I knew that when I started this project, 100 days of focused wellness, that some amazing things would come out of it. I mean, that is the goal, right!? But honestly, I didn’t expect to experience rewards almost immediately out of the gate. This is only day 6 and as the title of this post suggests, I am faster, stronger and better ALREADY, and I’m just getting started!
This morning I hit the pavement feeling good. Focused, clear and lighter in my spirit, I shuffled my praise playlist and I got to stepping. The past few mornings, especially the day before yesterday, my breathing was labored. I’m sure it had a lot to do with the high humidity levels, but whatever the reason I felt like I was breathing through a straw. But not this morning. My lungs were clear and my pace was swift!
When I started walking it was 5:57 am. When I finished it was 6:30. I had to rub my eyes to make sure I was reading the time correctly. Sure enough, the clock was right, which meant I had completed my walk in 33 minutes. Mind you, this was the same walk that took me 50 minutes to complete Saturday morning. Of course, I burst into tears. (Oh Hi, I”m Stacey and I’m a big cry baby) What a difference 5 days made. I was able to shave 17 minutes off my walking time, without even trying. Go me! Go me! Go me! That’s the “faster” part of this story.
The “stronger” part comes in through my thinking and emotions. As I have alluded to in my previous posts, I am going through an emotional trauma right now, but God is working everything out for my good. You know, what the evil one meant for bad, God means for good. I am stronger today than I was a week ago. My heart doesn’t feel so heavy and I know that God is in control and I am going to come out of this storm shining like pure gold.
Now for the “better” part. Did I mention that my back feels amazing? I don’t think I did, but it does. It is so much better as a result of me doing the very thing that I thought would aggravate my back and make it feel worse. Combined with the walking, I do a serious of stretches after I’m done just to loosen up those tight back muscles and I can honestly go through the day with very little pain. That is AMAZING to me!
So now that I’m faster, stronger and better, there is no way I’m stopping this good thing. This is the first habit I chose to work on for my 100-day project and I am so glad I did! As I prepare for the next habit, which will be a 10-day smoothie cleanse, I will continue to walk on a daily basis! This whole project is about creating healthy habits and building upon each one.
Oh yeah, you see that picture above? That is my 2nd “ability goal”. In fact, I almost broke out running this morning but I thought I’d save some gusto for next month. If you missed what my 1st “ability goal” was, I shared it here in this post.
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What are you doing to become faster, stronger, better? How will you track your progress?