Five Minute Friday-View

Five Minute FridayIt’s Friday y’all! Whoo hoo! Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays (FMF). She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and write until the timer goes off. I am so thankful that I found Five Minute Fridays! FMF gives me an opportunity to just “freestyle”! Many of you have told me that you really enjoy reading the FMF posts! If you have NEVER read the FMF posts, I urge you to read past posts. Today’s word is VIEW.

One of the main reasons ladies start coming  to our classes is to lose weight. Perhaps there was a doctor’s appointment that gave a scare or the VIEWing of “a certain photo”  that motivated lifestyle change.  Once ladies become regular attenders they don’t continue to come for weight loss, they come for the sisterhood.  There is something magical about shaking and sweating with other awesome women–just sayin’!


Regardless of the reason for beginning or continuing any fitness program, one universal way we gauge our success is by getting on the…. scale (key the horror music).

Yep, stepping on a small box and getting a number can make your day or ruin your day.  Your entire point of VIEW can be changed by the scale….if you allow it. 

I have felt great and didn’t have to squeeze into my clothes on a particular day and then hopped on the scale only to be told I had gained weight.  Instantly the  “not good enough” thoughts began to swirl around in my brain.

Really?  Is my greatness or your greatness tied to what we weigh?  We are loving mommies,  fabulous spouses, great employees, dynamic entrepreneurs, caring and supportive friends — but all this truth falls out of our VIEW when the scale does not display what we would like.

Although the scale can give us some measurable information, it cannot:  admire your smile, thank you for the kind gestures you show others daily, or give you props for how you keep on keepin’ on in spite of it all.

Say it with me….I am beautiful and a force to be reckoned with!  <Tweet this>  

If you are close to the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area, join us for Bible Study and Soulful Saturday!

Happy Memorial Day!


  1. Oh I so relate to all of this – thank you for your words and your energy!
    I will be thinking of you and giving thanks all day as I repeat over and over again, “I am beautiful and a force to be reckoned with!”

  2. really great thoughts! thanks for sharing them.

    and, if i was in the area, i’d love to join you… 🙂

  3. I’m about to face that small scary box with the numbers right now, so this is encouragement! Keep it up!!!

  4. Love it! SISTERHOOD!

  5. Love this and especially the tweetable 😉 Enjoy your weekend!

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