Gratitude For Movement – Week Three


Getting back in shape automatically admits the horror that you’ve allowed yourself to get out of shape. No tears or whining allowed now, just aggressive determination to change that horror into an inspiration of success! Instead of focusing  on what you may not be able to do, focus on being grateful for what you CAN DO!

This is our final week of focusing solely on that Gratitude for Movement. Being able to walk or jog or hike or bike. Being grateful for our limbs and breath and shoes…

Rather than get into what the next phase will be, I really, really want to enjoy being immersed in this gratitude for movement. It’s a good place. Instead of focusing on how fast or far or intense each workout is, we are to be focused on “thank you” that I can make it this far, at this pace – “thank you” that I’m moving forward and not backward.


There is no stagnation with our health & fitness. Not really. There may be what some call “maintainance”, but in order to maintain any level of fitness, we must constantly be changing what we are doing in some way – causing muscle confusion – to keep from what is referred to is a plateau. We are, in a very real sense, either moving forward (toward our goals) or backward (further away from our goals). During this phase, just moving for at 30 minutes, at least 3 days each week, is our goal. So every minute you walk or ride the elliptical or dance, is a minute spent moving forward to your goal of a healthier and happier you. Every glass of clean water you drink (I see pure water as God’s Sweet Nectar), is a glass taking you forward to healthier, hydrated skin, increased cellular productivity, moisturized joints, and increased metabolism & energy!

"Celebration" by Keith Mallet


So, I plan on enjoying this final week of celebrating and being grateful for my ability to move! Forward or backward is up to me.

Isaiah 40:31
“but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” (NIV)

Please leave your comments on the Gratitude For Movement: Beginning Workouts PAGE. Thanks!!

Down the Hill…

Since arriving in this glorious little town, I’ve made a dear new friend whose encouragement has been priceless. Its her birthday this weekend (tomorrow actually), so we’re heading to Redlands and Palm Springs for a few days. Big Bear locals call it going “Down the Hill”. This will be the first time I’ve left Big Bear since I’ve arrived, so it will be a little “adventure”. I am excited to meet my friend’s family and explore the desert of California. I will post some pics of the trip and if anyone has a “must see” that I shouldn’t miss while I’m there, please let me know! Click here for some interesting 411 on how California and NASA have harnessed the Power of WIND…

Only having driven through Palm Spring several years ago, these ECO-FRIENDLY Giants are all Ive seen of her so far....

On a totally different note, I am checking out a few online Fitness Trackers to gauge my journey back into a fit and healthy body. I don’t want to recommend anything that’s lame, so I will use them each for a week or more and then fill you in on which one works the best. I will tell you that I already have a fast favorite – it’s the most user-friendly so far – but that could change over the course of daily use… so hang tight.