|Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy.|
In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.
|— Psalm 86:6-7|
Well, it's day 19 and there is 72 hours left of the 21 day to Health and Wellness.
I was reflecting this morning on this experience. This is the Second time to take this journey.
I have found that It has become more natural and not a battle to look for healthier choices when I'm choosing foods. I have no disappointment or regrets when I pass up fried foods or Non nutritional foods i.e. cake, pie, ice cream. I'm actually seeking fresh foods, steamed vegetables... leaner meats. Umm, Still a little hesitancy on the bread thing when in a restaurant. But, I see that I ask for Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil instead of butter. (well, if it's available).
I have found that I have read and prayed more and it's again more natural. I have my bible open and available where I find myself sitting. I seek to read before bed, I'm waking up talking with the Lord.
I have found that my BLog/Journal is almost a habit that I look forward to each day. It centers me for the day and set's me on the right path.
I have found that I speaking the word of God is powerful. When I look at a food or think about eating (when I'm not hungry) Speaking out WORKS. I need God's strength to overcome the habit of feeding my face out of board-um, unhappiness, trying to fill a void. It's crazy but I repeat like I have "tourettes syndrome".. saying It won't satisfy me "only God can satisfy me" over and over or "greater is he in me than he that is in that food" speaking out the day's scripture verse.
I have found that exercise is what strengthens me when it comes to making healthy food choices. I have no desire after a work out to eat unhealthy foods. In fact it repulses me.
But, I have found that I have to MAKE time, Make exercise a priority. Find opportunities to MOVE. Even if it's doing squats while waiting for my coffee to drip into my cup!
I have found that changing my behaviors and patterns that I've had for 30++ years will take more than 21 days. It'll take several 21 days.
I have found that I feel so much healthier and FREE from the bondage of bad habits. (eating unhealthy foods and not exercising and not spending Time with my Savior)
I have found me.
I pray that you have learned and discovered new truths in this journey and will make a I’m cross and follow HIM, Body, Mind and Spirit.
Salute! To your Health and Wellness.
I’m off and riding. Soon I’ll be on the Big Girl Bike!