Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tackling the Temple ~ Morning Inspiration

Located Behind Columbia Place Mall

This is week 2 of Journey 999!  I have developed a pretty awesome Love/Hate relationship with my friends at Fight Club University -  Darryl Johnson and Corey Goodwin "Big Daddy Grace".   Darryl has no mercy as he pushes us beyond our limits; however, Corey (and maybe I shouldn't say this so loud) at least allowed us to take in some oxygen in between drills today!  When you are pushing 50 and are 100 lbs. overweight - ya gotta have oxygen!

"Big Daddy Grace" (Corey), Owner FCU
This morning there was a lady at the gym that was such an inspiration.  She was an older lady (not sure much older cause I sure didn't ask!) and she (like me) had lost a lot of weight - I think around 100 lbs.  She had incredible stamina and drive and was giving us a run for our money.  She was truly an inspiration to me!  As we left I noticed her license plate said "LOST IT" - I was like "You tell 'em girl!"  It is truly Amazing Grace !  Her chains were gone and she had been set free!  That is absolutely how I felt after losing 102 lbs!  FREE  When you carry 102 lbs. of extra weight - you carry so much more than just 102 lbs.  The burden is HUGE; you are miserable, can't breathe half the time, and you surely don't like yourself very much. ~ So, to be Free .....  truly God's Amazing Grace! 

The Holy Spirit was definitely working overrtime at the gym!  It still fascinates me when I feel his presence and know without a shadow of a doubt He is there!  He first showed out through our new friend and then with a boxing bag.  Corey had me move over to a harder bag today and you will never guess what was on it!?  No, not a spider or a creepy crawly of any kind, Not someone's left behind sweat (although I'm sure that is there somewhere!), Check it out!  For me, this was one more confirmation I am in the right place, doing the right things, for the right reasons!  Go God!

 Greatness is Within

I will post more soon as my journey progresses!  Check out the quotes below that I used in my on-line bible studies this week!  They are great reminders for us every day!

If you believe in yourself, have dedication and pride and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards."
- Paul Bryant (Head Coach of University of Alabama's Football Team)
.........sounds like this came straight from the bible, huh?

"You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good."
- Jerry West (Basketball player)
..........Hmmm, this too! haven't I read this somewhere in the bible?

"The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret."
- Sarah Bombell (Swimmer)
......OH YES!

"In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without a total 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do this."
- Willie Mays (Baseball player)
.......AMEN! We have to be dedicted, must work hard and expect to get our toes stepped on when we need it!

"The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory."
- Vince Lombardi (Football coach)
.........We need to practice his presence so we are able to come back every time we are knocked to our knees!

"Don't give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half."
- Paul Bryant (Head Coach of University of Alabama's Football Team)
...........It will not be easy but we can't give up - we have to concentrate on the end goal - for thus that means eternal life withour Father in heaven.

"The answer to three questions will determine your success or failure.
1 - Can people trust me to do my best?
2 - Am I committed to the task in hand?
3 - Do I care about other people and show it?
If the answers to all three questions are yes, there is no way you can fail."
- Lou Holtz (Football coach)
........AMEN Coach Holtz!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a bunch! So proud of your first steps keep it up!


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