Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Fresh Start.

Thanks for your words of encouragement on my last post about being in a rut.

I'm always going to have my ups and downs in my walk with the Lord and other areas of life as well. (Otherwise it wouldn't be life on earth, right?) It's an excellent reminder that I can't do it on my own strength - I need HIS power. Including how He works through people like my husband, family, friends, and people like YOU. :)

I started the James Bible study by Beth Moore a few weeks ago, but I'm just now really getting into it. It's been a huge help to me to dive deep into a specific study in addition to my daily Bible reading. Not that reading the Bible isn't enough - it definitely is - but this kinda gives me the kick that I need.


Jordan and I also joined a new gym! Since we moved, my membership at Planet Fitness has NOT been convenient. The closest one was 17 minutes away. Not a good motivator to go. 

Jordan has been working out at a boxing gym for a year, but since his year is over we decided to join the same gym near our house together. 

And let me just tell you that I am SORE from working out three days in a row. I know that's not a lot but I had only been doing one or two times a week which wasn't cutting it for me. Yeah, I have a job that keeps me on my feet and up and about all day, but I need to SWEAT at least 4 or 5 times a week. I really want to work out 6 times a week like I used to, so that's the goal. 

Whether it's a Zumba class or elliptical and weight training at the gym, or a "Rockin' Body" video by Shaun T here at my house, I want it to kick my butt into shape.

So those are a couple of boosts for me to get out of my rut. So far, so good. But ask me again tomorrow when I'm dying from doing "Booty Time" tonight....(that's a Shaun T video, I'm not giving you TMI don't worry.)

Hope everyone else is having a good week so far!

Ashley

3 comments:

  1. Girl, you go! What a great attitude you have towards working out - mine sucks. :P It' something I'm working on slowly... I run around after kiddos all day, so it is hard to get up at the end of it all and get into some butt kickin'!
    I've never read any of Beth Moore's studies; how are you finding this one? Would you recommend it?
    Hope this week is feeling less rut-y than some of the previous ones. :) Know that I'm lifting up prayers for you guys right now!

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  2. we all get to those places, and if we're being honest here...i've hit it a couple times...and a couple more. life is, well it's freaking hard sometimes. and we're humans so our natural reaction is to pull back from everything and everyone.
    are you doing that study with a group or just reading the book? it's been on my reading list for so long. beth moore is my girl.
    so much love from the sunshine state!

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  3. Try Esther by Beth Moore next! It is phenomenal and you will surely be blessed by it! Keep up the "joy"ful attitude :)

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