Well, you have heard the story time and time again...it's not a new one. I was a very active, athletic kid. Yes, athletic. I danced, did gymnastics, and won just about every dance competition I ever entered. At some point in my life I began moving less and not burning as much energy as my young life had afforded me.
Well now, twenty years later (marriage, 2 kids) and many pounds more, I am on a quest for health and strength. Yes, health and strength...NOT skinny and malnourished. I am on a quest to teach my two children what it means to be beautiful and what it means to be strong. I am on a quest to teach my children that a healthy lifestyle is more important than any image they see on the front of a magazine cover. I am on a quest to show, by my example, that it is okay and necessary to take care of yourself, while serving others at the same time. Also...quitting is never an option.
I blog about my struggle and my quest because, like all of us, I need and desire accountability. Do I enjoy being accountable? Well, no...do I need to be accountable? Absolutely! I am ready to fight the good fight, both physically and spiritually. My desire is to strengthen myself physically, just like I build myself spiritually. I believe Christ's disciples (Paul for example), were spiritually strong and, yes....physically strong, as well.
So, I invite you to join me, if you dare, on my quest. If you are a hot mess and desire to join in the struggle, then come on!!!! You are hereby invited to start a new, today. We'll do it together. If you are already conquering the struggle between being healthy and living everyday life, then come on! We'll also do it together.
This is me...the quest of a hot mess!