Endurance is the ability to exert oneself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as the ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue.
So yesterday, I wrote about how I had made it through twenty classes last week. When I discovered that I had overbooked myself. My norm had been fourteen or fifteen classes a week, which usually left me pretty tired physically and mentally. When I discovered this, I had to prepare myself in both areas because I did not want to let the other teachers or the students down. I made announcements to my closest friends letting them know that this is going to be a game changer and if I drop the ball, I will probably be out of business for a few days. I set boundaries and even decided to try kindness to myself. Thursday, I had no confidence in finishing this race. It was an emotional brutal day and Wednesday was not much better. I was feeling destroyed. On Friday though, I woke up with hope and a promise! I dove into the word, prayed for strength and a loving heart! Ate a protein packed breakfast. Threw my feelings out into the world and went to work! As the day progressed my spirit increased and it seemed everyone I came into contact with was amazing! I felt like I was being supported by every inkling of the universe! I know this does not sound like much to most people but for a girl that has been so sick for so long, it was amazing! I have seen many days where I could not get out of bed, I did not have the strength to wash my hair, or even stand in a shower for five minutes. Our bodies are so precious! When they stop working properly it is not only physical it is mental agony. Depression sets in and life can become a chore instead of a beautiful experience. So when I mentioned endurance earlier it is not so much the actual doing but the latter part of that definition: the ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue. That my friends is a big deal and I was able to do that and I praise God for the strength to do and not be bedridden for days after!