13 Jun 2011 Making Life Changes
 |  Category: health

I almost constantly think of blogs that I can write, I just don’t take the time to sit down and write. I love to write, but usually Tim, the kids, laundry, dishes, and pretty much everything else comes first. So right now Hannah is napping, Zeke is feeding himself lunch, and the laundry is staying put.

This past weekend we had a few different graduation parties to go to. It was really fun to see people that we haven’t seen since last November and catch up on life. Probably the most common comment we got was about how big the kids have grown over the last 7 months. And the most common question I got was, “How are you doing?” and “What are you doing?”

I am very excited that my response to those questions is finally positive and life is looking up.

At the beginning of May I made the decision to attack every part of my life. From the physical to the spiritual. I started weight watchers, and began Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred, and also started attending our church’s women’s Bible study on forgiveness.

When everything started I was still dragging my heels, fighting with God, feeling like I had a right to be down in the dumps like I had been the previous 6 months. And now I am so thankful that those 6 months are over, and I am allowing God to work in my life again.

I am still doing weight watchers, for at least two more months. I completed 30 days straight of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred, making it all the way to doing the last 10 days on level 3 difficulty. I have switched to working out three times a week with the 30 Day Shred, doing a different level of intensity each work out day, and going on a jog afterwards anywhere from 15-30 minutes. And the Bible study on forgiveness is still going strong.

As of today I have lost 18lbs with the combination of strength training with Jillian Michaels, jogging and weight watchers. I have also opened up to listening to God and what He wants to do with me. For six months I tried to figure out what happened at our last church. What were the motives behind the pastor? Why such a harsh exit? But through studying about Joseph and the way his brothers treated him, God showed me that it doesn’t matter why and how things happened. What matters is that I hand the situation over to God and trust God in what He is going to do, because God allowed everything to happen.

Probably one of the best things that has happened lately is that Tim and I became members at our church last week! I’ll have to write a separate blog about this good news.

Life is so much better now with so many changes going on. I feel good about myself for the first time in a long time. Too long of a time. I have energy to work with the kids and keep our house cleaner. And I’m learning to deal with life issues as they come and hand them over to God instead of holding on to a grudge like it’s my right.

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