Welcome to all of you who found your way here from the motivational bio profile that Runner’s World posted of me on their site at RunnersWorld.com
I HATE having to talk about actual scale numbers so having this posted was really difficult. But it’s not like I was ever fooling anyone that I was significantly overweight, right? So here we are. I hope my story will inspire and help people, not just to lose weight or to find fitness, but to find that trusting God’s plan over your own is the best. That really is the whole point of my story these past few years.
Weight loss and fitness are wonderful byproducts of the bigger journey I have been on. I still struggle each and everyday to not get in my own way and gut it out with will power and obsession. It never has worked and never will. Yielding to God’s plan does. Now, that’s not some cop out and letting go of responsibility. I have worked hard, I have changed my eating and exercise habits. I am running or going to the gym or getting on my bike nearly everyday! But I had to find internal peace and healing first. All previous attempts failed because I short-circuited that step.
Do I have everything figured out – NO! That’s what we in the church call sanctification. I am in process. Participating with God each day to grow more like Him and let go of self-direction.
I hope you are inspired to join me on such a life!