Keep on Pushing!

Good Thursday morning! I want to encourage each of you today, do that one thing that you’ve been waiting to do! You know, that thing that deep down excites you but terrifies you all the same ? Imagine your life with that accomplishment and where it will lead you. Each day can be filled with drive and that push to be better than yesterday. Not competition with others….there is room for all of us to succeed WHILE cheering each other on….but to be a better you. 

Take a walk, call an old friend, try a new veggie, tell someone you forgive them. 

I encourage you to open your eyes today, see the forest, not the tree in front of you and be open to the goodness that surrounds you. 

One thing this journey that I have been traveling has taught me is to push forward even on the hard days. 

Healthy food choices have become second nature. But, learning how to direct my thoughts and reactions (that once created binge/stress eating) continues to push me to work hard. As tough as that may sound, I’m thankful for where I am. It’s teaching me so much about myself, and WHO to turn to, instead of what. 

“Psalm 25:51 ~ My hope is in you”

God, I seek You today. 

Let this encourage you today, take a baby step to be a better you. Remember your why (which will be different for each of us) and push! Go for it, Thursday will come and go regardless, so make it a good one!

? love you all! 

Discover your Why

Why… have you ever truly considered your why?  This word compels me daily. At the beginning of my health journey my why was tied to the way I felt. Sick and tired. I can say I have truly grown during this process and my why may appear different than in the early days, although I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s changed, more like it has grown. I am going to be very vulnerable here, sharing my heart, in hopes to inspire someone or even as my personal motivation for today. 

Top 5 List of “My Why”

*Health – not only physical but emotional as well. I have done some real soul searching as to why I chose bad foods or over indulging, that got me in the place I was just over a year ago. I’ve learned that turning to food is not the answer, which leads me to my next reason…

*Obedience – for me, this became a real thing. God gave me this body, His temple. Who was I to slowly destroy it with my selfish desires? 

*Energy – I truly wanted to feel good. The kind of feel good that compelled me to jump out of bed, ready to face the day. The kind that allows me to not only be able to climb the stairs in my house (which my hips were in such bad shape, I couldn’t) but the kind where I can work out daily and have energy to tackle each day. 

*Excitement – it’s actually fun to eat well. Clean eating has opened my mind to new recipes. As I shop for groceries, and I walk into the produce section…I’m actually almost giddy. I see so many possibilities and the food y’all….the colors, who wouldn’t be excited about just how pretty they are?!? ? I’m definitely a foodie, but I’ve learned to turn my focus to healthy options. 

*Knowledge – I am learning daily! How to eat, why I eat, what to eat. Food is fuel, it is not my comfort. For years I turned to food when happy, sad, stressed or bored. It was my go to. I’m learning to turn to other things and remember food is fuel. It’s the energy my body needs, not the source of contentment that once filled me. 

This is the hard one. Choosing good food is easy, choosing how to eat it is still a daily choice. Whether I binge on Doritos or grapes, binging had to stop.  This is where I’m so thankful for a Heavenly Father that shows grace and gives me new strength daily. 

Each day we are given so many choices. 

How we eat, the way we react to situations and how we ultimately love ourselves. 

I’m grateful for this. I’m grateful for grace.

I want to encourage you today, think about your WHY. 

It can be life changing.