Monday, January 31, 2011

Staying the Course

31 days.
 It's been 31 days since New Year's Resolutions have been stamped down.  How are you doing with yours?  I can tell you that I have failed miserably at most of them already.  
I joined the gym in December with a goal to lose 10 pounds.  Then, I met the Elliptical. I did the "fit" test and it gave me a Poor Health rating.  What??!?!?! Tell me about it!
 Elliptical and I have been at odd's ever since.  Then, out of frustration I did what all scorned women tend to do. 
I retaliated.  
But, I didn't work extra hard to prove Elliptical wrong.  
I retaliated in a chunk-your-New Year's-goals-in the-ditch-type manner! 
I baked cookies.  
Then, I ate the whole batch.
I got mad at myself.  Then, I did EXACTLY the opposite of what I needed to be doing. 
What is wrong with me?

I think the Apostle Paul sums it up best:

15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a]For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Romans 7:15-24

You know, despite all the chocolate chip morsels we have devoured in the past, we must move forward.  
So what if you had to make a new, New Year's Resolution on day 29 of the first 31 days of 2011?
Who cares if you had to add "NO MORE SUGAR" to your list of resolutions.
Stay the course! No matter where you find yourself today, stay the course!


Amanda Stephan said...

What a great post! I just found your blog thru FB - so glad I did. Thanks for sharing the encouragement- and you know? I would have eaten the whole batch of cookies as well! ;)