Faithful Finish Lines: Michele’s Journey – Week 3 – Normal

I do not have much to say about last week which was week number 3 on this new journey.  A journey that feels normal, comfortable like a pair of broken-in shoes. It feels like I have been friends with this group of ladies for a long, long time. The bond has gotten that strong in just a few weeks.

There is no condemnation for slipping up and not exercising or eating right as we all have our moments where we slip and fall but we get back up and move forward learning what caused us to skip the afternoon glass of water and reach for a Pepsi instead.

We support, encourage and wholeheartedly cheer each other on. 


I’ve continued with the cucumber water, fruits and veggies and last week took notice of my protein intake. My favorite way of getting protein is having a slice or two of cheese from my cousin’s cheese house. My second favorite is Greek yogurt on top of my oatmeal with ground flaxseed meal. I usually top it with fruit such as a banana or blueberries.

Knee Update

My biggest accomplishment last week happened after I got my haircut at the mall. I walked 1/2 down the longest aisle off the main concourse. I was tempted to walk all the way but my goal was to stretch what my knee muscles could do and not push it too far.


I also got on the scale, which is something I do not believe in unless I am at the doctors, and was down 9 lbs from my last doctor’s visit back in September. I am not sure how much of that occurred during this program so far but I am betting at least 1/2 if not more can be attributed to Faithful Finish Lines.

Faithful Finish Lines is structured so making changes in your lifestyle is easy (at least I’ve found it easy), or maybe I’m finding it easy because God is part of this program – and that too seems normal and natural.

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26

  • Thank you Sara for offering this program to those of us taking the 31 Days/5 Minute Freewrite Challenge.
  • Thank you Jill for giving us exercise tips and suggestions.
  • Thank you to my fellow group members for your prayers, friendship and fellowship during this journey.


*Disclaimer: I was given free access to the Faithful Finish Lines program with the promise in blogging about my experience. I am not receiving payment of any other form and the opinions are mine alone.