I had mentioned in a previous post that I am in a coaching... mentoring... discipleship... call-it-what-you-will program. Basically, trying to have a balance in all areas of my life.
(Okay, it's funny that I am going to talk about this... after my last post has a picture with fried food in it.) I am in the midst of working on my Health Account. Now, health is comprised of many areas... emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical. So, let's talk about balance in my life... the physical is lacking. I knew I would need motivation to start working on this area. I prayed to the Lord... because I thought... basically, I'm okay... I don't really have (denial) to lose weight or get into shape for any reason... I thought... God this has to be about You.
James 1:5 says , "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." Well, He really does! So, two weeks ago, I'm sitting in a Sunday School class based on the book "DNA of Relationships" by Gary Smalley. The book is discussing how we need to have self-care. We need to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." (Mark 12:30)... Heart = Emotional, Soul = Spiritual, Mind = Intellectual, and STRENGTH = Physical... Well, that's it! My Aha! moment... I will "love" or "honor" God with all my strength.
Of course, God doesn't just put us out there without any help... I end up having lunch with my friend, Amy, and I ask how she has successfully been taking off the weight. She mentions SparkPeople.com. I'm curious, so I look it up... and wow! talk about motivation, information, structure (my favorite), and accountability (gotta have it).
I think SparkPeople is so awesome that I didn't feel right about not sharing it with you. Get started at SparkPeople.com. I have not lost any weight yet, but I am already eating healthy and actually took a 10 minute walk yesterday... stop by my SparkPage.
No - I am not making anything to promote SparkPeople.com. I know there are others out there like me who need tools to help them to succeed in areas of their lives... and you know me... anything to encourage you!