Are things really the way we see them?
Are the numbers real? How important are they? What do they really mean?
For the third week in a row, I gained a pound. Yes, again, I gained!
Last week, I had a mini melt down. This week, I said, "oh well!"
What's the difference in the attitude?
The difference is realizing I am healthier. I am becoming more physically fit. I am now able to power walk a little over six miles without thinking I'm going to die along the way. During our weekly boot camp with a personal trainer, he said, "You are doing a lot better this week! How are you feeling?" I was able to say, "Good!" and mean it!
So, Are things really the way we see them?
Yes and No. Yes, the number reflects my weight at this current moment. No, things are "not" the same. I have gained a lot of muscle and lost many inches. I am becoming a healthier me no matter what number is on the scales. I must continue to persevere!
"2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4 NIV
By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,
Andrea Bowling Perdue