It’s The Little Things

When I was younger I always remember my mom putting little tiny notes or verses on our napkins in our lunch pales. If she knew we were having a test that day she would write “Do your best and God will do the rest.” Even though they weren’t these huge long letters the simplicity and love from her genuine heart meant so much to my siblings and I. 

Approaching my 7th week in this journey I have been reflecting on certain things. One in particular is the little changes I make in my eating habits, have a big impact on my body. Change doesn’t happen over night. It’s a process. For example I first cut out soda. I increased the amount of water I drank everyday. As much as I enjoy soda (like a lot), within the first week I saw a difference. And then from my eating plan I began to continue to make smaller changes. Even with exercise! I started off walking everyday and now jogging a little more. I can feel my muscles are getting stronger.It has been tough these past few weeks, but I’m so thankful that because of these small changes I see the results and feel the difference in my health! God cares about what we may think is not a big deal but if it’s distracting us from Him or slowly pulling us from being who He has called us to be then yes it’s a big deal to Him. And I want to continue to obedient in all areas of my life! One small change at a time! 

Hope you have a great week! What small changes can you make this week? 

God loves you so much! 

 

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No looking Back

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:12-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
I really like Paul. He knew exactly what he was living for. He stayed kingdom minded and focused on  God, and all He had for him on this earth. He acknowledged he wasn’t perfect, but He kept on running his race to reach his heavenly goal. 

As I reread this scripture it reminds me to keep going. To not look back on all the failed attempt tries of “eating better “, or beating myself up because I just can’t seem to get a hold of this part of my life. But to keep pushing through one step at a time.

During the end of December  and beginning of the new 2016 year I hesitated to get on the scale. It had been a while since I blogged and I hadn’t been eating very well. I started to feel sluggish again and couldn’t seem to quite feel myself. I was feeling so sick I knew I needed to weigh in and see how much I gained and needed a plan. Not only was it affecting my physical body, but also my spirit. I  stepped on the scale and 305 appeared on the screen. My heart sank and I began to cry. I had been 315 pounds 4 years ago and told myself I wouldn’t go back. But here I was and there were the numbers. I prayed and asked God to help me. I want to change, I don’t want to allow food to control any part of me. The more I kept seeking God he reminded me of the biggest loser club. So I logged on and I decided to try it. However, I wanted this to be a lifetime commitment and not another roller coaster ride. I also picked up a book called “Made to Crave.” By Lysa Terkuerst. Which is about craving God more than you do food. It has been an incredible tool these past few weeks. It has been 6 weeks and I am proud to say I have stuck to it! I have lost 21 pounds, but besides the weight that is coming off I feel so good! I look forward to exercise everyday so far. I have noticed a tremendous difference at work chasing the kiddos. So yes it’s the beginning again,but no more looking back, just moving forward!

I also started taking vitamins which have helped boost my energy and immune system!  

May you have a blessed week and may you never look back, but keep looking up and moving forward! 

 

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