Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Monday, April 12, 2010

DAY 102 - Back in the Race

“…Run in such a way that you may win…everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things…Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim…lest possibly, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.”1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Well, it’s been 3 months since my last blog and 3 months of living in the miry bog of depression. It held me in its grips like never before as snow covered the ground surrounding our house from early-December to mid-March. Without a hint of brown grass or black dirt anywhere for over 4 months, my heart felt trapped inside our country home.

When spring finally broke through, the temperatures increased as did the hours of daylight, but gray skies and rain also came with it. All of my goals or New Year’s resolutions melted and washed away on February 20. If you read “Day 50 – Fallen” you’ll see that I found a thread to pull me upward but it wasn’t strong enough to hold me for six weeks when real sunshine and warm weather arrived. I have written very little, exercised, or kept on special projects since that last blog of February 19th.

However – after a rough weekend, I determined today to hit the restart button (again)! On a scale of 1–10, this day has been a 9.75! (I’d give it a 10 but it’s only 4:30 in the afternoon.)

The laundry is almost done; washed, dried, folded or hung up, and put away! I walked 2 miles this morning, and then went to my doctor for a follow up cholesterol check this afternoon. Since my appointment last fall I have lost 5 pounds (those I lost in January and kept off), and my cholesterol numbers were better (not quite where they should be, but better). Praise God!!

A huge key to my day’s success is that this is the first time I’ve been on the computer today. I also began with a strong mindset to stay within the boundaries of my preferred daily routine.

My brain seems to be functioning on all cylinders. My energy level continues to be running in high gear. I’m back in the race and revving to go. When the green flag dropped in front of me this morning I hit the accelerated and charged toward the finish line. (I’m writing during a brief pit stop…so, I need to get back on the track!)

I appreciate the cheers I hear from you!! I hope this encourages you to return to your New Year’s resolutions or goals and start again.