Thursday, April 9, 2009



Hello there!! I am just checking in to let you know how things are going with me. I am doing great. Have just gotten over a bout with gout. It slowed me down but I have not gained and for that I am very thankful. Now on to better things.

Right before I came down with gout I made a discovery! Well, I have known about it for a long time but my husband just finally convinced me to give it a try. I hated to spend the money but as usual my dear husband was right. He wanted me to start going to CURVES FOR WOMEN. I was afraid to go because I am so large. I can't get up from the floor. I move very slowly sometimes to make sure I will not fall. Oh, I had a lot of excuses to keep from going to check it out. Jim got this idea from our family doctor. He suggested it for me. "Oh, well,"I said, to myself,I will go and check it out. Thinking there would surely be a reason for me not to go. After all, I don't wear pants so I am sure that I will feel out of place, and how can I exercise in a skirt?

Well, I went with a lot of pushing on the part of my dear husband, Thank you dear Jim.

I was so surprised! It was run by Christian people. They didn't even mind saying, words like, "Thank you, Lord!" They didn't even look at me funny with my skirt on. Neither those that run the place nor those lady in attendance. But the thing that thrilled me the most was that I did not have to get down on the floor! I had to use machines. Machines that worked out every part of my body. I was in full sweat when I finished the 30 minute work out. I felt great when I finished! I was eagerly looking forward to going back the second time the next day. I went and felt even better. I just loved it, the place, the workout, the feeling of doing something good for my body and health. It was wonderful, really ladies, I mean it.

You have to go three times for the trainer to train you work on the machines . So, before the third morning arrived, I had gout in my ankle. I was so disappointed but was determined to go back as soon as my ankle was well.

Today was my third time back! I feel wonderful again. I can't wait for tomorrow. After the third training you can go at any time, at any of their places. I am so excited. I just know that now that I pretty much have my appetite, with God's help , under control, if I can just do this exercise. I know that I am going to be much better off.

I am looking forward to my blood pressure coming down and hopefully get off the diabetes meds that I am on. Would that not be just the greatest blessing, ever? It sure would!

This was not real cheap but my husband insisted that I give it a try. I am so thankful to him that he really pushed me into doing this. I do believe that it will be a great help to me. Just so you know it will cost me $36.00 a month for the year. That is a lot of money and I do not take it lightly. So, I will have to really be faithful to go and make it work for me.

I told you all this to say, Ladies, girls, if you have the money or can fit the money into your budget, I believe that it will be of great help to you also. There were smaller ladies there but the most of them were very overweight. As I said, all the ladies were very nice. I am looking forward to tomorrow. I can just feel my body getting in better

I hope all of you are having a good day. If you can and will, please say a prayer for me the next days and months that what I need to accomplish with my health issues will be accomplished as I do my best at this. Thank you so much. connie


Pam--in Estonia said...

Oh, Connie, I'm SO, SO happy for you! What a blessing that you have a place where you can comfortably exercise. I KNOW you must be feeling so much better already. Praise the LORD for his provision in this area of your life!


Dear Pam--in Estonia, Thank you so much!! Yes, I feel wonderful and even though I have been going only these three times, I feel so much stronger. Oh, yes, I am so thankful that I have a heavenly Father that gives us what we need and so much more, for a husband that sees to it that his wife does what is needed when I am weak, for good friends who have faithfully prayed for me (you, dear Pam for one). I am so blessed. love you, connie

Lisa said...

Dearn Connie
I am so glad you are happy with curves. You look great.Thanks for being an Inspiration to me and being my friend.God Bless you. Lisa


Dear Lisa, it is one of the easiest things that I have ever done and one of the more rewarding one, that of being your friend. Thank you so much for your encouragement!!! connie