March 10, 2014 was a new beginning for me.
I had been racking my brain trying to figure out where I could go to walk to get some exercise. I don’t want to go to the mall because that’s just unneeded temptation to shop. The park near me is nice, but I don’t really want to walk alone. Where I live is nice, but right now I’m so out of shape and in such a fog some days I’m afraid of the uneven pavement. And then….God answered my prayers and my church opened the new ministry center two days a week from 9:00 am to noon for people to come and walk.
I made a commitment to myself to be there those two days and to walk for 15 minutes.
So far I have walked 15 minutes on March 10, March 13, and March 17. I will tell you honestly that it hasn’t made me feel better because with the fibromyalgia it just causes my pain to be worse, but I need to do this for me. It’s only 15 minutes. I’m hoping to up my time eventually but I’m not going to push it too far too fast or I will give up. So little by little.
This commitment I made to myself is important. My health is at stake. Right now everything is good except my weight. My blood pressure, and all my vitals are good so I still have time to get healthy.
My second commitment to me began yesterday. I’ve started writing down everything I eat and counting my points so I can lose this extra weight. I want to feel better.
My third commitment to me is I’m doing The Daniel Plan Study online with my church. I am using bits and pieces of their food plan but I am mostly following Weight Watchers because that’s what has been approved by my doctor. But I am reading the book and getting encouragement from others online.
Anyone who knows me knows I take my responsibilities and commitments very seriously. Unfortunately I never made any to myself until now. But it’s never too late. I need to be just as committed to myself as I am everything else. And so began this new journey I’m on.
I will update you from time to time.
Today I’m thankful for:
1. Commitments to me.
2. I’m discovering the world of healthy smoothies. YUM
3. I’m doing something for me with God’s help.