Or maybe you came across construction and got lost following the detour signs.
Would you say this? “Oh well I’ve made one bad turn. I might as well keep going until the end of the day. I’ll turn around tomorrow.”
But that’s what we do on our journey to be healthy and well.
We overeat at a BBQ or have a huge piece of cake at a Birthday Party and we keep overeating for the rest of the day.
For some dumb reason we believe the lie that if we overeat at one meal or snack we might as well overeat for the whole day.
That’s like driving the wrong direction on your road trip and deciding to keep going for the rest of the day.
We need to take a U turn right away and get back on track.
The next snack or meal needs to be healthy.
I just came back from camping and I’m struggling.
I want to have a fun little snack every few hours and have an ice cream cone every evening. But I’ve worked too hard to get to this weight and health.
I took a U turn. I popped a piece of gum in my mouth, got out of the kitchen and went for a walk.
Remember our core Bible verse, “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation.
Don’t give up, keep going!
TODAY’S little STEP: If you have gotten off track this summer, take a U turn. Make your next snack or meal a healthy one. Find a fun way to move your body. Every little step makes a difference!
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Rest much, talk often, and laugh regularly. Summer is too short!