It Hurts So Good.
The quest to be a healthy me has grown far greater than item #6 on the bucket list (Run a 5K). The past two weeks has been a very life changing journey of not only weight loss but a life style change.
Is my family getting the attention that they need and deserve?
Is God getting all my trust?
What am I eating?
Is this really enough sleep?
Are my goals being accomplished?
Is today getting focused on while keeping an outlook for the future?
All my life I have found myself in a constant quest to … achieve … Often times leaving the other aspects of my life to just get what is left. I have found in the past two weeks, as I have pursued greater focus on a balance in my life, more has been achieved than ever before.
Two weeks ago I took a DEXA (Body fat scan) to find that my body is 33.3% fat. I have been on blood pressure medication for the past 2 years, I was not taking care of Chris in any form. The stress in my life to constantly do more and be better was slowly killing me.
In the past two weeks I have started CrossFit 5 out of 7 days a week. I have totally cut out grain and sugar from my diet (with the exception of a moderate treat on Saturdays from 7am-8pm). I have stopped working after 8pm unless something that is very urgent comes up. I have focused on going to bed when I am sleepy and waking up as early as possible to work out and spend time writing and with God.
In the past two weeks I have lost almost 8 pounds, packed on considerable amounts of muscle and I look even better in the mirror than ever before. I feel better and more balanced than I have ever have in all my life. My business has grown considerably, and I my outlook is bigger and better than ever. I am signed up for two 5K’s and strongly considering the Tough Mudder in October. When I have placed the right moderators in my life and placing focus on the right area… growth has been off the charts. When I tried to do things on my own … everything was falling apart. When I put focus in the things I should be placing focus in .. everything lined up.
Fact of the matter is we are created in a world of balance. The sun, moon, stars, earth, oceans, air … it’s all balanced. When we get out of balance in our lives it can cause detrimental damages just like when any natural element becomes out of balance. Just like when you work out and you “feel the burn” … getting your life into balance is the exact same. It hurts. But when you take the time to practice and be better… learn to say no… and focus on what is most important. God insures everything else begins to line up in a bigger, better, and healthier way.
Hey… This is week 2 it’s still early but thankfully this blog is about a journey.