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Eight weeks ago, I embarked on my "fitness journey".

I set out to become more disciplined in my eating and in my workouts in order to lose the 15 pounds I had gained. Little did I know that a whole lot more of me would changed.

I have never really been a person of discipline or consistency. If anything took too long or was too hard, I quit, tried to find a way out, or tried to find the easiest way to get something done.

Whenever my parents asked me to do something as a kid, I would come up with any and every excuse and my stepdad would tell me stop trying to "weasel out" when things got hard. I resented that but my "weasel" tendencies have followed me into adulthood and I have been paying for it.

So on May 15 when I started working with Jeremy, I wasn't fully confident in my abilities to stay disciplined and consistent.

Now on July 10, I am 12 pounds down and have experienced a change both inside as well as out.

I made a post earlier about the tie between faith and fitness and how they are intertwined but I have also recently learned how finances tie in as well. See, these three F's are built on a common foundation: discipline and consistency.

I recently decided to tackle my debt. Granted, I don't have a lot but I'm making payments on two things right now and am paying off some credit card debt from me getting too comfortable swiping when it came to going out for food/drinks or pampering myself ( I mean, every girl deserves a pedicure, right?).

I know all these newfound revelations I'm experiencing are basically common sense but there is a complete difference between knowing something in your head and knowing something in your heart.

Knowledge + Experience = Wisdom

I'm gaining wisdom in many areas where I had only once had knowledge.

My relationship with God has blossomed. I have become more disciplined and consistent in my time with Him and with setting Him as a priority. I am gaining more control over my finances by budgeting, prioritizing savings and debt repayment over unnecessary expenses, and learning how to be more money-savvy in all areas of life. And it's been fun! I never thought that practicing discipline and consistency could be fun but when you set goals, achieve them, and see your mind set change, there is nothing more rewarding.

I'm so thankful for this journey I started not only with fitness and not only with my faith, but also with my finances. Like I've said before, fitness is so much more than eating right and exercising. It's a mentality that encompasses every other aspect of life. As ecstatic as I am to watch my physique change, I'm even more excited to watch God change my mind and heart through fitness.

Cheers,

Sarah

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