While hiking this trail over the Labor Day weekend, a confidence grew in me like I haven't felt in some time. I knew NOW was the time to go deeper.
It feels like New Years Day for me. I have decided to embark on a journey to be more intentional in my living, eating and sweating - AND blog about it. I know, I know, there are tons of blogs out there with women just like me who start something, change their lives and become success stories. There are also tons of blogs out there where a blog and endeavor were begun, and the finish was never materialized. I have been both women, at various points in my life.
This blog may not be life altering and chalk full of epiphanies. However, it will be full of honesty, truth and my very real experiences. My experiences around living life as I believe I am called to live it, my challenges with eating clean, aspirations in training and exercise - and the ways each of these three areas are balanced.
I do have a goal in mind. After completing several 5k races, half-marathons, and several obstacle course runs, I have set the goal to figure compete, at least once. Yep - just like the ladies in Oxygen magazine. No, I am not shooting for a Hulk like physique. Yes, I am going to go about it naturally. No, I don't REALLY know what I am getting myself into. Yes, it seems a little crazy.
Will there be days where it is not my number one priority? Certainly. I am a mother of two, who works full-time, and enjoys maintaining healthy relationships. Those aspects of my life will always come FIRST. The goal to step on stage comes SECOND, and will happen in its perfect timing. I have learned to not stress over things I cannot control - like how my body responds to nutrition, exercise, daily influences and so on. So while my goal may be to step on the stage in April 2015, I am perfectly fine
with it not happening until September 2015 or even April 2016. My spiritual, mental and physical well-being, as well as the relationships in my life, are for more important to me than a timeframe or deadline I set for myself, all in the name of challenging myself.
So here goes...
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