So, my journey to health began last year. I’ve done well and I’ve done not so well. However, I didn’t give up.
Last year, I heard an inspirational CD about this guy that went from completely out of shape to 4 timer Ironman. I listened to that CD several times. Then, a few months later I got a CD with him being interviewed by the guy that talked about his story. Again, I listened to that CD several times. In my mind, the thought kept coming “You ought to do this, train to do an Ironman.” It frightened me so much that I didn’t dare repeat it outloud…I would have to do something about it.
Then in my church I heard someone give a talk and he said, “if you are not happy with your physical body, do something about it.”
To make matters worse, my cousin went to watch the Ironman in Kona and was posting fabulous pictures on Instagram. Now the thoughts in my mind were present every day, several times a day. Still, I didn’t want to speak it out loud because I feared if I did, I would have to do something about it. When promptings come, it is best not to ignore them…God knows what He is doing, how He is doing it and through whom He is working on you. Listen!
So, a friend of mine came over and told me his story. Which was very inspiring, he became a trainer and trained himself from really big to healthy. If I remember right, he went from 383 to 235 lbs in a little over a year. It might be a couple pounds off, but the hundreds and tens are in the right place. I started crying…he asked what was wrong…I then spoke what I’ve been experiencing for the last few months and haven’t dared say it to anyone!
He said, “you are ready!” And, he became my trainer.
I really wanted to meet the guy I’ve been listening to for months. On February 21st, I attended a Leadership Conference and guess who was speaking? Yup, Chris Swanson, the Ironman! Not only was he speaking, he had written a book and was signing it for those that would like his autograph. I got to meet him! And on my book he signed something that I have on my locked screen on my cell…as a friendly reminder. “Sarah, Never quit, Never stop.”
To top it, he added a scripture to it.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (KJV)
Here I am, sharing with you a highlight in my life.
I am daring to dream bigger than I am right now. Why? Because with a dream soooooo big, I must change in the process to achieve it. And God must interfere or I will look like an idiot. 😀
I no longer live to eat delicious foods…I eat to live a delicious life!