Let’s just jump right in. This morning I stepped on the scale and almost pissed my pants except I didn’t have any pants on. I was shocked when I saw those three numbers on the scale. Most women can identify with stepping on a scale and if it doesn’t read exactly what we want it to read our entire day is ruined. It’s so easy to get lost in those numbers and start to identify our self-worth with what’s on the scale.
I will admit, I’m a little disappointed in myself but hey, what can I do at this point? Nothing, but get started on living a healthier life. There is no secret formula to weight loss. Eat less and move more! I lost fifty pounds about six years ago when I was preparing for my wedding so I know I can do it. I’m not going on some crazy fad diet. Most of them go something like this; no meat, no bread, no soda, no carbs, or eat unlimited amounts of bacon and you’re guaranteed to lose 10 pounds in 2 days. Okay, maybe I went too far but you get what I’m trying to say.
When I read my devotional I don’t read it in chronicle order I pray and ask God to let find a word that I need to hear that day. The same day that I made the decision to move more and eat list my devotional ended on the below page:
You’re busy. So trying to squeeze exercise into your day seems to be an impossible task. But physical activity is an investment that pays immeasurable dividends. Here are five reasons why daily exercise is a wise idea.
- It’s a great stress reliever. Exercise helps fight depression, in part because it releases chemicals in our rain that make us feel good.
- It’s good for your body. Obesity, heart trouble, diabetes, high blood pressure…you may be caring for someone who is suffering the effects of one of these diseases. Being ill is no fun – plus it’s expensive, time-consuming, and rob job from your life. Squeeze in just three ten-minute sessions of exercise every day to help ward off disease.
- It’s easy. Getting enough exercise can be as simple as parking farther away from the grocery store, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or doing some crunches in front of the television With a little creativity and resourcefulness, your exercise options are virtually unlimited.
- It improves your energy level and your quality of sleep. People who exercise have more energy when they’re not exercising and sleep better when their head finally hits the pillow. Who wouldn’t benefit from that?
- It honors God. God’s Word calls our bodies “temples.” he has entrusted these temples into our care, and when we care for our bodies, we are being good stewards. We demonstrate our thanks for this magnificent creation.
Father, I thank You for my body that enables me to do so much.
Help me to make caring for it a top priority.
I’m on a journey to get healthy, lose weight, and gain confidence. If you’d like to join me send me a message so we can hold each other accountable.