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One step.

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Last week I introduced a dream of mine in this post about how I would like to start a fitness group of some sort where I can encourage moms to set an exercise goal of and motivate them along way until they reach achievement. I was blown away by the kind words of encouragement and excitetment I received through your comments and some texts (thanks Dad!). You all sure do know how to make a girl feel good! Thank you! I am very excited to see what will come out of me actually saying my dream aloud. Still a bit nervous yes but that keeps me humbled and reminds me that this dream is from God and not my own. I know anything that will come out of it will be His doing and me following in obedience. So let’s GO!

As I also mentioned I am not alone in this whole dreaming big thing. I have 99 new friends that are doing the same thing through Holley Gerth’s God-sized Dream Team. This week’s assignment is to share one step we took towards our dream. I am thrilled to share I have an exciting opportunity that pretty much fell into my lap after sharing my dream last week. My friend and fellow God-sized dreamer, Stacey Thacker commented on my post and said she had an idea for me that she thinks would fit my dream. Well that she did! Along with many other amazing things Stacey has going on right now (like this amazing book you have to read which she co-authored) she happens to be the (in)courage group coordinator. (in)courage has developed community groups based on stage of life, interests and other connectors where you can build deep, meaningful friendship beyond comments on blog posts. For the first time they are starting a fitness community group and I was asked to co-lead the group! So yes, I can officially say I am an (in)courager! The session will begin February 12 and run through April 28. I will have a co-leader and we are working on exactly what this group will look like. But you can be assured that you will meet other women who, like you want to make fitness a priority. And you can be sure I will be SO excited to help you move one step closer in achieving your fitness goals. If you would like more information about joining this group or any of the (in)courage community groups go HERE.

There it is. I took the plunge to say aloud what I have been thinking for so long and once I did an opportunity gets plopped in my lap. Maybe this dreaming thing isn’t so bad after all! Did you take a step, even the tiniest one towards your God-sized dream? Tell me! I want to hear all about it!



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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.


  1. Aubrey!!! I love that! God was just waiting for you to take that brave step! YAY!!! I’m smiling so big for you!! : ) (and using lots of exclamation points apparently – sorry, I just get all excited! ha!)

  2. Hey Aubrey!

    Can’t wait to see how God grows your dream :)
    Isn’t it exciting how the moment we say it out loud ‘YES’ to the
    God-sized dreams He places in our hearts, then amazing gifts from God just
    flows into our lives?! :)
    Go for it! :) <3

  3. Thank you Christine! I love thinking that he was just waiting for me too! Funny how things work out in His timing always. Thanks for your big smiles! And all the !!!. Apparently I love them too!!!

  4. I love living in community because that’s where ideas are developed and enhanced and implemented. Way to trust your community … and the creator of it all!

  5. Welcome to the (in)courage group! I’m a sister (in)courager as well! My partner, Debra Bacon and I co-lead the (In)courage Last Chick Out group. We’re empty-nest moms learning to live with our new roles in our lives!

  6. That is so exciting Aubrey!!!! I was a part of one of the artist groups last time and I really enjoyed it. Very excited for this next round of (in)courage groups :) xo

  7. Yeah for being an (in)courager! So awesome. As a fellow runner I know how much I love my running buddies. We are a special breed. I even recently started doing yoga dvds in the evenings with a mom of triplets (1 year old…girl, boy, boy)! We can share God through exercise, and we encourage others by pressing on as moms! Best of luck in the new year as you lift others up! God is a great running coach! :)

  8. Go Aubs go! Love how God gives you these amazing opportunities because He KNOWS you always point the glory to Him! Proud to be your friend!

  9. That is so exciting! I am super curious about that group, because this is an area where I so need help. Or at least a kick in the pants. :)

  10. Amanda says

    Congrats Aub! You will be perfect for this! I always appreciate your positive spirit and I know that others will appreciate this as they work towards a greater level of fitness! Run on!

  11. Thanks Amanda! I appreciate you encouraging me along the way. I must I have some learned some great things from you and always taking mental notes when I’m with you. Which by the way, I miss you!

  12. Thanks Alyssa! Those little feet are a bit bigger now but I just can’t change it, love to remember when they all had little pudgy feet:)

  13. We are a special breed, aren’t we? :) One of my closest friends is a mom of triplets and I have twins. Her and I ran a marathon together when all our kids were 2. It was great! I get the whole multiple thing! I love that you are reaching out to her, how encouraging for you both!

  14. Thanks Kristin! I enjoy living in community as well, bouncing ideas off of another, learning and growing. We weren’t meant to do it alone!

  15. Oh fun! I am excited to be a new member of this group! I love how there are so many group specific to certain groups of women, no matter where you are. I feel it fills a great need for so many others. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Aubrey, first of all, thanks so much for this post and for sharing your God-sized dream! Second of all, congrats on being an (in)courager! That is absolutely (in)credible! Those women do great work–and now you’re one of them! =)

    I am one of those other 99 women on Holley’s site that is pursuing a God-sized dream. My dream is to become a published faith-based novelist, but I am also currently pregnant with my first child. The baby is due in June, after which, I would LOVE to glean insight as to how you and this group of mothers manage to stay fit! Keep up the good work and I look forward to keeping up with you!

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