One bite at a time.

I guess I should not be talking about eating an elephant if I’m trying to lose weight and get back in shape?! But I heard this question this week as it relates to being overwhelmed by a project or task. I become paralyzed at times, when I look at tasks like our laundry or switching out all of my kids’ clothes for different seasons. Or seeing photos of myself when I was leaner, and trying to make healthy choices to get back to where I felt and looked my best. It’s a journey. And I can’t beat myself up everyday. It’s not good for my mental state and it’s not moving me any closer to my goals!

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I took this photo earlier this week. It actually surprised me to see my arms still have some definition. I remember on my journey a couple of years ago, I always focused on my so-called “trouble” areas. I didn’t pay any attention at all to the parts of my body that looked lean and muscular. And even looking back now, I realize my “trouble areas” actually looked pretty good. If only I had realized it at the time and just been content. I am not going to make that mistake again. And I want to encourage you to learn from my mistake, too.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Find something about yourself that you like. It may be your hair or your smile. Maybe it’s your eyes or your nose. Or maybe it’s your toes…thought I would throw a little rhyme in there? I’m starting to sound like Dr. Seuss! Think beyond your physical appearance, too. What character traits make you who you are? Are you patient or kind? Does your life reflect the Fruits of the Spirit? Find something about YOU to be thankful for today. We are, after all, made in the image of God, and we are all unique, so Be-You-tiful!

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

12009790_10204934357745275_9110180783359885663_n (1)This is an image I shared in one of my challenge groups this morning. It’s so easy to focus on our mistakes or our ‘trouble’ areas, overlooking all the healthy choices or being blind to the beautiful person God made us to be. Celebrate your successes. Learn from your mistakes. Be proud of every healthy choice and every step you take towards reaching your goal. And when you slip up or get a little off track, do a u-turn and get going again. I love the support and encouragement of my challenge groups, and how the accountability keeps us all moving forward!

FIRED UP FOR FALL

My mission is to help moms look and feel their best! And I want to help you reach your goals. Let’s get FIRED UP FOR FALL! I have a new challenge group starting on September 28. Message me here for more details on how to join! If the thought of getting back into shape or losing weight paralyzes you or makes you feel overwhelmed at the task, let me come alongside, help you set bite-sized goals and encourage you in your journey.
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