Monday, May 28, 2012

My trip days 4-6

I came home from my trip May 6th and started blogging about it, but never actually finished. Each day was amazing. I have never felt so relaxed. In the end my car ended up needing a new water pump and hose. It was to be about $500-$600 to fix. I didn't have that. God already had a way. Two people wanted to pay for my repair. These were strangers, but because of Christ they were concerned about me. He even cares about busted water pumps.

I ended up exercising every day on my trip and on the last day I won an award for Athlete of the Week. That is so not me, but this week taught me I can do exercise. I am completely capable. I did a rock wall three times (not all the way up, but about 3/4 of the way.) I also did a big swing (you go up and get dropped down like a rubber band being snapped.) I did Pilate's, water aerobics, strength training, and dance class. In addition to walking 10,000 or more steps a day. I was so proud of myself.

The ladies in my small group were so encouraging and amazing each in their own way. I felt so blessed to be among them.

This was such an awesome opportunity. I am so grateful to have been there. If you have never heard of First Place 4 Health or Body for Life, check them out. They are both Christ centered. First Place 4 Health focuses on the whole person in regards to weight struggles, teaching you to put God first in all areas of your health. Body for Life run aerobics classes with Christian songs. They are so cool.

I also enjoyed the fellowship with my cousin during the trip. We have different schedules at home so getting together tends to be hard. We got to talk, and talk, and talk. It was great.

I am praying that I can make it back next year.