I never really wanted a fitness blog.
Maybe it’s because I don’t eat perfect all the time, I don’t really love to cook, or because in my busy seasons of life I go weeks without getting to the gym.
Or maybe it’s because a lot of fitness blogs (even the ones that I enjoy) are intimidating.
That picture isn’t me. I mean, yes, it’s ME, but it doesn’t represent who I am. These portray my reality a little better…
Yup, that’s my reality. But thankfully, it’s not my all-the-time reality. These only represent some moments of struggle, and some of the things that I must overcome, in order to work towards becoming my best.
I am passionate about doing my best to be healthy. I am passionate about pushing hard in those workouts once I’m there. I am passionate about persevering through a workout or through a tough day to get to that workout or through the thoughts in my mind that try to hold be back from going to that workout… because there’s a lot more to that workout than what meets the eye.
Overcoming a workout is like overcoming any mountain in life… the challenges put in our way that appear to be great and overwhelming, are the very things that help refine our minds and bodies and with the right perspective… our hearts. The “teach me” perspective enables us to go from feeling like a defeated failure to live out being a victorious overcomer.
In my life, the one prayer to God that seems to be most needed is “Teach me God.” Teach me what I need to learn as I go through this. Teach me how to see this situation, this world, this event, through Your eyes. And what I always seem to learn is that Jesus is at the center of it all. We have problems, He is our savior. Maybe not always right here or right now, but He has overcome death and invites us to join Him. Simply by accepting our need for Him. So I embrace that. I embrace my weakness. I embrace my emptiness. And I invite Christ to restore my soul, again and again.
If you are looking for a perfect leader, you won’t find her on this page. If you are looking for an encourager to walk beside you as we persevere and overcome the mountains together, someone to teach you as she learns it herself (shouting the occasional f-bomb along the way), I’m your girl. I am Sarah. I’m a mom of six kids (which requires perseverance), I paint and work on our house in my free time (more perseverance required), study the Bible in the wee hours of the morning before writing (aye! Perseverance against my desire to stay in bed!), and work at applying what I learn to my life (the need for perseverance strikes again!).
I have been asked a lot how I get in shape so fast after having babies, especially 6 of them born within less than 8 years, and to sum it up in one word… perseverance. But if you want to know more than just that one word, I have written an easy-to-follow, 28 day program called The Master’s Fitness Plan: Train from the Inside Out. In TMFP I teach what I have learned… that to train the body, you must first TRAIN THE HEART.