Okay, another year is finally here. What will it hold for me? I am waiting patiently for God to let me know what I am to do. Well, actually, He has already told me what to do. I am to write, write, write. There is something He is preparing me for, but I don’t know what it is yet. Have you ever had God given you a direction to take in your life and you don’t want to take it. That’s what I have been fighting for the past 2 years. I am scared. I have never been one to shrink away from adventure and change, and yet here I am, not wanting to change my life as it is right now. It is easy and comfortable, and if my life changes, doesn’t that mean it will change my family’s life?
So here I am starting off my year with the direction God has called me to go. Not only am I writing, but I am going to become healthier this year, lose the weight. Once I was paid at the end of December, I joined Fitness Express. Then I found out about a contest on Channel 4 News, WHBF, New Year, New You. It was the opportunity to join Fitness Express and not only have membership in the gym but be part of Total Solutions: Thin and Healthy. I did not make the top three, but because I entered, I was able to get a great discount. So I am now on a journey to lose weight.
As I sat there talking to the young woman signing me up, I was excited and ready to go. But when she told me I could be at 140 by September, I got scared. It is hard for me to wrap my mind around being that small. It means I will have to change parts of me. I will have to change!! If I don’t like how I am right now, it’s up to me to change me. The last time I looked, there was no fairy god mother waiting to make all of my dreams come true. But isn’t that the great thing about dreams – when you are the one that works for them, they mean more and are that much sweeter.
God wants to make my dreams come true. This time, I’m not going to back down. This time I am going to follow Him and step out in faith. Journies. That’s what life is all about. I hope you will join me.