I had a thought the other day about how signing up for Crossfit and two 1/2 marathons when I haven’t been physically fit for years is like going from 0-60 in like 2 seconds flat. Sometimes I feel crazy and sometimes I fear I won’t actually reach my goals. Part of my doing this is to overcome a lifetime of fear and rejection, self-pity and self-doubt. I know the desire to get fit has always been inside me, but I chose to ignore it year after year. So why now? As a mom of 5, including a baby who is just 5 months old, I really don’t seem to have the time to do it all. All I can say is that something inside me is pushing me to do it, assuring me that these experiences will help me heal from the past and prepare me for the future.
God has said, “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.” Ether 12:27
I know that I will not only become stronger physically, but that through these experiences I will be strengthened from the inside out—physically, emotionally and spiritually. I believe we go through hard things in our lives for the very purpose—to learn. Everything I do, I do with faith and running and Crossfit will be no different. He is showing me that I can. He is building my confidence. There is a time and a season for everything and for me it is now. God is with me. I can feel it. He is my greatest cheerleader. What I learn from these experience he will magnify. He will make me strong.
The strength to do amazing things lies within each of us