On January 28, 2013, after a long talk (or maybe whiny session) with the Lord about my inability to commit to a workout program that I would actually stick to, the Lord suggested that I make the commitment to Him instead of to the workout. (Wow! Why didn’t I think of that?)
He said if I would also make a commitment to Him to eat healthy, He would help me. No dieting… eating healthy, nutritionally sound meals instead. I was not to weigh myself at all. Why? Because if I lost more weight than I expected I would get careless, and if I lost less than I hoped, I would get discouraged. (He knows me so well!)
I ran across a workout DVD while shopping for something else and, before I even realized what I was doing, tossed it in my cart. (Already had about five others I had tried and didn’t understand why I needed this one, but bought it anyway.) Started it faithfully the very next morning! Cardio and strength training during a “3 Mega Mile” workout. It is so good, and is hard enough that when you are finished you know you have accomplished something. I am stronger, more flexible, feel amazing and I am getting more and more muscle tone every week. I am truly amazed.
Today is April 2, 2013 and I still have not weighed myself, but I have fulfilled, and will continue to fulfill the commitment I made to all the Lord spoke to me that day! Every single day… fully and completely! And I am loving every minute of it, and am overwhelmed at the results of my obedience to Him.
Last week I loaded the trunk of my car with clothes that are now too big for me and took them to the thrift store. Some of them I was trying to get to a size to wear and instead I “skinnied” right past them! I can’t tell you how much weight I have lost… no weighing in is allowed yet, but I will give you just one statistic concerning the effects of eating healthy… I have lost 6 and 1/2 inches off my waist!
I have bought new clothes at the thrift store and spent a lot of time altering those that I didn’t want to part with. I am so thrilled and so very grateful to the Lord for both His instruction and His help. No dieting… just lots of veggies; lots of fruit; small portion of meat (mostly chicken); occassional salad; protein drink after my workout; light yogurt or sugar free pudding; and healthy choice fudgebar as a treat.
Sometimes I just need someone to share with that will celebrate God’s goodness and my blessing with me. Thanks for listening!