My Journey

I have been a pagan on and off for the last six years. I will have what I call “freak out” moments and I run back to my previous christianpath. This will usually happen in the fall. I don’t know why this is, but it happens.

Every spring something stir inside me and I end up back on my pagan journey. The wheel turns and I get right back on it. I am determined to stay on my pagan path. This is where I feel most at peace. I feel deeply connected to the Goddess and I get excited when I think about exploring our relationship. This is a new feeling. I never really had a relationship with the Goddess. I always felt more contact to God. I always felt protected and loved by God. I just never felt that from the Goddess. This has changed in the last couple of months.

I find myself reaching for her in my time of need or  to thank her in my time of peace. I turn to her for advice and I seek out her comfort. I am so thankful for my developing relationship with the Goddess. I am excited to continue to know her and to worship her.

Will it change again in the fall? I really hope it doesn’t. I’m taking this time to plant my feet in the soil and pray my feet stay planted in the hands of the Goddess.

– Crystal

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Mornings

I’m so sleepy this morning. You always hear if you eat right and exercise, you will have an abundance of energy. I’m still waiting for that energy to kick in. I did somehow managed to get my mile walk this morning.

My workouts are important to me. Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to do them, but I always feel better when I complete them. I do take a rest day or two when my body needs it.

My workout goals today:

Morning: 1-mile walk

Afternoon: 

12- minutes Stair Climber

11-Arc Trainer

1- mile treadmill 

– Crystal

Transformation

 

I wish I would have done a before and  after photo. This is the best I could come up with. The photo on the left was taken in December 2016, and the right was May 2017. This is a 50lb difference. I can’t help but stare in amazement. I still can’t believe this is me.

I have to cut this short. I’m heading to the gym.

-Crystal

 

My Journey

I heard somewhere that if you do something for 21 days, it will become a habit.

January 7, 2017- Day one at the gym I weighed in at 263 pounds.   I got on the treadmill for 30 minutes at a speed of 2.5-2.8. I was out of breath and trying to make it through the workout.  I went every day. Before I knew it, I had made it to the 21 days.

During this time, I joined weight watchers and changed the way I ate. By my first month anniversary, I had lost 15 pounds! Fast forward four months, I continue to workout and eat healthier. I now average 3.7 on the treadmill. I’m conquering the Stair Master and the Arc Trainer and I am now weighing in at 212! Oh, did I mention that my daughter joined me? She has lost 41 pounds and works out regularly and eats a healthy diet.

I love my new life. I amazed every time I beat my last record or lift at a higher weight. I learn something new about myself everyday.  The decision to commit to 21 days was the best decision I ever made.