Where is the starting line?

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I’ve been a little off my game this week. I haven’t been running, I haven’t been working out, and my eating has been terrible. So I called for a restart tomorrow. But where is the starting line?

I’ve called for a restart too many times to count in my life. Restart on healthy eating, restart on giving up fast food, restart on working out, writing, reading more often, studying the Bible, praying, cleaning, etc. etc. etc.

The list goes on and on but am I really restarting? Did I press pause or did I hit rewind? Am I starting over or am I picking up where I left off? Where is the starting line?

Tomorrow my focus is renewed in a lot of areas, one big one being my fitness journey. I plan to run in the AM and fit a workout in as well. I plan to eat well and focus on fueling my body with goodness and not junk. So let’s discuss that journey – I’ve lost almost 40 lbs this year. I’m not starting at the same line I did in January. I’m not starting at the same line as I did in April. I’m much closer to the goal line. It’s a journey with no finish line but I definitely have some goal markers. I’m not back at day one, the starting line has changed.

I haven’t been very good with reading my Bible daily and my soul has felt that. However, I’m much farther in my walk with God than I was five years ago. The starting line has changed.

I don’t write as often as I’d like to but I’m writing more than I was last year. The starting line has changed.

My marriage, my parenting, my organization, my cleaning, my fitness, my everything has moved away from the first starting point. The starting line has changed.

I think it helps to take a step back from time to time to see where you’re at in your journey. Give it a rating if it helps. Measure it. I’m 40 lbs lighter and thousands of words away from where I once was. You may feel down about something in your life right now but take a look at where you came from. Focus on forward and remember – the starting line changed.

1 comments on “Where is the starting line?”

  1. I love this! We donโ€™t give ourselves enough credit for the progress we have made in our journeys. Thanks for sharing.


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