One of my goals for this year was to get fit and healthy. Sounds like something over a million other people said on 1st January. I genuinely meant it, not that they never but I just know that I did.
Being a mother to four children has taken more than a toll on my body. I used to be slim. All throughout school days and early adult years i was a size 8. Despite having my first son at 18, then my second at 21, I still never gained weight. Honestly there were many times where I wished that i could gain some weight, get a bigger bum, more shapely legs etc. But clearly God made me that way for a reason.
Then it happened. I gave birth to my fourth child and that wish came true. I went from a size 8 to a size 12 in a matter of months. I of course loved it. My backside was looking very round, so jeans were a joy to wear. My legs the same. I embraced it. But with my weight came my untoned stomach. Now please dont get me wrong this is my personal opinion of how i feel about my body. I still love myself regardless.
Now I joined a gym a while back and being such a busy mummy I wasnt able to be as consistent as I should have been. So I fell off. But now God has given me a fire and injected some motivation and energy into my body and im determind to get to where I want to be.
Nothing in life comes from not having to work for it. Nothing worth having comes easy. No pain No Gain. If I want results I need to take action. How in the world can we sit down and moan about our circumstances yet do little or nothing to adjust, improve or change it altogether?
I know for me that motivating myself is an issue. I can do it for others all day long. I can push others and encourage them but when it comes to self I fall short. We need to be our own cheerleaders in life sometimes. You have got to push and push until someting starts to change.
When I am working out I repeat that to myself. If I stop now because im tired, hot, pained and fed up... then how will I reach my goal?
I pray and ask God to increase in me patience, will power and strength. Through him we already know that everything is possible which alone is motivation.
So having said that, I have completed a 40 min workout today. whooooop whoooop. Im tired but it was worth it.
Keep on keeping on, the race is not for the swift but those who can endure.