It’s that simple. Yes, I’ve been stressed. Yes, life was hard for a while this year. But ultimately, I made some bad decisions, and now I’m paying the price for them. I was stressed – and I chose to eat a cupcake (or two) instead of yogurt. I was depressed – and I chose to binge (because there are very few things in life that coffee and chocolate can’t make better). I was busy – and I chose to put my workouts on the back burner. Now I’m not happy with my weight, I’m out of shape, and I have only myself and my poor choices to blame for it.
I have to change…but that’s the problem. I can’t. Not on my own. I don’t have the will power or the self-control to make the changes myself. So this time, I’m doing things differently. I’m looking at my health for what it is – not just a physical thing, but a spiritual thing. 1 Corinthians 6:20 says, “For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” I’m asking God for help and strength to make the right choices. I’m also adding accountability – from my husband (who has similar goals), from this amazing community, and from friends.
Today on my personal blog, I’m sharing my specific goals for the rest of the year – simple changes that I believe will make a big difference in my life. I’m putting it all out there, publicly, because I need you – I need others with the same goals to help me. We need each other. We can’t do this alone – but with each other, and most of all with God, we can do anything.