Somebody. Help. Me. Were my inward groans as I laid on my living room floor while my phone rang. I Literally. Couldn’t. Move. The Jillian Michaels 6 week Abs workout had devastated my body. And the run from the day before completely sealed the deal. As I processed with my own thoughts, since that was my only option at this point, I contemplated my 2017 New Year’s Resolutions-Getting back into the 6 week Women’s WOW Hour: Where waking up early is lifegiving. Sure I had gotten up 1 hour early to spend time with God for 30 minutes and exercise for 30 minutes atleast 4 days a week last year at this time, but today is a different day. And my current sprawled out posture is speaking louder than any past success. My brain began the rationalizing train-This year presents new challenges of a toddler addition to our family. The baby weight seems a tad more than I experienced with my 2 other girlies. I have taken on more responsibilities as Mom, wife, student, minister, ect. The weather is colder outside than last year. The mid day time seems much more appealing. I was in need of a booster shot of hope. And speaking of shots, my rabbit trail mind went to the horrendous episode I had this week with my 1 year old getting her vaccinations.
The nurse meant well, but frankly did a terrible job. She accidentally touched the needle while in the midst of giving the final 5th shot. So as my screaming child just having had shots in both legs and arms is looking at me with questioning, pain filled eyes the nurse says, “Sorry, I have to go get another shot because I contaminated this one.” Nice. And 10 minutes later, as I have just soothed my sweet baboo to a non snotty nosed, gasping for air state, she gave her one more shot. And this. felt. like. Absolute. Abuse. As our day was completely shot (no pun intended, well actually it was), I contemplated why I put both of us through this pain. And my only comfort was this fact: The future benefits far outweighed the current pain.
All that lovely shot story to say, just like vaccinations future benefits far outweigh the current pain, so disciplining ourselves to wake up early to meet with God and exercise future benefits far outweigh the current pain. We call exercising regularly, getting up early and prioritizing time with God disciplines for a reason. It hurts. But the current hurt is NOTHING compared to the INTENSE JOY, PEACE, HOPE, STRENGTH, HEALTH and PURPOSE-ultimately LIFE we get when we. Get. Fit. Fit for the day-mind, body and Spirit fit.
Fit is not a destination, it is a way of life.
As I continue to lay on the floor, I am encouraged and I want you to be too. I want you to know if you start WOW Hour this Monday, January 30th and follow through with these disciplines for the next 6 weeks, you. Are. Not. Alone. I am in. You will have me and hopefully I will have you for some sweet accountability. And here our some inspirations to get our minds, Spirit, and body prepared for the upcoming WOW Hour 6 week Challenge.
Inspirations as we embark on the WOW Hour 6 week Challenge:
- From the Chronicle’s of Narnia: As Aslan said to Prince Caspian when he said, “I don’t think I’m ready”, so I say to us, who may not feel able or ready for this 2017 WOW Hour 6 week challenge-“It is for that very reason I know you are.”
- From my physical trainer friend: You gotta practice to get better
- From a wise person: No pain, no gain!
- From the Bible: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
- From Jeremy Camp, words from the Song “Give Me Jesus”: In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus
- From and unknown person: I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday
- From an unknown person: “It is not easy, but it is worth it,” “I CAN and I WILL” now repeat that everyday.
Join me in the WOW Hour 6 week journey starting this Monday my friends and watch as you see your mind, body and Spirit change for the better. You can implement my workout plan of 2 Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack Abs videos and 2 30 min runs a week or make up your own 30 minute exercise routine! Watch as you get healthy and whole to live out the ordained purpose today and in this year that God made you for! You’ve got this because our good Father has got you!
© 2012 Standing on Peace