I am so excited to be hosting Weight Loss Wednesday for my little Snowlfake friend, Alicia this week! So, welcome my getting healthy friends. Let's get rolling and encourage one another in our journeys towards better health and more balanced lives.
While most people are battling the urge to grab a chocolate bunny, I am thankful we have none in the house. Last week, I ate no sugar and actually felt really good. Saturday, while we enjoyed Easter lunch with family, I did partake in one piece of cake. Let me be honest, it tasted really good, but it left me thinking, "eh, that wasn't as good as I thought it might be." Then, I found some peanut butter filled chocolate eggs, and that dear friends is the evil temptress in my world. I wished I had never had one at all because it does not stop at one.
Since my daughter's Easter basket did not contain any candy, I am no longer tempted, and happily so. It is best for me to just stay away because I am just a sugar addict. I must be honest, I am. Some can have one or two bites of cake or something and move along. Me? Nope. It's best for me to not bother with any of it at all.
Saturday morning I decided to go out for a jog, and knew I wanted to do more than my usual 3 miles. I set out on my six mile course, but chose to skip some turns and did about 5.5 instead. It felt good to be otuside and jogging because I wanted to, not because I was training for an event. If the spring winds would die down, I would be outside jogging some more. As it stands, I am choosing to not be blown and covered in dirt.
I love the workoutsI do and am going back to the no sugar diet. I just feel better that way; I sleep better, and know my body is better off that way. What the scale says makes no difference to me at all because I know when I make the right choices (exercise, track calories, keep away from sugar), clothes fit better and I have more energy. Plus, the healthier I am, the better I can serve others. Amen? Amen!
Be encouraged friends. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing and whether you are struggling or finding victory, I want you to know: YOU ARE WORTH IT! You are worth the healthy choices, the time out of yoru day to exercise, the moments of rest, and the time filled with laughter. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, do not give up on yourself!
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. (Romans 6:11-13, New International Version, ©2011)
So how are you doing with your weight loss goals? Why don't you join me in this weight loss journey?
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