90 Day Challenge- Day 23

Posted: February 11, 2014 in 90 day Challenge

weight loss challenge

 

I am going to warn you, I am not taking it lightly today.  You are either going to love me or hate me.  You may even throw your computer, phone, whatever you are using to read this.  I am not taking it lightly anymore.  I am tired of using excuses and teaching my family to be unhealthy.  I want to be a good example not a bad one.  If I would continue to eat like the world thinks we can, then I am not even thinking about my health or the health of my family.  Most women worry about our kids and husband.  Do you want to wake up one day and realize that if you would not have eaten out  or made the unhealthy choices, your husband, child, family member would not be unhealthy and now fighting harder just to keep on living?  So, before you keep reading you may want to take a deep breath and really think about your life.  Are you where you want to be?

stop making excuses

Ok, here we go, don’t forget I warned you!!  Are you still making excuses?  Are you still telling yourself you will just start Monday?  And then suddenly it is Thursday and you decide quickly, “I will start next Monday”?  We all go through trials in our life.  We see the “skinny” women and get mad at them.  We can keep beating ourselves up or we can stop making ourselves depressed and start making ourselves HEALTHY!!  How many times do you even look at yourself in the mirror?  Is it just a handful of times?  Do you avoid the mirror as much as you can because you are not happy by the way you look?  Then, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!  Stop telling yourself you can’t do something!  And stop using the excuse of God loves me the way I am, and so does my spouse.  God wants us to take care of our temple (Our bodies).  Yes, don’t get me wrong God loves you very much, but He wants you to take care of yourself also.  You can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens you! (Philippians 4:13)  Every time you tell yourself you can’t get healthy, you are telling God is not strong enough to change you!!!  Do you want to keep telling God He can’t do something?

start somewhere

It’s time to change.  It’s time to get feeling better, stop beating you up.  Stop looking at your spouse and kids mad, because he/she is eating whatever they want and you can’t.  (FYI-They are not healthy doing that)  Do you really want your kids to do exactly what you are doing?  Can you honestly say you are setting a perfect example for your spouse and kids?  Some of you have teenagers, which means, you do not have a lot of time to teach them to be healthy physically and spiritually.  And then there are little ones who right now look up to you as a hero, Are you teaching them to eat healthy?  Are you teaching them to take time to be in God’s word?  Or, are you letting them pick what they want to eat because you don’t want to hear the arguing, moaning, etc.?  Stop using that as an excuse to make YOUR day better.  Start teaching your kids and yourself to be healthy.

bad day

Start today by setting up a plan.  Get the whole family involved.  Tell them that you want to build a better relationship with God, each other, and yourself.  Ask the kids if there is something they want to change about themselves.  (They may want to eat healthy).  Talk to your spouse first about your personal struggles and ask him/her to help guide you through this.  Ask your spouse to join you.  Make a plan with your spouse of every evening before supper do a bible study to ask God for strength, involve the kids.  Have the kids tell you their thoughts.  I do realize that right away it will be hard to just stop your everyday routine and start eating healthier than you were.  But, slowly change your menu.   Use more vegetables, have a salad with dinner, make water the drink of choice, make the plates with smaller portions, etc.  There are a number of ways to change your menu at home.

dont lose faith

I know you probably want to curse me, and tell yourself “easier said than done”.  But, that is yet another excuse you keep making to yourself.  Stop being so hard on yourself, YOU CAN GET HEALTHY!  YOU CAN HELP YOUR FAMILY GET HEALTHY!  IT STARTS WITH YOU, ARE YOU READY?

Laziness

Philippians 4:13– “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

2 Corinthians 12:9– “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Ephesians 3:16– “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;”

Here are some goals and discussions that can start you on the right track of being a new and IMPROVED HEALTHY FAMILY…

  1. No soda.
  2. More vegetables.
  3. Fruit for breakfast.
  4. During a meal, talk about the reasons for healthy goals.
  5. Talk about how doing healthy activities keeps our body feeling great and growing strong.
  6. Encourage the kids to talk about their ideas about being healthy.
  7. Set a family date and time when you will have “Healthy Goals” night for the family.
  8. Discuss how important each person ideas are to helping the family pick a healthy goal.
  9. Ask each family member to think of healthy goals for the family and one for themselves.
  10. Take a walk with the family after you eat dinner, that doesn’t mean you get back to have ice cream.
  11. Before you go to store make a list of healthy foods (involve family), and just get what is on the list.  Avoid the chips, candy, and cake isles at all costs!! (If the little kids are asking for unhealthy things take time to show them the nutrition facts and explain so they understand).

The most important first step to changing family habits is to keep it positive and include everyone in the discussion.

Happy Goal Setting!!!!

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