Wednesday, July 14, 2010


By the looks of it to you with my blog posts this week, perhaps it seems like nothing exciting is going on in my world this week, ha…

But for me, I have something to be pretty excited about.

I started walking this past Sunday and have woken up at 5:30am every morning this week so far to walk for an hour.

I really hope this continues.

I’m proud of myself. Every part of me wants to be able to keep this up, so we shall see.

One might think why is four days to be proud of? Give it a month and then you’ll have something to be proud of. But for me, this is a huge thing.

I’ve had memberships to the wellness center. It never lasted. I’ve been on exercise kicks but never lasted. Time and time again I’ve tried the exercise thing and it just never lasted.

I have about 10 pounds I would like to lose.

Every single sleeping cell in my body wants to stay in that bed in the morning, but it has been so great for me. I have more energy throughout the day and I just feel better about myself because I know I made the effort. I listen to my music while I’m walking and love having that time to myself before the world wakes up and everything is just quiet and still.

“Be still and know that I am God!” Psalm 46:10

And as I towards the end of my walk, the sky starts to lose some of its darkness which lets you know the sun is ready to make its way out and the world is ready to resume at its crazy and hectic pace.

I’ve actually come to where I enjoy these walks. I think I’ve just come to really enjoy the stillness, where the distractions of this world are just non-existent at least for that one hour and I can just be still and know that he is God!

And if I lose a few pounds (listening to me God?) along the way, then who am I to complain? Ha! :)

2 Cor. 5: 7 we walk by faith.

Eph. 5: 2 walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us.

1 Jn. 1: 7 walk in the light, as he is in the light.

Rom. 6: 4 walk in newness of life.

Ps. 116: 9 I walk before the Lord.

Deut. 10: 12 fear the Lord . . . to walk in all his ways.

So there’s my exciting week… anything exciting going on in your world?


Jen said...

You go girl!! I know exactly how you feel... everyday I really, really want to get up early and walk but it's like the bed is holding me capture ;-) But after reading your post today, I think I might just start walking again every morning! Why not? It'll be good for me! :-)

Angie S said...

I love walking! It makes me feel so good afterwards...keep up the good work girl :)

Rosie said...

I wish it wasn't so darn hot in Texas! I love walking. Good job on your new goal girl!

Barbie said...

Thanks wonderful! Keep it up!

Marianne (aka Lucy's Human) said...

Hi Lauren,

I just wanted to say hello, and introduce myself. I just found your blog and am a new follower. I can completely relate to starting the walking thing, doing well for days, and days, and then something happens, and BOOM, you're off track!

Thanks for sharing, and for making me laugh!

Spicy Magnolia said...

You can do it, Lauren! He will give you the strength one step at a time and you're doing great! :)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

That's so good! I really need to start doing that again...

Jess :) said...

LOVE this and am SO proud of you for keeping with this!! WAY.TO.GO!!! I still think you're absolutely beautiful the way you are, but also know that we're women...and sometimes we just need to do something to make ourselves feel better. :)

P.S. In my opinion, you don't have 10 lbs. to lose, but we've already talked about that. So, I just wanted to get that out there one more time! Ha

Jacquie said...

Lovin' this post, Lauren!! So proud of you for getting out of your comfy bed to do something SO good for you and your health (and those 10# you want to lose). I'm SO not a morning person, so I can't seem to work my workouts in in the morning, but I always LOVE to walk just before the sun rises. That is so peaceful and you do see a lot of God and His handiwork around you at that time of the morning. I hope you keep it up... it will be a blessing to you!

jackie said...

so perfectly true!
♥ it

黃惠雯 said...

Of two evils choose the least.............................................................

Todd and Courtney said...

I love that you're going on these walks. I soooo would if I didn't live on a mountain ;) I'd join ya if I was there!