New Conviction

i was frustrated with my lack of results and i gave up.  it's not a place i want to be at spiritually or physically, although, i've been there before.
i give praise and thanksgiving to God that i'm working my way out of the darkness.
i have 3 more changes for this phase.
  • 1. high protein diet (thanks for the push)
    • i'm cutting the flour and sugar out completely, at least for this week.
  • 2. starting a new workout program.
    • i enjoyed the program and definitely got some results despite my lack of faithfulness but i need a shorter exercise program. the new workout has some cons but it's the right intensity and time for me (at this phase/season of my life).
  • 3. offering each day and sacrifices for a cause/intentions
    • i cannot do this on my own.  offering up each sacrifice for a specific cause helps me to keep the focus on Him and help others.
    • please share your intentions.  i'll gladly add them to my list.
i'm going to keep it simple and take it one day at a time.  i'll be  using our motto to help me along the way.
today's intentions are for all the mothers struggling with incorporating fitness into their daily lives.  may the Good Lord provide them (us) with the direction and grace needed to persevere. 


The new phase of my fitness journey has begun.  This is the phase that comes after I reached a plateau and lost motivation.  It’s the phase in which a new conviction is born.
I’ve been at this phase before.  The difference this time around is that I desire to do more than just drop the pounds and develop healthy habits.  I desire to grow spiritually and produce His fruits.
I am halfway there in regards to my weight loss.  I have already lost baby weight from Dragonfly and Papi.  I have two more babies to go, totaling 20lbs.  After that, I will set my next weight loss goal, as I am no longer sure what my ideal body weight should be.
Here are some of my commitments for this phase in my journey.
Plan of Action:
  • put the focus on the journey (spiritual and physical fitness) not the end result (weight loss).
  • ditch the all or nothing attitude
  • take it one week at a time.  focus on weekly goals so that i do not become discouraged.
  • 30 min exercise 3x week in addition to my running program
  • 2 races by the end of Aug. (any length will be fine with me)
  • 20 lbs loss by Aug.
  • no sugar!
  • eat small meals throughout they day – before i get into hunger mode.
  • only water. 10-14 glasses a day.
I have been dedicating each day of sacrifice to a specific intention.  You are invited to share your intentions with me.  I would be more than happy to pray and sacrifice for your intention.   You can be as descriptive or as general as you desire.  Leave your intention in the comments or email them to me at JOYfilledfamily{at}gmail{dot}com.
My primary goal is to glorify Him!
Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.  Well, I do not run aimlessly, I do not box as one beating the air; but I pommel my body and subdue it, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.  ~1Cor 9:24-27

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