Last week with the approaching 4 Week Weigh-In and Karla’s statements that there might not be a big change in the scale, I decided that I was going to rejoice in any, big or small, changes that I saw. I knew that somethings have begun to shift because the way my clothes were fitting. Well, there was a 2% reduction in body fat and 5 less pounds of me. How fantastic!
Today I went to see my physician who has a machine that calculates body fat, muscle mass, and cell hydration, this machine is called a BIA (BioImpedence Analysis). I’ve been having a BIA done since 2006. Today’s BIA compared to a year ago I have lost 6.7 pounds of fat, and gained 2.2 pounds of muscle. Which puts me back to where I was in 2006 except with an extra pound of muscle. That is monumental! Don’t get me wrong, I still have issues. But it so so encouraging that in a matter of 4 weeks to see such changes that is enough to keep me going.
Despite any groaning or bellyaching I do during the workout, I look forward to each session.
Thanks MommySTRONG, you’ve made a difference in my life.
I have been dealing with internal issues regarding my weight and not seeing the results that I want. Janet my trainer reminded me, “The weight didn’t come on over night and it will not go away over night”. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise to me during this time. I am actually doing it the right way after trying all different kinds of ways over the years. Now that I am doing mommystrong after waiting a while 12 weeks from spring because of gall-bladder surgery I am glad to have the chance to do this. Life is getting better from here. I am aiming to be a mommystrong trainer at some point in this journey to help me get ready for the bigger future that God has for me. I believe that, “My success is not based on if I succeed but my success is found in that God CAN’T FAIL”. I am so thankful that during this journey God ISN’T GOING TO FAIL ME. I believe that everything I am called to will come to pass in God’s timing. Yes, I dislike God’s timing sometime but I wouldn’t have it any other way because He’s never late but always right on time.
This is a journey 13 years in the making and it started when I was 13 years old. I am claiming that this is my year at 26 years old. I am claiming the my hormones line up the way they are suppose to, etc. I know now that I can’t blame what happened in the past as something that God made happen. I will be honest, life sucked as a teenager in middle school. Teenagers are cruel and especially girls at 13 years old. To this day I remember everything that was done to me but I no longer let it dictate how I handle the rest of my life. Yes, I remember what it felt like but I don’t want it to rule my decisions everyday. I want to live in freedom from the past. The past is the past and it will be something that I share in the near future but it’s not my life anymore. I have forgiven those people who did those things and release them from my constant torture that ruins my life and not theirs. It is tough to live life in the past but trust me those people who did wrong to you have moved on and are still living their lives. All the while, you are stuck in a time warp. The time has come to shake it all off and forgive them for the past. No, it doesn’t always happen over night but it will free you with ever little step you take. I believe that God is going to give back to me what was lost during those 13 years of my life. He’s preparing it all and I can’t wait to get it, etc.
Quote: “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ”
~ Lewis B. Smedes
“Holding resentment is like eating poison and waiting for the other person to keel over.”
Both of these quotes are very true. Forgiveness isn’t really for the other person but for you. It’s to set you free and allow you to start living. I know this to be true because I lived in my own personal HELL for 13 years. I held everything in, every word spoken, every thought about myself and every act of hatred towards me from others. So, no matter what it is in you past that is hold you back……… Let it go and forgive them. It’s all for you.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.[a]
2 Chronicles 15:7
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”
“For the first time in my life I can honestly look in the mirror and be happy with what I see. I am 46 years old; I truly thought I would have to be satisfied with what I was ‘dealt’ with. I want others to know what I know, that if you win the battle over your mind you do can anything, at any age! What do you have to change your mind about? I continue to be amazed that my Heavenly Father loves me so much that He saw fit for me to be in this program. Like I have said before, MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!” Shari
“The gray is going away!! God is still peeling back the layers of the onion and revealing His plan for my life. Without Karla’s leadership, prayers and obediently walking in God’s will, I would not have had this SOUL REVELATION! Thank you Karla. You are being used by God in ways that you would have never dreamed!” Janet