I continue to be amazed by God and his perfect timing. I was not looking for a fitness journey, but somehow got connected with Christina Charley after about 15+ years. What she shared with me was nothing short of God using her to speak to my heart (the part that has damaged so many times by weight loss failure).
I have dropped pounds and inches, but that isn't even the best part. it has been YEARS since I have been in the 160's. I will dare say that since I gave birth to my youngest (11 years ago) I have only briefly been in the 160's. So, needless to say I was humbled and ecstatic all at once (is that possible?).
I will say that I have not been 100% with my diet, but I have tried to be 80%-20% and I have been working out diligently. I believe with all of my heart that if we put in the work...God will supply the increase (or in this case the decrease). He has been showing me some new things lately and I AIN'T COMPLAINING!
The best part is slaying the erroneous negative self talk that's been my constant companion for years. The good part is seeing myself crave veggies and enjoying experimenting in the kitchen. The best part is that I have allowed God access to the parts of my heart and soul that I never really dealt with (at least with any consistency).
This journey has given me something I didn't even know I needed. It has given me the courage to say no to things that were getting in the way of me truly taking care of my temple. God gave me this temple and now I am taking that to heart!Thank you Christina for reminding me that I don't have to be controlled by my emotions, feelings, or the choices of others.