Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I'm here for you...

I just want you guys to know that I'm here for you. When you need a kick in the butt, a recipe or some encouragement, I'll be here!
It blesses me so much to be "that someone" for many of you. The person who will hold you accountable and keep you from missing out on the best life you could (and should) have because of being unhealthy or out-of-shape.
Together...we will keep things simple. We will remember that being fit and healthy is IMPORTANT but it is not our LIFE. We certainly won't forsake cheeseburgers and fries entirely--just about 90% of the time. :o)
We will remember that sensible eating and regular exercise are the only "MIRACLE SECRETS" you need to know. We won't analyze our carbs/calories/fiber/fat grams every meal and buy organic everything. But we will keep some general guidelines in mind when we shop/eat and we will do our best to make smart choices. When there is a healthier choice-we will choose it.
We will enjoy our favorite tv shows still....we'll just be watching from the elliptical or treadmill now instead of the couch.
We will not sacrfice quailty time with our spouse or our children so that we can "get our workout in." There are just some things that trump exercise and quality FAMILY time is one of them!
Together we will look for ways to make veggies yummy and exercise fun for everyone-including our children. When the opportunity arises to dance to a rockin' song on the radio, we will DO IT!
We will thank God for the parking spot at the back of the parking lot because we are strong and able to walk all the way from the back to the store without getting out of breath!
We will encourage each other as a team and remember that we are all in this race together. Competition among us exists only for the mere reason to push each other harder.
And at the end, we will all receive the same reward: A HEALTHY HAPPY LIFE!

If you don't know by now, my HEART is to see people 1) KNOW JESUS and 2) HAVE HEALTHY FAMILIES.
Being able to do both at the same time is a dream come true and I thank you for allowing me that priveledge! Keep reading~Keep commenting~Keep BRINGIN' IT!



Rene' said...

couldn't have said it better-that's awesome and I totally agree!

Travis said...

Just ordered the 2 day fast for my wife and I - will let you know how it goes!

Dee said...

Great post Jen! You are wise beyond your years!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Thank you so much Jen! Means a lot and I'm not even part of your BB team but you've always kept me motivated and going strong!

Hope I can do the same as well for you!

KC said...

Amen! :)

SugarberrySensations said...

Jen!!!! I have not been able to blog surf for so long now, and was so thrilled to read this post that I had missed out on! I'm thrilled to hear this! Maybe this is what I need??? I sent you an email about how discouraged I am, maybe this is the answer?!

I'm so happy it worked so well for you!