Making Small Changes

  

Love the quote that I found on Pinterest above. “Small changes can make a big difference.” It applies to everything. Fitness, Spiritual, Mental, Family, Friends, and life in general.

Here are some small changes that I’ve been making lately in regards to fitness.

– Trying to eat “cleaner”. Cleaner than I was, and healthier choices for myself and my family. 

– Drinking smoothie/meal replacement shakes at least one to two times each day. I add in fruit, almonds, and  use ice and water to slash calories (plus I don’t like milk.. Unless it’s in ice cream form). Make sure that it’s a healthy protein powder that you are adding in or that is in the shake mix of your choice. Read and study the ingredients. 

– I’m choosing to cook more fish and lean meat and lots more veggies and salads. 

– I drink at least half my body weight in ounces of water. Having a cute insulated cup helps too. Just saying. Keeps it cold and makes it easy to grab and go. No sugary drinks. I’m still drinking my coffee and using a creamer. Small changes though. One day I’ll be there.

– I’ve learned to stop beating myself up when I give in and eat that piece of cake. I just pick back up and keep moving forward. And I keep in mind that when I eat bad that I really do feel bad. I notice it more now than before… the effects of the food that I fuel my body with. 

– I’m reminding myself of how much better I feel mentally since choosing to workout every day. It’s truly helped with grief and sadness that comes after the loss of a loved one. 

– Thinking before saying YES to every single thing that I’m asked to do, lead, and help with. Resting in the fact that not every assignment that I’m asked to help with is necessary or an assignment from God. I am learning to say no when necessary without being guilted in to saying yes. It’s ok to say no thank you, I’m not feeling called to that. Remember that you can’t do everything and do it well. Choose a couple of things and do those really well. Most importantly, pray first and then respond when HE gives you the answer you feel in your soul. You’ll know. You’ll have a peace about it if you’ve truly been in prayer and have been seeking God.

– Living each day intentionally seeking God in everything. Resting in the hope that even though many in this world and nation reject God, that our hope lies in the reality that GOD IS SOVEREIGN and He has already won. And He is the same God as he was yesterday, is today, and will be tomorrow. And choosing to stand firm in who God calls me to be as his child. Shining a light .. The Light so that others will see Him in me. And when I fail, resting in HIS grace and mercy and repenting and turning and chasing hard after God. He is all that matters. He is hope, peace, joy, and LIFE!

Small changes really can make a big difference. Just remember that when you feel like giving up or going back to an old habit, look how far you’ve come. Don’t regress. Keep persevering. One foot in front of the other. One second at a time. 

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.”    ~‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:24-27‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Until Next Time,

Heather

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