Wow Baby it’s cold outside! It’s so easy for me to stay inside on cold days and eat comfort foods.
Or curl up with a good book and a high calorie sweet drink. If I’m not careful it’s easy for me to gain weight and get lazy.
Can you relate?
This healthy life style takes lots of little steps.
It’s the second week in January and it’s so easy to go back to our old habits.
Some days we stray off the health and well-being path.
You know those days… the days when there are more unhealthy choices.
We choose cookies instead of fruit. We choose to watch T.V. instead of walking.
But let’s not let those days discourage us; they are part of the learning process!
It’s real life!
It’s not a reason to quit.
We’ve all watched a baby learn to walk. He takes a wobbly step or two and falls down.
He rights himself, gets his balance and takes another couple of wobbly steps.
We know that for him to learn to walk he will have numerous falls.
We would never say, “ oh he’s falling too much. He’ll never be a walker”.
Yet, when we have a ‘fall’ with our healthy lifestyle our inner critic says, “you failed again. You’ll never get it right. Just quit…. again.”
Don’t give into feelings of defeat!
Silence the inner critic – the perfectionist that tells you that if you can’t do it perfectly, just quit!
Keep fighting the battle!
That ‘stinkin thinkin’ has got to go!
Just like the baby we must keep taking the next step forward.
You are making a difference in your health
with every little fall you take and every step you make!
So if you’ve had a little fall, it’s ok.
That’s real life.
I’m struggling this January too!
I know from experience that I have to make sure I have healthy snacks available.
I also need to walk inside on these really cold days.
Don and I will walk in the Mall today after work.
You can do it, my friend!
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
Today’s little step: When poor choices take you off the path of health and well-being, remember – You are not a quitter! Pick yourself up and take one little step forward. Make the next snack or meal a nutrient rich one. Or like me find a warm place to walk.
Remember every little step makes a difference!
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