Faith and Endurance: Running the Race

Creating Dreams. Achieving Goals. Trusting God

Biggest Loser Week 1 February 9, 2011

Filed under: Achieving Goals,Trusting God — jenniferburton @ 3:51 pm

Well…it’s been a full week since we’ve started the Biggest Loser contest. I have lost 4 pounds total. I started off with 6, but then dad’s birthday and Superbowl weekend happened. Oops. I tried to be careful, but there wasn’t many better options. I guess the up side is I still had a good time. It’s been hard to try to find a workout routine. I only worked out once last week, unfortunately, but I have worked out twice this week. Last night, Jon and I competed in Kinect Sports. We didn’t last as long as I would have liked because we were so tired and it was late, but we got something in. This afternoon I FINALLY did the Your Shape Fitness Evolved that we rented through GameFly. We wanted to give it a trial run to see how we liked it. It’s pretty good. Unfortunately my fitness test didn’t do too well…and I am wore out from it. I know I will be feeling it tomorrow. I could feel myself struggling and working hard…only come to find out I burned only 140 calories. Wow. What a disappointment. But I guess I just have to look at it as a start.

I think back and reminisce on the endurance I had built up from running last summer. I was doing so well. I could push myself and push myself. I was awesome. But now since it’s been a while, I’m having to start all over again. I wish we were able to pick up where we left off. Like hitting the pause button because life happens.

But I also need to keep reminding myself that God is in control. I need to pray for His guidance and ask Him to get me through and help me become stronger. That was one of the best things I remember about running. I would be praying and talking to God during my run and reciting Scripture to help me persevere. Instead of the “I don’t think I can make it” attitude, I was in the “God give me strength because I HAVE to do this, and I will” attitude. I need to get myself back into that mindset. I found myself thinking more positively in general and feeling great about myself when I did that. And sometimes it really felt like He was right there running alongside of me. It was the most amazing experience. It’s all about the attitude and having faith!

This week I am going to work on my attitude and my faith. I’m going to work on my prayer life…not just for working out, but other things in my life as well, including praying for my family and friends. They’re so important me and must be included. I am also working on reading Scripture more and doing a daily devotional. I am also going to try to work out at least 3 days, and try to build up to 5 days a week. So please keep me in your prayers that I stay focused. This is a start toward a better me…spiritually and physically.


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