I am a little less than a month away from when I intentionally embarked on this journey and decided to publicly share it via this blog. SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED during this time! So. Much. I had some time to myself this morning and went on a little journey back to September 2014...
Began a dedicated, intentional journey in September after hiking in Seattle.
Marital struggles proved to be the first of many challenges to pop up.
Doctor mentioned Multiple Sclerosis as a possible reason for symptoms I was experiencing and had been exasperated by the stress of my marital struggles.
Began AI diet and supplements, in an effort to address what appeared to be auto immune "flares".
Really began focusing on resting in Christ to be less stressed.
Began and completed Whole30 Challenge!! This helped to build confidence that I IN FACT had the ability to begin and complete something.
Set goals for 2015: Spartan Sprint, Spartan Super, Figure Competition - along with getting into the Word, exercising and eating clean every day.
Introduced to F.I.T. power hour from Kim Dolan Leto. Inspired by her book; I felt it was a
confirmation to continue in the direction I had been going.
A skin cancer threw me for a loop and knocked me off track for a little bit. I kept moving forward after uncertainty of degree of severity and was very relieved once all came back normal.
Minor attack came from no where. Still not sure what caused it, but I didn't dwell on it and marched on!
Finished Spartan Sprint!! This increased my confidence to complete something physically challenging, without crashing.
Outlined and began fleshing out renewal of mind...ongoing. God still has me working on this. All in His timing. But I KNOW that my thoughts are directly related to my physical experience.
Decided to not do figure/bikini competition and chose to do the Ultimate Oxygen Challenge instead.
In the first I see a woman who was really struggling to look past the obstacles right in front of her. A gal struggling to let go and let God lead in her life. In return, she was really experiencing some crazy symptoms that had her and her doctor completely bewildered at what was going on. I also see a woman who didn't really want to be seen and felt very uncomfortable with being vulnerable and opening herself up to the judgments of others.
Yes I have one more month to go, and it would make more sense to have done this post then, but it happened today. Perhaps because my kiddos begin school this week, which means practices, games, homework, youth groups, and the like are beginning to kick in full swing - an my time will be limited for writing.
Have a great week and thank you for following along with me on this journey that feels like it has a new beginning every day!
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