What’s up party people! 🙂 I think I’ve told you all before that I really prefer facebook as my method of encouraging, motviating, and teaching you. Sometimes writing a blog post seems daunting to me. Not sure why, but it does!
ANYWAY—I’m going to start taking some of these “Facebook FITspirations” and share them with you. So for those of you who don’t have access to facebook, or happen to miss them in your newsfeed, you can get in on all my ramblings! 🙂
So here goes….2 “fitspirations” I had this week!
Friends. I’m not gonna lie. You are going to have some really rough days when you are totally discouraged. Where the results aren’t matching the work , plan, and time you put in. (bank account, marriage, scale, job, parenting etc )
But I’m not sure where we get this mentality that things should be EASY just because we have a properly detailed and thought out plan in place? Maybe if you are lucky, but I’ve rarely seen it! (especially if you are “cheating” on the plan)
Anything worth having is worth fighting for! I “fight” daily for all the “big rocks” in my life. (And yes, that includes my health!) So my question to you is…is it worth it? If yes, get your gloves on, throw off the sin that entangles, and refocus so that you can confidently say at the end of the race,
“I have FOUGHT the good FIGHT, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
“The enemy can’t squelch the power of God so he tries to disable the servant of God” – Beth Moore
And one of the easiest ways to disable the servant of God is hardship. I know that some of you right now are feeling the hardships of life..far beyond your “ability to endure”..and living in great desperation. (2 Corin 1:8) Our Almighty Rescuer is standing sovereignly over everything wanting us not to just walk OUT of our hardship, but to walk INTO His presence.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corin 4:16-18
These are so good, Clare. Both scripture references have been a part of my scripture memory plan over the past few years.
I agree with you on blogging! It’s usually much easier for me to share a “power punch” on fb than to take the time to share it on my website. I like the way you did it here.
I’m making some changes in my lifestyle – some small and some bit – starting today.
About mid-morning today – on a Friday…imagine that! – I decided I was ready to change it up.
Thanks Clare for sharing this here. I’m not on FB and don’t plan on joining it. But I love “hearing” your thoughts and you are an encouragement.
Looking forward to Monday and your unique challenge! You are very creative. Thanks!
Clare, Thanks so much for your posts. I am on FB, so I liked your page. I came across your website as I search for something to help me through this discouraging time. I am 45, I have four children, I am 5’6″ and I weigh 203 pounds. Six years ago, I weight a (perfect for me) 135 pounds. I had my daughter take a picture of me, and I can’t even believe that this is me. I am going to keep coming back here, because I love the fact that you are encouraging as a Christian as well as a fitness expert. Thank you!!