Annie Gets Fit

inside is healthy. outside is about to be.

You are able.

I friend stopped me in the parking lot yesterday and pulled a tiny stone heart from her pocket. She said, “I feel like this is for you.”

She laid it in my hand and as I felt the letters.



And with the Get Fit Challenge ending this week for us, I can’t help but feel that this little stone heart is a gift from a very watchful God.

If there is one thing I needed to know today, it is that I am able.

Since January, I have learned….

I am able to eat healthy

I am able to exercise and not hate it

I am able to treat food like food, not like a friend

I am able to live day to day

I am able to be the best me.

And I want to tell you this: YOU ARE ABLE.

You are.

It’s just true.

One day at a time, one meal at a time, one run at a time.

You are able.

I can’t believe the challenge is over. I can’t believe how different I feel. I can’t believe that starting tomorrow, no one will be watching my every nutritional intake or counting my exercise hours.

Regardless, I am going to live this healthy lifestyle. I like it. And even on the days when it gets impossibly hard, or when the gym is THE.LAST. place I want to go, or when I hate everything about being healthy, I will keep going.

Because I am able.


May 13, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. WOW. Love this post.
    you are an AWESOME writer.

    What a journey you have been on!! I pray you continue in your new found healthy lifestyle! Although I have never met you, it is just so evident that you are not only an inspiration to others but also such an influence on so many! Thanks for being such a great one!

    Comment by Heidi S | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. Annie, I’m so stinkin’ proud of you. I can’t imagine how hard you’ve worked, but I know you have and that you’ve learned so much through this process. I know this because I’ve learned so much through YOU. So thanks for taking us along, for admitting it’s not easy, and for just being Annie. And able. 🙂

    Comment by Rebekah | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. Awesome, girl! You’ve done an amazing job with this challenge!

    Comment by Sherri | May 14, 2010 | Reply

  4. Annie, you need to come on over and join in the weight loss/maintainers blogosphere to keep your inspiration going. Come on over, I’ll introduce you around!

    Comment by debby | June 9, 2010 | Reply

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