I woke up and got to eat breakfast with my awesome church friends at our women's retreat. Then spent the next 4 hours alone, reflecting, and spending time with God. It was awesome. I worked on my testimony that I gave in church this morning. It was a very nice time. It was nice to be alone. I was nice to not have to run around getting things for and entertaining my lovely munchkins. It was about me and God. Then after lunch I got the chance to get to know two of my favorite girls at Hiawatha. We shared what we needed from God, we prayed and it was just nice. No interruptions, just good discussion! After dinner, things changed just a bit! We discussed our ideal commune living. Many laughs were shared. It was a fun time. I am glad I went. I feel refreshed and renewed! I didn't do any fitness other than my spiritual fitness. The food was not low-calorie or low-fat. However it was worth the risk to be where I was.
Day 29: Testimony, Home and Refreshed
This morning I shared my testimony at church. It was truly emotionally exhausting. It felt so good to share my story. It was welcomed with love and hugs from everyone. We are starting a new Sexual Abuse Recovery group. The group will run for 14 weeks. It begins on Sunday February 21st at 7pm in the Hiawatha Church library. It is open to all sexual abuse survivors in the Twin Cities. Please let me know if you are interested in more information my sending me an email. Today I will do the Shred workout 1 & workout 2. For a total of 40 minutes. UGH. I am not looking forward to it, but I am sure it will be good to be done! :o)
I did gain a pound since Day 27. I know it will come back off. One day of not being in control of my food and the fluctuation of weight during a week, it doesn't deter me, but it makes me want to work all the more harder!
I am looking forward to tomorrow's post. I have lots of good info I have been reading about that I am looking forward to sharing! Not to mention, I am looking forward to starting it too!
NOTE: Our church [Hiawatha Church] will be holding an update on Haiti with prayer and fundraising tomorrow Monday Jan 25th at 7pm. All are welcome to pray as well as donate. We have a goal to raise $20k to send supplies to Haiti. We have a direct connection to a family serving as medical missionaries there. If you want to come to pray, please do. If you want to donate but can not make it, you may send your checks to Hiawatha Church. Write the Checks out to 'Hiawatha Church' and put 'Haiti Fund' in the memo line. Mail checks to 4155 41st Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55406