fitness · Health and Wellness

Pumped Full of Joy

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” – 1 Peter 1:8

Can I tell you that lately I have been feeling amazing?!!  Really!  I feel the best I have in my entire life.  I have been in the gym like a BEAST.  Like a real girl, with a whole heart!  God is so good.  Joy is pumping in my veins and my spirit like a rush of adrenaline right before you drop in a roller coaster ride.  I am on fire and I can’t say enough happy things.

This is me after back and shoulders at the gym tonight.  My pacemaker is saying hello right there next to my abs.  I do wear a shirt during my workout, however, this is me.  I have been through a few battles.  Can you tell that I am winning the war?! And they said I would never be an athlete… Ha!  Guess what guys, I am a full time working girl, part time gym rat and all athlete. You know why?  Someone told me once that I couldn’t… today I am.  Bottom line.

Friday Night

It has taken a lot of hard work to get here.  My body has endured 5 heart surgeries, recovery, therapy (both mental and physical), not to mention endless hours of prayer and my friends lifting me up day after day.  Gena is going to show herself and the world just how much a CHD woman can do.  It is part of my purpose in this life and I am so happy that I am finally walking through it.

This is just a short little post to let you know that I am back… I will write again soon.  You can follow me on my journey as I grow into my best self.  This is what God can do, what we can do together!  I have a feeling I am just getting a glimpse of what is to come and I am so pumped!

2 thoughts on “Pumped Full of Joy

  1. Hello, I’m so glad I got to read through some of your blog posts. I was born with TOF and I’ve had 5 open heart surgeries. I love getting to know other adults with CHD and hearing their stories. Have a great day 🙂

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