Tuesday, February 16, 2010
She was called blessed
Let me introduce myself, I'm Rebecca Lynn. No, I didn't grow up 1/2 mile from Tucker Cherry's Farm, but I do live in the Southwest currently (And I don't know if anyone will get that reference, but comment if you do!). I have a wonderful husband and two awesome children.
The purpose of this blog is going to be two-fold--I will very soon be starting a new nutrition routine & exercise routine. I want to publish my triumphs and tribulations to encourage you--and me. I also will share fun things I learn about myself along the way. I am in the process of weaning my son, so I want to wait to start my new nutrition routine until after that. Give me a couple more weeks and we are diving in. I will also be publishing the tips, tricks, and other handy Norm Peterson-esque (Cheers tv show-if you are too young to get this then you can google it or perhaps view it on hulu) knowledge unrelated to my journey.
I have to share this so you aren't confused and please be kind. I detest the word 'diet.' There are so many negative connotations that attach to it for me that I will not use it to describe the journey I'm embarking on. To me, that word implies temporary change. I'm going to be changing my eating habits. I'm re-learning how to view food. I am going to have a nutritional routine in addition to my exercise routine. What I am doing is shifting my lifestyle and how I think about food and exercise. So, bare with me as I make my mental shift. Perhaps it would be helpful for you to do the same?
Ok, if you've suffered through my intro to this point I want to explain the title of this post. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was called blessed and found favor with the Lord. I consider myself very blessed to be where I am in my life right now. I'm 24 and have an extraordinary family who has come through some trials and are on the other side of them. We see the Lord's guidance at work in our lives--then and now. We are on another journey that will last our entire lives as Christians, just like exercise and healthful eating are a lifelong journey. If you need encouragement I hope you can find it here, whatever your interest (exercise, tips, etc.).