Day One

Today is day one. The day that I take back control of my health. 

Since my vacation, I have been more lenient with my diet. I’ve allowed more treats and more dairy than I normally consume. This morning, my stomach is not feeling well, my skin is broke out, and my whole body feels swollen. As I sit here and type this, I wonder why I did this to myself. 

Why do we eat foods that harm us? The immediate gratification is certainly not worth the days and weeks of pain, and yet I find myself right back here again. Even though I vowed to never be here again. 

Our flesh is weak. It will always choose the easier, most desirable choice. And sometimes it will even sneak the I-don’t-care lies into our heads. That kind of thoughts is dangerous because they provide us with an excuse for our behavior. In order to get back on the right track, I have to be clear about my intentions. 

Why do I need to eat better?

When you fuel your body with healthy, nutritious food then you will feel better. You will have more energy, your thoughts will be better, you will have less inflammation and less pain. Don’t help the enemy destroy you. You are stronger than your cravings. You deserve better than you are giving yourself. Remember…when you eat bad you feel bad. 

I am going to put this where I can see it. Every time that I start to make an unhealthy choice, I’m going to read this reminder. God gave me this beautiful life and I want to enjoy it. Getting sucked into the cycle of pain is not enjoying my life. It is surviving. I want to do more with my life, however, than merely surviving from one day to the next. 

So today I am going to start a new exercise routine, eat healthier foods, and let my actions mirror my intentions. When it gets hard and I want to quit and resort back to my old ways, I am going to remind myself that I am a child of the King. My God will help me with all things.

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Love and blessings, 


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