I’m sure there are plenty of you out there who want to know why I have any business writing a fitness blog. Others may wonder why now? What triggered you?
- I am a fitness instructor who eats candy and skips a workout
- I am a friend who gets jealous and doesn’t always want to listen
- I am a mother who loses her cool and questions her parenting abilities
- I am a wife who speaks disrespectfully to her husband and is self-serving
- I am a Christian who falls. Who questions. Who gets defeated
Are you still there? I hope I haven’t scared you away.
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. ” 2 Corinthians 12:10
Shh. Don’t tell anyone, but I’m majorly dependent. I have a crutch.
When God started knocking on my heart about this blog about 4 months ago, I questioned Him. Are you SURE about this God? I mean, I know you hear everything I say and everything I think. I’m SO.MESSED.UP. I went back and forth with him for a good 2 months. You’ve heard the term “wrestling with God.” Well, I was there.
There’s plenty of women who are more knowledgeable than me!
I don’t have time! After all, I have 2 small kids, a husband and a spare room with a pile of unread magazines from 2007.
What do I have to offer anyone?
As God always does, He proved Himself. He is always faithful to me. I can’t even begin to tell you some of the random ways that he lined things up for this blog to come to life. He used words from other people, opportunities that fell into my lap and more importantly, His Word. I sat in a Bible Study last fall and the last session was called ” Move Your Feet”. The image I have included in this blog is the notes page from that study. (Don’t be jealous of my awesome handwriting) It sealed the deal. I left there with tears in my eyes. Lord. Why did I doubt your faithfulness?
So there you go. A little insight into why Peak313 came to be.
So brave- so bold- so TRUSTING to listen when you were called!!!! (and SO human to admit that you struggle just like the rest of us!) Clare, I don’t know you but I sure hope God blesses you beyond measure with your new blog! I am excited to walk with Him and with You! THANK YOU!
Really cool, Claire! I love it. 🙂
you have a great story, clare & now you have an audience with whom to share! God is going to use you & I’m excited to see how! Keep up the great work!
You are so open and honest and true to who you are…you are going to inspire many women Clare YES you are! Love you!:)
You have inspired me with this post. Keep up the good word.
Ahhh…I am SO all of those things too, my Friend…everything but a fitness expert of course..LOL! I can see God working through you already…wonderful, amazing, I am a fan! Love Ya, Janelle
…and this is why I loved you from the start. :*) ((HUGS)) <3
Thank you for answering God’s call! I am a “retired” fitness instructor who has been busy having babies and caring for my husband/family, so much so that I have neglected the “temple” of the Holy Spirit, that is my body! I have committed to losing weight and getting physically fit after 7 years of unhealthy living. I am just beginning this journey to “healthy” but I look forward to the journey and am thankful to follow you as you begin this new journey that God is leading you on, as well.
I just love you. Thanks for being so open and honest. Most importantly, thank you for being obedient to God and His call on your life. Your blog has already been an inspiration and encouragement to me.
I’m in! You are such an inspiration, and I love to read about fitness. Count me in as a fan 🙂
I can’t believe I missed the “grand opening” of your site. It looks great!!! Okay, now I have no excuse to not read and then do!
I’m going to be trying some of your suggestions. I’ll let you know how it works out!
Your KS friend!
Mrs. Joseph Wood
I love seeing your notes :-)! God is so good the way he speaks individually to each of us – making his will clear!!! 🙂
I am floored!!! I found your blog from another blog from another blog…. And so on. God is amazing! Your introduction sounds so real and I feel the same way!! You sound like a amazing woman, and I am excited to see how the Lord moves through you! You are going to do wonderful!!
Hi Amy! I’m so glad you found me! Look forward to chatting with you in the future!
Hi Clare. My name is Lisa. I have had a passion to be a fitness instructor since I was fifteen. I did aerobics for six years straight. Weight training and kickboxing. I actually got addicted to it. I was in a car accident and got two herniated disks in my lower back, all the ones in my neck are herniated, a pinched nerve in my low back, scoliosis, degenerative disk and joint disease, and Fibromyalgia. In 2000 I was pregnant with my third child and had to stop exercising. It was to painful. So, here I’ts been eleven years and I am trying to start back up. I was on pills for fifteen years for pain and got addicted to them. I am two yrs. clean now and trying to start back my aerobics. You have kind of given me the desire again to do it. Thank you, Lisa Harris (lisasblogoflove.blogspot.com)
Thank you for your message. I have no doubt that God is touching your heart again because He has a greater plan for it. You have quite a story that would encourage many women so be obedient to the Lord’s calling…
Keep me updated on what you decide to do. I’ll be your biggest cheerleader!