Today I was thinking about why I put myself through strenuous workouts.
I do it because I can. I’m alive and very much grateful for that. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t throw my hands up and give honor and praise to God for allowing me to see another day. So many people saw their last sunrise and sunset yesterday, but for some reason, he allowed me to see another day, and I’m grateful!
When I’m working out, I cry a lot, especially after the year I had in 2020. My body went through hell and back; for a short while, I didn’t think that I would make it to see 2021, and here I am.
When I was recovering from the surgery I had on February 1st, 2021, I made a promise that I would see life through the lens of a child. I would look for the sparkle, shine, laughter, and joy in every day. NO longer allowing myself to see only the evil and ugly in which the world we live.
I want to see magic!
I want to be happy and use each day to make myself a better person in every way. I desire to be a better mother, wife, sister, friend, and Christian.
I tell my kids to stand against the crowd and be bold enough to stand on their own, following no one. I am constantly preaching to them to be leaders because the word has enough followers. So I NEED THEM TO LEAD. But I needed to check and see if I’m practicing what I preach. No one wants to be a hypocrite. So I did a little soul searching, and when I was working out today, I felt so caught up with emotion. I was halfway through my workout and started to cry my eyes out.
My inner thoughts were screaming, “why do you work out at this level 6 days a week. And the only answer I could think of is, I want to be better.
Working out makes me a better person; it calms my nerves and brings me balance. It enables me to function at my best positive self. AND allows me to see magic all around me because I’m looking for it!.
Today I hope you take time for yourself and feel the magic in the air. If you are battling the most brutal fight of your life, know that you aren’t alone. I think that reminder would have helped me last year and pulled me out of my sad state a little quicker. But instead I picked up some steel and;
POOF….. just like magic the world looked good again!
I’m rooting for you all!
You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!