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Weightloss………a Christian journey, a Godly perspective.

I want to QUIT!!!! September 15, 2011

Filed under: Christian Journey,Exercise,Weight Loss — kayveebee @ 6:36 pm

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 NKJV

How many times have you said this to yourself? “I want to quit.” Just the other day I was feeling this way. I didn’t feel like my body was acting right, I didn’t feel like exercising, I didn’t want to eat right, and the weight wasn’t falling off fast enough.

Usually when a friend tells me she feels this way, I tell her, “take a nude picture of yourself! That should be all the motivation you need.” But that wasn’t cutting it on that day. I just simply wanted to give up.

Later that day I received a text message from a friend stating Galatians 5:7-8, “7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.” Although this is a letter from Paul about love and obedience,  this was so relevant for me. Who in the world deposited that negativity in my spirit?

Sometimes you have to “shake the devil off!!!” Who told you that you couldn’t do it? Who told you that losing weight the right way was impossible? Who told you that you don’t have will power? Who told you to QUIT!! That voice is not the voice of abundance, love, or strength.

I went running this morning and around mile 2 I started to get tired, but I realized that it wasn’t my body getting tired, it was my mind. I had to check my mind, turn up Mary Mary and kick it up a notch! I was not falling prey to negativity on this day! Not when running was something I thought I’d never do and here I am on mile 2!!!!

I encourage you to remember that you can do all things through Christ. When you feel like you want to quit, remember how far you’ve come, and even if that just means making a decision to make a change………..that’s a big step!

Don’t sabotage yourself, you can do it!!!

KayBee

 

Priority vs. First September 7, 2011

Filed under: Christian Journey,Family,Support,Weight Loss — kayveebee @ 11:24 am

Sometimes during our weight loss journey, or even at the beginning for that matter, we may think we aren’t strong enough or good enough to even pay ourselves that much attention. I remember when I seriously started my journey I had to make a decision. Being such a devoted wife, mother, and employee I was often pulled in many directions. One day God inspired in me the concept of priority versus first. A priority is something that is regarded as “more important.” Whereas first is just that, first. I adopted the notion that I had to make me a priority. That doesn’t mean that I will be first, because sometimes my daughter or husband came first, and truthfully thanks to a loving supportive family, my work would come first. But at the end of the day, I had to make sure that I was a PRIORITY! That meant, certain parts of my day were for me ONLY. Whether is was my Weight Watchers meeting, lunch at the park (even if it was in my car), alone time with God (even if it were in my office), or just a drive, aimlessly, to relax my mind and regroup.

See God tells us, ” In him we were also chosen,having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,” (Ephesians 1:11 NIV). So this means I don’t have to juggle everything to try and make it work, God is working it out any way.

Further more, “30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30 NIV) I’ve decided to give God all of the stress and to set myself as a priority!!

This means, I am working out when I need to, I am etching out time in my day!