Throughout my life, I have always connected with music. I often did special music for church, was in a children’s choir in middle and high schools, took voice lessons in high school, and was even awarded two “leading” roles in musicals in high school. Music and I just go together. So it has always come as no surprise to me that I will occasionally find a song that I truly connect to, one that moves me and fully speaks to me and some circumstance that I have been going through.
It has actually been quite a while since that has happened, possibly because I do not often get a chance to just listen to music and be. But I had a mountain of dishes to do the other day, so I decided to play some music to keep me entertained. I just picked a random cd on my Amazon Cloud Player. I had not listened to it in a couple of years, so I chose Barlow Girl’s How Can We Be Silent cd. It was never my favorite of theirs, but I always had my few favorite songs on it. But I listened to the entire song list while I worked. And, then, it was time for my favorite song on the cd. It had been so long since I heard that song, I actually forgot what the lyrics were like. And, man, did they speak to me. God spoke to me through them. I am going to post the song link at the end of this, but I want to share a few of the lyrics with you, so you get an idea of what the song is about.
“One More Round” by barlowgirl
Round one wasn’t what I thought it’d be
Round two I’m struggling to breath
3, 4, 5, 6, 7 times I wondered why I stepped inside this ring
I may be knocked down and bruised
But I’m here to tell you
That I may be knocked down but not for the count
So take me one more round
I’ll just keep fighting
One more round
You’re messing me up but I’m still here
One more round I’ll come out swinging
One more round
I’m telling you now I’m not gonna lose it here
This song is now my official “theme song”. I did not know that I needed one, but I do. It was clear to me the moment the song started playing.
I have been through a lot with my Weight-Loss Journey. I have had a LOT of ups. But I have definitely had my share of downs, especially over the past six months. As can be clearly seen with my huge weight gain. It would be so very easy to just give up and go back to how life used to be. If I did that, I would weight another fifty pounds, easily, by the end of the year.
I do not care how many rounds it takes… I will always get back up when I fall. I will reach my fitness goals. I will keep pushing to be a better role model for me. I will improve my health. It is not even an option in my mind.
Here is the song. It will not, however work on mobile. So, if you are using an iPad or your phone, head over to YouTube and search for “One More Round” by barlowgirl. You will not regret it!