— Niya Tanielle
Last week I was reminded of something my pastor said once. He said, “How can you expect to fight off the devil, when you can’t fight off a cookie?” Sad, but true. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. If it’s sweet and unhealthy I want it and lots of it. My health kick only lasts a few weeks before I’m back on the bandwagon of cookies and ice cream for dinner.
Unfortunately like many, my interest in eating healthy and exercise depends on what’s going on my life. All of life’s stresses determines if I will be in the gym or wasting money for a membership I never use.
With 2012 right around the corner, I thought about how many people will have the same resolution of “I am going to lose weight and get health this time!”
I look back through the year and I know I’ve said that at least five times and have been losing the same ten to twenty pounds. So what’s the problem? Laziness. I’m motivated to do everything else for others, but when it comes to myself, I’m lazy? I
t’s time to take care of ourselves because in reality we say we “don’t have time”, but when disease hits, we make time for that appointment with the doctor and we make time to take our medications.
God has set a system of prevention in place so we won’t need his healing. There is roughly thirteen weeks left in 2011, I’m committed to making them healthy ones, are you? These links will get you started!
Confession for Discipline and Self Control in Diet and Exercise 10 Reasons to Lose Just 10 lbs. Take Back Your Temple– Healthy Weight Loss God’s Way And when I lose it, I will post my before and after pictures!!! Whether you start now or on January 1, better late than never!
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Hosea 4:6 (NKJV)