Wednesday, March 30, 2016

40 Days Until.....

...I am 40.  Yikes!  Did I really just type that?  Sure did.  40 has always seemed so oooooold to me.  Now that I'm nearing it, I'm not so sure.

So, I've almost lived 40 years of my life.  Looking back I've had an amazing journey so far!  God is so good!
But, I decided to look back and see what I wish I would've made a habit to better prepare me as I enter my ooooooooold age! ;o)  I figure I only have 40 days left to be in my 30s, I might as well set up some good habits to step forward into my 40s.  They say it takes 21 days to establish a new habit.
So, I began praying.  "God, what would you like me to establish in my life before the big 4 0 ?  

I have my answer.  And I'm going to share it with you.  It may seem silly.  It may seem like a "duh" response, but it's what the Lord has laid on my heart and I'm going to go with it.
For the next 40 days I'm going to establish a new habit to.....

...get more active.  Now, I didn't say "busy"  because we are definitely that.  But, as I've battled being sick, and trying to fulfill the roles I wanted to, exercise has really taken a backseat.  I'm ready to get active again!

Here's the problem.  When?  What?  By myself?  Is that even possible?

As I considered the questions, I knew I needed to be active, but in a I'm-too-busy-to-fit-this-in attitude.  Let me explain.  I don't think I will ever be the type to get up early in the morning and run a few miles.  Early morning is my quiet time with the Lord.  I've come to depend on that time like never before.  I'm not giving that time up.  Mid morning?  No, school.  Kiddos naptime/rest time?  No.  As I fight Lyme, I need that rest time,too, so I have to be mindful of that.  Evening?  Not necessarily, that's when we're together as a family.

And when I realized that I don't need to squeeze anymore time away from my very important 7 (my family), it hit me.  Why not do this together??  Yes!  It will be great fun!

So, for the next 40 days I will be doing active things with my crew.  We may walk, we may hike, but we will be making memories together in this journey.  I'll post some of the fun along the way.  We are going to keep it fresh, exciting for all of us, and I just can't wait!
So thankful to do this with them!

And the 40 days starts now!!


  1. Good for you! Happy early birthday ♥

  2. Good for you! I never went to give up my early morning time with the Lord for walking early either. I think it would be easy to take those kiddo's after breakfast and do some laps around your property! Let us know how it goes.