Saturday, June 8, 2013

Intentional, Disciplined, Living in the Moment Me

Welcome to June :)  I must say, for this non-tech savvy chic, I figured out how to switch email accounts for this blog to eliminate having to check one thousand (read:three) email accounts each day.  Wow this year has been a wonderful year so far!  So many exciting changes, so much personal growth, and new paths in life leading to new adventures!  I quite honestly don't even know where to start!!  So I'll just dive in :)

Last weekend I did a race called the Warrior Dash with 3 friends from Fight Club Pink (that will be a post all on it's own).

Denise, Me, Suzie, Linda
What an awesome time!!!!  I've run 5K's, a 10K, and 3 half marathons, and this by far is the most fun one I have done. (That being said, I'm getting the itch to do another half, and Patrick and I are loosely training for a small triathlon!) It's a 5K full of mud, hills, and obstacles. Seriously go check out the website and look at the obstacles!!  (Though there are some we did that aren't on the website, and vice versa.)

Muddy, happy me at the end!

There was one obstacle that was a 20 foot wall STRAIGHT UP that you had to climb with a rope, then go OVER the wall, and climb down the other side like a ladder, only the steps weren't close together, so you had to let go, trusting that your foot was going to land on the next piece of wood, and you don't go plummeting down to your death.  Yes, you may be thinking, a wee dramatic, but you don't understand my intense fear of heights.  Like, as in, one day training for this, Linda made us climb a 6 foot fence and go over that, and I was hyperventilating on that!!  The first time I tried going up the wall of death, I gave up half way, quite happy to walk around and move on.  But oh no, my too-good-of-a-friend-for-her-own-good friend, Linda, was not about to let me quit on myself.  So our other friend Suzie went up the back side, and Linda came up behind me, while Denise cheered from the side, and they encouraged me right up that thing.  Once I got to the top, I clung to that wall for dear life, quite loudly praying, "Jesus!!", then took a deep breath (or 20) and headed down the other side.  After that, I was on an adrenaline rush like no other. 

This is Linda :)  We were accountability partners for Fight Club Pink, and
is one rocking awesome friend.

Now, the enemy was working over time for me to not go on this adventure, and God thwarted his plans :)  And once I conquered that ridiculous wall, something happened inside of me.  I have been working my way through the book Captivating, and this just all has fallen in line with what God is teaching me this year and doing in my heart. 
Once upon a dreamer's mind, (I am such a wonderful visionary, but the follow through sometimes lacks.....) I wanted to use this blog to track my journey of finding freedom in Christ, being a wife and mom and the adventures that brings along in life, fighting for health and wellness over my life, sharing my successes and hiccups, and believe me,with trying these new healthy recipes, there will be hiccups. :)  So you know what??  Today is a new day.  Time to start living in the moment, which is part of my challenge from God this year.  To be disciplined, be intentional, and to live in the moment.  Here is to many more blog posts to come :)

"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.  Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained in it."
Hebrews 12:11

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