Friends, I want you to realize that eating healthy, losing weight, and working out is just as much a Spiritual discipline as it is a physical one. It requires self control, discipline and determination to Renew your mind daily. That means to change the way you think about food, your body and exercise. I know its hard. I have struggled with my weight for years. I don’t want you to give up hope on never being able to lose it!!
I was in a toxic marriage for 17years where I ate my emotions. I quickly gained #125!! I was constantly put down and told I would never lose weight.
I used to have day dreams about myself where I was healthy and I helped other people lose weight. I shared my dreams of wanting to be a personal trainer. I was told, “you cant even help yourself, how can you help anyone else.”
I heard ” your fat, you will never lose weight.”
“you should feel lucky that I still want to come home and have sex with you.” “you’re always going to be the fat girl with a pretty face.”
All these things put me in a downhill spiral filled with extra helping of carbs, cakes, sweet tea and antidepressants. I even started drinking at one point because I was just trying to numb the pain. I fell deeper and deeper into despair.
But deep down I knew I wouldn’t always be fat, deep down I knew I was capable of more. One day I went from saying, “I cant do this anymore.” to…..”I wont do this anymore” And I didn’t!! That was it. I had made up my mind that I would not longer suffer at the hands of someone else’s insecurity.
Every time the enemy whispered lies, God whispered. “your beautiful. You are mine. You belong to me. I have a plan and it is good.”
It has taking me 5 years to feel good about myself again. Am I perfect. NO. Do I still struggle? Yes. Did I lose the weight? YES.
Did I become a Personal Trainer? YES. Did I open my own business and start helping other people lose weight?? YES
God never left me. Those dreams came true and I never gave up. Has it been hard? Heck yes. Am I where I want to be. Heck no. 🙂
But every day we get to wake up to a “do over”. So I want to encourage you, YES YOU CAN…Do anything you set your mind to!! Choose to Co-Labor with God and absolutely ANYTHING is possible!!
#believe #youcandoit #anythingispossiblewithGod #provedmyselfright