Well hello strangers! How are you doing??? I know it’s been a long time since we have last spoken to each other, but I kind of felt like I needed a bit of a break from blogging. I followed my favorites, sometimes commenting, sometimes not, but I tried to keep up with everyone while I took this break.
After being pretty sick a week ago, I just wanted to catch up on life. It’s been super busy at work and after working out when I get home getting back on the computer wasn’t something that I really wanted to do.
One of the things that has happened since we last spoke was the ending of the 31 Days of Gratitude Challenge. I can’t tell you how much this challenge put things into perspective for me. I feel very renewed physically and spiritually. Looking at old relationships and being excited about new ones. I just feel so grateful for the things and people that I have in my life. Life really is beautiful!
I am continuing my journey with Made to Crave and just find the book so helpful. Here are a few more things that have stuck out to me and brought my focus back to my relationship with Christ:
- Yes, eating healthy and exercising get out bodies into better shape, but we are never supposed to get the satisfaction our souls desire from our looks (pg 82)
- I’ve found my beautiful. And I like my beautiful. (pg 83)
- But if I allowed my brain to park in a place of dissatisfaction about any part of my body, it would give Satan just enough room to move in with his lie that strips me of motivation: Your body is never going to look the way you want it to look, so why sacrifice so much? (pg 83)
- The world has sold us women a bill of goods that to be good we have to be skinny. (pg 88)
- When it comes to my body, I can’t live with divided loyalties. I can either be loyal to honoring the Lord with my body or loyal to my cravings , desires, and my excuses for not exercising. (pg 91)
- How many times have I claimed to be a woman of faith, but rarely lived a life requiring faith? (pg 90)
- In a spiritual sense, when I’m not taking care of my body, I feel much more weighed down by my stress and problems. I have less energy to serve God and more thorny emotions to wade through when processing life. (pg 93)
It’s just opened my eyes so much in how connected living a healthy lifestyle and my relationship with Christ are intertwined.
One slice of toast with one egg, turkey sausage and spinach.
I’m currently on my lunch break in the parking lot of McDonald’s…. What in the world did we do without wi-fy????
In other news, I wanted to tell you that I met someone. It’s still in the early stages, but let’s just say that I am pretty smitten with him. His name is Kevin and he is dreamy. The best thing? He loves the Lord!!
Welp, I have to get back to work so I will see you guys later!!