I want to save you time, money and heartache! Make 2018 different! Don’t start a new diet! By the end of January, you will feel too deprived, too stressed and you’ll quit. Sorry but the truth hurts.
Dieting and exercise are common New Year’s resolutions. We always think getting healthy needs to be full of deprivation and pain.
If you are a new reader, I want to encourage you to make some small changes. Little changes that aren’t too hard, which easily become habits. That’s what has worked for me.
I lost 20% of my body weight and I have kept it off for over 9 years! I made some little changes. I call them little steps, and now they are part of the way I live. They are habits that are part of my lifestyle. I call them lifestyle changes.
If you are a regular reader then I want to encourage you to keep up the good work! Those little steps you are taking are making a difference!
I write this blog because I have learned that getting healthy means we make changes for our body, mind, and spirit.
Most of the time we focus on making changes just for our body. That’s the dieting and the exercise.
But what we believe impacts what we do.
We have to pay attention to that nasty little voice in our heads that focuses on our failures.
I call it ‘stinkin thinkin’! There are so many lies we believe and we have to replace them with the truth.
Over the last 10 years, I have learned that God cares about my health.
He has given me this body as a gift.
Some days I don’t do a good job of taking care of His gift to me.
I get frustrated with the time it takes to get healthy. I want it right now!
God reminds me to not get tired of doing the good work of taking care of my body because if I keep it up I will reap the benefits. That’s my paraphrase of 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
Each blog post ends with a challenge – to take a little step. Each little step makes a difference!
TODAY’S little STEP: If you are a new reader sign up to receive these posts as an email. If you are a regular reader get back on the path. Pick one little step and make it a habit. You already know which one is calling out to you! Check out previous posts.
Exciting news….my blog is undergoing a transformation in the next little while! There shouldn’t be any gap in the posts but you may need to sign up again. I will keep you posted!