Make 2016 the year you get healthy, diet free!
We all know diets work for a little while. But one day we feel too deprived, too stressed and we quit.
Instead of a new diet I want to encourage you to make lifestyle changes. Little changes that helped me lose weight and keep it off.
We will make small changes to our food intake, physical activity and to our mental and spiritual well-being.
We will make 4 small changes that are easy and contribute to a healthy life. Once these initial changes have become habits, we will add 4 more little changes.
We borrow mountain climbing jargon and tools, as getting healthy can feel like climbing a mountain.
Every mountain is climbed
one little step at a time!
If you are already on our mountain climbing team, I’m so glad to see you here today. We’re doing a review. Please pick the best camp to start climbing from.
This is Base Camp.
# 1 Nutrition-Backpack – no diet, just use a smaller plate or bowl at each meal or snack! 1 surprisingly simple secret to losing weight
#2 Physical Activity-Hiking boots – 10 minutes a day of intentional exercise start with 2 five-minute periods if you’re new to exercise. what everyone needs to know about 10 minutes of exercise
#3 Mental focus-Helmet – repeat this healthy self talk statement daily. “I am a beautiful beloved daughter of the King! I am making small changes to be healthy. Taking care of me is important!” change your mind it’s good for your health
#4 Spiritual focus-Safety ropes – pray and ask Jesus for His help. Choose a verse to memorize. Here’s a good one. “For I am the LORD, your God,who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear, I will help you.”Isaiah 41:13 essential steps to access God’s power
After 30 days at Base Camp we climb to Camp #2
#1 Backpack-drink water instead of other beverages at meals and snacks. Continue to use a smaller plate or bowl. water your body’s best friend
#2 Hiking boots-15 minutes of intentional exercise every day. Start with 3-5 minute periods if you are new to exercise. find a fun physical activity
#3 Helmet-become aware of negative self-talk. Repeat this healthy self-talk statement daily. “I am a beautiful beloved daughter of the King! I am making small changes to be healthy. Taking care of me is important!” the surprising truth you need to be healthy
#4 Safety ropes-pray and share your concerns with Jesus. Memorize a verse. Here’s a good one. “Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths. My hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4,5b accessing more willpower in one easy step
Those are the first 2 camps! If you are just joining us start at Base Camp.
You can also go back to my PAST LITTLE STEPS to read previous posts.
You can make these small changes, my friend!
It is my hope and prayer that you will have HOPE because of Jesus. Access His power and might on this journey to health and well-being! It’s Jesus that makes the difference, not a new diet!
TODAY’S little STEP: Start climbing the Mountain of Health and Well-being at Base Camp. Make the 4 little changes to your life.
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