Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat – easier said than done

Posted on 07. Feb, 2013 in Fitness Journey

I use to think my weight or health isn’t something that God was concerned with – there were much bigger problems in the world LOL.  Then I realized if this was an area that was preventing me from being the best human I could be; causing insecurity; low confidence; depression; and a host of other health issues that it was something important.  If my life and body are a gift then I need to treat it in a way that shows how much I value the gift. This is part of what helped me make the mental shift.

you yes you

It so easy to get into the comparison game or life is unfair game. The fact is you are who you are and where you’re at and the only thing you can do is work on YOU.  I have friends who can eat brownies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and not gain a pound. So weight is not an issue for them but I bet there are other things they are working on that aren’t an issue for me!

So repeat after me… NO MORE COMPARING.  Every body type is different – short waist, long waist, long legs, shorter legs…….Skinny size 2 jeans may never be in my wardrobe but whatever size I finally land at – You better believe I’m gonna ROCK those jeans!!!!!!!  So can YOU!!!!!!  To help here’s a daily prayer to get you started:

God, I recognize that I am made for more than the vicious cycle of being ruled by food, body image, and comparing myself to others. I am thankful that YOU made my body unique in ways that I can serve You and in ways that turn my reliance upon You.  I need to eat to live, not live to eat. So I keep asking for Your wisdom to know what to eat and Your indwelling power to walk away from things and thoughts that are not beneficial for me.

I hope this helps in some way…. You’re not meant to go through this alone. Support is a key and critical factor to your success. Contact me I’m here to help!

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