"Boy girl, you are going for it!" I'm hearing this a lot lately. Everyone wants to know how I am pushing myself and what is motivating me. I am determined to meet my goals and its just for me! I also have been lucky to meet some like minded ladies who are keeping each other accountable and encouraging each other.
I was reading "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp for my bible study and this quote leapt off the page. I had been encouraging a friend that morning and I knew it was for the both of us.
"I may have always known that change takes real intentionality, like a woman bent over her garden beds every day with a spade and the determined will grow up something good to strengthen the heart." ~Ann Voskamp
I am determined to make a change and grow up something good. My heart is being strengthened by motivation and encouragement. I am sowing the seeds of change for myself and its a spiritual change also. The valley was long and dark. Now on the mountaintop, I am determined to bask in the glow and truly live fully.
The other night, I swam the most yards since I started swimming again. I wasn't tired or worn out, it was invigorating and exhilarating. It simply feels great to be moving and working out. This week I decided to do a city triathlon here in my town. It's a half tri which is more like a baby tri. Perfect for a beginner like myself.
Check out my fellow #FitChickTweeps on Twitter as we encourage each other daily. Check out Lei at Southern Maine Living as she works out alongside me. She has been a huge encouragement to me. Darci at Busy But Precious Moments and Ronda who isn't a blogger but a busy mom and nurse. Those are just a few of the Fit Chick Tweeps. Join us as we get fit in 2012.