In a show I watch often the speaker said that in stressful or challenging situations you can either have power over it or pity for it. One or the other, but not both. This week has been a challenge mostly in areas that I do not have control over. So in those areas I do all that I can do and surrender the rest to God. But in determining the difference between two areas I have realized that there is a great deal that I do control. I cannot control people’s attitudes or actions but I can control my reaction to them.
I cannot help that I am not able to be at Flab to Fab as regularly as I have been but I can absolutely control what I put in my mouth and what I say with my mouth. Positive speaking and conscientious eating are my main allies right now. The spare moments I do have are utilized for exercise. I am definitely using the resources I have available to me and I am pretty happy about the results. More importantly I am excited about my potential after the challenge is over. Lisa is eventually going to stop checking my fridge, Shanna will no longer be jogging along the side of the Windstar, and Linda and her Tie-Dye’s presence cannot will me through a class. The women who have helped me focus, challenged me to do more than what I am used to, and prayed for and with me at the gym are blessings that I couldn’t have thought up myself. It is definitely one thing to invest in a gym membership so that you can exercise but it is an entirely different thing when the people at the gym are invested in you. So I’m taking that Flab to Fab inspiration everywhere that I go. I am definitely choosing power as my reward over this challenge and I hope the other girls are doing the same.