No Drama Momma

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It’s a little over the halfway mark in Healthy U and I have lost over 50 lbs! But even more important, I am feeling great! Every aspect of my life has improved – my circumstances and trials may have increased but being a healthier me includes the inside which in return helps me to be an overcomer in all things! In a 6 month time, a lot of stress has come my way – a death in the family, insecurity with our employment, as well as one of the most challenging times right now. I have had “bad” days but the “good” days outnumber them by far. And you know why? Because it’s a CHOICE. The majority of the time, I have to decide my outlook for my day and refuse to let my circumstance dictate my emotions. Even though you may not think that has a lot to do with nutrition and exercise, that is what I have learned most in this program. It’s a battle of the mind even when it comes to food or any other struggle! I am a no-drama momma! 🙂

My charm bracelet is growing! My 50 lb charm is a pink polka dotted swimsuit to represent the feeling of buying a suit in the misses section and looking pretty good! I am blessed to have in-laws who live right on the lake and we have spent alot of time swimming. I even was brave enough to water ski – but that is a whole different story! 🙂

My ability to run has been a bit slow for me but I recently made a goal to make it a part of my daily routine. One of my favorite loves – bicycling! Biking along the trails at the lake is so breath-taking. I am an introvert – I used to try to change that but I just recently started to embrace that part of me. Yes, I have to work on relationships and getting out of my comfort zone – but I embrace wanting to spend time by myself and I do that by running. I LOVE heading out the door for some ME time – each run a little longer and each path different every day. I can process my thoughts and encourage myself not only physically and mentally but spiritually as well. I listen to Pandora and every time I run, a new song comes on called “Overcomer” by Mandisa:

Staring at a stop sign
Watching people drive by
T Mac on the radio
Got so much on your mind
Nothing’s really going right
Looking for a ray of hope

Whatever it is you may be going through
I know He’s not gonna let it get the best of you

You’re an overcomer
Stay in the fight ‘til the final round
You’re not going under
‘Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it’s hopeless
That’s when He reminds You
That you’re an overcomer
You’re an overcomer

Everybody’s been down
Hit the bottom, hit the ground
Oh, you’re not alone
Just take a breath, don’t forget
Hang on to His promises
He wants You to know

The same Man, the Great I am
The one who overcame death
Is living inside of You
So just hold tight, fix your eyes
On the one who holds your life
There’s nothing He can’t do
He’s telling You

I am now 189.4 – out of the 200’s and didn’t stay in the 190’s for long! Here’s to seeing 150 soon!

Keep on going, friends! Live in the moment and you are an overcomer – stay in it til the final round!

– Jamie

 

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