It's 2010!!!!!! Where in the world this past year go? I am just amazed at how time seems to be speeding up. Sometimes I think "Will this day ever end?" and then at the end of a very busy week I think "Where did the week go?". Have you had those kinds of weeks?
Well, it is now 2010 (well, almost when I am actually writing this). It's another year. Another start of 365 days and only the Lord has any idea what we are all in for. There is NOTHING that will happen in the next 365 that will be a surprise to Him. Have you ever stopped and thought about that? Nothing is a surprise to Him. That just absolutely blows my mind and yet at the same time what a comforting thought for us.
What do you have planned this year? Do you have vacations? Surgeries? Pregnancies? Children becoming teens and teens becoming adults? Do you have a wedding? An engagement? It has the potential of being a great year. Maybe you are looking for a job? Maybe thinking about changing jobs? Going back to school? Maybe trying to get the promotion at work that you would love to have that would allow some major changes in your home? Guess what? No matter what we "think" we may have planned, God has bigger plans. His plans are better than anything we could ever imagine.
When I stop and think about what all I would love to see this year in 2010, I can easily overwhelm myself with all of the "I wants" and "If I could only". In talking to people I have discovered that a lot of make New Years Resolutions that we vow that we will keep on January 1st and by February 1st they have completely fallen of the wagon because they were so completely out of the park, there was no way to do them.
We belong to a gym and we probably will not be able to get near a machine for next 4 weeks because people will start their New Year at the gym. It always amazes me to watch people. People that have not been to the gym or have done absolutely NO physical exercise in months and sometimes years, come into a gym and jump on an elliptical or a treadmill and run it full force for all of .............5 minutes, appear that they maybe having cardiac arrest and get off with sweat pouring from their forehead and POOF!!!! you never see them again in the gym. It was to much to fast and now every bone and muscle hurts and the "I'm not going to subject myself to that again" philosophy kicks in. If you are one of these people, please don't try to impress the marathon runner that is on the treadmill next to you by trying to keep up with him or her. The fact that you made it to the gym, you have a membership is 1/2 the battle. Start slow. It's really OK to just WALK on the treadmill. There is no need to kill yourself.
I have decided to pick up running again and I have resolved myself to take it slow. It is not about time. It's about finishing what I started. I,on purpose, have not worn a watch for over the past 4 weeks and have been running on the treadmill again. It is refreshing and oh what an adrenaline rush and the stress leaves with the sweat!!!!!! It is just great!!!!! So if you have made that New Years Resolution to hit the gym, please take it slow and easy. You will get there. You have plenty of time.
Now, you may ask, what are my New Years Resolutions? Well, I actually only have a few. They are really big for me personally but I try to limit them because I would love to write this year, 2010, that I completed what I started.
-I want to be more into The Word and really study and dig in
-I want to be the wife and mother that He has created me to be
-I want to shed the weight I need to be healthy and get others involved in having a healthy lifestyle
-I want to grow my Doula/Childbirth Educator/Perinatal Fitness Business to the point I can be self-employed.
If I can accomplish the FIRST of these, the others will fall into place. He is the KEY!!!!!!!!
What are your resolutions? What would you like to see in the next 365 days?
Laboring With You,
Doula Mama Pam