I Struggled with the Worry of Weight
I tell you this story from decades ago to let you see how I struggled with the worry of weight, aging, and lack of complete joy for so many years. No longer! This makes me feel grateful and happy. You can too.
Did it really begin when I was 20? Yes, it did. For some crazy reason, I saw myself fearing that I was gaining weight, even though I wasn’t. At age 21, John and I were married. Either we bought a scale or someone gave us one as a wedding present.That darn scale. It only added fuel to the fire.
Can You Believe I Gave the Scale Power Over My Days?
Can you believe I gave that darn scale the power to determine the joy of my day? If it told me I had gained a pound, I was crushed. If it had lost a pound, the day was joyful. What a way to live. That scale was stealing my joy, mandating a new diet each Monday, and chipping away at my self-image in the midst of some of the happiest days of my life as newly married to the one I loved. This could have been the beginning of a never-ending spiral. It did get worse as a few years went on; but thankfully, oh so thankfully, the story turned.
God Directs Our Steps
It is evident to me that God directs our steps, sometimes even before we personally know Him. I didn’t come to know Him personally until 1970 when I was 28; but He knew my heart of searching and he
guided me to the right college, the right man, and even the right decisions as my life progressed. He is such a good God. I can never thank Him enough for his mercy.
You may be thinking: “well, how overweight did you become in those years?” I must tell you that for some (me), you don’t have to accumulate more than 10 pounds or 10 inches in certain places to feel worried and defeated. I seemed to lose and gain the same five pounds and inches back over and over.
Added to this season of despair, our young family was sick very often. I had so many questions: Is sickness part of God’s will for us on earth? Is finding joy and peace a possibility? What would life be like when I turn 30…..40…..50?
The upward spiral began when I came to know Jesus as my personal Savior. Hope began to emerge inside of me. I learned that His Will is His Word. Here I would find many answers. The journey took time as I spent hours each day going through my concordance and finding every scripture in the Old and New Testament that had to do with healing. I had three preachers I listened to each morning on the radio who taught about Faith.
Knowledge, understanding, and faith began to come. I found without one shadow of a doubt that God’s will for me and my family was healing and health. This was the beginning.
To make this story shorter and to save the rest for later, one of my questions was answers and I was eager to search for more.
If You Seek, You will Find
As I kept seeking, I kept finding. Other aspects of action were needed to join with my newly found faith. I read that faith without action is dead. Yes, it was; but it was coming alive.
Soon I put action with my growing interest and knowledge in nutrition; another of the facets of the framework I would eventually put together for my journey of fitness, health and happiness onward into each decade.
As the components of the framework began to come together, it didn’t take long at all for worry to have shorter stays and fitness and health to begin bursting in. Of course, this brought immense joy, which fueled my discipline and consistence.
Since those days in my 30’s, I have continued to study, implement and share. Each year I have learned more and each year I have become healthier even though I am now in my late 7th decade of life. The framework I learned, (one component at at time), refined and walked out has taken me through my 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and now almost through my 70’s. Gratefulness fills my heart.
Sharing these components is what Fabufit is all about.
My goal with Fabufit is to find ones who also are searching for the truth on this path to living long and strong. God has given me the gift of teaching and encouragement, which I would love to share with you via posts, courses, free offers, and/or products. Sometimes it only takes one idea to turn your life path around.
A Starting Point
If this seems to be a path you want to be on too of living long and strong with fitness and health, jump on board with our upcoming course: Engaging Your Energy.
Are you tired of the worry of weight? Do You know what brings you the greatest joy? This is a motivator. Do you know what steals your joy? ZLet’s find ways to overcome and stop that thief. The motivators and the thieves contribute to or steal from, your fitness and health path. The introductory Engaging Your Energy class begins Monday, 7PM Central, April 26th.