My my my, it has been a good 8 months since I’ve even touched the ol’ blogaroo! I spent the last hour re-reading old posts and to see how things have changed in less than a year is so crazy. I know this started as a food/fitness/recovery blog, but it has been on my heart lately to share what the Lord has been teaching me so I figured I might as well make use of this old site.
First of all, I want to share where I am in life right now!
- I received a boyfriend, and then I lost a boyfriend. Totally unexpected, but it has been such a blessing and a teaching opportunity from the Lord.
- I still workout 5-6 days a week and LOVE it. Unfortunately, my focus has shifted just a little back to wanting to ‘look good’ instead of just ‘be healthy.’
- I eat more basic foods now. I miss making bowls of food where I just throw everything together and pray it’s edible. My restriction list is wittling away as I delve into foods like ice cream, pasta, cookies, chocolate on a regular basis. Yes, there is still guilt but you know what? It doesn’t have to consume me. I eat and move on. No dwelling. No drawn out guilt.
- I am now working, going to school, and have a new little dog. All of which keep me stressed out to the bone and I realized how living a healthy lifestyle is a challenge when you don’t have a minimum of 6 hours to blow everyday.
I know this started as another ‘healthy living’ blog, which I absolutely loved doing and loved being in such a great community. While I still strive to live as healthy as I can (although that’s been on the downslope in the past few weeks), I’ve been itching to write about what the Lord is teaching me! Why, do you ask? I have no idea. There are so many thoughts swarming around in my head that need to be let go. And so instead of starting a whole new blog and going through all of that formatting and figuring-things-out-junk, I’m just going to use this one.
Sometimes we reach the top of a mountain where things are GOOD and we feel blessed. But the truth it, we are blessed even the lowest of valleys. As I travel through this current valley, I want to learn and to grow and to see it as a blessing.
“I said to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” – Psalm 16:2