On “not getting stuck on this page…”

It’s been a little bit since my last Joel Osteen-inspired blog post but today’s daily email from him totally hit me right in the gut:

Are you ready for a new chapter in your life? In order to move forward into the blessing God has for you, you have to be willing to let go of the old. The things that are behind you are not nearly as important as what is out in front of you. It’s time to get ready for the “new”!

You may have had some unfair things happen, things that you don’t understand; but let me tell you, you have come too far to stop now. Instead of allowing those things to hold you back, why don’t you let go and take a step of faith into the new? It’s time to get a new, bigger vision; it’s time to get a new, fresher outlook; it’s time to rise up with a new attitude! Instead of settling where you are, pick up and move forward. Have the attitude that says, “I may not understand it; it may not have been fair, but I am not getting stuck on this page. I know God has a new chapter for meβ€”a chapter filled with blessings, favor and victory!

Um yeah. I’m not even quite sure what the “next chapter” is for me or what it is about the “not getting stuck on this page” that struck me aside from the fact that I’m clearly looking for change. Not in a bad way at all – I’m happy, very happy, in fact, with my life. I have great balance. I have amazing friends and sisters. A husband I adore.

So what’s with the itch for something ‘new’? Wondering if it has to do with the whole Kick thang and with that sort of being at a stalling point (I’m essentially a “sub” at my gym until our fitness director can add more classes to the schedule) maybe I need another outlet – aside from this here blog – to share my passion for fitness. Or – maybe it’s tied to Scott’s unemployment situation (which I still view as the best thing that ever happened to us) and how it’s forced us to think a little differently and how enlightening that’s actually been.

I’m not quite sure *yet* what this all means, I just know it’s been on my mind. Hell – I’m even “switching up” my workouts more lately in an effort to foucs on the “new.” Who is this person? I used to HATE change. Now I’m seeking it out. I’m ready for the “new” whatever that might entail – for now, I guess I’ll sit back and enjoy the “waiting” for what this future might hold (and no, this is not me being shifty or shady on purpose, I really don’t know where the antsy pants came from, but it’s there suddenly).

Hm. Interesting.

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This post brought to you from the department of random-not-even-remotely-tied-to-the-purpose-of-this-blog department.

(hardly a mention of fitness in here anywhere – no workout recaps?? No words of wisdom?? Nada??)

Ok – sorry, I really can’t write an entire blog with none of my usual musings included. That would just be weird.

So one quick thought in the midst of all this thinking new stuff – I’ve found that having mini fitness goals has injected a level of competitiveness for me that I’ve enjoyed. Last week I mentioned that I wanted to work my core at least three times this week. So far, I’ve got two down and one more to go before the week ends. And I’ll be damned if I let that goal slipping by without being reached. AND in the midst of that? I found a new goal I’d like to reach – the ability to do a full pike on the stability ball. Right now, I look like a wobbly upside down-V “lite.” I want to see a full pike, full-V dammit! And looky here, a new goal has formed. πŸ™‚

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10 thoughts on “On “not getting stuck on this page…”

  1. I am so with you on the next chapter. I will say, however, that I did not find this current chapter of my life until I let go of the past and embraced change, uncertainty, and all that comes with not knowing. Like you, I have learned to enjoy changing things up (more with my workouts than everything, I do still have a routine I must abide by LOL). I am horrible about setting goals for myself. Maybe if I did that more often, I’d feel like I was progressing rather than just doing something to be doing it. I love pikes on the ball – but I’m not completely right in the head either.

    • YES – I think that’s what we really struck me here, Heather. The being able to let go and say good-bye of the “past” and be ready to fully embrace, openly, whatever that next chapter might be. It’s got my wheels spinning, that’s for sure.

      As for the pike’s on the ball – teach me! I looked horrible this morning, not gonna lie πŸ˜‰

  2. I can definitely relate to this post! I feel like I must pursue a goal at all times. I get restless if I am not challenging myself constantly. Is that a bad thing?

    • Not a bad thing at all – I think it’s great. Being an uber-goal setter is an awesome thing, as long as you don’t get totally obsessed about it or anything, ya know?

  3. Great post!! Lots of good stuff to think about here. I definitely think we should never get too comfortable and always challenge ourselves to try new things and keep getting out there to live our best possible lives. Joel sure does have a way with his words!

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  5. Gosh, this is crazy that you wrote about this, because I have been thinking about this A LOT today. In so many aspects of my life, I’m ready for that new chapter, and that new challenge. We can do this! It’s amazing to see you challenge yourself in new ways, and the bonus is that you get to learn to love some of these new things, too.

    I’m trying to picture a full pike on a stability ball…..my stomach (muscles) hurt thinking about it! That is a wonderful goal to have. I’m off to google what the heck it looks like. πŸ˜‰

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