We had a blast! Of course the kids learned what the word "appropriate" means - crazy shorts, glitter shirts will not last past the first wear, and rain boots are not "school shoes".
At the end of our shopping - I asked the kids if I could have a turn. So my Mom very graciously watched the kids for me while I went to try on "just a few" things.
Now here's where the story takes a bit of a sad turn...
For the past 2 weeks I've been working out like a crazy woman. Not only am I on a serious marathon training schedule - but I've also added INSANITY (by Shawn T) workouts to my days. I'm kind of putting myself through my own version of "two-a-days".
|charts of my different workouts - with stats|
Before going shopping I checked my stats - I've lost 9 pounds and 1 inch in my waist and legs! Yay! Right?
I wonder - how many pounds lost would equal a new size - or loose clothes? I hate women's sizing!
Let's just say I was not the size I was hoping I would be after such loss.
But you know what - these are just physical clothes. I know one day I will reach my fitness and weight goals - in time. However, there is another fitness and size goal that I have set my mind to and it has nothing to do with something I would find in Macy's!!
The Bible speaks of another kind of loose clothing!
Check this out....
Psalm 30:11 (ESV)
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have loosed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
that my glory may sing
Your praise and not be silent.
Did you catch that?! I'll exchange loose clothes for gladness! How exciting!!!
I have many fitness goals - but did you hear the greater ones found here?
1. For mourning to turn into dancing
2. Loose clothing exchanged for clothes of gladness
3. To not be silent about my Lord
One day my size 12 clothes are going to be too big... one day. And believe me, you'll hear about it!
However, the desire of my heart would be that you would hear about how great my God is more than something I find in a store. That others around me would know that no matter what tragedy I experience, my God is big enough to loosen my sad clothes & replace them with glad ones... and that I would one day dance again!
Are you tracking your progress for these kinds of loose clothing? Where do you stand?
I must admit - I'm still on the journey - but working towards it every day!