Thursday, March 25, 2010

First things First - SJ 11 and tip

This saying is not my own , but is inspired by my favorite quarterback in the NFL, Kurt Warner, who btw just retired and now I have to pick a new favorite team.  Check out his charity/ministry HERE.


It´s so important for us to evaluate our lives and keep a good balance before the Lord. He wants us to put Him as our priority and "all these things shall be added unto you."  Keeping First things First.

How easy it is to get out of wack. I am out of wack with my schedule in the morning, but I think it´s because I need a break and a fresh start. So, we are re-evaluating, and getting ready for a break. Spring Break here I come!

Exercise and fitness have taught me some great values to discipline and organization. They are now becoming my hobby, but as well, I know I need them. I believe that the Lord has helped me get control of this area in my life to help me to stay balanced, focused and to encourage others. It has proved that I can be disciplined with God´s strength.

So I am going to give a tip and then take my own advice, and keep my priorites straight!

oh, also all my measurements are the same. My waist is firmer though! 

Keep Springing it, ladies! 
Dani Joy

                                                                                                                                                            

3 comments:

Ketty said...

OK Dani, you´ll have a break this coming week. I can´t wait to see you and encourage each other at the homeschooling retreat!!

love
ketty

Sarah said...

This is where I'm at right now. I will be backing away from a few things after the challenge is over and focus on myself and what's healthy for me.

I think telling everyone what I'm doing (exercise wise) has given me some back-lash in a negative way instead of positive! That was not my goal at all.

So in all hindsight, I will be giving up some bloggy world things, among some other message boards that I use. This will also free up some of my "free-time" in a more positive way. This is something that I have been praying about since everything kind of hit me full force. The negative vibe and feedback that I'm getting is not healthy for me, and for the others that are trying to keep up or witnessing it in a different way that I'm meaning it.

I'm using you as an example: I'm worried that by you trying to keep up with me that it's beginning to trigger an obsession and throw some of your main priorities to the back burner. I know we've spoken about this before, but it's still a worry of mine... because I've been there, and I've made a promise to God, my husband, and myself - that working out wouldn't be the number 1 priority in my life.

God has given us all different bodies... we need to use then and keep them healthy in different ways.

This is just what's been on my heart lately!

Dani Joy said...

The negative feed back you are getting is from out side of our group right? And you won´t leave daily Mile will you? or us? I love having you involved.

I am not by any means trying to keep up with you. I know that I couldn´t possibly exercise 2 hrs a day. You are training for a big thing.. It´s like training for a show or a game, You have to work double. I am an athlete. Always have been. I use to train for soccer games. I know what it takes. Please don´t worry about me. My hubby trains for football games very hard. I am in no way to that level.. and if so ... I would do it for a short time like you are. I totally understand. think the ladies here do too.

I have increased only to an hour of exercise a day and maybe an extra 20 min. if I can, but really it has helped me so much and I am not letting go because of my exercise. It´s my letting go of my schedule in school and not finishing what I need to be finishing and my morning time with the Lord.

We lift each other up in prayer and God will show each of us the amount that we should focus on caring for our bodies. It is different for each one. I love you, Sarah and know God will lead you.

Big hugs,
Dani Joy