Friday, June 13, 2008

THE CRUSADES - by dougal macdonald Chief Evangalist - Day 3

I can't tell you how grateful I am that I have played a small part in helping people to keep going on their own health and fitness crusade.

I'm grateful for the new people I meet every day online, people like Julie and Meredith.....and OF COURSE my dear friends "The usual suspects", the shredders.

I mean Julie has done amazing things with her life in just a few months, and that's APART from looking incredible.

Single mothers have their work cut out for them and I have the greatest admiration for all of them.

My own personal mission statement is "to empower 5 million people to find and fullfill their purpose through health and fitness." Now I can never do that on my own talking to one person at a time, so the more people I can get to help me online, the better I am fullfilling my own calling.

So thank you to all of you who are getting something out of my blog. Don't keep it to yourself, share it with as many people as possible.

OBESITY is NOT an option. Help change the world today, NOW.

I chat to God every day....I'm absolutely NOT being blasphemous, I just have a personal relationship with Him and we chat...that's how I, ...note I, again I...believe it is supposed to be...for years now I have thanked Him for adversity since if I embrace adversity how can there be any downside to my life....and I'm not poo pooing balance, of course balance is important but when I thanked Him the other day I said Father, I know I thank You for adversity but did it have to be such a big SMACK upside my head.

I mean, I've been through SERIOUS adversity, and pompously I say to myself "hey man you very nearly lost your life".... that same day I happened to be at a mall with my girl holding my arm, since I was feeling super weak...and sorry for myself, when I saw a father carrying his 6 year old, wearing pyjamas, lovingly in his arms. The boy's mother was walking slowly behind them.

Something made me stop Mom and ask her what was wrong with her boy. "We are taking him to Cape-Town for a heart transplant" she answered almost silently, head bowed.

BANG, another whack upside my head. I gave Mom a big hug, which she accepted with tears in her eyes, and I stupidly mumbled something like " Everything is going to work out fine." before moving on in a daze.

I said to my girl, I can walk on my own now, thanks, and I said to myself, "get over yourself and change your attitude right this second."

WOW, what a wake up call. No matter how badly off you are, get over it, there are people out there with problems much bigger than yours.

I suddenly had a light bulb moment " God tells us things in strange ways, IF WE listen."

Trained today - 3 x 10 sets, squats/calf raise supersets and some shoulder work. Body weight only....wouldn't want to get tooooo big toooo quickly would we. LOL.

Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy your health. It's up to YOU.


Adam Waters said...

Mate, you sent a tingle dow my spine with your post today. I can feel it man, you are on the crest of a massive transformation.
Shred on bro,

dougal said...

Adam, your comment sends a bigger shiver down my spine. You can feel it too, whoo whee, awesome. Thanks for popping by.

julie8430 said...

Your site should be subtitled "the spine tingling site." I got shivers myself. Kind of forgot where I was for a minute. Have to open the windows and let God in sometimes. There's tremendous power there.

I just read the nytimes review of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's live concert - it said they finished with an intense power that they could not possibly have summoned just by themselves.

That's where you are too, I think. Open to channeling great things.

dougal said...

Hey Julie, fun when you dont where stuff is going but you know it's going to be big. Kewwwl.

Marbella said...

Dougal, how can you just get better and better blogs every day? You are doing us so much good. For me, your accident has been a, you are back with us again, and helping ALL of us more than you can know. Many blessings to you Dougal, and to your girlfriend, and your kiddos too. Take care of yourself.
Lynda are so right. Both JULIE and MEREDITH are fabulous. So glad they came upon us....

Anonymous said...

sometimes we touch more lives in adversity than we ever could without it. you, too, have touched my heart in your post today! Our God works in ways we do not understand, nor do we have to. We just have to follow His lead! We are here to glorify Him, not ourselves!
I love reading your write with words so beautifully descriptive! as if we were right there with you.