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NOTE:  I began this 40 day journey on 4/20/2015 and blogged privately daily.  I will publish each blog now for the next 40 days.

On 3/24/15, the Holy Spirit told me to blog for 40 days and not tell anyone. Then after the 40 days, have a big reveal. Begin with a before picture and end with an after picture. Focus on my mind(thoughts), spirit(meditation/relationship with Christ) and body(food/exercise) transformation. I didn’t do it.

I know that my purpose is to help other people be set free from weight spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.  But in order to fulfill this purpose, I must be set free first.  In order to be set free, I must re-program my mind and create new habits.

Well, I woke up this morning to the Holy Spirit encouraging me to walk. I kept ignoring Him and stayed in bed. He didn’t give up on encouraging me. He continued to gently nudge me despite my excuses and ignoring His encouragement. I couldn’t ignore him anymore. I got dressed, got my phone with my theme music playlist, put my headphones and began my walk.

I started my walk with Kelly Price’s “It’s My Time” on blast. I walked at a fast pace through my neighborhood, hills and all. I didn’t give up. I only paused at the end of the street to turn around and go back in the opposite direction. I thanked God for helping me press all the while I walked.

This was the first time I’ve exercised since I can remember. I’m grateful that I walked 1.16 miles in 25 minutes. These 40 days will be my coming out of the wilderness process so I don’t have to go this way again.

The Holy Spirit is my ultimate cheerleader. He will guide me as I continue to encourage myself to achieve these goals myself. Thank you Lord for not giving up on me so that I can fulfill the purpose you have for me on earth.

At 280 pounds, I went from zero activity to doing something! I walked at a fast pace, had trouble breathing, heart racing, had to sit down as soon as I came in the door, but I finished. Thank God, He helped me finish!

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I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children. I am also the creator and Radio Talk Show Host of the online talk show Share My World Show where I share my journey of transformation to inspire and encourage others to begin their own transformation.

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