The What + Why of Don't Stop Just Geaux®
Hi y'all, I'm Meredith and I'm re-sharing a post made on December 4th, 2019 that can bring you up to speed why and what Don't Stop Just Geaux is!
I started this fitness community about three years ago after we launched our first workout shirt and mantra starting with a new year, January 2018! During the fall of 2017, I had ankle surgery that stopped me in my tracks physically and later mentally!
Today is a special faithful day for me and this community, last December 4th 2018 at 5:30 AM in the morning, I read how God wants to do a brand new thing through me, those words were extremely powerful and since that day, I have been pretty faithful on this journey to pray and see what it is that God has in store for me.
Around January, I decided to kickoff our fitness Don't Stop Just Geaux community workout page. Shortly after Mardi Gras, we kicked off a 21 day fitness challenge themed with "Yes I Can" and though those months, we had the opportunity to put on our first community workout in the spring and went out to host a total of 4 this year.
The reason for doing Don't Stop Just Geaux is because I'm just like you knee deep in stress, work, mom life, even a grandmother to 4, friend, and wife. The endless list of things to be done on a daily basis, I get it, running a business is almost work around the clock. One thing that keeps me sane and steady is my faith and working out.
Over the year, I heard multiple times through words written in several books to podcast that God wants to do a brand new thing in me, to use my God given talents and so on. Through out this year, I think to myself, what talents do I have to share that God wants me to lead or use?? I wish you could just have a normal conversation with God so you really just knew if you were on the right track or not, but my point here is that I get it, and I wanted to share the highs and lows the ways to just Geaux and how you can incorporate 10-minutes anytime anywhere. I hope the pictures and content for us comes clearer and clearer as we head into 2020 but one thing I did know and very proud of for this year is starting to connect the dots to share my faith in a easy way and pass along some fun tips and ways to get your body moving. Along with our 4 community workouts this year, we had the privilege of the local press community to acknowledge this idea concept that stirs in my heart and mind of what we are trying to figure out and give back to our fellow tribe.
On December 3, 2019 I was driving home and knowing that I was one day shy of this initial message of God telling me he was going to do this new thing and I was praying about my uncertainty of the direction I was headed and just really asking for guidance and reassurance that Don't Stop Just Geaux was indeed the path I still needed to follow and I read in BOLD, "you are well and able to overcome and conquer" this message was about moving forward and finding the leaders that encourage you and your faith and why this is relevant is because I had prayed the day before that maybe I needed an alignment of such and so on, the prayers I had and the story I read, was one more way of this on going conversation with God to keep geauxing... so here I am Fearing Not...
So thank you to this community for being here for starters, excited for what 2020 has in store for us as a group, appreciative of our fitness partners we had this year, excited to work on our 2020 calendar, designing a branded logo for next year, shooting to build out a website with workout options, so know I have been a tad silent but I've been busy working, conceptualizing, visualizing, and lastly listening to where God is leading me to take this idea one step further from what he gave me a year ago!
Not sure where you are in your season of life, but I really loved this verse, [2 Timothy 1:7] "Turn your fear over to me, replace your fear with love, power, and a sound mind, hold fast in Me in faith."
You are not alone, God promises his presence and power to be with you, love reading that this life on earth is a platform to share God's unconditional love to others. So know this platform is a place of faith, fitness, and fun to keep you ready to Don't Stop Just Geaux!!
Thank you for letting me share my journey with you through this amazing platform! Fun things are ahead and we are happy you are on this journey with us!