EVERY DAY THERE SEEMS TO BE A NEW AND IMPROVED WAY TO DIET AND TO GET INTO SHAPE.
OUR PRIMARY GOAL SHOULDN'T BE TO GET INTO SHAPE BUT TO SUBMIT THE BODY TO THE MIND IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A LOST CONCEPT -----
AND ACHIEVING DISCIPLINE IN OUR EATING HABITS AND IN OUR EXERCISE IS A SIMPLE MATTER.
WE PLAN ON BRINGING BACK SOME OF THAT SIMPLICITY.
Think of where you are at - and start there.
If you never run - just try and do 30 minutes of walking or running this week.
The key is to do something that takes you a little out of your comfort zone. Just enough to strengthen your will.
Maybe this week...
10 minutes walking/running...
So many start strong but stop after one day.
Make a realistic goal right now:
10 minutes a day, 5, 25...it doesn't matter what it is - just stick to it.
Being consistent is the key to attaining discipline in the body. And in time - you will be unstoppable.
The first few days are going to be awful. And your'e going to come up with every excuse in the book to not stick to your resolution. Don't be afraid. Just get out there and do it. Be fearless. That initial pain is just the beginning of an incredible journey towards real discipline and happiness.
...3 times this week
You've got this.
"I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs."
Jesse Owens, Four Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Do I really need to be eating this right now?
Am I hungry or just bored?
Be honest with yourself - we should eat when we need to not when we want to.
And we always try to justify ourselves for snacking constantly.
Pick your times for eating in advance and stick to them!
Maybe this week...
3 meals a day...
We make these grand resolutions for dieting and it's just unrealistic and we fail so quickly. So be practical.
What is unhealthy eating in your life?
Once you write those things down - just decide to get rid of one of them this week. Not all of them. Just one. Take this one step at a time. Small steps are what lead to good and healthy eating habits.
Nothing is harder than resisting that sugary delight or that extra helping. But always remember that a victory right now will increase your discipline which will increase your ability to live true and faithful in your relationships and in your faith.
Be strong now. It's resisting that temptation in the present that leads to fulfillment in the future.
...and 1 small snack
It's worth it.
It's not about PERFECT. It's about EFFORT. And when you bring that effort EVERY SINGLE DAY, that's where TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS.
THAT'S HOW CHANGE OCCURS.