Last week, I joined a friend in posting to get real about living a healthy life.Not only are we both doing this, her post had such an impact and inspired so many that there is now going to be a weekly link-up over at Must Love God (which if you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should. Some amazing stuff going on for God.)
Here we are a week later and boy did last week try to kick my tail. Between personal issues going on, a client having health problems and being in the hospital, and outside stress I could have easily fell. Satan was attacking me hard this week, but God’s strength has proven to be stronger (like I was surprised).
Last week, I weighed in at 190. I also challenged myself to Eat Clean. Move more. Refresh Daily. I can honestly say I have made some progress in each of these areas. This week, I am weighing in at 184! I am so excited. My first break under 185 in several years.
Here’s the break down:
Eating Clean–This is going to be a stair step for me, I think. Slowly changing my eating habits and re-wiring my taste buds and cravings. Step one started on the 10th. No bread or grain…period. Once I get used to this, I’m going to cut out Pop and sugary drinks. After a week or two of that, I’ll cut out candy and sugary snacks, replacing them with healthier more natural sweet choices. Then after that I’ll cut out red meat, it typically doesn’t settle right in my stomach anyway. So, hopefully, by my anniversary in April, I will have a whole new outlook on my eating. Using it to stay nourished rather than fill a void that it will never be able to fill.
Move More–This has probably been my area of least progress. While I have played catch with one of my clients more (and believe me, I am up and moving when we do that…since he always throws it away from where I’m standing) I have yet to get into a workout routine, mainly because the personal issues thrown at me required rest and relaxation. Hopefully in the next week or two I will get started with that.
Refresh Daily–This has been essential for me this week. Had it not been for making time with Him a priority each day, I would have drowned in the weight of the attacks this week. While I have stayed up to date with most of my devotionals, I have also fallen behind in a few, but I am determined to catch up this weekend and stay caught up from here on out. I have learned that this is the only way to ensure that I’ll have what I need for the curve balls each day throws at me.
Little by little, I am making progress. It’s more about a life change and taking better care of the temple that He’s entrusted to me. I have fallen into some bad habits, they took time to get into, I’m sure they’ll take just as much, if not more time to get out of. After all, a life change is about baby steps right?
Will you join us? We’d love to have you.