Just do it already!

just do it already

Almost two years ago…

I ran across a fitness group on Facebook, thanks to seeing a post from a sweet gal in a supporting church. I had just had my baby girl and wasn’t exactly pleased with the direction my health was going in. I soon started participating in their “program” and over the next several months, my husband and I began to incorporate the program into our family’s health, and saw some decent results.

At this point you may be asking, “Well, what was the program?” It’s simple, actually: cutting out a lot of sugar, eating fruits and veggies, drinking water, and exercising. Actually, I take that back. It was mostly simple, except for the days of detoxing. You see, being addicted to sugar is tough and that’s exactly where I was at. So it was definitely a challenge to cut back on sugar, but the fact of the matter was I knew I was eating way too much sugar, and something had to change. (Ouch!)

You know what’s crazy? Even though I knew better, I’ve actually fallen back into the trap of “It’s ok if I eat ______.” Several times, actually. (Blush) Then I wonder what went wrong when I’m irritable, bloated, moody, and just want to crawl back into bed! Well, duh, Anne. 🙂

The good news is I don’t have to sit there filling my body with not-so-good things and wonder what to do about it. Every time I start heading back in the right direction, it gets easier and I actually enjoy it! I already know what to do, and so it boils down to me giving myself a stern talk and firmly saying, “Just do it already!”

As I was praying about some goals for the New Year, I realized a huge weakness in my spiritual life is fasting. I don’t know why, but fasting has always seemed very intimidating to me; something only super-Christians can do. Since I know that’s ridiculous (where’s that chapter and verse on super-Christians again?!), I’ve had to give myself a stern talk and firmly say, “Just do it already!” I know this isn’t going to be “easy” because it’s been a while since I fasted, but like a sugar detox, I have to go on a flesh detox and tell myself no at times.

2016 – The Year of Just Do It Already! 🙂


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