I joined a gym. I didn’t want to go to a gym where Barbie and Ken dolls strut their stuff all over the place and make people like me feel like a fat speed bump. After careful and prayerful consideration, my husband and I landed at Planet Fitness. I like the NO CRITICS signs and especially the LUNK sign that says if you drop weights or judge another person, you are a LUNK. There are also signs around that say THIS IS A NO JUDGMENT ZONE. Other signs say YOU BELONG. Please LIKE their facebook page!
Even though I don’t feel comfortable in my own skin quite yet, I feel comfortable there – I know I will reach my goals in that kind of environment.
We have been consistent so far, and I’ve not gotten discouraged at all, so I plan to continue this lifestyle for the long haul. For the first time in such a long time, I feel hopeful about weight loss and finally FINALLY getting my health back! I have hit the wall… I have no choice. It’s either get healthy or pay over $400 a month for the rest of my life to take insulin. I’d rather pay the gym and do the work. I can do this – I WILL do this! I have to do this.
I have to share what happened on June 3rd. As I said, there are signs all over the place. They also have TV’s mounted in the center of the gym so you can watch any station you choose. There is a PF TV that shows music videos and the PF advertisements in-between videos.
As I was walking on the treadmill I looked up at a sign on the PF TV that I knew should have said, DON’T FORGET TO SPRAY DOWN THE EQUIPMENT. I know you’re going to think I’m off my rocker, but I promise you, when I looked up at it today, it said, DON’T FORGET TO PRAY. That’s all – the “S” was too far to the left of the screen to be seen, and the rest of the message was too far down and off the screen completely.
Did anyone else see it? I don’t know. Did God mean for anyone to see it but me? I don’t know. I saw it though and obviously He meant for me to see it. All I know for sure is my God is so good and so creative! If He wants to remind you to pray, He’s gonna find a way and do it.
Tears came to my eyes. If I had been among my own kind – my own “tribe”, I would have said, “HEY, LOOK YOU GUYS!!!” Obviously, I was not among my own kind, so I showed great restraint and kept walking, wiping tears that rolled down my face (maybe others thought it was sweat). I had to look up and smile, because for whatever reason, my God cared enough for me to remind me to talk with Him today.
It’s not a hassle, it’s not too time-consuming, it’s not a problem to converse with Him. Call me crazy (go ahead, I’ve been called worse, believe me) – but at the moment I saw that sign, it was like God was letting me know He really looked forward to our daily conversation, and He would miss me if I didn’t show up. I love that He loves me and wants my company! Remember the song that Larnelle Harris sang called “I Miss My Time With You” – ??? Yeah – like that. ❤
I’m loved, I’m protected and I’m heard by Him! How many people on this ol’ earth can you say that about? Most people just wanna talk and never listen. God hears me – He always listens because He is a gentleman. When I’m done talking, it’s His turn to talk to me. I gladly listen, study His Word and look for signs everywhere I go – even the signs at the gym! 🙂