Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a NEW person by changing the way you THINK. And you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
I love this scripture. I use to think that you become a new person by the way you LOOK! That is the BIGGEST lie people believe. God wants to make you whole and healthy from the inside out. And it starts with your mind and the way you THINK, not look. Looking a certain way or weighing a certain number does not make you more acceptable to God. God wants you to understand that you are acceptable right where your are at. All God is asking of you is to receive His love, love yourself, and to be good stewards of your temple He has given you. Then leave the rest to Him. He knows what your natural weight should be. Are you ready to do the work and leave the outcome to Him? God has got me to such a place of peace in my life that I don’t even weigh myself anymore. I use to weigh myself all the time to use as a measuring stick to see if I was GOOD enough. The day you and I were born, we were already good enough because we were created in His image and He has an amazing plan for our life. Don’t let your identity or weight stop you from knowing God’s will for your life, which is good, pleasing, and PERFECT! Below I will attach a routine that helps me to practice a healthy lifestyle.
YOU are already ENOUGH, my friend!
Eating healthy does take time and work but it is worth it. The more you can get organized in your life and plan ahead the easier it is. Here are some tips that help me:
*I clean my fridge every weekend. Just a quick run through and wipe down.
*I write out a meal plan for my family on the weekends. Making sure there are healthy snack and lunch options.
*Make your grocery list and only buy what’s on your plan for the week. It helps save money! 🙂
*When cooking try to always prep your lunch for the next day. Prep your veggies ahead of time.
*Always keep fresh fruit on the counter.
*Take a good multivitamin and drink water.
*Plan a time when you can be active 3-5x a week.
*Be gentle with yourself and very loving. Being healthy is NOT a number on the scale. We all have FEELINGS of I’m not doing it good enough or I messed up. This isn’t truth. See it as a bump and keep going.
Here is to a healthier 2016!!!!!