My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. (2 Cor. 12:9)
Last month, I did something I have never done before and joined a local boot camp. For the last ten years, I have taught group fitness which came with free gym memberships to everywhere I taught so I could workout whenever and wherever I wanted.
But, at the beginning of 2017, God asked me to lay down teaching group fitness as I stepped into a new season of doing more speaking, writing and returning to school to get my Masters degree. I resisted at first because I know fitness so well and I love it. But, I’ve learned over the years to be obedient when God tells me it is time to move on. Who knows, maybe fitness will make a reentry into my life, but for now, it is a no.
After I quit teaching I worked out in our home gym, which was nice for a season to be by myself but I began to miss the community and accountability. My friend, who was once in one of my group fitness classes, invited me to attend Camp Gladiator with her and I fell in love with it.
(Side note: If you are local and ever want to come as my buddy, please let me know. Or if not local, I can probably help you find a location and get you a week for free).
On Wednesday, November 1st, of this week, my trainer had us write one word in chalk in front of our mat, telling what we are grateful for. The first word that popped into my head was grace. Normally, I would probably have written something like family, friends or God, but that day I needed grace. Just the day before I had completely blown it with my kids. I did not have peace in our household, I let my flesh run the show and said things I regret. Thankfully, I have learned how to quickly reconcile with my kids and asked all of them to forgive me. But still yet, the next morning I woke up with a heavy heart. I don’t want to be that mom. I felt like such a hypocrite to get on this blog and write or go to events and speak, all the while having my home in chaos. But God reminded me that we are not called and anointed because of our good behavior, rather, because of Christ in us.
If you are feeling broken and less than perfect today, be encouraged that his power is made perfect in your weakness. His grace is enough.
Now onto the part, I know you all came here for, the GIVEAWAY! You know I can’t give something away without first a little encouragement though!
When I first started attending CG I noticed someone carrying their weights in a WeightSling. I knew I needed one because I was already sick of my weights rolling around in my car and tired of balancing all my equipment in every arm, nook and cranny, just to get set-up for camp. These are rust-proof and can be used to transport weights OR even double them up to increase your weight for rows, etc.
WeightSling was kind enough to give me TWO to give away! Enter in the rafflecopter below and be sure to comment with the ONE word that comes to your mind when you consider what you are thankful for this season!
Disclaimer: I was given a free product in exchange for my honest opinion and review. I never review products I do not believe my readers will love.