Saturday, January 23, 2010

Well, I've done it! I am up, out of bed and headed to my mens's prayer group meeting. I haven't been there in a long time, I am looking forward to being there this morning. This is another component of my efforts to improve myself and thus improve our marriage as a result. But, I do this for me.

Yesterday wasn't going as well as I'd hoped, from a work related perspective. So at midday, I decided to hit the noon meeting. I had some reservations since I knew my wife was going to be there. She had expressed her feelings to me about Kayla (and I wasn't completely excited about that lol) earlier in the morning and I wasnt sure if I ought to go. Then it occured to me that if I want her to know I am not going to be all affected by her feelings and issues she is dealing with, it would be good to go to the meeting and act as if I was completely at peace with her and the whole difficulty she's having over Kayla.

So I went. Good decision. The meeting was wonderful, a friend of ours came in and shared some stuff that is exactly on point with some of what my wife and I are dealing with in our marriage. My wife shared her E, S & H with the situation... I sat, reflected, listened, and then later shared my E, S & H, expanding a bit on the things my wife had shared earlier. It turned out to be a very helpful meeting for my wife and I, and the gal who opened the meeting with her issue was moved by how my wife and I had shared "together" and had been supportive and encouraging of one another in dealing with a difficult issue, right there during the meeting. It a really new experience for my wife and I. And, I think it had a positive impact for us both.

Later on after the prayer meeting I am heading to the gym. This will be my 4th 5K this week (walking the first 2 miles briskly, then pounding out the last 1.1-1.5 miles on the elliptical with the resistance on 7-9, going fwd and backwards very quickly). It's feleing good, doing these 5K on a regular, consistent basis each week. I can begin to feel the change, the weight loss momentum. Now, if i can begin to alter my diet more significantly some things are going to change about me. yay!

4 comments:

dAAve said...

I am on the elliptical 4 or 5 days each week, but instead of distance, I focus on length of time and hear rate. Either way is good, I'msure.
Now about that diet ...

(LOL)

Enchanted Oak said...

Scott, God is obviously blessing your decisions these days. Amen!

Madison said...

You sound healthier than most people on the planet - in every way.

Syd said...

sounds great. Keep it up.