This challenge is a little bit different because its specific to my needs. So the food is what my body needs to reach my goals. I’m super excited about that! This first week I lost 3 lbs and .3% body fat. Not a huge amount but definitely moving in the right direction.
One of the things I wanted to really focus on this time around was to try to work through some discipline issues so I don’t just gain the weight back. It’s so frustrating to start over! Its much easier to stay on course vs. restarting. I was on a leadership retreat for my church last weekend and felt led to look up discipline in the Bible. I had no idea that self control would be the topic of the sermon on Sunday!
Here are some things I found:
2 Timothy 1:7 “For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline”.
Titus 1:8 (this is in reference to leaders) “Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined”
One of the things that kept coming to mind as I read these and other verses was that not only am I called to be self-disciplined, but I’m called to not be enslaved to anything. In Matthew 6 the Bible talks bout how we cannot serve two masters. I believe it. The amount of time I think about food, what I’ll eat next. Or how often I don’t want to spend money but end up at Starbucks getting an iced coffee. Again. Or the amount of time I think about what I’ll wear, or be disappointed if I don’t look the way I want in it. I’m enslaved.
So heres to 11 more weeks! I’ve been sore from all the lifting but super happy to be back at it consistently.