Yes, its 2016! Welcome, if you are reading this then you made it another year. Congrats and count this day as a blessing. As we welcome the new year and before we start concocting new years resolutions that we know we will not stick to by the time V-Day rolls around with all of the luscious chocolate kisses your heart can stand, Let’s resolve to be real this year, shall we?!
Your health is a journey and let’s enjoy every moment. I recently read a book by Lisa Terkeurst, called Unglued, where she talks about imperfect progress. I love this phrase because our journey is messy, just like the kitchen when my 3 year old says “Can I help pour the flour in the bowl?” Ha! We are imperfect beings, that’s it…But what we do have the power of the Holy Spirit to help along with our journey and that is comforting enough. We can make small changes and press on toward the end goal, whatever that is for you. Each journey will look different and that’s ok! Isn’t awesome that God made each of us uniquely? I take comfort in knowing that my journey is my journey and as take a few steps forward and a couple of steps back, I am not going to beat myself up, rather I will keep pressing on through the imperfect progress!
Last year, God opened my eyes to my health and I slowly made changes to make a U-turn and get back to basics and pay more attention to my health. By the end of the year during the holidays, my GPS failed! I seemed to forgotten where I was going and before I knew it, I found myself going back to the Gainsville! I had packed on 4 pounds. Now that may not seem like a lot, but every pound counts for my body type, Ive learned that not-so-fun-fact about myself. Four pounds makes a huge difference in how I feel as far as energy levels and how my clothes fit. I have also learned not to put too much value on what the scale says, rather, pay more attention to how my body responds. I love how God loves me, and you, enough to show me that my health needs to be more of a priority. I have to be healthy so that I can do the work He has called me to do. Who am I to say, no?! Who am I that I can’t make a sacrifice to deny my flesh the fleeting desires of chocolate cake and warm cookies?! Now, it does mean I can never have these things, but at least 80% of the time, if not more, I should be eating good, healthy food to nourish my body.
I started today with exercise in the comfort of my living room and I reluctantly finished. Twenty-five minutes of torture, well at least thats how it felt. My mind swarming with things I need to get done, I’m hungry, I want my morning coffee, blah, blah , blah. These are excuses that I resolve to not give myself anymore. Jesus didn’t give any excuses when He died for me and God tells me that my body is a temple. I should treat it as such. There will always be work to do! Those 25 minutes flew by and I am a little healthier because of the sacrifice 🙂
So this year let’s resolve to be more aware of our health and it’s individual needs. Let’s get real and get fed……….fed up by the way food companies push unhealthy options down our throats, get real about how we need a community of support to help us in our journey, get real results with small changes that will yield big in the end if we keep it up, get real about the food we decide to nourish our body!
Let’s make this year your Best One Yet!!
Who is with me?
Getting’ Real in 2016