So I read this book a couple of years ago.  This is the book I read that inspired me to start running, which inspired me to train for my first 5k, then go to bootcamp, then CrossFit and eventually train for  and complete a half marathon.  I owe a lot to this book.

Since the first time I read it, though, I’ve felt like I was supposed to lead a small group through the book.  So of course, I put it off.  I kept thinking I’d get to my goal weight and then I’d be qualified to lead the class.  If I’m still struggling with this, there is no way I can get up in good conscience and lead other women who are struggling.

I want to have won the battle before I lead.  I don’t want to have to be fighting while I’m leading.

But I think that is flawed thinking.  Sometimes I think the point of the battles is to walk through the hard times with people.  We can fight alongside one another and we can do hard things.

So if you’re so inclined and would like to join us, our first meeting will be Monday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. and The Journey Church in Fairfield.  We will be meeting every other Monday unless otherwise specified for 6-7 weeks.  I’ve got the first four planned, but haven’t got past that yet.

The book is written and geared towards women and their struggles, but I wanted to make this class geared towards everyone, so I will be making up most of my own discussions while still referencing the book, so it will be friendly for both women and men.  Let me know if you need more information!

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  • TimThurman

    Good for you, Julie! You go girl!

  • Tessa Vaughan

    I am so excited for this. Do I need to purchase the book before Monday?

    • You will not need it before Monday! I’m excited, too! Should be fun!

  • Debbie Legg

    Wish I could come! I am currently out of town on Monday evenings. 🙁

    • Sadness!!! If this one goes well, I’ve got an idea for another one, so maybe it will be able to work out then!

      • Debbie Legg

        Awesome! Keep me informed!

  • Ruth Braddock

    I’m planning on joining you Monday night. This may just be what I have been looking for…..

    • That’s awesome, Ruth! Hopefully it will be a good time!