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40 Days Lighter – Day 24: Something’s Got to Intensify!


(In case you missed it, this is Part 2 to a thought I started to share yesterday.)

I’ve noticed that since starting to make these physical/health changes, as I get closer to my goals, the process has to intensify for me to continue to see results! Something has to intensify, whether it is the amount of weight that I lift or the length of the run that I take, or how often I’m working out.

When I first started going to the gym, I was asked to run for a full minute out of my 30 minutes on the treadmill, and I STRUGGLED. Yet a week came where I hit the one minute without feeling ready to collapse, and then the time increased to 3 minutes. And when I hit the 3 minutes, my goal was moved up to 5 minutes – with the end goal of running a 5k in a few months – a goal I would have said was impossible 6 months ago.

The closer I get to my goal – whether it’s the distance I want to run, the weight I want to be, the strength I want to have something has got to intensify! (Intentional poor English).

Why am I saying all of this?

Because sometimes we go through life, and get so hung up on, so discouraged, so disheartened by the fact that as we go to a new level in life, the trials seem to increase as well. We go from faith to faith and test to test simultaneously. The fire seems to be getting hotter in that furnace. The pressure is increasing. Those who are against you seem to be more than those that are for you. It feels like the harder we push forward is the harder our obstacles push back.

The reality is when you feel life intensifying, it means that you are closer to your goal than your natural eyes can see! Use the pressure to build momentum and push!

Keep pushing! Keep moving forward! You are about to give birth to your dream!


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