Or did we? I am pretty reluctant to write this post. I’ve had writer’s block for about a week now and have numerous posts that I started and have yet to finish. I just don’t feel like I have a very positive message to share, but this is supposed to be about the journey, good or bad, right?
So here goes. In the last 40 days I just don’t feel like I’ve found my rhythm. I didn’t completely commit to the Daniel Plan. Not like I don’t believe in the plan or feel that it’s not for me, but my timing was just off. I wasn’t prepared, I wasn’t excited, I lacked total motivation.
I’ll admit it – when I start something like this I need a little hand holding. Someone to keep me accountable and well, my own personal cheerleader. I’m not totally selfish, I’ll be an enthusiastic cheerleader right back. I went in hoping to feed off of Brit‘s enthusiasm and find my own excitement and drive. Not that I she failed me at all since these were my unspoken hopes that I was embarrassed to admit. We were constantly there for each other via technology, but our schedules and preferences rarely meshed (for some reason she still refuses to meet me at 5am for a run ;)).
Although having a cheerleader is helpful, I truly know that my motivation will have to come solely from within for me to commit to this kind of change, and unfortunately 40 days ago, it just wasn’t there. As we round out our journey and enter into Holy Week, I can’t help but to feel the newness that Spring brings. With that clean slate and freshness I’m finally starting to find my rhythm. I’m taking cues from my body and realizing (again) food really is fuel. There is a lot to the “you are what you eat” saying. I’m itching to go for a run and I’m super excited that I have a 5K just a month away. Even through my stressful and overwhelming days, I am trying to find joy in all that I have.
I might be late getting there, but I’m finally at the starting line and I’m excited. Daniel Plan, here I come. Ready…Set…GO!