April 25, 2013

“We care more about what others think of us than what God thinks of us. We bow down to the image of this world when we continually measure ourselves by the world’s standards of success and beauty.”
-Regina Franklin

When I heard that quote a couple weeks ago at the Women’s Conference at my church I felt my thought process change instantly. Those words have haunted me since then. In the past two months I have changed my habits. I've changed the way I thought about my body and I've changed what I've decided to put into my body as well. My body is important and I want to live a full life. A life full of energy and strength and gratification. I want it to be filled to the brim with happiness. I want to feel light and free.

For a while now I did not feel this way. At the beginning of the New Year I realized I was not living a healthy lifestyle. I would make excuses for the disgusting food I would eat and then wonder why I had no energy to work out. I wasn't ready to make a change but after my 26th Birthday I knew it was time.

Twenty-six. That's young. Too young to feel tired and lazy. Too young to not care. Too young to stop trying. So I made a decision...

If I wanted to have change in my life I was going to need change my heart. I started to think about why I wanted to change. That's when I realized that this change wasn't just for me. It was for my future husband and family. It was to motivate others. I wanted change so I could do His work in a better way. The Lord gave me this body for a reason - to wake up every morning and live for Him in the best way I can. I decided to change.
Change for happiness inside and out.

Since the beginning of this journey I have lost 8-10 pounds depending on the day. I’ve also lost around 10 inches which means my clothes are fitting better and some are even too big now. I didn’t decide to make this change to become skinny. I want to be healthy so it is just the beginning of this journey for me. I am proud of myself for the pounds and inches lost but I am also proud that I want it. I want to stick with this change and make it a lifestyle instead of a race to fit in that white dress. It’s about so much more than that. It’s about a full life & a healthy life all to glorify Him so at the end of the day I can bow down to my Maker. Not myself, this world or the lies that fill it. To Him alone.

1 comment:

Cassie Marshall said...

YOU ROCK!!!! That's such an accomplishment, I hope you're SO proud of yourself!

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