Just Praise Him

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First off I want to say thank you! This page has reached over 600 views and has been shared several times. I have received messages from several girls telling of the impact the page has had on them. Praise God! There is also a Facebook page “Fit Girls For Christ”. Check it out for more encouragement!
It has been a few days since the last post for a few reasons.. Being a mom of a ever learning 7 month old, and also a trial I have been through lately. This past weekend I discovered a pinched nerve in my back. At first the worry of something worse, being that I am missing a disc in my back, then fear that this pain wouldn’t go away. I was unable to do my normal workout routine. 
The old me would have gotten so down that I would have not done anything physically, which would discourage me mentally, then my spiritual walk would suffer. I would find myself back at square one, a few cupcakes later. Instead I chose to hold onto the fact that He has made me new. I am not who I once was. 
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
How encouraging is that!? Even though you might have fallen off track in the past, that is NOT who you are today! So what if you messed up and didn’t work out or eat good yesterday. You are a new creature every day, every moment in Christ!
I chose to change my workout and go for walks outside instead. Not only was I still being active, but I had 30 minutes walking to clear my head and talk to God. Guess what He told me, “Don’t let your self talk defeat your physical walk.” Ok, Lord, I won’t. He doesn’t want you to either!
If you mess up this week, don’t beat yourself up. JUST PRAISE HIM, and he will give you the strength to start again. You aren’t who you were yesterday. See how strong this new you is. Try it out!

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