me that evening for a mile and a half. He walked, I ran a little. It was better than nothing. Wednesday night we had some icky weather which kept us up with the dogs until after 1:00am, so by the time we got the dogs back out, in bed and asleep, it was a good 2:00am. By this point I wasn’t feeling hot and was super tired, so Thursday was a no go. This morning however, we started our run with prayer. What an awesome way to start the morning! We were able to run every bit that the program calls for! That means we ran 1/2 mile without stopping! I’m so proud of us! That 1/2 mile was the 5 minute stint, which we did again at the end. In total we ran 16 minutes – 20 minutes, which was equal to about 2 miles. Isn’t that great!! For the first 5 minutes of running, we started going up a hill with a slight, steady incline. It is so tough, but I was determined to do it! The whole way up that hill I prayed, and thanked God for many things. With every step, I praised him! I thanked him for family members, for having M to run with and push me, for having the ability to run, for having such support from friends and family, for having the motivation and desire to get healthy, for having the motivation to get up every morning at 4:30am….I just spent that time praising Him! It helped me and empowered me so much! It was nice to have my mind on something other than, “when is 5 minutes going to be up?!” for once. Now the numbers on the scale are at a standstill again this week, but I can hear God telling me not to worry about the number. If I become worried about numbers, like weight and size, I will become obsessed, which will result in me using unhealthy methods to get the numbers down. I know that, and God knows that. And I know that does not please God, and it does not lift Him up in any way. As long as I am working hard, and getting my body healthy, that is all that matters. I will continue to check my weight because this does give me an idea of what my body is doing, as well as some extra motivation, but I most def. can’t make this all about the numbers, and for once in my life….I’m okay with that. I know that God will continue to reveal things to me, and motivate me, and work in and through me.
Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend! Thanks for reading! On to Week 5 on Monday!