Some people have asked me how I started my weight loss. My first few months in the blog archive explain it all.

Monday, January 12, 2009

resolutions


My natural man is really an enemy to God, sometimes I think more than most. My problem is that I am secretly lazy. If I allowed my natural self to have its way I would be parked, watching old movies and eating, I might get up, and get bored, but I would just change to a different form of entertainment. With one pregnancy while stuck in bed, I read up to 3 sometimes 4 books a week. Except for the pain I was in, I was pretty content. That is what concerns me. Deep down I aspire to be a lump.

So alas, my struggle is evident: The good vs. the bad, Darth vs. Luke, Bo Duke vs. Boss Hogg, and Lazy me, vs. Busy me.

That is where friends come in handy. It is hard to find a good work out partner, but life is so much better if you can. It is nice to have someone to check me on my lazy spots and make me get out of bed on my worst days. Heavenly Father is the best resource. He knows just who to pick. Six times I got down on my knees and asked for help and each time the lord provided the best walking partners: Laura, Ronda, Kelli, Kim, Sloan, and Reena. He showed me who to ask, and each time they became my best friends, therapists, and companions.

Because of a crazy schedule, I have been without a partner for a long time. I realize now that I need someone to work with because it is increasingly tempting to stop. I got back on my knees. I received a prompting. I let my new partner know. And this morning he accompanied me at 5:15 for the start of a beautiful relationship. Heavenly Father picked my husband. It was fun to inform Mel that the Lord made him a New Years resolution, I am excited to see what we have in store.

8 comments:

Yvonne said...

I'm sure he will be a great walking buddy.

I wish I wasn't naturally lazy.

Aubrey said...

How very cool that your husband is your new excercise buddy. I really look forward to being able to do that with mine. Our kids are too little to leave alone as of yet, but as soon as they are big enough I'm going to aks my husband to come walking with me.

Rachel said...

How lucky you are! I enjoy reading your blog and hearing about your struggles helps me a lot! Thanks!

MJJ said...

oh...and my legs really hurt...

Tammy said...

What a beautiful post. Thanks again for sharing with us! And what a great guy he is to go with you! :)

(Especially after the late-night bishopric meetings!)

The Gibbs Family said...

I love that you're posting again. Part of my new year's resolution was to keep checking in on your blog to stay inspired and focused. How great that Mel can be your walking partner!

Julie and Joe said...

What a wonderful post! Walking partners are wonderful (mine are my children, so far, but a friend would be wonderful).
Keep up the good work as a mom of so many little ones!

Mr.Maan said...

its a great post.thank u for sharing this.