SuperStarrs this video I took this past weekend when I was at the Love Life Women’s Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Which is always a great time of getting refueled and encouraged while hanging out with thousands of ladies!!!
So if you are saying, “Debbie, I don’t have anything that make me want to get up & go.” Then guess what ya gotta find it!!! You can start by remembering what you liked to do as a kid. Did you dance, tumble, or play sports? Was it in a group setting or did you prefer going solo? Did you enjoy playing for fun or did competition help motivate you? Take some time to remember what you made you feel good, while having fun. Did you enjoy jumping rope, bike riding, swimming, or lifting weights? Do you like routine or constantly changing things up? If you were never very active before you can start now. Be adventurous!!! Take a dance class or sign up for swim class at your local YMCA if you enjoy meeting new people. If working out alone is your thing, then stay home & push play on a workout DVD. Don’t have one, then YouTube whatever you looking for. Anyone can grab your sneakers & music and get outside for a walk. You’ll enjoy the fresh air, sunshine & be able to build up to miles. Then someday start walk/run & then you’ll be running before ya know it!!! The point is, just start with something. Try it, if you are not feeling it then move onto something else. Keep going until you find your thing!!! You will still be burning calories & sweating until you find it.
You can check out more of my pics from St. Louis on my Instagram @debbierstarr!!!
For me I love to run for many reasons. Number one is I love to eat & I love to eat carbs!!! Running allows me to burn off & refuel with carbs!!! I also enjoy being outside, getting fresh air & sunshine all year round!!! Smelling the lilacs in the Spring, getting some color on my skin in the Summer, watching the trees change colors & the welcomed cool weather in the Fall, & making footprints as I crunch in the snow in the Winter, all these changes keep my runs always fresh & new. It never gets boring & when I travel I get to actually see places that I wouldn’t if I was just driving. Another Love is I get to put music in my ears & drowned out the rest of the noise of the world. This Mom needs her music & a break from the latest Disney Movie my Daughter is obsessed with. (Currently it is Moana.) Occasionally I’ll meet up with friends, but most of the time I run solo. It works for me. It’s my therapy a lot of days. Even on tough days, I’m able to run off stressed energy, while talking to God about what’s going on. I always feel better after my runs!!! I’ve never regretted a run.
Whatever you choose, start by slowly adding that into your schedule. Start off slow and add as you can do more. If you haven’t rode a bike in 15 years, don’t hop on and try to do a 10 mile ride. The goal is to feel good afterwards, not struggling to walk for the next week. Even if you just did around the block, that progress from just sitting on the couch. Remember to stretch & stay hydrated!!!
This year was the last year to be held annually in St. Louis. Next year it’s moving to Tampa, FL and then on from there. With all change there is bittersweetness to it. For the past eight years I’ve road tripped it down to St. Louis mostly with the same core group of ladies and one year solo. (I was prego with baby girl & knew it needed to be a solo trip so that I wouldn’t have to share a bed or bathroom & that I could nap & have quiet time when I needed it. True friends understand when you are honest about your needs & they’ll never try to make you feel bad.) So this past weekend was a great time of reflection. Remembering where I was spiritually & physically when I First started coming & then where I am today. It started with me healing spiritually then has progressed to physically. Thinking back, I was so full of hurt & anger from things I was going through, but also past things I never dealt with. Hurts & betrayal that I didn’t know what to do with. Wounds that I never properly treated, so they never fully healed. I didn’t know how to Love. I couldn’t Love others because I didn’t know how to even Love myself. All that, created the storm inside me. I didn’t have peace or joy. I didn’t trust those who did. I felt if I couldn’t have it, then it wasn’t real & they were all fakers. That’s where I was but, I also had this desire stirring inside me. That IF it was possible, IF it was available, IF others actually had Peace & Joy, then I was gonna do whatever & search out whatever until I found it & had it for myself. So that’s what I continued to do on my spiritual journey. I Loved Jesus & wanted to Love others the way He was asking me to but, I didn’t know how. So I just kept asking God for help. Asking Him to show me. Teach me. Every year I’ve kept returning to St. Louis excited for whatever He had to teach me. Every years God would speak to me thru the Teachers about whatever I needed to focus on next. Then I’d go home & do it. One year was Love, another getting rid of angry, another finding Peace, another on living in balance, another Trusting God, another Discipline & on & on until now. SuperStarrs if you’ve been following me on my “In The Weighting” Journey then you already know from My 1st Marathon post, that I was on the treadmill running, during a break at this conference, when the Holy Spirit told me, He would help me run a Half Marathon if I really wanted to do it. And the rest is Beautiful History of me sharing my story with SuperStarrs all over. To give Hope & Encourage them to Start & Shine in their journey wherever God is taking them. To Dream Big Dreams & to know that God Loves them & has Awesome plans for them!!! That’s YOU!!! That’s this running ministry!!! So Super Cool!!! God is AMAZING!!!
That is why I had to share this all with y’all!!! I never want ya to think that I have it all together, it’s God who holds me together!!! No mater where you are now, if you are not happy & want to make a change. He will Help You!!! Just like He did me & you never know what God can do with your story!!!
As I was eating at my favorite foods at my favorite restaurants, realizing this was the close of this season. I was at peace & have joy for what’s to come. Did ya hear that??? I HAVE PEACE & JOY!!! What I started searching for, I have today & have had for years. Just kinda forgot where I started, until this past weekend when God gently reminded me. I have unshakeable Peace & Joy now. So much that no matter what changes or losses come, I know in my heart, as long as I have Jesus, I will always have Peace & Joy!!! No one can take that away from me!!! 🙂 It IS Real & I’m not faking!!!
SuperStarrs if you don’t have the Peace & Joy of Jesus, I invite you to check out My Upper Management page for more info on how you can get it!!!
So what makes you want to Get Up & Go???
What adventure are you gonna go on???
Remember You are a SUPERSTARR!!!
Know that YOU are Love by God who has Amazing Blessings for YOU!!!
He is always there, waiting for You!!!
Be patient & make healthy choices while You are “In The Weighting”!!!