I am FINALLY realizing now that the only way for all of this to stick with me- healthy eating, exercise, less stress- is to get my heart right. I’ve been a serial dieter for almost 30 years AND I’ve failed every time. For the first time in my life, I’m seeing how all these areas fit together- my eating, my dealing with stress, my exercise fatigue and injury. I’m motivated to stay the course- not to reach a certain size, not to look like a fitness model, but to be whole, to live freely, and to be healthy to glorify God.
God wants to redeem and set me free from my past struggles with food and exercise. He wants me healthy, fit, and strong so I can serve Him, love my family, and live a full life. It’s been life changing for me. I want to fill my life with good and beneficial things. God is changing me to yearn for His best for my life.