I have completed the first week of my new journey. My journey is to turn away from my craving for food and start craving more of God. I must admit, so far it has not been too hard. On December 31st, I drank my last pop. I have replaced it with water. Lots and lots of water! I made the mistake of going to the grocery store while I was hungry, and even though I did buy a few more groceries than were on my list, they were all healthy! I have started eating breakfast every morning. I would always make time to feed the kids, but I used to not make time for breakfast for myself.
What I haven't done so far is make time for exercise. I work 2-4 hours a day typing, homeschool our 4 children, plus all of my other responsibilities as a wife and mother. What are all those reasons for not finding time to exercise? They are just excuses! I usually find time to sit and watch a show or movie with my husband. I usually find time to catch up with friends on Facebook. Why don't I find time to exercise? Well, the answer is simple. I don't like too!
While it has been relatively easy for me to change my eating habits, the same cannot be said for exercising. I have prayed daily that God help me control my eating and I have been at peace with my choices of meals. I have not prayed for the strength and self-control to start exercising. I need to start. I know that it will be all Him, because I just cannot do it.
I weighed in this morning, as I will every Tuesday, and I found that I lost 2 pounds. I was a little disappoint until I really thought about it. I didn't do anything to make that number greater. The weight isn't just going to fall off. I have to put forth effort.
I am not being a good example to my children when I don't show discipline with what I eat. I am not being a good example to my children when I do not take care of the body that God gave me by exercising. I don't want to be a parent that says one thing but demonstrates the exact opposite.
Lord, I pray that you give me the strength, discipline and self-control to take care of the body that you have blessed me with. I pray that I am the role-model you want me to be to the children you have blessed me with.