I have been recieveing personal coaching from a very amazing mentor, Ia Jimenez. She has been opening my eyes and heart to some new possibilities lately.
As I have pondered on my sessions with her, and have gone to my knees in prayer, I have come to a very beautiful conclusion. I will share that conclusion with you by asking you to consider a question, Just how good can life get? Imagine the possibilities.
What if you started each and every day posing that question to both yourself, and to the Lord? What if you had the courage to surrender your life to him in complete obedience. How good could life get?
I used to believe that to surrender to anything meant that I was weak, or needy. I was so afraid to let anyone assist me in life for fear that they would not complete the task, and I would be left stranded. For me, it was just easier to do it myself, then I KNEW it would get done. The problem with that mindset is that you wear yourself out…completely! You are so busy running in so many different directions, that nobody gets any quality out of their interactions with you.
This year, in Feburary, I was told that I was wore out. Literally! My body was on the verge of collapse. I had a very small window of time to change my health before it was to late. So I did the only thing I knew to do and went to my knees. Through a series of events I discovered a company named AVAR Lifestyle Design. They offered nutritional products that claim to restore balance to your body so that it could work the way God created it to work.
So on 4/11/13 I started a 16 wk Lifestyle Transformation Journey with AVAR.
My initial thought was that I was going to take products and lose weight, and maybe stave off the diagnosis of Diabetes. What ended up happening is my entire life was transformed right along with my body.
This company was way more than just a nutritional product company. They are literally a company that has the goal of complete transformation of mind, body and soul. I saw some amazing changes in my body within 10 days that led me to call the AVAR Customer Support number. That is how I met AVAR President, Ia Jimenez. She was so excited to hear my story that she put me on a conference call with AVAR customers all over the country.
The next morning I woke up with a very strong impression that I needed to create an event in Emery County and share this company with the people that I loved. After 20 yrs of trying everything to get back in shape, and experiencing one failure after another, I had finally found something that worked. I wanted to tell the whole world. Thus, the Zombie Run was born. It was the perfect place to kick off the 60 day fitness challenge.
This Saturday will mark the beginning of my new life. A life where I have learned to trust. Learned to surrender. Learned to obey. Learned to have Faith. When I look into the mirror each day, I struggle to recognize the person looking back at me. I no longer see a sad, unhappy woman. I see possibilities. I see health. I see love. I see the light of the Lord shining through my countenance. I recoginze my true worth as a Daughter of God’s Royal family.
This Zombie run is an event that will bring so many parts of my life together. I hoped to create a fun atmosphere where we could all gather and in a supportive environment learn about fitness. Learn how much fun is can be to get healthy. I want to share the joy I have discovered on my Lifestyle Journey. I want to share AVAR with the world. I want to tell anyone out there that has given up on themselves that there is still hope for them, I am proof!
I wanted to celebrate my favorite holiday with the people who have shared so much of my life. Halloween is the best time of year for me. I love the chill in the air, the changing colors in the mountains, and all the preparations we make to preserve all the food from our gardens…all of it.
I love this time of year and wanted to celebrate it with all of you.
I also want to celebrate the Heros among us. I want to thank them personally for the service they so selflessly provide to protect our precious freedoms.
I want to talk about the problems of childhood obesity, and how we as parents are unknowingly contributing to this problem, and what we can do for our precious children to change this trend in our community.
I pray that The Zombie Fun Run will succesfully accomplish all I have set out to accomplish when I fisrt concieved the idea of presenting it to all of you. I ask for the Lords blessing in my efforts on saturday, and hope that this event will be a night that all of you will never forget!
So once again, I want to re-pose that question to you that I did at the beginning of this blog…JUST HOW GOOD CAN LIFE GET? I now begin each and every day with that as my mantra. I delight in the possibilities. A year ago, I never would have had the courage or confidence to attempt anything as big as The Zombie Fun Run, but because I have learned to be obedient to the promptings, and surrender my life to the Lord…I now KNOW that life is full of infinate possibilities.
Come give yourself the chance to change your life too. Come meet Ia Jimenez and Dr. Ola madsen in person at the Zombie Fun Run. What do you have to lose but your pounds of pain?