Tuesday, October 5, 2010
One of the gyms I train out of had a grand opening party for their new spin studio this past weekend! The owners of the gym and the creator of the G-Werx's machine are wonderful people and have offered me so many opportunities since I have been there--it's such a blessing!
The spin studio is cutting edge with Johnny G Krank Cycles and Real Ryder spin bikes that move, lean and turn. Talk about a core workout! the space is beautiful and it's really a one stop shop now with personal training, group strength and spin!
Downtown in the background--Swank!
I am going to quickly address something you guys may not even know happen (some readers do!). I feel like an "official blogger" now as I have received my first very negative, even hostile comment. It took over a year, that surprises me considering how much I talk about my faith!
Anyway, an Anonymous reader left a comment on my post Free Food Made me Fat, HERE. They reminded me that it was my own lack of self control that was the problem, and then proceeded to say I was a nerdy blogger (which actually made me laugh a few times!), use profanity and call me egocentric.
Well, I reminded myself that I am lucky I don't get hate comments like that more often, some bloggers really get ragged on about weight loss, body image or even their lifestyle. I mean, a blog is a public site and we are really putting our lives, our thoughts and our habits out there for scrutiny.
Where do we draw the line over these kinds of comments? I drew it at the profanity. I deleted the comment containing 2 F-bombs because ( and I know I am FAR from perfect) that really is opposite of who I am and the message I want to send.
I know it was just the icing on the cake after my really trying week last week, trying to get the best of me and really top bad off with worse, but that is OK!
Not everyone is going to like me, my blog, the way I write, my beliefs or what I stand for and I get that, I embrace it! I am unique and I fit in a very special niche I believe. We all do. And I think that Anonymous reminded me of something they couldn't have known that would trigger some awful deep thoughts with me.
I HAD been struggling with pride and self pity--and that looking up egocentrism "I might learn a few things about myself." I saw that I should be looking to Christ more and learning more about HIM, his love, his mercies and his character. Only then will my focus truly come off of self. AH--Anon! Such wisdom and such good timing.
My struggles last week, the things I am in need of, the things I am striving for and looking for, the Bible tells me to SEEK God first and those things will be added bonuses! Seek him, like that lost 20 bucks in your car, like that kid that wandered off in the market, like that perfect little black dress at the store--SEEK, it's not just looking, it's a driven search--SEEKing. It's what I shifted my mind to this weekend.
So thanks Anon, for the reminder, thanks to the club for a great party, wonderful food and thanks to all my non Anon readers for your support and kind words...it really means a lot to me!