Guess what?! I’m still working on that TO DO list. It’s round two in the kitchen today. Wish me luck!
I also taught my first class at the gym since being back.
Almost 8 months of not teaching and not being on a spin bike. I am out of “spin” shape for sure! Luckily I started teaching a cycle/yoga class so although the spin part kicked my booty, the yoga part just felt natural! Oh thank heavens for my weekly yoga, right Katie?! And Katie, I wore your shirt yet again. It goes so well with my bright pink yoga/spin capris! hehe.
By the way, the shirt says “strong is beautiful.” And on the back is SHE ROCKS FITNESS LOGO. It’s SWEEEEET!
Since I am trying to tackle my to do list this week, I don’t have much to report in terms of recipes, workouts, etc. But I do have some FOOD FOR THOUGHT. And those are always needed on a Thursday, right?
This one is about change. I read this devotional the day I got back from the Bahamas. It hit home with me…. and hard! We are always in the midst of outer change, but this devotional made me think of inner change. You know, the inner change you desire but have a hard time doing. Well, that’s me at least. So read on and let me know whatcha think.
“Have you ever wanted to “freeze” a moment and make it last a lifetime? I have. I have also lived through certain moments that I wish I could change or even delete and pretend they never happened. But change is a natural part of life. We can embrace it, or we can fight it.
My husband often says that the only people who really like change are wet babies. However, I have discovered that some people thrive and live for change to the point that they are “change junkies” and have little stability in life. Others dig in their heels and refuse to change a thing and ultimately become prisoners of old habits – good and bad. When it comes to change, we have a decision to make – just like the eagle.
The eagle has the longest life-span among birds. It can live up to 70 years, but to reach this age, the eagle has to make a hard decision. In its’ 40s, the eagle’s long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey, which serves as food. Its long and sharp beak becomes bent and its old and heavy wings, covered with feathers that have grown thick over the years, become stuck to its chest, making it difficult to fly.
The eagle is then left with only two options: die or go through a painful process of change, which lasts 150 days. The difficult process requires the eagle to fly to a mountain top and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until the beak falls off. The eagle will then wait for a new beak to grow back and use the new beak to pluck out its talons. When the new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking out all of the old feathers. After five months, the eagle takes a famous flight of rebirth and lives 30 more years.
Change is sometimes needed to survive. God may be asking you to step out in faith and make a change in your life. He has already been where He is asking you to go and prepared every step of the way for you. You don’t have to be afraid of the unknown. It is unknown only to you. God is well aware of where you are and of every step He is asking you to take. He may be asking you to get rid of old memories, eliminate destructive habits and forsake lifeless traditions. He is waiting for you to take one step. Faith in God does not come all at once. Faith is a step-by-step process that begins with one small step and increases as we go.
Don’t wait until you believe it all.
Don’t wait until you can see it all.
Don’t wait until you understand it all.
Trust God and step out in faith. He will meet you there.”
How stinking cool is that eagle story? I love it! And it’s spot on!!
Food for thought Thursday is on! Leave a comment with your thoughts if you desire.